Lots of you guys believe there will be a few changes, maybe, but I’m airing on the side of caution here, a few weeks back I’d probably agree but Brighton are a much more organised side since Potter has stamped his authority, yes the league has been won and we haven’t exactly been pulling trees up last two games, but the Seagulls have taken a few notable scalps recently which shot them up the table and are playing well,
We’re not if we’re all honest so they will see it as a major coup if they were to take our scalp too, so again, like I said V Villa, I wouldn’t change much if any,
Now I can understand that maybe one or two feel jaded and that our momentum bubble has deflated somewhat, however, I still believe sticking to a trusted formula is the way to get out of a sticky patch, albeit being so late in the season, the midfield changes against Villa was catastrophic, Ox like a fish on a bike, truly awful performance, he plays better as a impact sub imo, anyhoo, ...
....I’d rather we see a more familiar mid three, like Hendo ,Fab, & Gini, tried & trusted right there, alternatively we could see Hendo, Keita, Gini, two thirds familiar, up top, again I’d be reluctant to change, Salah for me was trying to hard V Villa, Origi was on the same bike as the Ox, and because of a lacklustre midfield Mane had to come deep to find the ball, that’s Bobby’s job, so again that change didn’t work either,
Back five....again not at their best but good enough...just, so something isn’t quite right there either, could it be fatigue, or psychologically the race has been won so therefore there’s less urgency, we could say that about the whole squad arguably...that deflated momentum rearing it’s ugly head again...
Maybe Jürgen, Pep & Pete are trying to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, I dunno, maybe? but if there is to be changes I’d keep them to the minimum I say.
Trent Gomez Virgil Williams
Keita Hendo Gini
Salah Firmino Mane
Bench; Adrian, Robbo, Fabinho, Ox, Jones, Elliot, Origi
1-2 Abridged Champions