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Bilic has Koutate decision – likely line-up

KouyateSlaven Bilic looks all set to play the team that snatched a late win against Birkirkara at Upton Park in Malta tonight.

The manager – with no Diafra Sakho available –  is believed ready to trust the eleven that took the first game 1-0 against the Maltese this evening.

Cheik Kouyate (right) has travelled and is likely to come off the bench if required although a couple of days ago coach Julian Dicks revealed he wasn’t fully fit at this stage so an interesting decision is in prospect.

It’s likely to be the same, possibly a tweak, and that Kouyate has travelled is more than interesting.

A source said: “With them having to attack it will open things up a lot more for us and everybody is very confident of finishing the job.”

Here’s the line up that took part at Upton Park:

Adrián, 17 O’Brien, Reid,  Tomkins,  Cresswell,  Amalfitano (Samuelson – 59′ )  Noble  Nolan (Poyet – 79′ ) Jarvis  Zárate  Maiga (Lee – 70′)

Unused subs: Randolph, Collins, Hendrie, Pike.



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One comment on “Bilic has Koutate decision – likely line-up

  1. You have to joking.he can’t play Nolan, he was a disgrace last week. Fat lazy and no content.tonight it’s hot too. It’s a mistake to play him and send slap to those who had to suffer him last week.

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