Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (What's the MATA, AVB? Feeling BLUE?)
mata works better because he's got players around him in that area of the pitch who are just as good (hazard). nasri hasn't kicked on like we hoped, and we still don't have a winger (sinclair isn't going to be anything). silva's stopped being our most important player too, we're not relying on every play to go through him, hell, we've played yaya in silva's position to much more success.
but the chances silva creates are massive. if our finishing wasn't so poor at times he could have 7 assists a game in some cases. his deft touches, little flicks around the corner, many of them don't get finished off. plus he struggles with a pretty serious ankle problem that he's had since valencia, it really flared up around jan last season and would be again now with no break thanks to euros.