I know, controversial after his recent cameos. He has come under criticism by the Twitter brigade. However, he has barely had any minutes so of course his start with the blues has been underwhelming to say the least – first season syndrome. Could this be his chance to step up in the FA Cup semi finals?
Pep may be likely to start strong in the hopes of securing a hefty lead to then allow him to make early changes. De Bruyne is always better when he plays regularly, and we’ll need him fully firing.
The Duracell bunny never tires and has seen great form in recent weeks. If Phillips gets his opportunity, the Portuguese can help him to control the midfield.