January
12

The Saturday Surgery

Filed under: Matchday Surgery - Posted by: Mark

With ninety minutes to go before the gate drops down on our Gameweek decision making, there’s likely to be plenty still deliberating the day’s dilemmas. The first of two back-to-back double Gameweeks hands us the potential of strong returns, although we find ourselves somewhat at the mercy of Rafa Benitez: an unenviable position when considering, wildcards, transfers and the captaincy. Our Saturday Surgery Chatroom is now open to offer a crumb of comfort for those seeking real-time feedback for their theories and musings.

The day’s Dugout Discussion follows at 12.30 ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Loftus Road for the early kick-off. The pre-match preamble is looking purposeful on the touchline.

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  1. Any tips? Got the wildcard active.

    Bunn/Bego
    Sagna - Luiz - Clyne (Demel/R.Martin)
    Hazard - Bale - Walcott - Mata (Michu)
    Weimann - Lambert - VP

    Afraid of the rotation risk at Chelsea with Ba/Torres, so going for Hazard and Mata and then swapping Hazard to Nolan and brining Podolski in for Weimann next round.

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  2. Simple problem:

    A) Fellaini and Lambert

    B) Bale and Pogrebnyak

    Which combo is better over the next 7-8 weeks?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Similar problem for me, I'm torn!

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
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  3. Guys, about Wilson. When he comes back, is he nailed on????

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Yes Hellas he is. Don't worry

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
      1. +1. Was fairly sure, needed re-assurance not that up on the injury front.

        • 2 years, 14 days ago
  4. Please help!

    A) Szczesny, Fellaini and Berbatov
    Or
    B) Federici, Bale, Ruiz

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. A for me with the Arsenal DGW coming up.

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
  5. Bench one out of Silva, Walcott, Pucheon?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. silva

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
      1. same my idea atm

        • 2 years, 14 days ago
    2. silva

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
  6. Who to bench????…out of:

    Michu Suarez Cazorla

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Michu

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
    2. Cazorla

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
  7. Good to go?

    Guzan, Jaskelainen
    Evra, Hughes, Martin R, (Clyne, Demel)
    Michu, Mata(c), Bale, Walcott (Kacalin)
    Ba, RVP, Berbatov

    Michu bench for Kacalin??

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  8. On wc but I have a feeling Tevez is about to explode again. I have ba but not sure about game time.. any last minute ideas!!

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Ba for now then Podolski or Suarez

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
    2. Bring Tevez in if you think he'll explode.

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
      1. Exactly - TRUST YOUR OWN INSTINCT

        • 2 years, 14 days ago
    3. Agree with Epic.. Thought you hate Tevez also

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
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    4. Same here. Prob get Podolski for next week, then Tevez back for QPR, then wildcard and decide whether to keep Tevez or sell for Fellaini in a 3-5-2!

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
  9. sidwell to puncheon worth 4point hit?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Not worth it

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
    2. Probably just about.

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
    3. no

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
  10. Are people going with Ba long term, or just for the DGW excitement?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  11. LUIZ (c) FTW

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  12. Bale for Theo or stay put?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Stay.

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
      1. been bit enough by Bale to know better

        stay it is

        • 2 years, 14 days ago
  13. Gibbs (home to Man City) or Zabaleta (away to Arsenal)?

    Hell, the is tough!

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  14. People having benching problems, to them I say I have Carlton 'donkey' Cole. :D

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  15. Begovic or Jaaskelainen for this gameweek?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
    1. Bego

      • 2 years, 14 days ago
      1. He's done well for me so far, just worried about Chelsea's away form, even though Stoke are usually pretty solid.

        • 2 years, 14 days ago
  16. Will Baines play this week!?

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  17. Oh I just realised I am rank 13k wow
    Not going with Ba this week on my WC, time to go back to 60k where I deserve to be i guess.

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  18. Guys do I play-

    Cazorla (MCI) or Ruiz (WIG) ??

    Head is wrecked this week!!

    • 2 years, 14 days ago
  19. hahahahahahahahahahahaha CECH starts

    • 2 years, 14 days ago

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  • Baines
  • Sánchez
  • Hazard
  • Chadli
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  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Bertrand
  • Puncheon
  • Ings

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