Sunday, 30 December 2018

Howe needs to make wholesale changes for Man Utd

I felt the team looked very tired against Spurs and not really up for the fight. There have been a lot of games and Howe usually says he will use the squad, when the players need to be rotated. Well, looking at the fixtures with only a couple of days between the Man Utd and Watford home game, is it time that Eddie played the sensible card and threw his lot in with the Watford match and took at hit against Man United by fielding a weaker team?
Tyrone could be back in line for a start against Man Utd.
It doesn't seem the Bournemouth way, but there needs to be changes after a 5-0 defeat. If you say such a loss is okay and the same players can go again, it doesn't send a good message out to the squad in general and other players that are trying to make their mark. Okay, it's Man Utd next and probably a team that you would not want to play a wakened side as another pounding score line will dent morale further. But at least it would mainly be different players and some of Bournemouth's regulars would feel slightly more detached from the result.

I see no reason why Artur Boruc can't be given a start as he is a big occasion man as Howe has said. And Tyrone Mings and Jack Simpson have been patient enough and put in good performances whenever they have been called upon. Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe just hasn't played any football and  his experience would be good to utilise in a place like Old Trafford. But it might be time for Lys Mousset to get a full 90 minutes. Why nit? Let's see what he can do.
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The bonus from doing a few changes is that the team would have fresh legs for Watford and they know that is a game where they have a better chance of picking up three points. But keep on playing the same players with just a couple of days rest is asking for trouble.

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AFCB possible team line up
AFCB Subs: Begovic, Simpson, Rico, Daniels, Stanislas, King , Defoe.

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