#16 | Rodri - 2021/22 Performances

oldius

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Superb yesterday,he dictated the pace and tempo brilliantly and had the Chelsea midfield in his pocket.

The energy and press from our front players aided him enormously,but he read the game fantastically and made crucial interceptions when needed - very impressive indeed and maybe his finest display for us.
Gabby, Phil, and Bernardo create such a platform with their pressing. As the Chelsea defenders were hemmed in so much, Rodri just swept up everything that came into midfield, taking Kante and Jorginho out of the game completely.
 

FantasyIreland

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Gabby, Phil, and Bernardo create such a platform with their pressing. As the Chelsea defenders were hemmed in so much, Rodri just swept up everything that came into midfield, taking Kante and Jorginho out of the game completely.
100% and that is when Rodri comes into his own - mobility/agility is far less of a concern or requirement.
 

argyle

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I've criticised him in the past. However when he has someone around him like Bernardo I can really see what he brings to the team.

He was a brick wall yesterday. Brilliant game.
 

oldius

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Outstanding against Chelsea. He needs an engine beside him in the silva mold and that is not a dig. Hopefully he is finally growing into the role.
No player is without strengths and weaknesses and the genius is in blending those strengths. You are correct, he needs an engine alongside him just as others will need his positional sense and composure alongside them, as well as his aerial prowess and strength. He and Bernardo have a huge amount of promise as a partnership.
 

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