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posted 1 week, 1 day ago

WOLVES - Wide 4-3-3

We setup in a traditional 4-3-3 formation, with two midfielders in Rakitic and Gundogan who can dominate possession and help us control the game. We go with a young defence full of pace, as we look to let our attacking players take the game to Brum.

We attack down the wings. One full back bombs forward at a time, combining with the winger to double up on the opposition full back. The two central midfielders will be key to our gameplan, looking to spread the ball wide, linking with the wide players to find them in space to get at the opposition.

Immobile comes in up top as we look to attack down the wings and create for him, as he suits the gameplan better than Vardty who offers an option from the bench.

----------------- Arrizabalaga
Hakimi-------J.Tah------Rugani-----A.Telles
-----------------------Allan
-------------Gundogan----Rakitic--------------
di Maria------------------------------------Persic
------------------- Immobile

Subs: Radu, Tomori, Maffeo, Mendes, Ozil, Draxler, Vardy


Our defensive unit consists of Jonathan Tah and Ruganipaired up at centre-back, Achraf Hakimi at right-back and Nicolas Tagliafico at left-back, with Allan as our defensive midfielder screening them.

Helping the defenders maintain solid positioning is a key part of Allan's role, he will press almost anywhere in his own half to allow the bank of four defenders and midfielders to maintain their position, ensuring the zonal structure shape is maintained with no space for the opposition to work in.

Attack
We will vary the tempo of our attacking play, always looking to attack down the wings. We will counter if it is on, playing with a deep defence this may suck the opposition in and we have pace on the wings to break quickly. If the break is not on, the midfield trio work with the defence, coming deep to collect the ball and play out from the back.


One of Hakimi and Telles can surge up the wings in the knowledge that there are three other defenders and Allan back. As they come up the wings, both Perisic and Angel Di Maria, who are fast speed merchants, excellent in tight spaces and fantastic dribblers will cut inside or make runs into the box.

Our two central midfielders are excellent in tight spaces and will look to link up with the wingers, playing quick one twos to set them off into space, or taking the time to play daring through balls that will cut the opposition open.

Immobile will occupy the opposition’s centre backs, holding up possession and looking to turn the defender and shoot. He’ll be strong in the air and look out for his teammates trying to pick him out from deep. He'll get in the box, and always provide an option for the wide players. The winger opposite play always looks to get into the box adding an extra option for the wide player looking to cross or create in the middle.

Subs.
If winning after 70 mins bring on Vardy and Mendes for Immobile and Rakitic. Extra power in cm and pace up top.
If winning after 80 mins bring on Draxler for Perisic.

If drawing or losing after 70 mins bring Vardy and Ozil for Gundogan and Immobile. 4-2-3-1, Rakitic next to Allan, Ozil advanced AM behind the pacey Vardy.
If drawing or losing after 75 mins bring on Draxler for Perisic.

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posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Just sold Jansson so replaced by Dael Fry in starting lineup


Newcastle v HULL

----------------Peacock-Farrell
Aarons----Godfrey---------Fry---------Lewis
------------Ascacíbar-----Nández
Wilson-----------Almirón----------Benrahma
-------------------Lacazette

Subs: Raya, Justin, Berge, Buendía, Carvalho, Clarke, Adams



Our defensive unit consists of Ben Godfrey and Dael Fry paired up at centre-back, Max Aarons at right-back and Jamal Lewis at left-back, with Santiago Ascacíbar and Nahitan Nández as our midfield ‘double pivot’ screening them.

This ‘double pivot’ is the key to our team and in Ascacíbar and Nández we have a perfect pairing to initiate attacks by distributing the ball in an intelligent fashion, to be key players in circulation and to prevent dangerous opposition attacks, being disciplined in positioning and limiting space in between the lines.

The strength of our double pivot is that Nández can press the ball without leaving lots of space, as Ascacíbar can maintain a good position to react if the initial press is bypassed. Our double pivot will offer huge defensive stability and will ensure that a structured shape is maintained.

Having two defensive midfielders centrally prevents others being dragged out of position to press.

Helping the defenders maintain solid positioning is a key part of Nández’s role, he will press almost anywhere in his own half to allow defenders to stay in the defensive line.

With Nández running his socks off for the team, our high tempo will dictated by his partner in holding midfield, Santiago Ascacíbar.

