Huddersfield Town defeated Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night, the three goals coming in the second half of the Sky Bet Championship encounter to make sure the Terriers continued their great start to the season. The Seasiders were given a wake up call after their recent promotion to the second division.
Levi Colwill is turning into a top defender
After the whole of the Terriers’ defence were untroubled on Tuesday night, there was no doubt that the backline is improving with various clean sheets so far this season, as Colwill remained fully concentrated right till the end to make sure the team finished the contest off perfectly. After scoring the winning goal at Bramall Lane, he can add the ability to chip in at the other end to his personal credentials as a defender.
Sorba Thomas is becoming more and more consistent
Sorba Thomas has improved very quickly in a Terriers shirt, utilising the wide areas, continuously drifting away but also running in behind. He was instrumental in the goal from the corner kick after his initial shot was tipped over. Coming through the ranks from Non League to the Championship, he works hard for the team on and off the ball, finding the gaps and has shown he has a very good career ahead of him.
The 22-year-old has become a fans favourite and will continue to be in Carlos Corberan's first team plans if he performs highly, week in week out. Against Blackpool he made sure he held the ball nicely and was also the provider on occasions during the game.
Lewis O'Brien's composure in the centre of the park is vital for the Terriers
The highly rated midfielder was linked to several Premier League teams this summer including Leeds United. This was clear to see why on Tuesday night, as he moved the ball around quickly, pressing from the off when needed.
O'Brien is the main man in the midfield position, holding the team together every week. Under the lights against Blackpool he nullified the opposition when they had the ball, breaking up attacks and breaking rhythm in the ranks.
Danel Sinani was a constant threat
Danel Sinani was the influencer for Town's second goal as his ball was delivered in for Matty Pearson to nod in. But this is not the first time he has contributed with his favoured and dangerous left foot.
He had several efforts in the 90 minutes which weren't able to be converted, but has become an inaugural part of the team, assisting players in settling scorelines. With plenty of talent all round, Sinani has the awareness and passing range to cause chaos. Along with Sorba Thomas on the right, Sinani has thrived since joining the Terriers and showed that he really is one to watch this season, especially from set pieces.
Carlos Corberan is getting his tactics right so far this season
Playing a 3-4-3 formation at Bloomfield Road worked wonders for Corberan as he continues to get it right this campaign, but the Town boss has had his fair share of struggles, including at the start of this season against Fulham where Town were beaten comprehensively.
Introducing players like Alex Vallejo at the right time is important as he is aware of what needs to be done to break opponents down and close out games. From a game management point of view this was a statement of intent by Corberan away at Blackpool. He is there this season to achieve something special.