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Everything posted by chelboy

  1. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    No way should we go down the Jose route again. Sorry to disappoint people but he can not manage modern day footballers anymore in this generation . His methods and approach will lose many in that dressing room. He had his time here and its gone for good. Never mind the football its his man management that would destroy the team. I also can not help but feel all that is left in him is just bitterness.
  2. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    27 goals in the first 11 games and then 13 goals in our last 13 games....with the same players. When we scored those 27 I do not remember so many saying the players are not good enough etc. This team are not City level but to be getting bossed and outclassed away to Arsenal and Spurs for 90 mins is not our level. On paper we are better than that. Its for the manager to find a way to get the best out of the team. Its what every manager needs to do. Sometimes that means having to come to a compromise with the players and system. Teams are going to figure out your style if you only play one way. In this league you will get found out. City do not have one style of play. They can attack from counters, long balls, short balls and wide areas. They have different ways to hurt teams. Thats what makes them hard to play against. We are predictable and want to force everything through the middle.
  3. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Its not just the line up that is demotivating. Its the subs that you know are going to happen too. At what time and in what order. Just seems up how predictable we are at the moment.
  4. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Here we go back to the “mentality weak” excuse again. This lot won leagues and trophies. Not buying it. If he keeps saying things like that he will lose the dressing room. He really has to look at himself.
  5. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    That game was borderline Conte 3-0 loss in his first season against this lot . Not sure how many shots on target we even had? No point discussing the problems we have cause I have already said it for the last two months. Big questions going to be asked about Sarri. Better hope Higuain comes in on fire.
  6. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    He will get sacked for rotation? Come on that is far fetched. If he wants to play politics the best way is to get results and a balanced team. I saw that interview too but I think Sarri probably thinks the same too if I am honest. CHO was our best player in pre season and suddenly gets put back to under 21 as soon as the season starts. He watched Willian go on a tired run of poor performances and still never gave CHO a chance. Sarri man management is not good if he is only going to pick the dressing room favourites. When you walk in with that mentality you have already lost imo. Players will walk all over you.
  7. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Pedro can actually finish as we have seen a number of times this season. Willian I agree is not at the level he should be. Starting CHO or a different combination of players will show he is at least trying something different. Yes he may not get the best results but at least he is trying something different which shows he wants something different from the team. Being stubborn is never good in any aspect. Whether they are back up or not still try and see how they do in the system. They can not just play in cup games only. How do we not know if our back up full backs are good for the system if they never play with the first team? What if Zappa and Emerson are actually better suited to the system? But we will never know cause Sarri wont give them a chance at this rate. What if Cesc was better suited than Jorginho to the system? We would never know cause Sarri never rotates or tries anything different. Thats the main problem with him so far. Trying something different does not hurt.
  8. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Barkley really? What is he going to give us right now seriously?
  9. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    If he brings on Giroud he might aswell bring on CHO and Emerson.
  10. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    The movement has vanished because there is not much space in the middle anymore. Jorginho is also getting less time to dictate as teams are pressing him far more than they did at the start of the season. How many times do Arsenal play with 4 CM and play a box diamond midfield? Its not random coincidence. Teams really have figured us out and I think Sarri has to find something to counter it. Our full backs can not exploit space in front of them so playing narrow against us makes sense. Hazard also needs space in the middle to do anything. My issue with Sarri is he is not trying anything different. No different full backs or trying different combinations. Its the same thing every week with the same problems. Its been like that this since November. Even getting a player like CHO who can cross can be good. Just try anything different other than trying the same thing and expecting it to work. It wont work. I agree many are impatient with Sarri but he is looking clueless at times. Today is one of those days.
  11. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Well at least with this score line we may as well bring on Giroud earlier and not leave it late.
  12. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    When did they suddenly not have the attributes to not play it? We were top not long ago same points as City and Liverpool. Teams then started playing far more narrow against is which is clearly a tactic and we started dropping in the league. Now people are saying we are not good enough. No one said that when we were top. Our narrow play has been found out. We are awful in wide positions.
