Two days to go before we get back to action again after another long and boring International break so we wonder what Rafa’s starting team will be for the game.
With International players coming back he may rest some of them for this game and bring them in at Barnsley on Tuesday night.
Here’s our best guess at the team Rafa could start on Saturday:
Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Hayden Perez Gouffran
We think Rafa will stick with his regular 4-2-3-1 formation and not move to a 4-4-2 system that some pundits are suggesting.
Yedlin could come in for Anita at right back – or even Jesus Gamez – who seems to be fit again.
Hayden and Colback these days seem to be interchangeable, so it’s anybody’s guess who will get the start tomorrow.
Mo Diame has been out of form recently and Perez hasn’t played for a while, so maybe the Spaniard will get the start tomorrow in the number 10 role.
Christian Atsu could also start on one of the wings – maybe for Gouffran – after his terrific performance at Rotherham last time out.
And Aleksandar Mitrovic could well be the lone striker up front in place of Gayle after he scored two good goals for Serbia in the International break.
So what team do you think Rafa will start on Saturday against The Bees?
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