Screw the scoreline. I say Alisson’s ‘stache beats out whatever is going on with Aubameyang’s hair and whatever tragedy befell Atwell’s. The ‘stache will get us over the line. Top four, here we come.
Alisson– 7 (face) 10
Easy, breezy, smooth sailin’. But so is everything when you’ve seamlessly transitioned your face into the perfect amalgamation of Ron Burgandy and the ghost of Grobbelaar’s past.
TAA – 9
Probably could have been like 4 assists (looking at you Milner & Mane). The cross for the first was pure magic. Jump started the 3rd. Eat your heart out Southgate. (insert “…and I took that personally” Jordan meme).
Nat Phillips – 7
Not even surprised he pocketed Lacazette & Aubameyang. Solid throughout.
Kabak – 7
Composed. Solid. Good distribution throughout. Growing by the game.
Robbo – 7
Looked fresh and back to his marauding, terrier-like best.
Fab – 9
A one man wrecking ball in the mids. World class ball, threaded through, resulting in the second goal.
Milner – 7
Stready eddy. Probably should score, but put in a decent shift at two positions allowing for some key players to get additional rest.
Thiago – 7
Put in some good work, especially defensively, without the standard early yellow.
Mo – 8
Good interplay with Trent. Does well to you use control and strength for the 2nd. Love him taking the extra touch at the end to try to get Mane on the scoreboard.
Bobby – 7
Decent return. Did you some really good work to create space for Mane early on and had a series of really nice cutbacks that threatened when the game was in the balance.
Mane – 7
Back to playing a bit more direct. Crazy he doesn’t score the late header.
SUBSTITUTIONSJota- 9 (‘61)
Soooo. Dude knows how to find the net. Incredible header for the first, poacher’s positioning for the third. What a signing.
Gini – NA (‘78)
R. Williams – NA (‘84)