So, da Costa is in for Jacobsen! To play right back? Or is Tomkins being moved out to the right, to a position Grant used him in during pre season friendlies?
You can see what Grant is trying to do, packing the team with big tall guys to combat Stoke's aerial threat. Cole, Piquionne, Ba, Tomkins, Upson, da Costa - they are there to deal with the biggest aerial bombardment of East London since the Blitz. The question is, will this team knit together in other areas?
Team for today:
da Costa, Tomins, Upson, Bridge
Noble, Parker, Hitzlspurger