Thursday, 3 October 2019

Is the right wing really Harry Wilson's best position?

Like most Bournemouth fans, I've been watching Harry Wilson as closely as I can in recent games to see how well he is fitting in. He has been doing well in front of goal, but there is something that doesn't quite sit well, and I think it is that he might be better playing in the whole behind a main striker where he can really influence play.
Are AFCB getting the very best out of Harry Wilson?
I am sure that Harry Wilson has been brought in as cover for David Brooks and that is how Eddie Howe needs to use him at the moment. It's a problem of numbers with Junior Stanislas and David Brooks being unavailable. When that changes though, there will be less need to force Harry to play out on the right wing and I think it could be very exciting to see him play through the middle with Fraser and Brooks supplying the wing play that will make Bournemouth a much more balanced attacking force.

Even if we look at Harry Wilson's goals, they all come from the middle of the pitch where he has found himself. They are not developed from him getting in behind from wide areas and shooting across goal. So is Eddie making the best use of Harry at the moment? I'd probably argue not.

Bournemouth really need wingers that can overlap and get crosses in with the full backs and this area of Harry's game is perhaps not on a par with some of the other players at AFCB who are more used to Eddie's playing techniques. This is why I suspect David Brooks will regain his right wing place when he does become available, but by that time it may be too tempting too keep Harry in the team somehow, and Eddie might be really hoping that he can keep Harry and Brooks as part of a new attacking formation as we go into late October or early November.

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