Prediction – Rafa’s Team For Bristol City – Two Changes


The goal is to get as many points as possible from the next four games – although we suppose the goal for the rest of the season is exactly the same – to get as many points as possible from the remaining 14 games – 42 points would be good.

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We should be able to get 3 points tomorrow against the out-of-form Bristol City, but we have a feeling that Rafa will field a strong team to ensure we get off to a good start over the next four important games.

Those are Bristol City at home and then Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading away in a short 11 days.

Matt Richie has picked up 9 yellow cards and one more yellow card will see him miss the next two games.

Matt Ritchie – 9 yellow cards

And Rafa Benitez was asked at his press conference today whether that would mean that Matt wouldn’t play tomorrow against Bristol City so he would definitely be available for Brighton.

But Rafa said this when asked about Richie’s 9 yellow cards:

“We won’t pick a team because of that. We will try and win the game and then see who is available for Brighton.”

But we still think it’s a good time to give Christina Atsu a start on the right wing  so this is the team we think Rafa could start tomorrow with Ayoze Perez also coming in for Mo Diame:

Darlow
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Shelvey Colback
Atsu Perez Gouffran
Mitrovic

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132 comments so far

  • Shoulders knees

    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #1

    SSN reporting Gayle may be fit for Brighton ?

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Darlow
    Yelling Lascelles Clark dummet
    Richie Perez Atsu
    Gouffran

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  • barkel

    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #3

    widowmagandapoke

    I know bristol aren’t doing well at the moment but we should probably start with 11

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  • Shoulders knees

    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    barkel

    Perhaps that’s his finishing team? 😉

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  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa Bingo Team

    Darlow

    Yedlin—–Lascelles—–Clark—–Dummet

    Shelvey—–Colback

    Ritchie—–Diame—–Gouffran

    Mitrovic

    3-0 Toon win.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo line-up:-

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Colback
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran
    Mitrovic

    Perez vs Diam̩ Рalways a tricky one!

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  • MadisonToon

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Lineup

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Colback
    Atsu Perez Gouffran
    Mitrovic

    I’m going with Perez to have the quickness to go with the brute force of Mitro but could go Diame.

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  • giimps

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #8

    im going for ths team
    Darlow
    yedlin, clark, lascelles, dummet
    Shelvey, anita
    ritchie Perez, Gouffy
    Mitro

    its a tough one, Mitro or Murphy, Ritchie or Atsu and Diame or Perez.
    my thinking with Anita over Colback is that we may need the more defensive option of Colback in the 3 games after this one .
    score for saturday 3-1

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Rafa is certainly not going to say in a presser if he’s going to rest a player – they have TV in Bristol now as well you know.

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  • G

    Feb 24, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh, so it is two games out for 10 yellows. Did the rules change only for the Prem? More FA madness.

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Confirmed rafa bingo
    _____________________darlow_______________________
    Yedlin______lascelles______clark__________dummet
    ____________colback________shelvey_______________
    Ritchie______________perez________________goofy
    _____________________mitro______________________

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Genk draw Gent in Europa League last 16
    Commentators nightmare.

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #13

    With my run of form when it comes to betting of late i’ve decided to do my bit for the promotion push….and put money on brighton and Huddersfield….been a proper jynx lately,barca real,roma,napoli were all winning week in,week out this season till i put money on them so hopefully that helps!lol

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  • hibbit

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #14

    SPRINGY
    thank god it was you was beginning to think it was me that was the jinxs

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Rules of the game were recently changed by IFAB – nowt to do with the FA.

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  • BeeGuy

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Watching Bristol City highlights (?) on Youtube and the key seems to be getting the mid-fielders forward where they are given time to pick out their passes. Fulham did that & it was a shooting gallery for them. This would be a good game for the speed of Gouffron in attack, as he seems to be more mobile than Mitro.

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  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #18

    jimmysmith

    From a couple of threads back, if Leicester do go down and either have recruited Mancini before the drop or after it, they’re likely to face some tricky financial management

    Mancini won’t come cheap and they reportedly have some players on high wages to pay on reduced income in the Championship. Unless they’ve got cash set aside, they may well have to trim their costs quite a bit to stand a chance of not getting into financial difficulties.

