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Rotation?

Will Mr Emery change the team, and what options does he have?

The first obvious change on Monday will be no Sokratis, who has a 2 game suspension. This could also lead to a change of formation, going to a back 4.
Mustafi is likely to come in either way.
Going to a back 4 would allow Kolasinac to be rested, although options at right back are less clear. However, there is some concern that Koscielny may also be rested ahead of Napoli, so Mustafi and Monreal CB is a possibility.

Lucas Torreira has missed a few games recently so he should be available to start both games. Xhaka's fitness remains in doubt, so Guendouzi could be expected to start on Monday. Elneny remains an option.

The front 4 is where I expect to see the most changes. Iwobi and Mkhitaryan are likely to start, imo. Ozil and/or Ramsey could sit it out - and there is even the possibility Denis Suarez may start (!!)
Would expect only one of Auba and Laca to start this one.

Would guess vs Watford
Leno, AMN, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette

vs Napoli (injuries permitting)
Cech, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, AMN, Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Lacazette, Aubameyang

This is the week where Mr Emery will earn his money. It is essential we keep our challenge for the Europa and 3rd going, and it requires two away performances from this squad.


posted on 14/4/19

Both are "must wins" and not winning is completely unacceptable. (obviously we don't need to win the individual Napoli game, just see off the tie).

posted on 14/4/19

We've seen so many sluggish away performances this season, hopefully this rotation of players will mean our team shows some much-needed extra energy in the next two games

posted on 14/4/19

Play the best possible line-ups and make changes if possible.

posted on 14/4/19

comment by Gunnerthru (U6675)
posted 20 minutes ago
Play the best possible line-ups and make changes if possible.
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That is subjective though. I would say that if it is a back 4 then the best XI would have to include two attackers in wide positions - which probably means Iwobi and Mkhitaryan.
If it is a back 3 then you are either looking at a front 2, or have Ramsey and one other in behind the striker.

posted on 14/4/19

Really don't want to see Guendouzi in Mf against Watford who I think haven't lost a home game since Boxing Day

Emery has got issues with his team selections away from home. Same manager who didn't win a single away game in his last season at Seville

Play the strongest possible team

posted on 14/4/19

DJ the fat clown 🤡 with another non-starter of an article

posted on 14/4/19

Godfather the nonce with another nonce comment. Go fack some kids you absolutely vile old spunkbucket caaaant.

posted on 14/4/19

comment by Castor Troy (U8700)
posted 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
Really don't want to see Guendouzi in Mf against Watford who I think haven't lost a home game since Boxing Day

Emery has got issues with his team selections away from home. Same manager who didn't win a single away game in his last season at Seville

Play the strongest possible team
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Too high a chance of injury in this one. Watford are going to kick players all game, thugging it up as usual. Strongest team could well see us go out of europe and struggle the last three because Watford crocked everyone. Got to select a side which leaves us the best chance at healthy starters for the remaining games after Watford. It's a really bad idea to give Deeney & Co too big a chance to derail the whole season with a few well placed kicks or stomps. Which is exactly what they'll be out to do tomorrow night.

posted on 15/4/19

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 17 hours, 17 minutes ago
Godfather the nonce with another nonce comment. Go fack some kids you absolutely vile old spunkbucket caaaant.
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Never thought i'd see the day DJ would resort to "nonce" insults like a teenager who watches Dapper laughs. Well at truly rattled, my work here is done

posted on 15/4/19

Rattled
There is no point talking to you like an adult, you are mentally challenged. Have to go to a level you understand.

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