...beast as you say. Once again the FSW is getting the very best out of player after player by a combination of coaching, support, foregrounding an individual's strengths and putting round pegs in round holes within a system.
So far I'd say he's improved:
Townsend & Gray (obv)
Coleman going forward
Gomes too on yesterday's evidence.
Keane, Mina & Holgate - too early to tell? Takes time to build/rebuild a defensive unit.
Pickford - encouraged to play long to take advantage of his kicking accuracy.
DCL and Richie maybe not so much... yet.
Against these, Digne has been quiet in the new-look side. Perhaps he's being asked to cover for Gray's relative weakness in tracking back and tackling.
The biggest change has been the midfield. The two dangerous wingers have allowed Allan and Doucoure to flourish in their own central midfield jobs and not have to cover others' weaknesses.