Thursday, October 06, 2011

France going with a new right back...surprise surprise

The latest news from Clairefontaine is that the LOSC right back, Debuchy, will be slotted to start at right back, over Reveillere (Sagna is out injured). It is a bit of a surprise that Blanc will go with a player earning his first cap to slot him in a big game, granted it is against Albania, but there is no room for error.

Otherwise it appears the starting line up will resemble what has been reported for the past few days. Question becomes does the formation look like a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3 or even a 4-2-3-1...will Remy stay high on the pitch to shoulder Gomis or drop deeper, and will Malouda slot high to give 3 across the top? The final question is does Blanc go with a more attacking midfield with Martin or stay defensive with Cabaye or Diarra? If you see Martin in the midfield then we are looking at a very offensive minded 4-3-3 with Martin, M'Vila and Nasri in the middle, Remy, Gomis and Malouda up top.

I think Blanc should opt for such a formation, we are playing Albania...France should be able to win and do so easily at home, get out and there and put the offensive pressure on the Eastern Europeans from the start!


Anonymous said...

Hmm, I don't know about Gomis. He was pretty bad against PSG. I'd put Remy up top with Valbuena on the right. They seem to work together very well.

GFC said...

Gomis is having a huge start of the year for Lyon. In 12 games he already has 8 goals. Even without the injuries there were many looking to have him called up for the squad. The question remains has the team spent enough time to gel? I think Remy out wide will be good with Malouda being able to push up the left wing when need be. I just do not think Blanc wants to use Remy as the high line striker...although I know he can do so and has done so for Marseilles.

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