A holding midfielder through and through, Ascacíbar is not just your “win the ball and pass it on to the closest player” – there is a real creative mind in his locker, but it’s his ability to be the shield of the back four and then be creative once he gets the ball that makes Ascacíbar such a talent.

The attacking unit consists of Harry Wilson, Miguel Almirón and Saïd Benrahma as our band of three attacking midfielders with Alexandre Lacazette as our lone central striker.

Our 4-2-3-1 is set up to have that wonderful ‘springy' quality - it absorbs pressure without breaking and then snaps back with surprising force.

In defence our 4-2-3-1 covers space very effectively, with the band of three attacking midfielders and centre forward able to press the opposition high up the pitch while the two defensive midfielders ensure that there is no space left in front of the defence. Then the back four can either play a high line, compressing the space even further, or drop deeper as preferred.

Once we have won the ball back, often by Ascacíbar or Nández, then our 4-2-3-1 can spring into attack.

Aarons and Lewis can surge up the wings in the knowledge that Ascacíbar and Nández can drop into the space left behind if needed. As they come up the wings, both Harry Wilson and Saïd Benrahma, who are fast speed merchants, excellent in tight spaces and fantastic dribblers will cut inside or make runs into the box. Miguel Almirón our attacking central midfielder’s low centre of gravity will enable him to navigate away from defenders at a frighteningly quick pace. Almirón is blessed with an instant first touch and can dribble with the ball at such a close proximity to his feet that it makes him almost impossible to tackle this creative passer who will look to play Wilson, Benrahma and Lacazette in via fast passing combinations.

Up front, Lacazette is an all-rounder and will perfectly complement the strengths of the trio behind him with his technically gifted style of play, he will provide his team mates with assists and is a good finisher. He will use his lightning pace to good affect and he is extremely capable with both feet, has an eye for goal, will score all types of them and there is much potential to see his stunning volleys, long shots and one-on-ones.

As mentioned Lacazette will enjoy linking up with our other attacking players, providing lots of key passes. His first touch will be is admirable, with the ball rarely ever jumping far from him when he takes it. His close control is especially good as well, which will allow him us to hold up play for us if necessary.

Subs on 80 mins
Buendía on for Wilson and Clarke on for Benrahma
Lots of fresh legs and pace to trouble the opposition for a late goal regardless of the score line

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

VILLA vs Chelsea

------------------------------------De Gea-------------
Doherty-----------Kabak------------Chiellini-----------Max
----------------------Soumare----------Adams------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pepe------------------------------Brahim---------------------------Son
--------------------------------------Piatek-----------------------------------

Subs - McCarthy, Milenkovic, Guerreiro, Moura, Berardi, Wilson, Morata

Playing the 4231 formation which is a nicely balanced formation. The tactic will be to use our pacy wingers to attack down the wings and create chances from there.

DEFENCE
De Gea will command the area when there's any high balks into the box. Punch the ball away if you can't catch it and play the ball out quickly to hit the oppo on the counter. Kabak and Chiellini are 2 tall and powerful heads in the centre of defence. Look to use all your knowledge to shut the oppo attack down. Chiellini to mark main striker and Kabak to mark any other runners. Doherty and Max will look to make sure they don't get beaten by the oppo wingers. Be vary of what the oppo winger likes to do aka if they like to cut in onto their stronger foot etc and try and stop them from doing that. Soumare will help you double up against the oppo wingers aswell. Soumare will be on ultra defensive mode. No attacking whatsoever.

ATTACK
Adams will be playing the B2B role today. He will look to use his high energy to help out in both attack and defence. Make runs from deep and get forward whenever you can. When the oppo are attacking just come deep and sit next to Soumare in the middle.
Pepe will look to cut in onto his stronger left foot and I want him to shoot from distance if he sees a chance to. When not in possession of the ball I want him to stick close to the oppo fullbacks and look to beat the offside trap. Likewise with Brahim. Brahim will be the playmaker in the final third and will look to use his expert dribbling ability to create chances for our team. Play quick passes and keep moving so the oppo find it hard to mark you. Piatek will be the main goal threat for the team. He is very dangerous in the air and I want him to use his aerial abillity to score headers for us. I want our fullbacks to whip some great deliveries into the box for him. He's also a threat in the 6 yard area and I want him to use his attacking prowess to get in front of the oppo defenders to find space to get a shot in goal.

