Good solid performance especially with the changes made, Palace tbf are a better proposition than I thought they would be, on another day they could have had scored one or two and changed the game completely, I was mightily impressed by how we handled them and the performance itself will add extra confidence to those who would not normally have started, ….
Alisson…what a keeper he is, he was my MoM, kept us in it all day….9/10
Kostas…excellent performance, one or two minor errors but overall very good…8/10
Virgil…. Another stalwart performance, still not 100% but he’s just coolness personified…8/10
Konate… very good debut, looks the business doesn’t he, he’s another colossus….7/10
Jimmy…what can you say about old father time? Had Zaha in his pocket all day long….8/10
Fabinho….running out of superlatives for this bloke, best DM on the planet…..easily…..8/10
Hendo…..its true that the world is 75% water, the rest is covered by our Skipper…..8/10
Thiago….ran his legs off b4 being crocked, hope it’s not to serious, joins up play nicely….7/10
Jota….. not his best performance tbf, but off days are rare, how did he miss ? he’ll be back….7/10
Mane…. He just never gives up does he? He sets his own records now too, simply world class….8/10
Naby…. I truly hope this fella stays healthy, we have another worldly in our midst if he does, that strike was a example of what he is capable of, wasn’t on too long but still…..7/10
Curtis….this young bloke has everything, he oozes confidence, great attitude and will one day shine….6/10
Divock…I’m glad he’s hanging around, and I hope he is given more pitch time this season, there’s a player in there and a very handy one at that…..6/10
Salah…. Where would we be without him ? His goal scoring feat is unbelievable Jeff, I mean we’re talking Messi standards here, contractually give him what he wants, because there is no other, Haaland, maybe, but right now in this moment he’s priceless…….10/10
Good solid performance, clean sheet, another 3 points and top of the shop, we will take some stopping , still not at our best but we’re getting there, not getting carried away just yet but it’s looking very promising indeed.
So now we go into the cup a competition with more rotation, this is good, it’s not a priority competition but it gives another chance to rest the usual suspects and give pitch time for the bench warmers and youth development, so we might see something like thus……
Neco. Konate. Matip(c) Kostas
Gordon Divock. Minamino
I can see you all now raising your eyebrows, Gomez @ DM ? we need cover for Fabinho,Gomez is quick, can defend, reads the game well, so why not ? it’s purely experimental and could prove vital in the months to come, Curtis needs pitch time as too does Naby, Divock & Taki, and I’ve given Kaide Gordon a taste of what is expected, this fella is extra special, has impressed our coaching staff so get him on, let’s see what he has to offer, for me this is a free hit, no one likes to lose but I’m thinking of the rest we’d have if we were to go out, going through means more pitch time and further experience for debutants.
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