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Two ways Brentford could line up with Christian Eriksen

Two ways Brentford could line up with Christian Eriksen

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Former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is set to returning to the Premier League.

Brentford have now completed a six-month contract with the option to extend for a further year, according to the sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.

As the player’s agent has claimed it would a feeling of “coming home” for the Denmark international. Meanwhile, the Bees would benefit from his arrival despite the club’s main strategy to work with younger players.

How Brentford could line up with Christian Eriksen?

According to the research conducted by The Athletic, Eriksen was mainly used as either a central attacking midfielder (looking for space between the lines) or a central midfielder (creating from the deeper position).

Tottenham (2018/19)

Central Attacking Midfielder – 38 %

Tottenham (2019/20)

Central Midfielder – 30 %

Inter (2019/20)

Central Attacking Midfielder – 95 %

Inter (2020/21)

Central Midfielder – 65 %

Spurs used to operate in a 4-2-3-1 system, while Inter used 3-5-2, the formation that is used at Brentford this season.

There could be two possible ways Thomas Frank’s side could line up in case of signing Eriksen.

The first option sees the player integrating into the club’s current squad system.

Brentford line up with Christian Eriksen
Brentford line up with Christian Eriksen (3-5-2)

Another option is changing the formation from 3-5-2 to 3-4-1-2 and giving Eriksen the No 10 role at the team.

 

Brentford line up with Christian Eriksen
Brentford line up with Christian Eriksen (3-4-1-2)

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