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[Albion] Line up for Chelsea?



Kalimantan Gull

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Aug 13, 2003
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Central Borneo / the Lizard
Duffus not a great comparison. 87th minute sub on Thursday, followed by 65 minutes in an u21 game (I'm sure you'll agree a gulf in intensity, so nothing like Europa or PL).

Ferguson had 87 minutes and looked shot on Thursday.

"He's a kid, he'll be fine" is a sure way of f***ing a young player's developing body. He needs protecting from overuse.

We are down to the barest of bare bones though, so there will be a surprise of some sort. That could be O'Mahoney, or a false 9, or even a very risky start for Ferg giving the physios a worry.

My guess is O'Mahoney.
He always looks shot, I think it's just his manner. I also reckon his recovery is pretty good. If Pedro isn't fit I'd be very surprised if Fergie doesn't play, with the hope that Pedro is back for Brentford.
 

Goldstone Guy

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Nov 18, 2006
301
Hove
He always looks shot, I think it's just his manner. I also reckon his recovery is pretty good. If Pedro isn't fit I'd be very surprised if Fergie doesn't play, with the hope that Pedro is back for Brentford.
Not sure whether Ferguson will be/should be rested but in my opinion it looks increasingly likely that O'Mahony will get significant first team playing time this season. I'm with MJsGhost and think he'll start or come on around 60 mins (pure guesswork).
 

W3D

I'm Thirsty
Apr 21, 2021
134
Worthing
Defence should be ok - Veltman, JPVH, Igor and Hinsh if they are all fit and not too knackered.
Midfield - 2 from Baleba, Dahoud, Gross
Attack - Who knows? Lallana and Goodnight are fit, Mitoma may not be to start, Fergie was knackered at the end on Thursday. Adingra?
So I would not be surprised to see a false 9 being played by someone unlikely or Duffus or another young 'un starting up top.
Could be fun and we will still win.
Isn't Dahoud suspended?
 

Hamilton

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NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Jul 7, 2003
12,267
Brighton
Verbruggen
Veltman
JPVH
Igor
Hinshelwood
Gross
Baleba
Mitoma (I hope)
Adingra
Lallana
Ferguson

(Or maybe Gross in defence with Billy in the middle dropping Hinshelwood to the bench.)

So many players needing a rest. If we can get a point here I’ll be delighted- and amazed.
 


Mackenzie

Old Brightonian
Nov 7, 2003
33,468
East Wales
Verbruggen
Veltman-Van Hecke-Igor-Milner
Groß-Baleba
Adingra-Lallana-Buonanotte
Ferguson
Subs: Steele, Duffus, O’Mahony, Hinchelwood, Gilmour, Mitoma, Moder, Jackson, Baker-Boaity
 

Kalimantan Gull

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Aug 13, 2003
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Central Borneo / the Lizard
Not sure whether Ferguson will be/should be rested but in my opinion it looks increasingly likely that O'Mahony will get significant first team playing time this season. I'm with MJsGhost and think he'll start or come on around 60 mins (pure guesswork).
I agree with the latter - but if RDZ thinks he's ready to start, wowsers, we could have yet another on our hands!
 

Greenbag50

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Jun 1, 2016
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It is a test for the squad, and just a note that Newcastle have been unchanged for 3 games. They didn’t use any subs in CL mid week due to their injuries and looked fresh yesterday.
It is a mindset you need to adopt if you want to play with the big boys…. FWIW my team..
Can’t see many other options if JP and Mitoma not available

JS
JV
JPVH
Igor
Hinshelwood
Gross
Baleba
Ferguson
Adringa
AL
FB
 


zefarelly

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Jul 7, 2003
21,632
Sussex, by the sea
BV
Veltman JPVH Igor Hinsh
Baleba - Wee Billy
Gross - Lallallallallana - Moder
srtriker . . . . Not sure, Ferguson needs a rest!
 

Hugo Rune

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Feb 23, 2012
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Brighton
——————Steele—————
Veltman—JPvH—Igor—-Milner
———Groß——-Baleba———
Adingra—-Lallana——-Mitoma
————-Ferguson—————
 

amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
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Is to much made of the number of games. We have played 20 plus one Caribo cup game. Many in Div1/2 have played 20 league games plus early rounds of both cups and FLK competition where we play our u23s Sure all of these have smaller squads
 


MJsGhost

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He always looks shot, I think it's just his manner. I also reckon his recovery is pretty good. If Pedro isn't fit I'd be very surprised if Fergie doesn't play, with the hope that Pedro is back for Brentford.
He's too big a unit to gambol around like a spring lamb, but to me, he has seemed a little off physical sharpness at times this season (compared to last). Maybe I'm mis-remembering last season.
It's pretty desperate times, so they may well take a risk on one of them. The size of risk is down to the physio team to work out, but if we lost one of JPedro or Ferguson to an injury, we'd be f***ed. Youth might help recovery a bit, but doesn't give a free pass and they will have a plan for roughly how minutes they want the younger players to play (which may have gone out the window for now thanks to the injury issues).

It's so hard to second guess RdZ, so who knows?

Chelsea have been quite open, so I'm off to find the odds on an O'Mahoney goal :)
 

MJsGhost

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Is to much made of the number of games. We have played 20 plus one Caribo cup game. Many in Div1/2 have played 20 league games plus early rounds of both cups and FLK competition where we play our u23s Sure all of these have smaller squads
Div 1 & 2 football isn't quite at the intensity level of the PL and Europa cup though is it?

Not so much pressure.

Opponents are less fit.

Opponents less likely to score if you switch off for half a second.

Your own team's tactics are less demanding, mentally and physically.

A good player might get away with being 90% fit in D1/2.

Quite a bit less foreign travel.

Lots of reasons why the same number games (or fewer) are more demanding at a much higher level....
 


amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
6,115
Div 1 & 2 football isn't quite at the intensity level of the PL and Europa cup though is it?

Not so much pressure.

Opponents are less fit.

Opponents less likely to score if you switch off for half a second.

Your own team's tactics are less demanding, mentally and physically.

A good player might get away with being 90% fit in D1/2.

Quite a bit less foreign travel.

Lots of reasons why the same number games (or fewer) are more demanding at a much higher level....
Fair points. Dont agree less pressure PL players on 3/5 year contracts Best medical facilities, 1st class air travel and accomadation to games up north. Would think most Div1/2 players are on 1 year contract and a poor run of results or form/injury.out of a job. Would think many bplay when 90% fit because of small squads
 

MrSnuggles

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Apr 29, 2016
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I’d go

Bart
Milner Veltman JPVH Igor Hinch
Dahoud Baleba
Gilmour Lallana
O’Mahony

3 at the back with wing backs and compact the midfield. They’re pretty shit out wide. Bring on the players that will win us the game in the last 20. JP, Mitoma and Fergie.
Dahoud is suspended!
 

Flounce

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Nov 15, 2006
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Surprised to see some are dropping ex Chelsea Wee Billy. Really hope he plays personally
 


Triggaaar

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Oct 24, 2005
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Goldstone
Steele
Veltman
van Hecke
Igor
Hinshelwood
Baleba
Gilmour
Buonanotte
Lallana
Adingra
Ferguson
 

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