I think we're at the point where we need to start signing the next level of players in a few important places. It's obvious we're a good team, we're holding our own in the premiership under the toughest of recent circumstances with the second youngest team on average in the league. The players are a credit to our club, I'm proud of the way they've handled themselves on and off the pitch.
Sentiments aside, we are missing out on the... Mahrez/Drinkwater effect, most notably in the centre of the park, the player able to split a defence with a 40 yard pass, to find a player after going around two opposing players from the middle of the pitch, someone able to do that special something from a seemingly impossible position. Two almost purely defensive players is too much, we need an upgrade in skillset to include more than the ability to win the ball back and pass it on to the wings.
Whilst I think we can all forgive whatever position in the table we finish this year as long as we stay up, maybe we can still find that player (players?!) this winter transfer window. Recent tragedies hopefully won't stop ambition. We've players to sell on or loan if the former doesn't work out, obviously we've a bloated roster of midfielders and it's an issue we can only pray the club can resolve soon.
There are options, some wonderfully ambitious suggestions have already been mentioned on here, I'd give multiple limbs for Loftus Cheek to come here for instance.
There are other positions of course we're going to have to sort out, LB needs either cover at some point, perhaps a winger of quality. I think midfield is our problem though...
Any ideas on who that'd be?