I was going to title this “What do I know?” as when the line up was announced and I saw Cairney and Kamara were on the bench I feared another repeat of the dreary 1-1 draw of last season.
Instead in a terrific team performance we defeated Burton 6-0. The injury list has lessened (only Floyd Ayite is out), we have too many loanees, the pathway for the Academy shouldn’t be blocked, Fonte and Kamara are scoring, so the imperative for a forward is now less in the window. The return of Lucas Piazon has made a huge difference as he can and does score from midfield but is an unselfish player.
Ivan wrote on the effect of inflated prices. I know the money that Chelsea want for their loanees Kalas and Piazon is unrealistic so they seem consigned to life on loan. After a troubled start at the club, Tim Ream is on top of his game. Our best player Ryan Sessegnon had a quiet first half but given he is left back it sums up his talented input that he is top scorer and netted twice yesterday.
He is only 22, must take time to adapt to another life and country. We fans need to be patient as this unpolished diamond is beginning to glitter.