After his first few games it looked like we’d found a gem but his season tailed off. Definitely played more than he should and probably more than expected. Remains to be seen whether he is good enough long term to even be a squad player. Next season will tell a lot imo when he will likely be even further down the pecking order.
Aaron Wan Bissaka
Huge upgrade on Ashley Young from a defensive point of view. Came in for a big fee and has to improve his attacking game but he’s put in some big performances in big games. There’s been glimpses that he’s getting better going forward and it looks like he will fill that position for years to come.
Came for a huge fee and we knew he was overpriced but other than the odd dodgy moment he’s been good. Him and AWB have improved our defensive record. Also club captain now. I like Lindelof but with a more pacy partner I think we’ll see a better Maguire. He’s dominant in the air and started to pop up with a few goals 2nd half of the season too.
A revelation. Signing of the season. Came in when we were at one of lowest points in recent history and changed everything. Probably the best player in the league since he joined. The only thing stopping me giving him a higher rating is that he faded a little bit at the very end of the season probably due to burnout. If we’d signed him in the summer we would have been comfortably 3rd at worst imo.
Not the most fashionable signing but he’s done a job. Scored in every start so far and has arguably been underused since the break. Don’t know why he didn’t start against Chelsea in your FA Cup for instance. Still think he could play a valuable role until January if that’s when his time here ends.
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