arsenal did have ozil and sacnhez out for a while
spurs had kane and vertonghen out
city have had kompany out all season , aguero was out now jesus is out
we started the season 2 uality players short of what we needed. thats the problem not the injuries
"This Chelsea team has started 11 of their 22 Premier League matches since Antonio Conte switched to start a league game with a 3-4-3 formation for the first time, in the 2-0 win at Hull on 1 October. Only two other players have started league games for the club in that period - Willian (8 starts) and Cesc Fabregas (6)" - You don't even need the names, you know their team so well.
Where might we be if we'd had a bit of that luck?
Ourselves and Chelsea both carried smaller squads due to no Europe - you shouldn't need to rest/rotate as often so you're only really covering injuries and substitutes/alternatives. Teams competing in Europe genuinely need a bigger squad to manage the extra games, which generally puts them in a stronger position to withstand a few injuries as well.
Chelsea have totally got away with that as planned, we've not been so lucky. It's been the (a) difference between a title challenge and top 4 challenge.
Last edited by ***Stuzzza***; 3-4-17 at 14:54.
Chelsea have been lucky but we on the other hand have been at the opposite side of the spectrum, especially when you consider Henderson Lallana and now Mané are out again. It's made a huge difference for sure.
Our best XI (GK, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho) has started twice in the league.
Clyne-Matip-Lovren-Milner is either 11 or 12 of the 30 (I'm pretty sure it's 11). There's no doubt that injuries etc. have hit us pretty hard.
Can anyone please provide an update on Ove Ejaria? What sort of injury has he had and is he back in training yet?
Where is Ojo?
Last edited by GrottonRed; 18-4-17 at 11:15.
Danny Ings back running.
Lallana back in FULL training next week.
our center backs are so frustrating!!!!!!!
Henderson must have had a setback he was on crutches yesterday.
Our injuries this season......
Lallana - 11 Games (including Palace this weekend)
Mane - 10 Games (including the rest of the season)
Matip - 10 Games
Coutinho - 10 Games
Sturridge - 9 Games (not counting the other games he missed as Klopp felt he wasn't ready)
Henderson - 8 Games and counting
Karius - 4 Games
Lucas - 3 Games
Can - 3 Games
Klavan - 2 Games
Lovren - 2 Games
Milner - 1 Game
Firmino - 1 Game
Our best defender, our two star attacking players and arguably our stand out midfield performer of the 1st half of the season all missed 10 games or more.
And our captain is likely to end up the same.
Last edited by KMacDW; 21-4-17 at 11:07.
Is Danny out for the season? Hendo too?
Stewart's season over after surgery.
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