#9 | Gabriel Jesus - 2021/22 Performances

ClaudioDeyna

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He’s an excellent player and the fact he is being more regularly used as a wide player is benefitting him.

I think a lot of the criticisms aimed at him are because he’s no Aguero. It seems he was brought in to be his long-term successor but he doesn’t have that natural strikers instinct.

There was a moment yesterday when he brilliantly controlled the ball in the Villa area with a ridiculous first touch, only to blast the ball well wide when the chance presented itself.

In reality, that’s Gabby in a nutshell. He does the hard things well but wastes golden opportunities. Yet, he has a strikers instinct when getting assists. His cross to Bernie was brilliant.

Regardless of who we bring in as a striker, Gabby must stay.

Agree totally. In years to come it may even be seen as iconic as David's pass at the swamp.
 

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Should have started. Looked sharp when he came on but the game was already won and it was simply a keep ball game at that point.

Foden jesus sterling is imo the best front 3 we can put out right now.
 

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Should have started. Looked sharp when he came on but the game was already won and it was simply a keep ball game at that point.

Foden jesus sterling is imo the best front 3 we can put out right now.
Foden-Jesus-Mahrez for me.

He's un-ironically our most clinical forward.
 

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Should have started. Looked sharp when he came on but the game was already won and it was simply a keep ball game at that point.

Foden jesus sterling is imo the best front 3 we can put out right now.
Foden-Jesus-Mahrez for me.

He's un-ironically our most clinical forward.
I see the merits in both.

I think Mahrez really shines against the "top" teams and Sterling is better against the teams that sit back.
 

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Really feared that he’d come off even worse after that challenge. Studs on the back of the heel AND the way his ankle torqued. I don’t think Cathcart intentionally tried to make that kind of challenge - I think it was just an intentional professional foul - but it was clumsy enough to become a challenge that was pretty nasty.
 

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Really feared that he’d come off even worse after that challenge. Studs on the back of the heel AND the way his ankle torqued. I don’t think Cathcart intentionally tried to make that kind of challenge - I think it was just an intentional professional foul - but it was clumsy enough to become a challenge that was pretty nasty.
as Pep said, it was an 'orange' card. Seems okay though.
 

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Really feared that he’d come off even worse after that challenge. Studs on the back of the heel AND the way his ankle torqued. I don’t think Cathcart intentionally tried to make that kind of challenge - I think it was just an intentional professional foul - but it was clumsy enough to become a challenge that was pretty nasty.
It won't happen in my life time, but there should be a sin bin/temporary suspension rule introduced for that type of foul, "orange" as Pep suggested. They are too dangerous for a mere yellow but a little short of worthy of a red.
 

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