Think this warrants a bit of discussion, is a few games we have now played a back three. Also interesting that along with Chelsea (who switched to 3-4-3 successfully a few weeks in to the season) Spurs are doing this also. The 3-4-3 they played at the weekend was credited with giving Ericson more freedom to play centrally. For our part it should allow the likes of Lingard, Mata, Mikhi, Martial etc. (ie WFs) more opportunity to assist centrally, plus give at least one of the CMs (eg Pogba) some more freedom to get forward. I think it could solve some issues for us and make us more compact when we play some of the bigger teams to come. One concern is we dont have a natural central CB (would have been ideal for a younger Carrick) as Smalling is a bit one-footed and his range of passing is limited. Bailly looked suited earlier in the season. Other concern is we havent had much free time to train in this system.