AVB - Here's the answer to our problems!

Something has been bugging me now for a couple of months and I still cannot see why AVB hasn't decided to implement this ever since we l...

Something has been bugging me now for a couple of months and I still cannot see why AVB hasn't decided to implement this ever since we lost at Old Trafford!.

Remember how we were being battered by United and then made a switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation that literally changed the game for us?. Remember how with this system, we created 31 ATTEMPTS ON GOAL! AT OLD TRAFFORD! and but for some woeful finishing (which at times has really cost us this season) we could have come away with maybe at least a point if not more!?

Well, could the 4-2-3-1 system be the answer to all our problems?. OK, it means playing 2 holding midfielders, or at least deeper than the three attacking midfielders who are supporting our lone striker, but with the form Oriol Romeu has shown which has forced AVB's hand to play him each week, why not?

Let's face it, teams expect Chelsea to line up in our 4-3-3 formation and especially when playing at Stamford Bridge, line up to cope with it defensively. Time and time again we see Chelsea really struggle to break teams down and we have drawn the last three league games. The Spurs result and performance to one side, we should have easily beaten Wigan and Fulham.

So the way I see it is that if we ARE struggling to beat teams with this formation and have also lost important games then why not change it?.

With the 4-2-3-1 formation it allows us to have a base to build from in midfield also offering our back four the necessary protection. The effect of the formation would be to say to the three attacking midfielders behind the lone striker to go and win the game for us. They have the freedom to move around, create space and openings for each other.

It would be a nightmare for defenders and opposing midfielders to deal with as we would force their midfield backwards to cope.

For example, why couldn't we go with this team on Saturday against Villa in the 4-2-3-1 formation?:

Now for me this gives us plenty of options. Ramires has already shown how much he has improved and is all over the pitch anyway. By playing further forward supporting Torres through the middle could prove to be a masterstroke. If AVB wants to press the opposition in their own half when they have the ball, Ramires would be your man.

Obviously, Sturridge and Mata have both shown how effective they can be by making runs inside from wide positions or coming inside to pick the ball up. Both can create and score goals from their starting positions.

Most important would be what this formation would mean to Fernando Torres. With playing three attacking midfielders pushed further forward, he would more than likely be able to play higher up on the shoulder of the last defender. With support from the three in behind him, he would finally get the service he needs. For example, Anelka was asked to play wide left of the three in the second half at OT and Torres, on the shoulder of the last defender, made the run, was played in and scored.

Romeu and Meireles are both playing well and should start next to each other. Raul Meireles got through so much of the ugly work in both the Spurs and Fulham games in midfield that he now has to start ahead of Lampard.

Both full backs would be encouraged to pick their moments going forward knowing that Romeu or Meireles would move sideways to cover them when they do so it creates a more solid approach to going forward.

I personally think this would work and I would love to see AVB change to this for Saturday or the foreseeable future with Drogba going to the African Cup of Nations meaning that Fernando Torres would get the regular start. We should use this time to try something new to get the best out of the team and out of Torres. What do you people think? Would you see this as a positive change? Or, do you think we should stick to what we have at the moment and see what happens?


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  1. Fine dis is kul its fine pretty kul bt ow do avb get dis

  2. I personaly go with everything you have said, it is like you read my mind, i am sick and fed off of the struggling 4-3-3 formation which isin't working at all.

  3. genius! make it happen.

  4. I love this formation, opposition will struggle to score us! But how will AVB get this thats the big question here! I have save this image,i will use it to battle my opposition on playstation and xbox thank u.




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