Clacton-ammer wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:51 am
Bang average game with us showing a few bits of quality coming out with an easy 2 nil win, crazy considering we were playing Man Utd
Said it before, saying it again, bar Man C & Liverpool everyone is beatable with our squad. If Tottenham get in gear they will get 3rd, but they are "not that much" better than the rest.
Could be a season to remember..
As poor as Man Utd seemed to be yesterday on another day they might have scored at least two goals - Rashford was clean through on goal but seemed to take an age to get there , Declan Rice did superbly well to catch him and tackle him - the Mata chance probably looked a lot easier than it was , had Pereira put less power behind his cross that would have been 1-1 - James was put through but again the ball was badly weighted and Fabianski was able to gather it well and had Maguire toe poked his shot he may have done better but his body shape was all wrong and too near to the ball to get a proper shot away , again Fabianski did well . Despite them looking poor they did create half chances . I still wouldn't write them off just yet .
However , I did say before the season had kicked off that only Liverpool , Manchester City and possibly Arsenal looked like sure-fire certainties for a Top 6 place , there were question marks over Manchester United , Chelsea and Tottenham - Solskjaer will be replaced and Tottenham will get better but I think Lampard , despite getting the very best out of his youngsters just now may struggle over the course of the whole season .
We on the other hand are definitely good enough for a Top 8 finish - if we can keep ahead of Leicester and Bournemouth then it could be Top 6 .
Keeping Haller and Yarmolenko fit will be vital to our season .