David Moyes and the lads face a rapid realignment of objectives on Saturday – not easy after a horrible defeat at the King Power Stadium last night.
The upside may be that he decides to start Pedro Fornals rather than the entirely out of form Manu Lanzini who has yet to make any impact at all this season never mind score a single goal in 19 appearances.
How high the match now rests in the the priorities of most is debatable given the perilous Premier League situation but as reported elsewhere on the site there’s unlikely to be sight of either Robert Snodgrass or Michail Antonio.
There has to be a question mark over Mark Noble with presumably Carlos Sanchez coming in alongside Declan but there appears to be no rest for Zaba who will presumably be playing his fourth game in a fortnight.
Hopefully we will see Cresswell on the other side and it would be no surprise if Oggy is rested with Diop and Balbuea reunited at central defence.
With Nathan Holland allowed to go out on loan to Oxford and Anderson injured it can be assumed that Masuaku will continue down the left with maybe Haller and Ajeti up front giving the Swiss international a real opportnityto show what he’s got.
Possible team: Randolph, Zaba, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell; Rice, Sanchez; Masuaku Fornals, Haller, Ajeti.