Whoa.... way too much pessimism or cockiness going on here ladies. Lets stay positive and look at what we've already achieved this season. It goes without saying we need to attack them, so the defensive midfield options are (in effect) here nor there. It will pick itself when Moyes knows the status of Gibson and Fellaini. Hitzlesperger has been playing in the under 21's for a reason and I think he could be in line should the former two prove to be unfit.
Anyway, unless Shorty gives us a heads up, we probably won't know the team until Sunday lunchtime and it's probably best to focus will be on the RS's team after a tricky tie with Anzhi. Like Goodison for us Evertonians, Anfield is a proud place for their supporters and there is no way BR will want to lose, especially a couple of days before his first derby. Therefore I see them fielding a semi-strong team. Probably more from the bench and lets just hope Anzhi turn up and give them a going over.
FYI - To prove Anzhi are good value for competing in this match they are unbeaten in ALL competitions since the middle of August. This includes beating teams like Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow (Away), Young Boys and AZ Alkmaar (home and away). A bit off topic.. but I think it works in our favour that they have a tough Europa League tie 3 days before facing us.