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1 hour ago, paulw66 said:

6 inches. Come on

Fair enough but it's a boy cried wolf situation. He usually is offside in silly ways, so it compounds it and clouds perception where it's tighter. 

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3 minutes ago, Original 21 said:

Lukaku’s touch map in the first half today…

 

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One of them was the kick off , those defending him are defending the indefensible.

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The Lukaku stat is appalling and unacceptable.

As it happens, I decided to spend most of the game focusing on Lukaku. In his defence, there are times when he starts to make runs and there is a clear pass on for him. However, it almost never happens because either (1) our attackers are far too slow at making decisions (2) they'll not see his runs and instead pass wide.

This said, it is simply inexcusable to only have seven touches. If he was really, REALLY interested, he'd have come in deeper and tried to link up play with Ziyech in particular. He might even have managed to drag defenders out and create space for Ziyech and Pulisic. There are moments with his back to goal where he looks like he could be pivotal in our attack. But it almost never happens and, really, he can't just blame everyone else.

Speaking of blaming everyone else, I am beyond sick of seeing him gesticulate with frustration and looking at his teammates as if they are inferior to him.

Not really sure where we go from here with him. He needs to fundamentally change to stay with us imo. 

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Paul Merson correctly described Lukaku when at Everton. Not a back to goal striker. Needs big open spaces to run into to be effective.

Not going to get that at Chelsea bar a couple of games a year.

 

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3 hours ago, boratsbrother said:

Good finish!

For all his critics, Alonso yet again proves his value by being  involved in another goal. 

 

agreed and never understood his critics here

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5 minutes ago, Super Kenny Monkou said:

Paul Merson correctly described Lukaku when at Everton. Not a back to goal striker. Needs big open spaces to run into to be effective.

Not going to get that at Chelsea bar a couple of games a year.

 

I think that too, but this season anytime there is a ball through he is too slow to react to it. And when he does he fails to dribble past anybody and looses the ball. Not sure, maybe level in Serie A is lower or it’s a morale thing.

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