Thomas Tuchel also took to using Callum Hudson-Odoi as a wing back at times.
Despite all that, there are increasingly credible rumours that the club are very serious about signing Achraf Hakimi from Inter.
What started as Italian transfer insider chatter has now been given serious weight by Sky Sports, who say that we have matched PSG’s offer for the former Dortmund and Real Madrid star.
He’s a brilliant player, and any team would be happy to have him. But of all the parts of our team, it’s perhaps the one we’re best covered in. We haven’t even mentioned Tino Livramento from the youth team, so it would be a slightly odd move.
Does this mean Reece James moving to right central defender? There must be some logic behind it, but unless it happens, we will never know.