Originally Posted by Samoon
why is Sahin not playing? is he injured or something?
he played fairly average early on in the season and BR clearly doesn't like him. Plus Lucas has come back from injury into the side so the players we have for our 3 centre spots - Allen, Lucas, Gerrard, Shelvey, Hendo, Suso and Sahin. Now obviously Suso is an AM, Lucas is a DM, etc but we have a bunch of players that like to play in the middle.
With our system then Lucas is pretty much a lock for one of the spots, Gerrard has played brilliantly recently and so he's a lock for one of the spots (and his increase in form is probably the primary reason for Sahin's lack of gametime) but anyway, with Lucas/Gerrard in then there is 1 spot left for Allen, Hendo, Shelvey, Sahin. Allen is one of BR's boys + Sahin is loanee so he'll get less time than Hendo and Allen.
Really hope he gets a game in the FA cup though, he is still a talent that we're wasting right now.