I’m not sure what to say on this one.
Let’s get things straight. We were ok in the first half, whereas Albion were poor in my opinion.
The opposition had no answer to the pace of Gabby and N’zogbia and were basically run ragged.
Hence we went in at half time, leading 2-0.
Rightly so, as Albion looked off the pace and the poor side that they have been for the last few games.
But then came the reply early in the second half and I could only see things going one way, in that we would be under the cosh yet again.
We really do seem to be a confidence team, don’t we?
We got the first goal and you could see things improve after we started off playing long to Benteke; something that had me moaning like crazy. Why do we do that when the ethos is supposed to be about passing?
Whatever, Albion got the goal back and we basically collapsed again.
The confidence seemed to ebb out of us and we played too deep again. Same as I have done for many of the games this season, I’ve been looking for Lambert to be raving mad and telling the team to push out. I didn’t see it today.
We’re basically poor when we sit back and you just know we’re going to concede at some stage.
All that said, I’d have taken a point today.
I don’t think Lambert got the subs that far off, if Delph is indeed injured, but I see that as two points lost today.
And I have a feeling they might prove very expensive.