The Italian described the Spaniard as a "complete player" after a run of four goals in six appearances for the club, before going on to say something that was meant warmly but that in its own curious way damned the forward. Arsenal boss Emery defended his side's performance on Saturday evening, praising the reaction of his players after conceding two early goals. "But also they had options, chances to score and effectivity is the difference".
The Ivorian must feel unwanted and under significant pressure at the moment, which partially absolves him of blame for a harrowing 90 minutes in Brighton. An avid lover of the 4-4-2 formation, his love of offensive football (his Monaco side score for fun), ability to develop young players (Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho are just a few examples) as well as his willingness to work with a director of football make him the flawless replacement for the high-strung Mourinho .
It's a cause for frustration and anger. "Sakho is a defender and he has to try and defend". "There's no way he is looking to foul the player". His eye-catching display at Craven Cottage ensured Hodgson trusted him with one of the most hard tasks in football, as he was pitted against the explosive Sadio Mane .
The Swiss, seeking his eighth title in OH, saved all five break points he faced against the German and moves on to a third-round matchup with Argentine Leonardo Mayer . Then, it was off for a little rest before play Wawrinka, the second match of the day for both players. Del Potro is facing 11th-seeded Belgian David Goffin, a 6-2, 6-4 victor over sixth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in another rain-delayed match.
An 81st minute victor from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 3-2 win on an afternoon of high drama, yet the holes in the defending at both ends contributed to a game that left both goalkeepers hopelessly exposed as chances aplenty were missed.
Jamie Vardy was sent off on his first start of the season for Leicester but the team still eased early-season pressure on manager Claude Puel with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers. A well-worked free-kick freed up Theo Walcott to open the scoring before the Brazilian headed home a Walcott cross to double Everton's advantage.