Subs if LOSING BY 70MINS
Change formation to 41212
Berardi on Pepe off.
Wilson on Adams off
Moura on Son off

Subs if DRAWING BY 70 MINS
Guerrero on Adams off
Berardi on Pepe off
Wilson on Brahim off

Subs if WINNING by 70 MINS
Take off Brahim and put in Guerrero in CM and change formation to 451

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

BRUM vs wolves

-------------------------------------Lafont-----------------------
Pereira----------R Dias----------------Sanchez---------Chilwell
-------------------Doucoure---------------Nkunku-------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarr------------------------------------------------------------Richarlison
---------------------------------Lo Celso------------------------------------
-----------------------------------Haller-------------------------------------

Subs - Lunin, Diop, Paredes, Kessie, Hazard, Zaha, Dembele

CAPTAIN - SANCHEZ
CK'S - LO CELSO
FK'S - LO CELSO
PENALTIES - HALLER

I want us to hold a deep defensive line to start of with so the oppo don't get an early goal. Keep things simple in the beginning and only pressure the oppo when they get in our half. When we have the ball I want the team to play pass and move football. Don't stay static, try and get in behind the oppo defence as there is a lot of pace in our attacking players. As the game goes on, when we don't have the ball I want the team to defend from the front line and pressure the oppo and try and win possession back. Do this in fits and bursts as it is a tiring tactic.

Defence
Lafont is a quality young keeper. Don't take risks. Punch the ball away if the shot is too powerful. Command your area. The defence is well balanced. Dias and Sanchez bring a whole lot of experience and pace to the defence. Sanchez will use his experience to marshal the defence and Dias will look to use his pace to close the oppo strikers down. Stay vocal with each other and cover for each other if oppo gets past one of you. Full backs will start of with a conservative mind set and not attack too much but as the game goes on I want them to make overlapping runs and get some crosses in to the box. Nkunku will be covering for them when they go attacking.

Defence Mids
Nkunku + Doucoure
Nkunku will be the anchor in the middle. Stay back in front of the defence and protect the defence with your life. If the oppo play an AM then stick close to him and mark him if possible. When our fullbacks are attacking then your main priority will be to cover for them. When in possession pass the ball out to the wings or play a through ball from deep to our wingers.
Doucoure will look to pick the ball up from deep and use his pace and energy to dribble the ball out. Make runs forward and help our attacking players whenever you can. Play quick passes forward and use your strength to outmuscle the oppo players. When not in possession of the ball I want him to sit alongside Nkunku in the middle and protect the defence.

Wingers
Sarr + Richarlison
These 2 will be the focal point of my attack. I want to give them the freedom to express themselves in attack. Richarlison will be looking to cut in from the left and Sarr will be looking to go on the outside and get to the byline to whip balls into the box. I want you both to try and beat the oppo fullbacks with your pace and dribbling ability but don't try too hard as if you see them doubling up on you you can either pass back or into the centre of the pitch to one of our CM's. I want you both to be aware of our fullbacks and play pass and move 1 2's with them to try and penetrate the oppo back line. Pereira and Chilwell are no slouches attacking wise so use them! If you can cut in onto your stronger foot, don't be afraid to shoot from range as you both have the ability to score from long range. If there is no space to do so then take the ball to the byline and whip in crosses for Haller to get his head on. When we are defending corners I want both of them to stay near the halfway line so we can hit the oppo on the counter attack.

Attack Mid
Lo Celso
Lo Celso will be playing just behind Haller and will look to help him out in attack. Be ready for passes into your feet and shoot if you see an opportunity. Mix up your attacking runs to throw off the oppo DM. I want him to dribble with the ball and play 1 2's with the rest of the team. Shoot if you see an opening.

Striker
Haller
Haller will look to use his strength to get the better of the oppo defence. Be vary of crosses into the box as you are decent in the air, and if you are through on goal, use your expert finishing to score. Time your runs off the shoulders of the oppo CB's and hold the ball up for Richarlison/Sarr to make infield runs ahead of you.

