- Aug 3, 2011
I've thought for a while that Dembele would be much better when he's not burdened with the defensive duties he had last season, so playing him as part of a midfield three should do that.We could play Dembele - Paulinho - Carroll/Holtby in a midfield 3 against relegation fodder; we are likely to have the lion share of possession so there would be less of a requirement for a defensive midfielder.
Not so much Holtby but Carroll has potentially the best passing range in our squad; he could easily sit back and let Paulinho and Dembele do the bursting forward.
Agree about Carroll. I do think that we need a Bernard esque player though for when we play Sandro-Dembele-Paulinho in the middle. We'll struggle to breakdown the opposition like last season if we don't get one.