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His lack of pace is glaring, I agree with FIF, I didn't have confidence in him on the counter (when he should have played Barnes in) but the bigger thing for me is fitness. Even after a break he looked knackered again last night.

 

We need better defensive cover when Ndidi doesn't play. 

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I thought first half he had one of his better defensive performances, he battled well. I think as this team develops Tielemans will become the lynchpin, we just need the right blend of players around him. Badly needs to work on his long range shooting.

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19 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

I thought first half he had one of his better defensive performances, he battled well. I think as this team develops Tielemans will become the lynchpin, we just need the right blend of players around him. Badly needs to work on his long range shooting.

I'd like him to work on not losing the ball first lol 

 

Frustrating player. He has great technical ability, but lots of other aspects in his game seem lacking.

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8 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

I thought first half he had one of his better defensive performances, he battled well. I think as this team develops Tielemans will become the lynchpin, we just need the right blend of players around him. Badly needs to work on his long range shooting.

.. just a question Ric!! 

Youri has played in the 10 role for a game Maddison was out for. The team looked sharper for it and dare I say better balanced. 

 Do you think switching Maddison and Youri would give us the cutting edge that we are missing. Maddisons' final ball isn't all that, he is slow to make a decision and ends up holding the ball for that extra second meaning Vardy has to check his run and the opening gone. Maddison can play a deeper role taking the ball off the back four and appears comfortable doing so. This then results in every thing going through him and that was to an extent why Grealish appeared to have the edge on him in the cup as Grealish was taking a mature role in his team. 

  This leads to the question, if Maddison goes, how worse off are we? 

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24 minutes ago, sacreblueits442 said:

.. just a question Ric!! 

Youri has played in the 10 role for a game Maddison was out for. The team looked sharper for it and dare I say better balanced. 

 Do you think switching Maddison and Youri would give us the cutting edge that we are missing. Maddisons' final ball isn't all that, he is slow to make a decision and ends up holding the ball for that extra second meaning Vardy has to check his run and the opening gone. Maddison can play a deeper role taking the ball off the back four and appears comfortable doing so. This then results in every thing going through him and that was to an extent why Grealish appeared to have the edge on him in the cup as Grealish was taking a mature role in his team. 

  This leads to the question, if Maddison goes, how worse off are we? 

This has occurred to me too - at the beginning of the season I would have said madders is too lightweight in the deeper role but he has really improved his tackling - however, his in built urge to go down under any contact may cost us badly if he loses possession closer to our goal and the ref doesn’t give it ....

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Fitness seems to be the issue. When he's 100% he's class, but often he looks tired or rusty. 

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Let's be honest, a player like Tielemans wouldn't be with us if he was a rounded player. He'd be at City/Real Madrid it's his flaws and inconsistency which means he's here

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8 hours ago, sacreblueits442 said:

.. just a question Ric!! 

Youri has played in the 10 role for a game Maddison was out for. The team looked sharper for it and dare I say better balanced. 

 Do you think switching Maddison and Youri would give us the cutting edge that we are missing. Maddisons' final ball isn't all that, he is slow to make a decision and ends up holding the ball for that extra second meaning Vardy has to check his run and the opening gone. Maddison can play a deeper role taking the ball off the back four and appears comfortable doing so. This then results in every thing going through him and that was to an extent why Grealish appeared to have the edge on him in the cup as Grealish was taking a mature role in his team. 

  This leads to the question, if Maddison goes, how worse off are we? 

It's an option that we ought to implement from time to time, but I think our problem is often because Maddison drops too deep and he needs to be the one pushing forward but I suppose if he is going to drop deeper then get Youri higher up like he was when he first came here. Tielemans best asset is his vision and quick brain in certain pockets of space on the pitch where he makes some incredible defence splitting balls. What's odd is at other times he seems to be sluggish both physically and mentally but he is still a ridiculous talent and it's a privilidge to watch him.

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James Maddison punching well above his weight with 64 chances created (4th highest in the Prem) considering his final ball “isn’t all that”

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Immensely talented but his flaws are glaring - real lack of pace and stamina, and I think this is a problem that the rest of the team doesn't really compensate for. Our midfielders are too similar and I think we're too collectively physically weak.

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8 hours ago, Finnegan said:

Can't really argue he hasn't struggled for form but what young player is super consistent? Something we need to accept with a team like ours is we've got a squad of players who are all mostly learning and developing and they won't always be perfect. 

 

I know our form has been frustrating lately but Wolves away is quite possibly in about the top five or six toughest fixtures of the season and we got a point. 

 

They're a ludicrously well organised team set up to counter almost exactly our tactical approach, they're solid and structured and very, very good at defending like that. They're also pretty dangerous on the counter and we limited then to few actual attempts on target. 

 

Kasper made one real save? 

You can put that down to Jimenez having an off day though. He should've scored two at least I thought. Actually thought Jimenez had quite a good game but his finishing cost them.

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He’s great when he has Ndidi in to do the dirty work and feed him the ball. Without Ndidi feeding him (the ball, not pies) he is to slow and ponderous when running with the ball.

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1 hour ago, jim5000 said:

He’s great when he has Ndidi in to do the dirty work and feed him the ball. Without Ndidi feeding him (the ball, not pies) he is to slow and ponderous when running with the ball.

The whole team is underpinned by N'Didi.  

 

I miss Wilf   :mellow:

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He just needs to graft more and harder -not easy as he's going to want to out the shift in and work on his weaknesses.

The talent is their for sure. put it this way if he was in the current Liverpool squad how would clop coach him?

 

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He’s never been the quickest put his passing ability and footballing brain is ridiculous. If people can’t see that - it makes me laugh some of the criticisms of him. 
 

 

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My concern with him isn’t technical. He’ll improve with age.

 

He always looks tired, that’s my primary worry. His natural fitness won’t improve with age, and for some reason he looks shot after 65 minutes. 

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36 minutes ago, SheppyFox said:

My concern with him isn’t technical. He’ll improve with age.

 

He always looks tired, that’s my primary worry. His natural fitness won’t improve with age, and for some reason he looks shot after 65 minutes. 

Isnt technical? Are you serious?

He's technically gifted, his only real flaw to his game is his speed.

I was looking back the other day at his debut against spurs away last season and he was superb, that's the youri we need back regular 

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9 minutes ago, chris_lcfc_85 said:

Isnt technical? Are you serious?

He's technically gifted, his only real flaw to his game is his speed.

I was looking back the other day at his debut against spurs away last season and he was superb, that's the youri we need back regular 

You mis understand what I’m saying. I mean I have no concerns over his technical ability.

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13 minutes ago, SheppyFox said:

You mis understand what I’m saying. I mean I have no concerns over his technical ability.

Sorry my bad, mis read. Too early in the morning!

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