February
23

Saturday Duguout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

Gameweek 27 gets off to a potentially inauspicious start as Fulham pay host to Stoke City at the Cottage. Having been robbed of Premier League action last Saturday, today’s opener isn’t perhaps our fixture of choice, with both sides struggling for form. The Potters turn up with just one win in their last seven, whilst Martin Jol’s side have scored in just one of their last four. We’re hoping for goals and entertainment; we fear a 0-0 battle of attrition.

Our Dugout Discussion Chatroom is now open to collect you real-time reactions to this game and Saturday’s other five fixtures.

The team news from the Cottage finds Martin Jol able to welcome back Sascha Riether after he missed the 0-0 draw against Norwich through illness. Giorgos Karagounis and Ashkan Dejagah also earn starts in midfield as Emmanuel Frimpong and Hugo Rodallega drop out, the latter earning a place on the bench. Visitors Stoke make two changes – both significant. As we expected, Marc Wilson, the much publicised 3.9 prospect, returns at left-back with Andy Wilkinson making way. Geoff Cameron is the other popular Fantasy pick to reappear: the American international is given a midfield berth on the right with Michael Kightly making way.

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  1. Just put out my team for next week, and it looks so good. Got to be a good one at least.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Scharner. Cheers for that seal of approval, the clincher. ;-)

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  2. Sorry if im massively out of the loop - but with utd, city, wigan and west ham not playing in week 29 - does that mean there will be double gameweeks for those 4 and if so when?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Unknown.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  3. taking a -4 hit but bringing in the lukaku was good. he will net 3 bps this week too

    29 with demel, the mighty clyne, monkey bale, puncheon and noble to play

    next week is key with the magical gameweek 29 yet to come.

    sitting top of my head to head and all my private leagues pretty much, looking good.

    mingerz
    demel clyne martin evra
    monkeybale noble puncheon walcott
    lukaku rvp

    held on to suarez, michu and davies,B on the bench this week

    next week could have lukaku (inel) and rvp (rested) benched . prob swap wilson for demel

    • 1 year, 10 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
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
Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Pieters STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

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