Sevilla / Derby - Player Ratings

Last updated : 25 September 2007 By Luis Anaconda
To play the same in a league match that we could have won with our eyes shut as a hugely tough Champions league match - by George, I mean Bruce - no Arsene - I think they've got it.

Manuel Almunia - 7 - Did little wrong but has done nothing to suggest that he is better than Lehmann when the big German fruitcake is on top of his game.

Bacary Sagna - 9 - Best right back in France last year - best right back in England this, by a country mile.

Kolo Toure - 8 - Not tested that much in either game so then he gets involved - more ability than any player in the Derby team.

Philippe Senderos - 7 - Solid.

Gael Clichy - 9 - Best left back in the country not a complete $%&^(*&^&%^ either.

Alexander Hleb/Theo Walcott - 9/7 - Hleb is the perfect footballer, he just doesn't always believe it, Walcott has so much talent and it is no coincidence that as I type this "Handle Me with Care" is playing on the telly - I am watching the Travelling Wilbury's channel though.

Cesc Fabregas - 10**- Would you swap him for any other player in the world?

Mathieu Flamini - 9 - Gilberto should be in the team for his height and heading ability - there are no other reasons why this exceptional footballer should be dropped. Greatest comeback since Man City at Spurs.

Tomas Rosicky/Abou Diaby - 6/7 - Diaby can't play on the left :snigger: Rosicky can make us tick when Cesc and Hleb falter. I would still love to see Reyes in this position, though.

Robin van Persie/Eduardo Da Silva - 7/7 - An explosive combination. Both got tap-ins against Sevilla, Eduardo didn't score against Derby - but I bet they thought he was blinking brilliant.

Emmanuel Adebayor - 8 - Proving a lot of people wrong but won't face a friendly goalie like Bywater every week. I picked RVP to be our main goalscorer this season, if Ade can outscore him the sky is the limit.

Alexandre Song - n/a - did OK
Denilson - 7 - Such class - has to extend his contract. Worst-case scenario - we lose Cesc - we have Denilson and he is that good.
Lassana Diarra - 8 - Looks good in a decent side imo.