Subs if LOSING BY 65MINS
Put on Dembele for Nkunku and Zaha for Lo Celso to bring some more attacking impetus on. Play a high line and try and get a goal. Change formation to 41212.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Pereira------------R Dias---------------Sanchez------------Chilwell
----------------------------------Doucoure------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarr--------------------------------------------------------------Richarlison
-------------------------------------Zaha-------------------------------
---------------------------Haller-----------Dembele------------------------


Subs if WINNING BY 80MINS
Take off Lo Celso and put on Diop in CB. Play defensive with everyone in our own half defending for their lives, waiting to hit the oppo on the counter attack. Hazard on for Richarlison and Paredes for Nkunku to add a bit more energy into the midfield.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Pereira------Diop------Sanchez------R Dias-------Chilwell
-------------------------Paredes--------Doucoure----------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------Sarr-------------------------------------------Hazard---------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Haller---------------------------------------

Subs if DRAWING BY 65MINS
Hazard on for Richarlison
Zaha on for Lo Celso
Dembele on for Haller
Fresh legs to bring on.

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posted 2 days, 15 hours ago

---------------------- Courtois ------------------
Cancelo --- Koulibaly --- Skriniar –--- Junior
---------- Fernandinho --- Eriksen ------------
O.Dembele ---------- Isco --------- M.Asensio
--------------------- M.Icardi -------------------

Subs:
Etheridge, Manolas, Partey, Arthur, M.Diaby, Martial, Benzema

Captain: Koulibaly
Free Kicks: Eriksen
Penalties: Icardi
Corners: Wingers

Final game of the season and the lads are raring to go as we look to end the season on a high by retaining the FA Cup. We make a few tweaks from the victorious midweek side as we bring in some fresh legs to create new problems for the opposition, whilst we also looking to strengthen defensively to limit the problems caused by the oppositions attack in the EL Final.

As always moving the ball at speed will be the focus of our play as we go with an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation. It was noted from the EL final that they looked to cause problems down the flanks and Haller in particular was a real nuisance due to his height and physicality in the middle. We counter this by going with what we feel is our strongest defence with Skriniar and the pacy Junior Firpo both returning the starting lineup. We feel that the added mobility that these two bring will make it easier for us to combat their attack.

If they play Haller up top then we put Koulibaly on him to shut him down. Stick tight and don’t let him have any space, Koulibaly has the height, strength and pace to go toe to toe with the big CF and we feel he is the ideal player to blunt their attack. We suspect however, that they may mix things up and potentially play two up top, if so then Skriniar will pick up the other CF to keep him quiet. Junior brings added speed to our defence which will be perfect to combat their pace on the flanks.

The focus will be on our central midfield trio, this area of the field we feel we can dominate and one that will be crucial after such a short turnaround from midweek. Fernandinho, Eriksen and Isco will look to dictate the game from the middle, quick sharp passing we make the opposition run and chase the ball all afternoon. The aim being that as the game wears on they will tire after the long trip back from Baku which will open things up for us in attack. Constantly keep the ball moving with our intricate passing, our FB’s and wingers stretching the field, making it as wide as possible.

If the opposition revert to a back three then the extra man we have in CM will mean we overrun them in the middle of the pitch as we look to lay down a marker in our season finale.

Defence:

We go with a strong defensive unit at the back, packed with experience and quality we look to nullify the threat posed by the oppositions attack. We will look to be dominant as we aim to take the sting out of the opposition early on and play on the front foot. Our fullbacks have license to push forward when in possession with both having great quality in the final third. We look to draw the opposition onto us by sitting deep when they are in possession, we feel we can exploit the space they leave behind and hit them on the counter with our pace in attack.

If the opposition play one up top then Koulibaly will mark. Strong, pacy and aggressive we feel he has all the tools to deal with any opponent. Skriniar will offer additional protection behind and pick up the second striker if they go for a front two.

Midfield:

Fernandinho will be our destructive force in the middle of the field. A top class DM, we rely on his fantastic reading of the game to break up the opposition play, winning back possession and setting us up on the counter as we look to get the ball into our creative players as quickly as possible. If the opposition play with an AM then Fernandinho will sit on him as we look to stifle their creativity by eliminating one of their main creative hubs. Alongside him we have the creative maestro Eriksen, picking the ball up from deep and driving forward he will look to open up our opponents as he has license to push forward whilst Fernandinho sits. At all times he will be looking for that killer through ball in behind the defence for the run of Icardi to finish.

