August 19, 2017

Ancelotti’s ideal 11 with James Rodriguez

Ancelotti is a big fan of James Rodriguez

Having confirmed James Rodriguez’s move to Bayern Munich, we take a look at how the Colombian will fit into Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

One of the hindering factors for Rodriguez at Real Madrid was Zidane’s chosen layout. The ‘BBC’ required a 4-3-3 formation which did not favour the Colombian’s qualities.

Ancelotti has used this formation in Munich, but he still prefers the 4-2-3-1 which James could adapt to perfectly.

The now former Madrid man will likely play behind Lewandowski, with Robben and Ribery on the flanks, and Thomas Muller the main victim of his addition to the team.

GK: Neuer

Defenders: Rafinha, Hummels, Boateng, Alaba

Midfielders: Thiago, Arturo Vidal, Robben, James, Ribery

Centre-forward: Lewandowski