Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – 6/10 – Did not play as a No. 9, but didn’t do….too badly? Lacazette is in no way built to play this role. He just isn’t. Was he bad on Thursday, though? He wasn’t, although his influence waned as the match wore on where he was sitting so deep that he barely got involved in play. A tactical move that allowed the wingers to be involved heavily.
Eddie Nketiah (ST) – 6/10 – A mixed bag for Nketiah. There were some delightful touches in the first half and clever movement off the ball, but he looked a touch off the pace in regards to his decision making and was guilty of missing a glorious chance in the second period.
Rob Holding – 5/10 – Didn’t have much to do after coming on as a half-time substitute and was slightly nervy in a few moments. Did play out from the back more than Luiz did which was the catalyst to a solid second half showing.
Dani Ceballos – 7/10 – Came on and played a few delightful balls, none more special than the one that led up to the third goal.
Kieran Tierney – 7/10 – He’s very, very good. Ideally he wouldn’t have come on at all.
Emile Smith Rowe – 7/10 – Showed excellent vision when on the ball, instantly showed his class in the short time he played. Grabbed an assist to boot. The next two Europa League fixtures will see him start, for sure.
Folarin Balogun – 8/10 – HE SCORED!!!! His very first touches as well! Playing on the shoulder throughout his cameo, his eagerness shone through. Big night for the striker.