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Diddymen   
13 minutes ago, Bob Singleton said:

100% out for tomorrow: Chilwell, Kanté, Kovacic & Chalobah

Everyone else available

dont understand why nobody asks why its such a long lay off for Kova?!

I guess its going to be RLC and Jorgi in the middle

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17 minutes ago, Diddymen said:

dont understand why nobody asks why its such a long lay off for Kova?!

I guess its going to be RLC and Jorgi in the middle

Tuchel has said in previous press conferences that he's not going to make pronouncements on how long a player may be out... he's happy to confirm who is and isn't available for the next game, but that's as far as it goes. Over the last few months the first question has been about who is injured and who is available, and the following questions about other matters, because they know given the 15 minutes they're allocated, it's pointless asking questions that'll just elicit blank responses.

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asvaberg   
29 minutes ago, Bob Singleton said:

100% out for tomorrow: Chilwell, Kanté, Kovacic & Chalobah

Everyone else available

I will have to do a change then:

                   Mendy

       Azpi - Silva - Rüdiger

James                          Alonso

   RLC - Jorginho - Mount

       Havertz - Lukaku

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30 minutes ago, Diddymen said:

dont understand why nobody asks why its such a long lay off for Kova?!

I think TT has surgically attached a pole to his neck and down his back and has got him running around with his head up for 2 more months  (the summer training worked pretty well:  1 goal 5 assists in 8 appearances vs 1 goal and 6 assists in 3 seasons).

More seriously  I think most players injured before Christmas automatically gets a 1 month rest followed by high intensive training, much like pre-season, to get them ready for the remainder of the season.

 

In 3 months, October, November, December, I'd say our only big match was Juve at home.   Kante and jorginho started (though Kante came off after 35 and Jorginho at 75 when the game was won).  That is 1 key game out of 20

December is tough - in that we have 9 games.  But no big opponents and it includes Zenit in CL and Brentford in LC.  RLC will be absolutely exhausted by Christmas.

Sharp end of the season begins January :  first 3 games are Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs.  Then it is last 16 CL from mid-Feb.

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VA96   
44 minutes ago, Diddymen said:

dont understand why nobody asks why its such a long lay off for Kova?!

I guess its going to be RLC and Jorgi in the middle

Think I've found your Twitter Diddymen haha 

 

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Based on availability (and presuming everyone who isn't out is actually fit to start), this is who I would pick:

 

Mendy

Christensen - Silva - Rudiger

James - Jorginho - Mount - Pulisic

CHO - Lukaku - Ziyech

Subs: Kepa, Azpi, Sarr, Alonso, RLC, Barkley, Saul, Havertz, Werner

 

This isn't the team I expect to play though, I think Alonso, RLC and Havertz will start ahead of Pulisic, Ziyech and Lukaku.

I really hope Lukaku plays though and finds the net, we need him to start banging in the goals asap.

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