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The Dugout Discussion – Saturday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Jonty

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.

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

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. 😆
      They have Coleman , Yaya ,

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. yeah, lots of dead teams with Fulham defense, Delph, Odemwingie, Sess, etc..

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  2. 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?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  3. Che/Ars gonna be massive next week

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  4. Is Lukaku still a good option for the DGW??? He is rising again tonight....

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  5. Mourinho: "it's difficult to close the mouth"
    ha.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. He needs to take Delph's nuts out first.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Schweaty Balls.. ha, Delphwagon?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  6. should I get rid of eriksen or lallana ?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  7. It will be WW3 on here next week with Chavski Arsenal

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Yes, with you one of the main culprits.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. You know how it is 😉

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. I'm more worried about tomorrow.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. I suppose Sp*rs always turn the heat on when they play us

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. One game at a time, anything is possible... I think Liverpool will be massive if they win tomorrow

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
            • 1 year, 2 months ago
  8. 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.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. just watched the interview after on cnbc. wow! never seen him that angry before

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. 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..

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. He does that a lot of the time

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. It is still very patronizing and he should just wait till the end of the match and be respectful to other managers and teams

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
  9. Sterling, Rooney, Suarez to go only 24points in the bag, 8 point hit = very weak sauce

    how you guys doin?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  10. Is this midfield OK for the DGW?
    Yaya, Silva, Gerrard, Hazard (Noone)

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  11. Azpi & JRod -> Baines & Dzeko

    Ivan & JRod -> Baines & Lukaku???

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. B

      purely because of Gametime probabilities

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  12. 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

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  13. for next week...

    Silva & Chester

    or

    AJ & Zaba

    No hits

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  14. My 1 villa def got the same number of points as my entire playing def's, kind of describes the day.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 37

  • Pantilimon
  • Terry
  • Koscielny
  • Skrtel
  • Cazorla
  • Sánchez
  • Gerrard
  • Sissoko
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Wickham
  • Kolarov
  • Cuadrado
  • Austin

From the Community…

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:10am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, VsX, £
No Change Howard EVE B
No Change Adrián WHM B
Down Harper HUL B, VsX, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:11am
Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest, £
Down Ivanovic CHE C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
No Change Coleman EVE B
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Silva MCI A
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Inj
Down Coutinho LIV C

Forwards

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Benteke AVL B, Vs
Up Murray CPL B, £
Up Gomis SWA B, Inj
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Down Giroud ARS C, Vs
Up Ayoze Pérez NEW B, Inj

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

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