I am one who I must concede is always a bit confused when I see the consensus that Schneiderlein was rubbish last season. I thought he did okay (at least) when he played, personally. He seems to win the ball an awful lot whenever I watch him. Perhaps I'm the only one who didn't expect him to be Alonso or something, but he has energy, and a good tackler. That's kind of what I expected from him.
He's probably a bit rusty now, but next game we are away at The Emirates, and I can't think of a more specific type of game he was bought for. I was bemused he didn't play there last season. He had been starting all of the other games too I believe, it was then dropped for the most obvious one we'd need him for, in place of the elderly with no legs. What happened after that was inevitable, we were blown away.