Actually its more complicated then that.
Our first choice cb pairing was our captain and our 2nd choice right back last season .
Then our Captain got injured in the warm up vs Swansea and our 1st choice rb became our 3rd choice cb while a cm from the u23s became our 2nd choice right back by default.
Then the player most LUFC fans consider our best and 1st choice cb (but was 4th choice).came in to partner our 2nd choice right back and our 1st choice right back moved back to right back.
Then our 1st choice cb in the fans eyes was dropped to the bench while our captain came back in to partner our 2nd choice rb from last season in the centre of defence.
Then our 2nd choice rb last season got injured and our 1st choice cb in the fans eyes (4th choice)came back in.
Then we moved to a back 3 and our 1st choice defensive midfielder became out 5th choice cb.
Then our left back got injured so our back up winger (right footed) became our 2nd choice left back.
Then our 1st choice rb got sent off so our back up winger and 2nd choice lb became our 3rd choice rb and last seasons 2nd choice rb who had started as part of our 1st choice cb pairing became our 3rd choice left back.
Then we went back to a back 3 and the first choice cb pairing of captain and 2nd choice rb last season who had become 3rd choice lb were joined in defence by our 1st choice dm who was by default already our 5th choice cb.
Then back to a back 4 the 2nd choice rb from last season who was 3rd choice lb this and part of our 1st choice cb pairing got injured again so the fans 1st choice cb but actually 4th choice by defauly came back in while the back up winger who was 3rd choice right back and 2nd choice left back went back to left back.
Then back to a back 3 where captain and 1st choice fans cb who was 4th choice by default were joined by the 1st choice dm and default 5th choice cb while the 2nd choice lb who was a back uo winger went back in as a 3rd choice right back/ wing back while the 1st choice left back was now back from injury.
Then back to a back 4 with the captain and fans 1st choice cb (4th by default) at cb and the back up winger who was 2nd choice left back and 3rd choice right back at right back again.
And then fans 1st choice cb 4th by default got injured and so from the u23s we found a 6th choice cb.
Then 6th choice cb was benched and 1st choice dm and 5th choice cb came in to partner captain.
Finally back to a back 3 with captain and fans 1st choice cb (4th by default remember) plus 1st choice dm 5th choice cb but then captain got injured in that game and the u23 player the 6th choice cb came back in for the rest of that game.
And now both of the 1st choice cb pairing is out (cb who was 2nd choice rb last season and 3rd choice left back) and captain.
Plus the back up winger who was 2nd choice left back 3rd choice right back.
So the 2nd choice right back who is really a cm from the u23s will come in at right back and the 6th choice cb will come in from the u23s (probably) to partner the fans 1st choice cb but 4th by default.
Told you it was complicated . . . . . . Now i shall go for a lay down.
How the hell do we have the 2nd best defence.
Casilla - Ayling - Douglas - Jansson - Struijk - Phillips - Alioski - Klich - Bogusz - Roofe - BUT WE NEED A LEFT WINGER!
"objective fan" - is that a consistent oxymoron?"