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Hi 'Pool fans. Just wondering whether or not you think Mascherano will be a regular starter this season or if he's behind Alonso and/or Sissoko?
I originally thought Gerrard would yet again be pushed out to the right to make way for a Mascherano/Alonso central pairing but I read this morning Gerrard will (rightly) be given a central role.
I currently have Mascherano in my fantasy league midfield - he comes so cheap for some reason!
Good luck for the coming season. Spurs for 4th ;-)
Possible, but only against a percieved weaker opponent. Problem is I don't think either Pennent or Babel have a good history on tracking back if needed. (I'd feel more comfortable if Risse was the left wing in this set up). Also think we need a strong stay at home left back to make this work. Until Fabio gets back your looking at Risse (he's attaching LB not stay at home guy) or pushing either Carra or Agger out there.
Personally think he'll split time with Alonso. Most likely he'll play more games away from home where Rafa likes to be a bit more conservative. Alonso is much more of the play maker and is always a threat for a long range shot. While he will track back, Mascherano is far more superier in the defensive midfielder role that Alonso.
while Momo seems be have worked hard and impressed over teh last few exhibition games right now I'd say the order to play along side Stevie are: 1- Alonso, 2- Mascherano, 3, Momo.
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i've seen xabi and javier play together more often than not, i wonder if rafa will change his philosophy this season
these are our 9 midfielders (am i forgetting anyone?):
probably the best midline in the EPL