Think as usual people go way over the top. We are inconsistent but only 5 teams in the country aren't.
It might sound like a pathetic excuse but we have factor in the amount of football played over Christmas.
Other teams like West ham spurs and Leicester have dropped points against inferior teams after good performances before.
We have also had to contend with 2 further factors. Probably the most traveling time (half the prem having 2 away games and half having 2 home games on 26th and 29th/30th is ridiculous). Also, we have had the least rest time between the festive games out of all the 20 clubs (alongside spurs, who had their 2 middle games at home).
These small details matter at the elite level. Even more so when we are not one of the top teams.
The biggest disappointments this season have been the home games against Newcastle and Watford. They were the dropped points for me.
Early games against Huddersfield and West ham we had barely any new players in.
Anyone with eyes can see that the difference between us this season and last season. It's night and day for me. Just need flesh it out, be a bit more consistent. But as others have said it will take more transfer windows for that to happen.
Throw in a digne style rb and a finisher and another cm who can box to box and we are a proper team all o