BethnalGreenHammer74 wrote:If not Diop, then why don’t we try Cardoso in there alongside Rice?
It might work.
But my issue is that this is not a new problem. It's not an issue caused by injuries. It's caused because of bad management and planning.
This was a problem at home to Wolves last year when we started with Noble and Wilshere in midfield, and that was in August 2018. Here we are one year later and the problem has actually been exacerbated as we have lost Obiang whilst Noble and Sanchez are another year older.
For me, looking at that squad we just seem completely one-paced in midfield and that is where I would be targeting if I was an opposition manager. Kick Wilshere out of the game, double-up on Rice, push the full-backs on and wait for our ageing and injury-prone midfield to tire and wilt.