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Who was that Mbuemo-like character clapping the fans at the end of the game?
I don't know,Brian walked off at the final whistle.

Maybe i should have explained my comment a little better as it appears to have irked a few.
I know he was disappointed that he didn't take his chances i just think if we'd had a chance to clap him and show we are all behind him,it would have made him feel better because he seemed quite down hearted at the end.
 

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None of them were easy chances - XG only hit 0.6 for all his shots combined.

The first one was lovely movement. Runs in, checks his run to lose the marker. by the time the ball gets to him he has only split seconds to hit it with a defender closing back. It's not easy.

2nd one is not easy either. He could take a touch, but then we wouldn't be talking in terms of getting a shot away.

He makes the 3rd one himself with great run, great skill, and then wasn't far off with the finish.

I was really pleased with his performance.
 

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As it stands at present, it seems to me that Bryan's speed is the main chance we have of scoring a goal in open play – maybe Wissa will add something once he's acclimatised but that's about it. Most of our other opportunities have come from set-pieces but, if we don't put pressure on defenders close to the box, we won't get too many of those either.
 

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As it stands at present, it seems to me that Bryan's speed is the main chance we have of scoring a goal in open play – maybe Wissa will add something once he's acclimatised but that's about it. Most of our other opportunities have come from set-pieces but, if we don't put pressure on defenders close to the box, we won't get too many of those either.

We also miss a ball carrier with pace and quality. JDS IMO has been a huge loss.
 

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yes, we miss a Trossard. Baptiste the closest I’d say we have to that
Bang on. For all the panic about RBs in the transfer window, Roerslev looked assured when he came on but we're very much lacking in attacking flair going forward and that is so often the key.. Baptiste looks like he may bring that but wasn't involved enough and ran out of steam pretty quickly (understandably)..
 

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Bang on. For all the panic about RBs in the transfer window, Roerslev looked assured when he came on but we're very much lacking in attacking flair going forward and that is so often the key.. Baptiste looks like he may bring that but wasn't involved enough and ran out of steam pretty quickly (understandably)..

I thought he looked lost and let his man have free reign down the flank most of the time personally.
 

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That may be a factor but I don't think it's drummed into players these days. If it was then it would become instinctive. And with the lighter ball IMO it's even more essential.I agree there are players who do it automatically but they are few and far between. Same goes for passing the ball into the net. No need for worldy swipes at the ball. I know it sounds a bit ancient [ becos I am :D ] but I never saw Jimmy Greaves hit a ball in anger nor Gerd Muller who never seemed to miss the target. Many years ago I watched a documentary on Gerd Muller who practised endlessly getting a shot on target in the box from hard crosses from just about every possible angle. All about positioning his body. Bryan has huge talent but if he wants to progress he has to make more of what comes his way as chances will be fewer.
Bryan should look back on his goal against Wednesday in the last match before lockdown. Calm, composed and just passed into the net.
Many of Paul Gascogne goals were passes into the net with no body shape to give clues to the goalie or defenders
 
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Pleased he scored today again could have had another which hit the woodwork. Good link up play again, would have had an assist too for the goal that was ruled out.
 

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Played superbly today as he did last week. Only difference he got a goal. We were all gutted last weekend conceding an undeserved last minute goal but some of the stick he got on social media was blah last weekend. Teams have not been able to handle Toney and Bryan so far and one of the key reasons we have only conceded two goals to date is the pressing and defensive work of Toney and Bryan.
 

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Chance of a call up to French squad if he continues in this form..... ??......
 

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Deschamps clearly has favouritism for certain players (that I don’t understand why) so wouldn’t count on it
Having won the World Cup as France manager I think he can probably be cut a bit of slack on his decisions! But after a season in the PL maybe Bryan might have a stronger claim if he carries on developing as he has.
 

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when he reaches the same age as Toney is, he will. If he does we have our first 50 million player
I’m hoping he gets there this season while we have them both. Both are getting better individually and as a partnership every game.
 

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Agreed.

Think he offers so much more playing in a front two, whereas when he played out wide on the right he would have little room to work with and have to cut back in. Playing close to IT with his pace and movement he looks much more of a threat again.
Totally agree. And he is unbelievably quick all of a sudden. Totally different player from the hesitant, lost little bear we saw pretty much all of last season. Confidence? Fitness/health? Different position? Whatever it is, he’s on fire. Would be unbelievable if his finishing wasn’t so random, but at least he’s off the mark now.
 

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Totally agree. And he is unbelievably quick all of a sudden. Totally different player from the hesitant, lost little bear we saw pretty much all of last season. Confidence? Fitness/health? Different position? Whatever it is, he’s on fire. Would be unbelievable if his finishing wasn’t so random, but at least he’s off the mark now.
I think he’s just getting a few sighters in and it’s good he’s got the confidence to run at defences and shoot now rather than hesitate over which foot and whether to go outside. I think he’ll score some absolute screamers once he’s recalibrated a few inches to get on target.
 

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Totally different player from the hesitant, lost little bear we saw pretty much all of last season.
I think that's OTT; 8 goals and 11 assists last season, 40+ games, played in about four different positions, and usually turned up in the big games. I think he was pretty good last season.

Agreed though he's beginning to find another level.
 

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The most impressive thing for me about Bryan is that, like a lot of our players, he is just taking the ball off the opposition all the time. Very skilful player.
 

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I think that's OTT; 8 goals and 11 assists last season, 40+ games, played in about four different positions, and usually turned up in the big games. I think he was pretty good last season.

Agreed though he's beginning to find another level.
Got to disagree, he really struggled last season, until the very end when he started looking good in the playoffs. Anyway, he’s been Superb so far in the premier league.
 

