- Apr 30, 2019
The difference with those games is we were somewhat forced to use those formations then. We didnt have anyone in the attack to play our normal game.We played exact same formation and players (except Shaw instead of Bailly) when we won 2-0 against City and City were barely in the game.
Also exact same formation and players (except Shaw instead of Bailly) when we won 2-0 against Chelsea at brdge
We played 3 at the back when we won 1-0 at City away in league cup and also Chelsea away.
I agree with your point that we shouldn't have played it but this has worked well in big games this season. We should have stuck to something that was working well since restart.
How can you go with the exact same formation and tactics for the 3rd time against the same manager and think it would work.
We might have used that formation before and it worked but we also had time to prepare for those formations, the Chelsea away game came after a winter break. This game came after 3 days. We looked lost in that formation and you could tell it didn't suit us.