The draw against The Seagulls at London Stadium on Saturday felt like a defeat. After holding a 3-1 lead the shape of the team changed when Moyes replaced Antonio with Masuaku and put 5 at the back we lost the movement and danger we had going forward.
Defensive errors have cost us two important points at a time when we need to be winning games against those teams around us. But there was some positives from the performance – Antonio back in the team and showing what we have missed. Soucek, the new signing, having an influence in midfield and showing us his potential by winning headers and breaking up play. Hopefully he will link with Haller, who again struggled up front when there is no service. Snodgrass putting in a man of the match performance and Rice being more involved and influential in midfield.
But will it be enough, especially when Bowen joins the team, to keep us up? That really depends on results form other games – our destiny is not entirely in our hands, but with Liverpool and Man City coming up next, this was definitely and game we lost.