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This was happening in games that James was absent (nt)
Essentially, we sacrificed Doucoure's game to accommodate James on the right (which isn't his best position anyway). It did Doucoure no favours but allowed James to do his thing.
The only way to play James is off the main forward. At least there you're not giving up one side of the field while also losing half of your central midfield.
The frustrating thing is this isn't even being wise after the event - we could all see what was happening and the problems it created.
Despite the man, I'm fully on the Rafa train. Best manager we'll have since Moyes.