When you managed to catch the Kalidou Koulibaly press conference this afternoon, then it’s possible you’ll nicely have additionally seen this snippet.
When requested about adapting to a brand new membership, he talked about that he must adapt to enjoying a brand new formation, the 3-5-2. Discover, he fairly particularly mentioned this setup moderately than the 3-4-3, which we largely performed with final season.
So, was it only a mistake, or is Thomas Tuchel genuinely going to be switching formations?
It does make sense with the gamers we now have and the gamers we’re linked with, however I might be stunned that if he does change, then why haven’t we tried it in pre-season?
Anyway, I’m all for it, let’s take a look at one or two methods we may line-up, and I’m going so as to add in just a few gamers we’re closely linked with this week as nicely, simply to make it even higher wanting!
The beneath could be the primary beginning line-up, and there’s a lot about this that might excite me.
Mason Mount enjoying in a extra free position centrally, the place he can do extra injury, and the entrance two of Sterling and Havertz could be very intriguing.
However we’d even have a reasonably tasty wanting ‘second string’ facet as nicely on this line-up, basing on the present squad.
Personally, I want this line-up IF we now have to go together with a again three. Ideally, I’d want to see a again 4, however I believe we want a extra combative defensive midfielder to play with a lone DM.
There might be extra actions in fact and completely different variations, however I believe a 3-5-2 would get one of the best out of extra of our gamers, so let’s hope Koulibaly meant it and it wasn’t only a slip of the tongue!