IMO no one should replace McCarthy
and as much as i like besic, i'm also worried about how long he takes on the ball, and i think those passes he attempts, gibson can pull off a bit better.
so maybe lose barry for gibson in a deep playmaking / possession carrying type role, and have gibson and mccarthy behind Barkley who plays a sort of free box-to-box role?
it's all gone very FIFA career mode in this post.
I agree about McCarthy but Martinez does not like to rest Barry.
I wouldn't play Barkley in this game as he seems to be knocked of confidence, I'd bring him back for the European game next week.
Lets just hope we play with 2 wide players and try and stretch Stoke's defence - I imagine they will sit back and make it very hard for us to break them down.