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  1. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I think the younger players aren't good enough and the older players have sort of accepted their fate, in my opinion if we played as many senior players as possible we'd instantly improve just because of game management alone. I do get what you mean about the fundamentals, but I think the level between Championship and the Premier is exactly that and so many players and managers fail at it; the young guys and Lamps are somewhere between failing and succeeding but only time will tell what their fate is, my issue with that is by the time we find out we might be down and out for the count.
  2. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

  3. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I'd agree that we'd have a more organised defence, however I do think we'd also lose something in our attack because we wouldn't have enough freedom in attack. Honestly I was happy to see Zouma and Tomori get minutes and felt that they were really getting a partnership going, and they started getting an understanding with the partnership in front of them of Jorginho and Kovacic, it was bad at first but was strengthening as time went on; then the flow was disrupted and we haven't played at the same quality since. Edit: I do agree about if we had a more seasoned manager that our defence would be better, but I sort of get the feeling that the club is willing to ride out the storm with Lamps; even if it means finishing outside of the top 4.
  4. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Should have left Giroud on with Tammy, no point in making a sub if we don't get an extra player in attacking positions.
  5. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Apart from the odd half chance we've not been able to provide enough of a threat to take the pressure off our defence, and we've payed for it.
  6. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    They're just better than us, that's no bad thing and the moment we tried to come out they've made us pay.
  7. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    If we're 0-0 at 70mins I think it might be worth bringing on Pedro and Willian to see if they can nick a goal, as good as Barkley and Mount have played they're struggling with the end product or to return the ball back to Giroud.
  8. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I think every manager has flaws, Klopp couldn't do it with the players given so gutted a whole team and Pep doesn't always see when he's team goes into a season a bit thin; yet they're rated highly because of consistency, something that Pep was able to gain quickly and something that took Klopp a while to gain. I think any manager that tries to play open football with our current set of players will have to sacrifice their defence, which is why our previous 3 managers made sure the defence was either solid or they chose to keep the ball away from the opposition. Lamps is certainly a risk, but only if the club is serious about finishing in the top 4.
  9. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    He'd have had us comfortably in the top 4, and that works for a club who is known as a top 4 team. Also he never indicated he wouldn't use young players. Which young player could he have played but didn't play last season? None of them justified playing and our position and silverware at the end of last season backs that.
  10. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    The last third of the season I agree, but he clearly came here with a plan when Jorge arrived with him and there were strong rumours of a few more Napoli players coming in.
  11. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    He'd have made it work, much to the disappointment of many. His football style and method was very rigid but it worked, we had two other managers who were adamant it was going to be their way or no way and they were Jose and Conte. The club decided on using the youth and got a manager to do it, but any established manager who wanted to win something and ensure a top 4 finish would do what Sarri did, and would do. I'm not knocking the club or Lampard for this new direction, just simply stating that we as a club are different now and if anything the fans need to accept that we are likely to be a top 6 team and a lucky top 4 just like Man U, Spurs, Arsenal will be; at least for a while. Unless we buy big, but if we do that we can't wait on youngsters to come good if we've got a ready made player. Next season as it stands Pulisic and Ziyech are our best and most complete wingers, so this whole 'youth' setup will only work if we don't make many big signings, because if we sign a world class striker then Tammy will have to sit out; unless somehow we're all expecting a world class striker to come in and wait for an hour on the bench to give the young lad a chance first. If prefer us to not sign huge players and give the young guys a chance because if we sign some big names they'll simply be walking into our side and none of the youth will be deserving of a chance if they're not good enough to get ahead of the competition.
  12. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    They simply didn't see the whole picture.
  13. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I agree, and it's just something us fans will have to learn to accept.
  14. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Regardless, he was still hounded with pitchforks, even with everything against him he was able to get us into the top 4, had he been given support he'd have probably had us fighting at the top.
  15. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Jose, Conte, Sarri. Lampard may one day be as good as any of those, but he still has a long way to go. What we required to ensure we keep a top 4 position was to keep Sarri, but he was hounded out with pitchforks. The club adjusted and took us in a different direction, this direction was never going to see an improvement and especially under the circumstances.