Maybe Emery will pick the right team on Saturday.
His eleven should be Torreira+10 others.
Good players like Torreira produce regularly.
Big players win big games for you.
Koscielny was a good player in his prime.
For me, Azpilicueta was a big player. So tenacious, so consistent, a fierce marker, very strong in the air for his size, a magnificent professional. And still a formidable warrior.
Eden Hazard is a big player at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea and Arsenal got new managers this season and both are very tactical,
And both are still adjusting to the Premier League. They’ve played against every club and have just started to play all those clubs again.
Sarri has no Peter Osgood, no Kerry Dixon, no Didier Drogba or Diego Costa.
However, he has the classy Willian, the speedy Pedro, plus goalscoring left back Marcos Alonso, all of whom combine creatively with main man Hazard.
David Luiz is a big player who can still decide big games.
He first came to my attention in a game I watched online from Qatar, where Brazil were playing Argentina in a friendly. Then at Benfica, he had a stupendous game, marking Lionel Messi out of the match for 90 minutes. But in stoppage time the magical Messi wriggled away from Luiz to score the only goal of the game from a narrow angle.
People talk a lot of tosh about “great players.” There are not many in the EPL right now.
But Virgil Van Dijk is great.
Van Dijk is David Luiz without the mistakes.
And Fabinho could become a great player.He’s been superb at centreback since Gomez and Lovren got injured.
Harry Kane is the biggest Spurs player.
The England captain is the most reliable goal-machine in British football and Kane’s hold-up play has allowed Pochettino to create an exciting brand of attacking football. Unlike Aubameyang, Kane is a tremendous team player as well as a goalscorer.
He will miss at least 11 games with an ankle injury, including both legs against Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea and Arsenal both have new managers this season.
But Sarri and Emery are still adjusting to the Premier League. They’ve now played against every club and just started to play all of them again.
Sarri inherited a squad of good pros but has no Peter Osgood, no Kerry Dixon, no Didier Drogba or Diego Costa.
However, Sarri has the classy Willian, the speedy Pedro, plus goalscoring left back Marcos Alonso, all of whom combine creatively with main man Eden Hazard.
Sven Mislintat is leaving Arsenal after 14 months.
He arrived from Borussia Dortmund in November 2017 but no longer has a big say in which players are signed, so you can’t blame him for walking. Thanks, Sven, and good luck. Your next club will not be owned by Stan Kroenke.
Mislintat will be replaced by Edu, the former Arsenal midfielder, who has been working for Brazil’s national team as a coordinator.
At West Ham last week, Arsenal were rubbish because Emery picked the wrong team. Managers do that all the time and often get away with it.
Arsenal v Chelsea is on Saturday at 5.30pm.
My question: Do you think Lucas Torreira be on that pitch at 5.30?