Part 2 of our 3 encounters with Everton this month is tonight, kickoff 7:45.
After throwing in the towel and accepting the 2-1 defeat in the away leg of the League cup, we now have to face them just a week later in the league.
This is probably more important, we need the 3 points to keep ahead of Tottenham (who entertain Leicester) and to keep the pressure on Arsenal (who play at Liverpool), this is a MUST WIN GAME, we could go top if the Pool win, and spurs draw or win.
So its all down to the players to come out with a fast tempo and put Everton on the back foot straight away. I am hoping this will be without Yaya in the side, he just does not seem committed to put the work in you need to against Everton.
Mangala and Kompany are both ruled out, so we have the Demi/Otamendi partnership at the back, which is a concern.
Dunno why i'm bothering, i never get Pellegrini's selection right! lol but the Team I'd go for...
Sagna Otamendi Demmi Cliche
De Bruyne Silva
Silva and De Bruyne both free to roam, both Fernandinho or Delph are box to box players and will run all day supporting both defence and attack, this is the energy we need from the middle two. and with Kelechi and Aguero both pressing from the front.
we would be playing pretty narrow, but Navas and Sterling would could be brought on for the last half hour for the injection of pace on the wings to continue to attack! And that's what we must do... Attack attack attack
Your thoughts? prediction?