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Glen Johnson has been impressive filling in on the left this season but was shifted back to the right as he took up a wing-back role in Rodgers’ 3-5-2/5-3-2 system.
Given his obvious attacking tendencies, it was, on paper, a position that he would fulfill with aplomb, but unfortunately the packed Chelsea midfield stifled his contributions going forward.
Widely lauded for his instincts bombing down the flank, Johnson’s improvements on the defensive side of his game have slipped slightly under the radar, but he contributed some interventions and interceptions that has become a recent hallmark of his game.
When Rodgers switched back to a straight back four in the second half, Johnson reverted to his left-back position. Perhaps, curiously for an erstwhile specialist right-back, he can be more effective starting on the left.