There was a game a couple of months ago that Rafa did analysis on and he said that a big problem for us is that Fabinho is playing too high up the park. Since then, I keep seeing this. For their second goal, he gives it away- ok, a mistake, but then instead of dropping back he goes forward chasing the ball, leaving us 3 against 4 at the back. Trent was very high as well, but that is more his brief and Fab has to be aware of that and be all the more prepared to cover.
Then he is just ball watching for their 3rd, not picking up their free man. Yes there are issues with fitness etc in our midfield, including him, but he is just not reading the game these days. When your DM is doing that, it's not surprising the number of chances we end up giving up. Our whole team is not defending well, and maybe it is not fair to pick out one player, but the DM role is so key to that and has been our single biggest problem area this season. He's gone from being one of the best DMs in the world to a liability. If (with Bajcetic out and Hendo and Milner struggling for 90 minutes worth of stamina) we have to play him, Jürgen has got to tell him to just sit in his DM position. Let Harvey and whoever else is in midfield do the pressing - just F***ing sit in front of the defence and stop aimlessly following the ball all over the F***ing park!