Gomes for me.
Think you can get by at our level with organisation ironing out individual flaws.
Don’t get many midfielders who are big, strong and can move with the ball and pass with both feet.
Understand the vertical passing stats for Gomes but think he’s a top transitional midfielder beyond what we’d get.
Whereas I think athletic CBs are easier to find, or at least cheaper.
I'm still Zouma but you're not wrong re: his strengths.
I can't imagine Morgan being able to drive up the pitch and take 2 or 3 players out, and I think my heart says that Gomes is more progressive...even though I think Morgan actually has better creative stats this year, watching him today everything int he final third was sideways, where Gomes seems to hint that potentially he can let himself go a bit more.
Ultimately though I do think watching us tonight again we've not been noticeably worse (or much different) with Morgan instead of Gomes. In fact Morgan is much better defensively.
CB's at our level seem to me to be good on the ball like Holgate, Ake, Kongolo, but not great defensively, or physical units who can't kick a ball like Mawson, Sakho, Dunk.
Zouma is looking like a champions league level player again to me.