Friday, May 1, 2009

Defoe to Play a Part Against the Baggies and Other Team News

Jermain Defoe has been in training this week, and shown good form according to Harry, even after the senseless and horrific murder of his brother. Defoe did not travel to Manchester last Saturday to be at his brother's bedside, but Harry has said that he has been training this week. With Darren Bent out with a knee injury for the next two weeks, and Roman Pavlyuchenko not quite at full fitness yet, I would expect to see Jermain play a role against West Brom. I'm not sure if he will be in the starting 11, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Ledley King who has been a rock throughout much of our good form, is not expected to play either. His knee will need a rest after the match against United. He's been solid throughout this run, but apparently his knee hasn't recovered as sufficiently as it usually has with a week's rest.

Here's my early lineup against West Brom. I will update it tomorrow with the official lineup.


Hutton, Corluka, Woodgate, BAE

Lennon, Palacios, Jenas, Modric

Keane, Defoe

Substitutes: Cudicini, Bale, Chimbonda, Huddlestone, Zokora, Bentley, O'Hara

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