Leandro Bacuna has been a bright spark in a mixed season so far for Aston Villa and has really showcased his ability to the footballing community.

The man from Holland made sure everyone was aware of his dead ball talent on Saturday, when he curled a free-kick around the Cardiff City wall and into the net. Bacuna was superb throughout the match and highlighted his importance to the Villa team.

Bacuna's ability to cross the ball is a crucial asset for Villa and, if he were to play in a more advanced role, he would be even more beneficial to the Villa side as they have two real aerial threats in Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak.

Villa's formation at the moment does not accommodate a right-sided midfield player. But, at the same time, it is clear they lack creativity.

Because of this, they could look at possibly changing their formation and adopting one that does not require as much creativity from the middle.

Their 4-3-3 formation does enable Villa to use more of their talented strikers than a typical 4-4-2, but with none of Villa's strikers in prolific form, a change of position for Bacuna  would enable Villa to get the most out of him.

Another player that would play a substantial part in this change would be Matthew Lowton. Lowton was a star performer for Villa last year but has failed to establish himself as a first-team player this year after the arrival of Bacuna.

Some have questioned why Lowton has been left out this season. However, due to the recent injury of another summer arrival -Antonio Luna - Lowton has been able to give Lambert a taste of what he can offer.

Lowton has filled in for Luna in the last two Premier League games and has not failed to perform, even after his confidence was heavily damaged by being left out in the cold.

Bacuna moving to a right wing slot would have its advantages and would provide Villa with more ways of creating chances. It would also add an element of predictability as most teams now understand Villa's methods and can work on stopping them by making sure their strikers do not get in to the game.

Will Lambert move Bacuna into a more advanced position? Only time will tell, but the move would present Villa with more options.

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