Surely if he's fit he plays next to Laporte?Ake. If he's warning up, he is fit enough to play.
I also think Walker might chuck himself in like Stones did against Real ;)
Watkins' pace up against Fern, Laporte and Zin, is not something I want to see.
I hadn't realised Villa are playing Thursday night?
That's a big advantage now.
Salad, Robertson and Van Dijk won't be risked against Southampton, not with twinges after yesterday.