A truly shocking performance against Watford in the FA Cup has seen us deservedly dumped out of the FA Cup, with absolutely mindless defending and a lack of desire going forward making things very difficult.
Here’s how we rate the players from our 2-1 loss against Watford:
GK) David Ospina – 6.0
Barely had anything to do throughout the game, and couldn’t do much for either of the goals.
RB) Calum Chambers – 1.5
Excellent attacking wise in the first half, but his defending was shocking. How he and Per Mertesacker managed to double up on Troy Deeney and still allow him to get the flick on is a mystery.
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LB) Kieran Gibbs – 1.5
Poor defending, and not enough going forward. He got involved really well during our late surge, but his poor final ball let him down.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 1.0
The giant German was far too placid, and seemed to be waiting for Watford to make mistakes rather than being proactive. He was partially at fault during the first goal, and his poor defending on Deeney allowed Adlene Guedioura to get a shot off.
CB) Gabriel Paulista – 1.0
Should have been sent off in the first half for a really bad tackle, and got turned far too easily for Odion Ighalo’s goal.
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