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BorjeSpurs

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I think Ange will start Kulu, as he has in every PL game he's been available bar one.

Away from home I think he needs his ability to protect the ball, hold it up and retain possession.

If he wants to reward Johnson with a start it's more likely that he takes Werner's spot on the left, IMO.
 

Mattspurs1982

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I worry abo
Can't believe I'm going to say this after all the stuff I've previously thought and said but I'd consider giving Holjberg a start ahead of Bissouma . The latter has become pretty ineffectual recently and I like the thought of Holjbergs experience at their place
I worry about Hoiberg taking the ball on the turn from the defence and moving the ball quickly enough to the 8's / others - especially when he will be under pressure / press.
 

DannyNZ

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Defence picks itself with Mickey coming back, midfield leave that to Ange .
Who plays right side up front, Deki or Brennan , difficult choice
Deki 27 appearances , 6 goals 3 assists
Brennan 26 appearances , 4 goals 7 assists .
Deki has played almost twice the number of minutes that Johnson has. On a comparative basis Johnson’s stats are miles better than Deki’s.
 

barrie

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11 fired-up beautiful souls, imbued with a sense of urgency to score many goals from the very first whistle.
 

wishkah

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Something has to change in the middle I think. Not great protection and not driving through the middle enough. I’d start with glc and madders coming on but that won’t happen.
And I’d like benta to start
 

zonbon32

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Would bring Micky back in for sure, and start Brennan too. Otherwise maybe GLC for Madders? Bentancur for Biss?
Need to freshen up but also those 2 need a kick up the backside!
 

jpascavitz

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Yeah I'm agreeing with most on here:

Vic
Udogie
VDV/Radu (not really fussed either way)
Romero
Porro

PEH
Sarr
GLC

Werner
Son
Johnson

Maddison, Kulu, Richy, Biss, Bentancur - what a bench COYS
 

cliff jones

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Would bring Micky back in for sure, and start Brennan too. Otherwise maybe GLC for Madders? Bentancur for Biss?
Need to freshen up but also those 2 need a kick up the backside!
strongly agree with all those changes.

Last time I think I saw Lolo in the deeper role De Zerbi did a great job on him with Welbeck smothering, but he was only half fit that day I think. Him and Gio together though generally click well.
 

npearl4spurs

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Vicario
Porro Romero VDV Udogie
Bentancur
Kulusevski GLC
Johnson Richarlison Son
Bring in Sarr for sure off the bench. Debate between PEH and Bissouma but I would go PEH with his experience and better contributions off the bench. Maddison, Werner can come off the bench if needed.
 

djhotspur

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I'd make changes with the quick turnaround and Maddison may have picked up a knock, either way I'm starting GLC here.

Vicario

Porro
Romero
VDV
Udogie

Bentancur
Sarr
GLC

Johnson
Son
Werner

Subs: Austin, Dragusin, Royal, Davies, PEH, Bissouma, Kulusevski, Maddison, Richarlison,
Agree with this. We need vdv vS Bowen and I think Gio and Benta deserve a start now.
That front 3 is the most in form so give them a go.
 

EQP

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I would like to see us start with

Vic
Porro - Romero - VDV - Udogie
Bentancur
Sarr - GLC
Johnson - Son - Werner

Though I think Ange will start Maddison instead of GLC.
 

spark7586

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Something has to change in the middle I think. Not great protection and not driving through the middle enough. I’d start with glc and madders coming on but that won’t happen.
And I’d like benta to start
Maddison defo needs dropped been awful since coming back. Defo need GLC and Benta to start add some creativity. Biss has been woeful as well for some time so maybe PEH to start as well.
 

ItsBoris

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Maddison defo needs dropped been awful since coming back. Defo need GLC and Benta to start add some creativity. Biss has been woeful as well for some time so maybe PEH to start as well.

Yeah, has to be 3 of Sarr, GLC, Bentancur, PEH. I'd go with GLC as the one to miss out initially, and bring him on to help score a goal later if needed. We need energy there first and foremost against this team
 

Donki

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Don’t care about the starting 11, just beat these ****s, I hate West Ham, I’m not a even a Londoner but I just deteste them don’t ask me why cause I couldn’t give u a logical explanation.
 

ajspurs

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Am not sure how I feel about Maddison starting a game. I can understand it on one hand because of how pivotal he could be if he does start to pick up form, but he eventually has to start showing more than he currently is. Him linking up well with Son and Richarlison earlier in the season seems like such a distant memory. We're not seeing anything of the sort currently.

I think with both him and Bissouma, you have two players really playing below their best. The fact that Bissouma is shit scared of progressing any bit with the ball doesn't help matters.
 
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