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David Moyes poor utilisation of subs exposed

Statistics released by the Athletic show that David Moyes utilises substitutes the second-worst in the Premier League behind Sean Dyche at Burnley

Mikel Arteta at the Arsenal uses subs the most with an average of 3.17 compared with Moyes 2.33

Although the rules changed to allow five substitutes per match Moyes has only used three subs against Wolves and two against Spurs.

Against Wolves the manager bought on Manuel Lanzini to replace Felipe Anderson on the 67th minute but left it late to make a double change of Jeremy Ngkaia for Ryan Fredericks and Yarmolenko for Pablo Fornals on 81 minutes.

Against Spurs, the Gaffer made a double substitution on 71 minutes bringing on Felipe Anderson for Mark Noble and Manuel Lanzini for Pablo Fornals.

David Moyes is not the only Premier League manager to not use all five subs since football restarted but with questions about squad fitness and stamina questions need to be asked.

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5 comments on “David Moyes poor utilisation of subs exposed

  1. I believe the lack of substitutions is down to not having too many decent options available. Why bring on players that are only going to weaken the team even further? I’m sure DM would use more subs if he thought he could trust them , that’s why he had to resort to using Ngakia .5 substitutions only benefits the biggest clubs .

  2. Completely agree with previous comment. If Moyles had the same options available as Arteta, I’m pretty certain he’d use them. We should be careful not to condemn Moyes for the failings that’s he’s interested from both GSB and Pellegrini.

  3. Can’t agree with you there Peter,if your losing your losing. It can’t get any worse really. You soneone to change the game. But also we have lost more points from winning positions than any other team. That means players are tiring and make mistakes. Antonio lost the ball against Spurs because he was knackered.having played two games on his own up front.

    • Sorry sliding , with respect, if the team are losing it CAN get worse especially with goal difference being so tight. 2 nil might become 3 or 4 nil by bringing on players not good enough to cope with the better teams . Lets hope we get Haller and Snodgrass back as well as a few others before too long. The time to bring on Silva & co is when we are 2 nil up against less formidable opposition to rest some legs . For what it’s worth, I still think we shall stay up . ⚽️

  4. Even when the game is gone and can’t be turned around, using an extra 3 subs gives those players game time, some experience of PL football, match fitness and of course, winds down the clock a little so that we don’t concede more goals.

    There is always a reason to utilise all subs available, at any stage of the game.

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