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Everything posted by Martin1905

  2. Whoever comes in to replace Sarri, will he be given more than six months before the vast majority on here turn against him? What happens if the new man gets one outfield signing this summer and one loan purchase? Will it all be his fault? Do we just give each manager 6 months and then if it's not good enough just sack him and move onto the next one? People moan that someone like Zidane would be mad to come here because of the board, he'd also be mad to come here because if it doesn't work within 6 months most fans will want him sacked.
  3. So bring on Kovacic or Barkley for Kante or Jorginho and people wouldn't moan? He has the options he has, which has very little to do with him. I remember another manager that never made subs before about 80 miniutes. Would much rather have a manger that makes subs early, personally. Maybe, maybe not but we've been here before when a manager sticks to one formation and we all think we no better. I hope not, never want to see a back 5 again, there's a good reason nobody uses it. Our last three managers have been pretty much the same. Same core of players playing the same formation every game. Conte changed formations after 8 games. After that he was as predictable as Sarri, so much so a lot of people moaned about it. If everyone is fit I can pick the Liverpool, Tottenham and City line up pretty much every week with the exception that Pep may make a change or two in certain games.
  4. Well soon Sarri will be gone, I think by next week if Sunday is anything like the game a couple of weeks ago. It will be ok though, whoever comes in can drop Jorginho, move Kante to a position he has never played with Barkley and Kovacic next to him and CHO will play more instead of Pedro and Willian. Azpilicueta will still play, Emerson may get more game time above Alonso. Instead of bringing on Barkley for Kovacic, has anyone who moans about this actually seen the alternatives or complete lack of, he can bring on Jorginho and Willian or Pedro will come on for CHO with Giroud coming on for Higuain. Give it 6 weeks and everyone will be moaning about the same things they are moaning about now. Why the substitutions are always the same, why we play the same predictable team etc.
  5. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Fanboy? Did you not read the part where I said I have no feelings for Sarri whatsoever and would not care at all if he got sacked? How am I a fanboy when I don't even particularly like Sarri? I think people have given him a ridiculous amount of grief for very little reason. He deserves some criticism and probably won't be here next season but some of our fans have been an absolute embarrassment. You yourself were claiming a few weeks ago he was criticising 'non white players ' for no reason and was pretty much insinuating he was being racist. Last night he has been given stick for taking off an injured player for a player that plays in the same position and not sticking a forward on and risking getting totally embarrassed. Again, try reading as I didn't say that did I? No, he had sold half of them by then and the other half wanted to leave. The brilliant team in their prime was now 2 years older and had been decimated by Conte. Look at the squad when Conte arrived and look at it now. Not even remotely the same. You can thank one man for that.
  6. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Humble pie? That's brilliant. I'd rather anyone, including Sarri, than Conte. Comparing the two is pointless, Conte took over a team with a lot of players in their prime, pissed most of them off, sold a load of them and spent a fortune on absolute ****. He then threw his toys out the pram and acted like a petulant child. This is the same man that walked out on a club he had spent most of his career at because he didn't get his own way. Regardless of what Sarri does or does not do the correct decision was to get Conte as far away from this football club as possible. I've said this a few times now but I'll repeat it, I have no feelings to Sarri whatsoever, I do not care at all if he gets sacked but the grief he has had is embarrassing. It's ok though, he will be gone soon and we have CHO so everything will be fine.
  7. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Sort of agree with this, although he has very little choice due to the squad. Not bringing on CHO seems to be the Only real reason people moan about his subs. The fact that he's getting criticised for taking off an injured player for a player that plays the same position tells you everything. He can do nothing right by some.
  8. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Yeah ok. Sarri take a of an injured right back and plays 2 centre halfs, we conceded 2 late goals and everyone would have just been like, never mind at least he tried something.
  9. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    I'd have bought Giroud on at half time and gone two up front. That would have made sense. Coming up with a make shift formation, because someone has a knock, would have been madness. He would have been absolutely slaughtered if he had done it and we conceded again.
