I think Poch has a dilemma on his hands on omitting either Sissoko or Winks from the onset. Personally, I feel Sissoko and Ndombele should be the CM2 moving forward and Winks's withdrawal from the game twice in a row now makes you wonder if Poch is mulling that CM2 option permanently.We need to get him on the ball more and feel like the diamond isn't helping him in this regard. There was a point today where we were trying to play out from the back, the ball went from Toby to Sanchez and Ndombele was lined up at LB and Rose was higher up the pitch. We need to move back to a 2 man midfield and utilize him more.
I love Winks but he can't offer the physical presence that Sissoko can and Ndombele is able to receive the ball on half turns that Winks does so well but with the additional abilities of crisp and incisive passing.