My understanding is that a deep midfield pair of Ndombele and Aouar was generally favoured, with Tousart second fiddle (and as the anchor whenever he played) and a three man midfield (one no.6 with two no.8s) very much the alternative. That’s not to say he couldn’t have been deployed primarily out of position. He did look comfortable sitting though - does he have the engine to go box to box? And I’m not sure it is more acceptable to have erratic passing as a no.8? I liked his passing - very positive - but I can see him misplacing a few, yes, due to his choice of pass.