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# All out attack
Garth Crooks' 3-1-1-5 formation could be set to revolutionise football
The BBC pundit is not a fan of defensive football it seems.

AT THIS STAGE, Garth Crooks is no stranger to odd teams of the week but his insistance on playing fast and loose with formations took an even more unorthodox turn last night.

Starting with David de Gea in goal and a back three, things only start looking a bit strange when Kurt Zouma in employed as a holding midfielder rather than a centre-half.

The former Saint-Étienne man might struggle in the role though given that Crooks has elected to give him just one midfield partner, West Ham’s Dimitri Payet.

He then selects no fewer than five attackers  with no room for Graziano Pelle despite scoring two goals against Manchester United on Sunday.

Twitter was not impressed:

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