When Jose arrived at the club the first thing he said about the squad was the complete lack of balance. I was confident he would fix this but 18 months on it still feels nothing has changed, especially in attack. Let’s look at the front 3 tonight. Sanchez - explosive player who likes to press the defence. No one helps him press so he ends up chasing lost causes. Likes the ball to feet with quick 1-2 football. Lukaku simply can’t play 1-2 football and there is no support from midfield to create triangles. Lukaku - big, strong forward who surprisingly can’t hold the ball up. Likes the ball played over the top where he can chase and bully defenders. A good aerial threat when crossed into the box but he can’t head down to another team mate. We don’t cross the ball into the box from wide areas enough to take advantage of his aerial threat in the box. Mata - good on ball and a quality touch. Is simply not a winger and lacks any real pace to ever threaten on the RW. Drifts centrally which leaves a whopping great space on RW which normally ends up with Lukaku drifting out wide. So now our centre forward is out wide trying to cross a ball into the box, where there isn’t a striker. This is the issue. There is no attacking balance. You can throw in Martial into the mix as well when he plays, if he will ever play LW with Sanchez around. They are all fantastic players individually but they all have such different styles of play it just isn’t going to work. It would never happen but I would like to see Sanchez-Lukaku-Valencia with Young playing RB. This would only be a short term solution until the end of the season when an actual RW can be purchaed. The reality is this keeps the width. If Shaw played LB you have two full backs who can provide overlapping runs. They can either cross the ball into Lukaku or offer space for Sanchez to become dangerous. We look so disjointed and so focused on fitting all the star names into the first 11 rather than finding a team that is balanced and works.