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Selection Headache Up Front For Hasenhuttl
Friday, 27th Dec 2019 09:41
Danny Ings is surely a starter when Saints play Crystal Palace after being rested at Chelsea, but who will step down to make way for him.
I predicted that Ralph Hasenhuttl would prioritise games and rest Danny Ings over the festive period and Chelsea was the best game to do that, but now the unexpected win and the performance of both Che Adams and Michael Obafemi has left the Austrian manager with a dilemma.
Ings surely has to be restored to the side given his goal record and one out of Adams or Obafemi has to give way and both have valid claims to stay in the side.
Some will say that it is Obafemi who should stay in, but that is taking a simplistic view because he scored a great goal, he might have taken the plaudits for that strike but it should not mask over the fact that Adams had the better overall performance and worked hard throughout showing talents we never thought he had.
So this is one that is hard to call, Obafemi offer the raw pace and Adams has a little more to his game overall in terms of guile, so which will Ralph opt for ?
It's a headache for the manager, but a nice one to have, finally he has players challenging for positions rather than the past couple of months where the starting XI has virtually picked itself.
Overall though it does mean he will have an option off the bench whichever plays and that is always good.
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