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Video Evidence: Mason Was Right To Select Lo Celso Against the Blades
By Harry Hotspur -

Lo Celso is a player I have a lot of time for. Few players acclimatize to the Premier League quickly, but fan expectations are frequently unforgiving, and I routinely see frustrations vented online after his performances.

Passes / accurate 89%
Total actions / successful 83%

All of these discipline graphs show us a defensive midfielder with far more about him than Harry Winks – for example.

What is useful for Giovani, is that with an immediate future for the club looking to be light on the transfer activity, there could be a great opportunity for the Argentine to blossom.

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matt
matt
8 days ago

Where is Tanguy indeed! If even a hard task master like Mourinho starts him in nearly every match then it makes me wonder what on earth has gone on for him to miss 3 games on the trot under Mason.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 days ago

He runs about a lot but has no end product, or very little.

Tangangry
Tangangry
8 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Don’t know why this got down votes, it’s spot on! I like Gio, but he needs to get better at picking the right pass at the right time before I can really get on board with his awesomeness.

Dino
Dino
8 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

40 million pound for a non creative, non goalscoring, non tackling midfielder who uses his right foot for balance only…. a Levy bargain I reckon…😂

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago

Lo Celso is a talented player but which position suits him best? Is he a 6, 8 or a 10?

I would see him as an 8/10 probably – he isn’t an out-and-out DM and maybe not an out-and-out CAM, but he can do a bit of both, good passing range and there are some tackles, through balls and dribbling runs in there.

Good little player and at the moment, about a 100 times more interesting than our other options for the position.

Where’s the “record signing” Tanguy, by the way?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Tanguy can be 10 times the player Lo Celso ever can imo.

Ian
Ian
8 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Rubbish what’s he done so far ? Potential is one thing it’s doing it on the pitch consistently matters

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 days ago
Reply to  Ian

He’s scored more and assisted more than Lo Celso has I think you’ll find. Despite injuries. He can cut through a defence with one burst whereas all Lo Celso does is go around in circles before giving the ball away, and he can’t shoot to save his life.
He was supposed to be our Eriksen replacement, what a joke.

Last edited 8 days ago by mikeyhughes
Dino
Dino
8 days ago
Reply to  Ian

Agreed, I think hes marginally better than winks, but for 40 million I expect a lot more than that…. Mason is lucky in that we only face one team above us in the league in our last few games

judge
judge
8 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Ndombele is so good on the eye , but its rarely in the dangerous areas . He doesn’t threaten the goal either and sadly those gloriously quick feet that mesmerise are wasted .
There’s a fantastic footballer waiting to be unleashed but I feel for now Mr Hoddle is right , he’s more suited to the playground , he needs to take responsibility and harness that incredible talent…………………….

Tangangry
Tangangry
8 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Tanguy’s talent, with Gio’s work ethic, maybe – but won’t happen. NDom seems lazy, and wants to spend half a game walking/limping.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
8 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

“Can” being the operative word. He is very good, but his work rate doesn’t suggest he’s going to realise his immense talent.

This is why I prefer Lo Celso at the moment, but both are similarly and simultaneously very talented and flawed.

Dino
Dino
8 days ago

Not for me defensive midfielders need energy, work rate & be able to tackle…he doesnt do any of these with much conviction