Originally Posted by suedeshoes
CB has been our downfall for years now. Shaw's our best and he's not a proper CB. The dwarf is our best other option. Lindalof is shit, Maguire is shit, Varane's semi-retired.
Never winning the league until we get world class CB's.
Scored same number of goals as Brentford in 9th, 7 more than Leicester who got relegated .. kept 17 clean sheets, 3rd lowest conceded .. defence as the downfall does not compute ..
Issue categorically has been scoring goals, not conceding (bottom 5% in goals scored amongst top 4 sides over past 20 years, that is a pitiful figure ..). Defence generally has been a boon under ETH (hence keeping a clean sheet every-other-game last season ..), but he needs to figure out how to set up against the other top 4/5 sides as those outlier away results are crippling (remarkably still conceded same as Arsenal who were firmly in title race despite that) ..
Conceded 43 goals last season, of which 18 came in 4 games .. defence in the other 34 was
title winning form ..