For me it's simple, we are not adapting to the decline of our midfield.
We no longer have a midfielder that can play with one holding midfielder and another midfield just a bit higher up either side, this is because:
1. The deep-lying midfielder because too exposed as they are not mobile enough to cover both sides.
2. The other two midfielders who can go high up are not mobile enough to cover the full-backs on their side.
Because of this, we are incredibly exposed defensively, where we could previously rely on VVD or another CB to stop a counter, we just don't have that at the minute, so in my opinion, we need to find a formation that does not expose our midfield/defence.
We have the quality in the squad but right now we haven't figured out the right formation to address the decline of certain players.
I have mentioned it previously but I have noticed a considerable difference when Fab plays with a partner to the side of him and not necessarily higher up the pitch, we seem more compact and it's easier for our midfield to control the game.
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