Craig Fowler focuses on the the key battles that are set to unfold at Tynecastle for today's League Cup semi-final between Hibs and St Johnstone.
Lewis Stevenson v Michael O'Halloran
The Hibernian left-back was always thought of as a midfielder filing in on the defensive line, but he's really grown into the role in the last 18 months, and can now consider himself among the best in the country.
He'll have to put in a top performance to slow down O'Halloran. The speedster looked like he had a point to prove at Celtic last week and if he can hit top form in this match, it could be the difference between the sides.
Jason Cummings v Steven Anderson
Youthful exuberance against the wily veteran.
Anderson and Scobbie can struggle a little at times against teams who like to go long, but this is not Hibs' style under Stubbs and Cummings is the type of striker that Anderson, with his excellent positioning and sense of anticipation, can keep in check. However, even if does for 89 minutes and 59 seconds, that one second where you let the live-wire striker get out of your sights can be deadly.
David Wotherspoon v John McGinn
McGinn likes to dictate the tempo of the match for Hibs, while Wotherspoon's ability to spray passes around makes him an important cog in St Johnstone's unit. Whoever has the more active game from these two will likely be on the winning side at the end of the match.