    Jib

    Ghent v Genk’ll be a bit like East Fife and Forfar.

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  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #19

    So, after Bristol City, we face Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading, all away, in eight days. Against any sides let alone our direct promotion rivals that’s a formidable task. Do those three clubs face the same schedule in that eight day period?

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  • Fostino

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    Funny to see how Those photos are mainly player who wont be involved tomorriw:gamez..mbemba ..Hanley. .Sels. .Sammy. .haidira…God love em.

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  • chicousa

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Rafa bingo confirmed lineup for Bristol

    Darlow
    Yedlin, Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett
    Shelvey, Colback
    Atsu, Ayoze, Gouff
    Mitro

    I think Clark is overdue for a rest prior to the 3 big away matches, so Hanley in lineup.

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Fostino
    If you read Lesh @19 they all could be involved at sometime

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  • chicousa

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Good to see Aarons in those training pics!

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  • Fostino

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d happily see mbemba given another chance in the dm role

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  • chicousa

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Fostino,
    A few folks on this blog feel Mbemba could do a good job at DM. He played the position for his national team so is familiar with the holding midfielder role.

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  • Jack Root

    Feb 24, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    My take on Ranieri being sacked in a little more depth than the so called media luvvies have suggested.
    Given the all too apparent financial implications, the bottom line has to be change – real change – which was needed for Leicester to stop sleepwalking their way to relegation. Their demise this year has not been exaggerated, and where the club hierarchy are concerned there was only one change they could have made at this moment in an attempt to change the toxic atmosphere suffocating their Premier League survival.
    On a human level Ranieri clearly doesn’t deserve to be sacked, but that doesn’t mean the decision isn’t the right one with so much at stake. While he rightfully earned the plaudits for last season, it’s equally true that there’s blame to be attached to him for the way things have soured since. It is and has to be possible to isolate 2015/16 from 2016/17.
    Letting Ranieri go is very much a decision made with the short-term in mind – Leicester have far more deep-rooted issues to address in the summer, namely the horrifying disintegration of their recruitment setup after Steve Walsh’s departure to Everton in the summer.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Jack Root
    That’s ur take?

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    M’Bemba even when he was holding down a regular CB slot clearly had a good eye for a pass ( like Haidara ).

    However for the DM role in Rafa’s kind of 4-2-3-1 system that isn’t enough.

    You have to have the constant chipping away , terrier-like player that is Colback or Anita , that is not Chancel’s game at all.

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Fostino
    I agree with you on Mbemba, if utilized he’s as good as what we’ve got. Seems as if Rafa doesn’t have him in his plans though for whatever reason.

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #30

    I know it’s a bit of a trite phrase , but aptly applicable in Leicester City’s case.

    Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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  • Jack Root

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #31

    I believe it encompasses worthwhile investigative thinking. Significantly It should also ring alarm bells on the latter point regarding Steve Walsh , for NUFC and Benitez. Forward thinking requires Carr to be well and truly marshalled and his scouting missions being at the behest of Rafa. I am hearing that Carr is spending a lot of time back on his old patch territory in France.

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib
    I see what you mean, but Tiote was no terrier. Mbemba has more legs and he’s very young, loads of time to learn.

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Tioté played the majority of his games for us under Pardew in a 4-4-2

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Jack Root
    It certainly does as does the rest of the article that it’s come from

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Just watching Foxes fans on SSN.

    Reality is going to give them such a smack on the back of the head.

    Magpies are rank amateurs in the delusional stakes compared to these blue buffoons

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Really? Nice fact.

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  • Jack Root

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Happy for you to familiarise with your insight.

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  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    It must be something about the East Midlands.

    Derby County did exactly the same with Cloughie.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #39

    JackRoot/Ian Toon see you are at it again -nicking other peoples writings and posting them as your own.
    Your plagiarism knows no boundaries -luckily your deceptions are usually spotted.

    You nicked your earlier “post” from the FourFourTwo website -as below :-

    http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/why-leicester-were-right-sack-claudio-ranieri

    You are without doubt a tricky fellow/trickster but your infamy on here is usually sufficient to ring the alarm bells.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #40

    forgot to add – begone you scally.

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