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  1. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    Unless there are some injuries I've missed I expect; Mendy Azpi - Christensen - Rüdiger James - Kovacic - Jorginho - Chilwell Mount - Werner Havertz
  2. Sums it up for me. When on form and injury-free he’s a real asset with pace and directness that this side screams out for. But his hamstrings are a joke. Personally I find it very strange that the club can’t seem to manage this problem better. Yes it’s more difficult with players doing many sprints and who are explosive. But I’d expect more from the club, maybe I’m being unfair and ignorant here but it seems strange that a club of our size and budget can’t manage a pair of hamstrings.
  3. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4

    Of course. He also sees it the whole way and it only bends slightly. Yes it’s a hard shot but he really should be saving that. Slow reaction, bad technique and short arms caused that goal. Not an outstanding effort from Zaha.
  4. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4

    In a short word I'm sure even you can grasp - no.
  5. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    What a novelty. I wonder if their manager has coached them that or if that is just ingrained in them because... well they are footballers?
  6. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4

    It is and that's why I referred to the replay of the goal. It is just so so clear why he can never be a top class keeper when you see that. If you can't reach to the bar when you jump then you will have a problem.
  7. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4

    Look at the slowmotion. If he has normal length on hs arms and a functioning gk technique he gets a hand on that. It's absolutey not unstoppable. It just looks like that because of who is in goal. Of course he can't get there in time - he concedes far less ipressive shots than that on a regular basis. I'm convinced that any top class keeper gets a hand on that. It's far out, he has free sight. No excuses. But it has always been like this when we discuss Kepa. It's either the defenders fault or the shot was just so good. It happens regularly and the only common denominator has been the keeper. But keep digging for all I care. The proof is in the pudding, a very average keeper from Ligue 1 who was fourth choice GK at Marseille five seasons ago has just strolled through the gates of Cobham and took the #1 jersey by just showing up. You laughed off that signing and was wrong (as you often are with anything kepa related).
  8. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4

    Unstoppable for Kepa absolutely. There's no way he can reach that. A real goalie would have saved that quite easily.
  9. FC Porto 0 Chelsea 2

    A bit of a jole the game will be played in Spain so close to Porto. They already play in a soft league, now they hardly have to break a sweat getting to the game while we will add more travelling hours to an already hectic schedule. Anything other than this eleven will be a huge surprise. It's simoly impossible to start Alonso and Zouma after the latest debacle. Such performances simply has to come with concequences. The same should be true for Jorginho but since Kanté is injured we have no other option. Mendy Azpi Christensen Rüdiger James Jorginho Jovacic Chilwell Mount Werner Havertz
  10. Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 4 of the Day Kepa can't even cover the whole goal up to the bar when he jumps. It's like watching womens football when the goalies are left with no chance to save if the shot is made just under the bar.
  11. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Like I predicted a good 4-5 seasons ago football is killing it self very, very slowly. Continue like this, with finances going down (average age of people consuming PL football is old, the younger crowd don't care about football) and main competitions clearly being bent. Football will find itself being irrelevant faster than people think is possible. Personally I'm close to just pack it in after having watched Chelsea for 25+ years. Just doesn't feel the same anymore. The players we have are also not the type of players you care for very much. Mason Mount is about it to be honest. Maybe Reece James. The rest of them are just meh to me. VAR was probably the final nail in the coffin. A joke all around. Goals being chalked off for a big toe being just offside while the technology isn't good enough to capture the exact moment the ball is played. The only thing VAR has accomplished is that they can cheat with replays (instead of having to do it real time).
  12. Cash in? What team will pay any sort of money that's worth considering for us? It's a covid-19 market, we don't even know if there is a market in the summer. He's made of glass, it is a little bit unsettling that these things can't be picked up on during the medical. But it is what it is and we just have to accept that he will stay here for the time being. With any luck we manage to do what B Munchen and Real managed to do with Robben. If not, he'll be just another big money transfer that flops here. There have been quite a few since Roman took over, so there's nothing new with that.
  13. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5
  14. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    ...and diabolical defending. Still can’t get the performances of Alonso and Zouma out of my head. ****ing hell, it was almost like they tried to concede.
  15. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    Sorry, but I’m not buying this. We have been top four in March. So how can it be gone or a loss like this brushed off since finishing top four was going to be difficult? Sure if we continue to produce results like this we’ll be ****ed. But to claim that top four is very, very difficult when we are fighting it out with West Ham and Spurs is a bit of a joke really. We have no one but ourselves to blame if we manage to miss out. Time for the players to stand up and perform. Far too many diabolical performances today (as you rightly point out). Zouma is a player that can produce good performances but he isn’t one to do it consistently. That can be said about far too many “key” players in this squad.
  16. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    Kurt Zouma. He is simply a joke of a defender. How bad has he been today? It’s almost like he doesn’t want to play for the rest of the season.
  17. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    Of course he doesn’t. Not one of them can function in a back four. Well, Azpi can if he plays at RB. Other than that they are all **** in a back four. In a back five with two defensive mids ahead of them they can function. But it comes at a cost of not enough goals scored. This is the balance Lampard struggled with for parts of his first season and basically every single game for his second.
  18. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    They cannot cope with success either. They are basically unable to stay consistent and very quickly seek to think they are some sort of champions. In reality there are no winners in this squad. 4-1 now. Another lesson on how not to defend.
  19. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    Played off the park against WBA managed by Sam Allardyce. Zouma is all over the place. Alonso ditto. This could very well get ugly. Plus, a bad result against Porto and we all know how these iron-willed mentally strong giants reacts to any sort of headwind. It could go downhill very quickly.
  20. Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 5

    Tuchel honeymoon over? We are back to defending like a bunch of absolute morons. Alonso, Zouma, and Jorginho has been diabolical. Thats 3 points given away. Really really pissed off. Why did he feel he needed to change a winning combo at the back?
  21. Chelsea 2 Everton 0

    Mount is already a star.
  22. Because their relative performance was better. Based on their respective clubs, squads and performance I think those managers did a better job.
  23. Tuchel - won against Liverpool and Everton, knocked out Atletico Madrid and progressed in the FA Cup. Mourinho - Won against Palace, Fulham, Villa and lost against Arsenal and got knocked out of the Europa. City - won agaist Wolves, Fulham and Soton. Lost against United while knocking out B Mönchengladbach and progressing in the FA Cup. I can agree it's a bit weird from a result perspetive that Pep isn't in the mix, but then again JM rarely was when he won almost always with us in his first stint.
  24. Official: Chelsea Sign Timo Werner

    Sure, but a far fairer comparison is Abraham vs Giroud and Werner vs Pulisic/Mount/Havertz imo. Werner isn’t a typical #9. It’s not like Giroud and Abraham isn’t playing because of Werner. Mostly he hasn’t been played on that central role. Bang on. That was my point really.
  25. Official: Chelsea Sign Timo Werner

    Although it is easy to write him off I do think that if he starts to put some of those easy chances away he'll be looking at 15-20 goals/season with another 10-15 assists to his name (all comps). With that comes an increased confidence and we all know what confidence (or lack thereof) will do to a player. This season so far he's got 10 goals and 7 assists - that's 17 goal contributions. No one in the squad tops that, Abraham comes closest with 12+4. I haven't given up on him yet.