Ronaldo Vieira – 7 – Unreal in the midfield, snapping at their attackers and constantly winning the ball back. He also used it well in possession which he maybe hasn’t done at times this season. He’s going to be some player in years to come.
Kalvin Phillips – 8 – Put a lot of yards in today and he and Vieira compliment each other brilliantly. Thoroughly deserved to start today as Bridcutt hasn’t been at it recently and proved people who have doubted him wrong. He won plenty of challenges, used the ball well and supported the attack whenever he could. These two boys are part of the reason we are where we are so let’s stick with them on Friday, the energy they bring could be key to us getting a result.
Pablo Hernandez – 8 – Hernandez was much better today and silenced his critics. An absolute magician at times and he managed to get a goal at an important time. Also showed the defensive side to his game on many occasions which was nice to see and he got a class reception when he went off. I’m still not sure he’s suitable to start on Friday though, personally I think we need to flood the midfield.