No doubt there is still plenty of transfer activity ahead (we hope) but based on polls, and social media feedback, our starting 11 for the opening game at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend looks in most part predictable.

No surprises with regards to first choice keeper, Gollini picking up 92% of the vote. Defense saw Okore pick up 59% of the vote to partner Elphick. Most of you would still pick Amavi over Bennett if he is fit. And we all agree a new right back is needed but Hutton is picked by default as there is no one else.

Midfield sees Tshibola come in for the departed Gueye. I still think the midfield lacks some creativity and pace. A winger in my opinion is needed and I would be tempted to drop Westwood or Gardner and bring in Green.

We all know Ayew is a dead cert in terms of starting. The biggest surprise was who you picked to partner him. Rushian Hepburn Murphy was your preferred choice with 51% of the vote.

It will be an immensely tough first game. Let’s hope for 3 points. UTV

Keeper:

  • Gollini

Defence:

  • Hutton
  • Elphick
  • Okore
  • Amavi if fit/Bennett

Midfield:

  • Tshibola
  • Gardner
  • Westward
  • Grealish

Attack

  • Ayew
  • Hepburn Murphy