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  1. Chelsea 7 Norwich City 0

    Well the rule changes this year which encourages referees to allow more fouls to go unpunished in order to let the game flow, did not benefit ironically Werner this season when his goal against Southampton was chalked off due to the softest of contacts that occurred 3 phases prior to his goal.
  2. Chelsea 7 Norwich City 0

    Yep. The 7th goal looked more of a marginal offsides than Werner’s goal that was ruled out at Anefield last season.
  3. Chelsea 7 Norwich City 0

    It’s so noticeable. When we had just JT for years and wining, it’s all they wanted to talk about. But now that we have more academy first teamers than the top 4 combined, they’ve suddenly gone silent.
  4. Chelsea 7 Norwich City 0

    Now 3 and hopefully counting…
  5. Brentford 0 Chelsea 1

    Well, they held up nicely for 70 odd minutes after which they gradually fell apart as they resorted to old school long ball/ lump the ball into the box tactics which didn’t favor Sarr, Trevor and even Christensen. Rudy and Silva would’ve dealt with those aerial balls without drama. Anyway, kudos to the boys for digging out and riding their luck to the 3pts.
  6. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    Those are two different types of players notwithstanding they are both goal scorers (only similarity). You might as well compare Makelele with Lampard since they were both midfielders.
  7. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    It’s becoming shamefully obvious.
  8. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    Paul Tierney tried his best to tilt the field in Pool’s favor (even gave Pep a yellow for dissent against milner’s non-second yellow) but alas the game ended in a draw. Perfect result for CFC. Onward and upwards.
  9. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    Thanks. For a minute I was wondering whether I watched a different game. Lukaku on this team gives us a different dimension. Last season we drew home and away against Southampton and lost to Arsenal at home: 2pts from those 3 games. We already have 6pts out of 2 of those fixtures. Lukaku will score a lot of goals for us so I’m not concerned. He will also keep defenders busy by his physique, size and speed. What we need is pacy players around him with intelligence to move into dangerous positions around Lukaku and decisiveness to pick out the right pass at the right time. Kai & Ziyech haven’t looked the part. Werner, Mount and possibly Pulisic better fit the description albeit with varying weakness concerns as well. Nonetheless it’s a work in progress. Lastly, I don’t put any meaning into Lukaku always throwing up his hands: it’s a bad habit he’s always had since Chelsea first signed him at 18.
  10. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    Is hate to think it’s corruption but when an England ref officiates a CL or Euro game, they tend to be much more fair in their work. In some of those games, I ask myself whether it’s the same incompetent referee from England. Mike Oliver is a good example.
  11. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    Sadly one of countless exhibits on how laughable the officiating is in England.
  12. Chelsea 3 Southampton 1

    In fairness, no one saw both RLC & Barkley anywhere near playing meaningful mins coupled with Saul being so awful in his first appearance (which has set him further back). As you noted, good thing Marina kept her red bottom stiletto down in insisting on an option to buy and as opposed to an obligation.
  13. Juventus 1 Chelsea 0

    I agree. Both Alonso and Ziyech need to be replaced with Chilwell and Werner.
  14. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 1

    So far this season (small sample size and all), our main area for improvement are the two 10 positions supporting Lukaku. Hence in retrospect, that partly explains the lean towards a 352 in the last 1.5 games. This exposes Lukaku’s poor pressing even more. Tuchel needs to sort out his tried and tested 3421 which gives us better balance overall.
  15. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 1

    For me, the difference is for the first time against Pep - especially with all the pundits saying Chelsea are favorites - Tuchel coached like he felt pressure of being proclaimed as favorites to win the league. Part was due to injuries to Mount and subsequently James. Part is due to the fact that Chilwell has struggled to win back his starting shirt (otherwise he’s perfect against City). But all in all, Tuchel wasn’t brave enough to adjust tactics at halftime when clearly we were fairly fortunate not to concede given all the set pieces they had in the first half. We lost because Tuchel wasn’t brave enough. He figured with a then 3 point lead let’s not lose the game and it cost us.