We know that DD is going with a 4-3-3, if he goes with the safe play he inserts Griezmann on the left. The Real Sociedad winger fits the profile of a natural left winger. He would allow Benzema to slot back into the middle of the offensive formation. But that also means you are leaving one of your "in form" players - Giroud - on the bench. Is that wise? As I wrote about in a previous post. Having Giroud and Benzema on the pitch offers some interesting options with the offensive front three. They can easily drop into a 4-3-2-1 formation or a 4-3-1-2 depending on if they need to clog the midfield to keep possession, the former or chase a goal the latter.
Here is what it could look like with Giroud/Benzema:
|How the 4-3-3 would start off with Benzema on the left|
|Giroud sits high with Benzema and Valbuena dropping deeper|
|Valbuena would be given the space to roam the midfield|
It will be interesting to see what comes out of the tunnel on Sunday.
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