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Djenepo Back In Contention For Trip To Villa
Friday, 30th Oct 2020 08:34

Moussa Djenepo has returned to training and could be fit to play on Sunday against Aston Villa, this leaves a nice selection problem for Ralph Hasenhuttl after having to name a bench a little light on experience for the win against Everton.

The bench against Everton last weekend looked a little thin with several injuries as well as Theo Walcott being unavailable due to playing against his parent club, but Ralph Hasenhuttl will be pleased to welcome Walcott back to his squad, but also potentially Moussa Djenepo who returned to full training after injuring a hamstring four weeks ago in the win over West Bromwich Albion, a game in which he scored one of the goals.

This leaves a nice problem for Ralph, last Sunday against Everton he had to name three players with little Premier League experience between them, Dan N Lundulu was maing his first appearance for the first team in any competition when he came on for the final few minute, Nathan Tella had made 4 sub appearances plus a start in the League cup in the defeat to Brentford this season.

Jake Vokins has not had much more experience although he had started a Premier League game and completed 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Brighton after the restart and had also played and scored against Huddersfield in the FA Cup as well as a last minute sub appearance at Manchester City in last seasons League cup.

Ibrahima Diallo although having experience in France and starting this season with Stade Brest, had only 3 minutes as sub against Chelsea in the previous game.

But now the potential return of Djenepo as well as Theo Walcott being available again looks set to push both Tella and N'Lundulu back to the B squad.

If the manager feels that Djenepo is not quite ready then he will have to decide which of these will stay on the bench for the trip to Villa.

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SanMarco added 22:33 - Oct 30
"Djenepo Back In Contention For Trip To Villa" - Oh no he's not. Unless Ralph is trying the tactic which didn't turn out too well for Ancelotti last week!!

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