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  1. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    It’s a matter of opinions I guess. Personally, I think the 3 fingers thing is just giving a bit of stick back because I can only imagine the stick he’s getting. And well he said he accepted the guys apology and he admitted when he was younger he also did some regrettable things. I wouldn’t expect a fiery character like Jose to be anything but the fiery character that he is tbh.
  2. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    Think Jose’s postmatch tunnel interview was a great response to a clearly provocative question put forward by the interviewer. Sarri was also his typical calm, collected, straightforward self. He must be great to work for as a player I would imagine. Jose is a very emotionally charged and aggressive guy, I would say, but he does seem to contain himself long enough not to directly insult the club. Lets be honest here, if that had been Arsene Wenger or SAF or just about any other coach with no affiliation to the club I reckon they would have slaughtered us. Even Jose must be confused as to why he seems to be given so much bile by our fans. Still by far and away our most successful coach ever, and I rank him right up there with DD, Lamps, JT, Cech and Essien from Chelsea’s recent history. A bit difficult to recall why the relationship between JM and the fans deteriorated so much over the last 2 years. A lot of it will have to do with Conte and his beef with JM and, honestly, we clearly chose the wrong side there as Conte was an absolute snake.
  3. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    True, but if he keeps this up he soon will be. Goals win matches and, until Kovacic starts making meaningful contributions, I can’t see why Barkley should be behind him in the pecking order. Barkley may not be quite as refined as Kovacic technically, but Barkley does actually carry a significant attacking threat. Sarris post match interview was bang on the money. He definitely has a lot to think about. There is no shortage of options on his plate right now.
  4. Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2

    Their approach second half threw us off quite a bit. A fair result. It wouldn’t have felt deserved if they had won this game and good to see even someone like Paul Scholes pointing that out as well. I am seriously not sure what Sarri is seeing in Kovacic. A good player technically and disciplined defensively as well, but seriously he doesn’t impact the game whatsoever. Barkley is ahead of him now, IMO, and I really think Fabregas has to get back into the mix.
  5. Andreas Christensen

    The real question here is: did you watch any Chelsea games last season? Quite ludicrous to claim that Christensen was “brilliant” last season. Solid, yes (during the first half of the season at least). A better than expected first season for a guy who was supposed to be competing with Luiz, Cahill, Rudiger and Azpili - perhaps. But brilliant? Please don’t make yourself look silly. Also, can you point out who he would be replacing from Varane, Ramos, Pique, Umtiti, Kompany, Otamendi, Stones, Laporte or any other top team for that matter? Especially last season when RM won the UCL, France won the World Cup, Barca won the league and City walked the Prem. Has to be one of the most bizarre suggestions ever posted on this forum.
  6. Andreas Christensen

    I think the problem with Christensen was that the irrational manager we previously had dropped the far better player and excluded him from the squad in order to play him regularly - even as he constantly churned out 6/10 performances, he was never dropped. Then, he comes back this season and, instead of improving, he is still churning out 6/10 performances.
  7. Eden Hazard

    Honestly, Droy, I don’t think anyone particularly went in for Conte last summer. But if it is Conte, I reckon that would leave us in a stronger bargaining position with Hazard. Simple reason is that Hazard doesn’t seem hugely fond of either coach.. but if I moved, I’d atleast want to move to the guy who successfully motivated me to produce consistently over an entire season and win an individual award in the process.
  8. Eden Hazard

    Who are they going to hire? Perez stayed friends with Mou. Also, how is it that people forget that Mourinho actually was very successful at Madrid? That was Pep Guardiolas best ever Barcelona team Mourinho beat. Even ignoring all of that, Madrid will re-hire Jose for the same reason that United will think twice about seriously firing him - who is better around? Hazard should want to work with Jose again as well. Still the guy who coached him when he had his best ever season and won a PL title (this season may very well trump that season though).
  9. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    A good performance again. If this is the rate Hazard is going to continue to score under Sarri, then he would have to be an idiot to leave the club next year. Seriously, for the first time in his career, Hazard looks like a real leader by example. I think the inclusion of Barkley helped the team quite a lot because it definitely added an extra bit of attacking impetus to our play and that’s needed in these type of games. Look, teams like Southampton aren’t going to really challenge us in terms of our play and most games we just need a guy that can chip in with a bit of attacking threat himself. Doesn’t have to be Zidane like in his technique IMO. Honestly, sometimes it’s just a matter of passing the ball forward quicker without the extra 2-3 touches. Also very pleased for Morata. Can’t help but root for the guy because he does try so much. Really hope he pushes on after the international break. Missed a sitter again but in fairness to him he did do most of the work that made the chance a sitter.
  10. Southampton 0 Chelsea 3

    Morata missed maybe 3 first half chances against Vidi all of which were pretty clear cut. Still, it seems clear to me that Sarris Chelsea are gonna struggle to get goals. Overall contribution to play isn’t that big a deal for us IMO. As long as Giroud doesn’t start scoring then the search has to go on I’m afraid. Id kill for a 15 goal striker right about now - nevermind a 20 or 30 goal striker.
  11. Chelsea 1 MOL Vidi 0

    I don’t think anyone should care a whole lot about the performance levels in this match. We won - that’s the important thing. The big game is on Sunday for me. Maybe Morata scores a brace and we have suddenly got a striker back in form.
  12. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    I think that you need to stop being so emotional about this whole thing. You think the midfield is perfect. That’s great. I don’t. You think that we handled them quite well in that second half. Again, I don’t. The facts are there for anyone who wants to rewatch the second half on TV as they post the stats during the game regularly. The second half we were in our own half for long periods, the stats showed DURING THE MATCH that they had 60% odd possession, they had more attempts on goal, and then by the 88th minute the stats posted showed they had more passes than us as well. Is that so mind boggling for you to comprehend? Now, you can say maybe we wanted to drop deeper in that second half and catch them on the counter which is fine - except that’s not really keeping in line with Sarri’s style, is it? There is also the fairly obvious reactionary move he made to bring on Barkley which, again, suggests that Sarri wanted us to take a bit more initiative. I am not quite understanding the confusion either about us having the better first half as I thought that was pretty obvious. There are some clear problems in Kovacic’s game and if there weren’t any I would be shocked as this was a guy who didn’t exactly impress a whole lot at RM either. I can understand why Sarri picks him though, as the concept behind his inclusion is theoretically sound - he is defensively disciplined and he is technically gifted. But he hasn’t been exactly setting the world alight in the attacking third, has he? And then if he isn’t great going forward, and Kante isn't great going forward, and Jorginho isn’t great going forward then....??? Your confusion is confusing to me.
  13. He seems like a really straight forward guy. People like that are usually great leaders to work for. SAF for instance seemed like a really straight forward coach to play for as well. There are a lot of coaches out there who seem to get ahead of themselves quite a bit but Sarri seems so low key, so clear in his ideas that he’s able to translate it to the players and implement it so quickly. Its yet to be seen if Sarri is going to be successful but he is certainly doing great work thus far.
  14. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    Yeah. The stats I saw during the game said the second half they had 65% of possession and had racked up 581 passes compared to our 521 passes during the game.
  15. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    I’m pretty sure the stats that they showed on Tv said they did as well in that second half. Not that it wasn’t plainly obvious while watching the second half of course.