If only because the longer Everton dont have the ball at home in a derby they are expected to win the more pressure their fans will put on them and more likely theyll get somebody sent off.----------------Reina----------------
Wisdom Skrtel Agger Johnson
I'd play this all day long. Gerrard on the right wing where he can play as an attacker, but also if we get pegged back he is already in position to help Wisdom with Baines. Likewise playing Sterling on the left gives him the security of Johnson behind him.
In Allen, Sahin and Suso you have three players who can keep the ball all afternoon if necessary. Rodgers would probably be tempted to play Shelvey in midfield, but for me he's a red card waiting to happen in a match like this.
SUBS: Jones, Robinson, Coates, Henderson, Shelvey, Yesil, Assaidi.
In summary this is the game more than any other I want to see Death by Football kick into gear.
Sahin is more experienced and a better footballer at this stage than Shelvey.Want Shelvey to start due to pure enthusiasm over Sahin.
Don't think he will be dumb enough to get sent off again but think we need some more bite in the midfield with Allen and Gerrard there.
Here's hoping we pass them off the pitch. Need goals, one won't be enough if Fellaini is playing with the form he is was in. The game is begging for a striker on the bench. Would also love to see Assaidi get extended minutes, hopefully off the bench running at a tired Hibbert.
Seems to be the the PL norm, no arguments about that team ! Looking forward to it.The team apparently:
Jones, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Sahin, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suso, Suarez
AgreedShouldn't have started in midweek, hopefully its a lesson learned for Brendon. Is Enrique up for it? We have depended on Johnson providing the width from LB and now its all on Jose. Let's hope he has rediscovered his form and plays well, in fact everyone will need to step up and be strong. Fight for every ball, keep calm and make your passes!