With just two spots let to play with, you can guess where this is going. The first obviously has to go to Amine Harit. The Moroccan attacker has become the focal point of every FC Schalke attack. Without him, I shudder to think what this attack would look like. That’s just how good and steady he’s been.
But it’s hard to count him as a secondary striker, even though he has played there before, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him floating around a lone striker… which leans into the question of who that lone striker is going to be.
I’d love to say Benito Raman. But I’m not sure I buy that yet. He just made a big breakthrough in midweek, he will probably still need some time to touch down in the first team before he makes it into the starting XI.
And while I’d love to say Ahmed Kutucu, again… probably not yet. Wagner is clearly taking his time.
So whether you like it or not, Guido Burgstaller gets the start here again. You just have to believe that the goal drought is bound to end soon.