This is the team we think Steve Bruce will select for tomorrow’s match at West Ham. We have two changes from Sunday’s draw against Wolves and both are in the midfield pairing.
One of these changes is forced with Sean Longstaff receiving a straight red meaning he will sit out the next three matches. We think that Isaac Hayden will come straight back into the side after his three-game ban has ended.
We also see Matty Longstaff being dropped for Jonjo Shelvey. While we don’t necessarily think that should happen, we feel Bruce is going to go with Shelvey for his set-pieces and expansive passing range.
Other than those two, we believe Bruce will keep the same lineup as against Wolves. Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez will deservedly keep their places at center-back.
We don’t see Bruce changing the front trio of Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, or Miguel Almiron just yet. Though he may be inching closer to replacing Joelinton with either Andy Carroll or Dwight Gayle.
The substitute’s bench should look something like this with three decent options in attack.
Darlow, Krafth, Dummett, Ki, Atsu, Gayle, Carroll
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