Sergio Aguero is the 4th top scorer in Premier League history. A list that puts him in some pretty elite company, Aguero is one of the greats. Whilst being a great, he hasn’t played much football this year and hasn’t scored a league goal yet this season. This isn’t due to poor performances but a change in formation/injuries. Sergio Aguero has always had problems with Injuries throughout his career, however this time around, City have changed to a false 9. Usually, formation changed that are forced due to injuries revert to normal after the injuries clear, however 21 wins in a row, and 27 unbeaten in all competitions may play a factor in Aguero’s place in the team.
Sergio Agueros Position in the False 9?
Whilst never someone you can describe as poor, he isn’t very versatile. Sergio Aguero plays up front, and that’s about all we’ve seen positional-wise for Sergio Aguero at City. At least with Jesus the option to play him out-wide is there, whilst De Bruyne, Gundogan or Torres slot into that false 9
The reason this formation is so successful is the fluidity in play, that brings the confusion amongst the defenders as there is no out and out striker, no focal point. So in theory, there’s ‘nobody to mark’. Whilst obviously not true, it’s sentiment is. Without a striker lurking upfront and 2 natural wingers, the false 9 drops into midfield or swaps with a winger, and the wingers then come inside to allow space for the full-backs/the full-backs come inside to allow more width for the wingers. It’s almost a fully rotational front 5 when Coty play and this is the one role Aguero has yet to show he can excel in up front.
Overall, it’s a fantastic formation and one only has to marvel at the thought of Sergio Aguero firing at all cylinders in this City team, but he may need to adapt, and at his age that’s touch and go.
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