Baddowhammer wrote:I think the top German sides have a few more easy fixtures overall,I'm not saying he won't be useful,but top defenders will find to show him down the line pretty basic,although I do think he will be useful once fully integrated and fully match fit,and confidence to take a gamble.COYI
I'm not sure they do mate. I'm always puzzled about this "no easy games in the PL" nonsense. I watched Saints v Chelsea today and Chelsea won't get an easier 3 points this season until they play the next load of bus parkers. At one point in the 1st half the stats (yes I know, but even so) Chelsea were showing as having 91%, that's no typo it says ninety one, of posession. Southampton were utter pants. In fact they were worse than that. A mate of mine who is a Spurs ST holder told me that yesterday was the worst he's deen Spurs play for years but they should still have beateb Cardiff easier than they did, and apparently Arsenal gave Fulham a good old seeing to today. And Fulham are not a team, unlike Saints and Cardiff, who I expected to struggle.
I still reckon the top sides in the PL would hold their own in all the major European leagues but the teams outside the so called elite would, just as they do here, make up the numbers. Burnley finished 7th last year don't forget and it looks like at this early stage Bournemouth might be this season's Burnley.
Doesn't alter the fact that Yarmolenko's right foot is there just for balance though. Still, there have been one or two decent one footed players in the past. Liam Brady is one who comes to mind. Not to mention a certain David Beckham.
His international scoring record for Ukraine is impressive,but I think he plays left or centre forward for them as he did for Dynamo Kiev where his average was around 1 goal every other game.
He only played 18 games in Germany so it's not really a good measure of his game,I would like to have seen him through the middle and Antonio right side when Arnie came off,or left side know and again just to switch it up a bit.
I believe that it's all about getting him playing full tilt for 90 minutes at the moment though and then perhaps we'll see Pelle utilise him fully.COYI