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Got to disagree, he really struggled last season, until the very end when he started looking good in the playoffs. Anyway, he’s been Superb so far in the premier league.
Finally has recovered from his long Covid 🤣
 
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Got to disagree, he really struggled last season, until the very end when he started looking good in the playoffs. Anyway, he’s been Superb so far in the premier league.
I think what mI gut have happened is that the coaching staff may well have pointed out to him that his explosive pace off a good first touch, was his unique skill - and just not to worry too much about what happened next. So like everyone else on here,I’m happy that he is shooting and narrowly missing, as he will soon be hitting the target. Previously he was ponderous on the ball, and invariably got robbed. The change at the end of last season (and this) was/is staggering.
 

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I think he needs to be a bit more calm on the ball and hit the target. If he could just set a little bit then we'd have another Toney.
I think he is snatching at the chances too much. We all know he can do them, but unless he hits the target or makes the keeper work more he could lose his place in the team, although his movement for his goal was great on Saturday. Harsh but we have our best ever squad and Wissa, Forss and even Ghoddos will be thinking their time may come soon
 

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Bryan is an excellent player when he has a bit of space to think.

Two years ago - defenders saw benrahma as the big creative threat, so doubled up on him, Bryan therefore had more space, excellent season

Last season - no benrahma, defenders turned to Bryan as our main creative threat to nullify. He was often doubled up on, had less space and struggled more

this season - teams are so worried about Toney that they don’t double up Bryan. And/pr just don’t respect us enough to worry about our threats. Either way, bryan has had so much more space this season and having a stormer of a season

he’ll learn as he grows how to cope with having less space, being targeted, but he’s still young. The potential is frightening.
 

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Thé more common use of 3 CB’s and very advanced wing-backs in the PL gives our very mobile front pair a lot more space and benefits Bryan immensely. I think he’s still learning just how good he is and there’s clearly coaching effort gone into this new formation.

Our opposition at this level have big analysis teams using extensive resources. We have a clear style of play but speed is the key to undo all tactical plans… plus taking chances that come. Let’s hope his first goal gives him the confidence to keep calm and place the ball in the net.
 

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I just want to take a moment to reiterate how good a player we have in Bryan.

22 years old, consistently starting for a top-half premier league team and bringing pace, power and excitement through mature, eye-catching performances. The other 22 year olds at that kind of level right now? Mount...Havertz...Rice...Trent...Odegaard. I genuinely feel he fits in that bracket.

Havertz is the only one of those comparable in terms of position...interesting to see how their stats match up at the end of the season. If Bryan kicks on as we know he can, I fully expect him to be the better player in terms of goal contributions.
 

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I think he is snatching at the chances too much. We all know he can do them, but unless he hits the target or makes the keeper work more he could lose his place in the team, although his movement for his goal was great on Saturday. Harsh but we have our best ever squad and Wissa, Forss and even Ghoddos will be thinking their time may come soon
No chance. His link up play with Toney is on another level. He's not only creating space and chances for himself but for the rest of the team. Also, their hold up play was vital in us hanging on with 10 men. Goals will come.
 

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Early front runner for player of the season for me.

Any pressing stats anywhere?
 

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I think that's OTT; 8 goals and 11 assists last season, 40+ games, played in about four different positions, and usually turned up in the big games. I think he was pretty good last season.

Agreed though he's beginning to find another level.
He only turned up and played like the Mbeumo pre Covid in the last month of the season starting with Bournemouth away in the league
 
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Early front runner for player of the season for me.

Any pressing stats anywhere?


26 - Press - Number of times applying pressure to opposing player who is receiving, carrying or releasing the ball
8 - Succ - Number of times the squad gained possession within five seconds of applying pressure
30.8 % - Successful Pressure Percentage - Percentage of time the squad gained possession within five seconds of applying pressure
 

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I think he is snatching at the chances too much. We all know he can do them, but unless he hits the target or makes the keeper work more he could lose his place in the team, although his movement for his goal was great on Saturday. Harsh but we have our best ever squad and Wissa, Forss and even Ghoddos will be thinking their time may come soon
There’s no way he would lose his place. Stretches defences, links up very well with Toney and has pace.
 

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His link play with Toney was exceptional. Thought Bryan has another excellent game and I was right behind his effort in the first half when it was cleared off the line, just needed some more weight !

Caused the Liverpool defence all sorts of problems with his close control and pace.

Liverpool's defence will have sleepless nights thinking of Bryan and Toney tonight !
 

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His link play with Toney was exceptional. Thought Bryan has another excellent game and I was right behind his effort in the first half when it was cleared off the line, just needed some more weight !

Caused the Liverpool defence all sorts of problems with his close control and pace.

Liverpool's defence will have sleepless nights thinking of Bryan and Toney tonight !
During the last five minutes we had two excellent chances and both times Mbeumo tried to pass to Toney instead of Wissa who was in much more open position. Understandable but very frustrating.
 

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Once again he was superb, terrorised the Liverpool defence…he just needs to become more clinical with his finishing
Just about to make an identical post, and could not have been more concise. I am sure it was his best ever performance, and he showed to all the millions watching that he truly belongs in the Premier League.
 

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Really impressive. I don't think it's the clinical bit, though that can always improve. I think it's his decision making. Usually the.last thing to improve. He could have fed Wissa a great chance. I think he has too much time and the instinctive aspect suffers. Good news he will only get better, and he is really very good at the moment.
 

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Having a great season and will only get better.
 

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Transformed him playing as two now. Has been brilliant this season just needs to be more clinical .
 
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