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Russian Premier League is back after the international pause and enters the final stretch of the season. This article will provide you with valuable information on the latest news, injuries and changes that had happened in Russian teams covered by Sorare during the ast 2 weeks.
Zenit are confidently heading to another championship title.
After an important victory over CSKA, they have a 4-point advantage over Spartak Moscow. The problems with the squad are gone as Malcom and Driussi were the last to return to full training this week.
Driussi is the main newsmaker for the St.Petersburg club as while streaming on Twitch he said that he would come back to Argentina in June. I do not believe this was about his summer vacation only as he has already shown his dissatisfaction with his status in Zenit.
Tough to say whether Malcom is fit to start this weekend; if no, with the lapse of time, he should definitely restore his starting position.
Spartak are trying to catch up with the leaders as the attacking line has been on fire in recent games.
Some problems could turn out due to the injuries - Kral, Zobnin and Moses have been training individually this week, their chances to play against Rostov are not very high. It seems we are going to see Umyarov-Hendrix in the middle of the park once again.
I assume Maslov will play as a right wing-back, while Gaponov takes his place in the back three as Kutepov is suspended for too many yellow cards.
Ponce should be close to returning to the match squad after a muscle injury but I see no changes in the attacking trio: Sobolev, Larsson and Promes have been on fire recently.
Corluka is going to leave Lokomotiv at the end of the season. He wrote about it on his Instagram page. Unfortunately, there is no news on his achilles injury, but I expect him to start in duo with Pablo until the end of the season if fit even despite his future departure from the club.
Krychowiak is fit to play as his second test for Covid-19 during the international pause was negative.
Pay attention to Barinov as he could replace one of two young midfielders Kulikov or Mukhin. Dmitry is gradually regaining fitness and soon will definitely be able to start games.
CSKA sacked their coach during the pause: Victor Goncharenko was replaced by a former CSKA player Ivica Olic.
Baktiyor Zainutdinov suffered an injury in the game against Zenit and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Nayair Tiknizyan was the man to come for the Kazakh player in the previous game, but he spent three full games for Russia U-21 and might be rested with Shchennikov to cover this position.
Akhmetov is suspended for the next game, I expect Maradishvili to take his place. Apart from Bohinen, one more option in the centre of the midfield is Dzagoev. He should already be back in training but no exact info on how fit he is is available at the moment.
Kuchaev was pulled off from Russia U-21 squad and shouldn’t be ready to play this gameweek making Sigurdsson the best option to start in that position.
Safonov has already played for Krasnodar-2 during the pause so we should expect him to be between the sticks at the weekend.
Berg has recovered from his injury as well and even got some game practice for Sweden national team, scoring a goal against Estonia in a friendly.
Martynovich is rumoured to have resumed training as well but I haven’t found any official confirmation on that during the pause. Kaio was sent off against Dinamo and is suspended for the next game.
Not much to say about Dinamo before the next gameweek.
I bet that the starting squad for Ufa will be the same as two weeks ago in Krasnodar.
Slight doubts are both fullbacks as Parshivlyuk may start the game on the right flank with Varela being able to replace Skopintsev on the left.
Zakharyan played in all three games at U-21 Euro but only 180 minutes combined, so the starlet should be fresh enough to play.
Tyukavin and Komlichenko are possible options to replace Grulev, but Vyacheslav seems to have won the competition so far.
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