James Collins has given the ‘three at the back’ Hammers set-up a big thumbs up!
The central defender – delighted with the victory over Huddersfield Town – explained that the defenders really like the formation.
He said: “We played it for the last ten games of last season and a few before that without conceding many goals so it was a case of getting back to basics.”
That was an expression used by Bilic several times before the game and thus it appears that three at the back is the favoured formation.
Collins admitted the defence had had its own issues this season adding: “We know we haven’t defended as well as we should and we knew this was a big game. We played well and really put a marker down.
“Andy Carroll was massive. We didn’t pass as much through midfield because as we sometimes do (because) Andy is a massive threat and so good at what he does.”