I think if Dybala plays, there's less need for crossing from the wings and also a possible downgrade in defensive pressing (perhaps a deeper line and more concentration needed). So probably both circumstances hurt Cancelo's chances.
Cautiously like this lineup a lot. So #10 might get the start? If you told me last September this would be the CL lineup to chase the title, i would be very happy, just Dybala's poor form the entire season scares me. At least he's not a defender so even if nothing from him and 0-0 at HT, plenty of firepower in Costa and Kean to bring off the bench.
Leaving Cancelo out shouldnt be an option if he is fit. MDS is decent player and a good backup, but nowhere near the quality of Cancelo. I feel hes getting a bit overrated around here. Cancelo fucked up in last game but he also made a great cross for CR and had a lot of good attacking plays. In general we deal better with pressure with players like Cancelo and AS around.
I'll be happy to see Dybala playing in his natural role tbh. He has always preformed when being close to the goal. This season I have no idea what his role is, he just wanders around the right side of midfield for some weird reason only Allegri knows.
Cosa and Kean will be the necessary power from the bench that could change the game the kill the those arrogant Dutch wankers
This year he still averages roughly 1 g+a per appearance (not start) if he plays as one of the 2 strikers. Considering our opponent and circumstances of the match, it's likely that he will supply something tomorrow.