- Feb 23, 2014
I agree that Raya was bought to be the #1 without question just interesting to pull the trigger now.I don't know why else he would make the change for the Everton game.
If its just a matter of giving Raya a run then surely the home game against PSV in UCL would have been the easier fixture to rotate for. I don't buy into their being any sort of rotation policy or a 'need' to give the second choice GK games (outside of the domestic cups).
I can see Ramsdale playing against PSV now - what will be interesting is who gets the Spurs game.
FWIW - I think Raya was bought to be #1 but he wasn't going to upset Ramsdale or the fans early in the season after how he played last year. Pre-IB it made sense to just let Ramsdale stay there for continuity sake. Now that UCL is about to start, I think Ramsdale becomes the UCL/cup GK and Raya will start prem games. I could be very wrong though.
Ramsdale wouldn't need a break or anything so will be interesting moving forward.