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The Dugout Discussion – Saturday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark 42

As the dust settles at the Bridge, our attention now turns to the afternoon’s programme – a set of fixtures brimming with possibilities and points.

The latest assault by the “SAS” will come under major focus in Cardiff, as Brendan Rodgers unleashes his potent strike force on the Bluebird’s defence, with Fantasy managers expecting only one result – goals. Similarly, in the other Merseyside vs Wales clash, Everton begin their double Gameweek with a potentially profitable tie with the struggling Swans. Again, our expectations are high.

There’s also a goal avalanche warning emanating from Man City’s Etihad meeting with Fulham. While Sergio Aguero is absent, there’s been enough investment in David Silva this week to suggest that plenty of us are seeking instant returns from this one.

Hull take on West Brom, Newcastle host Palace and Sunderland make the trip to Norwich in what can be called “lesser encounters” which help to fill in the rest of the day’s double Gameweek scenario.

That all leads up to United’s tea-time rendezvous with the Hammers – a clash that’s been robbed of the talents of Robin van Persie and promises fire, brimstone and grimaces from the grizzled faces of Sam Allardyce and David Moyes. Best viewed from behind the sofa.

Our Twitter feed will present the latest from the day’s teamsheets while the door to our Dugout Discussion chatroom remains ajar for those seeking real-time responses as the action unfolds.

  1. Good to see Sakho got some gametime today.

    • 1 year, 4 days ago

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  • Giroud
  • Aguero
  • Terry
  • Silva
  • Benteke

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 25 Mar, 2015 1:12pm
Player Club Factors
Up Myhill WBA C, £
Up Davis SOT C, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV A, Inj
No Change Courtois CHE C
Up Adrián WHM C, Vs
Down Hart MCI B
Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs, £
Down Ospina ARS B, VsX, Rest, £
Up Howard EVE C, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 26 Mar, 2015 10:29am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Bertrand SOT B, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI C, Vs, £
Up Cresswell WHM C, Vs
Up Alderweireld SOT C, Vs, £
Up Baines EVE B, Vs
Down Dawson WBA B, £, Sus
Down Rose TOT C, Inj, £
Up Dann CPL C
Up Smalling MUN B, Rest
Up Janmaat NEW C, Vs
Up Moreno LIV C, Rest
Down Wilson STO C, Rest, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 24 Mar, 2015 6:46pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Hazard CHE A, Vs
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Coutinho LIV B
Up Sigurdsson SWA C, Vs
Up Downing WHM C, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS C, VsX
Up Mata MUN B, Rest
Down Eriksen TOT C
Up Henderson LIV B, £
Up Bolasie CPL B, Vs, £
Down Phillips QPR C, VsX, £
No Change Ki SWA B, Vs, £
Up Sissoko NEW C, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 24 Mar, 2015 6:59pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kane TOT A
No Change Giroud ARS A, VsX
Up Diego Costa CHE C, Vs, Inj
Down Aguero MCI C, Vs
Up Sakho WHM C, Vs, £
Up Sturridge LIV B, Inj
Down Benteke AVL B, VsX, Inj
Up Lukaku EVE C, Vs, Inj
Down Rooney MUN B
Down Austin QPR B, VsX
Down Berahino WBA B, Vs, Inj, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs

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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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Clark AVL 9
Fábregas CHE 9
Matic CHE 9
Wanyama SOT 9
Bardsley STO 9
Larsson SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Agbonlahor AVL 8
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Naismith EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Henderson LIV 8
Rojo MUN 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Mason TOT 8
Reid WHM 8

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