Completing our midfield trio we have the majestic Isco. He plays in the AM role and has free roam to pull the opposition apart. A technical genius we will consistently look to get the ball into him in an advanced position in the final third. Capable of operating in tight spaces he has fantastic close control which will be key in opening the oppositions tight defence. He will also have Eriksen pushing forward alongside forming a deadly duo in the centre of the park. We play at speed, quick one two passes as we look to cut the opposition apart in the final third. We embrace his creativity and encourage him to shoot from distance should the opportunity arise.

Forwards:

Icardi comes in for Jovic as he looks to lay down a marker to prove he is top dog. Alongside him with have the pacy Dembele and Asensio who will both be looking to get on the scoresheet, they will vary their runs, constantly keep the opposition guessing by cutting infield and going for goal, whilst in the next phase of play driving down the line and whipping in a low ball for Icardi to tap home. This variation in play will make it almost impossible for our opponents to second guess our approach, making it increasingly difficult for them to stop our attacks. Icardi plays through the middle, with the number 9 spot up for grabs and with Jovic scoring in midweek he will be going all out for goals to cement his spot in the starting line up next season. He will do what he does best, get himself into the box and finish any chances that fall his way.

Subs;

If winning:
70 mins: Eriksen off, Partey on. Dual DMs offering additional protection.
80 mins: Dembele off, Manolas on. 5-4-1 shut up shop time as we tighten up with a solid defensive unit as we see the game out.

If drawing:
60 mins: Fernandinho off, Arthur on.
70 mins: Dembele off, Martial on.
80 mins: Isco off, Benzema on. We move to 4-2-2-2, Asensio and Martial on the flanks with Icardi and Benzema up top as we go for the winner.

If losing:
60 mins: Fernandinho off, Martial on.
70 mins: Junior off, Benzema on. We revert to 3-4-3 with Icardi, Benzema and Martial up top as we go for goals, goals, goals.

If it goes to Penalties, spot kick takers.

1. Eriksen
2. Asensio
3. Martial
4. Benzema
5. Icardi
6. Arthur
7. Cancelo
8. Skriniar
9. Junior
10. Koulibaly

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posted 2 hours, 2 minutes ago

BRUM vs Spurs

-------------------------------------Lafont-----------------------
Henrichs----------R Dias----------------Sanchez---------Chilwell
------------------------------------Doucoure--------------------------------------
-----------------Lo Celso------------------------Kessie-----------------------
-------------------------------------Paqueta----------------------------------------
-------------------------Haller-----------------Rashford--------------------

Subs - Lunin, Diop, Paredes, Neres, Richarlison, Hazard, Dembele

CAPTAIN - SANCHEZ
CK'S - LO CELSO
FK'S - LO CELSO
PENALTIES - HALLER

Going for a change of formation in this match as we have made a couple of signings to get improving our chances of winning the trophy. We are going to be playing the 4312 today as we feel we need to pack the centre of midfield to stop the likes of Eriksen and Isco from dictating play from there as if given too much space they are lethal. Whenever Eriksen has possession of the ball I want Paqueta to stick close to him and hound him as soon as possible. Don't let him look up and have time to pick out forward runs. Isco will be another handful but in Doucoure we have a means of limiting his brilliance which will be explained in the tactics below.

Now as always I want us to hold a deep defensive line to start of with so the oppo don't get an early goal. Keep things simple in the beginning and only pressure the oppo when they get in our half. The main tactic in our attack will be to use Haller to win the aerial duels and to flick the ball forward to Rashford, who can use his pace to get away from the Spurs defence.

Defence
Lafont is a quality young keeper. Don't take risks. Punch the ball away if the shot is too powerful. Command your area. The defence is well balanced. Dias and Sanchez bring a whole lot of experience and pace to the defence. Sanchez will use his experience to marshal the defence and Dias will look to use his pace to close the oppo strikers down. Stay vocal with each other and cover for each other if oppo gets past one of you. Full backs will start of with a conservative mind set and not attack too much but as the game goes on I want them to make overlapping runs and get some crosses in to the box. Doucoure will be covering for them when they go attacking.

