Wilko1304 wrote:Rice, Noble and Obiang midfield at home is a real reason not to go watch a football game. Not sure it's even acceptable away at this Chelsea.
Lanzini is a central midfielder and maybe the only person capable of moving forward with the ball in central areas.
Disagree. The attacking prowess of a team is not just down to the players on the pitch but the formation and mentality.
No point having loads of out and out attacking players on the pitch if they never get the ball.
Noble is a very good footballer if played a little bit further forward released from too much defensive responsibility.
Obiang and Rice to play a bit deeper, but can also get forward when possible.
Three attacking players with Noble providing the link
With a solid middle with two playing deep you can get your fullbacks higher up the pitch.
It is similar to Liverpool when they play Wijnaldum, Henderson and Milner in the middle, or Spurs play Dier, Sissoko and Winks.
Until we buy a better midfield player this is an option IMHO. It can still be attacking if done properly. It isn't though we are blowing teams off the park with our attacking play at the moment anyway