Assuming we play 4-2-3-1 who are the 3?

Who are the 3? Select first choice XI only and where you want them starting.

  • Lamela - LW

    Votes: 22 21.2%
  • Lamela - CAM

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Lamela - RW

    Votes: 76 73.1%
  • Eriksen - LW

    Votes: 8 7.7%
  • Eriksen - CAM

    Votes: 85 81.7%
  • Eriksen - RW

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Chadli - LW

    Votes: 37 35.6%
  • Chadli - CAM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chadli - RW

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Lennon - LW

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • Lennon - CAM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lennon - RW

    Votes: 20 19.2%
  • Townsend - LW

    Votes: 26 25.0%
  • Townsend - CAM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Townsend - RW

    Votes: 9 8.7%
  • Sigurdsson - LW

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • Sigurdsson - CAM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sigurdsson - RW

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Holtby - LW

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • Holtby - CAM

    Votes: 19 18.3%
  • Holtby - RW

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    104
I picked LW: Townsend CAM: Eriksen and RW: Lamela... but now I regret it and feel bad on Lewis. I wouldn't mind seeing Holtby start on the left wing to see how he does, he has shown some glimpses of class. Eriksen CAM is a must though.
 
I'ved talked about Roma on here before but not so much Valencia. They're my favorite Spanish team and I watch them all the time, particularly in the past three three since Villa left and Soldado joined. I actually have a Valencia jersey too. So I've seen Soldado play for three years now and he is not one to win a header to score. He thrives on through ball down the middle and low crosses at the byline. His movement is so good and that's how he scores so much.

Now since we are talking about inverted wingers and true wingers, let me tell you that Lennon would be the worst player for Soldado to play with. What Lennon is good at is beating a man to the byline and getting away a cross, which is usually in the air. Now that might sound great but Lennon usually does this when the box is packed, meaning that it would require Soldado to win a header to score which probably wont happen. Furthermore, Lennon hardly ever plays through balls to the striker which is what Soldado is so good at finishing.

Now onto Lamela. I also watch Roma a lot because I am a huge Totti fan. Lamela is best at right wing. I've seen him play for two years at Roma and if he starts in the middle then he usually drifts off to the right to pick up the ball anyways. He is really not a left winger and I'm pretty sure we will never see him played there. Lamela is fantastic at taking on defenders like Lennon but he is a great dribbler and he has many tricks that allow him to slip through balls to others or get in a low cross when the defenders aren't expecting it. He'll also attract defenders toward him and allow Kyle Walker tons of space to get to the line and allow him to get low crosses in to Soldado without much pressure.

Now for the inverted winger debate. Inverted wingers will not clog up space if they are done right. You are so narrow minded if you really think that it is completely necessary to have true wingers. The fact that Lamela is such a good dribbler and passer gives him a duel threat that Lennon does not pose. The left back can either pick up a Walker run or stop Lamela from dribbling inside and shooting or slipping a pass to Soldado or Eriksen/Holtby. It will be this threat that will open up space for our full backs to get forward and provide the width. It doesn't always have to come from the mids. On the left side, Chadli showed that he can get a great cross away to Soldado in the Tblisi game. I don't understand all the Chadli hate because he has impressed me a lot. He's not flashy but he's a good player and gets the job done. He looked the most dangerous against the scum in the first 20 min vs Jenkinson and its a shame we didn't go back to him.


other than the fact that there's a distinct lack of fucks, fecks, fuckns, cunts, twats and tossers in your post it tis quality

you really need to work at coming across as more of a cunt though in your delivery....... :avblol:
 
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