Jose Mourinho has said that Eric Bailly has not featured heavily in the closing weeks of the season because he has been trying to grant players who have a chance of going to the World Cup as much gametime as possible.
However, with the England squad announced prior to the Wembley showdown with Chelsea, the fates of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have already been decided, Victor Lindelof has already been named in the Sweden squad and Marcos Rojo is in the 35-man provisional Argentina party.
That may open the door for Mourinho to recall Bailly – who is arguably the club’s most able defender – for the meeting with Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday in the final of the FA Cup.
With Mourinho looking to extend his record of having never lost a major final in normal time, Bailly’s athleticism could well be an asset and that’s why we’re asking you whether the Ivorian – valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt – should get the nod.
Let us know by voting in the poll below and keep your eyes peeled for the results ahead of kick off…