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  1. AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 2

    So, don't explore options because the personnel in those combinations are well capable of becoming a solid defensive unit then? Regardless of what he tries it is still Azpili (crap for maybe 2 years now), Christensen (very inconsistent since Conte threw him in 3 years ago), Rudiger who hasn't quite made the grade yet but eventually can, and Alonso who gets destroyed defensively against any semi-decent opposition. And he basically swapped Kepa for Caballero... yes, Caballero. I'm not saying that SFL is doing brilliantly but obviously the squad is in need of massive investment. Maybe he keeps Christensen, Rudiger, James and Tomori from this bunch but we definitely need a GK, CB and LB to add to the mix. Going forward it is very worrying because the same can be said of the midfield and the attack. I mean, if we had the funds and wanted to build a squad for next season, who would you keep from the current group? I would probably keep: Abraham, Pulisic, Willian, CHO, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Mount, Rudiger, Tomori, Christensen, James, Caballero as back up. 13 players... aiming for a squad of 24 we are 10 players short if you count Ziyech. Maybe Frank gets 5 more out of the 10 players in the summer - we are still going to be about 5 players short which means that 5 of the "to be sold" lot will be kept - Azpili likely, Jorginho, Alonso if he is willing to stay.... its really tough.
  2. AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 2

    So because Alonso scores goals (which we already knew), that makes him a fine defender? Because defending is what he is there to do, isn't it? And re: Christensen, a purple patch of about 5 games doesn't make him a worthwhile option going forward. Nope, seems to me Frank is trying to "work something out" for this lot. Alonso scoring goals is great and all, but if people want to see him field a consistent back line in whatever formation then he has to get options who aren't 50-50 at being crap.
  3. AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 2

    The scary part is not sliding down the table. The scary part is that people aren't placing that slide into context. I mean, Frank is chopping and changing a back 4 to a back 5 and so on because he is working with bloody Alonso, Emerson, Christensen, Tomori, Azpili, and Kepa! Nearly all of those players (except Tomori of course) we knew already they were crap heading into this season. What is Frank supposed to do if not to search for some kind of a miraculous solution?
  4. AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 2

    We should have won this game. We could have won this game. Starting to become concerned that Sfl will get the sack now. Not because he deserves it - he looks like he is giving this his everything - but because it is easier to blame him, get rid, bring in someone new and try to get another 6 month spell out of this group.
  5. AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 2

    Time to get RLC involved. Could really use Pulisic back as well. The Bayern game still stings. I would like to see us start this one with real attacking intent. For me (once all fit): ----------------Willy --Reece-AC-Rudiger-Azpili --------------Kovacic ------------Mount-RLC Willian------Giroud-----Pulisic
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Willian is a good player. He is inconsistent - I agree - but you can't say that he isn't a solid option to have in the squad at least. He can give us another year or two and will definitely be cheaper than throwing away 50 or 60 million for a replacement squad option. The club has to invest wisely this summer. We have pressing needs. LB, CB, GK, CM, RW, CF. We are talking about half a billion dollars in investment. Getting rid of Pedro and Willian simultaneously is going to mean that we need another high quality forward AS WELL AS another backup option. I would keep Willian as part of the squad with Ziyech as well as Pulisic and then add 1 real quality player in there as well.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Willian should at the very least stick around as a squad player for next season. My only concern with Willian is the report about him storming out of training after his Barca move fell through and then there was the supposed leak of information to Jose prior to the Spurs match. But if Willian stays and accepts a different role readily, would be an excellent squad option.
  8. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Don't think you can sack the manager to any great effect when the team has that many short-comings. Azpili last night, in a huge tie too, was shocking. Rudiger seemed well short of sharpness. Alonso was a virtual non-entity. Reece James looked poor. Christensen threw himself about but didn't offer any quality advancing the ball forward. Jorginho gave the ball away time and time again. Before we think about sacking the manager, maybe we should invest some cash into improving on these guys.
  9. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Been poor at times this season. Though I would imagine it isn't easy when the LB, RB and midfield offer no defensive protection.
  10. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Its too easy to say they are great. But the evidence this year doesn't support this claim that they are great. We let them have possession in and around our area and we saw it happening from the first 3 or 4 minutes and we conceded 2 goals. I would love to chalk this one up to being poor but this seems to me of being a case of applying an approach that they would enjoy instead. We should have been better and we could have been better. Very disappointing.
  11. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    We are really struggling. Pep's fingerprints are all over this Bayern side. Pressing high, working the one-twos, cynical fouls, occupying that little space between the two lines.
  12. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    2-0 as I type that post.
  13. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    The approach has to change. We look awful.
  14. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    There it is.
  15. Chelsea 0 Bayern Munich 3

    Lamps has to think about taking Barkley and Jorginho out. The team would benefit greatly from not conceding possession over and over again when those 2 get the ball.