They're organised. They're well coached. They're ready. I'm sorry, but it's gonna be tough to get a result here.
Agreed. They’ve added quality but it’s still the core of players that got them promoted. They’re stable, organised and have match-winners and options on the bench. It’s tough playing away to a newly promoted team at the best of times, they only usually get found out 10-15 games in when players start getting injured, suspended etc.
The ground will be bouncing, we need try to manage the game and keep the ball off of them. Hopefully our quality shines through but I’m still worried by our midfield’s ability to give us a platform to build on.
If this game was in 6 weeks time, I’d be much more confident but I think it’s a bit too early for us to go there and expect a result. I’d take a draw, with signs we can keep possession and that the players understand their duties in Silva’s scheme.