That was just the tonic in midweek.
In pummelling Arsenal the lads have refreshed a season that was fast turning stale.
Win the next two and we’ll almost certainly finish 7th I would have thought but to have it in our hands with three games to spare is in itself an achievement.
Nuno says the team shouldn’t be thinking about revenge but I know I certainly am. I don’t fancy being trebled.
I said it at the time and I’ll say again – fair play to them for what they produced in that second half at Wembley.
Like most people I really thought we had it won at two zip. I expected us to shut them down, drain their belief and probably score again on the counter.
We had our say in the game though and they won’t have forgotten they were well and truly on the rack for the best part of an hour.
I didn’t think it was necessary for Ben Foster and Troy Deeney to put the boot in afterwards and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a chuckle after the same two players gifted their next game to Arsenal. Karma I think that’s called.
Deeney sits out this game following the sending off and will be a big miss tomorrow I suspect.
Our old friend Deulofeu scored twice to see them through against Huddersfield last weekend and to say he’s a marked man would be some understatement.
Hard to imagine Nuno will make any changes tomorrow given how well everyone did on Wednesday.
Jimenez has looked leggy since Wembley but there’s no real like-for-like replacement so can’t see anything doing there.
We’ve seen Jota destroy top calibre opposition consistently since the turn of the year and he had Watford on the back foot at times the other week.
He’s red hot at the moment so getting the ball to him in those inside positions to run from deep is the key. We didn’t do it well enough against Burnley or Southampton.
Well done to Wolvo Dave who storms to the top of the Prediction League table after correctly forecasting victory against Arsenal.
Bravo to Wolfstroker, PeteRobbo, jazzwolf54 and basherbaz too who all went one better and got the exact scoreline for a maximum.
As always, if you’d like to join in with the fun simply leave your prediction in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!
Exiled Wolf has asked me to inform everyone going to the Bloggers Ball that menu selections for the meal and the full £27 (per head) cost is due with him before end of play Monday. There’s still time for people to register interest if they’d like to go. Simply leave a comment below.