That's all we need! Expect a revision to the game plan anytime soon! Allardyce puts the blame for our failure to secure automatic promotion on the misfiring forwards anyway - great motivation ahead of the showdown with Hull where we probably need to score three or more - so following the Chelsea performance, don't be surprised to see him go 4-6-0 in the playoffs!
Let's face it, Sam's only interested in not losing, and in the stat which shows how any times we get the ball into the box. With six in midfield, that should be a simples. By out-numbering the opposition in the middle of the park, you can look to win the ball back each time they collect a long ball lump, then fire it straight back again. We will have nobody in the opposition box to collect the lump of course, but that doesn't matter!
Sam will tell us, "Chelsea scored twice against the best team in the world playing without a striker" and blame the players if the tactics don't work out as his stats suggest they should!