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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.

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
    1. Scharner. Cheers for that seal of approval, the clincher. 😉

      • 2 years, 11 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?

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
    1. Unknown.

      • 2 years, 11 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

    • 2 years, 11 months ago

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Up Hennessey CPL C, Vs, £
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Up Schmeichel LEI A
Up Forster SOT A
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA A
No Change Boruc BOU B
No Change De Gea MUN B
No Change Cech ARS B, VsX
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Up van Dijk SOT A
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Up Dann CPL C, Vs
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Up Williams SWA A
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Down Alderweireld TOT B
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No Change Van Aanholt SUN A, VsX
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No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Roberto Firmino LIV A, Vs, OoP
Up Dele Alli TOT A, Inj
Up Barkley EVE C, Vs
Up André Ayew SWA A, OoP
Up Eriksen TOT A
Down Ozil ARS C, VsX
No Change Mahrez LEI C, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS C, VsX, Inj
Up Antonio WHM A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Willian CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Wijnaldum NEW B
Down Arnautovic STO C, Vs, Inj
Up Silva MCI C
No Change Johnson SUN B, VsX

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No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Kane TOT B
Up Vardy LEI C
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
No Change Ighalo WAT C, VsX
Up Rooney MUN A
Down Lukaku EVE C, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS B, VsX, Rest
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Lucas LIV 8
Jones SUN 8
Yacob WBA 8
Byram WHM 8
Westwood AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Huth LEI 7
Can LIV 7
Mangala MCI 7
Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
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