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About SS_89

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  1. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Agreed literally made the same point in my post :D Bonkers take.
  2. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    2nd rate? What? Get a grip they won the europa league last season, only lost 6 games in the league and finished level on points with Atletico. We didn't play great but they are far from second rate. If anything we are second rate.
  3. I didn't watch the game but my summation based on what I caught on highlights and on here: - First half we looked on top but that was more a function of spurs being utterly awful rather than us being particularly well set up. - As soon as spurs came out second half our deficiencies once again in midfield came to light and we were outplayed - Mendy had a solid showing - Frank showed limited range or tactical diversity once the situation warranted it Fair? I think our defensive frailties have been well documented but I think the bigger issue is that teams can bypass our midfield so easily that our defence is constantly under pressure. There really doesn't appear to be much shape or direction to the way we play. You watch Liverpool and you can see they are well drilled, know their assignments and play as a unit. We honestly look like a boat without a rudder, no shape, fall apart under the slightest press and no consistent approach to the way we play. Also why is Kante constantly described as a DM? He isn't unless I've been watching a different player all these years, he's what I would call a tackling box-to-box midfielder, great legs, great tackling can win the ball back on any part of the pitch and get the ball to the technicians (a bit like Essien before he was robbed of his athleticism by knee injuries). That's how he should be played, you're neutering his best qualities by playing him in any other way.
  4. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Rudiger was very good when he first came here but last season was a disaster. I don't think you can simply give him a pass because the whole defence was bad as he made some absolutely catastrophic individual mistakes that either led directly to goals or put us under pressure and at a rate I wouldn't expect to see from a top CB. That being said with a more assured partner next to him maybe he could get back to his better form? Who knows but if he's not willing to play himself into contention then so be it.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ignoring the messi pipe dream for a minute if we complete Chilwell, Silva and Havertz that's an astoundingly good window. Still obviously need to offset some of that cost by selling and loaning out the fringes. Hopefully a good season this year and we can target strengthening the CB position for the long term next summer along with maybe a keeper (I fear we may be stuck with Kepa for the next season given the transfer climate), though we've been linked to Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan for 30m.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Giroud is 6ft 4. Slightly wider stance and taking amp's hair out of the equation prob 6ft 1 maybe 6ft 2 at a push...his frame definitely looks like it's filling out though which is good
  7. What were people expecting, missing quite a few players, players just coming back from injury and we looked tired in the arsenal game against one of the best teams in world football. Onwards and upwards for next season. The biggest issue is the defence needs to be worked on and sorted for next season
  8. I'm excited to have him and pulisic on the same team. Going to give fullbacks nightmares with those two running at them.
  9. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Putting taylors shocking refereeing aside we still played incredibly poor and outside of pulisic honestly was there anyone playing well? Kante has been a massive miss in midfield.
  10. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Rudiger and zouma...****ing shocking there
  11. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    I do zero pressure and shanks it. The bare minimum he needs to hit the target.
  12. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Neither midfielder is capable of picking a through ball. We have zero creativity and no easy transition which makes every attack painfully slow unless we hit on the counter.
  13. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Doesn't look to be our day.
  14. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Dumb free kicks dont help
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Not playing smart football at all. Keep possession at a bare minimum