I think we have to go with the solid three at the back and aim to keep a clean sheet though I don't feel that necessarily needs to be overly defensive, but I also think we must go with form so players see that playing well leads to starts irrespective of salaries, fees, status etc.
The only question in my head is whether Collins, Ogbonna or Noble fills the one vacancy - with Kouyate moving around the team to accommodate them. I reckon Slav would go for Noble.
Subs to include Adrian, Carroll, Antonio, Ayew, Arnie....remainder depend on fitness. When all's said and done - Hernandez and Sakho have been scoring goals.
We can actually sling on a completely changed front three and will have an £80m-£90m bench - kinda makes it obvious just how strong this squad really is.
Unless injuries materialise, several useful players are not even going to make the bench.
I think this team has the potential to be fluid and slick, and that it can easily be changed to a 4-3-1-2 without making a sub.
There are so many options.