Player Ratings & Comments - Defensive duo impress again but Sunderland let down up front

Eight points from a possible twelve after four games - including three against teams expected to be in the mix for automatic promotion and/or play off spots. It's a satisfying start to the season, though not one without concerns.

by GMac88 Sunday, 04 October 2020 08:30 AM Comments

Graham miss Charlton Sunderland blog

Charlton away is a tough gig and a draw is a decent enough result. However, the Addicks have disappointed so far this season with the exception of an opening day victory against newly promoted Crewe. Two of the three goals they have scored so far came in that fixture, and so it is unsurprisingly they struggled to create against an imposing Sunderland defence.

Despite that, Sunderland were let down by their strikers once more as great opportunities went begging, particularly in the first half. It's a worrying trend to start the season as Danny Graham, Charlie Wyke, Aiden O'Brien and Will Grigg have all turned in blanks infront of goal so far. 

I wrote yesterday about the compelling changes made in midfield by Phil Parkinson for the game against Charlton. Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen were impressive, giving Parky plenty to mull over when considering his favoured eleven.

Defenders have claimed all of the WAW Man of the Match awards since the season started, as determined by the highest rated player by our readers in this very feature. And, with another clean sheet delivered, all signs point to another defensive victory. Although I'm not sure Tom Flanagan is in the running...

 

It's easy to take part, just select a rating for each player and leave a comment. You do not have to complete either the rating or the comment box for all of the players, and you don't even have to fill the comment box, but we find it really interesting when you do!

 

Player Ratings
Lee Burge    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Bailey Wright    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Jordan Willis    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Tom Flanagan    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Luke O'Nien    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Denver Hume    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Grant Leadbitter    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Josh Scowen    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Lynden Gooch    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Aiden O'Brien    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Danny Graham    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Will Grigg    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating:
Charlie Wyke    Show fan comments
   Add comments to your rating: