I think as a whole we were poor gave the ball away far to much and looked like we had no idea how to break them down Parker Dembele,Gallas,Lenon,Adebayor were never in the game and when Parker and Dembele did get the ball they gave it away we are really missing Defoe.
Overall i think we are paying the price of not buying in January.
It seemed like a re-run of earlier games. Enough possession, but little cutting edge or idea in the final 3rd.
Bale playing the roaming role just seems to congest the centre. BAE was given a bit of space on the left but barely put a ball into the box. Lemmon hardly got on the ball.
Dembele seemed completely out of it, until he scored and Holtby started brightly, but died off in the second half. So the creative midfield wasn't firing on all cylinders.
Having said all that, maybe simply because of how Lyon played, I thought we were the best team on the night and deserved the win.