April
29

Sunday Dugout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Akers

The Dugout Discussion opens this afternoon, hoping for a similar goal glut witnessed in yesterday’s edition. We’ve two games to pour over, with all four clubs with something to play for. Later we’ll be at White Hart Lane where Tottenham continue to chase Champions League qualification against relegation fighting Blackburn. Before that there’s a West London derby at Stamford Bridge, between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers…

Chelsea XI: Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Cole, Mata, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Kalou.

QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Buzsaky, Cisse, Zamora.

As expected, Roberto Di Matteo has tinkered with his line-up ahead of of a huge night in Munich, but somewhat surprisingly there are still starts for the likes of Juan Mata and Frank Lampard.

The visitors name an attacking line-up, with Djibril Cisse partnering Bobby Zamora up front.

The Dugout Discussion chatroom is open – with moderators will be on hand to resolve any issues – and can be accessed right here.

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“Richard or Akers, as he is known, has been regularly haunting this site since July 2008. He is young and foolish, take what he says with a pinch of salt.”

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  1. when i watch the game tomorrow, i'll be supporting city more than any other team who aren't liverpool, ever!

    getting quite excited now

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. +1 Come on City do the scums over ! (No offence ;) )

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
        • 2 years, 5 months ago
        1. Replace scums with champions then :P

          • 2 years, 5 months ago
            • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. my mate's a city season ticket holder, he's a bit nervous to say the least

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
    2. They'll probably win tomorrow and bottle it at Newcastle next week.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Lol, this

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
    3. AP

      I hope you're crying into your tea (in shoreditch).

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. i'm actually in hackney at the weekend to watch the final with a few mates, in a pub called the duke of wellington by haggerston overground station

        pop down and i'll buy you a pint

        of water

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
        1. AP

          No deal. I'm watching it at a mates house with a rabble of Utd and Arsenal fans. 1 Scouser too, there's always one special needs case.

          0-8. #20 incoming. etc etc etc.

          • 2 years, 5 months ago
  2. you know its been a bad GW for defences when your actually happy taiwo isnt coming off bench for taylor!

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
  3. Why are people saying Mata is due more assists, what is the likleyhood of this happening?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. he could get more if he plays well against NEW.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Hopefully he gets rested or sent off against Newcastle. Why are people saying he is due more assists for todays game?

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
        1. A.

          Debatable assist rules. But going by real life assist rules he doesn't deserve any more..

          • 2 years, 5 months ago
          1. What about FPL rules, is he due anymore?

            • 2 years, 5 months ago
            1. A.

              I didn't watch the game, I don't know, but some were claiming he could get two more, if so I think they're very debatable

              • 2 years, 5 months ago
            2. ive seen them given during this season, he passed to sturridge who scored after trying a pass that came back to him. and he sent torres in for 2nd, qpr defended and keeper messed up and torres notched. hope ta god he gets them but its a bit vague wat the rule is on assists.

              • 2 years, 5 months ago
  4. ok a question to all those with McClean and Siggy who are looking to go for one last ride on the Holy train. Which one are you selling, and why?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. not sure what i'm going to do.

      my midfield will be Valencia, Demps, VDV, Pienaar (Siggy).

      where would i fit VM in?

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. good point. That's why I asked to those who owned McClean and Siggy, as if you both, chances are you will be forced to play 1 for those last 2 tricky fixtures, so shifting 1 is easy, it's just which one.

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
    2. Siggy + McClean to Nani + Moses for me!

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. could afford that, but only if I didn't get Rooney

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
    3. A.

      I did own McClean and Siggy, I currently have HBA and Siggy, one of whom probably has to go, Moses or Maloney are very tempting..

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  5. Glad i dont watch MOTD anymore. For the last 3 years Lineker is just encouraging fans to abuse Wenger.

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. either that or he is encouraging Wenger not to yell at and argue with referees...

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Wenger is the only manager that does that?

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
        1. whilst doing albatross impressions, yes.

          • 2 years, 5 months ago
    2. A.

      He doesn't have an anti-Wenger agenda, he is complimentary when they do well, less so when they do poorly, and when Wenger makes some funny hand movements which are aped by a whole Stoke stand there's no reason why he shouldn't make a joke - he's an anchorman defusing tension.

      Next you'll be saying that we shouldn't be laughing at this:
      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=84kKPbxgsCc

      The Stoke fans were out of order booing Ramsey, but aping Wenger is just a bit of a laugh.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  6. mat

    im going to rise to the top of my mini league this week.!!
    first time of the whole season after trailing all the while ..!
    really excited and the average of points gained my rivals are 20+...and im already 62 with 9 DGWS and rooney to play =D

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
  7. Getting Walker in for a hit - very good
    Realising I mustn't have saved my sub changes - very bad

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
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  8. The unspoken rule on hits has been updated...

    - Never take a hit for a defender... Unless they have a DGW.

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. A.

      And if you can accurately predict which ones will score, tell the rest of us poor sods

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  9. Did any one else watch the spurs game? I had bale.vdb. And walker which makes me v happy. But they should have done alot better. They should have scored 5 or 6 so i wouldnt be gettin carried away thinking they will rip bolton a new one. They should still win but id say 1 or 2 nil max if they play like that again. Blackburn hadnt one shot on goal in the whole game. They are shocking

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. mat

      yeah..they were wasteful...could have scored more if their finishing were way better...especially hit the post too many times..its like they have the liverpool post hitting syndrome =P

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  10. What do you guys think about th BPs in the spurs game? Walker 3, Vdv 2, Bale 1?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. yeah probably that the way ......

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  11. What should I do... either Cisse-> Jelavic (my other fowards are RVP and Aguero)

    OR

    Mcclean--> Moses, bench Cisse against City and play Valencia, Bale, Dempsey, Pienaar, Moses

    ???

    • 2 years, 5 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 13 Oct, 2014 9:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Up Howard EVE C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Heaton BRN B, £
Down Begovic STO B

Defenders

Last updated: 13 Oct, 2014 9:24pm
Player Club Factors
Up Baines EVE B, Vs
Up Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
Up Tomkins WHM B, Vs
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Mertesacker ARS C, Vs
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
No Change Moreno LIV C, Vs
Up Robertson HUL A, VsX
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 14 Oct, 2014 9:24am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV B, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT B, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
No Change Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE B, VsX
Up Downing WHM A, £
No Change Chadli TOT A, Inj
No Change Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
No Change Silva MCI B
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
No Change Puncheon CPL B
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Milner MCI B, Rest, £
No Change Moses STO B, Vs, Inj, £

Forwards

Last updated: 13 Oct, 2014 9:20pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, VsX
No Change Pellè SOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
No Change Ulloa LEI A, Vs, £
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
Up Sturridge LIV C, Vs, Inj
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Up Sakho WHM A
Down Adebayor TOT C

Selection Factors

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Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Bardsley STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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