-Tom Huddlestone moving like he didn't just pound a box of Krispy Kremes
-Jermaine Jenas showing...anything
-Luka Modric getting some time both on the left and in the middle. I'm not convinced of what his best position is for this team.
-Gareth Bale at both left back and left midfield for the same reason as Modric
-Giovani Dos Santos at all. I was happy to see him getting some PT against Benfica, but I'm not sure that playing second striker behind Peter Crouch is his best spot. I like him better on either wing.
-Hopefully any of Wilson Palacios. His fitness is in question but he appears to be doing better. I would rather not have both Jenas and Huddlestone starting against Manchester City.
-Some time for Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermaine Defoe as a partnership. While Harry seems to be married to Peter Crouch up front, I think these two are our best pairing
-Some more Niko Kranjcar? He doesn't seem to be in the equation as a possible starter and I'm not entirely sure why
-Last, but not least (and most obvious), not conceding any extremely soft goals
Oh, and a couple for Fiorentina, since I just like football in general
-Khouma Babacar, supposedly the kid is a sick talent
-Adem Ljajić, the former Man United target. They denied their option on the once highly touted youngster, can he revive his stock at Fiorentina?
-How good their chemistry is early in pre-season. Fiorentina has the talent to grab a European place in Italy, the question is whether or not that talent can work together.
I'll be back tomorrow after the game with some post-match observations. Let's hope for a good showing.