Good morning my little Devilled Oeufs
It’s not hyperbole to say that we are an injury or two away from being pretty stretchered.
CURRENT INJURY LIST:
Vorm – whatevs, we got Gazza
Lloris – back on the 3rd?
Aurier – quad “not good”
Eriksen – abdominal, back on the 3rd hopefully
Vertonghen – tight hammy, should be ok
Dembélé – ‘knock’, should be ok
Dele – hamstring, no return date
OCTOBER FIXTURE LIST:
3rd October vs Barcelona
6th: October vs Cardiff
12th: Croatia vs England (other internationals are available)
15th: England vs Spain (see above)
20th vs West Ham
24th vs PSV
29th vs Citeh
With Kaneinho, Lamela, Wanyama, Winks all potentially a little fragile (based on only just clambering off the treatment table and/or recent injury records and/or possible fatigue), I have to say I’m beginning to get a little woeurried that we could find ourselves in a bit of hot water…unless you relish the idea of Sissoko becoming a nailed-on starter.
What I see is that this squad definitely still needs upgrading and improving. Why? Because as much as I can get excited about Skippety Skipp and Tori Amos, it is unreasonable to expect them to BE READY NOW if things go a little sideways from here. Poch will *have* to trust them, rather than using them when he actually feels the time is right.
I’m no doom merchant, but it’s not inconceivable that we are heading into the situation where buying nobody in the summer would look to have been a bit foolish.