Zenit v Lokomotiv Moscow (Round 7)
Sunday sees us face off against Lokomotiv Moscow.
There is no news on the injury front at the moment but I would expect Hulk not to be available, Malafeev still expected to be ruled out and Cristico does not return to the main squad until mid-September.
It will be interesting to see what Spalleti does at full back, Smolynkov, Ansaldi and Anyukov for 3 positions although the way Smolynkov bursts forward he could just as easy play as a RM for us and give us a solid defensive edge in there as well as some serious pace going forward. He would be very unlucky to be out of the team and along with Lodygin they have both proved to be quality signings. Possible team for Sunday.
Fayzulin, Arshavin, Tymoshuck, Bystrov, Neto, Shatov and Bukharov.
Awesome strength in depth.