Allan - carrying injury for weeks
Doucoure - just back from injury
Richarlison - back from suspension AND just back from injury himself.
Godfrey seems to be recovered from covid now but that's taken months.
Injuries to squad players, Gomes, Davies, Delph, Tosun, Gbamin
Suspension - Holgate
Police issues - ....
All have meant we can't give Allan a rest or Digne, or drop out of form players.
So yup, it's only Mina and DCL missing last night, but it's not that simple when you look at the past 2months.
As for how long you give him
Depends on the points to games played ratio, if we get to January 1st and it's 18pts 21 games, then it's Bbad
Whether or not Benitez should have been appointed doesn't matter.
Results are wank, and with Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and Palace coming up, we could easily lose all of those. I think no matter what Moshiri said earlier of Arsenal dish out a hammering they'll act. But we'd have to work wonders on hiring a new manager, and I'm sure we are capable
I'd give it til January assuming we don't lose the next 3 or 4 . But I think they'll act of we lose the next one badly