Zero tolerance of Numpty's
I agree on the Dele point. I think he’s matured (at 22!!) into a fantastic footballer. On the passage of play thing, we pretty quickly settled into playing counter-attack football like an away team, generally overrun in midfield.Majority of the game I thought the same, but when Poch got a hold of him 25 mins from the end and told him to play a holding role I thought he was very good. I guess the thing with Alli is if he's on the park a wee moment of magic can happen.
To be honest though I said to my brother after. Did we even have one good passage of play in the whole game?!
In the league game in November, we tore into Chelsea from the first whistle, pressing them all over the pitch, forcing mistakes. They learnt quickly from that and subsequently we have had a game every 3 days. This was always going to be much closer.