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Player Ratings vs. Stoke
MattySadler (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:29
Cech - 7. Nothing to do in the first half. Couple of saves in the second half, including two very good ones.

Holding - 7. Solid. Can't get over how good he is.
Mustafi - 7. Solid. Good forward passes.
Koscielny - 7. Solid.

Bellerin - 7. Looked good at RWB. Two assists.
Coquelin - 7. Showed why sitting isn't his best role. Good through ball to Bellerin for Giroud's opener.
Xhaka - 7. Kept things ticking over nicely again.
Monreal - 7. Danger man in the first half. Hit the post.

Ozil - 7. Quiet first half but played some great passes. Took his goal well.
Giroud - 8. Scored twice.
Alexis - 9. At his best today. Bags of running, skill and silky dribbling, plus a well taken goal and an unreal assist.

Subs:

Ramsey - 6. Decent cameo. Assist.
Welbeck - N/A. Not on long.
Walcott - N/A. Not on long.

The first half was a walk in the park. We dominated possession, weren't threatened remotely by Stoke, and took the lead when Giroud tapped in Bellerin's square ball. The second half started in much the same vein, and we doubled our lead after Alexis's brilliant through ball was finished by Ozil. Stoke then threw on Crouch and the game quickly turned into a tasty affair featuring fouls, elbows and a number of corners. Stoke pulled one back in controversial circumstances thanks to a handball by Peter Crouch. Fortunately it didn't cost us as we restored our two goal cushion when Alexis's shot took a slight deflection past Butland, and added another when Giroud turned in Ramsey's low cross.

Good win at a ground where we often struggle. We are one point off Liverpool with two games to play.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16/05/2017 14:11 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:31
Right on cue! (Sm152)

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:33
Debuchy should buy Holding a drink on what he did to Auanotovic!!! (Sm3)

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:35
Nay, Mustafi is a 6.
He is jittery and went to ground easily.
Mustafi is no better than Gabriel at right CB.

Saving grace is Mustafi still can improve further and I can't see Gabriel improving.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
MattySadler (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:36
Rubbish Mustafi had a good game. His booking was silly though, too aggressive for his own good.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 18:38
Watch again the video.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
younghansolo (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 20:30
I thought up until about five minutes before his goal Ozil was a disgrace. Refused to chase balls played into space and generally meandered around.

Then suddenly he played a great pass and woke up. Five minutes later he was i through and scored. He definitely has an attitude problem for me.

Totally agree with all other rankings.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
MattySadler (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 05:47
Quote:
younghansolo
I thought up until about five minutes before his goal Ozil was a disgrace. Refused to chase balls played into space and generally meandered around.
Then suddenly he played a great pass and woke up. Five minutes later he was i through and scored. He definitely has an attitude problem for me.

Totally agree with all other rankings.

Don't know about "disgrace" but yeah he was probably only a 6 without his goal.

Thanks.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Stoke
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 08:36
Coquelin was my MOTM. His quick passes made us play well. He doesn't dwell on the ball, which helps our speed of our game. It's not a coincidence that's the best we've played with this formation with Coquelin in the side.


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