Shelvey plays a throughball right between both our centre-backs, that much is standard for us, but to watch Matip make the ground up, get the tackle in, then to see it deflect back off Joselu and curl past Mignolet is, unfortunately, becoming the standard for us this season. It sums up 2017/18. A perfect metaphor.
Lots of fans on here and elsewhere criticised our forwards, saying we were blunt and out of ideas against a tactical masterclass from Benitez. Well, for the record, shall we look at the reality?
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