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Slav forced into change of system

west_ham_uniteds_aaron_cresswell_is_shown_a_red_card_by_referee__352438Don’t expect the Irons to be going with the same three at the back system which proved so efffective against Palace when Sunderland come visiting at the weekend.

Slaven Bilic has made it clear that Aaron Cresswell is key to playing such a system and with the left back so unfairly out of action for the game it’s more likely we will see Ogbonna switched to that role with possibly Havard Notveidt coming in at right back.

That would allow Michail Antonio to be freed up for an all out attacking role down the right against a team that has yet to win a game.

Whether Cheikhou Kouyate remains at the back or is pushed forward is a vexed qustion with Pedro Obiang playing so well and that is one for the manager to ponder particulaly as the Senegal star was so impressive on Saturday.

David Moyes is virtually certain to come with a defensive set up which the Hammers will find difficult to break down but with Dimi Payet and Manu Lanzini coming back to impressive form, a win is very much on the cards.

It’s a huge game for the Hammers and our understanding is that they will have no additional players back from injury so once again the manager has come big calls to make as we bid to continue our climb up the league.


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3 comments on “Slav forced into change of system

  1. “three at the back system which proved so efffective”.

    We only won 1-0!!!!!!

    • Well it proved effective then didnt it,they didnt score!
      What is it with some of you who only seem to want to pick holes in articles.
      Have you nothing better to do..

  2. Horses for courses.

    If we stick to wing backs I’d put Fegouli right and Antonio left personally.

    But 4141 can work for us as long the right set of players are played, not just the set that’s most talented. Obiang provides us with the necessary balance in this formation.

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