Birmingham City will be looking to end their poor recent form when they welcome Huddersfield to St. Andrew’s tonight.
Aitor Karanka got off to the perfect start as Blues boss but his team have failed to win since their opening day victory over Brentford. More worryingly, they have managed just three goals this season and none have been scored from open play.
As a result, the boss has opted for a more attacking XI this evening, with Jeremie Bela and Ivan Sanchez coming in for Kristian Pedersen and Jonathan Leko.
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— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) October 28, 2020
That means Karanka has ditched the five at the back approach, with the team lining up in a 4-3-3 against the Terriers.
Despite the changes, it’s fair to say that most fans were unsure about the XI the Spaniard has gone with for what is a big game given Blues’ recent struggles.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter to the team news…
433 friend at lb?
— KW (@Kieranbcfc2) October 28, 2020
Why would you move George Friend out of the centre??
— Jobey (@jobeylad) October 28, 2020
No peds wtf
— Brad Cooper (@bradcoopa) October 28, 2020
— Beau Morris (@beaumorrisx) October 28, 2020
Why has he moved Georgie Friend from the Centre😬
— AitorKaranky (@BigDong21BCFC) October 28, 2020
If you wanna score goals go leko and hogan supporting juke it’s too obvious
— Liam Dayus (@liam_dayus) October 28, 2020
Umm…… Keep Right On🔵⚪
— Jordan Rose (@Jordanrose987) October 28, 2020