Indeed, he wasn’t great, but he didn’t hide from the ball, and he did cover when needed.
He's much worse defensively than Sigurdsson.
We’ve won every game this season with him playing that position though with Allan and doucoure playing much better.
Doucoure should be focusing on covering that space james vacates when he get hit on the counter but now he’s got a gaping hole to the left of him he’s having to be everywhere.
Gomes isn’t great but he certainly doesn’t make shite thirty yard runs up the pitch for no reason leaving us exposed on and off the ball.
No he just drifts gently up the pitch and drifts gently back down. He's absolutely horrible positionally, and even if he IS there he gets bypassed so easily he may as well not be there.
He does some times give dreadful fouls away that lead to goals, I'll give him that.
Both painful to watch. Hope we buy a centremid in January and never see either of them again.