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Arsenal legend praises Chelsea star after Crystal Palace win


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Arsenal legend praises Chelsea star after Crystal Palace win

Gusto praised after Chelsea’s win vs Palace


Arsenal legend Lee Dixon heaped praise on Chelsea defender Malo Gusto following his stand-out performance against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Gusto provided the assist for the Blues’ opening goal in the 2-1 win and he was also brilliant defensively. He won six duels on the night and controlled the proceedings with a passing accuracy of 94 per cent.

Speaking after the game, Dixon was impressed with Gusto’s overall contribution on the field, he said: “Gusto had a stormer at the right-back position, playing almost like a right wing-back.”

“Just the ball, the choice of ball, the decision-making of him has been absolutely spot-on. And the defending has been pretty good as well, which you don’t normally say about full-backs these days.”

Gusto has started the last two games from the right-back role in the absence of Reece James. James recently underwent a hamstring surgery and may not return until the final month of the campaign.

Hence, the Frenchman has a huge part to play for the west London giants. He is the only specialist right-back in the squad after James and needs to stay unscathed in the back end of the season.





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