RCM – Ramires
Ramires is currently sitting on the periphery of first-team action, but with Fabregas expected to be dropped, he could sit alongside Matic. John Obi Mikel may also be in contention for this spot, but Ramires’ energy would be a welcome – and perhaps needed – addition to the side.
LCM – Nemanja Matic
The Serb hasn’t been at his best so far this term, but his stunning goal against Everton at the weekend looked to have lifted his confidence tremendously.