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No injuries so here’s the team we want to see

Bilic 600x400Slaven Bilic is this week in a position for the first time in ages to pick his first team.

Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke has reported that “we have no injuries for the moment ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture at West Bromwich Albion.”
And barring any accidents in training that means the boss will be able to show his hand at West Brom where we can expect an attacking formation as the Irons continue to mount their assault on Europe.
Vandenbroucke said: “Since my last update a week ago, we have won an important home match against Watford and, from a medical point of view, we came through the game with no serious injury concerns other than the usual bumps and bruises.Everybody took two days off to rest immediately after the Watford game. The players then returned to training on Saturday and we have preparing for West Brom.”

So the guessing game on Slav’s selection start and here’s the team we would like to see:
Adrian; Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Antonio, Noble, Kouyate,  Payet, Carroll, Sakho

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22 comments on “No injuries so here’s the team we want to see

  1. That team looks good, with Tomks at right back allowing Antonio the freedom at last to scare the life out of the opposition, but a team without Lanzini brings tears to the eyes. blub lol

  2. Looks pretty good!
    I like the idea of starting out with 2 strikers, and using a presumable 4-3-3 formation.
    COYI

  3. Good news… anyway, I’d prefer Ginge instead of Reid and Lanzini instead of Carroll, but I understand that the “unplayable” and “undstoppable” Andy is untouchable right now… and so it’s fine, Slav, you can have my blessing… lol 😀

  4. Lanzini for me must start instead of Tomkins,
    And agree Ginge would be better against WBA
    To late now to stop our attacking game,
    But if he picks the team Hugh has picked I will not be unhappy with 3 at the back and 2 wing backs,
    Shame Obiang and Lanzini can’t fit but even these ref seem to be able to count ( use calculator or 4th official )
    Wonder how many bad decisions we will have go against us this game

    • You would play Lanzini as right back???? And Ginge instead of ??? Reid or Oggy?
      4 at the back for me – Tomkins, Reid, Oggy and Cresswell, 2 holding mids – Noble and Kayoute, 3 attacking mids – Payet, Lanzini and Antoniou with Sakho up top. Would bring Carroll on to batter the defense mid way through second half. If we are comfortable then go 3-2-3-2 (3-1-4-2) and take either of the 5 midfielders off, depending on who is having a bad (or not so good) game. Must win game to keep the pressure on United and Liverpool. COYI

  5. Time for Collins to return, it’s no coincidence that we’ve conceded twice as many goals recently without him involved. I’d possibly think about giving Antonio a rest for Lanzini, this game could call for a workman like performance though. WBA won’t be easy, they’re no mugs and at last the two teams to dent Spuds title hopes meet up. 2-1 Irons!!

  6. Our best central defence pairing is OgBonna and Collins. Cresswell LB and Tonks RB. Noble and Kouyate holding mid Antoni right wing Payet controlling central attack with Lanzini on the left. I actually think Carroll has done everything he needs to to keep his name on the starting line up. If we get a good lead Id bring Obiang on during 2nd half. Our most underated player by a country mile.

  7. I agree with all others that say Ginge instead of Reid, I would also play Valencia or Lanzini for the first 60 minutes instead of Carroll, the one thing WBA don’t mind is a physical game the game they don’t want is fast passing and pressing all of which are done better by Lanzini or Valencia than Carroll.

  8. No SS
    Adrien
    Atonio Ginge Ogbonns Cesswell
    Kouyate Noble
    Payet Lanzini
    SakhoCarroll
    2 up top ,2 attacking midfield 2 defensive midfield and 4 defenders 1 keeper
    No Lanzini at right back

  9. Cess well bubs?

  10. Tomkins Collins ogbonna cresswell
    Noble. Kouyate
    Antonio. Payet. Lanzini
    Sakho. Carroll

  11. No goalkeeper Slav? Very bold. I can see I’m in a minority here but now way I’d play Collins ahead of Ogbonna or Reid. Ginge is a monster in the air but makes far too many individual mistakes for my liking. Tin hat on.

  12. Has whtid changed it’s name??
    Normally we leave the team selection to them.

    • Lol,the day before the game is ok isn’t it EsssxC.It’s when it goes on every day for 7 days it is very grim,lol.I have massive faith in Wetpants to get the selection right for tomorrow.They are the brains behind our success this season after all 🙂

  13. Hope they get thre spelling correct ?
    Thanks ukaker
    Will Wetpants go for a 0-0 to respect the point like their God ?

  14. Team picked wash down

  15. None of them ever wanted to keep Allardyce bubs.Didn’t you know that.Well that’s what they say now.Don’t know what score they have predicted but I can predict plenty of bs on there.

  16. ahaha… yeah Stan, you’re right, they led a strike hard campaign against Hippo last year… they are our saviours, bless Wetpants… lol 😀

    • Really don’t know how I will survive 3 months during the summer without their inspirational team selections & tactical awareness.Oh & telling each other how amazing they are everyday 🙂

  17. Those extra 6000 seats are for all the experts to help with team selection & tactics.

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