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The Dugout Discussion – Sunday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

The Gameweek continues with a pair of Premier League clashes featuring sides flirting with the top four placings. Southampton and Spurs get things underway at St Mary’s, with just three points separating them in the table. Later this afternoon, Roberto Martinez returns to South Wales, bringing his in-form Everton side to face Michael Laudrup’s Swansea.

The team news from the South Coast brings a few surprises in both lineups as Mauricio Pochettino and Tim Sherwood ring the changes. The Saints make three alterations to the side that won a point at Newcastle as Danny Fox, Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin are drafted in at the expense of Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Pablo Osvaldo; Shaw’s absence is reportedly due to illness.

Spurs make no less than six changes to the lineup that was routed by Liverpool, as Sherwood hands a first league start to Emmanuel Adebayor and recalls Christian Eriksen to his midfield. Danny Rose returns at left-back, with Vlad Chiriches also starting in defence, whilst in the wide roles, Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a return and Erik Lamela is on the opposite flank in what appears to be an attacking 4-4-2.

Our Dugout Discussion chatroom is open to soak up your real-time reactions from this match and today’s late kick-off at Swansea.

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  1. Do I keep Lukaku or bring in Negredo for City cover?

    Both have good fixtures.

    Already have Zaba and Coleman.

  2. Fellas we have a stunning top scorer for whom its WC every week ;)

    1. Seen that. Like 48 transfers

  3. 62479-677868

    Join my SECTOR SIX Head to Head League!
    League start next Week!

    Tnx!

    1. I want to be in sector seven.

  4. Is everyone else considering holding their Jan WC until Aguero returns/very end of January?

    I'm pretty comfortable with my current roster; so I'm not in huge need of it. Aguero will shake my roster to a huge degree.

    1. You also gotta keep this in mind, it could very well be another 4 weeks off

  5. HI GUYS!!

    Please RMT, would really appreciate your opinions!!

    HOWARD (Given)
    COLEMAN, BAKER, GABBIDON (Demel, Collins)
    HAZARD, WALCOTT, CABAYE, BARKLEY (Townsend)
    SUAREZ, ROONEY, NEGREDO

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

    Really want Silva!! But not sure if its worth taking hazard or walcott out??
    Opinions?

    Cheers guys!!

  6. thinking of swapping out ravmo with 1.1m in the bank, who would you go for out of fer, sterling or whitts?

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For Gameweek 35

  • Adrián
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Salah
  • Gerrard
  • Mata
  • Eriksen
  • Suárez
  • Adebayor
  • Aguero
  • Caulker
  • Ramsey
  • Lambert

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Apr, 2014 2:40pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Hart MCI B, Vs
Up Mannone SUN B, Vs, £
Up De Gea MUN C, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS B, Vs
Up Foster WBA B, Vs
Down Cech CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Guzan AVL B
Up Stockdale FUL B, £

Defenders

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Up Terry CHE A
Up Demichelis MCI B, Vs
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
Up Kaboul TOT B
No Change Alonso SUN B, Vs, OoP, £
Down Skrtel LIV A
No Change Vlaar AVL C, £
Down Coleman EVE B, VsX
Up Ridgewell WBA C, Vs, OoP, £
Up Caulker CAR A
Up Heitinga FUL B, £

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Last updated: 20 Apr, 2014 7:29pm
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Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Mata MUN A, Vs
Up Ramsey ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A, £
Up Nasri MCI B, Vs
Down Gerrard LIV A
Down Lallana SOT B
Down Silva MCI C, Vs, Inj
No Change Johnson SUN C, Vs
Up Amalfitano WBA A, Vs, £

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Last updated: 20 Apr, 2014 7:29pm
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No Change Suárez LIV A
Up Aguero MCI C, Vs
Up Rooney MUN A, Vs
Down Adebayor TOT B
No Change Dzeko MCI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Podolski ARS A, Vs
Up Wickham SUN A, Vs, £
Up Bony SWA A
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
No Change Rodallega FUL B, £

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