The final pre season warm up is against Levante. Never a dull match between the two rivals. Former Villarreal coach Paco Lopez remains at the helm affectionally nicknamed the “Bulldog”. Alberto Moreno is confirmed out for 6 months with Pau Torres and G Moreno still away on International Duty. Will Moreno be missed who knows? comments over this will continue to dominate this season. Mario returns to line up following suspected Covid with Pedraza seemly in Emery’s plans.
Interesting line up for our final preseason match. Looks like 4 2 3 1 . Kubo in the centre accompanied by Samu and Baena on the wings. Looks like Emery is still experimenting with his starting line up. Filip remains in net with no space in line up for new keeper Rulli. Normally this will switch between 442, 433 and Emery’s Favoured 4231.
3. R. Albiol
10. Iborra (C)
17. Paco Alcácer
22. Sofian C.
25. A. Pedraza
32. Álex Baena
Chakla and Albiol will be paired at the back. Commenters continue to wish for a new CB. Rumours have gone extremely quiet in regards to this. With a new goalkeeper assured will the club now be turning to a new CB?
Final bit of new Zambo was seen training with Fulham again. Rumours of Fulham putting him up for sale but seems unlikely at this late point.
Expecting the slow start to the match, I doubt anyone would be too keen to get injured this close to start on the season.
Club links to watch the match