I hope the squad is not as overconfident as we are on here. Of course we will be favored to win the match, but it's a classic let-down game after the wins vs. Spurs and PSG. The Premier League is still highly competitive and there WILL be a need for some rotation as we are playing about 90 hours after the last match ended. We have the quality and then some, but we must be careful not to overlook Saints.
Which positions will be better off with another player starting, Jürgen and the sports science people will have to determine, but half of the group Saturday and the other half next Wednesday seems to make sense.
Two things I know about the League Cup
1. I still want us to win it.
2. We won't win it by playing our second XI every match (keep in mind most of these second XI haven't had a game since preseason, or maybe one game with the U23s).
Trusting Jürgen to get it right.