Really can’t see us playing three CB’s, if Thiago makes it he’s in with Hendo & Naby lad, picking up injuries is a occupational hazard, playing to avoid them is a recipe for disaster, play your natural game it’s less likely to happen, we were battering them first 25 until two silly mistakes let them back in, that won’t happen again,
I can see a similar quick off the blocks and in their faces start, get them immediately on the back foot under the lights with a raucous crowd, and they will fold, two up within 15 they won’t come back from that, remember..no away goal rule…it’s a straight winner takes all gun fight…and I’d fancy us against any European opposition in this scenario….
Trent Matip Virgil Robbo
Opting for Matip next to Virgil, give Konate a break, and perhaps use him V Hammers, hopeful Thiago comes back in and I’m in favour of Jota who poses a bigger goal threat, need Naby on his game again, Hendo as a DM has worked before but really wish Fabinho was back for this one, could see him V Hammers too, Bobby will be gutted but he knows the craic and sometimes it’s better we have him on for last 20,
Bench; Adrian, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Jones, AOC, Bobby, Origi, Minamino
I’m going for a convincing 3-0 ‘F**k you’ Simeone !!(and your Shithousery)
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