No surprise that Allardyce has stuck with the eleven that beat Spurs, but the absence of Collins and Maiga from the bench is perhaps a little strange.
So, Carlton Cole has already proved himself better than Maiga! It makes you wonder why he was released and rumoured suitors for Mogodon were rebuffed. Now we will struggle to give him away!
And what happens if Tomkins or Reid are injured? O'Brien, Rat or Demel at centre back I suppose.
No surprise value this time around, of course. And Man City are better than Spurs! So, let's hope but not expect too much!