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  1. What is clear is that they definitely aren't best suited to a back 4. The 2 full-backs are clearly not the quickest to recover, or the most technically gifted going forward either and, while Rudiger is a potentially great player, Luiz also does his best work stepping up out of a back 4 either to intercept or to initiate plays.. That's 3 players out of 4 that you can bet good money on who will be outclassed. Is it really a mystery why it doesn't work?
  2. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    Have had moments like that throughout the last few years. 15-16 was awful, 16-17 was great, 17-18 had a number of awful games, 18-19 has been fairly bland as well. Think its a bit unfair blaming Sarri for this. The Europa League isn’t the most thrilling competition in the first place. Yes the team isn’t very exciting right now but in Pochettino’s first season at Spurs he was being roundly criticized for his football and I remember him complaining about the size of their pitch as well. Sarri clearly wants better and its not as though we’ve achieved our ceiling under him either. If we beat United next week and win the Europa League this will be a pretty decent season if we get back into the Champions league next year given the obvious problems Sarri has encountered.
  3. Not a chance. The team had a very good level of football IQ and genuinely did play some decent stuff. The front 3 had Milito (who was in the form of his life), Wesley Sneijder (who was a Balon d’or candidate), and Eto’o (who was being used masterly) with Motta in midfield, Zanetti, Maicon and Samuel in defence IIRC, and Cesar in goal (who was hands down the best goalie in the world during that time). Pep’s Barca at the time were no joke either. I think a lot of people just generally dont watch Mourinho’s teams. There is no way, even the 2005-2006 Chelsea team could compete with his Inter side that season IMO.
  4. Actually, his greatest season has to be either his Porto treble season or the Inter treble season. His Inter side absolutely destroyed us at the Bridge if anyone remembers and then withstood all the cheating Barca could throw at them to advance to a finals where LvG’s Bayern couldn’t even come close to troubling them.
  5. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    An excellent option IMO. Proven winner as a player and as a manager. Would command a hell of a lot of respect as well. There are options out there if Sarri goes. Obviously though the club wanted a change in philosophy. Maybe we thought that could help us in terms of club revenue long term, I’m not sure, but clearly the urge to change was there. Marina is going to be stuck looking very stupid indeed if we scrap this plan midseason IMO.
  6. I dont understand why the club doesn’t simply prioritize Champions league football and see where it goes. I mean, do we really need top 4? If we win Europa League we are back in the UCL. Is firing this guy really such a bright idea? Most reasonable supporters knew that there was a huge risk converting to a back 4 with this bunch. And most expected us to be hanging around 4th place which we are doing right now! I get the Sarri hate right now, I really do, but 3 of those 4 goals were really poor individual mistakes. I would like to blame the guy, getting rid of him would be the quickest and easiest solution if it was actually the “right” one, but even if we sack this guy only Simeone or Mourinho could probably hammer out results with this squad’s record of consistency (or lack thereof).....
  7. Sadly, there is. And Sarri’s comments post match to Sky Italia obviously looks like a guy who is at the end of his rope. Oh well. So be it. Its just not feasible for us to change the core group. I mean, a defender, 2 full backs, a midfielder and 2 attackers could cost the club almost a half a billion pounds in today’s market. I do feel that the change has to be made to the players this time though. Something just doesnt sit right that they continuosly escape all blame the minute something bad happens.
  8. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    Sarri just walked straight past Pep down the tunnel. Pathetic.
  9. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    We know that Luiz said he would have left if Conte stayed, and we definitely would have lost Willian as well. Maybe would have lost Morata as well... but would any of those players leaving be considered a disaster in hindsight?
  10. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    Exactly. Hiring Sarri was a huge risk, and keeping Conte one more year could have been a decent option, but the club looks as though it wants to go in another direction in terms of the football. So, we can long for the return of a pragmatist like Mourinho as much as we want but the reality is that if we want to continue with this new style of football, then there are very few better coaches I can think of beyond Pep that we can find.
  11. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    There is something rotten in this squad. They are former champions TWICE. But they just aren’t consistent. You can’t literally walk the league title 2 of the last 4 seasons and not be a talented group.
  12. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    Yeah, this is also a reasonable assumption. But I really wouldn’t expect either that someone would be onside through on goal like that with a quick freekick unless someone messed up the defensive line (in Hazard’s defense).
  13. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    I reckon Albnso left Silva because he assumed he was offside.
  14. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    We can talk about his job being to “motivate players”... These guys have been switching on and off for the better part of 5 seasons now... 4 different managers..
  15. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    This is utterly embarrassing. These guys management and players need to have a long hard look at themselves. First goal was a brain fart moment from Luiz keeping everyone onside. Second goal was Aguero being Aguero. Third was a brain fart from Barkley, and the fourth was just a poor piece of goalkeeping. I understand the criticism of tactics, but really this is beyond the manager’s control.