Thomas Christiansen has confirmed at his press conference today that both Klich and Bridcutt will be missing from the match-day squad for “tactical” reasons. Obviously you can’t have five central midfielders in the squad every week, but it’s an interesting development.
It almost certainly means that Ronaldo Vieira will be back in the squad, though he’ll probably be on the bench with Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane starting. We also have Vurnon Anita who can cover there, so it makes sense to leave those two out. Although I believe Bridcutt may look to leave the club before the end of the transfer window as he’ll want to be starting regularly and he won’t be doing that here.
Christiansen also confirmed that Berardi, Green and Pennington are out injured, though he didn’t tell us how long that will be for.