With Buriram’s Brazilian pair Diogo and Coutinho missing from the squad for the first game against Chonburi, rumours and speculation abound.
We can confirm that Coutinho is receiving treatment for a knee injury and Diogo has been pictured with the other casualties, though we don’t yet know what the problem is.
It is unclear at the moment when they will be fit to return
Another issue that is being talked about is the poor condition of the playing surface. We can confirm that a new pitch was laid in the close season but obviously something has gone very wrong.