No Bissouma and Mwepu is big news for us they are thier starting midfielders. Shame about pelebeck look like he just can't go run of games without getting injured
Palace battered them tbh, if their strikers were on form they'd have brushed Brighton aside. They play so high up, Auba should be licking his lips, Ødegaard too- he can notch a couple of assists here.
Tomi White Gabi Tierney
Saka Ødegaard ESR
Same team, it's a beautiful lineup. Pepe and Gabigol on the bench, alongside Laca who has a good record against Brighton. As long as we defend well (which we have been doing) we should win handily.
Going for a solid 0-2 win. Auba and ESR with the goals. The Croydon Zidane has got a taste for it now .
I'd revert back to the 433 against Burnley, it allows for the same level of creativity and dynamicism (Ode, Saka and Smith Rowe).
But it also adds even more of a goal threat with Pepe upfront with Auba (Tierney, Pepe, Auba, Saka, ESR as the front 5) with Partey/Ode also joining if needed.
Saka could tuck into midfield to give us the central overloads we need as well.
That said, if Xhaka starts then I'd also be ok with that. He was quite effective this past weekend's NLD.