Trippier Toby Sanchez Rose
Lamela Winks Moura
Subs: Lloris, Davies, KWP, Foyth, Wanyama, Sissoko, Son
In possession Dier can drop between the 2 CBs and Rose and Trippier can bomb forward.
Lloris - 5 - Stupid mistake pretty much cost us the match in the 2nd minute as we then had to play into Barca's hands. Nearly dropped another clanger near the end. On this form Gazzinga should start at the weekend.
Trippier - 6 - Some good balls to feed the forwards.
Alderreiweld - 6 - Solid'ish...
Ref is a joke - like Barca need help with dodgy decisions! I'd put Llorente on up top with Kane and just play long ball football. If we try and play them at tikka-takka football with Winks and Wanyama in CM we'll lose 5-0.
Jesus ... top teams - they work so hard off the ball, have so much quality, ......... and are such f'kin cheats! Diving at the slightest contact anywhere on the pitch to slow it down. Their RB has dived three tiems in the first 20 minutes!
We’re playing through a sticky patch and won 2-0 away from home whilst never really looking in any danger. Very surprised Lamela did not start and equally surprised he did not come on. Maybe he’s being saved for Barca?
A lack of fitness and conditioning is both evident but understandable, and this means we either cannot or will not press aggressively.
Style of play is ponderous and slow (see above). Not sure if this is due to a lack of movement up top meaning defenders have no forward pass, loss of...
When we play teams outside the top 4 i’d play Eriksen deeper alongside one of our DCMs (Wanyama/Dembele/Dier) and the play Dele, Lamela and one of Son or Moura behind Kane:
Son/Moura Dele Lamela
Rose —-— DCM—-—Trippier
Against top teams I’d play the...
Gazzaniga - 7 - A solid game. Good feet. Shame Rose went MIA in the last minute for their goal as he deserved a clean sheet.
Trippier - 6 - Didn't contribute offensively as much as he can, but think he was more disciplined with Moura and Son occupying the flanks.
Toby - 8 - Several really good...