I hate commenting on my own posts but is anyone going to give Stoke any credit ?
Stoke played their game plan very well. But stoke, arsenal, west brom it doesn't matter who it is or what they do. It's the same thing game in game out which is the problem. We don't create enough chances, we are slow on the ball, we don't have a good shape, we are easy to have our full backs marked out the game.
We are the easiest team to play against which is why we are sliding down the table because teams now if you let us have the ball we make mistakes that cost us goals like Lukaku last night. We don't move the ball quickly enough or have enough proper shape to create enough chances to get the goals we need. So they sit deep, hit us on the counter at the right times and as long as they pressure our midfield and full backs we offer nothing.
So it's not about giving credit to stoke, who are a decent team with a decent manager, because its happened too many times against different teams to be anything other than our failings costing us right now.