Pedro’s hat-trick against Rayo gives the manager some food for thought, but he may decide to keep his potency in reserve for the Celtic game. If so, expect Cristian Tello’s speed to win out over Alexis Sanchez’s industry to complete the lineup.
The rivalry series between Utah and BYU is on rocky footing, with 2014 and 2015 scheduled to be the first Holy War break since World War II. How about a trip west to San Francisco to fill the gap?
For the Sugar’s second pick, how about Florida State? We didn’t know how freshman quarterback Jameis Winston would fare after a hyped offseason, but he so impressed that we’re all aboard here. The Noles have a friendly schedule and are a huge television draw.
Barca are hardly likely to allow him the time and space he has been afforded during games already this season, however, with Martin Montoya and Adriano Correia shoring up a new-look back four.
The Beavers recovered nicely from their loss to Eastern Washington, but they have a much tougher task ahead of them in Utah. The Utes have quietly begun the season in a very competent manner, and could announce themselves with a big win against Oregon State. This feels an awful lot like a fork in the road for the Beavers.
Alex Song certainly didn’t disgrace himself against Rayo Vallecano, but Busquets’ superior all-round play gets him the nod in this one. Andres Iniesta will orchestrate the midfield along with Cesc Fabregas. Left out of the squad completely for the visit of Sociedad, Fabregas’ return allows Xavi Hernandez another rest.