over on the forum we’ve been discussing who should be in the team against Watford, here are a couple…
subs: Rico, Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, StefJo, AK47, Vietto
until Ream is fit I think that the CBs will be Mawson and either MLM, Chambers or Odoi
when Tom is back, I think Saturday will be too soon?, then either Anguissa or KMac will make way
Sess didn’t disgrace himself against City but we all know he’s better playing up front
Christie is the better player going forward. His final ball is poor but at least he dies get into the positions to cross. Would still play Odoi and Mawson in the middle with Bryan coming in on the left.
Midfield Seri and Zamb will start. Cairney I think will still be out which leaves Mac or Johanson. I don’t go along with the constant criticism of Johanson not being Prem Quality. He was awful against City but then that is hardly a fair comparison on one game.
Front three name themselves.
I don´t think Cairney or Ream will feature. If Cairney is fit then he comes in for Zambo.
Mawson will need practice at RCB as Ream is now likely to return next week in his usual LCB role. Then it’s either Odoi or MLM at LCB in the interim. MLM is the more natural LCB and has looked most comfortable playing in that position this season. Just as long as he keeps an eye on those passes out from the back!
In midfield I choose to give Johansen another run out. His form in League Cup and in Internationals earned him a call up last week but City away can hardly be the acid test for his season.
Sessegnon was one of the few to turn up last week and has earned a re-call in his favoured position. However, if we are lacking an attacking threat then I would have a low threshold to bring on Kamara at or around 60 minutes.
Watford have been in good form this season but we have to be competing with these teams if we are to survive this year (and more).
come and join in the debate over on the forum…