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FA Cup Fifth Round Matches - 2-5th March, 2020

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all kick-offs 19.45 unless stated

Monday 2nd March, 2020
Portsmouth vs Arsenal

Tuesday 3rd March, 2020
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Reading vs Sheff Utd, 20.00
West Brom vs Newcastle, 20.00

Wednesday 4th March, 2020
Leicester vs Birmingham
Sheff Weds vs Man City
Tottenham vs Norwich

Thursday 5th March, 2020
Derby vs Man Utd

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Interesting to see the line up for this. I'd go fairly strong but still give the likes of Adrian, Williams and Jones a go

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Next game for us after this isn't til Monday night so I think we'll go stronger than normally would in this fixture. Some of the lads desperately need the confidence back but at the same time need to know their positions aren't 100% guaranteed regardless of form.

Ward

Justin - Evans - Soyuncu - Fuchs

Ndidi

Tielemans - Praet

Barnes

Perez - Iheanacho

The other alternative is to play Bennett with the other CBs and go with 2 wing-backs. Would like to see Perez centrally as he just isn't doing it as a winger.

I'd give Ndidi match fitness. No idea what Vardy's injury is like. 

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Got a horrible feeling about this game. Birmingham's league season is effectively a dead rubber so they can throw it all into this game and while they're nothing special, they're actually on a really decent unbeaten run and you don't get that through being shit.

We should win it but our confidence is low and they're going to bring a big following, nothing to lose mentality.

I want this to look ridiculous in a few days but that Norwich game on Friday tells me our problems are a bit more severe than I realised.

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I feel for Lampard really.

If we go three at the back, we forfeit the midfield, but we have natural width with James and Alonso. 

If we got a back 4, we can play our normal football but we are handicapped at LB given Alonso’s defensive frailties and Emerson being poor all season. 

Fuck it. 

Kepa 

James Zouma Tomori Dave 

Jorginho Kovacic 

Pedro Mount Alonso 

Giroud 

Edited by Cicero

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I've put a 10p bet on Nketiah to score a brace - come on lad xD

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Craig Hope reporting that Allan Saint Maximim was dropped by Bruce because of his attitude in training and that Bruce is telling a porky pie about him being injured for tonight's game.

Also noises that the players are annoyed at the tactics and style of play and don't like Bruce saying they're not good enough to play any better in public.

Massive game tonight. Thinks could turn ugly soon without a win.

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Kante, Pulisic, Odoi, Abraham and potentially Christensen out. 

Excellent news for tonight.

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23 minutes ago, True Blue said:

Kante, Pulisic, Odoi, Abraham and potentially Christensen out. 

Excellent news for tonight.

Watch you'll put in the performance of a lifetime now.

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1 hour ago, Mel81x said:

Watch you'll put in the performance of a lifetime now.

Not if start 343 

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3 hours ago, True Blue said:

Kante, Pulisic, Odoi, Abraham and potentially Christensen out. 

Excellent news for tonight.

Jorginho also suspended. 

It’s a joke 

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Jorginho also suspended. 

It’s a joke 

Only banned in the league isn't he?

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Bravo

Cancelo - Otamendi - Stones - Zinchenko

Foden - Fernadinho - Gundogan

Mahrez - Jesus - Sane

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45 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Only banned in the league isn't he?

FA game’s so league and cup 

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10p bet on Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield United to progress so guaranteed none of them will.

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4 hours ago, Cicero said:

FA game’s so league and cup 

I thought they'd stopped the cross-competition bans a few years ago?

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Big chance for Jones (as a kid), Lallana (as the person who looked like our best midfielder against Watford - might get a chance to play more in this run in), and Minamino (looked miles better than Firmino when he came on against Watford).

Win this and we effectively put all of Chelsea's hopes on enjoying the end of this season on them needing to overturn a 3-0 deficit away from home at Bayern Munich, which is kind of cool.

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That’s where you’re wrong. Finishing top 4 is a trophy 

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

That’s where you’re wrong. Finishing top 4 is a trophy 

I mean if receiving a large amount of cash is a trophy, then sure. If it's actually getting a trophy, then no.

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1 hour ago, LFCMike said:

I thought they'd stopped the cross-competition bans a few years ago?

Correct sir. He’s on the bench 

Billy ‘Xavi’ Gilmour starts. Other than that, utterly depressing lineup. 

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9 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

We won't win this tonight.... 

Noooo...You’re telling me even with 7 goals a season Willian, a 32 year old Pedro, and Mr. It’s too much to ask to play great two games in a row but let’s piss up a night club Ross Barkley, we won’t win??  

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2 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Noooo...You’re telling me even with 7 goals a season Willian, a 32 year old Pedro, and Mr. It’s too much to ask to play great two games in a row but let’s piss up a night club Ross Barkley, we won’t win??  

53 seconds in and we have just slipped up at the back already... I will take a punt and stick with No... Nice of Klopp to grace everyone with his presence in this one though

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1 minute ago, Bluewolf said:

53 seconds in and we have just slipped up at the back already... I will take a punt and stick with No... Nice of Klopp to grace everyone with his presence in this one though

It’s as if they are determined to mess everything up. Can only blame the manager for so long until our defenders get the sheer fundamentals wrong. 

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2 minutes ago, Cicero said:

It’s as if they are determined to mess everything up. Can only blame the manager for so long until our defenders get the sheer fundamentals wrong. 

If the players can't remain composed and make the right decisions you can't really lay that at the managers door, It must be as frustrating as fuck to keep seeing us concede silly goals over and over again but no matter what combination he uses they still keep messing up.. 

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Fabinho man....Adrian should be doing loads better though. Right after a great save he does that. For fuck sake. 

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