An inexpensive.miatake in terms of money cost, but an expensive mistake in that he's offering nothing, I wonder if we can con Newcastle into buying him in January.
Iwobi, its like a slow painful move to the inevitable. It's not going to work out for him, he adds less and less by the week.
We knew we'd miss Doucoure, but it's worrying just how much of a hole it left in midfield.
Digne hasn't been in good form for quite some time, I don't know if it's fitness or tactics or what. But he was flying up until he got injured about a year ago. And since then he hasn't strung a run of 3-4-5 good games together.
Josh King, Ancelotti had to be persuaded to sign him, eventually did but then clearly didn't rate him. It didn't help that his attitude in training wasn't the best at times.
Yesterday was frustrating, embarrassing, annoying, when you look at the squad of misfits that have been put together it's understandable. I'd argue the recruitment needs an overhaul, and of that means ####ing Brands off, so be it.
Mina Doucoure DCL, would have made a difference yesterday. But there is probably 100m+ worth of other players we have, who wouldn't.