sharve25_blueheart

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  1. Cardiff City 1 Chelsea 2

    I literally have no idea what the hell you are talking about.
  2. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    The problem is that it’s a recurring theme. We have no cutting edge, we lack incisiveness match after match. In every match the attacking fluidity is just not there. We dominate possession but don’t create anywhere near the chances you’d expect for that ball possession. There’s a problem there, clearly. I’d love to see the stats on how often we pass the ball backwards versus the other top teams. In a recent match, we had about 700 successful passes and only 4 shots on target. Those numbers are just ridiculous. An average of 175 passes just to get a shot on target, let alone a goal! All this is to say that when it happens so often, I think you do have to put it down to the tactics, the manager, the philosophy and so on. We’re basically toothless. We overplay. Our crossing is Sunday league level. We’ll dominate and but not score, and totally let teams off the hook and then we’ll inevitably concede. You don’t see this week-in week-out with City or Liverpool, they’re absolutely devastating. Although of course their squads are 10 times better than ours. It’s really hard to feel a connection with this current *team*. If Alonso never played for us again I’d be really happy.
  3. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    But...but.. but... is IS still insubordination. It’s kind of irrelevant whether the player thinks they’re right or whether the advice of the medical team turned out to be inaccurate. If the decision had been made, then he has to come off. Now, he can put his thumbs up and signal that he’s okay once or twice but if the decision is still to go ahead and take him off, then that’s it. There can be literally no argument on the pitch. You can talk about it afterwards, Kepa can be pissed off with Sarri or whatever, but you don’t get to basically openly protest and overrule your manager. It’s a very dangerous precedent to set in any company, let alone a professional sports team.
  4. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    Even so, the reaction of Kepa doesn’t feel right. If what you’re proposing is correct, why not go over to Sarri and discuss it with him and Caballero? You can’t openly undermine your manager like that. He was gesticulating pretty aggressively and was quite petulant in insisting that he stay on the field.
  5. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    I’m sorry but that’s rubbish. He was insubordinate. Caballero was clearly stripped and ready to go. The decision had been made, obviously. It was obvious Caballero was coming on. It was more than just a thumbs up from Kepa to signify that ‘I’m okay’. It was full on insubordination and protesting against the decision. You’re right in saying that if it was tactical then Sarri should have insisted the board was put up, but to say that Kepa didn’t really react or protest the decision in a completely unprofessional way is just wrong.
  6. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    That corner placed by Gundogan was well outside the D. Not a peep from the commentators. ****ing joke.
  7. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    I have no idea what he needs to do to get even a yellow card today.
  8. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    I think you’re conflating ‘had a good half’ with ‘nobody in a blue shirt has been anything better than average but the few times Barkley has passed the ball sideways and backwards has been generally fine, until he gave one away’.
  9. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    Huh? He’s been absolutely anonymous.
  10. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    No, he’s gonna get a while FIFTEEN minutes today. Sarri really being bold with these subs, huh!
  11. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Jesus Christ Pedro.
  12. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Sarri, post-match: “We must improve in the defensive phase.”
  13. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    I do wonder how much having Zola as an assistant is hindering Sarri and his approach/tactics/coaching. In in the past when we’ve been successful we’ve had outstanding assistants - Ray Wilkins, Paul Clement, Steve Holland etc. I don’t think Zola, as a coach, is in that league. Fantastic man and a genius of a player but he has been anything but reliable as a manager. I don’t get the sense that we’re ever really going to tactically do a number on any of the good teams in this league (let alone Europe) with Sarri and Zola in charge
  14. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Willian hitting the back of Alonso from a promising attack well and truly sums up our performance today.
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    The lack of intensity from us every single damn week is beyond a joke.