Feels harsh on Gomez to get all the stick for our slow start. Yes Napoli was a night to forget but there are many other factors across the other games where he’s done alright. VVD has been shocking this season, Trent’s defending has always been lacking, never can just have a set of games where he stays off the front foot to shore things up, and the defensive cover from Fabinho hasn’t been as exemplary as prior seasons. Ali and Robbo only ones maintaining the same high bar as in prior years. Personally I feel most of it stems from midfield. We need cover for Fabinho and/or an engine room with muscle so can switch to two sitting in the middle to shore the back line up when under the cosh. We’re getting way too exposed atm when our back line isn’t on form, and don’t have a mitigation.