this one is a tough one to call, one we could win but all depending on who starts, i dont think hitzlesperger and osman are a good combination, both too attack minded, and hitzlesperger poor in some tackles, if gibsons not fit i would start fellaini beside osman play oviedo pienaar and naismith further forward, either way oviedo needs to start, a willing runner who can get to the by line and put a ball in, some of his first touches yesterday were amazing, need jagielka back in the middle for this one so hopefully hibberts ready to start i think will show a considerable improvement in defence. my team would be:
Hibbert jagielka distin baines
pienaar naismith/fellaini oviedo
and moyes needs to sort his tactics out, second halves v reading and norwich we werent in the game and we should change it, i know we are light on the ground in terms of replacements but barkley could have came on yesterday for the underperforming pienaar, it was clear we had tiring players ome 70 mins, gueye for naismith or at least change the tactics, throw naismith up front beside jelavic and let them try hold the ball up and build possession and get back into the game, we are on a bad streak but hopefully that will pick up, everyone goes on them!