Final part of the stop bunching series of blogs
Really good 5 little blogs looking at the current squad build, the players on contract, and how they might be gradually managed out for younger more appropriate replacements for a 4-diamond-2 like spurs (closest to our mix of players) and eventually a 4-3-3 (final team for the silva/brands project).
Yes been reading those.
Think supports the idea that 4–2-4 is getting most out of Sigurdsson but that it also needs Gueye to cover the gaps which then brings about their own issues (picked up in there).
Silva obviously hoped that he could resurrect Schneiderlin as this would have provided much more flexibility in midfield shape.
Right side is an issue as no one is playing well.
Aside from Richarlison, the LW selection hasn’t brought much obvious, must be picked all the time success.
That hasn’t been highlighted as much because Digne has played well so he’s taking the pressure there.
Not the case the other side which has resulted in Walcott becoming a performance bogey man.
Was a shame that Lookman got that knock after the city game as he played really well when he came on.
Overall the point is reinforced that the squad isn’t balanced rather than having no capable players.
Will be interesting to see in the summer how these areas are addressed.