https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/soc...st-aston-villa-goal/1xmizipt5twr14obw1paxul8a Just read Aston Villas Trezeuet saying that he was totally unmarked, then I watch Genk get a goal yesterday and same issue of being unmarked from a cross. Which reminded of the first game against Norwich early in the season where I remember VVD arguing with fellow defenders, i might be wrong but I got the feeling he was gesturing that they needed to be more aware and communicate more with each other. Dont get me wrong we still have one of the best defences in Europe but compared to the standards we had last season it feels like not as good. One thing we did well last season was shut down crosses into the box from the sides but I cant count the number of times I've seen Robertson and Trent failing to stop people cross into the box and then occasionally VVD/Lovren/Matip fail to mark the intended targets. Infact apart from the Kante and Kane goals it feels that weve let in a lot more goals this year form the wide areas. I cant wait til Matip comes back as I think thats part of the problem. Matip is very comfortable it seems with handling those pesky wide crosses into the box, infact Ive noticed MAtip has become far more aggressive in his general play which has contributed towards better performances... When he was at his worse I felt he was too much of a nice guy defender, which on another note is something Keita needs to develop.