Hull City are on what on paper looks like a decent run off the back of a Draw with Man United and a win against Liverpool. Personally I don’t believe they offer much in the way of threat and their previous results are a bit of a smokescreen to what is now a very poor Hull side.
Having lost arguable their best player in Snodgrass and with Hernandez and Dawson battling with Injury I don’t think they offer anything that we need to be concerned about. Their result against Man United was a back’s against the wall display in a game where united dominated most of the possession and same again against Liverpool. Liverpool took the lion’s share of the possession and were a goal down until they were caught on the counter whilst trying to get back in the game, Liverpool don’t forget are now 5 games without a win so they also are struggling for form.
I don’t think we have any excuses here, personally I’d like to see the likes of Perez and Walcott on the pitch against a side that will try and sit back and hope that we will struggle to break them down. With Sanchez as the Lone Striker with Perez and Walcott either side we have a front 3 that can rotate throughout the game. Make it difficult for the defensive line and I believe that with the creativity that Ozil, Sanchez and Perez have we won’t struggle to get in behind. If we get an early goal then we could be in for an absolute Goal fest, our last 4 games against the Tigers have seen us score 11 goals and we have conceded only 2.
I believe Perez would make all the difference in this game and I’ll be disappointed if he is not chosen in the starting 11.
My starting IX against Hull would be…