Season 3 review
Premier League: Won the league by a big margin. Did not lose a game. Collected 100 points. Scored 103 and conceded 19.
Champions League: The quarterfinals against Atlético Madrid were the end. Both games ended 0-0 and we lost in penalty shootouts.
FA Cup: Lost in 3. Round against Everton. Very disappointing.
Carabao Cup: Lost in the semifinal against Man U.
Top five players
Kurt Zouma – Average rating of 7,44. Played 46 games and scored 14 goals. Completed 96 % of his passes.
David Alaba – Average rating of 7,34. Played 34 (8) games. Two goals and 14 assists.
Reece James – Average rating of 7,33. Played 44 (1) games with two goals and seven assists.
Hakim Ziyech – Average rating of 7,33. Played 28 (16) games and scored seven goals and made 21 assists.
Tammy Abraham – Average rating of 7,28. Played 44 games with 35 goals to his name (22,35 xG).
Developed a new formation throughout the season, which destroyed all opponents who weren’t a top team. 4-3-3 with three CM’s and three strikers. My wingbacks making the width and centrally players as Foden, Havertz, Mount and Camavinga flourished.
Against bigger opponents I used my 4-2-3-1, which have some stability defensively. But it is also very effective offensively. In this tactic Abraham scores a lot af goals as my striker.
I would also like to highlight my set pieces. Kurt Zouma is a serious beast. He has scored 14 goals this season, and also Alessandro Bastoni has got some goals. Just sending all my corners to the far post.
I’m thinking about letting Kanté go. He’s contract is running out, and he is not a regular starter anymore. But I really like him, and he is still world class.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be sold (if possible). He is not good enough, and this is the last chance to get rid of him before the contract runs out.
Got two regens who will be 18 years old very soon. Had them loaned out to clubs in The Championship in the last half part of this season. They did great, but they do not have Premier League quality just yet.
A third regen, a young striker, will be staying.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Kasper Schmeichel – Donnarumma is a top top goalkeeper. Will be my first choice for years to come. Schmeichel has one year left.
RB: Reece James, Gabriel Menino – James is the undisputed number one, but he keeps wanting to leave the club. But I won’t let him, and he continues to deliver on the pitch. Menino is a Brazilian national team player and a great backup.
CB: Kurt Zouma, Alessandro Bastoni, Fikayo Tomori – Zouma og Bastoni are so powerful. Amazing centrebacks. Winning all duels in the air and Bastoni is a great passer as well. Tomori a good backup, but he wants to play more. I’m considering selling Tomori and instead buy Adarabiyo, who has developed fantastic.
LB: David Alaba (also playing CB), Ben Chilwell, Dwayne Cox (Regen) – This is the first season where Alaba has played a lot at left back. He has done amazing, and Chilwell is almost at his level. Cox is still young, but he has 4,5 potential.
CM: Mason Mount, Eduardo Camavinga, N’Golo Kanté, Conor Gallagher, Billy Gilmour, James Essien (Regen) – Mount is amazing as BBM. Him and Camavinga are a great duo. If I let Kanté go, I will need to sign someone. Gallagher and Gilmour a fine, but they won’t win titles for me. Essien looks like a new Kanté, but he still lacks some quality. Has five star potential.
RW: Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech – Havertz is also playing as deep lying forward in my 4-3-3 against smaller teams. Ziyech is delivering a lot of assists, but he is not first choice.
OM: Phil Foden, Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Foden is world class, but his performances are not quite there. Loftus-Cheek is not good enough.
LW: Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi – Werner is nothing spectacular, but he just keeps scoring +15 league goals. Hudson-Odoi has flourished this season and just had his contract extended. Can play everywhere in the frontline and he is scoring goals.
SS: Tammy Abraham, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Keren Tal (Regen) – Abraham delivers goals, goals, goals. Calvert-Lewin is happy to be backup, and he has been better this season than his first at the club. Got Tal this season, and he has already scored some goals. Is a freaking monster in the air and has good stats allround – but he really lacks finishing (only 10 at the moment).