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Everything posted by NoblyBobly

  1. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    They may have a lot more confidence about them now especially after the weekend. I'm happy packing the midfield for this one. We have enough players on that pitch that can do them some damage.
  2. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    I dont think formation wise you're far off Mark.
  3. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    To see that old Petre Cech head guard between the sticks again would be an incredible sight.....and good luck with the snow storm. Just raining cats, dogs and covid over here!
  4. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    ....and Cabs looks incredible nimble for a 39 year old...older than Cech actually!
  5. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    No thanks, it will just piss off my evening. Its one of those games where after about 10 mins you get a feeling which way its going. I'll come back home , open a beer and prepare myself. Whose our biased ref going to be? Are they bringing Graham Poll out of retirement for this one?
  6. Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0

    I can't watch the match annoyingly , so I'm going into radio silence to not hear score and watch it later. I'm going to go for a 2-2 result with United's 2 goals obviously being joke pens.
  7. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    The reason I picked the spurs match was because they were 3 nil up the same as we were 3 nil down. It had a kind of symmetry to it but feel free to throw in any random result...but yes we were ahead in Southampton game. Are you going to let me know if you want Lampard sacked yet or not. I keep asking nicely...I'm only curious.
  8. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Indeed! Lets cheer on Ajax and Porto now!!!
  9. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    For your first point , it would be lovely for everything to gel now...defence , midfield, attack...and soon I'm sure it will. The difference between myself and some negative posters is that they see no hope just more of the same or getting worse. I can't quite get my head round that doom and gloom prediction. As the Indians say " you eat your elephant one bite at a time" and yesterday we had a big bite. Point about crumbling. No matter how you spin it or how we got to 3-0 down in the first place, getting a draw from that position Is not crumbling its showing resolve and character. If we had been 3 nil up and drew the game you no doubt would have accused us of crumbling in that situation. I know which one I would prefer. You can't have it both ways. Spurs crumbled....their fans must be seething.
  10. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Anyone have any thoughts on Cechs inclusion in the squad. Do we really need 4 keepers because of Covid or is Kepa or Cabs off in the next window?
  11. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    The defence is a big plus...its huge plus because when the team feels secure about that other things fall into place. I big improvement , but then you say your not sure he knows how to fix the defensive shambles from SH game....well hasn't he just given you a little faith? We have not constantly crumbled when going behind this season. To come back from 3 nil down for instance down isn't crumbling. Ask Spurs about crumbling! We've had a handful of games. We've seen good and bad bits. What we haven't seen is any patience from us.
  12. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Yes I think there are a lot of different ways to view this game. Its easy to be over negative and easy to be over positive. The truth is somewhere in between. I think its fair to look at the subs not being used earlier ( I would have put Kova on for Jorge at half time) but the result was decent. Home advantage doesn't count for much without a crowd. The other teams in our group drew so a tricky game out the way with no real harm done. What we have all been craving for ( and moaning about) is some defensive calmness and stability. Aside from a couple of Zouma moments we got that. But then the cross hairs of the forum quickly point to another area that's not working. We have zero patience or tolerance for what Lampard and the players are trying to achieve. Last season and this are apples and oranges. Lampard has two totally different challenges. Last season was about making a silk purse from a sows ear, this year its an embarrassment of riches and how to mould them into a team...and they can't all play... There are going to be some grumpy players this season. Given the lack of preseason I'd like the coach to be given a bit of time without pressure to sort this out. Some people think he's going backwards I think he's making baby steps forward. But if things are not good by Xmas I accept his position will be looked at. That after all is Chelsea football club.
  13. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Depending on the game or the opponent I'd take him over either of those in a heartbeat. And you know they're both 4 foot tall right? Edit: I can't actually remember you "getting" anyone else's divergent opinions on players...but that might be me.
  14. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    The elephant in the room for me is Kova. He just has to play and I don't care at the expense of who. He seems to bind that midfield together, keeps possession well and adds muscle and weight. Seville weren't a big side but we just couldn't out muscle them. And they looked fit as butchers dogs. Every time we had the ball, 3 of them would be on us. By comparison we looked as fit as my dog ( whose just come out of life saving surgery so he's not great). I think we are carrying a few players who are not 100% . IMO this is the issue rather than a general lack of fitness.
  15. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Nice post. Can we start taking bets on how many pens we will concede on Saturday, and how many chances they will get to retake them if they miss. Its a given that we won't get a thing.
  16. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Yes we have to use our options. As you say Silva is 36 and totally not used to the Prem. He will need breaks. But all I personally desire is a run of games ( maybe 4 or 5) with Mendy, Chilwel, Silva, Zouma, Dave/James. I want to see if that lineup works. So far they have not let in a goal in 2 games. I have faith that we can score, I now need faith that we can defend. Of course AC, Tomorri, even Alonso will be needed but lets get our regular 5 established.
  17. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Yes I think the inference was that we were useless...if we weren't useless how would you describe us? And if your not saying he should be sacked, why are you saying he should be given more time. I'll give you my reasons....not a bad opening record.....8 games and one defeat to the champions when we played with 10 men for 45 mins. Another reason...I see defensive progress, I see a solid keeper, I see lots of goals, I see vital players like Pulisic regaining fitness, I see Zy playing his first few minutes. But yes I agree we do not look like a well oiled machine. What are your reasons for not sacking him at this point?
  18. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    No apologies Pete, I didn't mean you were moaning I said its all going to start on the forum, which will include the debunking of the oppo who are a fit well organised team with an established system. We admittedly are not but I am optimistic that we will be. But if we can keep grinding out results in the meantime ( one defeat in 8) then I can be patient.
  19. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    I'll ask again before I go to sleep. If YOU owned this football club when would you sack Lampard. You can speculate about Romans mindset all you like, but thats just speculation. You said 3 points tonight ( before and after the game) were the minimum requirement . He failed in your minimum attainment , so boss, are you sacking him in the morning, or after United game or when?
  20. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    ...and don't bet on Trump not being re elected would be my advice.
  21. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0 if we didn't get 3 points today , if you were the boss, Lampard should be sacked. I'm not trying to trap you or take your money, I simply want to know what you think. When I ask people a direct question like that they seem to go a bit coy.
  22. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Whats 3pys excuse me for asking?
  23. Chelsea 0 Sevilla 0

    Well your $20 is in the bank then.