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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 2 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 2 months ago

      😆
      They have Coleman , Yaya ,

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    2. Bean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 2 months ago

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

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  2. SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 2 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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  3. have no clue
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Che/Ars gonna be massive next week

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  4. The Bit 0' Red
      2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago

        yes

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    • Bean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 2 months ago

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

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      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 2 months ago

        He needs to take Delph's nuts out first.

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

          Schweaty Balls.. ha, Delphwagon?

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    • boyler
        2 years, 2 months ago

        should I get rid of eriksen or lallana ?

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      • MattysFantasyFooty
          2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago

            Yes, with you one of the main culprits.

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            1. MattysFantasyFooty
                2 years, 2 months ago

                You know how it is 😉

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            2. FACUPARSE
                2 years, 2 months ago

                I'm more worried about tomorrow.

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                1. MattysFantasyFooty
                    2 years, 2 months ago

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

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                    1. FACUPARSE
                        2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago

                            Agreed

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                  • 7shadesofsmoke
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago

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

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                      • MattysFantasyFooty
                          2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago

                              He does that a lot of the time

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                              1. MattysFantasyFooty
                                  2 years, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago

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

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                              • The Bit 0' Red
                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  Azpi & JRod -> Baines & Dzeko

                                  Ivan & JRod -> Baines & Lukaku???

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                                  1. Texas Pete
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    B

                                    purely because of Gametime probabilities

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                                • jdogg
                                    2 years, 2 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    for next week...

                                    Silva & Chester

                                    or

                                    AJ & Zaba

                                    No hits

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                                  • lifes a pitch
                                      2 years, 2 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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