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Three To Watch: The trio of Blackpool players most likely to heap misery on Sunderland today

Blackpool are no mugs, and their league position suggests that they have some very good players - here are their THREE key men who we think will cause Sunderland serious problems if we aren’t at the races.

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Armand Gnanduillet

19/20 Games/Goals: 19/11

Tall, strong and agile, the Ivorian tortured Sunderland’s defence last term and has continued his good form into this season, sitting top of the Seasiders’ goal-scoring charts.

Gnanduillet is in his second spell at Blackpool, although he was only away from the club for a total of two months strangely, with a move to South African club Baroka not working out due to never being formally registered as a player for the Polokwane-based club as they had exceeded their foreign player quota. Bizarre.

He’s likely to cause our defence all manner of problems this afternoon, and Alim Ozturk will have to be at his mountainous best to keep him at bay.


Sullay Kaikai

19/20 Games/Goals: 20/4

Tricky and quick, the former Crystal Palace winger has been a hit for Blackpool this term, with Simon Grayson seemingly unearthing a gem when he signed him in the summer from Dutch club NAC Breda.

The winger has plenty of experience at both League One and Championship level despite being only 24-years-old, performing for the likes of Brentford and Charlton back in the 2017/18 season.

Fellow attacker Nathan Delfouneso recently commented on how much he enjoys playing with Kaikai, as he said: “We just seem to be on a telepathic wavelength, where things come naturally, and hopefully we can keep producing for the team.”


Liam Feeney

19/20 Games/Goals: 22/1

Experienced midfielder Feeney is enjoying one of his most impressive seasons in memory as he continues his second season at Bloomfield Road.

Arriving on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers last year, Feeney was a regular in former manager Terry McPhillips’ side, but has turned into Blackpool’s key man under the guidance of Simon Grayson.

Although the likes of Gnanduillet are taking the headlines, most of the Seasiders impressive attacking play comes from Feeney, who has racked up nine assists already this term - which is more than his last five seasons put together.