Totally agree with your point about Winks. He is doing what we is being asked if him by Mourinho but is getting slated. Yet if you say anything about the manager you get slated.NDombele for me but it was a close call with Lamela who had one of his best games for us. He released the ball much quicker than he normally does. NDombele gave us a glimpse of what he can do for us. He was very disciplined in the midfield pivot alongside Lo Celso in the second half.
Berwijn was disappointing and I was surprised when Dele was hooked instead of him. Dele tried hard but he looked a little leggy to me(?).
Should have had the game down up by half time. Made loads of chances but didn’t take them.
Bemused as always at all the negative views about Winks(and to a lesser extent Davies). He’s asked to play an unspectacular role - to shield the back 4 and recycle the ball to NDembele and Lamela so why does everyone demand a spectacular performance from him. He carrys out the remit he’s given and works hard, always putting in a shift but every misplaced pass is jumped on to demonstrate that he isn’t good enough. Kane missed a sitter of a header so obviously he’s not good enough!
It’s just boring that every season there’s one or two players(nearly always one of them is home grown) who get scapegoated every game regardless of their actual overall performance. There’s too many people on here who think the team should be full of superstars when in reality all great teams are made up of star players and water carriers- players who work hard to try a make a platform for the stars to shine. So give players like Winks a break. He works hard for the team and if everything he tries doesn’t come of we’ll just accept it. Even stars like Kane and Sin miss sitters.
Really pleased to see NDombele get 90 mins. I think with him this has been very badly mismanaged. He should be getting 90 mins more often to force him to get match fitness. He is too good a player to leave on the bench.
GLC is just a class act. With him in the team we actually look like we want the ball, which also makes me worry as we are over reliant on him to make the midfield work. NDombele and Winks need to be able to do what he does. We know Winks can do it, we have all seen it before he had his big injury