  13. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    We are playing sarriball. The problem is Sarriball is being countered every game now. Teams know us. Sarri has done nothing to counter against them. Did people expect teams to not figure us out eventually?
  14. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    he's not. Sarri plays Alonso for set pieces ironically. Great in the air apparently. Extra height.
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Arsenal playing with 4 CM. Emery knows how central we play. Very narrow.
  16. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Yeah its been coming.
  17. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Really poor at set pieces. Thats two clear cut chances we have given them from set pieces.
  18. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    United getting better was always going to happen as soon as Jose left. We just should have taken advantage of the awful start they made. On paper they still have talent so I am not surprised to see them doing well. They got lucky last week against Spurs though.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    Maybe its just me but I feel we are getting the short straw with this Higuain-Piatek deal. £40M for a striker like Piatek in this market is more than worth the risk. I know the board want to back Sarri but Higuain should have been brought in last summer for a loan move with Piatek being bought this window or next summer. I can't help but feel we wont see many better bargains than £40M for such a striker in this crazy market.
  20. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    Not sure those stats tell the full story. A Jorginho passing highlight reel showing every pass he attempts would give a better explanation of his passing. It would be interesting to watch how many KEY passes he makes in a game in comparison to how many passes he makes. This is where I think he is disappointing not enough of his passes are key. He should be the best passer in this team but he is not. We just sold our best passer who I am sure would have had more key passes playing in that role. He may not be as great in two thirds of the pitch but in the final third Cesc is by far better. Jorginho is not strong enough defensively to play no.4 without a lot of protection from his other midfielders. If he played alongside two attacking no.8 he would really suffer defensively . Kante and Kovacic are restricted due to their defensive duties which really focuses on helping Jorginho and covering space in the wide areas. Its where the whole “ Kante should play DM” comes from. Kante would not need so much protection in that area which will free the other two midfielders. Yes, Kante is not technically as gifted but defensively he is far better which should give others license to actually enter the box once in a while. Against defensive teams that park the bus the Kante Jorginho combo is not needed. Sarri still has not figured that out.
  21. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    He likes Hazard there because when he is on the left he does not protect Alonso who needs to be protected by the LCB, LCM, DM and LW. Its pretty clear Hazard does not like false 9 but I also dont think he enjoys playing on the left with Alonso anymore either ever since teams became narrow against us because Alonso comes in central positions which gives him less space.
  22. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    Made hard work of it. Should have been more clinical and won by a bigger margin with the chances we created but overall Sarri either has to address these problems. It is obvious and everyone can see them. It really shows his quality and I think we are seeing a bit of inexperience at the top level from Sarri. Coming into Chelsea is never an easy job but he really has sort out these problems. They are not magically going to disappear. Poor teams like this should be beaten pretty easily. Still not good enough play in wide areas over 90 mins. False 9 does not work against park the bus teams. I have always said Willian is best at cutting in and shooting from the left. Its all he can really do in the final third if I am honest, asking him to create and make good decisions on the ball he struggles with. The problem is wingers just have to offer more in the final third at this level. Jorginho criticism is fair. I said over the past few weeks he has been very poor. We paid £57M for a player to bring in quality. I think he is overrated and Kovacic can do the same role better. Jorginho leaves a lot to be desired defensively which is hard to understand considering where he plays. Kovacic is more of a solid player overall and would be quality in regista I think. Jorginho forward passing is slightly worrying at times.
  23. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    That is where Azpi is really poor going forward. That should be a goal. Easy pass across the box.
  24. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    Finally great wing play from Alonso creates a chance for Pedro. Wow what a goal by Willian as I am writing this.
  25. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    The problem is we are playing too much of “Sarriball”. When we actually do not play Sarriball and play more direct we play better. In our first few games not many teams parked the bus and teams who did we still managed to squeeze past them. The problem is more teams have also figured out how central we play. Sarri has done absolutely nothing to counter this. We are really seeing how much of a one trick he is. Even Rio in the studio can see how central we play. Its so predictable and Sarri is really looking like an amateur right now.