The lack of form in comparison to last year of Cabaye, Tiote and Cisse is an even bigger issue. As a manager you can have the best tactics in the World, the best training schedule and dieticians too. If the players involved are out of form then it’s irrelevant what they practise.
Ryan Taylor’s injury is hopefully not too bad but it’s imperative something is done. Corners are hitting the first man, whether it be Yohan Cabaye (see Chelsea), Sylvain Marveaux or even young Gael Bigirimana.