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Silva must restore Tosun to give Brighton a more physical challenge

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Silva must restore Tosun to give Brighton a more physical challenge

Cenk Tosun’s form at the end of last season suggested he was ready to start the current one – with a full pre-season behind him – on fire.

It didn’t work out like that and Marco Silva understandably grew frustrated with the Turkish international’s barren start to the campaign.

His answer was to move big-money summer signing Richarlison into the centre-forward position to create a more mobile front three, with pace in every area.

 

It has had mixed results, tormenting Leicester but failing to come off at Old Trafford last Sunday when Bernard in particular failed to take advantage of some good positions.

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The Toffees face Brighton this weekend, and their tall, physical central defensive partnership of Lewis Dunk and former Blue Shane Duffy will not leave much space in behind.

That would nullify Richarlison’s ability to threaten, so Silva should consider moving the Brazilian back to the wing and dropping either Theo Walcott or Bernard – both did not have their best game last weekend.

That would offer Brighton a more physical challenge, with Tosun able to battle the Seagulls duo at their own game, pinning them back and allowing the pace to come from deeper areas.

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