Maxi HAS to start. Same with Bellamy. They just give us cutting edge that we desperately lack
They're both so much better than Downing (and Kuyt) it's untrue. I personally think we're better when Carroll's at the head of our attack rather than Suarez, simply because he isn't a 'striker', but I wouldn't mind it if Maxi, Suarez and Bellamy were the front three.
What is ludicrous, and really worrying, is why indeed Maxi was dropped at all... for the past eight months. Finished last season superbly, has no quality in front of him (Bellamy and Suarez aside) - whose dog did he run over?