The transfer window is over, there are some really tough Premier League games coming up and the club (apparently) has registered its squad for the Europa League campaign… minus the names of Ozil and Sokratis.
With all that in mind, here’s a simple question: what would be your starting line-up in our first EL fixture (away at Rapid Vienna on October 22nd)?
Vienna are the toughest of our group stage opponents so I think we’ll put out a reasonably strong side (there will be more scope for fringe players against Dundalk in particular).
However, with a league fixture against Leicester City just two days later, Action Man has some juggling to do. We don’t want to jeopardise Premier League points, but nor do we want to get our EL campaign off to a bad start and break the momentum we’re building.
Here’s my suggestion. Feel free to add yours in comments:
Soares – Holding – Luiz – Kolasinac
Maitland-Niles – Xhaka – Willock
Willian- Nketieh – Nelson
With some firepower on the bench should we need it (in the shape of Auba, Laca and Ceballos).
Over to you.