One could argue we’ve been more solid without Fabinho as we have kept seven clean ones on the bounce , in fact I’d say he hadn’t been missed , which is more of a credit to the others than a sleight on him .
I think that might be one of those misleading stats though.
There was a stat that showed we won more points without Gerrard than we did when he was in the team.
That said, Fabinho plays the deeper role differently to Henderson, and steps up more quickly than Henderson does, which in turn leaves space to exploit if the opponents win the ball back or he doesn't win it having stepped up.
I'd also say his awareness and positioning are not quite as good as Hendersons yet.
It's no big deal, he brings plenty to the side and it's all stuff he can learn easily enough.
When he's fully fit, I'd rather have Fabinho in the deeper role, and Henderson supporting TAA on the right (Gini supporting Robertson on the left). I think it's gives us more options, and allows TAA a bit more freedom to attack.