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Everything posted by paulw66

  1. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    It tells me that we didn't replace Costa properly. In the 2016/17 Costa had close to 20 league goals by Janaury, by which time we had a healthy gap at the top to protect. do you think signing Candreva over Zappacosta would have made a blind bit of difference all the while we had incompentent strikers?
  2. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Well, Sarri is going to end up with almost the same number of points as Conte last season. What does that tell you? Players aren't up to it, in particular, at no9 Stick any one of Kane, Aubangayang, (sp), Aguero, Jesus, Rashford, Lukaku, Salah, Mane, Firmino maybe even Lacazzette into our squad from day 1 and I reckon we would be anywhere from 6-12 points better off.
  3. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    The first one, Pedro got in his way - not blaming either, I'd rather people went for it than watch it go in, just one of those things. That's ignoring the bloke had a free header in the first place Secondly.....It's a penalty kick. Blame the clumsy foul. One of those weird ones if Sigurdson had hit it well, he probably saves it and pushes it away, but because it was struck so poorly, he effectlively dives past it, and pushes it back into the danger area. Again, one of those things. Either way, both goals pail into significance because we sould have been 3-0 up at half time, and then once they scored, we weren't going to. Bigger issues than blaming the GK for 2 goals, both of whom have bigger blame attached elsewhere.
  4. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    We've spent loads of money recently. Pulisic deal already agreed. Nothing to suggest the purse strings are being tightened.
  5. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    I meant to check, and I have now, another incredible display of refereeing leniancy for our opposition. 17 fouls and 1 yellow. We were 2 from 9.
  6. Much different to 0-3 at home to Bournemouth and 1-4 at Watford just one year earlier, almost to the day?
  7. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    what about last season?
  8. New Stadium Plans

    According to Transfer we have spent 398m euro since winning the league in 2017 Shocking.
  9. Cardiff City vs Chelsea

    27k season ticket holders out of a home allocation of 36k/37k? Preusming members buy some tickets, that doesn't leave much room for tourists.
  10. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    What did you make of his pass through to Higuain in the first half? First time, pin point. Wasted.
  11. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Most probably. The difference at City is that he is a blank cheque book. It is amazing all the calls to sack Sarri - it wont change a thing. He inherited a team that finished 5th with 70 points. We will get (give or take a point or two) a very similar total this season. So on that basis, Conte and Sarri are both not up to it? Quite simply, we haven't replaced Costa. The output from our no9s has been shocking ever since, and is the primary difference between us, United, Arsenal and Spurs. Any new manager, whatever style of play is going to be stuck with forwards largely over 30 who are past their best. Unless we get Merlin or Harry Potter, things won't improve.
  12. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Why not? Been excellent recently
  13. Media / Press

    And Foden doesn't make it onto the field.... Should he bugger off to Bayern?
  14. Europa League

    It hasn't made much of a splash in the popular media, but worth noting Chelsea are charging £20 for adults, and just £5 for concessions to this year's Europe League games. A parent can take 2 children for a total of £30. Great value, and there are some decent teams in that competition. Really sensible from the club to try and make sure bums are on seats, and a great opportunity for parents who are priced out of it normally.
  15. Eden Hazard

    CHO, RLC and Christensen.
  16. Europa League

    Perfect draw really.
  17. Eden Hazard

    The above is a very sensible, hard-to-argue-with analysis of Willian, and our attack in general going forward. Saying he is "deadwood" is very different.
  18. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Juventus are going to win the CL and City will win the PL.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    Pretty certain that players out on loan are already registered with the club. The ban is for new registrations. Kovacic, I presume would not be able to be re-signed, as his loan ends at the end of the season, and any new agreement would be a new regstration. Higuain, I am not sure as his loan has an option to extend.
  20. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Lack of goalscorers doesn't explain how / why we collapsed and shipped 10 goals in 2 away games.
  21. Transfer Talk Topic

    Batshuyai, Abraham, Zouma, Kenedy.......the list goes on
  22. Transfer Talk Topic

    The bolded statement is true. Probably why we did the deal like this as opposed to agreeing a purchase in advance.
  23. Transfer Talk Topic

    I wonder if the bolded bit counts as a re-registration in the summer if the option is taken up?
  24. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    If you go back to 2004-2006 - Terry, Gallas, Carvalho all chipped in. Then you had Lampard, Essien, Gujohnsen, Robben, Duff, Drogba, Cole Later, add Ballack, Ivanovic, Malouda, even Kalou, Anelka. Even Cahill in the more recent past was good for a few goals. With regards to knowing how to stop us - well we are doing it ourselves by not picking players who score. Desperately need a goalscoring midfield player who actually gets picked. The defenders could help by nabbing the odd goal too. How many times did JT, Ivanovic or Gallas dig us out of hole by popping up at a corner?
  25. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    I've said it before but you can't pick that midfield 3 against teams who aren't going to come out and play (basically anyone outside the top 6) Kante, Jorginho, and Kovacic have played 6409 PL minutes collectively, and discounting one penalty by Jorginho, they have scored 4 goals in open play, one every 1602 minutes, or one goal evey 17.80 matches individually. So if that 3 play together, you can expect one goal every 6 matches between them (not each). Take it further, 3 of those goals were away from home, the 4th at home to City, so zero goals at Stamford Bridge against a team who is going to play for a draw (the bottom 14). Compare that with RLC and Barkley who have 6 goals across 1409 minutes, so they are averaging a goal every 2.6 matches between them. So if both were playing, you could expect a goal every 1.3 matches. I appreciate the sample size for Barkley and RLC is a lot lower, but I think it demonstrates a point. Throw the above in with the fact that yesterday's back 4 has zero PL goals in open play. Both Rudiger and Luiz have one each from a corner. So if you are Wolves, Leicester, Southampton or Everton, against whom we have scored 1 goal at home in total across 4 games*, you can stick 8 or 9 men behind the ball and you need to stop just 3 players. * in three of those games, the midfield 3 was Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic.