Leicester destroy third-choice goalkeepers and occupy the latest deals with Liverpool, panic deals are higher than Ben Davies but still far from Stephen Caulker.
Alex Smithies (Leicester)
The whole premise of the third-choice goalkeeper is that it’s the only part of the elite squad building process that you can really enjoy – within the set parameters. Teams have two options: a more boring but functional and perfectly acceptable Young Academy product that gains valuable experience training with the first team while not actually threatening to play; Or the grizzly veteran whose season consists of an early League Cup debut or a random midweek start in rotation that sets the fan base on fire with childish glee.
Obviously the last track is the most fun but the key lies in how you choose that player. The experienced third goalkeeper He must be in his mid-30s with a gray beard, at least 20 Premier League games in years, and a few early England calls to the mid-2000s.
Very young Alex Smithies (32), with a very fresh face, has never played in the First Division and has not been recognized by the Three Lions under coach Marcos Pettinelli appointed to his squad. Lester is doing it all wrong. They destroyed it. And the only way they can salvage this is to convince Ben Foster to come out of retirement and fulfill his belated career fate of doing training exercises and sitting on a bench even twice a week between his YouTube videos.
Arthur Melo (Liverpool)
The ghost of Ben Davies has already been ignored. The 13 minutes of almost sacrifice given to Arthur Melo during the Champions League defeat to Napoli mean it was not another completely An unforgettable and avoidable waste of everyone’s time at Liverpool. But the Brazilian midfielder has some catching up to do with Stephen Kolker.
who – which Jurgen Klopp’s description of Napoli’s loss As a “worst game since I’ve been here” helpful. Arthur was thrown into that deep but stale end and remained afloat. He played no part in Ajax’s subsequent win, which was initiated by Thiago, Fabinho and Harvey Elliott and later introduced by James Milner and Stefan Bagjetic.
Getting up to the pace of the Premier League is one thing, but Arthur has the European experience required to fit his style of play, yet he has been overlooked by the Liverpool boss who simply wanted more injury-prone bodies in midfield rather than the 26-year-old on the face. selection. .
There’s a reason Klopp has loaned so few players at Liverpool. His methods can take months to learn and understand and investing that time in another club player is pointless. There is a buyout option in the Arthur deal, but all attention will turn to buying Judd Bellingham by the end of this season, when Arthur returns to Juventus with great difficulty.
Calvin Phillips (Manchester City)
Not every Manchester City player adapts quite as well as Erling Haaland. Rodri had a difficult first season in midfield to say the least. Riyad Mahrez started 18 matches in the English Premier League and the Champions League in his first campaign. Joao Cancelo was initially a deputy at both centre-backs. Jack Grealish is still in bed where he is He awkwardly walks down the aisle of the store while everyone watches.
How Calvin Phillips yearns so much. Twelve minutes when he was leading 3-0 against Sevilla, with a few stoppage time, it wasn’t what caught him. Giant fish drowns in a small pond in Leeds at Manchester City’s talent pool as he deals with the details of Pep Guardiola’s demands.
It will all seem incredibly absurd next season when he is captain of a winning quartet and does not miss a minute, but there is a very real possibility that Phillips will play more often for his country than for his team this season, as Miroslav Klose with the lead. Knot.
Julian Biancon (Nottingham Forest)
Steve Cooper had no choice but to Sign a whole new group this summer But one of the byproducts of this influx is that some beginners will start on the sidelines and never progress from there.
Of the 22 players crammed into the last window, five did not play in the Premier League. Wayne Hennessy’s League Cup start leaves a quartet of invisible jungle faces.
Omar Richards is injured. The Tricky Trees has only been played once since Loic Bade and Willy Boly joined. Serge Aurier completed his move after the Bournemouth match.
Aside from those four and Hennessy, the newest signing Forrest who has played at least is Julian Biancon. Given that he joined in early July for around £9m, there is no such excuse for his absence. The French right-back played in the League Cup, then for 12 minutes in the defense half against Manchester City, and that is clearly quite enough, thank you very much.
Flynn Downs (West Ham)
David Moyes’ regular transfer complaints appear to have eased somewhat at West Ham. You may have noticed that the club have signed three players for at least £30m this summer, with eight new additions to a squad they have often described as ‘old’.
There is still a curious reluctance to rely on these players, as Moyes often prefers the tried, tested, and innovative options that were already at his disposal.
It became difficult to ignore Gianluca Scamaca for much longer. Alphonse Areola can’t fire Lukasz Fabianski. Maxwel Cornet deserves more than a quarter of an hour.
Then there is Flynn Downs, who netted £12m from Swansea. The midfielder was the man of the match on his Europa Conference debut against FCSB but has not been seen since. One minute into the opening weekend against Manchester City is the Premier League’s total so far. Connor Coventry played about the same amount.
Moise gives Downes treatment Ben Rahma? 😅
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