If his performance against Bolton is anything to go by, a sign of what he is really beginning to produce, then he should be one of the first names on the team sheet.
He was absolutely devastating defensively AND set up quite a few attacks, one which has the skipper clapping which is as rare as it is.
There have been few remarkable comments regarding his passing ability, which is unobservant to say the least. He is no Alonso by any measure, but he does find his team mates proper. I am quite a fan of Lucas, but i would have Masch ahead against any opposition. His energy, and the confidence he brings to his team mates who knows he would have them covered, thus more attacking liberation, cannot be understated.
Must admit though, i am not convinced he and Lucas should start a game together, unless we have proper wingers, but thats another discussion altogether.