This game is winnable but tough to predict? They drew with Chelsea at home recently and lost of course to Everton last weekend. Hopefully, we carry no hangover from the City game.
Personnel wise, we probably won’t sign a striker in time to start the game. So I’d go with AEG and Trez up top, in the hope that they can provide pace on the break, run the channels and play off Grealish. Kodjia could come in, but I have a feeling Smith just doesn’t fancy him, so he won’t start. I also he’ll be off in this window if we secure two forward players.
Targett if fit has to play ahead of Taylor, especially if we persist with 3 CB’s. I’d also go Konsa and Hause ahead of Engels or Chester. Purely because Trossard and Maupay have pace to hurt us and don’t believe that suits Engels or Chester. I want Mings to scare the life out of Maupay within the first ten minutes and have him in his pocket for the rest of the game. Drinkwater and Nakamba should be able to contain the treat of Mooy.
Konsa Mings Hause
Guilbert Nakamba Drinkwater Targett
Trez El Ghazi