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  1. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    City ahead now. Hopefully Brighton will just behave now!!
  2. An important cause. I think if it had been a week after it'd be too close to the final and other cup competitions. After the final it would clash with the Nations League training and games so that wouldn't have been plausible. Not ideal at all though in terms of preparation.
  3. Can Jorginho not take a penalty please. Not confident in the mentality of these players to manage this.
  4. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Agreed Can you imagine if Man City slip up now?
  5. Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1

    We didn't play well but neither did they. Glad we didn't lose, but this result highlights how disappointing the home draw with Burnley was. Really got to beat Watford. As bad as Arsenal are, I don't think they will lose to Brighton at home.
  6. Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1

    Sorry to go off topic, but the current situation in the league and European cups is alarming me. Am I right in thinking that if we finish fourth but Arsenal win the Europa League and Spurs win the Champions League, we drop into the Europa League? I mean it's a possibility...
  7. Really both can take their share of the blame and I would be very surprised if Sarri has not noticed these issues. However, he is very much of the AVB mould where he expects players to adapt to his footballing philosophy. He's probably been hired specifically for the reason of changing the football and making it more entertaining with the expectation that players would adapt to it. For me, that is a problem as I believe managers should have the tactical flexibility to adapt to the squad they have, not what they imagine it to be. UNLESS the intention is to make this a long-term project while players adapt and new players are brought in who more easily fit. But we've never really shown the patience to do that and, frankly, why should we? We've had plenty of success changing managers frequently. As was alluded to above, I do believe the issue is half our team is not suited to Sarriball yet, but that doesn't mean they're not very talented players. I'd be curious to see what a full pre-season and some new additions would do though.
  8. This video has been posted by Tifo football on why sarri's tactics aren't working at Chelsea. I think it reflects many of the frustrations we have expressed over the last few months, although put more eloquently than I could. I would generally recommend watching the videos on this channel as they are excellent regardless.
  9. Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1

    Full week of preparation. We tend to do better when we don't have European football between these fixtures. After last night's debacle I'm not sure we will get in the top four even if we win all the remaining games.
  10. I understand the disapproval with Ancelotti. We were very lucky to win the league especially considering the offside goal at Old Trafford. Still, he won the double and finished second in the following season despite having most of the squad depth sold or replaced with very average players. I believe we also got a CL quarter final. He was also tactically flexible which Sarri certainly is not. Even though he had his flaws, I'd far prefer him over Sarri. All this said, I am a little bit curious about how the team would look after a full pre season under Sarri. Although I don't like the fundamental principles of Sarriball at all, I also don't think we have really seen it much either. We move the ball way too slowly and with too many touches for that to be the case. We haven't adapted and probably need more intense development without fixtures to make it work. The question will be how much the club wants to see genuine "Sarriball" or whether we choose to change again.
  11. Chelsea 2 Burnley 2

    I just don't understand why all the corners were taken to the near post. I would even rather they had been taken short quickly. We might have caught them off guard like we did against Palace at home.
  12. Chelsea 2 Burnley 2

    We can and should criticise Sarri, but this team are a bunch of gutless bottlers. They don't deserve champions league football.
  13. Chelsea 2 Burnley 2

    Sky said he was injured. Hope they're wrong.
  14. Chelsea 2 Burnley 2

    Do these players actually do set piece training? Or do they sort of wing it on the night?
  15. Chelsea 2 Burnley 2

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