Lloris - 9 - MOTM. Not doing anything wrong, Avoided that WBA could come back
Walker, Rose, Vertonghen, Fazio - 6.5 - Did their jobs without many upfucks. Still WBA came to some good chances. Could have ended worse
Paulinho - 6 - not bad but don't get him. Takes so long, so easy to beat at times, bad decision making, avoiding any risk..... I just dont like his play and want him to leave. Today it worked but not a long term solution for me
Mason - 6.5
Eriksen - 7.5 - good game, good free-kick, some good passes but in the final third at the end not effective enough today
Lamela - 7
Dembele - 7
Kane - 8 - cheers buddy to the 110 % you give all the time.
I can't count further than three, so bugger numbers. Instead, a blatant cross-post from the match thread:
Great performance, particularly given the midweek game. We clearly need to start Paulinho in every match. He dictated play from the start and made all the difference. [/sarcacsm]
Seriously though, a really good team performance, especially given the absence of Bentaleb, and Mason looking very weary and unable to play like he did against the Blades. Good to see Chadli back. Standout games by The Great Dane and the HurriKane as usual. I'll be very sad when Lloris is reclaimed by Zeus too.
Fazio was superb at times, and caught out by his oil-tanker mobility at others. Personally that doesn't bother me as long as he's paired with a mobile CB such as Verts, and they both understand their roles. Bruce/Pallister etc - many of the best CB combos have been like this.
Commendation for Rose too. He's really starting to look the player Sunderland voted as their player of the season, rather than the catastrophe we saw last year.
I'm yet to be convinced by Dembele, but he did alright today as well.
The Llama was okay,and I'm very happy to see him getting minutes. Yeah, he made poor decisions and gave the ball away, but he has so much ability and talent. At his age, giving him starts is an investment in the future. He'll be a superstar, as long as we don't give up on the kid.
Sensational: Lloris (MOM), Kane, Fans
Brilliant: Eriksen, Rose, Poch
Good: Verts, Fazio, Chadli, Stambo, Dembele, Lamela
Average: Walker, Paul (which is an improvement, thought he was fine today), Mason (as everyone knows, I love him, but thought he looked a little tired today)
To be fair, he wasn't very good. I've not personally lost all patience and I'd be delighted if he came good. But 5/6 today is fair IMO. It's not for lack of effort or talent (although his 1st touch is shit tbh) - he just seems to be struggling massively to adapt to the EPL.