the pink palermo wrote:Not at our best today.
Today the result was better than the performance, next Saturday we need to be better
Agreed. Our goalie and goalscorers were the difference:
1. Felt Fabianski did very well with all of Fulham's four shots on target, especially the first against Kamara. I could argue that Fabianski won us the match.
2. One stat sums it up for me: Uncharacteristically, we buried 66% of our total shots on target - not usually anywhere near that clinical. By way of comparison, neither are City or Liverpool or Barca . . .
Fulham were good for the first half - did very well controlling the midfield. Not sure that their defence is currently up to the job, so it will be interesting to see what CR will do during the next few weeks to sort that out. If he's given the time and money he will - he's a great manager.
And if we think that Fulham's defence is shaky, we need to have a look at our own. Any opposition manager will be licking their lips as they plot low balls and high balls from the flanks to pick out the open man. We've seen posters on here critique Masuaku for turning off too often - and if that's true, I'd argue that Diop and Balbuena do just the same.