A lot of people - some so called experts are saying he’s not a good fit for our club. But after reading lots of articles about his formations and playstyles I reckon with a few adjustments, notably up top, I reckon the current core of our squad, with a few specific, quality additions wont be a million miles from what he will require to get us challenging for Europe.
Read too many pages but the 4-3-3 or rather a 4-3-2-1 pops up a lot. So maybe, assuming everyone is fit and Kean shows the quality that was expected:
Sidibie/SC ——- Holgate ——- Mina ——- Digne
Delph/TD/GS ————— Gomes/TD/GS
Kean/AI/TW ——— Richarlison/B/AI
I guess we will see in the next few games, but in the past, managers havent changed things around significantly against either teams that park the bus (Burnley) or teams that play Def/Counter (RS/Leicester) and we have been gobsmacked when we dont adjust our play to their tactics. But I think Carlo’s way will be a lot different to what we have been used to of late, a lot more fluid, changing and reactive and not as exposed or outthought.
I dont think we will see much change in the players vs Burnley and possibly not much change in formation, but if we can retain the fighting spirit, I do expect we will play a lot more intelligent and clinical football, not scared to play, and express but still sometimes take a pragmatic approach, but finding a better balance rather than kick and rush and then panic reaction. A lot more professional. What do other people expect?