Every game is a must win game. I agree. Otherwise what’s the point?
However, after that performance we probably need to look on that as a point won, rather than two lost. Chelsea played very well 2nd half and although we looked easy to play through/around the lads kept them out. Credit (up to a point) where its due.
My feeling was that we were back to last season where the defence had no confidence in their midfield protection and felt exposed. Obvious reasons! Anxious moments saved by Ali and some good last ditch defending.
I would have kept Mo on alongside Darwin as a central 2, to give their CBs a problem, call me old fashioned! However Mo can have few issues with being subbed, he seemed over-casual I thought.
Well done reds, we go on with a difficult fixture ‘managed’ in tricky circumstances. Get Lavia or Amrabat in if Caicedo dowsnt want us, and we’re a title contender, otherwise, its a transition season and we’ll need to be patient.