We don’t have the personnel to stick with 5-2-3. It was a successful short term solution that stopped a rut and won us a cup. This season our midfield has left our defence exposed even against midtable opposition. It’s not working out long term with these players.
We would have more control with a flat 3 in midfield. 4-3-3, 4-3-1-2, 4-1-4-1, whatever we choose to do we would probably be better off with the three in the centre with the players we have. We don’t have the Kante-Matic balance that Chelsea did when they did it nor the full top notch 5 at the back they did.