It seems to have become a bit predictable. A game is there for us to really get our season off and running and start to build some momentum and yet we fail to seize it.
I personally thought that we played pretty well against Sunderland, although a little predictable. With the amount of creative talent we have in our team we very rarely get in behind teams with slide through balls. Bale has obviously been singled out by most managers as a threat, so why doesn’t Harry ask him to instead of always receiving the ball and then running at the full back, to play on the shoulder and stretch the game? We seem to have stagnated in our play recently and have made it all to easy for the opposition to come to the Lane, shut up shop and walk away with a positive result from the game.
We have drawn 2 and lost 2 of our last 4 games, a sequence of results that has really questioned our credentials of getting Champions League football or a second year running…….
However, on Saturday we have a game that could really get our season up and running and we could start to build some momentum…wait…where have I heard that before.
Blackburn will come to lane off of the back of a good win against a confident Newcastle team and we all know what to expect from them.
Our forward line is our main issue going into this match, with Crouch likely to be our only fit striker…(where the hell are our youth products?) Lennon looks like he is likely to miss out again through injury, so Bentley is likely to keep his place.
Blackburn look like they will be without Benjani, so after scoring the winner at Newcastle Jason Roberts may win a place in the starting XI.
Hutton, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto
Bentley, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale
Van Der Vaart
Hoilett, Emerton, Jones, Pederson, Chimbonda
Givet, Samba, Nelson, Salgado