Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Watford striker and former Marco Silva player Troy Deeney has suggested that there are some weaknesses of the manager the Blues will need to watch.
A coach of whom a lot is expected, it’s been a bit of a tough start for him at Goodison Park.
Nevertheless, I remain confident that we are going to manage to turn things into a good year for sure, we’ll just need to get used to the way he works.
One thing Deeney has noticed that he might want to address, though, is the way that he looks to combat defensive situations.
“He is a very, very good coach. But he puts a lot of onus on one v one defending.
“You can see how expansive they are against Arsenal. Going forward they are going to be good but you’re always going to be asking a centre-half to go one v one against somebody.”
Certainly, we play much more open compared to the style under Sam Allardyce and though that makes us an attacking threat it also makes us more susceptible to opposing affronts.
It’s something we’ll need to try and perfect or adjust too, then, as the season rumbles on.