Dominic Wells (@DominicWells_SJ )

Dominic Wells

Bio Aspiring Sports Journalist. Studying at NTU. Tweet mainly about LCFC. Writer/Contributer for @FoxesofLCFC. Blog: dominicwellssj.wordpress.com
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iPhone : Grant James Zach Lowy His receiving ability leaves a lot to be desired & he doesn’t have the ability to negate a press with a turn/progressive pass on the turn. I also feel his passing lanes have been poor since the restart, fullbacks/wingbacks making advanced runs when they should support&vise versa.

iPhone : Grant James Zach Lowy I agree with all the squad reinforcements, to compete at the highest level (UCL/top four in Prem) there’s not enough depth. However, even when playing in a double pivot, Ndidi gravitates towards DM. Positionally, his understanding of CM isn’t close to his knowledge of DM.

iPhone : I’m going to leave the full-time thread for today. Loads of talking points, both in our hands & out of them. I’m too emotionally drained(currently) to analyse the game, and too frustrated to express my views in a balanced way.

Somehow, it’s a point. Could’ve been 3.

#ArsLei

iPhone : Arsenal have played well, they’ve taken confidence from #LCFC looking fragile while building from the back.

Currently, we looked scared to pass through the lines/dribble past an opponent, which makes beating the press very difficult.

#ArsLei

iPhone : There’s been far too many passengers in the first half. Justin, Iheanacho, and Söyüncü - to name a few. Justin/Söyüncü are playing “out of position”, but their awareness to danger has been atrocious- especially Söyüncü. Stepping up and committing with runners in-behind.

#LeiArs

iPhone : This isn’t a system error, this is a performance problem. Rodgers has a chosen a formation that allows #LCFC to have numerical superiority in the middle, to help control the game & they’re being completely outplayed by Xhaka & Ceballos.

#ArsLei

iPhone : Playing the 3-4-1-2 was always going to be a gamble vs Arsenal’s front three, but #LCFC are losing the midfield battle in which they’re 3v2 - Tielemans/Ndidi/Pérez v Ceballos/Xhaka (with Laca dropping from ST). That’s unacceptable.

#ArsLei

iPhone : I called that wings would be important, both have been exploited for the goal. Söyüncü can’t afford to dive in & not win it (he’s been fortunate already today) - he doesn’t have the cover to make a mistake. Auba is always going to beat our left side to the back post.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : Consequently, #LCFC's best chance of creating will be down the left. If Barnes doesn't start, he could have a huge role off the bench. His pace/directness will exploit that RCB slot, and I actually feel it's worth waiting for this instead of starting him.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : A backline of Mustafi/Holding/K'sinac is beatable. Holding is good at covering wide, but Mustafi isn’t as natural. Bellerin has struggled since the restart so our LWB(Albrighton) should have time & space to cause problems - Vardy likes to drift towards the left as well.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : Pérez should also be “free”. Either Xhaka decides to drop & sit on him(most probable) - giving #LCFC numerical superiority in the middle, or Luiz has to be aggressive in his press to negate the extra man.

Both options are advantageous for Leicester.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : Whereas, Arsenal could/will look like this. I personally feel that Ndidi should have the beating of the two CMs, especially given his performance vs Palace. This in turn should “free up” Tielemans, to give him enough space to pick out progressive passes into forwards.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : I expect/want #LCFC to shape up like this. I also think that this “gamble” defensively does have positives for the attack. Ndidi/Tielemans against Ceballos/Xhaka is intriguing. Arsenal has ball players & two aggressive midfielders, who are sometimes naive in their press.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : The width is where the game will be won & lost, it relies on #LCFC’s wide players understanding when to cover, commit & provide support.

Hopefully, the excessive amount of offensive options, that the 3-4-1-2 offers, can then cause Arsenal's defensive shape problems.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : In the back 3, both wing-backs can provide extra support for the wide CB’s. However, if Arsenal opts for a 3-4-3(likely) they’ll need to be wary of Bellerin/Tierney making advanced runs as wing-backs. This is where positional awareness is key & this isn’t in abundance.

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Twitter Web App : I expect if #LCFC plays a 3, that Evans will be the central CB. Ordinarily, Evans is the RCB in a 4 & would provide cover for Justin(RB). In the 3, Evans would provide cover for the RCB in the same way. Because of his central positioning, he can do the same for the LCB.

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Twitter Web App : What “should” change between the 3 & the 4 at the back is the cover, but in both formations, there’s only one CB covering either side - depending on the flexibility in the defensive structure, as a DM (Ndidi) could slot into the backline to help.

#ArsLei

Twitter Web App : This front three will always manipulate one-v-one’s on the wing. It will either be LB&RB vs RW&LW - if #LCFC choose a formation with a defensive 4, or LCB&RCB vs RW&LW if they choose a defensive 3.

Both give Aubameyang a chance to cause problems.

#ArsLei