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Everything posted by chelboy

  1. ^^Where would Barkley play? Do not think he is discipline enough for a 2 man midfield and tends to over do things with the ball. Front 3 probably suits him better but he will be over £40M which is not worth it for just another squad player that will not take us to the next level. Plus it seems likely that we are getting Lukaku and getting both of them would be very expensive. Both their values are ridiculous atm. I would not pay over 50M for Lukaku and over 30M for Barkley. We dodged the bullet on the Stones value. I think negotiations with Everton will be a nightmare.
  2. Funny game. End of season type of game. Terry scores a goal then gives one away. Ake sets up a goal very well then gives one away with odd defending. Most players had a good game just odd moments of defending. Also thought Chalobah looked very good. If he can play week in week out he will grow into a good player.
  3. Love the fact it was Michy who got the winner. he's had such a frustrating season. Who heard Cesc swear haha?. Great stuff. Amazing to be champions. Titles always feel better when people write you off.
  4. Top performance, was expecting Boro to show more fight. I wonder if Cesc would have started if Kante was fit.
  5. Cesc has already got the motm award I think.
  6. It was the Palace game that got me worried about the title race. If you look at the fixtures we had after the Palace game even with a 7 point lead it is worrying. We had City in 4 days right after the defeat. Not only that we had to go to Everton and United away. Both teams have lost only 1 home game all season. The chance of getting 3 points there was very rare. Tottenham on the other hand had a comfortable fixture list with the hard games coming when those teams may have had nothing to play for. Other than Palace away and the NLD I couldnt not see them struggling with the other games. United are focused on Europa, Leicester and West Ham are already safe, Hull would probably be safe by the time they play Spurs. The timing of their fixture list was what I thought could help them win all their games. Luckily for us West Ham played that game like how a derby is supposed to be played unlike Arsenal. I could not see West Ham putting up a fight considering how they have played at home against the big 6 and as they are already safe too. I thought this would be another rollover fixture. I was not being negative about the title race I was just being cautious as you should in a title race. I could identify Spurs as the main threat and going on a run like this from March it was never going to be City.
  7. Yeah I called it few weeks back Spurs could win all their remaining fixtures and many doubted. If we do win the league they would have been one of the best runners up I have seen in years. They are a class team.
  8. Yeah there goes another 3 points to Spurs. Thought Arsenal would do better considering its the last derby in the Lane, but then again its Arsenal.
  9. So the team recognise how important that win was at the end with their celebrations with the fans?. It was hard to tell with the way they played today. Very poor performance. I think Conte was also a bit poor in not making a decision earlier. Pedro got us out of jail there. I could not see a goal coming. Not sure even sure who deserves motm. The result is very flattering. Everton were just as bad as they were at the bridge they have nothing left to play for. As for Costa I hope we dont offer him a new deal. Its not about quality, Costa mood this 2nd half of the season has made him become a unreliable player. Even when Oscar or previous players have wanted to leave they still put in a determind effort and tried. I don't believe Costa is giving 100%. I tried giving him the benefit of the doubt but he is being unprofessional IMO. He is an unpredictable person. Let him go to wherever he wants. We can't take a gamble on his character anymore. If I was Conte I would drop him for the rest of the games. Michy is not worse than what I saw today.
  10. Another Cesc assist. This guy is different class.
  11. Cahill showing better instincts than Costa says it all.
  12. We still need Cesc and some fresh legs.
  13. Where did that come from. Fantastic finish. Reminds me of the Spurs goal.
  14. How long is Conte going to take to realise we need Cesc. Hazard is out of the game. We have nothing else.
  15. Hope Conte blasts these lot. Shocking first half. What makes it worst is how poor Everton have been.
  16. They have nothing to play for.
  17. Everton wont be this poor for 90 mins.
  18. Shocking miss. If we go 1-0 down we would only have ourselves to blame. Wasted so many good situations so far.
  19. Should be scoring that Hazard.
  20. Same team as Southampton game for this one. We would need Matic for this as well as Cesc. Everton play quite deep, I can't see us having many counter opportunities against them so we would need Cesc from the start. They are a strong team at home. Pedro or Willian wont help as much as Cesc would in this game.
  21. I have always thought Cahill and Azpi should switch positions. Azpi is better suited to cover Alonso's lack of Pace and can also bring the ball out better on the left side than Cahill. It also means that Moses and Azpi wont be targeted for aerial balls as Cahill would be next to Moses. Our left hand side is taller and slower while the right hand side is shorter and faster, that includes Kante and Matic too. I am surprised Conte has never considered changing it.
  22. Are Cahill and Hazard our top scorers of 2017?. It feels like it. There is a clear problem with the side of Matic and Alonso. Matic keeps getting too close to Alonso and leaves the midfielder inside to swing in an Eriksen like cross. It seems teams are discovering this weakness. Matic needs to hold his position.
  23. Not keeping the ball well at all. The left hand side has been poor.
  24. Yeah I also felt Bats had a decent game, I thought I was alone on that opinion and was wondering if I watched a different game. Considering the mins he has played this season and was up against the best defence he was decent for me. He got tired towards the end which I can understand. I was not expecting him to outplay Alderwerld and Vertonghen. That was never going to happen. His hold up play is better than I expected.
  25. Thought the big difference in the two teams is game management and experience. When playing in big cup games you have to know how to manage the game. We have the "know-how" due to our experience of playing in such games. Spurs lack knowing how to handle tricky moments in the game due to their inexperience of playing in such games. They gave away a sloppy free kick and penalty in both situations they did not need to foul the player. Also not changing their approach when Hazard and Costa came on was the big surprise but then again you could also say it shows their bravery. I think what is very clear is that Eriksen is the one who makes them tick. Alli and Kane are the finishers but if you cut out Eriksen they just feed off scraps. We have made Eriksen look like Iniesta this season. We pressed Dembele more than we pressed Eriksen. Bizarre, considering what he did to us earlier in the season.