It was interesting watching Gundoghan on Sunday - I’ve been critical of him in the recent weeks but he did well on Sunday. That was a game where the Yaya of a few years ago would have excelled. People often focus on Yaya’s power and forward running - it was breathtaking but Yaya’s biggest asset was his ability to sit in the middle and keep churning the ball with a brilliant mixture of short and long range passing. On Sunday Gundoghan had some much time to pick his passes and when they didn’t come off he more than usual just got the ball given straight back to him. Whomever comes in as the long term replacement to Fern has to have aerial ability, an ability to protect the back 4 particularly from counter attacks but really importantly they have to have the full passing range - great passing from deep is a really effective way to counter overly defensive set ups.