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Antonio Valencia 2017-18 Performances

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5.9 Average rating
39 Appearances
3 Goals
1 Assist
18 Clean sheets
9 Yellow cards
  1. Feb 3, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

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    If he was more confident using his left foot, think we would be in more dangerous areas quicker. He would rather do an outside of the foot right than use his left, even though hes put in some brilliant crosses and scored a peach with his left. Bizarre.
  2. Feb 3, 2018

    Andersons Dietician Banned

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    He played one pass today with the outside of his foot between two defenders to Lingard I think and it was so unlike Valencia. It was a clever pass Something Valencia Just doesn’t normally do. Hopefully there is more to come like that. Overall thought he was decent today.
  3. Feb 5, 2018

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    I find it a bit mad that people aren't happy with Valencia at RB.

    He's probably the last position (after Goalkeeper) that I worry about.
  4. Feb 9, 2018

    Sigma Full Member

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  5. Feb 10, 2018

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    He has played better now. By using his left foot now opponents are not sure of what he is going to do. They no longer show him the inside as they now know he can hit with his left foot too.
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    Feb 11, 2018

    shahzadi Full Member

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    Has he delivered a single cross all game or made a run on the right ?
  7. Feb 11, 2018

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    Sigma Full Member

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    He put in the cross for our disallowed goal.

    They can't retrospectively ban him for that because the referee seen it and acted.
  9. Feb 11, 2018

    Skills Snitch

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    Great sweet chin music. Best thing we did all game
  10. Feb 11, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    It feels like he's got an invisible wall in front of him most of the time, even he looked frustrated by the end.
  11. Feb 11, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Some might disagree but I thought he was lucky not to be sent off for that high boot, it looked real nasty. Defensively he was ok today I guess but going forward apparently him and Young only put three crosses in between them.

    We shouldn't press any alarm bells on him playing at right back, on the whole he does a good job there, although he can look a bit suspect against some of the bigger sides.

    I think he'll be fine for us there for one more season possibly. When Fosu Mensah is back from his loan I do fancy him to put him under some pressure for that right back spot, his performances there for Palace have been very good.
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    Feb 21, 2018

    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    He needs replaced in the summer - this game has made it very obvious. Constantly backing off letting his attacker come into the penalty box, misplaced passes and just a general lack of awareness. He has played them onside twice.
  13. Feb 21, 2018

    arthurka Full Member

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    Really been well of the pace tonight..
  14. Feb 21, 2018

    Timdbro Full Member

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    Shocking...hasn’t been this bad in years
  15. Feb 21, 2018

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Correa making him look like a fool.
  16. Feb 21, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Shocking so far.
  17. Feb 21, 2018

    Rossa Full Member

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    Injured or? He looks very timid going forward, and even his short passing is wayward. Defending is off.
  18. Feb 21, 2018

    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers. Verified Moaner

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    A complete liability in that half. We need to sign a right back and urgently. Whenever he has a player running at him he’s made to look what he is, an average winger.
  19. Feb 21, 2018

    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    He is so terrible defensively tonight, all over the place.
  20. Feb 21, 2018

    Adisa Full Member

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    Been saying it far ages.
    Age catching up to him.
  21. Feb 21, 2018

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    He's been declining badly this season.

    Should be replaced in the summer imo.
  22. Feb 21, 2018

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    That piece of play where he skipped past his man, completely opened up the right side, ignored Sanchez and mishit a cross was fecking infuriatating.
  23. Feb 21, 2018

    Top twitter thread suggester

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    But quite typical Valencia.
  24. Feb 21, 2018

    arnie_ni New Member

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    No positional awareness defensively at all
  25. Feb 21, 2018

    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Has been all over the shop tonight. Seems 3 seconds behind everyone on the pitch.
  26. Feb 21, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    His defensive positioning was awful tonight, reminded me of when he first satarted in the role, only back then he still offered some attacking threat.
  27. Feb 21, 2018

    SteveW Full Member

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    What's happened to him? Awful tonight
  28. Feb 21, 2018

    manunited1919 Full Member

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    Completely not up for it. Is he carrying an injury?
  29. Feb 21, 2018

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Tough time against Correa tonight. Kept his position very well and got into quite a few 1v1 situations with Tony.
  30. Feb 21, 2018

    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Awful tonight. I hope Mourinho is looking to replace this summer, it's an area that needs a upgrade, along with the left-back.
  31. Feb 21, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    He's getting old methinks. Built like a tank but he's slowing down now. RB Needs upgrading in the summer.
  32. Feb 22, 2018

    AP88 Full Member

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    Stick Jones at right back til the summer; his qualities can be showcased while his occasional chaotic decision can be covered by the centre back in behind him.

    Valencia is looking limited and should become a squad player, nothing more.
  33. Feb 22, 2018

    MrMourinho#7 New Member

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    Why people appear to be surprised about his defending as if it has suddenly become shit? It was always like that. He's not a great defender just because he's built like an ox or he has pace. I like Tony and his passion on the pitch, i think he always gives his best and he's been a great servant to the club but to be honest he has been average at best as a fullback because he has no positional sense as a RB and it's not a great surprise considering he was a RW until his late 20s (same applies for Young too).

    Todays performance reminded me his performance in Everton away 3 years ago (in LVG's first season) where we were beaten 3-0 when he consistently played his opponents onside and we conceded in the end in a counter attack. It would be a bit compensative if his attacking play was good but it has always been non-existent too barring the odd drilled crosses to his opponent's shins. We definetely need to replace him (and Young) in the summer. A player like Djibril Sidibe would be a good option imo as he can both play at RB & LB.
  34. Feb 22, 2018

    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    Agreed. Worrying trend as what little defensive ability to sync with his defense has completely gone and what is going under the radar is that he carries the armband. I am not sure what for?.. He should be able to drill the backline to function as a leader but he seems to almost always most weeks be way out of position and left standing still miles away from his man as he takes a shot at goal.

    Worrying, but I think a problem that we'll go after in the summer.
  35. Feb 22, 2018

    kundalini Full Member

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    Hard to recall many worse performances from him. Defensively absolutely awful. Amazing that we managed to keep a clean sheet when one of our defenders plays that badly.
  36. Feb 22, 2018

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    When was his last very good game for us ?

    He is poorer and poorer. He is not doing anything right at the moment,

    Really need a replacement for him this summer

    The same goes for Ashley Young.
  37. Feb 22, 2018

    arnie_ni New Member

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    We'd be better with young rb and shaw lb
  38. Feb 22, 2018

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    his positioning is so bad at times and he gives the ball away to easy, we need to look at a replacement in the summer
  39. Feb 22, 2018

    settembrini Full Member

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    He has been offering less and less going forwards for a while but last night was the first time I thought he looked past it defensively. He just couldn't seem to handle Correa's pace at all. He will have a big test on sunday now as well because Conte will have surely watched that and will instruct Hazard to isolate and attack him.
  40. Feb 22, 2018

    Oscie Full Member

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    Get forward, stop. Pause, pass backwards.

    Every time. Every fecking time. Thought he panicked often defensively too and sat back way too far to the point where often he needn't really to be there. Another example of where 'he'll do'ism when it comes to full-backs isn't a long-term solution.