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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    If Cavani comes, Giroud goes and Bats features less I would be all for this move. Mainly because he wont be around long enough to hinder Tammy and could be a useful option in rotation. But we're also short in the attacking positions as well...
  2. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    When Barkley came on he got the ball and moved it very quickly and the play improved even more. In Kante's present form, and even Mount who has his inconsistencies, Kovacic and Barkley should be involved a lot more IMO. It is not even about if Barkley is "good enough".. Its about if the current first choice players are living up to their reputations. And they aren't. Under Mourinho, there was a time when we had untouchables and he would play them regardless of their individual performances solely because collectively the group functioned and they kept consistently picking up points. That's not the case with any of this group, and hasn't been the case for years. We haven't had a consistent season since Conte's first.
  3. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    The player himself stated that Sarri allowed him much more attacking involvement. The coach also confirmed this. Maybe your interpretation of his role under Conte (and at Leicester) was in the attacking third but that would be off the mark by some distance. The fact is that you are basing your opinion of his efficacy on 2 moments he had in the first half. Mount was rightly criticized in the first half, but after the break he and Willian were heavily involved in everything we were doing positive. In contrast, Kante got the ball and the play broke down time and time again. Are you saying that Sarri didn't change his role with us.....?
  4. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Its been almost 2 years of Kante "box to box"... he has had bright spells, but its been for the most part average otherwise. He hasn't put together the numbers to support any consideration of him in that role - and he has had ample opportunity to do so. He's 28 going on 29 soon - he's not going to get any better either. He is physically and technically gifted enough to do a job in just about any role I would imagine but he shouldn't be a starter in his present state.
  5. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Drogba was an excellent player when he came to us - not arguing with that. But Drogba earned his reputation as the best from 2006 to 2010 - those were his prime years. When comparing Tammy now, Tammy evidently has a lot to work with. But Drogba came here and could afford to compete with the likes of Crespo, Shevchenko, Pizarro, Anelka and Torres and thrive because he was already at a certain level. Tammy, right now, is still learning his trade - still learning the tests of a season at the highest level as the main guy with expectations on his shoulders. Tammy could probably take on the challenge from now, but there is still a huge risk that he is not ready for that. Let the kid be the main guy leading the line for a club juggling the league with the UCL knockouts and FA cup advanced stages for a year before we start expecting him to be the next Didier Drogba.
  6. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Serious question - what were your expectations of us heading into this season? It seems you are basing everything on that.
  7. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Are we talking about DD from his prime or DD when he first came over here? Because either way we are comparing Tammy to a guy who was much more seasoned and experienced playing under the best manager at the time with world-class players supplying him to his strengths. I take your point but Tammy is basically learning his trade at the moment. He is at a really delicate place right now and competition could really hurt his development IMO. The club has to be patient with all these boys. At the very least, next year we are looking at 6 really useful squad players if they drop off - acquired for free.
  8. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Still not as terrible as some are saying we were. The game today was a smash and grab by Newcastle 110%. During the game they had nothing going on all game whereas we got into some really good positions only to **** it all up through sheer lack of quality.
  9. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    He doesn't have a time machine to jump back in time when the competition was better and manage Chelsea then.
  10. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    You mean besides staying in front of the competition in a top 4 place after losing Hazard, dealing with a transfer ban, and filtering in the youth teamers....? What about important victories away to Spurs and Arsenal as well? Nope. Nothing there apparently.
  11. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    650 passes. 70% possession. 19 shots on goal. Lost the game in the last minute. Still 5 points clear and sitting in the top 4.
  12. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Frank doesn't really have many options though. If Willian is dropped, who comes in at the moment? And in terms of Azpili, who comes in as well?
  13. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Disappointing. Huge weekend. We have to hope that United dont win tomorrow.
  14. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    What a chance. Emerson.
  15. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Really knocking on the door now.