  10. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Interesting formation we would have been playing then. 2 centre halfs plus Alonso I assume as a back 3 and then what? Can't imagine many, if any managers that would have done that, regardless of the scoreline.
  11. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    For the first half hour, up until their goal we were very good. After that it was game over, we have no character, no passion, no fight, no hunger, nothing. I can't remember the last time we went behind and came back to win. It's probably not that long ago but it seems an absolute age. I doubt anybody is in the slightest bit confident of us getting anything out of a game when we conceded first.
  12. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    So you would have kept him on if he had picked up a knock?
  13. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    He also didn't look to annoyed or suprised at being taken off.
  14. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    This has been fairly obvious for a while, some just have a pure dislike for the manager and want to blame him for everything, which is funny considering some of them were the biggest Conte apologists going.
  15. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Agree, it was a funny game. We didn't play particularly bad just lacked a cutting edge in the final third. United hit us on the counter twice and defended well. Ironically it was a very typical Mourinho performance.
  16. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Sarri apologists, that's very good bob, change last years managers name and use the term used for his fan boys when they were making ridiculous excuses for him. Not seen any excuses for Sarri, just a realisation from some that we are where we are as a club and the current manager is the last person to blame. For what it's worth Azpilicueta came over at the end and people were screaming at him why he came off, he was pointing to his leg and looked like he was saying he picked up a knock. Blaming a manager for taking off an injured player is a new low, even for this place.
  17. Chelsea vs Manchester United

    Just be thankful it's not Barkley! Only just remembered it's an early kick off so got to run now or I'm gonna be late, pre match pints in the evening go down too well!!!!! 3-1 to us!!!!!! Come on Chelsea!!!!!!!
  18. Can someone please explain to me why our players, or more importantly which ones, are more suited to playing a back 5. The only one I can think of is Azpilicueta who was outstanding playing as a centre half. I'm sure some would argue Alonso and even if I agreed with that, which I don't, are people really wanting us to change to a back 5 to get the best out of Alonso and Azpilicueta? I'd also like to know how playing an extra defender will help us create or score more goals, which has clearly been our biggest problem this year.
  19. Been saying this for ages. Some people made up this myth that our entire defence was not suited to playing as a back 4, the most basic of basic things. Something they would have been doing from the day they started playing as a boy. It was just an excuse for Conte when some of us were calling for him to change to a back 4, it's now used to have a pop at Sarri, mostly from the same people.
  20. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    I like Kovacic, think he's a very tidy footballer that is being asked to be something he's not. Full credit to him for giving it his best but he's never going to be what Sarri wants him to be. A simple change to 4231 with Kante alongside either Kovacic or Jorginho in a double pivot and with a bit of work with have potentially a very good pairing. As the the three in front of them, obviously Pedro Hazard Willian would be first choice but it would potentially get the best out of Barkley and Loftus Cheek too, allowing them more attacking freedom with less defensive responsibility.
  21. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    Not entierly true. Up until Conte switched formations against Arsenal at half time he played 4141 with Kante as the deepest behind Matic and Oscar. It was clear from day one that although he didn't play badly he was completely wasted. Conte got a fair bit of stick for it and rightly so. Almost all Chelsea fans were moaning that he wasn't a typical dm and shouldn't be played as the deepest midfielder. He was nowhere near as effective sitting in front of the back 4 and mopping up. It's funny how many have bought into the media narrative that he's now being played out of position and should be played further back.
  22. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    I think he's very, very lucky to be anywhere near a match day squad, let alone be getting on the pitch. He needs to either sign a new contract and then maybe be given more time or go back to playing for the reserve's.
  23. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    I thought it was a really well worked goal from them. A sloppy ball from Luiz and no need for it at that point of the game but from then on just a very good goal.
  24. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    Had the **** kicked out of us for 90 miniutes Very good result considering.
  25. I'm with TVF, went to a lot of games and there was hardly any actual booing, however there was a lot of this sung.