Team vs West Ham

JAYSTAR

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Most likely tactic with big Carrol in the team is long ball and crosses into the box, which means unfortunately we need height at the back and in midfield.. at least to start. Sub them later in the game?

Vorm
Foyth Sanchez Verts
Trippier Sissoko Dier Rose
GKN Llorente Son​

Sub off Sanchez, Son and Verts around the 60 minute mark and switch to:

Vorm
Trippier Foyth Dier Rose
Winks Dembele
Sissoko Alli GKN
Llorente​

Leaving this team fresh for Man UTD:
Lloris
Toby Sanchez Verts
Winks
Aurier Eriksen Alli Davies
Kane Son​






 

Johnny J

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Within reason, I'd like us to field a strong team. I don't think you can place enough importance on our clubs need to lift a trophy now, it's the one thing we haven't quite managed. This competition represents as good a chance as any other, of not more so.

It's easy to say we need to field kids, but the reality is, if we slide out of this comp early we'll all be sitting here next February watching a team that isn't as good as us lift a trophy in most likelihood, and be cursing it.

Son, Alli, Dier, Davies, Rose, Dembele, Sissoko, id play if available as they have all missed games in recent and should be fresh.
Agreed, it's much much easier to win this than the FA Cup.
 

Johnny J

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Call me a cynic ,but West Ham was a year to the day.Would it have raised to many eyebrows looked to obvious?My bet is Lamela will be on bench for palace.
You've said this before, and I still don't understand what you're cryptically alluding to. What am I missing?
 

StanSpur

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Most likely tactic with big Carrol in the team is long ball and crosses into the box, which means unfortunately we need height at the back and in midfield.. at least to start. Sub them later in the game?

Vorm
Foyth Sanchez Verts
Trippier Sissoko Dier Rose
GKN Llorente Son​

Sub off Sanchez, Son and Verts around the 60 minute mark and switch to:

Vorm
Trippier Foyth Dier Rose
Winks Dembele
Sissoko Alli GKN
Llorente​

Leaving this team fresh for Man UTD:
Lloris
Toby Sanchez Verts
Winks
Aurier Eriksen Alli Davies
Kane Son​
We may want to look at keeping Dier fresh for the weekend. I know we did well without a DM against Liverpool but Utd away may be a different story given their options in midfield and attack. Especially given Wanyama being out and Dembele only just back in training we may need a bit more of a combative force in the middle alongside winks. Other than that I would agree with your starting lineup.
 

dannythomas

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Form
Dier Toby Foyth
Trippier Sissoko Dele Eriksen Rose
Son Llorente

Lloris Aurier Davies Vertonghen Winks GKN Kane

Play the team I suggested and we win that match instead of losing it. You can't take away defensive solidity, creativity in midfield and complain when we lose. I still have the felling that Poch doesn't care much about the domestic cups .
 

JAYSTAR

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I just wish we had been more guarded of the balls into the box strategy.. Toby was not goal side and lost Ogbonna for that goal too.
 
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