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People need to start noticing Shkodran Mustafi. Without him, our defense would be an utter mess. His center back partner at the beginning was Sokratis. He started so poorly his first few appearances, then, when beginning to adjust, he got injured and was replaced by Rob Holding. While Holding started out very solid, lately he’s been shambolic. He was mediocre at best in games against Crystal Palace and Liverpool, and was the worst player on the pitch against Wolves. I’m starting to think these partners might only do well when he makes them look good.
That’s just our center backs, but the wingbacks aren’t helping the cause. Bellerin tries too hard to get assists and doesn’t track back enough, leaving an exposed left side for the attackers to feed off of. To say Xhaka has been the best left back for us shows a massive issue there. Monreal and Kolasinac have offered nothing defensively.
I’m not saying these players can’t improve going forward, but thus far essentially Mustafi and whoever is in goal are on their own in this. He is carrying the backline.
Mustafi has made 26 tackles, and his central partners (Sokratis and Holding) combine for just 13. He leads the team is interceptions with 22 while his partners combine for 11. He’s played every minute of this season.
Despite his aggression, he has just two yellow cards in 12 starts as opposed to Sokratis’s 3 in 6 starts.
People like to argue that he loses the ball too much and makes too many errors. He sits 16th in turnovers per match, only behind 4 players, two of which are goalkeepers.
We have to stop blindly listening to biased pundits who see one error and scapegoat a player. One slip against Newcastle a few months ago and suddenly he’s awful? Sure, he’ll make a mistake every now and then, but so do the best defenders. It’s disheartening to me to see everyone bashing this guy all the time but staying silent over other players who have been a much bigger problem.
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Player ratings for #AFCvWWFC
- Really poor from him today. He was too slow everywhere, couldn’t catch up to attackers, and needed Leno to bail him out countless times. He got lucky given the circumstances.
- He contributed pretty well offensively but the goal was all his part on two fronts. He gave it away carelessly and he lost his man on the cross. He was alright otherwise but certainly didn’t do enough afterward to give him a higher rating. 🔴Torreira: 8.5/10
- His goal may have been lucky, but he made instant impact as he came on. We had been awaiting that presence of a positive performer. That was a dangerous cross nonetheless, hence why it went in. He also saved a goal on the other end minutes later.
🔴Team rating: 6.44
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1-1 #Wolves #AFCvWWFC
Worst performance of the season. We got lucky to get a point. Leno saved us so many times, Torreira carried the team, we missed the presence of Mkhi the whole time until he came on, Emery got his tactics wrong and his players wrong. All around bad day. I do have to give credit to Nuno Espírito Santo and Wolves for being so solid. They were disciplined, balanced, and so well organized, making them extremely difficult to break down. We still should’ve though.
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It’s an Arsenal brace!🔥 Aubameyang has won Premier League player of the month while Ramsey has won goal of the month!💯 If only Emery was ever recognized we’d have gotten the sweep...😒
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0-0 #Sporting #AFCvSCP
Boring game. Welbeck was taken off the stretcher, it looks bad right now but we’ll see. Emery said he may have broken something in his ankle. Get well soon Welbz🙏😭💔
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Congrats to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for winning Arsenal’s October player of the month!👏 He had 🖐 goals and ☝️ assist in only 2️⃣0️⃣8️⃣ Premier League minutes!🔥
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In the summer of 2016, we had the chance to sign N’Golo Kante. We signed Granit Xhaka. Although Xhaka has been improving well, we all saw that as a major failure. I want to stress here that we have certainly redeemed ourselves this summer. After all these years, we’ve finally found the midfielder we’ve been looking for— And he is the Uruguayan Kante. His name, of course, is Lucas Torreira. He is the most consistent player we’ve had in years, every week he puts in a shift worth the paycheck. He leads the team in the IA player ratings (link in bio) at an insane 7.47 average. Despite his height, I don’t get the butterflies when he defends one on one, is the last man back, or is defending in the area that I do with others. He can transition his defending into attack so well as well, and he’s no liability flawed offensively either. Torreira has very few flaws. I’ll remind you all that he’s only 22 years old. Keep it up LT!🔥🇺🇾
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Player ratings for #AFCvLFC
- Another great performance that gets left unseen. People have to start taking notice. He saved a few goals including the play where VVD was in and he poked it away at the last second.
- What a dang player. Enough said. I’ll elaborate in a later post.
- Many thought he had a great game but I didn’t see it. I think he worked harder than usual which I’m happy about but if that’s all that gives him a good rating then his expectations are lowered. I honestly didn’t see anything special he brought.
🔴Team rating: 6.90
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1-1 #Liverpool #AFCvLFC
What a match. We got lucky at times but unlucky others. The result was relatively fair but I believe we were the better side. I would say we should have won but thanks to a great performance I’m happy and confident going forward. This performance proves we’re still in the mix for top 3 at least. Lacazette had a great goal. 14 unbeaten with once again an easier upcoming schedule.
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Player ratings for #CPFCvAFC
🔴Team rating: 6.70
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Club Statement: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived. The primary thoughts of everyone at the Club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss. In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the Club that is now his legacy. A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October for supporters wishing to pay their respects. Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course. Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed. Everyone at the Club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.
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It’s a sad week for the football world. This man has given so much back to the community and beyond. He will be missed🙏😢
2-2 #Arsenal #CPFCvAFC
I just realized— I never posted the result! Two penalties, the second one questionable, denied us of a 12th straight win and drops us four back of first. It wasn’t a great performance but good to hang in there and turn the match around. We can’t complain about their second goal as ours should have been disallowed for a handball. Fair play to Palace and we got a point (or lost two) in a misleadingly difficult fixture. That’s still 12 straight unbeaten and 8 straight in the league. Onto Liverpool!
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