November
18

Just the one game to keep us ticking over today, as Fulham play host to out-of-sorts Sunderland. Plenty will be hoping for another big haul from Dimitar Berbatov after a rare blank from Robin Van Persie at Norwich yesterday. As always, our Dugout Discussion chatroom is now open ahead of the 4pm kick off:

The team news is as follows:

Martin Jol makes three changes from the side that drew 3-3 at Arsenal last Saturday. The alterations all come in midfield, with Damien Duff coming in for Ashkan Dejagah on the right, while Alex Kacaniklic steps in for the injured Kieran Richardson on the opposite flank. Veteran Giorgos Karagounis earns his first league start for the Cottagers – he partners Steve Sidwell in the centre, with Mahamadou Diarra injured and Chris Baird serving a one-match suspension.

Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kacaniklic; Ruiz, Berbatov

For Sunderland, Martin O’Neill makes two alterations from last week’s defeat at Everton. Phil Bardsley has shrugged off a hamstring problem to replace the suspended Craig Gardner at right-back, while Lee Cattermole’s recovery from a knee problem forces a midfield reshuffle. Seb Larsson is moved from the centre to the right, with Adam Johnson shifting to the left, meaning James McClean drops to the bench for the second time in the last three Gameweeks.

Mignolet; Bardsley, Cuellar, O’Shea, Rose; Larsson, Cattermole, Colback, Johnson; Sessegnon, Fletcher.

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  1. Thinking towards next season, I'll have a structure something like:

    4.5 | 4.5
    3 x 4 | 4 | 4 at the back
    4.5 midfielder

    and then fill in the rest accordingly...

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Focus Corrigan, Focus!

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Next season! :shock:

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. AJ.

    I moved 1k up with Berba's 2 points!

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Bego (Schwarz)
    Cameron Cuellar Baines Rafael (Simpson)
    Steling Bale Mata (Morrison, Fellaini)
    Berbs Suarez Fletcher

    0.5 in bank 1FT any advice?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. -4 Baines and Berba >> Cuellar and Suarez. Did it last night. Leaves me with this. Reckon its ok up until xmas WC?

    Bego – Sorenson
    Cuellar – Nelson – Mertesacker - Fonte - Gorkss
    Mata – Cazorla – Fellaini – Nolan – J.McCarthy
    RVP– Tevez – Suarez

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Sweet, wish I could afford that

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. Anyone think Larsson is a viable 5th mid for now until their DGW or is he too expensive for a 5th mid

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Sunderland don't score goals. Their problems haven't magically gone away due to knocking a few goals in against 10 man Fulham you know.

      Was Larsson even involved at all anyway?

      So no, no I don't think he's viable.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. He's on set pieces and pens so I'm hopeful that he will break his duck

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. Some men think that using a moisturiser after you've had a shave is a bit gay - I don't, I just think it makes my legs lovely and soft.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Get to my age and you don't need to shave your legs....

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. I lol'd

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. Those that have Cuellar on the pitch for this gameweek are either:

    a) Very weak in defence
    b) Casuals who forgot to change their team
    c) Geniuses

    There's a fine line between a genius and an idiot.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. I bought for Ivanovic and put him in my first team. Going for C.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. Baps are up. 63 with Nolan and Bego to play tomorrow. Reasonably happy I think

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Reasonably? You're doing well above what your history would predict, so can I have some of your luck please :-D

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. I want more, now I've tasted the big time!!!!!!

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. Slight green arrow +400 places pre-bonus.

    Likely to have a slight red arrow post-bonus, only 4 points for me.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. Begovic/ Krul
    Baines / Cuellar / Wisdom / Cameron /
    Demel
    HBA/ Mata / Bale / Sterling / Fellaini
    Berbatov / Ba / RVP

    Had a stinker this week, been high flying recently so will happily take it on the chin.

    Got two free transfers, 0.5m in bank and willing to mix it up with a possible hit. keeping bale and ba

    Any wacky ideas guys?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  11. The bonus system drives me mad sometimes but I suppose we would moan no matter what, like the days when David Luiz seemed to get 3 bp's for being on the pitch. Suarez was by far, like usual the best player on the pitchfor little reward.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  12. So happy about the decision to keep Hangeland for this week. And to get Cazorla out. Ouch.
    Now, Rafael or Cuellar in?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  13. I wanted to wait for suarez to get a yellow before purchasing him, but now hes gone up 0.3 and i dont want to wait if he goes up again. Is his price set to rise? pls help

    • 1 year, 11 months ago

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No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
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Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
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Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
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Moore LEI 3
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Y Touré MCI 3
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