Distin should play for me. I dont think you can play Heitinga against someone like Lambert, he cant handle people who are strong and hold him off like against Becchio and then Zamora last year is another example.
Gosling is miles worse than Osman as well. No way near the same level of technical, mental ability or near the same fitness levels.
as I recall Heitinga struggled against Grant Holt as well
the last few games have shown to me that Jags is far and away 1st choice CB, assuming coleman and hibbert are out, will he play Jags out on the right or Heitinga in midfield? not sure which one is better but probably the best way to deal with Lambert is isolate him from service, which means he'll want to play the strongest possible midfield