Andy Carroll’ recurring groin worries will be ignored when Slaven Bilic selects the x1 who will do battle against Swansea tomorrow afternoon.
The striker has been restricted in his match programme for several months as it now impossible for him to perform for 90 minutes three times a week.
So he will in all probability get an hour tomorrow with Diafra Sakho ready to leap off the bench at any time.
Michail Antonio is fit and will retain his place either alongside AC or – should the manager really decide to gamble – push Antonio back out to his best right wing role with Diafra Sakho through the middle as Carroll’s partner
Slav named a hugely attacking side for the match against Arsenal so expect the same and possibly more in a match he has declared as an absolute must win affair.
So firstly here’s the team we think he will play and beneath it the one ClaretadHugh would like to see:
SB Team: Randolph; Byram, Fonte, Collins, Masuaku; Feghouli, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini Antonio, Carroll.
CandH Team: Adrian; Byram, Kouyate, Collins, Masuaku; Antonio, Noble, Lanzini, Ayew; Sakho, Carroll