Just mentioned it in the malfunctioning midfield thread, but it has only dawned on me that we played with one deep-lying midfielder yesterday. Thinking back now I thought our midfield was so passive and didn't have any real control till Hendo came on and it makes sense as Hendo and Fab played closer to each other.
Our midfield had no real urgency and it seemed like only Fab was trying to get the ball out wide but he just isn't nimble or mobile enough to make it happen as urgently as we needed. Even on the counter we looked exposed as usual and it's because we only had one deep-lying midfielder. For the foreseeable future, we should stick with two in the centre and the rest of the team works its self out.
I also for the life of me do not understand how Elliot is getting sh*t from fans when he was the only player driving at the opposition and attempting the passes that would get us in between their defensive lines. Yes, it doesn't work every time but it is a lot better than simply playing the safe pass every time like Jones.
Also again, thank god for Alisson.