Goalkeeper and Defence

GK – Djordje Petrovic – With Robert Sanchez still not 100%, the Serbian will keep his place for now, especially after keeping a clean sheet last time out.

RB – Malo Gusto – Trevoh Chalobah has done a decent job at right-back but the Frenchman is a more natural fit for the position. He is much stronger in the final third of the pitch and he links up pretty well with Cole Palmer.

CB – Trevoh Chalobah – continues to impress with his performances, and he deserves to keep his place, even if Gusto returns to the lineup. There are still doubts, though, whether he will stay at the club beyond the summer.

CB – Thiago Silva – the 39-year-old rolled back the years with a vintage performance against West Ham, and his partnership with Chalobah has been pretty solid for the most part, so Benoit Badiashile could be the one to make way.

LB – Marc Cucurella – Manager Mauricio Pochettino has shifted the system in recent games, with the Spaniard being deployed as an inverted fullback, and it has paid dividends.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.