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Saturday Dugout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Akers

We’ve only about two hours of Premier League football today, but with 14 teams in action it may well prove eventful. The Dugout Discussion opens it’s doors as team news from today’s seven games roll in…

Aston Villa XI: Given, Lichaj, Collins, Baker, Warnock, Gardner, Herd, Agbonlahor, Ireland, Bannan, Weimann.

Chelsea XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Sturridge, Mata, Kalou, Torres.

Alex McCleish makes a total of six changes from last weeks defeat at Arsenal, and Gary Cahill drops to the bench for Chelsea.

Everton XI: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines, Osman, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Jelavic.

West Brom XI: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Andrews, Scharner, Tchoyi, Long, Odemwingie.

Tony Hibbert and Phil Jagielka come in for Everton, replacing Phil Neville and Johnny Heitinga.

Fulham XI: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, John Arne Riise, Murphy, Dembele, Ruiz, Dempsey, Duff, Pogrebnyak

Norwich XI: Ruddy, Ward, Whitbread, Ryan Bennett, Martin, Naughton, Fox, Surman, Howson, Hoolahan, Morison.

Danny Murphy and Bryan Ruiz return to the starting line-up for Martin Jol’s Fulham, whilst Norwich look set to play five at the back.

Man City XI: Hart, Richards, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, De Jong, Toure Yaya, Silva, Balotelli, Dzeko.

Sunderland XI: Mignolet, Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Colback, Larsson, Gardner, Cattermole, McClean, Sessegnon, Bendtner.

Vincent Kompany is back for Roberto Mancini’s side, and Matt Kilgallon and Jack Colback come in for the Black Cats.

QPR XI: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Barton, Diakite, Derry, Taarabt, Mackie, Zamora.

Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Rosicky, van Persie.

Laurent Koscielny is fit for the Gooners, and Aaron Ramsey replaces Gervinho. The hosts are without the suspended Djibril Cisse, and in comes Joey Barton.

Wigan XI: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Moses, Di Santo, Maloney.

Stoke XI: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Pennant, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Crouch, Walters.

Victor Moses is passed fit and starts for the home side, and Jermain Pennant in for Cameron Jerome is the only change for Stoke.

Wolves XI: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Davis, Edwards, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher.

Bolton XI: Bogdan, Ricketts, Ream, Wheater, Alonso, Miyaichi, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Klasnic, Ngog.

Slyvain Ebanks-Blake is prefered to Kevin Doyle for Wolves and Ivan Klasnic starts up front alongside David Ngog for the visitors.

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  1. GW 32 and GW 33 in the space of 3 days. I am lovin it.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. Need to dump Silva and get someone in who plays in GW34.

    Sessegnon a good bet? Seems he played well again today

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. New Post!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. 13 points from 5.. :/ My GW looked good 4 hours ago!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. Just planned my transfers for the rest of the season

    32: Shotton to evans (Has to be done been put off for some time)

    33: Nothing (Save the transfer)

    34: Kelly Demps Simps to Mcauley Verm Sess (Gives me 11 for the week)

    35: Nothing (Save the transfer)

    36: Roon Verm to Torres and Terry (Gives me, Suarez Skrtel Bale Terry and Torres with doubles)

    37: Torres to Yak (Fancy him for the relegation scrap)

    38: Torres to Ballo (Nice home game potentially for the title)

    What do we think about that plan, anything I have missed?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Last one is meant to be Suarez to Ballo.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. You can't plan these things in advance. Things like injuries, teams going in and out of form, players start to perform better than expected and have favourable fixtures, etc.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. Lichaj as captain this week! Yes! ­čśë

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. torressss

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. yes, it's torres time from now on i guess. i've just take him in before his price rise

      • 3 years, 1 month ago

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