Hey Santa baby, here's what I want for Christmas this year:
Mirallas to start and Barkley to play centrally and deeper. I think the former's pace and movement and the latter's drive and impetus will spark us into life against Stoke who are going to frustrate the fuck out of us.
Would also like to have John Stones back at the back, because I think a defence with him in it steps up a bit further and moves or plays it forward with more purpose than simply fannying around at the back.
Finally, Santa, please fix it for our full backs to rediscover their form and for Tim Howard to not make a mistake.
Lots of love,