After 10 matches in all competitions, a typical team emerges at Olympique de Marseille. Even if he had to deal with certain injuries or suspensions, coach Igor Tudor seems to place his trust in a well-defined eleven.
It didn’t take long for Igor Tudor to make himself known. The Olympique de Marseille locker room quickly got to know this character coach, not always tender in his communication and capable of making important decisions. Over the course of the meetings, the Croatian has indeed revealed his preferences for each position. The opportunity to draw up an initial assessment at the time of this international break. After 10 games in all competitions this season, Igor Tudor has gradually drawn a typical team.
Kolasinac is doing well
Certain late arrivals, such as those of central defender Eric Bailly and midfielder Amine Harit, or the injury of Samuel Gigot obviously influenced the statistics. But each other’s playing times give a clear idea of Igor Tudor’s favorite XI. Not to mention goalkeeper Pau Lopez (720 minutes of play), Chancel Mbemba (722), Leonardo Balerdi (718) and Sead Kolasinac (471) are currently favored by the coach in the rearguard. The hierarchy could nevertheless change since Samuel Gigot (456) and Eric Bailly (322) have not always been available.
On the other hand, everything is much clearer with the pistons. Jonathan Clauss (815) and Nuno Tavares (807) have absolutely no competition from Issa Kaboré (89). Ditto for Valentin Rongier (757) and Jordan Veretout (637) who were not worried by the Senegalese Pape Gueye (205). The only real surprise may come from the offensive sector where Dimitri Payet (260) is not favored by Igor Tudor. The Marseille coach clearly prefers Mattéo Guendouzi (728), Gerson (387) or even Cengiz Ünder (356) for the positions behind Alexis Sanchez (528), holder to the detriment of Luis Suarez (276) at the top.
Tudor’s Favorite Eleven: Lopez – Mbemba, Balerdi, Kolasinac – Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares – Guendouzi, Gerson – Sanchez.