Kaizer Chiefs FC’s starting line up that will be used against Polokwane City FC has been analysed and been reported, in less than two hours before the kick off.
Kaizer Chiefs FC faced Moroka Swallows FC on their last elite league game and won 1-0, thanks to the international attacker Christian Saile. The goalkeeper who started in goals was Bruce Bvuma, after the Itumeleng Khune not featuring in that game due to what he has made that is against the club. However, Bvuma managed to keep a cleansheet on his first appearance this season, after not being used for the whole eight months. Amakhosi fans can’t wait to see today’s line up and can’t wait to see how the interim head coach, Cavin Johnson will approach today’s clash. Here is the 99.9% possible line up that will face Polokwane City FC.
Bruce Bvuma is still expected to start in goals, after keeping a cleansheet against Swallows FC.
On the right back position and left back position, we are still hoping to see Reeve Frosler and S’fiso Hlanti, since they were part of defenders who kept a cleansheet. When it comes to center back position, Johnson confirmed that Thatayaone Ditlhokwe will be out for three coming months. This means he won’t take part in today’s clash. So both Edmlison Dove and Given Msimango are still going to start.
Since the 4-3-3 formation has recently been used by the coach, the holding number six, will be Sibongiseni Mthethwa, while the double eights will be Nkosingphile Ngcobo and Yusuf Mart.
On the forward, last with, Pule Mmodi, Ranga Chivaviro and Christian Saile all started. However, we are hoping to see Happy Mashiane starting ahead of Mmodi.
This is the predicted line up by our analysers. What’s are your thoughts regarding this line up please?
In other analysis, in case you missed it, here are the analysis by Calvary Best of Chiefs admin regarding he previous game.
• I have listened to a lot of Coaches in relation to wanna grow as a football person, also with the passion of being one of the top analysts in town. All the common thing they say about what makes a good team is ‘ What the team does off the ball’. So far we’re slowly getting it right. I had a problem with how casual we look after losing the ball but it seemed to change Against Swallows.
• Big teams suffocate you without the ball and make it difficult for you to come out of your half (though we’re not 100% there yet). Credit to our front 3 deployed on the day, they made sure we counter press where it matters the most. It helped us win the balls in dangerous areas & the high press is the first line of the defense. It helps our Midfielders to be well positioned, protects the defense not to be always under pressure like previous games.
• Mthethwa had a stella performance, I thought he was gonna be MOTM if not Maart. That’s the OX I want! Aggressive, protects the back 4, eliminate opponents, accurate passes, cover for fullbacks… etc. Congratulations to him. Yusuf enjoys free role, he’s the support of everything happening on the field. He provides options for any move, whether we attack or defend! He was always present & make us of the ball when in possession.
• Mshini had good moments, his eye for runners is marvelous. He was just Unfortunate that he was marked by 2 DMs in Jali & Phalane, everytime he gets on the ball they’re both here. I think they were told to cut the supply coz Mshini is dangerous. They were also kicking him but the referees would turn a blind eye.. after gaining his fitness he will be okay. …
• I love Ranga. However, I was disappointed with his runs on the day. Ranga moves like a top striker on his day but vs Swallows he was hiding a lot. Yes he did well for staying in the box to pin their CBs back but in some cases I expected him to peal off, make one two touches and go back to spaces.. hope we fix that going forward.
• Mmodi had a good game, counter pressed very well helping each other as a group, got chances..etc. now I wish he can treat himself as a winger going forward and start to supply strikers.
• One thing I didn’t like, was what we did on the right hand side. Reeve pushes up, Saile loves bullying the line. Now you have a Frosler going high up, then what does Saile do ? He gets confused bcs now there’s traffic where he’s supposed to run. Saile is not really a combination player, he needs space in front of him and take them on. 1st half I saw Reeve pushing up, and Saile didn’t know what to do & where to run bcs Reeve is taking his space. Maybe Saile needs to cut inside more or Reeve must invert to the middle when we attack. But maybe must learn to give eachother space.
• Credit to our back 4! They were always next to one another and denied Swallows spaces between them! I know they were not tested enough bcs OX dominance neutralised Makhubela & Mtshali, which helped to starve Mhango & Mabasa with the balls.
• I wanted to criticise our players (fullbacks) for poor crosses, but I stopped after I heard coach John Cena saying it was an instruction that all the long balls must go far post. Both Ranga & Saile didn’t do us justice coz they’d stay in the middle to keep CBs busy but doing the opposite of what the crosser is doing.. I think Saile got it once where Sam defended it & we got a corner. But if that’s the way we gonna do things, we need to keep our CFs in the middle but also deploy our tall players to attack Farpost especially in set pieces. We can do better.
• I was happy to see Mashiane getting minutes! His first touches proved that he’s a good player and deserves to be part of the team. He eliminated 3 players alone and delivered the cross in the box. My personal claim is ‘ He’s the best crosser of the ball in the team’ I wish he builds from this.
• Credit to Efmamjjasond González, a goal we scored he was smart, he drew 3 defenders with him (all focused on him), he pretended to receive the ball and did Shiya effect for Saile after he created space for him. Tactical awareness at its best. Remember, it’s what you do off the ball.
• Credit and Congratulations to Bruce Bvuma for his Clean sheet after more than a year of not playing. You could see what it meant to him, credit to the whole team because it’s everyone’s responsibility to defend goalkeepers goal. I wish Bruce can grab this opportunity and show us why he’s at Chiefs.
• In closing, Cavin Johnson needs time. I personally see what he’s trying to do. We have good combinations in build up, playing in phases, repeated patterns and passing the ball to move opponents rather than just passing to count number of passes. The new counter press introduced in the team will be key Muzi Maluleke must do better because it needs very fit players.
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