Few changes to the playing XI, a tight schedule and suddenly the defensive organisation is non-existent. It just isn’t good enough for a club of this magnitude.
Ramsey’s irresponsible marking, Mustafi being dragged out of position, Bellerin beaten one on one, Xhaka’s pathetically rash challenge, Cech beaten at his near post twice and a pretty ordinary penalty too…
All our off the ball weaknesses brought to light, yet another question mark thrown at the door of the coaching staff, plus of course several poor individual performances on the night to compound matters. Bournemouth took advantage well and showed the kind of intensity that you’d expect any Premier League team playing at home to show.
Great comeback but only the 4th could have made this the result we needed. Giroud’s celebration was stupid. Big performance by him though. Sanchez’s frustrations expected and a necessary thing. We need to use Perez and just forget about the careless Ramsey at this point.
We simply had to go on a substantial win streak against sides we’re a lot better than. With defending like that it’s just not happening and given how tight it is from 2nd-6th we can almost certainly kiss the title race goodbye and brace ourselves for that old battle for the Champions League spots again.