Trent Gomez Virgil Robbo
Salah. Bobby. Mane
Bench; Adrian, Matip, Williams, Fabinho, Ox, Origi, Elliot
This to me is one of if not the best X1’s we can use to get us back on track albeit still a bit rusty, a midfield of Keita & Minamino with Hendo didn’t work for me, the one above is more experienced and has a better balance about it, I was tempted to play AOC, but Naby played well V Blueshite and needs a run of games to see him at his best,
the derby is always a tough encounter at the best of times, playing one after a 3 month break will never produce a classic performance or allow us to play like the well oiled machine we were previously, it will take us 2/3 games to get our flow back so I’m not to worried about the outcome of initial re-start matches,
Having said that there is no doubt that the neg-heads will have sharpened their claws waiting for us to f**k things up, we have 8 games left with a maximum of 24 Pts on offer, we need 5 of them, so there is absolutely no pressure at all or to get our panties all twisted up,
I can see a better all round performance tonight with plenty more endeavour & passion, Palace will be more open than Blueshite were although for Woy he’ll veer on the side of caution, they have a decent record against us but I seriously doubt they will up to the level they will need to do us.
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