Just to point out that no matter how shit our Wingers are, we always look even worse when playing a narrow system.Because we have stronger central players than wingers. Playing 5 (or 3) at the back let's us get Nacho in with Vardy while keeping Maddison central
Agreed. Playing narrow is a disaster. We narrowed right down after Praet and Perez went off against Chelsea. We looked like a pub team who'd finished second in a competition.Just to point out that no matter how shit our Wingers are, we always look even worse when playing a narrow system.
The players need to ****ing move for the ball and show some desire, simple as that.
I hear what you're saying Graz, but the reality IMO is that our full backs do best when getting forwards when they can overlap and join in with whoever the wide player is ahead of them. Chilwell in particular doesn't take players on, but even Ricardo, as good as he is, can't do it alone. They benefit greatly from having a wide player there ahead of them, who they can work with or off, rather than having to do it by themselves. That's why when we play in a narrow manner, Chilwell often gets grief, as he checks out of an attack and comes back round, as he has no option to play with. They may be able to "get forwards", but that's not much use if it doesn't lead anywhere.I don't think 3-5-2 with Chilwell and Albrighton wide would make us narrow.
Agree that diamond formations haven't worked, but 3-5-2 would give the wing backs more license to get forwards.
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