Thursday, 30 August 2018

Brooks can win the game for Bournemouth against Chelsea

The energy and exuberance of David Brooks has been hard to miss in the first few games this season. He has a real appetite to do well and he has shown that he has the talent to get into positions where he can hurt the opposition. While he has not yet scored, he has looked like one of Bournemouth's most likely goal scores, and it would really catapult him on the the front headlines if he could open his account against Chelsea.
Brooks is a bit of a secret weapon.
What he has in his favour is that Sarri and Chelsea haven't probably seen that much of him and might not be too worried about a player only just playing his fourth Premier League game. Having seen Brooks though in those first few games, he is not a player you want to take likely as he not only is prepared to shoot, but he has also played some slide rule passes that have been perfect for King and Wilson to run on to. Even when he came on for about five minutes against MK Dons in midweek, he put one shot narrowly past the left upright and the ball seemed to go to him like a magnet.

While Brooks is playing this high-level and energetic football I am sure Howe will keep him in the team. But finding his limits is going to be tantalising every time he comes up against World Class defenders. If he can get the better of players like Ake though in training, then he can cause problems for David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.

Where Brooks has to improve is his shooting on target. He may be trying too hard to hit the corners of the net and if he just makes sure the keeper have to make a save we could see him having more success in front of goal. He is Eddie Howe's secret weapon against Chelsea and Eddie Howe must be eager to get the final bit of quality into Brooks' game as he has everything else and could take the limelight away from Eden Hazard in this match.

1 comment:

  1. I was lucky to see Brooks when Marseille visited a few weeks ago, and I thought he was outstanding, my man of the match on the day. A gifted player able to create space seemingly at will.