Michael Tucker

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  1. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Europa League Quarter Final, 2nd Leg match against Slavia Prague at Stamford Bridge before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00, Thursday, 18th April, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  2. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Not winning when we want to/expect to. It's always been easy to pick out some aspect of our play/set up, and blame poor performance on that. A lot has to happen further up field before zonal marking at set pieces becomes that big an issue, imo. That's my point. Irrespective of the set-up, I'd have thought. Somebody isn't doing their job - maybe a handful of 'somebodies'?
  3. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Or, depending on how you look at things, how good we are away from home. Classic 'bottle half full/half empty' situation.
  4. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Isn't it? Oh well, maybe it's just my point. Are we? I'm not so sure. I doubt that our stats tell us that. So, if we are actually employing zonal marking at set pieces (like so many other teams), it has to be what Sarri wants, yes/no? I'm not arguing for it by any stretch, but I think that some here are simply looking for an easy excuse.
  5. Chelsea vs Burnley

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00 Monday, 22nd April, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  6. Chelsea vs Burnley

    Maurizio Sarri’s side have lost just one Premier League home game so far this season (Leicester in December), and have kept eight clean sheets in our past 11 at Stamford Bridge, conceding three goals in total during this period. No side has conceded fewer home league goals than the Blues (10, equal with Liverpool). Maurizio Sarri’s side have won 66 points in the Premier League this season, three more than we had after 34 games of last season. Thirty-three per cent of Chelsea’s goals in the Premier League this season have been scored in the final 15 minutes (19 out of 57).
  7. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Kev, which of these clubs employ zonal marking? Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool? Not a trick question, by the way.
  8. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    I did, and the conclusion imo, is obvious.
  9. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    I've been telling this to anyone who'd listen, since it was first mooted that we were interested in him, and he was still at Everton. What was that, 2 years ago? Apart from the odd (small) cameo, he's been a dud, and it didn't take a genius to work out that he'd be out of his depth. Classic Marina.
  10. Eden Hazard

    Real Madrid are close to signing Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, for close to 100m euros (£86m). (Marca - in Spanish) However, it has been reported the Blues have lowered their asking price for Hazard, as they eye Lille's Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, 23, to replace him. (AS - in Spanish)
  11. Sure, and I'm not suggesting that Sarri is blameless in all this, just that the players are the one's out there, falling apart in front of our eyes. Over and over again. It can't just be that Sarri is a dud, surely. And worryingly, I can't see that just changing manager will fix the problem.
  12. Before we (once again) burn the manager in effigy, perhaps we should question the players?
  13. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    I know that the second half was disappointing, but we did win both legs, didn't we?
  14. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    Sorry? I must have missed that bit.......
  15. Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 Agg)

    ZOLA ON CAHILL: ‘Gary is in the squad for tomorrow,’ reported Zola. ‘I still do not know whether he will be on the bench but there is a strong possibility. Gary has been exceptional as a professional, he has always been training very well and so I would be very happy to see him back in the team. ‘It has been a tough year for him because a manager came with different ideas and Toni Rudiger and David Luiz have done so well together, so he found himself in this position, but I can only speak very well about him because in his position considering the type of player he is, he has always been training and behaving perfectly, so he has my respect.’
  16. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:30, Sunday 14th April, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  17. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    As I said, it's a guess..
  18. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    Unlikely, but I guess that anything is possible.. I'm not sure what grounds for appeal we would have beyond this one - it seems pretty clear that we abused the system as much as any club, and a lot more than most. Of course, we could benefit from a delay because of the appeal. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Potentially, every club around us will strengthen. And we'll have lean on our young guys and the 'loan army' - not a terrible outcome, imo. Unless Roman throws a hissy fit, or Sarri jacks it in, , I just can't see him being sacked.
  19. Slavia Prague 0 Chelsea 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Europa League Quarter Final, 1st Leg match against Slavia Prague at Eden Arena, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00, Thursday, 11th April, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  20. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    I wouldn't disagree with you regarding what we need. However, I do seem to be needing to remind people (again) that we facing a transfer ban, so it's likely that we're not going to be in a position buy anyone. What then?
  21. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    You still haven't answered what is a quite reasonable question. And nobody 'jumped down your throat''. If you don't want to answer that question, then just say so.
  22. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    You've been ignoring it since the question was asked. Go on, tell us who you'd like to replace Sarri?
  23. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0

    Smart Arse strikes again.