Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Saturday

A busy Saturday afternoon of Premier League action delivers six kick-offs at three o’clock before we head over to Villa Park for this evening’s encounter, with Chelsea seeking to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Bottom placed Fulham will be hoping for a vital three points to drag them out of the relegation mire when Newcastle pay visit, while fellow strugglers Cardiff face a testing trip to Goodison Park, with the Toffees looking to push on into the top six.

Up in the North East, two of the Premier League’s meanest defences – Sunderland and Crystal Palace – square up at the Stadium of Light, while Pepe Mel looks to ease the pressure on his tenure in the Midlands by claiming the points from West Brom’s trip to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea. Norwich are another side scrapping to keep themselves out of the bottom three; they face a daunting test today at St Mary’s, while West Ham will look to cement their mid-table status by claiming the points at the Britannia against Mark Hughes’ Stoke.

As always, you can look to our Twitter feed for news of today’s teamsheets, while our Dugout Discussion chatroom is now open and will accompany you through today’s matches right through until the whistle at this evening’s Villa Park fixture.

Jonty An older Cazorla, younger Rafa Benitez, romeo con-man and occasional Mark Noble lookalike.” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Wild Rover
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Average will be very distorted, dead teams don't make early transfers and take hit fails trying to correct it 😉

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      1. GunsnRoses
          2 years, 3 months ago

          😆
          They have Coleman , Yaya ,

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        • Bean
            2 years, 3 months ago

            yeah, lots of dead teams with Fulham defense, Delph, Odemwingie, Sess, etc..

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        • SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Manone and vlaar sitting on my bench kicking the shit out of captain hindsight.

          Still, 27 no hits with Rvp (c) and Suarez to come should be green no?

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        • have no clue
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Che/Ars gonna be massive next week

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        • Polish and proud
            2 years, 3 months ago

            Is Lukaku still a good option for the DGW??? He is rising again tonight....

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            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 years, 3 months ago

              yes

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          • Bean
              2 years, 3 months ago

              Mourinho: "it's difficult to close the mouth"
              ha.

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              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  2 years, 3 months ago

                  He needs to take Delph's nuts out first.

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                  1. Bean
                      2 years, 3 months ago

                      Schweaty Balls.. ha, Delphwagon?

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                • boyler
                    2 years, 3 months ago

                    should I get rid of eriksen or lallana ?

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                  • MattysFantasyFooty
                      2 years, 3 months ago

                      It will be WW3 on here next week with Chavski Arsenal

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                      1. Mílanista
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 years, 3 months ago

                        Yes, with you one of the main culprits.

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                        1. MattysFantasyFooty
                            2 years, 3 months ago

                            You know how it is 😉

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                        2. FACUPARSE
                            2 years, 3 months ago

                            I'm more worried about tomorrow.

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                            1. MattysFantasyFooty
                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                I suppose Sp*rs always turn the heat on when they play us

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                                1. FACUPARSE
                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                    One game at a time, anything is possible... I think Liverpool will be massive if they win tomorrow

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                                    1. MattysFantasyFooty
                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                        Agreed

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                              • 7shadesofsmoke
                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                  Looking forward to hearing from Mourinho.

                                  I think I felt he was a bit condescending toward Lambert last time 'round and I hope he shows us a little more respect this time.

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                                  1. Grubby
                                      2 years, 3 months ago

                                      just watched the interview after on cnbc. wow! never seen him that angry before

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                                    • MattysFantasyFooty
                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                        He is condescending most of the time in the spurs match he went down the tunnel 30 seconds before the end and shook Sherwood's hand before the end of the game..

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                                        1. Declan-
                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                            He does that a lot of the time

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                                            1. MattysFantasyFooty
                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                It is still very patronizing and he should just wait till the end of the match and be respectful to other managers and teams

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                                        2. lifes a pitch
                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                            Sterling, Rooney, Suarez to go only 24points in the bag, 8 point hit = very weak sauce

                                            how you guys doin?

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                                          • Yome
                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                              Is this midfield OK for the DGW?
                                              Yaya, Silva, Gerrard, Hazard (Noone)

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                                            • Polish and proud
                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                Azpi & JRod -> Baines & Dzeko

                                                Ivan & JRod -> Baines & Lukaku???

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                                                1. Texas Pete
                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                    B

                                                    purely because of Gametime probabilities

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                                                2. jdogg
                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Gonna do snod and lallana to silva and yaya for -4 worth it will give me 9 dgwers
                                                    worth another -4to do chambers to some1up to 5.2 or play azpi /ward?x

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                                                  • Texas Pete
                                                      2 years, 3 months ago

                                                      for next week...

                                                      Silva & Chester

                                                      or

                                                      AJ & Zaba

                                                      No hits

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                                                    • lifes a pitch
                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                        My 1 villa def got the same number of points as my entire playing def's, kind of describes the day.

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