Originally Posted by NickC
What the hell? Rafa drops Hazard, Mata and Cole?
Regardless of opposition, doing that is stupid. Awful tactics.
Yeah, he should of started with Mata and Hazard. QPR parked the bus, an early goal is vital in those kind of games.
He could of made changes and taken them off if it was 2-0 with half an hour to go. Especially as it's the FA Cup at the weekend and he's been know to rest players for it.
I think the fact we don't have many options is a good thing with Benitez as manager. At least he can't change the team too much from game to game! He loved that at Liverpool.