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Lineups for Villarreal Levante released. What formation will we run?

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It’s almost showtime.

Mirandes v Villarreal - Copa del Rey: Quarter Final Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Villarreal

1 Asenjo

2 Gaspar, 3 Albiol, 6 Funes Mori, 20. Peña

10 Iborra, 8 Cazorla, 14, Trigueros

7. Gerard, 17, Alcacer, 23, Moi Gomez

Bench: 13 Fernandez, 4 Pau, 9 Bacca, 11 Chukwueze, 16 Quintilla, 19 Anguissa, 24 Ontiveros

Levante

13 Aitor Fernandez, 9 Roger, 10 Barhi, 14, Ruben Vezo, 15 Postigo, 16 Rochina, 17 Vukcevic, 19 Clerc, 20 Miramon, 21 Majoral, 24 Campana

Bench: Koke Vegas, Tono Garcia, Sergio Leon, AJ Morales, Bruno, Coke, Martinez

Thoughts:

Pau and Albiol both being in the lineup makes me really excited. I like Chukwueze coming off the bench because I think he’s best in about 30 minute spurts. Fer stays out of the lineup and I think we are going to see him relegated to the B team most of the rest of the season.

I really like Ruben on the left over Quintilla, I think that adds some adventure to the attack that we just don’t have in Quintilla. At least one of our fullbacks needs to be forward thinking and I don’t think Mario is the guy to do it. I expect during the course of the match we’ll see Anguissa put in to churn things up in the midfield and Samu out wide to put pressure on Levante’s back line. Hopefully by that point we will have a solid lead.

In a week where we’ve debated what lineup the Yellow Sub should be using, it looks like a pretty standard 4-3-3 just based on the names released. Maybe we’ll see a 442 as subs happen?

Gamethread coming soon.