Arteta is using it as an insurance in case we have another bad season in the league, he can point to our cup run and say "But we did well in the cups."Considering we have no Europe this year, it makes sense to prioritise the domestic cups a bit more. I think we'll see another strong lineup.
Cedric Chambers Mari Tavares
This 7 is a must imo
Don't know what to do with the attack
Martinelli Laca Balogun
Can go with this but all 4 are just cfs. Laca is the only one who can contribute in general play out of these at a high level. Maybe play esr into form while dropping one of nketiah / Balogun.
Need a to play our B side here, with a few of the next gen prospects. Still plenty of quality. I personally wouldn't start with Laca - bring him off the bench and start him against Sp**s where I'd also rest Saka.
Something like -
-- --- --- --- --- -- --- Leno
Chambers - Holding- Mari - Nuno
--------------- AMN. Patino
-------- Saka. Balogun. Martinelli
No one cares about this competition, don't even know why it's still a thing. City's reserve team winning it every season makes a mockery of the whole thing.
Rest all relevant players for Sp**s, give the kids a runout. Hopefully Patino plays.
I think the line up will be close to that minus ESR. You can't justify playing him when Balagon, Biereth and Eddie are all pushing for places. ESR has had big injuries problems too so still needs to be nursed through the season.I would play
Chambers Holding Mari Tavares
ESR Laca Martnelli
ESR is the only player who started the weekend game who should play IMO because he needs some game time.
Ode should definitely be rested IMO.He had a busy round of games during international break. Auba and Saka too.
No worries mate, this is a public fans forum from all over the world so we are all going to have different opinions on different things.Can't understand that logic at all. An injury-prone player coming to a new league, giving couple of very good performances straightaway, and he needs to be risked in an easy cup match to "get as much game-time as possible"?
I forgot Chambers so either Chambers or Cedric as RB. Depending on training performances and tactics.
I won't forgive Arteta if he risks Tomiyasu before Tottenham match when we have 3 decend enough RB's.
That would go to the section similar to when the club had a genius moment to play couple derby friendlies before the season and got our most important player Partey injured.
Even if we don't have European games, EPL is a lot tougher than Serie A.No worries mate, this is a public fans forum from all over the world so we are all going to have different opinions on different things.
If you can't understand my logic in that then so be it, I'm going to have mine, your going to have yours.
Without a doubt I've got a feeling that Tomiyasu is going to be our top RB now but because we've got other CB's too & he's just started with us then I think he may aswell get good with as many of our CB's, keepers & LB's as possible considering he won't be injured.