Sorry for the late review as I was busy this week.
But here are a few talking points from Saturday's match against Huddersfield. I'm going to mention the team as a whole and then some individual players.
⭕Although The scoreline wasn't a true reflection of the game,we did deserve the win and played some good football.
⭕In the first half the team was very disjointed and although you could see bits of brilliance there just wasn't enough for a top 4 side.Now I don't blame the players or the manager for this as the system is not only new,but poles apart to what we have been playing for years.
⭕We did get two of our goals in the first half but mainly down to individual effort.A very good cross by Willian ,and a scrappy finish by Kante but it did the job.
⭕The second goal came down to some good passing and was a great example of Overloads created in a Sarri system to open up defenses.(Can make a post about it in the future).Alonso went down in the box and a well taken penalty by Jorginho made it 2-0. Side note - I love that skip-hop technique Jorginho uses.😂😂🙌
⭕But the second half was a lot better,you could tell the players are getting used to the system with each game.Yes the 3rd goal again was down to some amazing individual work by Hazard,but it was a good buildup topped with a very good finish by Pedro.That was game over for Huddersfield.
⭕Talking about some individual players, Pedro really stood out for me in this game, as well as willian.Pedro was a lot better than the entirety of last season.He getting into dangerous areas passing the ball well and Not screwing up the buildup.That was my biggest complaint with him last season.He also got his goal.Love that! Especially since we missed out on all our Right wing targets.
👉IMO Willian is a lot better on that left hand side.He is a right footer,so he can naturally cut inside.For me the starting lineup when Hazard returns should include Pedro as a right winger.Willian can be a great rotation player on the left or right.Pedro is more natural as a right winger,and if he continues to play this way,he could be a regular starter in big games.
👇But let me know your thoughts..Pedro or Willian to start?👇