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Pre Match - Chelsea - (Anfield South) - F*ck You Count Cup Final - Sat 16:45

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  1. Brizzle

    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    HERE WE FUCKING GO.

    FA Cup Final. Wembley. Chance to win our second cup of the season. Expecting huge crowd advantage in this, like the Carabao.

    I'm expecting a very similar team to the last final, with Thiago in for Fabinho (who should be rested) and Alisson in nets. Wouldn't surprise me to see Konate get a start here too.

    ------------Alisson-------------
    Trent--Matip--Virgil--Robbo
    --------Hendo--Thiago--------
    --------------Keita---------------
    Salah------Mane--------Diaz

    Thiago is going to be well up for this and I'm looking forward to seeing that.

    Chelsea could be without Kante & Jorginho - both currently injury doubts. I guess we'll see who they play/rest against Leeds. Leeds are fighting for their lives and hopefully get Chelsea putting big mileage in their legs.
     
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    i_rushie Very Active Member

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    Alonso also in Tuchel's bad books.
     
  3. Fabio

    Fabio Former mod, consistent c*** Honorary Member

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    Is he? Why?
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Yep has to be that team.

    Jorginho currently out of favour no? Seems to be Kante + Kovatic (who is playing great) and Loftus-Cheek? Hudson-Odoi and Chilwell both defo out for the final.

    Sounds like both Kante & Jorginho will be fit for Saturday :
    May 10: "We are fighting for Jorgi and we're fighting for N’Golo for tomorrow, but it will be close and I don't know if we make it."
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    The car crash of a second half I'd imagine
     
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    That has been downplayed by both I think, and he's back in the good books.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I think Salah would be licking his lips to go 1 on 1 against Alonso on Saturday.
     
  8. Brizzle

    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    He's underperformed against many an inferior LB in recent weeks but with a trophy on the line we need to hope he starts to show his best
     
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    Fabio Former mod, consistent c*** Honorary Member

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    I mean, i'm hoping the joke was intentional
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    I shoehorned that joke in there like he shoehorned his car into a lamp post or whatever
     
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    I would guess that the plan was to play Thiago, Fabinho and Henderson this weekend so if Fabinho is out then Keita will start instead. Can't really see anyone else getting the nod.

    I can see Konate starting ahead of Matip. Happy with either of them to be honest, and it doesn't really matter that much, but I think Konate has played in every FA Cup game and Matip has played in none.
     
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    If fabs cant go, I'd start konate at cb and matip at dm
     
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    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    o_O
     
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    Bonkers!
     
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    The Nomad Very Well-Known Member

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    Not sure the Final is the time to try that.
     
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    He was a DM at Schalke (or whomever let him go on a free) and is clearly able to play a role higher up the field.
    I'd rather
    Hendo - Thiago
    Matip

    than

    Thiago-Keita
    Hendo

    Not because of Hendo but I worry about the defensive steel we would get from Thiago and Keita
     
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    Firmino - Trent
    Matip

    Klopp picking the FA cup final to test this once and for all.
     
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    Wizzy: it was indeed Schalke and yes, he was originally a DM, though he had moved back to CB and made his name there by the time we went in for him.

    Also agree with your MF preference.  Keita did well defensively in Germany but the demands of the Prem in that position are of a different order.  Thiago's defensive play reminds me of Scholes back in the day - he'd do his best, but it really isn't his game and he's likely to be booked for trying too hard.
     
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    Fallon Very Active Member

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    Slight tangent but anybody know the answer to this?;

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61332215

    Frigging idiots don't have it unless getting it right (don't even know if it's an entry error), and it's doing my head in.
     
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    Red rose Well-Known Member

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    I thought Kenny Dalglish but it’s a big X No
     
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