Santa Premier League has brought us this lovely present that no one asked for, or wanted, but it’s in our stocking now and there’s no re-gifting this unfortunately. So on Christmas Eve, we shall make the trip up to Wolverhampton, to take on the local Wanderers. Hopefully at least it’ll be a cheerful occasion for the Boys in Blue.
And we’ve had some good cheer already this week with the return and debut of Christopher Nkunku, who may be ready for more than 20 minutes now. Same goes for Malo Gusto, who played 45. Fellow wise men Roméo Lavia, Noni Madueke, and Lesley Ugochukwu are all back in full training as well, though Mauricio Pochettino seems in no hurry to throw them into the fray just yet.
On the grinchy side of things, we have Enzo Fernández potentially doubtful after leaving Tuesday’s game early. Poch put that down to illness, but reports from Argentina claim that there’s more to this story and they may be onto something since Enzo’s official status is that he’s “being assessed”, which normally means some time is about to be missed.
We have three games coming up in the span of seven days, all quite winnable on paper, so choose wisely.