Ok - so what's the issue some of you have with those two now ? all I know is that they have played 4 games together now as a partnership (from the start of the game) - have conceded zero goals and we have won every game with them both, with three games I think Fab shielding them in his midfield defensive role. This got me thinking - I am looking back to the season with Gomez/Matip, and VDD only - when you look back to some of those games before Fab/Alli arrived there were some inconsistent moments (e.g. conceding goals against Roma home and away..), I mean yes VVD bought the organizational presence but we were still leaking goals and losing/drawing games even at the tail-end of last season, and lets not forget the goals we conceded early on e.g. Villa away, and against Leeds in our first game - in this season. I actually get a buzz out of how these two youngsters will play each game now, and along with the excitement of Jota up front who seems to be able have the positioning and scoring abilities of a natural striker. Yet we seem to be so uncertain about them - lets face it - there has not been a header that Phillips has missed, and yet any moment when either of our two Rookie defenders make a slight error - it's a case of they are not good enough. Are we being too harsh and critical on these guys ? - If they get through the Real Madrid game this Tuesday without losing or fucking up - I think we should stop and take these two seriously. Yeah I get it - Kabak/Phillips are the 'Other Guys', but man they are so good together.