As the debate and drama rages over The Super League and the Champions League and the future of (European) football, we do have some more immediate concerns in the Premier League, where we take on Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night.
With West Ham losing over the weekend, we have a great chance to go back into the top four, with a win putting us third, even, at least temporarily. The meaning of third/fourth place may be changing by the minute, but it’s always going to be better than fifth.
Unfortunately, Mateo Kovacic continues to be absent through injury, while Thiago Silva is probably also going to miss out having started both of our games last week and limped off with a back ailment in the dying minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal.
Fortunately, Andreas Christensen is now available once again, having missed our last three games with a hamstring problem.