Thiago has not been able to settle into the Premier League at the level that was expected. The former Bayern Munich playmaker has the talent to unpick defences but has not been able to influence games. Against Brighton he was peripheral. He struggled to deal with the opposition’s press and was unable to move the defence out of their comfort zone. It was a similar story in the 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday. It took Curtis Jones running at the back line to draw in defenders and create a crack that Mohamed Salah could exploit.