We welcome Aston Villa for a mid-week game under the lights at Craven Cottage
Well the draw against Bournemouth proved that we have the ability to fight back, it also proved, what we all knew, that our back four needs improving, how long until January?
Speaking of the back four, Diop replacing Tosin paid dividends with his headed goal from a corner, when was the last time we scored a goal like that?
Whilst I understand why Bobby played right back, Marco see’s them day in day out in training, surely Mbabu should have been first choice as he is a defender and Bobby is a midfielder? after all when we signed Mbabu Tony Khan said “Kevin is a player whom we’ve pursued for several years. He brings great physical tools to our Club in addition to his vast experience”
Tom and Willian really made a difference when they came on for the 2nd half, surely at least one of them will get a start against Villa?, and it was really good to see Wilson get some game time.
Villa will feel a little hard done by against Chelsea at the weekend, a couple of silly mistakes allowed Chelsea to score a couple of goals that didn’t look likely after Villa dominated the first half? Regardless of current league position Villa are a good side and will prove a stern test for us, if we can get a win it’ll set us up really nicely for Leeds at the weekend.
Our record against Villa is a quite good one with 10 wins, 7 losses and 5 draws.
Diop should keep his starting place, Harry Wilson also starts, as does Willian, Tom starts on the bench so my team would be…
Games of Interest…
Brighton v Forest
Bournemouth v Southampton
Brentford v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man Utd v Spurs
Fulham v Villa
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