Ok, right, yeah. My bad.It's not odd at all, it's a formation widely adopted by coaching staff who aim to play the game in the opponent's half. So in that particular formation a back 4 turns into a back 3 with Dalot providing width and Shaw tucking in to form a back 3 in a 3241 shape. So a 4231 changes to a 3241 just by tweaking the fullback positions.
It’s the 4231 we’ve been playing for years, only written down in a really odd way. With Dalot at right back (who’s been woeful this season) and Amrabat and Mainoo in central midfield.
I’d be ok with that at some point but am starting to wonder if Amrabat might be a busted flush and I really don’t like sticking Bruno on the right to play Mount at 10.
I’ll give it a 6/10.
I thought you reckoned Hannibal was the future, why isn’t he there somewhere?