With Phillips still out of the squad, though training on his own, we are likely to see the Spaniard in the heart of midfield. He owes us a Champions League rocket after his perfect goal was disallowed for no valid reason whatsoever.
Could De Bruyne be getting rested? Pep has recently claimed that Kev has not yet reached his peak form – which is true. His brilliance means that he still contributes to games in moments of glory.
Mr Whippy was rested at the weekend and could make his return to the starting line-up against his old team.
Silva has been in excellent form this season and has consistently been one of our best players whilst others settle into the season. Despite rumours of him wanting to leave Manchester for warmer climates, he continues to put his heart and soul into every performance.