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  1. Liverpool vs Chelsea

    Go all in for this one; Mendy Azpi Silva Rudiger CHO Jorginho Kovacic Pulisic Mount Werner Giroud
  2. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    He certainly isn’t the same player at WB as he is at LB. it’s subtle differences, but they are there nonetheless. I still think we should go with a more attacking LWB - such as Pulisic. Could he one way for us to be better in the final third. I don’t see any reason at all to have two FBs at WB. That’s too defensive.
  3. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    You’d be forgiven if you had mentioned that with a 100% conversion rate we would have scored 1 goal yesterday. What you have written now makes no sense. Shots on target? Only one troubled De Gea. The rest were routine. Agree with you. The balance in the attack is not right and we are too slow in our decision-making. Far too often the players take the path of least resistance. We need to be braver and more direct in the final third. Exactly! I thought I was the only one who had noticed. It was a ridiculous decision. Yes, both are leading with a high boot. Mount removes his, McTominay goes all in and hits Mason with his. How the ref thought that was a Man U free-kick is beyond me. Awful call.
  4. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Just like Sarri we don’t create enough chances. This time we create even less. Difference? Hazard. Lampard didn’t have Hazard so had to be more adventurous. That made us weaker defensively while conceding far too many due to Kepa being useless. I’ve said this countless times - without Hazard we need a more attacking set-up to score goals. Was laughed at in here. Well, I think it is pretty clear really. We don’t create more than 1-2 chances per game regardless of who we play. Not sustainable. I said at the time no way that’s a penalty. Greenwood clearly pushes Odoi’s hand to the ball. It actually looked to me that Greenwood tried to use his upper arm to get the ball with him but hit Odoi’s hand by mistake. A split second later Greenwood has his upper arm all over the ball. If that would have been given as a penalty it would have been a joke. The free-kick that created the situation even more of a joke - Mount being kicked down by a high foot from McTominay.
  5. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Kante was better second half with the ball but does commit far too often and loses his position. We got lucky on one or two occasions where he went wandering off. I simply don’t see him in this system - for me, and I’m amazed to admit to this, I prefer a Jorginho - Kovacic partnership.... Yet again we seriously lack the cutting edge. Just keeping the ball won’t win you games, although it makes life a lot easier for the three central defenders. But we simply have to be more adventurous if this is going to be a sustainable set-up long-term. MoM a toss up between Rudiger and Mount.
  6. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    That is an absolutely mad decision. Ziyech still on. He’s so negative it’s ludicrous.
  7. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    I’m surprised Tuchel hasn’t started one of Werner/Pulisic to have some pace up front. I think that has been a big mistake against this United defense.
  8. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    With Kante and Ziyech on we are essentially two men short. They have been quite shocking the both of them.
  9. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Greenwood hits Hudson-Odoi’s arm first. That’s why it hits his hand. No way is that a penalty. Plus, it’s not even their free-kick to begin with!
  10. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Would be nice to see Kante managing to not break down an attack. I’m really struggling to see what he’s supposed to offer this side.
  11. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Christensen was always decent as the baller in a back three. Put him in a back four or in Azpi’s/Rudigers positions and he becomes a different player. It’s fine to use him as long as we intend to play as a three. A back four is impossible with Christensen in it. Ditto Rudiger. I haven’t seen anything so far under Tuchel that makes me reconsider that.
  12. Claude Makelele

    Kante wouldn’t even make the bench in mine. A 25 man squad? Sure, on the fringes. Well he didn’t need to. He read the game instead of running away losing your position and giving the opposition acres of space to operate in. His passing game was definitely better than Kante. But he was no Fabregas sure.
  13. Claude Makelele

    Absolutely, no slight on Kanté, but he is nowhere near a Makelele. What Maka did, apart from controlling a game with his passing (Kanté cannot do that at all for example) is to win basically all tackles cleanly but at the same time stopping an attack, winning the ball and making a pass to a free teammate in the same tackle. Maldini had that skill as well and that's what separates truly world class players to pretenders like Kanté and Ramires and othe rhigh energy mids. Kanté will be remembered as a good midfielder with energy that lacked technical ability. He is essentially a better version of Ramires. Makelele is still widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders the game has ever seen. Kanté isn't on that level at all.
  14. I think Barkley could be an option for us in the two behind a central striker. Currently we have the following players that can operate in that space; Mount, Havertz, Werner, Pulisic, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi. At the moment, only Mount is clearly better than Barkley in that position imo with both Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi arguably being better as the wide midfielders behind the 2-1 up front. I don't foresee the club keeping Barkley, as we have spent too much on Ziyech and Havertz, and we also have Loftus-Cheek as an option there as well. We are certainly well stocked in that department!
  15. Official: Frank Lampard Sacked As Chelsea Head Coach

    Really? I can’t find many reasons why a manager would want a short-term contract with us. Like Tuchel himself stated in an interview recently. It bugged him at first but it doesn’t mean anything really. I don’t agree with him, of course it matters. A longer contract will give him a bigger payoff if he’s sacked. He doesn’t have many, if any, incentive to want a short contract.