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Improved performances against the Top six (Top, not 'big')

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Undoubted improvement massively helped by having four fit CB's to chose from.
With two or three quality signings it bodes well for next season.
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We've been much better at the back.

Consistent partnerships one reason but Llorente a huge factor!
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I think another big factor is Bielsa learning how to upset the balance of these on-paper superior teams after seeing them in action and how they're set up to counter us.
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YorkshireSquare wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:36 am We've been much better at the back.

Consistent partnerships one reason but Llorente a huge factor!
Playing tall CB's has helped our cause, we are winning more headers with Llorente & Struijk, both are comfortable on the floor too!

Having Llorente, Raphinha & Koch to step in when needed has made a massive difference.

Just need Rodrigo to recover & find his true form now :)

Also Dallas has grown in his midfield role, very influential.
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