An MRI scan has revealed that our lickle creative spark, Luka Modric, has suffered a partially torn groin muscle which means he will be sidelined for around two weeks. That's two weeks too long. Just as he's starting to settle in the Prem and linking up with the Bent, our luck takes a turn for the worse. Hate to think who will be the playmaker in our side now.
Blackburn and Everton at home are two must-wins. Both at home, both imperative to once more climbing out of the bottom three (which is more or a psychological bottom three rather than an impossible to get out of mathematical one). But in 4-5 weeks time, any team sitting there will have to press the panic button and start praying for a change of form.
We beat the Liverpool reserves with some ease and looked great in possession and going forward, so maybe the doom and gloom of losing Modric isn't that dramatic after all.
Play with confidence, drive and urgency and it should.....should be three points.