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Couldn’t really agree more with this piece. I feel that post-injury, Jesus’s ideal scenario would be the main man at a tactically similar “big” team in a less demanding league (imagine him at Atalanta). But none could really afford him.

Personally, I’ve been a big fan when he’s played off the wing with Kai.

Similarly, teams will adapt, of course, but this season I feel the extremely solid 4-4-2 that Havertz allows us to play has been easily as big a factor in defensive results as having Saliba fit.

Jesus is a brilliant pressing forward, but he might be yet more useful as a buzzing, unpredictable winger that just has to be marked.

The irony, of course, is that a big reason he left city was to stop being played on the wings. And although he’s not a traditional winger, I still think that in the English league at least, it’s where he offers the most upside both in and out of possession.

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