Will Tolga or Fabri start in the Istanbul derby?

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Updated: September 21, 2016

With the derby against Galatasaray now only 3 days away, Şenol Güneş has asked the entire technical staff and all his players to be as concentrated as possible. There are no injury problems in the group, so the starting line-up seems to be a bit of a puzzle. One position in particular remains a question mark: will Tolga Zengin or Fabricio Ramírez be the starting goalkeeper in the derby?

Fabri played in the last 2 league games against Karabükspor and Akhisar, but Tolga started in the important Champions League game against Benfica. It is being reported that head coach Güneş still hasn’t made up his mind about who will defend the goal on Saturday, but it seems like Tolga has the advantage because of his experience.

Another question is whether Oğuzhan Özyakup or Anderson Talisca will be the playmaker in the derby. Oğuzhan was injured against Akhisar and therefore Talisca started as the attacking midfielder. Which of the two will start will be more clear on the match day.

Güneş isn’t planning on changing his defence: the backs will be Caner Erkin and Gökhan Gönul and the central defenders will be Dusko Tosić and Marcelo Guedes, with Rhodolfo still not being completely match fit. Cenk Tosun will be the starting striker, meaning Vincent Aboubakar will start on the bench.

Source: Lig TV

Yusuf Paklaci

Editor at Beşiktaş International
Living in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where I was born and raised. Student Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Have been a Beşiktaş fan for many years. Editor at Beşiktaş International since 2015.
Yusuf Paklaci