Monday, 6 October 2008

Consistency (of selection)

Something worthy of note is the consistency of selection in recent games.

Since the Omonia first leg (September 18th), we've stuck with the same first eleven in every UEFA Cup and Premier League game.

Hart, Garrido, Richards, Dunne, Zabaleta, Kompany, Elano, Ireland, SWP, Robinho and Jo has been the team, the only exception being Ben Haim in for Dunne in Omonia at home. That's five games in a row.

I always thought that the team looked like one chosen to play at home, maybe even at home in Europe. So to see it used at Wigan away or Liverpool at home demonstrates Hughes' commitment to a certain style of play.

But with Zabaleta out for three games we're going to see changes for the Newcastle United match.

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