I have no freakin' idea what Rafa will do today. After Saturday's performance, I personally would put Gerrard on the bench, but that's not Rafa's style. Pennant didn't play well, but it seemed like every time he got the ball, three defenders collapsed on him. No Bells, so Kuyt and Crouch will probably start, though I wouldn't be surprised to see Fowler here. This is a must win. A win here will almost lock up a Champion's League spot. Okay, here's a go:
Zenden has been playing better lately with speed and confidence. Mascherano needs a break and Sissoko's playing time has been a tad scarce lately. I hope we don't see last week's failed vee-formation with five midfielders. It only appeared to clog up the middle. One of our big issues this year has been spacing and that only made it worse.