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A target man AND a technical striker ? What does that mean concerning our formation ? 

                      Courtois

           Rudiger   Luiz    Cahill

Moses     Bakayoko  Kante       Alonso

                       Hazard

           Morata/Michy   ????

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6 minutes ago, Geert The Flyer said:

A target man AND a technical striker ? What does that mean concerning our formation ? 

                      Courtois

           Rudiger   Luiz    Cahill

Moses     Bakayoko  Kante       Alonso

                       Hazard

           Morata/Michy   ????

You would drop azpilicueta>!!>??

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5 minutes ago, Geert The Flyer said:

You can't drop Cahill, so it would be Dave or Rudiger. Keep in mind Andreas probably will join the first team.

You definitely can drop Cahill. If Terry can be dropped as Captain then Cahil certainly can. Azpi and Luiz are far superior to Gary in this formation.

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                       Courtois

      Dave.           Luiz.            Rudiger

Moses.     Bakayoko.      Kante.      Alonso

               Willian.         Hazard

                         Morata

 

Looks pretty solid to me with the exception of Moses. In a perfect world I'd like to see him replaced with Danilo (looking less likely) or Aurier.

To really take it too the next level I'd replace Alonso and Willian as well but I have an attachment to them so maybe a slight bias there. In a perfect world I'd replace them with Sandro or R. Rodriguez and Sanchez.

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2 hours ago, Geert The Flyer said:

A target man AND a technical striker ? What does that mean concerning our formation ? 

                      Courtois

           Rudiger   Luiz    Cahill

Moses     Bakayoko  Kante       Alonso

                       Hazard

           Morata/Michy   ????

You forgot to include our best defender 

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1 hour ago, Frawdulant said:

                       Courtois

      Dave.           Luiz.            Rudiger

Moses.     Bakayoko.      Kante.      Alonso

               Willian.         Hazard

                         Morata

 

Looks pretty solid to me with the exception of Moses. In a perfect world I'd like to see him replaced with Danilo (looking less likely) or Aurier.

To really take it too the next level I'd replace Alonso and Willian as well but I have an attachment to them so maybe a slight bias there. In a perfect world I'd replace them with Sandro or R. Rodriguez and Sanchez.

That's pretty solid, but we also have a sneaky 4-2-4 to throw in when needed. Which is also why we're probably going to sign another striker, but we'll see.

 

Courtois

Azpilicueta - Luiz - Cahill - Alonso

Bakayoko - Kante

Willian ------------------------------ Hazard

Batshuayi - Morata

 

As you say, Danilo and Sandro would be the icing on the cake to add depth and quality to our wing back position. We're also quite likely to throw in a 3-5-2 such as the below:

 

Courtois

Azpilicueta - Luiz - Rudiger

Moses ---------------------------- Alonso

Bakayoko - Kante

Fabregas

---------------Hazard

Morata

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So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

Edited by Geert The Flyer

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31 minutes ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

I think I will survive. It won't be the first time we field a team without Brits.

Edited by Valerie

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54 minutes ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

We were the first club to do this in '97 or something around there, weren't we? Hardly a break from tradition.

Also, Cahill doesn't exactly suit a 5 man defence. He doesn't have the pace to deal with a winger on his own and he doesn't have the passing range to play in the centre and step into midfield. If and when we switch to a 4-2-4 or any other 4 at the back formation during the season, that's when he'll be ideal. That doesn't look like how we're going to start the season, though. So he's not right for it. There's no point putting a square peg in a round hole just so we can say that we have someone English in the side. What would you rather say at the season? At least we had an Englishman playing in our first choice side or at least we won the league? 

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1 hour ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

Yep because us English have got this football lark sussed. 

Sod your Spanish, Germans, Brazilians...English is best. 

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1 hour ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

Name me a world class English player we could possibly have in our starting 11? Why settle for a weaker player just because of their nationality. If we still had prime Terry, Lamps, A. Cole, J.Cole etc. i would agree with you, but Cahill is the first to be replaced in our current formation.

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1 hour ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

It's the English Premier League. 

Couldn't care less how many English players we have in the team. I want us to be the best in Europe and as it stands, England don't have many good players. 

Thanks to our academy though, that should hopefully change in the future!

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24 minutes ago, Battlewhisk said:

We were the first club to do this in '97 or something around there, weren't we? Hardly a break from tradition

I think we weren't the first ever but the first to do it in the league.

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1 hour ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

Couldn't care less about 'English' football since the way the FA handled JT.

I'd rather have us develop some decent young Belgians. Everyone loves Belgium.

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4 hours ago, Geert The Flyer said:

So no one here has any problem with playing without an English player ? I mean for Pete sake, we are an English team, in the British Premier League.  

Like others have said, i'm not that fussed. I would rather players got in on merit than because of nationality.

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Ideally we still need to add 2 wingbacks, a striker and a midfielder. 

Best case scenario: A.Sandro/Mendy for LWB, Danilo(?) for RWB, Llorente/Benteke to add some depth upfront.

Central midfield needs another player. Matic is leaving, Chalobah's gone and Baker is not ready . We're left with Kante, Cesc and Bakayoko. That's asking for trouble. 

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