Monday, 4 March 2013

February Discussion: Part 2.2

Nathan Ake in action against Middlesbrough

11. Oscar: Had even more significant impact recently. Scoring important goals (vs Sparta Prague) and showed brilliant touches in his game. Earned his place in my eleven (over Hazard).

12. Mikel: Played full match only once since AFCON. Not yet showing quality.

13. Moses: An integral part of the team, and played brilliantly in recent games.

15. Malouda: Invisible.

17. Hazard: Still our most explosive player, as shown in the home tie vs Sparta Prague, a thunderous winning goal. However still lacks consistency.

19. Ferreira: Played well when given the chance in the FA cup tie, and a calm and loyal individual. #respect

21. Marin: Starting to get more game time, and scored his debut goal wonderfully too. Deserved to get more game time, especially in FA cup ties.

22. Turnbull: Didn't get a chance to play perhaps because of his poor performance last outing. Well, better improve, second choice!

24. Cahill: Improving his game, but still lacks the conviction at times.

26. Terry: Seems to be returning to his best. Finally we have our leader back and good to see him score an excellent header. Wow, how much we missed him!

28. Azpilicueta: Proper right back. Becoming an integral part of the team, and is improving day by day.

29. Ba: Given Torres' form, Ba seemed the better choice, given his penalty foul (by Hart) and also the goal recently. Also a towering presence up front, but still can improve in certain ways.

30. Benayoun: Given more game time recently,showed some nice passes but still need to improve, and probably needs more game time as well.

34. Bertrand: Given the opportunity to play in FA cup ties, but still needs to improve much if he is to replace Ashley Cole as LB some time soon.

40. Hilario: Invisible.

Youngster: Nathan Ake: Shown his potential given his 18 years of age, and probably the best player on the pitch in the FA cup tie against Middlesbrough. A real potential for our future DM.