With Leon not 100% fit, that probably encouraged Laudrup to return to playing all three of Dyer/Routledge/Pablo in what is an exciting and highly versatile attack behind Michu. It may not be as defensively solid as playing both Ki and Britton but a more attacking approach certainly paid off.
The chalkboards for the 4 goals each have their merits and are good example of the inexact science of football stats, Routledge played a superb through ball to Rangel for the second, but as Rangel scored off the rebound and not the original shot, Routledge doesn't get the assist.
|Chalkboards of the 4 goals|
It's never good to see a player get injured but given how much Chico has brought to the team this season it's particularly disappointing to see him stretchered off with only two weeks to Wembley. Before being injured, Chico had a 100% pass success rate from 31 passes.
|Passing from Chico (over 33 minutes on pitch)|
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