We’ve failed to score for the third consecutive Premier League game, with Fraser Forster’s heroics denying us after 21 efforts without a goal. We posed plenty of attacking threat, but couldn’t quite find that final ball or prod the ball home.
Defensively we were a little more suspect at times, but still managed to keep Southampton out.
Here’s how we rate the players from our goalless draw with Southampton:
GK) Petr Cech – 7.5
Cech made a number of decent saves, but the main feature of his game was his commanding presence in the box, claiming every ball that came anywhere near him.
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RB) Hector Bellerin – 6.5
The young Spaniard’s crossing really needs some work, as he’s wasting far too many good chances. He regularly gets into great positions, but we saw him put far too many mediocre crosses in today.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.0
An excellent defensive display from Monreal, who was constantly getting back to dispossess the likes of Shane Long and cut out attacks.
CB) Gabriel Paulista – 6.5
A fairly average display from the Brazilian, who not only struggled a little in the air at times – misjudging the flight of the ball on occasion. But switched off a few times too, and potentially could have cost us.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.0
A solid performance from the Frenchman, who dealt first with Shane Long, and then Graziano Pelle. His pace was a huge boon, and without Per Mertesacker in the side we were exposed far less often.
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