Conte Kante

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  1. Chelsea 0 Everton 0

    I think you are being slightly generous to Willian here, as he probably should have passed it even if it is a difficult pass to complete as: a) he is not that great at shooting b) Morata would have had a tap in. In addition to this, he pulled off the same trick at WHU where he decided to try and smash one in rather than try to pick out Morata for a tap in. However, after five years of his poor decision making in the final third it is not really surprising anymore.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    What does everyone think about the links with Wilson? Personally I think he is a decent player but not one to take us up a level, whilst I am also loath to buy players who have had bad knee injuries. For me if he is coming in as CF 2/3 he will be ok but he is not someone I would be looking at to lead the line full time.
  3. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    As me and Droy say, until he starts doing decent work off the ball he is not going to get into our first XI or be trusted to be one if the go to subs. He allowed the game to by pass him today.
  4. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    It depends how you look at it. They are poor as a unit but as individuals coming into the first XI they are ok. That said, Zappa is the best of the lot as he offers something going forward.
  5. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    Poor game so far. We are moving the ball to slowly and are very loose with the passing, particularly Barkley and Christensen.
  6. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    Because it is a nothing game and he has recently been out with a back injury. No need to use him as it does not matter if we win, lose or draw, while we all know Matinez will also run him into the ground during international week.
  7. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    Hazard should not even be out there, let alone starting.
  8. BATE Borisov 0 Chelsea 1

    Surely, this is the game to start resting players in this competition. Long distance game, almost secured the group and have a home game against beatable opposition next anyway, difficult PL game at the weekend etc. As a result, I would like to see the following: Kepa Zappa Christensen Cahill Emerson Kovacic Ampadu Cesc RLC Giroud CHO Subs: Willy, Luiz, Dave, Kante, Barkley, Moses Morata
  9. Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1

    Decent enough game today, I mean 3 points against Palace is always a bonus, as they seem to have become a bit of a bogey team for us recently. Anyhow, this is what I got out of it. 1) Kovacic is the player I want starting the big games. Barkley did ok today but he does not keep possession well enough and does not get it back as well as Kovacic who is similar to Kante in that he is able to win the ball often without having to go to ground. For me Barkley is ok in these types of games but should be benched against the big boys. 2) Morata appears to have turned a bit of a corner. Obviously, he is not the most clinical but at the same time his movement is making the chances. Long term I still do not think he is the solution but at least he is scoring important goals atm.
  10. Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1

    This is what I would go for but I think Dave is certain to start as I cannot see Sarri trusting Zappa to keep Zaha at bay on the counter.
  11. Burnley 0 Chelsea 4

    In regards to this CM debate, I feel there are a few things being overlooked/not given enough consideration. 1) Sarri virtually had no summer and a very short pre-season, whilst CM is the most important area of his system as it is vital in both the offensive and defensive phases. As a result, he probably looked at our CM from a sheet and watched a couple of matches and concluded - like a lot of us have for years - that CM was our weakest area of the squad. Therefore, he was proactive and went and got two high calibre players that he knew would fit straight into his system along with Kante and he could take things from there. That for me is smart as his minimum remit is obviously top 4. 2) When discussing Barkley, we should not forget that last season was a write off for him as he an awful hamstring injury and numberous niggles. Banking on him being a bona fide squad player for this season would have been foolish as it was not possible to know his condition, how long he could stay fit (still up for debate) and if he would be able to adapt to Sarri's style. 3) As for RLC, I know he is flavour of the month around here, but there are still a number of big issues with his playing style. The most pressing is his work off the ball, which is still poor. I have said it before, but for me he is someone that is lacking in adult football minutes and he should have been loaned this season as Chelsea is not a club to blood youngesters in the PL. For me, unless he improves this side of his game he is likely to become a luxury player who will look amazing at a club like Everton/Palace etc, but never really trusted if he is at a big club. 4) A final thing to think about is Kante. For me, he is a bit of a round peg for a sqaure hole in Sarri's system. Now do not get me wrong I absolutely love the man, but from a business prespective I could see us finding it hard to turn down £100m for him, as we could take that money buy Kovacic, allow Barkley/RLC to take the No.8 role and then use the rest of the money to put towards a top CF or AM.
  12. Tiemoue Bakayako

    Lets face it, after this season (or half) we are on the hook for the full wack because, as ridiculous as his playing skills are, he would have to be an absolute fool to part with the contract he as got as no one is even going to give him half of what we pay.
  13. Tiemoue Bakayako

    It didn't, people like me who watched him said he was bad. However, people just watched that Monaco team/youtube clips and thought he must be good because he was starting in a vital role. Additionally, after his most recent game were he was Watford bad, I imagine Milan will be looking at ways of sending him back. Absolute joke of a player.
  14. Chelsea 3 Derby County 2

    Had to work this evening but watched the highlights. From what I saw it look to me as if Cahill had a nightmare and Cesc couldn't keep up and Zappa was again a useful outlet on the right. How were the rest of the team?
  15. Chelsea 3 Derby County 2

    This game should see something along the lines of Bate and Liverpool away. For me, I would go with: Willy Zappa Christensen Cahill Emerson RLC Cesc Kovacic Pedro Giroud CHO Subs - Kepa, Luiz, Dave, Kante, Barkley, Pedro/Moses, Morata Hazard and Willian should be rested. Additionally, if Amapadu is fit then he should make the bench or come into the starting XI as now we are becoming more settled with the system it is important to see these two (CHO as well) in meaningful minutes to see if they should stay or be loaned to get used to adult football. If Ampadu is fit and Pedro is not 100% I would be tempted to have RLC go to RWF and have Amapdu in the midfield.