I don't think your team is far off tbf
I expect to see Walker though instead of CBC and Puscas instead of Baldock. And then your bench is miles off IMO
Rightly or wrongly, expect to see Aluko and Boye there, maybe with a few youngsters thrown in and perhaps Adam
My thought behind playing Baldock ahead of Puscas was that:
1. Baldock scored against them last game.
2. Hes fit.
3. It gives us another opportunity to see if Baldock can play as a lone striker.
4. Puscas should be starting against Millwall. His hold up play was much improved and Baldock really struggled last game. He might be better served off the bench after Puscas (who is a bit more physical) has tired them a bit.
I'm not going to agree with you on point 4, thought the sub completely killed any momentum that we had generated
I'd like to see them together in a two because they worked really well earlier in the season, but Loader deserves a start too. Difficult decision for Bowen but given Baldock's injury record, it may be better to leave him out, don't want to be just left with Puscas on Saturday
Yes that would be a pickle. Although Meite could be moved up and Loader is available if the worst was to happen.
A front 3 of:
Is something I could not only get behind, but actually promote as potentially our best option (with Joao out).
Meite and Baldock are bot very willing to make runs into the box so considering our build up play between Blackett, Ejaria and Swift out left and the, sometime quality, long balls of Adam sitting behind, having 3 forwards making runs would be very exciting to watch.
Add Yiadom to the right when he gets back and we have the ability to replicate Blacketts effectiveness in both flanks.
The quality of this team on paper is slowly becoming a quality team on pitch.