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  1. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    Yes, he played that role for Madrid. He is very good there also can dribble out of tight spaces and track back better. I think regista suits him more than no.8.
  2. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    Good pass by Barkley. Need to see more of that from him.
  3. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    That foul Hazard looked like more of a clear pen. Far more direct than normal in our play. It looked like a 442 at the end there with Hazard and Higuain up top. Willian was on the right and Barkley on the left. We have created 3 or 4 chances for Higuain already which is much better than the last two games combined. Thats the biggest improvement.
  4. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    Great disguise pass by Kante. Cesc esque.
  5. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    Barkley ahead of RLC again..very disappointed with that. Unless it’s injury RLC should be ahead of Barkley in that no.8 role.
  6. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I don’t think we can define Jorginho as clearly quality. I think Jorginho is a player that Sarri relies and trusts a lot but ability wise I wouldn’t not put him in that bracket. Pep wanting him does not necessarily suggest he is quality. Maybe Pep saw something different but I can not see how Jorginho can be back up to Fernandinho. They are completely different players. He would have been a misfit in that role. Maybe he wanted to pair him in a double pivot with Fernandinho but that would have meant dropping Silva’s or KDB which makes no sense.
  7. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Perhaps because it is pretty easy to see the balance which Emerson gives us? Neither are amazing defensively but Emerson is better at staying wide and providing us with more width and just better wide play in general. We do not need a LB that is going to play so narrow attempting to enter the box all the time. It makes no sense in this system. Plus I wouldn’t be too critical of someone making there 1st league start by the end of January. Perhaps if he played more often with Luiz Rudiger and Azpi he may have a better understanding.
  8. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Which primadonnas would those be exactly? Costa and Cesc who were “reported” to be the ones are now gone. So only Hazard and who else? Jose team and Sarri team are quite different. Only Hazard, Azpi, Willian played with both managers. Two of those even loved Jose more than any other manager. So I think this whole idea of primadonnas in the club ruining managers is getting a bit old. Its quite clear many players in this team can not play whatever Sarriball is meant to be. It seems like we are being asked to play like a Serie A team in the PL. A CDM who can not break up play very well or protect the defence is being asked to do that. A defensive minded midfielder who is not very good in the final third is being asked to get into the box and score goals . Then our 3rd midfielder is being asked to play in a role that most people probably can’t explain or figure out exactly. My blame falls on Sarri because I see a system/team where we are not going to score that many goals with the current players on the pitch. The tactics we play with are also a bit confusing in the final third as players do not know what to do so they just give it to Hazard and hope for the best. Our midfielders rarely make any good runs off the ball or even try to link up with the front 3. Now due to the lack of goals that means we have to rely on a defence who does not get the right protection needed for this league. The minute Kante is not 2 metres near Jorginho in quick transitions we look vulnerable to counter attacks. Now if you can’t defend basic counter attacks in this league then your done. At least 50% of teams in this league play a good level of couner attacking football.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    The board and Sarri will never sell Willian in this window. They could get £100M and still reject it.
  10. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Trust the board and Sarri to splash such money on wingers? I would still rather keep Hazard than losing him in any scenario. People are underestimating the importance he has to this team. Even buying 2 or 3 wingers still wouldn’t bring his quality back. After 7 years or so we still have not been able to identify that he plays best with a Mata or Cesc type of player who can ease the burden of creating everything in this team. Some may not agree but he has still been our best player this season.
  11. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    People suggesting selling Hazard and replacing him with who exactly? There is no one we could buy that is on his level. Time and time again I saw him having to come deep to link up play because Kova and Kante can’t do it. The problem was Higuain and Pedro where the only players willing to move their body and make runs. Our midfield was so static and never tried to link up. Hazard didn’t go missing but its quite obvious when players around aren’t moving much he is useless. He is a playmaker and always has been. He isn’t a wide forward or winger. He is not going to score 30/40 a season. If we want to see the best out of Hazard give him more players making runs and trying to do something other than choosing the simplest pass. Not enough players think on his wave length its frustrating to watch. If we had a Cesc or Mata type of player Hazard would not have to come so deep to link up play. The midfield fails badly in linking up play its hard to watch. Liverpool sold Coutinho who at the time was not even the best player. Liverpool also do slightly miss him as they have no creative player that can do things he can. Some games they rely on Salah individual quality and a rock solid defence. If they win the league it will be down to their defence more than attack.
  12. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Glad you mentioned the midfield because that is the biggest problem. It is pretty useless at the moment. They can’t stop counters very well. Can’t create. Can’t score. Going into every game with a midfield that are not good enough in the final third. Yet the manager picks the same midfield combination. I would go 4231 or 442 at this rate. The less midfielders we have the better. Its killing the attacking play. Way to heavily reliant on the front 3 to do something. There is still something that does not sit right with seeing Kante that high in the box.
  13. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    The fact that he thinks the 1st half was a very good performance is worrying...He worships possession and “controlling the game” too much for my liking. I have seen us play better with 30% possession. Possession means nothing if you can’t do much with it.
  14. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    This just has AVB vibes written all over it.
  15. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Two very different managers if I am honest. I don’t even think Sarri would get City to the level they are at now with the same players.
  16. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    “ Do you want the job Eddie?” I would take him right now to be honest.
  17. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I still think we are playing off from a vey good start in the PL. if we think about performance wise since November we have been like a 7th place team. This just tops it off really. 3 away games in a row we have played without scoring apparently. Just awful. If it was not for our great start top 4 would be long gone.
  18. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I just can’t see Sarri bouncing that defeat off. That is going to stick a long while. He can not talk about motivation today or any nonsense. I think this is the beginning of the end for him. I thought Conte was rigid but Sarri is a another level. At this rate I would take any manager that is not from Serie A. Think we have to start looking at other directions for managers. Conte and Sarri are too rigid for me. Looks like the search may start to begin earlier than we expected.
  19. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    He has actually been one of the few players that have looked like a footballer today.
  20. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Wonder what Sarri will say today? Motivation problems again? Watched a game for an hour and our striker has not gotten a single chance. Quite ridiculous.
  21. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Higuain is the only person in the box in most occasions. He needs someone that can play that crisp through ball. Late runners are still something this system misses. Late runs give the defence something else to think about. All Bournemouth have to worry about is Higuain so far. Need more from the midfield and we have to let them make more runs.
  22. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I think the fact that he does not want to sign that contract shows he is not interested in the money.. Bayern won’t offer more than us as they know they can offer more playing time. This is not a money issue.
  23. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I don’t think it’s a lesson. He is just 4/5th choice. RLC was ahead of CHO before his injury. If RLC is fit CHO will not be in the matchday squad realistically. So I do not understand why people expect him to be happy with such a limited role. Quite clear to see why he wants to leave.
  24. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    At least Sarri is getting closer to our best 11. Only real missing piece is Ruben. Soon he may realise he is our best and probably only true no.8 in this system.
  25. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Barkley has been poor lately but I think Sarri tactics does not get the best out of him. He is more of a direct player that is better at getting in and around the box. Anytime he goes out there he looks afraid to try anything as this system is so heavily based on possession. When I watched him at Everton he was best at taking people on and being direct while also having a good shot in him. He needs more freedom in his role or to be allowed to express himself. Heavy Possession football does not suit him.