We can only hope that all the City players have gone on massive benders after winning the league, and still feel hungover by the time the final comes around. As for how we should approach the game, if we try and go toe to toe with them we'll end up getting comfortably beat, same as our other recent games against the top 6. Having to play Masina in a back four, should Holebas' red not get rescinded, also won't help. We also struggle for goals without Gray in the side when Deulofeu is in one of his ineffectual moods and Deeney looks off the pace again (as he did at the weekend). Considering that, as well as how poor Pereyra and Hughes have been lately, I wonder if some kind of a 5-4-1/5-2-3 might be worth a pop: -- Gomes Mapps, Cathcart Kabs Janmaat -- Masina -- Doucoure Capoue Deulofeu Deeney --- Gray Have the defence and central midfielders sitting very deep and narrow, leaving no space in between or in behind, then using the other three for long balls on the counter to nick a goal or two. In reality, were Javi to go with 5 at the back I suspect it would be the same team as above but with Hughes in place of Gray as a third midfielder to start off with, leaving Deeney and Deulofeu up top again and Gray as a sub for when we're undoubtedly behind and chasing the game.