Having gone from the start of the season and everyone calling our midfield options over-generous, we’re now in a position where Gerrard, Lucas (both injured), Spearing (suspended), Cole, Aqilani (both on loan) are all unavailable for the crucial central slot, next to Adam. This rather answers all the critics on that point and shows you need depth in midfield. Now our options are Jon Jo, Henderson and maybe Maxi. My hunch is the team below, but i’m normally proved wrong!
Henderson has done well in midfield on a couple of occaisons, and Maxi + Kyut are a must. I would also go back to the 4-4-2.