Defence Mids
Doucoure
Doucoure will be the anchor in the middle. Stay back in front of the defence and protect the defence with your life. Spurs usually play Isco in AM so we need to stop the ball reaching him. Doucoure will not necessarily man mark Isco more so he will be looking to use his strength and long legs to intercept the ball and stop it reaching him. Whenever another Spurs player has the ball Doucoure will be there in front of Isco to make sure the ball doesn't reach him.
Lo Celso will look to pick the ball up from deep and use his pace and energy to dribble the ball out. Make runs forward and help our attacking players whenever you can. Play quick passes forward and drift on over to the wings from time to time and whip in some crosses into the box for Haller to get onto as you have a great cross on you. When not in possession of the ball I want him to sit alongside Doucoure in the middle and help Henrichs in defensive duties against the Spurs left flank.
Kessie will have a similar role to Lo Celso but his will be more focused on him using his brute strength and power to complement the more technical Lo Celso. He will also help out in defensive duties against the Spurs right flank.

Attack Mid
Lucas Paqueta
Paqueta will be playing just behind Haller and Rashford and will be the playmaker to create chances for our forwards. Be ready for passes into your feet and shoot if you see an opportunity. Mix up your attacking runs to throw off the oppo DM. I want him to dribble with the ball and play 1 2's with the rest of the team. Shoot if you see an opening.

Strikers
Haller + Rashford
Haller will look to use his strength to get the better of the oppo defence. Be vary of crosses/long balls into the box as you are very good in the air, and if you are through on goal, use your expert finishing to score. Time your runs off the shoulders of the oppo CB's and hold the ball up for Rashford to make runs ahead of you.
Rashford will look to use his pace to trouble the Spurs defence. He is one of the quickest forwards in the world and with Haller by his side he will get ample opportunities to use that pace. Time your runs off of the Spurs Defenders shoulders and be on the lookout for through balls/flick ons from Haller.

Subs if LOSING BY 65MINS
Put on Richarlison for Kessie and Neres for Lo Celso to bring some more attacking impetus on. Play a high line and try and get a goal. Change formation to 41212.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Henrichs------------R Dias---------------Sanchez------------Chilwell
------------------------------------Doucoure------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Neres--------------------------------------------------------------Richarlison
-------------------------------------Paqueta-------------------------------
---------------------------Haller--------------Rashford------------------------


Subs if WINNING BY 80MINS
Take off Lo Celso and put on Diop in CB. Play defensive with everyone except Haller in our own half defending for their lives. Paredes on for Paqueta and to add a bit more energy into the midfield. If we win possession from deep I want to hoof it upfield to Haller so he can use his strength to shield the ball and to try and win a foul.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Henrichs------Diop------Sanchez------R Dias-------Chilwell
------------Kessie--------Doucoure------Paredes----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------Rashford----------Haller----------------------------------

Subs if DRAWING BY 65MINS
Hazard on for Paqueta
Richarlison on for Rashford
Dembele on for Haller
Fresh legs to bring on.

If the game goes to penalties I want the following kick order

1. Haller
2. Rashford
3 Paqueta
4 Lo Celso
5. Kessie
6 Doucoure
7. Chilwell
8 Henrichs
9 Dias
10 Sanchez
11. Lafont

posted 1 hour, 54 minutes ago

IGNORE THE ABOVE PLEASE I FORGOT PAREDES WAS INJURED. USE THE ONE BELOW!

posted 1 hour, 51 minutes ago

BRUM vs Spurs

-------------------------------------Lafont-----------------------
Henrichs----------R Dias----------------Sanchez---------Chilwell
------------------------------------Doucoure--------------------------------------
-----------------Lo Celso------------------------Kessie-----------------------
-------------------------------------Paqueta----------------------------------------
-------------------------Haller-----------------Rashford--------------------

Subs - Lunin, Diop, RLC, Neres, Richarlison, Hazard, Dembele

CAPTAIN - SANCHEZ
CK'S - LO CELSO
FK'S - LO CELSO
PENALTIES - HALLER

Going for a change of formation in this match as we have made a couple of signings to get improving our chances of winning the trophy. We are going to be playing the 4312 today as we feel we need to pack the centre of midfield to stop the likes of Eriksen and Isco from dictating play from there as if given too much space they are lethal. Whenever Eriksen has possession of the ball I want Paqueta to stick close to him and hound him as soon as possible. Don't let him look up and have time to pick out forward runs. Isco will be another handful but in Doucoure we have a means of limiting his brilliance which will be explained in the tactics below.

