Not so long ago I said we would get just enough points to stay up and stay up we have courtesy of Spuds.
That’s the good news….
Today’s performance was a complete and utter shambles and shows that recent results have simply papered over the cracks. The same defensive errors that have plagued us for years were there for everyone to see. The whole back four (bar Bacuna) should hang their heads in shame. Hutton can be excused slightly as he was playing out of position. But whats worse is the defence made the same mistakes over and over again! The midfield weren’t much better with none of them offering anything defensively or going forward. Cleverley was back to the non existent, useless player he has been for most of the season.
As for Sherwood he must take a large share of the blame. Why for example did he play a high defensive line with two slow centre backs? Why was our only attacking option lumping or crossing it up to Benteke? Why was Benteke the only player in their box? Where where the forward runs of Grealish and Cleverley to support him.
I have said on many occasion that I do not think Sherwood is the right man for the job today he proved that and was completely clueless as to change things around quickly enough to stop us getting hammered. Fwiw I like Sherwood and hope I’m proved wrong. As for our so-called defenders especially Vlaar the quicker we ship them out the better.