The Dugout Discussion – Saturday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

Saturday continues with five afternoon kick-offs, before Man City see us out with the first of their two Gameweek fixtures in the evening encounter at Goodison.

Before that, Fantasy managers will be focused firmly on Old Trafford, as Ryan Giggs’ continues his tenure as United boss with an intriguing clash with Sunderland. The home side will look to build on the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich last time out, while the Black Cats turn up, scrapping for their Premier League lives and, in Connor Wickham, boasting a striker with five goals in his last three outings.

Elsewhere, both Villa and Hull get their double Gameweeks underway in the midlands, while Newcastle look to halt a slide of five straight defeats at home to relegation threatened Cardiff. Fulham share similar concerns but make the trip to Stoke in hope of furthering their chances of survival. Finally, Swansea take on Southampton at the Liberty Stadium, with Wilfried Bony looking to maintain a scoring streak of four in his last two league matches. Then, City take over with their promising tea-time clash with the Toffees on Merseyside.

Our Twitter feed carries all the news from today’s team sheets, while the Dugout Discussion chatroom remains open to collect your real-time reactions to today’s events.

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  1. Don't think I've seen ALL the major captaincy options flop out at once like this before. #CurseOfTheArmband

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Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 8:50pm
Player Club Factors
No Change De Gea MUN A, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV B, Vs
No Change Butland STO A, VsX
Up Myhill WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Pantilimon SUN A, VsX
No Change Hennessey CPL C, Rest, £
No Change Gomes WAT B, Inj
No Change Lloris TOT A, Vs
Up Cech ARS B, Vs
No Change Adrián WHM C
No Change Stekelenburg SOT C, VsX
No Change Howard EVE C, Vs
No Change Hart MCI B
Up Schmeichel LEI C, VsX


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 8:50pm
Player Club Factors
Up Moreno LIV B, Vs
No Change Bellerín ARS B, Vs
Up Alderweireld TOT B, Vs
Up Zouma CHE B, Vs
Up Dawson WBA C, Vs
No Change Smalling MUN A, Vs
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest
No Change Coleman EVE B, Vs
No Change van Dijk SOT B, VsX
Up Cresswell WHM C
No Change Dann CPL B
Up Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, Rest, OoP
No Change Janmaat NEW C
No Change Simpson LEI B, VsX, £


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 8:51pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ozil ARS A, Vs
No Change Coutinho LIV A, Vs, Inj
No Change De Bruyne MCI A
Up Barkley EVE A, Vs
No Change Eriksen TOT B, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI B, VsX
No Change Mane SOT B, VsX
Up Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change André Ayew SWA B, VsX
Up Bolasie CPL B
Down Deulofeu EVE A, Vs
Up King BOU B, VsX, OoP, £
Up Mata MUN C, Vs
Up Silva MCI C, Inj
No Change Wijnaldum NEW C


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 1:34pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Lukaku EVE A, Vs
No Change Kane TOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI C, Inj
No Change Vardy LEI A, VsX
No Change Ighalo WAT A
Up Pellè SOT C, VsX
Up Martial MUN C, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS A, Rest
No Change Benteke LIV B, Rest
Up Deeney WAT A

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VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
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Gosling BOU 4
Ritchie BOU 4
Cabaye CPL 4
McCarthy EVE 4
Huth LEI 4
Can LIV 4
Clyne LIV 4
Mangala MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Bassong NOR 4
Romeu SOT 4
Adam STO 4
Whelan STO 4
Williams SWA 4
Vertonghen TOT 4
Walker TOT 4
Capoue WAT 4
Nyom WAT 4

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