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I think Richarlison has been superb so far this season
exception being the derby.
He hasn't scored the goals he should have, but his all round play as been a major contributor to our performances and results.
But i agree, about the break doing him good. December is going to be a busy month and we'll need him fit and firing for that.
I agree that Richarlison hasn't been firing on all cylinders this season, yet, but even so, just look at him busting a gut to get back and defend on so many occasions. If it's not happening so much at the top end of the pitch, then at least make your contribution count somewhere out there. And I think he has. He'll be missed for the next month, no question about that.
As you say, a rest should see him back, fired up and with a point to prove.
Pretty sure it'll be Iwobi for the foreseeable though, not Gordon. And in which case, I'd play Sigurdsson in place of Gomes too. Greater chance of him pitching in with a goal than our (currently) rather lethargic Portuguese playmaker. And without Richarlison, we need to ensure that we're maximising the potential of goals from the rest of the team.
...the drive he's had so far this season - he was clearly far from fit.
Just look at the shot DCL had in the first half at the near post. A fit Richarlison - the one you describe - is busting a gut to get in the middle but he was just jogging in.
I think a 3-game break will do him good and get him fully fit again - as I said in the poll yesterday, the only replacement with anywhere near the same amount of energy and drive is Anthony Gordon so I'd go with him.
They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.