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Villa Preview: Hleb and Clichy could be fit 30 November, 2007

Posted by lasagnechef in Premiership.


My last post was somewhat pessamistic, however I’m now feeling slightly better about tomorrow. This could be partly down to tthe fact that I know how I’m getting home to London from Birmingham, which was worrying. The reason I’m feeling better is down to a few things, once I understood that Flamini, Adebayor and Gallas would be back, I realised that we’d be a different team to the one that lost to Seville and we’re much stronger with these three guys.

The news got even better today when Wenger announced that Hleb and Clichy have been included in the squad. I’m not so worried about Clichy, I mean he’s done brilliantly, but I feel comfotable with Traore at left back. The possibility of Hleb playing though is fantastic news. He’s been great this season and seems a completely different player to the one I knew a few seasons ago.

It’s not clear whether Hleb or Clichy will play, Arsene’s going to make a late decision on those two. So here’s my guess at the team, one with those two included, and one without, depending on their fitness:

Sagna – Toure – Gallas (c) – Clichy
Hleb – Flamini – Diarra – Rosicky
Adebayor – Eduardo


Sagna – Toure – Gallas (c) – Traore
Eboue – Flamini – Diarra – Rosicky
Adebayor – Eduardo

I haven’t picket Walcott becasue Eboue did well for once the last game so I think he should have a chance. I prefer Theo as a sub anyway, that can come on to change things if needed.

I’m feeling confident now. I think we can win this and prove a point to start December well. I would take draw though, I’d have to admit. I’m really exited about this, my first away game since Tottenham. I’ve got to be in London early in the morning to catch my lift so I’ve got to go now. I’ll get a mtach report about my day soon.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the game.


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