4-5-1 or 4-4-1-1, call it what you like but Sunday’s line up at Swansea represented a real shift in Tim Sherwood’s approach. Admittedly, Roberto Soldado (pictured) had only scored once under Sherwood’s tenure but if the coach was looking at maintaining a 4-4-2 formation, he only had to bring in Jermain Defoe alongside Ade.
In the end it all worked out and thanks to the form of Adebayor, the game eventually ended in a comfortable 3-1 win. The question now is, will we see more of the same when Manchester City visit White Hart Lane in a week’s time?
Having a home fixture would suggest that a switch to a more attacking set up is a logical step but this is Manchester City – the team that put six past us earlier in the season on their way to 100 competitive goals before the end of January.
So does Sherwood keep things as they are or is an attacking set up the only way to deal with Manchester City and the likes of Aguero, Negredo and Dzeko?