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I'd assume Onana starts from here on although Lampard said he wasn't really match fit !
Hopefully we have a new forward as well. I don't think Robson can play 90 minutes especially in the heat.
Although As Lampard himself said we need to be better at playing without a target man as it can be done.
… will there have been any new arrivals by then?
If so will they start or be brought on with 9 mins left?
Will Frank have learnt from todays experiences?
Will we be any different in approach against the newbies?
Trying to stay as positive as I can here.
Early doors etc.
I'm not opposed to having a back three and I like the personnel we have now with Coady and Tarkowski but it needs dynamism in midfield to come off which hopefully Onana will provide.
otherwise its just going to be too slow and will piss people off especially at Goodison
That initial setup was all wrong. Second time in a row Lampard tried that front three with zero result. Just ditch it already. Gordon is useless up front. Move him to left. And what did we try? Let them come to 40 yards from our goal. Hopefully win the ball back. Then what? Our players were crowded so usually it ended with a long (and mostly poor) kick from Pickford to Gordon. No wonder we had zero threat.
Not sure what McNeil's issue is. Not at the races again today.
Iwobi again our best player. Only one who looked to have a clue what to do with the ball.
Patterson showing promising signs. Got tired towards the end which is expected from such a young lad playing wing-back. Mykolenko ditto was active and had some good moments.
Tarkowski was defensively solid but what happened to his passing? Some shockers there.
Holgate seems to have continued his good run from tail end of last season. Second most improved player in the squad since Lampard took over.
A half-fit Rondon improved our attack that much? Imagine what a decent forward could do. Onana is also a tank. Yes, their second goal came from his mistake but that's probably why he wasn't on from the beginning. PL is a totally different league to Ligue 1. He has to relearn when he has time on the ball.
Gray shouldn't start. He's just not very good. Impact sub.