mushy wrote:Not convinced myself, centre of our defence worries me, especially when dealing with whipped in crosses.
We seem to.get caught flat and out of position frequently in these situations.
i'm not convinced either yet.
it's either the high line we're tying to play when we catch players off-side (backfired twice yesterday tosun & niasse, both unpunished) or Balbuena hasn't got very good positional awareness. i personally think its a bit of both, as i cant recall as many obvious errors Diop has made with his positioning.
glaring mistakes (mostly positional) off the top of my head:
- callum wilson goal for bournemouth
- raul jimenez miss of the season for wolves, he was nowhere near the player
- sigurdsson headed goal yesterday
- when cenk tosun ran through the centre of our defence second half and scuffed his shot
- niasse's missed chance
that being said, i prefer him to Ogbonna and i'm not writing him off at all. just saying what i see. maybe he needs to continue to adjust to MP's tactics as well as the pace, quality of premier league.
what i do like, is he seems to be forging a partnership with Diop. it would be nice to have a settled, formidable, centre back pairing who can be relied on. so fingers crossed.