-Fayzulin AND Shatov. No Zyryanov.
-I don't expect to see Hubocan back yet.
-If Spalletti saw Ansaldi and Criscito as our main full backs then don't you think that there would have been one training session where one of them played RB?
-Arshavin? Less likely than the rest but I felt like Spaghetti subbed him at half last game to keep him fresh.
And the last four games (Porto, Ural, Tyumen, Amkar) we haven't played particularly well. Can't really argue that.
I don't understand your basis of not really playing well. Does an individual error mean the team played bad? Does 6 clear chances we should have scored mean the team played bad.
My opinion of not playing well is not creating chances and getting battered by the opposition, this is not happened in any of those matches you mentioned. Porto hardly battered us. Lodygin made 1 save of note all match and we came as close as they did with other chances.
Against Tyumen, 1 horrendous error by our 3rd choice keeper and 1 mis-timed tackle by our 4th choice full back cost us 2 goals, at the other end we could have scored 6. This is a match we played well in. We did better than Ural in the match and definitely deserved the 3 points, remember there goal was down to a freak fall by Neto, this doesn't mean we didn't play well. We deserved to beat Amkar and another day we would have beaten them 4-1.
The only match out of the 4 we didn't play well in against Porto, we didn't play worse than them, we were both about on par but given we had a 1 man advantage we should have done better. Based on how our starting players did against Porto and the players that replaced them, there is no way in a million years if Kherzakov is match fit he doesn't start ahead of Arshavin. As for Shatov, he was very poor in Portugal and with no Witsel, him and Fayzulin would offer not offer the right DM protection to our defence, you only said a month or 2 back that because Zyrianov is the captain he will start most games (your words not mine), he will start this.
You also said previously that Ansaldi and Criscito would not play at the same time only for the match in Porto for this to happen at the end. Ansaldi can play either full back position equally well and is a better player than Smolynkov. I see Ansaldi definitely starting and just a case of wether Criscito who hasn't yet got back to his previous form starts or Smolynkov does. One thing is for certain, I don't see Anyukov sticking around for too long, he is the first choice Russian full back on the team-sheet and the 4th choice Zenit full back on the team sheet if all players are fit.
We can beat Porto! Lets do it!