Letou Decide: Mlog 23rd November 2017


Another quiet day where absolutely nothing happened!

With Tammy Abraham winning the vote to lead the line against Brighton, I’ll use this quiet spell to run through my game-plan for Saturday.

As you can see, I’ve dropped Carroll all the way back into DM (from his previous role of attacking playmaker), this is a bit of experimentation to find out who will perform best in that playmaking role. The reason for 2 defensive midfielders I explained the other day (but will go into it again!) – whoever’s been playing in attacking midfield for Brighton has been fantastic and the focus of all their creativity, so we need to snuff that out. Mesa has been designated to man-mark whoever starts in that position – leaving Carroll free to help keep the ball/defend.

Ki Sung-Yeung impressed against Everton so keeps his position in the middle of the park, whilst Leroy Fer and Sam Clucas are the attacking midfielders. We should have a significant advantage in central midfield which will hopefully allow us to keep the ball and create chances, whilst limiting Brighton to attacks down the wing – which is fine as long as we deal with them!