I've posted on a fairly regular basis the past couple of weeks and it's been sort of nice, but I have a feeling it's going to calm down again soon, so for fun I thought we'd ask a question today about the starting eleven.
I'm asking because I was asked this question earlier and the truth is, none of us know what is going to happen at the weekend in terms of preferred formation and preferred starters. It's a little like a McDonalds milkshake before you start stirring and drinking. You know it's going to look and taste different after two minutes, half way down and right at the end, when you just want a little bit more.
And this is then why I'm writing this post and I've created a form for you to go fill in selecting your formation and players. It would be nice if you left your team below too, but why I want you to use the form is so we have some numbers. You know, something to fall back on in the future.
Now, the reason I thought it would be fun is because I want to change mine from what I just sent off. This was what I have told the other people; Brad Guzan, Jose Angel Crespo, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gueye, Scott Sinclair, Jack Grealish, Carles Gil and Rudy Gestede. The was also a sort of 4-5-1 (you all know I like a sort of 4-5-1).
But if I was to pick again, I think I'd pick Brad Guzan, Jose Angel Crespo, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gueye, Scott Sinclair, Carles Gil, Jordan Ayew and Libor Kozak. And that worries me a little that I'm picking Sinclair over Jack and that I'm playing two up front with Gil behind. Or does it worry me, I'm not sure anymore.
Anyway, the form is here. Go fill it out and tomorrow we will have a preferred starting eleven based on numbers. Will be interesting to show. But some things to note; Richardson and Bacuna while playing as defenders also play as midfielders, but I din't think anyone is going to pick them as defenders, so I've left them out. They are in midfield though.
Also, I've sort of assumed three formation; 4-4-2, 4-5-1 or 4-3-3. If you'd rather have 4-3-2-1 or 4-2-3-1, pick the one you think is closer. We could have had loads and well, it's fundamentally one of the three we've given you the option for, so pick one. Or you can just select your outfield players - but please make it easy for me.