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Mircea Lucescu hasn't always had it easy. In 2008, he was the only manager to employ a 4-4-2 diamond out of the 32 team UEFA Champions League and weaknesses were found.
AC Milan destroyed them in the wide areas and proved Shakhtar Donetsk's system was not compatible with the big boys across Europe.
He's now firmly on the 4-2-3-1 bandwagon, but implements it a little differently to most. As Chelsea found out, the Hirnyky play one of the most direct and penetrative versions of this formation in world football.
The key to his system is the attacking runs by Razvan Rat, Darijo Srna and Fernandinho. The latter is one of the anomalies in Lucescu's transfer system, as the Brazilian takes up a holding role next to Tomas Hubschman, but he's far from your average defensive midfielder.
Where the 4-2-3-1 can bottle up outside the edge of the opposition's area, a surging run from Fernandinho can break things up. His forceful play was a direct factor in both of his team's goals at Stamford Bridge last week.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Willian are showing world-class form, while Alex Teixeira is threatening to show the full promise we saw back in 2009.
Is there anything wrong with this team?