Slaven Bilic has today explained his thinking in playing Chicharito out of position.
Let’s be quite clear the Mexican scored all his goals for various clubs in the central striking role – end of .
Bilic however has an explanation claiming that he is not playing “wide wide” but off the striker which may explain things in his mind but not, I imagine, in many others.
Just for the record Chicharito scored 37 goals in 103 games for Manchester United and 28 in 54 for Bayer Leverkusen. Maybe his managers at those clubs got it all wrong !!!!
Let’s make this simple. For two summers we have been looking for a 20 a season man and in landing the Mexican we heard many say it was the signing of the summer.
Yet the minute Andy Carroll is fit he is seen as the number one striker and we revert to a Sam Allardyce type set up which simply isn’t good enough.
Slav – for whatever reason – refuses to play the two as a pair which looks the most obvious thing to do in the world. Hernandez is made for Carroll’s flick ons and knock downs.
It’s the worst piece of thinking since we were told that Michail Antonio was a right back and this pattern of thinking is becoming quite alarming.