Subject: Re: Season 23 Week 4 processing... Wed 28 Nov - 9:22
The big game is undoubtedly the Charlton Fulham clash and it will interesting on so many levels, and may even answer a few questions considering the effectiveness of the FAS tactic as opposed to the effectiveness of the WHV tactic.
Can Sandro and Zabaleta keep Tevez quiet ?
Can Kolarov handle Valencia ?
Can Kelly handle Milner ?
Can Van Buyten and Vlaar handle Robben and Balotelli ?
Some very interesting matchups today.
these questions and more will be answered shortly...
Subject: Re: Season 23 Week 4 processing... Wed 28 Nov - 9:35
The team sheets are in.
I can reveal that Charlton have made 3 changes to last week's team with the introduction of Kolarov at leftback with orders to bomb forward, and in comes Kelly at rightback with similar orders to bomb forward, and Henderson comes in at right dynamo in place of Nolan.
Fulham for their part have pulled something of a surprise by switching Robben to striker, bringing in Milner on the left of their midfield and dropping Carroll to the bench.
Subject: Re: Season 23 Week 4 processing... Wed 28 Nov - 9:50
Well, we all know how Charlton play with Tevez controlling the flow of their game, so the big question is, can Sandro and Zabaleta stop the Argentine ? and even if they do will Fulham's defence find itself outnumbered with both Henderson and Gutierrez getting up to support the front 3, and in that respect I think Fulham have been very sensible in bringing Milner into the side as he will help defend all day as well as get forward, so that's a good move. I doubt Valencia will help out as much though but the thought of Valencia taking on Kolarov is mouth watering and i'm looking forward to se how that plays out, especially as Kolarov has been given orders to get forward which could leave gaps at the back which Valencia is well capable of exploiting. So it'll be interesting for sure with Fulham slight favorites I'd say, but not by much.
Subject: Re: Season 23 Week 4 processing... Wed 28 Nov - 9:59
Elsewhere in the Premiership we also have the Manchester Derby where City could do with a win, and a tantalising game between Newcastle and Birmingham, as well as a huge game in London, where on form Arsenal visit Chelsea.
Away from the Premiership a big game in Germany where Berlin visit Bayern and from Italy the rejuvenated Juventus will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season as will Napoli and AC Milan and this season in Italy looks like it might turn out to be very exciting with several clubs all vying to take Inter's Champions title from them.