My son has worked out (so blame him if he's wrong!) that Jordan Cousins has started 11 league matches this season and that in those matches we have won 20 points, the only loss being the West Brom disaster. That means that we have won 19 points from the other 15 matches.
Personally, I wouldn't start him if we had a full squad available but maybe Cousins is a better, or at least a more useful, player than some of us think? I also wonder if he might be even more useful if/when he has a proper run of games.
Just putting it out there on this boring international weekend...
If there's one thing everyone on here agrees (I think!) it is that we have to develop a settled team and playing style. Whilst players should have some flexibility, it is ridiculous to build a squad of players who don't know from one game to the next whether and where they're playing.
As such, I hope that last year's shambles was Olly's attempt to see who could do what, with a view to building a good and settled team this year. I'm no coaching genius but I am convinced that, at this level at least, having a settled team and squad is crucial.
Based on the current squad, I'd pick the following team and stick with it for at least 3 games: