The Liverpool game has been rearranged for the 20th January.
This means that our upcoming fixtures are as follows.
Jan 16th – Hull -home
Jan 20th – Liverpool – away
Jan 23rd – Leeds – home
Jan 26th – Fulham – home
Jan 30th – Birmingham – away
It could be worse. The Hull game at home should be relatively easy, whilst Liverpool have a tough away match at Stoke. After the Liverpool game, our home draw against Leeds in the cup gives us an opportunity to rest a few players, before the Fulham match.
Playing 5 games in 14 days is tough, but we should come in as the fresher team against Liverpool, as they face Reading tomorrow, before tackling Stoke on Saturday.
The nightmare scenario that we all envisaged when the game was first called off, was the Liverpool game being sandwiched somewhere in-between our consecutive games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. This is definitely the lesser of two evils.
The fixture pile up will be a test for our squad, especially if we pick up injuries in positions where we lack cover, such as central midfield, but with the window open, there’s always the chance that we’ll strengthen the squad during January.
Of all our January games, I have to say that on recent form, the trip to Birmingham promises to be at least as tough as the trip to Anfield. Bring it on.