While Jermain Defoe grabbed all of the headlines following Sunday’s win away to Reading, one of our new signings was making a quietly impressive first start in our garish third colours.
Moussa Dembele had already scored at Norwich after coming on as sub and he could have doubled his tally early in the second half at the weekend. Scoring isn’t necessarily his job however but his performance certainly made his mark on our readers.
In the man of the match poll that we ran yesterday, Jan Vertonghen came out on top with around 37% of the votes. Defoe finished second but Dembele was a comfortable third in the voting.
So Moussa made his mark on you and he was missed by Martin Jol at Fulham,
“We’ve had a few players over the last few years who are a class above,” said BMJ.
“Dembele is probably the best player on the ball I’ve ever seen, and we lost him.
“Dembele against ten men would have done something different,” he added – referring to Fulham’s match with West Brom.
Jol also compared Dembele to Rafael van der Vaart last year and while VDV may have gone, it seems as if we might have picked up an equally exciting player and maybe one who will spend more time on the pitch.