Date: 17th February 2019 at 7:30pm
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OPINION

managed to grind out a 1-0 win over Bristol City in the FA Cup on Sunday thanks to a goal from Ivan Cavaleiro, but it is safe to say that this was far from the best we have seen from them this season.

was dreadful against the Championship side, and his approach to the game would not have made fans too pleased.

Compared to his teammate Leander Dendoncker – whose performance was classy and assured – Saiss was all over the place and seemed to hack at every ball that came his way.

However, this is not much of a surprise, as he has hardly been the best this season – so what was going to change?

He had turned it around recently with a couple of good performances, but they looked like a thing of the past if this outing was anything to go by.

The 28-year-old is capable of so much more, which is why Nuno Espirito Santo must wield the axe on him for their next game against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Dendoncker outplayed him by a long mile, and Saiss should be seriously concerned about his place in the starting XI if the rest of his teammates are playing out of their skin.

He just looked rusty and played as if he did not have many games under his belt this season, and his minutes may start to dry up if he does not improve his underwhelming form any time soon.

Saiss was not at the worst he has been this season, but he was still bad enough to warrant the axe, as Nuno does not need players in his team who will likely interrupt the good run that they are on.

He simply cannot play like this any longer – so Nuno must wield the axe as soon as possible.