Will he be our No1 more then likely ? , always rated him , think he is better then Adrian , cant see Adrian staying especially now , he will know hes really got competition now for the gloves . Back to square one , needing another keeper maybe Johnstone ?. Would have preferred someone like Pope but I can understand why we have taken the older route for now .
I would be much happier with Fabianski than I was with Hart.
Pope? Only had half a season's experience behind a very defensive team. Imo he'll be exposed when he's less well protected.
Pope 35 appearances Fabs 38 , 5th best keeper with 11 clean sheets Fabs 12th , top keeper with 57 high claims Fabs 2nd , 4th best keeper with sweeper clearances Fabs 17th .
Burnley may of been a defensive team but werent we , one of their wingers actually made the 5th most crosses in the premiership , and even had the 11th most assists and more shots on goal then any of ours , they even had more corners then we did . They even had more shots on goal then us , so not only were they better defensively but better going forward , just not as good as us in front of goal .
Our midfield of Kouyate and Noble made more tackles then any of theirs and Noble made more interceptions then any of their midfielders .
As far as their defense goes we made more tackles and interceptions then any of their defenders , the only stat their defense really out shone us and most other teams was in blocks made by their center pairing , both beating ogbonna by almost 20 each .