Great win! We solidify our grip on 4th, keep breathing down sfinter's necks. Absolutely pleased for Castillejo, man of the match for me, and not just for the goal, assist, shots & numerous charges offensively, his defense & tracking back were outstanding as well! He covered for Conti a few times, especially during the second half. He's a lefty, but his right foot is more than functional & his athleticism allows him to go all the way down the line & still use his preferred left foot without that silly inverted move! I always wanted to see what Samu could do on an extended run in the starting XI. He should be able to push Suso to the bench at the moment imo.
Conti, disastrous. I don't care what he does on offense, he's a ticking bomb defensively, aim called it best during HT. If I had to decide, he'd be behind Abate in the pecking order.
I won't change my mind re Kessie. We would be just at 2-0 tonight minus his contribution. The suspect passes are still there. Lacklustre effort as well as of late covering ground, closing down opponents - at least for a bruiser. Nothing impressive.
Not a bad game by Hakan, surprisingly! Seems to be feeding off the backing & support he's been receiving & it's paying off... Silly booking, though. Hopefully he keeps evolving.
PS Officiating was silly tonight on that 4th goal! It had no business being cancelled for a block on Cutrone. Empoli had the exact charge at Piatek during the first half, it was even worse with two defenders doing the blocking & VAR called nothing!
No expectations..No disappointments
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