Bob Singleton

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  1. Official: Chelsea Sign Christian Pulisic

    In his conference today Tuchel - who said before hand that he didn't want the conference to only be about injured players - said that while Lukaku, Werner and Pulisic were not available for for Saturday, nor for Tuesday, he wasn't prepared to speculate as to when they might be available because whatever date he gave would invariably turn out to be wrong. The club have a long history of not giving out much info regarding injured players, other than confirming injuries, and it's only when we see them training again that we know we might see them again soon.
  2. Chelsea 4 Malmo FF 0

    ☝️ Spot on @paulw66
  3. Non Chelsea: Champions League

    Roma not playing like a typical Mourinho side in the Europa Conference League tonight. Admittedly not full strength, but still... 😳 😳 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59003971
  4. Chelsea 4 Malmo FF 0

    They're actually pronouncing his surname correctly... take it from someone fluent in French! The a is not a flat 'a' as often found in English but 'en'
  5. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    You're no oyster... more of a whelk! 😉
  6. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    I see you have taken a new path. To add to the "I will just argue and argue and repeat myself ad nauseam" strategy, I see you've added the "if a couple of small graphics don't work, I'll post a really big one! Then they'll just have to agree with me!" formula. Bravo!
  7. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Absolutely. Christensen plays in a back four alongside Kjaer for the national team. Rudiger has often played in a back four for Germany (though they sometimes switch to a three). Silva has played in a back four more often than he's played in a three at both club and international level. 4-2-3-1 is the way I'd go... starting with Norwich.
  8. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Not watching the game, but ref is listed as Mike Dean who's been around a while.
  9. Non Chelsea: International Football

    Not sure the FA have much to complain about. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12437592/England-handed-wembley-stadium-ban-by-uefa-as-punishment-for-euro-2020-final-crowd-trouble
  10. Chelsea 4 Malmo FF 0

    Rudiger and Silva both trained today and are in contention to start on Wednesday.
  11. Chelsea 4 Malmo FF 0

    What would be nice is seeing the ball being moved quickly. We score few goals and create few chances because we allow teams the time to get 10 behind the ball with our incessant sideways passing. And then we invariably try to go through the middle, where it is most congested. These are ideal games to play fewer defenders & central midfielders who contribute little attacking threat, and more players who can create, score or stretch defences and put in crosses.
  12. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    I'm guessing that Tuchel wanting to press high results in Kanté - who can press and win the ball - playing high up, and Loftus-Cheek - who, for all his many attributes, I'm not sure knows what pressing is - playing deeper. As I said, just a guess.
  13. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    When you realise that you've bought a pig in a poke!
  14. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    The Kepa we've seen this season - when used - is a different, more confident and more commanding version of previous Kepas!
  15. Chelsea 4 Malmo FF 0

    I believe Silva IS available as the rules regarding red lists, self-isolation etc have recently changed. Furthermore, Brazil is currently no longer on the UK's red list. So, so long as he takes a test 2 days after returning which says he's OK or is double-vaccinated, AND he doesn't show symptoms, he doesn't need to self-isolate.
  16. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Good luck with that! 😉
  17. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Bloody hell... that was close. Looks like we may have used up all our good luck for the next 8 or 9 games! MotM Mendy BTW Site keeps crashing
  18. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    As previously when in a central 3, RLC is playing deeper with licence to carry the ball forward to break the lines.
  19. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Chalobah or left-footed Sarr? I went for the greater experience and ability of Chalobah. Central two in midfield is a lottery given the game against Malmo on Wednesday. Give Kanté a few more days following his bout of Covid? Start with a proven duo of Jorginho & Kovacic even though they were away on international duty? Give Loftus-Cheek another start following his good form? Given Tuchel seems to prefer players he's been able to work with during an international break, I'm going for Kanté and Loftus-Cheek. Same goes for Chilwell over Alonso.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    Those Tuchel quotes date back to when we played RM in the CL semis last season.
  21. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    He'll have to learn how to coach defending if he ever wants to manage at a high level again. Ideal job for that.
  22. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Conte? He's currently without a club, knows the Prem from his time here and has won titles. Possibly no longer at the height of his powers but still a decent enough coach to start the ball rolling and a big enough name to tempt decent players to move to Newcastle if the money offered isn't quite enough of a clincher.
  23. Media / Press

    I never said that so I trust you have the cojones to apologise for that remark. All I wanted - given you claimed it was in the media (which it is) - was quotation marks where you were quoting from an article. I didn't even ask you to provide "proof" (ie which newspaper/web site/etc)... it really was an innocuous request. For example, it would be good to know if the last sentence was a quote from the article (and therefore probably a quote from Simon Jordan, who is mentioned early on) Having quotation marks would be handy... not because I don't believe/trust you and/or the article (you REALLY need to stop being so paranoid!), it would just make for easier reading. Just as a comma, colon or semi-colon can aid understanding of what has been written, so can quotation marks. However, I see you are yet again in one of your bloody-minded moods, so I won't say another word on the subject. Oh, and by the way, my first accusation of you being paranoid is in THIS post, not an earlier one when you accuse me of accusing you of being paranoid! That's how paranoid you are! 😉 🤣
  24. Media / Press

    Why do you feel the need to twist everything, delve into the minutiae, or otherwise take everything the wrong way. It was a simple request. I was merely trying to distinguish what was being quoted with what were your own personal comments. Nothing "deeper" than that, that's all. If you don't want to, OK. It must be really hard living your life, suspicious of even the innocuous!
  25. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Hear, hear.