ornchurch ammer wrote:Chicarito's only value is in the box. It is pointless asking him to link play outside the box and move wide as that is not his game.
This is one of the most oft quoted myths on this forum.
He is not much kop as lone target man with a deep midfield nowhere near him, but he is decent at receiving the ball in crowded areas, and passing it on, or laying it off. His link play is actually very good as he has proved many times in the system he plays for Mexico.
People keep saying he doesn't fit Pelligini's style of play - that may have been the case with players previously available but he has never played with Fornals, and a fit Lanzini and Wilshire buzzing around him, threading balls to him.
Haller is clearly first choice to start the season, but there is no guarantee he will make an immediate impact or that he will be able to sustain the physical nature of the premier league for every game. He may really struggle until Christmas
Hernandez playing at CF, with a combination of Antonio, Andersen, Fornals, Lanzini, Yarmalenko and Wilshire all supporting him in numbers is a very appealing Plan B, and may even become Plan A at some stage