Yesterday’s game was one to be swiftly confined to the areas of memory we choose not to access. As I like to try and do something a little different every now and then, here are my views on the players and their ratings, traditionally scored from 1 – 10.
Did little other than pick the ball out of the net and field the occasional back pass. Perhaps could have stood up a little longer for Diame’s goal, but on the whole blameless. 5/10
39. Hector Bellerin
Assured at times and offered a good outlet in forward positions. Did well on his debut. 6/10
3. Kieran Gibbs
I love Gibbs, but he can be caught out of position and often reckless. In a game where we were rarely pressed into dramatic defensive action, he spent the majority of the game in the opponents half and did little whilst up there. 5/10 Continue reading