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Everything posted by chelboy

  1. Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4

    So good having a player like Cesc coming on when legs are tired. He just picks out passes so well. Very good subs bringing off Alonso and bringing on Cesc when we lost control of the game. Cesc is such a perfect sub to have when you start losing control of the game. He takes advantage of tired legs and spots good runs as well as keeps possession. Christensen Rudiger Kante and Azpi all very good. Morata was top class. Pedro was decent scored a good goal but finds it hard to play with Willian. He needs Hazard with him. Pedro is a finisher and poacher but without Cesc or Hazard he is pretty much limited to few chances and seems a bit lost at times. If only Willian distribution and awareness was as good as his running with the ball he would be world class. Its just unfortunate he lacks the two key things mentioned which is crucial for any AM. Christensen is much better than I thought. Reads the game so well.
  2. Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4

    Hat trick!! Such an intelligent player Morata. Azpi just loaded with assists this season.
  3. Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4

    Got to sort out defending on set pieces. It has been pretty poor.
  4. Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4

    Considering our luck with red cards recently I would take Alonso off. The next foul he makes the crowd will want him off.
  5. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    I think City have always played the best attacking football in the league for the past few seasons the only difference this year is that they are now playing with two strikers who are very deadly and talented. They are a lot more direct this year which makes them more of a threat. I always felt like they overplayed and relied on Aguero a bit too much especially when Toure started to decline. If they add Alexis to that squad I really do think they can score so many goals this season. As for United I think they are pretty much the same as last season except for a striker who knows how to bully smaller teams and a holding player that protects them slightly more. I have watched them a few times but I do not think they play good attacking football. They are quite hard to break down. If Conte gets things right I believe we can play better attacking football than United but not sure about City. Against Everton and Leicester we played quite good football considering Hazard was not there too. The score margins should have been slightly bigger in both games.
  6. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    We would have been a much better team without him today. Teams like Arsenal, Liverpool and City play in such a way that they can be countered at any second once they lose or misplace the ball. It's why all 3 of them concede the softest goals out of the top 6 as they do not seem organised when they lose the ball. Once you win the ball from Arsenal you can play simple passes and find your self in a good 3v3 situation or even better. Literally 3 or 4 passes can unlock their defence. Its how Liverpool beat Arsenal and its how City beat Liverpool. These teams are so open that we do not even need Cesc to open them up. What is needed is good ball winners and box to box midfielders in the CM positions against teams like Arsenal so that we can win the ball and turn it around quickly . Cesc is needed against lower teams that park the bus and tight defences such as Tottenham and United who are much harder to score against but if he plays in those he can not play in the 2 man CM it just will not work.
  7. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Luiz was not a red but it was a booking for sure. Going in at that pace your going to get booked even if you make contact or not. Its a stupid tackle to make. I actually think Arsenal were poor but we were worst than them. They did not defend that well we just wasted potentially good opportunities. We struggled to play from defence and play flowing football. Rudiger is better suited to this system than Cahill. Cahill can not bring the ball out forcing us to give away cheap possession. We have been playing the ball out from defence very well lately but today we could not get going or even get the ball out properly. 2 big points dropped. That should have been a comfortable win.
  8. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Its is still a yellow card at worst so he would have been sent off anyway.
  9. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Stupid from Luiz. He has had a Motm performance too. Now he misses the City game. Great stuff. This game has been a complete mess. Poor from both Conte and some players.
  10. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Really poor performance. We just never got going from the start.
  11. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Shocking defending on that set piece.
  12. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Cesc has been ineffective in a further forward position. Best to start him from the bench in these games.
  13. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Why is Cesc so against crossing the ball in?
  14. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Only Luiz and Courtois switched on so far. If we do not change it at HT we will lose. I feel Conte underestimated Arsenal by playing Cesc with Kante. Willian has been very predictable and poor. I would bring on Bakayoko for Willian and push Cesc further up. I think even Arsenal are surprised how bad we are.
  15. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    We should be losing. We have been shocking.
  16. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    The ball just goes straight back and we lose possession. I'm guessing Cesc was put in for us to keep the ball but its not really working if we can not bring the ball out of defence.
  17. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Cahill has to bring the ball out. There is always one spare defender to bring the ball out in this system. There is more pressure on Luiz and Azpi on the ball than Cahill.
  18. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Struggling to bring the ball out from the left.
  19. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Really poor from Pedro that. Unlike him.
  20. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Can not understand the Bakayoko and Rudiger absence from the starting 11. I have a feeling we will be over run in the midfield.
  21. Chelsea 6 FK Qarabag 0

    It might sound weird but I think Bats needs to concentrate on not trying to score so much. Its like he always feels the need to move in a forward direction and shoot. He needs to play with the others around him and look up more. The second he gets the ball around the box he is always thinking of making a way to find space to shoot. Sometimes there are better options. His performances remind me of Sturridge when he was a bench player here, trying to do too much to impress and always thinking to shoot when near the box so they can get that goal that makes their performance seem better than it was. If Bats becomes more of a team player he will be useful.
  22. Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2

    Decision making at the end was bizarre. It was like watching kids play football. Baka Motm for me. Handled Mahrez very well. We doubled up on him quite well today anytime he had the ball there was at least two players. Kante was amazing too but have to give Bakayoko a shout considering he is new to the league. Rudiger did quite well too.
  23. Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2

    Both Azpi and Courtois. Azpi trying to be too casual and there is no way Courtois should think he can win a 50/50 ball in the penalty area. Just let Vardy have the ball can not see him doing too much damage from that angle.
  24. Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2

    Has Azpi set up all of Morata goals so far? I can't remember who got the assist in the Burnley game. Moses delivery is so poor for a winger. So many of his crosses get intercepted. Should have had a couple of goals in that half.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    The one transfer I do not understand is Llorente. How did we manage to mess that one up. Considering our strong spanish bond in the team and Conte being a former manager I thought that would be one easy deal. Shocking how we managed to mess that one up. God knows which strikers we are going to get Morata and Bats is not enough.