Benjamin Mendy 18/19

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  1. karen7

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    Pep confirms that 3-5-2 will be a system he may utilise a lot this season after it worked well in pre-season. He suggests Mendy's return is important to tactical flexibility. "We're going to use Mendy in different ways."

    Thoughts?
     
  2. taleofbluehalves

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    I think wingbacks with Sane and Sterling/ Aguero/ Mahrez playing in the space between the CB and FB could be devastating.
     
  3. St.Pauli support

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    To me it sounds like what we already know, Mendy can play LB in a back 4
    or, as he did, as a wingback in a 3-5-2, with Walker being the RWB.

    I don't see Sané as a wingback, and since Mendy was out we didn't play 3-5-2, IIRC.

    The option is great to have depending on opponents and own players available.
    Nothing really new though.
     
  4. handsofstone

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    Sane has never looked good at LWB, dont think Zinkchenko is particularly suited there. Delph might be a tad too defensively minded but he has the work rate to play there
     
  5. Easy

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    Pep said we could use 3-5-2 against the really defensive teams.

    I see Mendy primarily as a LB in 4-3-3 and I think in some games he’ll play LWB in a 3-5-2 and even as LCB pushing forward in a 3-5-2 against the biggest buses we face.

    He will be like a new signing, whipping in dangerous crosses from anywhere on the left side of the opponents half. This will create space for every one else.

    I can see him getting anywhere from 7-10 assists in the league.
     
  6. oldius

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    His crosses are deadly; accurate and early means that defenders have no time to settle.
     
  7. malg

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    Looking forward to seeing him play, I'm expecting a lot from him. I just want to see him perform on the pitch.

    I'm not the biggest fan of all social media bollocks, and only find him funny because he's one of ours - if he was a Rag I'd probably put him amongst Lingaard and Pogba.
     
  8. asaluttar

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    Liverpool 5-0 comes to mind.
    Just not sure if he is good enough defensively to play in a back 4 versus top class opponents so this system does work well.
     
  9. nickamon

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    I like him but to be honest the jury is still out for me with him. I want him so to succeed but if I’m honest he seems a bit defensively suspect. I’m hoping to be proved wrong. C’mon Mendy!!!
     
  10. St.Pauli support

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    Same here.
    But for large parts of our schedule we can use his offensive strengths and for stronger opponents we could still choose Delph.
    Good pair of LBs that.
     

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