Why not try this? by Gunnerjack
I know what follows is very experimental and could cost us but I think we’ve got to try something to get out of our present slump. I think the following starting lineup (if all players fit) would do 3 things:
1) score goals and not concede easily
2) have plenty of pace and contains players absolutely bursting to show what they can do for our team
3) get rid of any complacency in those players who are presently under performing but think their place is safe.
Hector BFG Kos Nacho
Alex Danny Joel C
(If Jack is not fit then Santi to take that position)
Subs (in order of preference after the first 2):
GK – Ospina
Defender – Hayden
The front 3 would have strict instructions NOT to go back and ‘help’ the defence and to instead reserve all their strength and energy for attacking and scoring. Not allowed to drop back further than the halfway line at any time (to be onside) and to prepare to deliver massive and fast counter attacks after an opposition attack/free kick/corner.
Apart from helping Calum in defence when needed Jack/Santi and Ox told to get the ball out to either wing and then backup our wingers rather than trying to go through the middle, and then to get themselves into scoring positions just behind Danny whenever possible. Let’s see how defences cope with attacks of this speed!
Projected final score if this lineup used tomorrow: Villa 2 – 4 Arsenal