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7 hours ago, trueblue06 said:

I agree when fatigued he can’t play. But there was a lot of criticism of him especially on Wednesday night

That’s because he had a relatively poor game on Wednesday. No player should ever be regarded as beyond reproach or criticism.

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8 hours ago, trueblue06 said:

I agree when fatigued he can’t play. But there was a lot of criticism of him especially on Wednesday night 

I think he didn’t play well on Wednesday, hence the criticism. Though unfair in my opinion as I just think he’s knackered and needs a rest 

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21 hours ago, Lambert09 said:

That half against Southampton is completely backing up my post! We are a far worse side without YT!

 

20 hours ago, Vacamion said:

 

In all fairness he made some class touches when he came on.

 

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And yet we went from level to losing when he was on the pitch.

 

He is class but he is slow, which is why as a late sub he'll always look better than as a starter. Praet played well and tired badly in the second half. I'd give Praet another start against Burnley and hope that BR has enough time to help the new midfield/team meld together. Tielemans like Barnes and Gray looks better as a second half sub.

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He's not suited the position BR played him last night. He still made a couple of nice passes and had that lovely shot on target but his defensive weaknesess and lack of speed hurt us yesterday. Ricardo was obviously under instructions to get up as often as possible - which is a good idea as that is when he is destructively dangerous - but when he goes up the mid needs to drop back and cover. Tielemans couldn't do that and is too slow for any breaks. Hamza would have been the ideal man to play that box to box role. With Maddison so dynamic and dangerous in midfield I'm not sure that Youri has a place at the moment but hopefully his class will shine through and prove me wrong.

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1 hour ago, FIF said:

He's not suited the position BR played him last night. He still made a couple of nice passes and had that lovely shot on target but his defensive weaknesess and lack of speed hurt us yesterday. Ricardo was obviously under instructions to get up as often as possible - which is a good idea as that is when he is destructively dangerous - but when he goes up the mid needs to drop back and cover. Tielemans couldn't do that and is too slow for any breaks. Hamza would have been the ideal man to play that box to box role. With Maddison so dynamic and dangerous in midfield I'm not sure that Youri has a place at the moment but hopefully his class will shine through and prove me wrong.

Agree about defensive weakness. Probably should have gone with two "tacklers" yesterday. The lead up to Villa's first goal, Tielemans doesn't challenge on the half way line, which is an important part, where Hamza/Ndidi/Mendy would have.

 

There was a couple times where Tielemans didn't track their man either and Ricardo was isolated. Compared to Grealish for example who was back and doubling up with Targett.

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1 hour ago, FIF said:

He's not suited the position BR played him last night. He still made a couple of nice passes and had that lovely shot on target but his defensive weaknesess and lack of speed hurt us yesterday. Ricardo was obviously under instructions to get up as often as possible - which is a good idea as that is when he is destructively dangerous - but when he goes up the mid needs to drop back and cover. Tielemans couldn't do that and is too slow for any breaks. Hamza would have been the ideal man to play that box to box role. With Maddison so dynamic and dangerous in midfield I'm not sure that Youri has a place at the moment but hopefully his class will shine through and prove me wrong.

Or Praet, if Rodgers still wanted attacking nous. Honestly I don't see what Rodgers wants more of from Praet

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Well Wilf is back and that helps but our lack of physicality still shines through . As I keep saying aspiring to the Man. City way of playing may be a fine thing but we are a long way from their standard at the moment. Maybe in a couple of years. In the meantime when push comes to shove we get out-muscled . When Hamza gets picked everybody cries too defensive but at least he reinforces our soft midfield and covers both full backs. We are making loads of chances(and not taking them) our creativity is good even if our strikers are not clinical enough. Defensively though our rock solid early season form has gone and that gives even limited teams like Villa all the chances they need to mug us.

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2 minutes ago, MattP said:

Think Praet deserves to start ahead of him at the minute.

Play Praet though and Tielemans is totally without a job so what is the point of him?.We didn't pay 30 million for him to sit on the bench. Praet though is definitely superior in defense but no Hamza.

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19 minutes ago, An Sionnach said:

Play Praet though and Tielemans is totally without a job so what is the point of him?.We didn't pay 30 million for him to sit on the bench. Praet though is definitely superior in defense but no Hamza.

The fee paid should never be considered when we are picking a team.

 

It has to be done on merit.

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He sits much deeper for Belgium, ticking things along playing simple forward balls. Obviously some top quality in front of him for Belgium which helps. He seems stuck in the middle in terms of positioning, added with the fact he is covering out wide too on occasion. Don't think Rodgers is getting the best out of him. Lot of pressure on him to be our leader, but he is only 22 and needs time to develop that side of his game.

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Tielemans looked really unfit to me last night, it was like he was running through treacle at times - very slow and laboured. One of the squad, Chilly I think, said he was in the gym early doors before training everyday. I don’t know what he’s doing in there but he needs reign it in, it doesn’t seem to be helping him. 

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1 hour ago, Katy said:

Tielemans looked really unfit to me last night, it was like he was running through treacle at times - very slow and laboured. One of the squad, Chilly I think, said he was in the gym early doors before training everyday. I don’t know what he’s doing in there but he needs reign it in, it doesn’t seem to be helping him. 

He's just not very fast...although I'd be surprised if you've only just noticed that haha.

 

I thought he had his best game in a while yesterday, very rarely took more than 2 touches and played some wonderful passes.

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1 hour ago, Katy said:

Tielemans looked really unfit to me last night, it was like he was running through treacle at times - very slow and laboured. One of the squad, Chilly I think, said he was in the gym early doors before training everyday. I don’t know what he’s doing in there but he needs reign it in, it doesn’t seem to be helping him. 

I think he's just generally slow compared to others in the squad. Maybe needs tips off Vardy or Cags about speed on the pitch! 

 

That shot of his though. I was waiting for the net to ripple but that cvnt of a keeper got his cvnty fingers on it! 

 

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1 hour ago, filbertway said:

He's just not very fast...although I'd be surprised if you've only just noticed that haha.

 

I thought he had his best game in a while yesterday, very rarely took more than 2 touches and played some wonderful passes.

Ha no, I’ve not just noticed this but I did think he struggled to keep up a bit last night. I’m not saying he didn’t play well though, he was better than he has been recently. I guess it’s like me thinking Kelechi is really slow when we’re used to Vardy bombing forward at speed. It’s not that he’s slow, he just has different aspects to his game - speed not being one of them. 
 

I dunno, I just think Youri looks a bit, dare I say it, overweight? 😬

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