World Cup fatigue going in to 2018/19

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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Most clubs are back in pre-season training now but the World Cup is not over for a lot of very important Premier League players.

    Can we expect slow or even delayed starts from the likes of Hazard, Lukaku, Kante, Pogba and all the England guys?

    You've got to think the semi finalists will be given a couple of weeks off but then they'll barely have a pre-season.

    Are Man United, Spurs and Chelsea a bit screwed?
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    We certainly be the one that is most affected.

    I can see mid table teams going hard and strong for the big 6 on opening day.

    Everton to finally surprise us this season, along with Burnley and Newcastle.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Chelsea's knackered players - Hazard, Courtois, Kante, Giroud (can't really count Batshuayi, Cahill and RLC).

    Only Hazard and Kante are a real concern and to be honest, Kante could probably jog home from Russia and be fine to play every minute of every pre season game.

    Spurs and Man United are more fecked.
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    Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, Young, Fellaini, Lukaku

    Hazard, Kante, Cahill, Giroud, RLC

    De Brunye, Sterling, Walker, Stones

    Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Kane, Alli, Loris, Rose, Dier, Dembele

    Henderson, Lovren

    Yeah seems Spurs are going to struggle the most here. God knows what their team will look like in the first week of the prem.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    United's likely 11 to start the season could be something like:
    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Bailly Shaw
    Herrera Matic Pereira
    Mata Martial Sanchez
    Jones, Young, Rashford, Lingard, Fellaini, Lukaku, Pogba probably to miss the opening, while the quarter finalists are maybes I would say? That would be just Fred and Lindelof though so unlikely to start in the opening game anyway. Still should probably be strong enough so I don't think we'll have huge problems. So long as Martial starts the season off well and Sanchez looks refreshed at the start, we'll be fine.
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    Is there not a FIFA decree that players involved in the World Cup have to have a month off after exiting the tournament? I think it's at the player's discretion so can be shortened if they wish.

    I might be totally wrong though.
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    P-Nut0712 fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    3 weeks I believe