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Footstock Midweek Tournaments Preview – 7.7. – Part 2!

July 7, 2020
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Footstock Midweek Tournaments Preview – 7.7. – Part 2!

With users having the luxury of viewing two of the sets of lineups for the midweek tournaments on Footstock before the deadline for entries at 6 p.m., as well as the exciting addition of single-match tournaments for each game, this preview focuses on the remaining matches. The predicted lineups are therefore not confirmed and are purely the best guess of Footstock’s partner, WhoScored. Part one can be found here!

Bournemouth vs Tottenham – Thursday, 6 p.m.

Bournemouth
Last match: Manchester United 5 vs 2 Bournemouth
Bournemouth are on ever-thinner ice after a hammering at Old Trafford, and injury problems mean Eddie Howe’s options to tighten up the backline are limited. Callum Wilson makes a welcome return from suspension.

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Injuries: Simon Francis, Jack Stacey, Charlie Daniels (all out)
Andrew Surman, Chris Mepham, Steve Cook (doubts)

Tottenham
Last match: Tottenham 1 vs 0 Everton
Jose Mourinho will have been delighted with the clean sheet and three points against Everton, but on-field altercations between teammates is naturally cause for concern. If those issues have been put to bed, Mourinho may favour an unchanged lineup, with Dele Alli unlikely to be fit in any case.

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Injuries: Juan Foyth, Japhet Tanganga (both out)
Dele Alli (doubt)

Everton vs Southampton – Thursday, 6 p.m.

Everton
Last match: Tottenham 1 vs 0 Everton
Djibril Sidibe has frequently shown himself to be a useful Footstock asset, and the Common defender should be fit enough to start here. Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both retained their four-star status in the recent update, so the Amateur dilemma for users continues.

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Injuries: Injuries: Cenk Tosun, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph (all out)
Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Mason Holgate (all doubts)

Southampton
Last match: Southampton 1 vs 0 Man City
After grinding out an impressive win against Manchester City, Ralph Hasenhüttl is unlikely to make changes unless fatigue or injuries are a factor. Basic attacker Che Adams will hope to hit a run of goalscoring form having now broken his duck and will likely partner Danny Ings again.

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Injuries: Yan Valery, Nathan Tella (both out)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Sofiane Boufal, Jannik Vestergaard (all doubts)

Aston Villa vs Manchester United – Thursday, 8.15 p.m.

Aston Villa
Last match: Liverpool 2 vs 0 Aston Villa
Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish both took knocks to the calf against the newly crowned champions, but both are expected to be fit in time for Thursday’s late kick-off. Changes are likely to be minimal after a brave display against the Reds, with Pepe Reina favourite to continue in goal. Hard-working Keinan Davis will hope to retain his place up front, with Mbwana Samatta the alternative.

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Injuries: Wesley, Tom Heaton, Bjorn Engels, Matt Targett (all out)
Tyrone Mings (doubt)

Manchester United
Last match: Manchester United 5 vs 2 Bournemouth
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be loath to make changes to his attacking assets, who have gelled nicely in recent weeks. At the back, Victor Lindelof is struggling with a back injury, so Eric Bailly may deputise. Mason Greenwood is no longer available for Beginner tournaments having been upgraded to Rare rating in Monday’s update.

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Injuries: Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe (both out)
Victor Lindelof (doubt)

Noely

Noely has been an avid Footstock player since launch, and recently became a Content Editor for the Footstock blog, quickly establishing himself as arguably the most important member of the entire Footstock team. In unrelated news, he also now edits the author biographies.