First, I admit I wanted to see him more and more last season. I was a big fan. However, now that he has started many matches I feel he is one of those "almost" players. He almost makes a nice through ball for a chance on goal. He almost beats his man to create a good situation. He almost has a good first touch. He almost scores a nice goal. He almost has a good idea to release someone. He almost retains possession in a tight situation. To be fair, he pulls off all those things once in a while, just not often enough. The "almost" are happening so often that it has become a part of his game. He is consistently almost making a nice play. The past few matches, IMHO, he has been the weakest link in our offense. Yes, his overall stats look good, but his overall play is not the standard of a quality attacking midfielder. I still believe in him and hope he improves.