Saturday, March 14

Down to the bare bones (and that's just Enner)

Not sure what sort of team we'll be able to put out at the Emirates. Enner Valencia's out after his teacup upset and now James Tomkins has hurt his shoulder in training. Winston Reid is also still injured, Jenkinson isn't allowed to play against Arsenal, and Carroll is crocked for the rest of the season. So it looks like O'Brien, Kouyate, Collins and Cresswell at the back and maybe Amalfitano (who is at least available again after his stupid suspension) and Nolan in midfield. Not sure if Nene is fit to play 90 minutes, but he could be a useful sub to support Sakho. The last time we won at the Emirates Robert Green gave a ten out ten performance, so we might need something similar from Adrian today. Whatever the score we can assume that Allardyce won't be throwing any teacups — the chances of our players injuring themselves on them would be just too great.


Anonymous said...

Surely Demel will be in before O'Brien or is he injured?

mj said...

Meant to say Tomka injured not Tonka although Ray would probably do his hamstring if we asked him to play!

Pete May said...

We could do with Tonka!