Hypothetical Of The Week: What if you could field 12 players?

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Aevi

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What role would you give to a extra player on the field? Who would that be in our team? What formations do you think would grow out of it?
 

krackpot

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A free-role CAM. 4-2-3-2 formation

Özil/Reiss/Willian to rotate in that role.

-------- Auba ------ Laca --------
-------------- Özil --------------
--- Saka --- Ceballos --- -- Pepe
---------- Xhaka --- Mo --------
Tierney --- Gabriel -- Luiz - AMN

I don't know how many games we will play this defensive 3ATB formation.
 

DJ_Markstar

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A free-role CAM. 4-2-3-2 formation

Özil/Reiss/Willian to rotate in that role.

-------- Auba ------ Laca --------
-------------- Özil --------------
--- Saka --- Ceballos --- -- Pepe
---------- Xhaka --- Mo --------
Tierney --- Gabriel -- Luiz - AMN

I don't know how many games we will play this defensive 3ATB formation.

You'd have 13 players there mate.
 

Corbulo

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Leno
Bellerin - Luiz - Tierney - Saka
Gabriel
Ceballos - Guendouzi- Willian
Pepe - Aubameyang - Martinelli
Free-flowing football where the ball would roll off the table like a teardrop, where anyone can successively play in many positions. Lots of pace, movement and incisiveness. A libero would be great in this formation and we have both Luiz and Gabriel who could play there. Due to his agility and technical abilities, Özil would also be a nice addition but I would probably put him on the wing.
 

Moleque

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I'd rather go the other way - to 10 men or even 9. With the increased speed & physicality of the players, the pitch seems too crowded. Fewer players would make it more interesting
 

Rex Banter

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A literal free role.

A guy who just runs all over the pitch, helping out where he wants to.

Impossible to mark and always able to make a challenge as an extra man. You could have a really structured 4-4-2 and have a guy literally out there to run about.
 

krackpot

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A literal free role.

A guy who just runs all over the pitch, helping out where he wants to.

Impossible to mark and always able to make a challenge as an extra man. You could have a really structured 4-4-2 and have a guy literally out there to run about.
Ramsey?
 

Fallout

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4-4-3

Initial assumption is middle of the pitch would be too crowded. Make extra use of the wide spaces with a wide mid and a wide forward on each side. Big brute up top.
 
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