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Discussion in 'Match Reports' started by Bulletspur, Dec 20, 2014.
I gave Lamela MOM, deal with it!
Mason as key player.. Lamela MOTM
but Eriksen is different class
Agreed. Fantastic first half.
Lamela MotM first half but Eriksen overall, absolutely class. Mason was great until he went off. Lloris was...Lloris. Davies and Bentaleb had off days but kept it together. Verts was good. Fazio ok but got caught out a few times. Kane another great performance and yet another goal. Stambo did ok, doesn't really suit him playing next to another 'defensive' CM. Special mention to Chadli, played the wide forward role superbly, even if we was little quiet.
Mason. Second half may as well not have happened so it shouldn't have any effect on his rating.
Honestly thought we weren't great today. Should be trying to beat these teams by a few goals... Lamela with a great goal but goes quiet throughout the game as always.
mason has had a couple of average performances lately but whensplaying well we move the ball so much more quicker efficiently
No he wasn't quiet at all. He was central to most of our attacking play and there were at least 2 or 3 occasions where could've had a chance at scoring if the other players had made the right decision. He pressed throughout the match as well.
Mason was key? Mason was the weak link in midfield in the first half and the last two games. He is weak defensively and does not use the ball as well as Bentaleb. Mason needs to be replace for our cm to be solid and provide protection to our defence.
In the second half burnley was hitting long balls bypassing our midfield but stambouli and bentaleb provided better support for the defence allowing Fazio to attack burnley's long balls without fearing leaving a gap behind him.
Thought Ings was a handful - I would see in a top side soon.
Fazio had a real battle and did a good job
Happy with the win but again our decision making on the final ball was poor.
Eriksen looked good again today (apart from the corners). People say that Kane has gained a bit of pace, I think Eriksen has as well. Looked quick and lively.
Mason and Lamela (1. half) were brilliant, but the main man was Eriksen. And of course, a well deserved mention to our tireless working horse:
Mason 7 (Stambouli 6)
Chadli 8 MOM
Front four all played well. We missed Mason in the second half. Lloris' distribution is woeful. Bentaleb and Davies have been excellent of late, but were poor today. Vertonghen struggled against Ings. He's very talented, but he isn't a great defender. His body shape when one on one is poor, gets beaten too easily.
Really can't understand why we keep passing back to him. He hoofs it and usually we either lose possession or it goes out. It just puts us under pressure for little reason.
I agree. I thought that both Davis and Bentaleb were poor. Davies was not positive enough and seemed frightened, Bentaleb seemed to have picked up where Dembele left off, which is moving the ball sideways and backwards while miss placing the intended pass.
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