Now as always I want us to hold a deep defensive line to start of with so the oppo don't get an early goal. Keep things simple in the beginning and only pressure the oppo when they get in our half. The main tactic in our attack will be to use Haller to win the aerial duels and to flick the ball forward to Rashford, who can use his pace to get away from the Spurs defence.

Defence
Lafont is a quality young keeper. Don't take risks. Punch the ball away if the shot is too powerful. Command your area. The defence is well balanced. Dias and Sanchez bring a whole lot of experience and pace to the defence. Sanchez will use his experience to marshal the defence and Dias will look to use his pace to close the oppo strikers down. Stay vocal with each other and cover for each other if oppo gets past one of you. Full backs will start of with a conservative mind set and not attack too much but as the game goes on I want them to make overlapping runs and get some crosses in to the box. Doucoure will be covering for them when they go attacking.

Defence Mids
Doucoure
Doucoure will be the anchor in the middle. Stay back in front of the defence and protect the defence with your life. Spurs usually play Isco in AM so we need to stop the ball reaching him. Doucoure will not necessarily man mark Isco more so he will be looking to use his strength and long legs to intercept the ball and stop it reaching him. Whenever another Spurs player has the ball Doucoure will be there in front of Isco to make sure the ball doesn't reach him.
Lo Celso will look to pick the ball up from deep and use his pace and energy to dribble the ball out. Make runs forward and help our attacking players whenever you can. Play quick passes forward and drift on over to the wings from time to time and whip in some crosses into the box for Haller to get onto as you have a great cross on you. When not in possession of the ball I want him to sit alongside Doucoure in the middle and help Henrichs in defensive duties against the Spurs left flank.
Kessie will have a similar role to Lo Celso but his will be more focused on him using his brute strength and power to complement the more technical Lo Celso. He will also help out in defensive duties against the Spurs right flank.

Attack Mid
Lucas Paqueta
Paqueta will be playing just behind Haller and Rashford and will be the playmaker to create chances for our forwards. Be ready for passes into your feet and shoot if you see an opportunity. Mix up your attacking runs to throw off the oppo DM. I want him to dribble with the ball and play 1 2's with the rest of the team. Shoot if you see an opening.

Strikers
Haller + Rashford
Haller will look to use his strength to get the better of the oppo defence. Be vary of crosses/long balls into the box as you are very good in the air, and if you are through on goal, use your expert finishing to score. Time your runs off the shoulders of the oppo CB's and hold the ball up for Rashford to make runs ahead of you.
Rashford will look to use his pace to trouble the Spurs defence. He is one of the quickest forwards in the world and with Haller by his side he will get ample opportunities to use that pace. Time your runs off of the Spurs Defenders shoulders and be on the lookout for through balls/flick ons from Haller.

Subs if LOSING BY 65MINS
Put on Richarlison for Kessie and Neres for Lo Celso to bring some more attacking impetus on. Play a high line and try and get a goal. Change formation to 41212.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Henrichs------------R Dias---------------Sanchez------------Chilwell
------------------------------------Doucoure------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Neres--------------------------------------------------------------Richarlison
-------------------------------------Paqueta-------------------------------
---------------------------Haller--------------Rashford------------------------


Subs if WINNING BY 80MINS
Take off Lo Celso and put on Diop in CB. Play defensive with everyone except Haller in our own half defending for their lives. RLC on for Paqueta and to add a bit more energy into the midfield. If we win possession from deep I want to hoof it upfield to Haller so he can use his strength to shield the ball and to try and win a foul.

------------------------------------Lafont--------------------------------
Henrichs------Diop------Sanchez------R Dias-------Chilwell
------------Kessie--------Doucoure---------RLC----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------Rashford----------Haller----------------------------------

Subs if DRAWING BY 65MINS
Hazard on for Paqueta
Richarlison on for Rashford
Dembele on for Haller
Fresh legs to bring on.

If the game goes to penalties I want the following kick order

1. Haller
2. Rashford
3 Paqueta
4 Lo Celso
5. Kessie
6 Doucoure
7. Chilwell
8 Henrichs
9 Dias
10 Sanchez
11. Lafont

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