We look at our squad now and we can have healthy debate with the exception of one or two positions as to who should start each week. I have read and listened to excellent arguments for left back, centre halves, midfield and all the attacking positions. The beauty of the problem is that different combinations can be used and form can be considered along with fitness and reputation.
The position I want to look at here is our wide attacking options and not just personnel but the pros and cons of using the inverted system or the more traditional winger system.
So far we have been using the Inverted system and to be fair it has yielded results, with goals against Norwich, Chelsea and Cardiff all coming from wide positions using an inverted winger. The penalty against Swansea also came from an inverted wing attack. Have we missed the traditional winger beating full backs on the outside? Can we play with one inverted winger and more traditional one on the other flank? Do we need more of an aerial threat up front to capitalize on wide crosses? All are things to be considered. Let’s have a look at our array of wide attacking options:
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