The argument for starting DCL is basically:
(1) the team performs about the same with him in the lineup instead of Tosun or Niasse
(2) he's the most likely to improve in a meaningful way
Unless Silva wants to try Richarlison or Sigurdsson or call up Hornby, I think he's the choice. We're basically playing for the future, anyhow.
Too soon to write off Tosun, no?
15 years ago youíd give a foreign player a good year to adjust to the Premier League.
These days impact is expected immediately.
When you consider Tosun came from the Turkish league and hasnít always been a regular for us since he joined, i do hold out *some* hope that we may see him demonstrate significant improvement over the season.
Not saying I think itís likely, just that not a foregone conclusion that DCL is the most likely to improve.