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  2. Chelsea v Barcelona

    Ermm. I think that was the game against Man City, which we won 3-1
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  4. 10. Eden Hazard

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  6. Michy Batshuayi

    I understand what you’re saying re: Costa. It’s one of the biggest problems with Michy - his presence up front is sometimes very poor, I agree. But we were playing with ten men at times with Costa when his head was turned, and Michy barely got a sniff. How is Michy going to improve at all if you don’t give him any serious minutes? Why couldn’t Conte take a small risk on dropping a very unproductive striker at the time? I do agree that Michy going on loan is best for all parties as it stands though. And Giroud is a great back up striker for sure, perfect conduit whilst Michy develops at BVB. The best thing about the 18 month deal is that it keeps our options open.
  7. Michy Batshuayi

    I even forgot about what you said towards the end of the post. It’s that, plus his constant need for a new target man, plus the things I’ve mentioned before... using Michy like he’s some sort of 17 year old academy product that can’t be trusted whatsoever. Of course Michy isn’t infallible - far from it - and I do understand that he doesn’t fit Conte’s system too well but I feel like Conte could’ve managed the Michy situation far better. He has his deficiencies but he isn’t a completely useless player.
  8. Chelsea v Barcelona

    This game is Conte first real test as Chelsea manager.
  9. Chelsea v Barcelona

    He wouldnt dare.
  10. Chelsea v Barcelona

    Shame. If this happen. Conte inviting the pressure.
  11. The English Football Thread

    Agreed but they set a precedent after Spurs- Arsenal in 91 which sort of made sense and to a lesser degree Sheffield Utd vs Wednesday in 93. Then we played Luton in 94 we had 45,000 they had about 14,000 and then even more stupid was having Man United- Oldham at Wembley. But the FA have to pay for the new Wembley so it's going to continue.
  12. The English Football Thread

    That be typical. I remember when Liverpool went out to Barnsley everyone was saying it was ours to lose.. And then we also went out to Barnsley... Different situation this time as more top sides in it. Not that matters as anyone can beat anyone
  13. The English Football Thread

    City going out has to be good. Here's hoping we don't get turfed out by Leicester!
  14. Michy Batshuayi

    I get you know pal, yeah maybe but Costa (this is going to sound odd) still when he was anonymous and not scoring he wasn't entirely ineffective (sometimes, not all the time, perhaps his fitness played a big part too he always seemed to have wee niggling injuries during the winter and second half of the season). He had a big effect at times even when he wasn't playing great, still occupied defenders, the more aggressive and physical side of his game was a bonus for us as we hadn't had somebody like that since Drogba (although they really were totally different players). Its a real pity Costa and Conte fell out because he has been excellent for Atletico since going back, hes been a huge miss for us although I'm a massive fan of Morata. Hazard false 9 I agree with, its pointless, Hazard and the team suffers. Plus when Hazard said we don't need another striker because he can play there I was quite shocked because his goal ouput could be better. hes got like 15 for the season in all comps but still think it can be better, not convinced either that hes got that ruthlessness (or maybe you could call it selfishness) that good strikers have. I'm not entirely sure Batshuayi ever did enough to convince Conte though, hes doing good things for BVB but I still think he may struggle to get back in if Conte is still here next year. Maybe he deserved more chances but like manpe said ultimately that first season where Michy rarely played at all until the second half of the season, we went on to win it with Costa having been pivotal, Conte's decisions seemed to work. I think at Dortmund Michy will get plenty of minutes, if a new coach comes in here at the summer and we don't potentially pursue a deal for Pulisic from them then odds are maybe he gets a second chance but still slim in my eyes. Giroud for me is a perfect second option (despite him being in his 30s) his game isn't based on pace, he holds it very well and links nicely with attacking midfield players. Morata will be better next season for having struggled during the last 2 months here too, he'll know that he needs to be fitter perhaps because there is no stopping period like Spain and Italy.
  15. The English Football Thread

    Josep was getting all pissy, Kyle Walker and Stones shown up, and the commentator as well. Well done Wigan with only 18% possession
  16. The English Football Thread

    Fuck that. I'd honestly rather Gooners win it.
  17. The English Football Thread

    Good they can't have everything They bloody better win this weekend though!
  18. The English Football Thread

    No quadruple for Pep. Wigan are the FA Cup masters against City
  19. Marco Asensio

    Asensio was outstanding for Real yesterday I would take him in a heart beat he would be perfect in a 4-2-3-1 formation who ever is the manager or head coach I hope we play that system next season
  20. The English Football Thread

    Get the point but at the same time why should whoever Spurs play lose out the case to play at Wembley in a cup final. Should never be there in the first place as makes the occasion less of a occasion.
  21. Michy Batshuayi

    He did the same this season and it hasn't exactly worked wonders. Hazard as a false nine is the last thing any of us wanted to see
  22. Jermaine Jenas has high hopes that Chelsea can frustrate Barcelona on Monday night The Catalans have been victorious in one of their last six Champions League games at Stamford Bridge READ MORE: Chelsea icon unsure over what future at the club holds Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes Chelsea can pull off a shock […]View the full article
  23. Eden Hazard is adamant he is happy at Chelsea despite talks of a move away Hazard has two years left on his current contract at the Blues Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are in the running to sign the forward READ MORE: Chelsea fans delighted that injured midfielder is missing Barcelona clash Eden Hazard isn’t […]View the full article
  24. Chelsea v Barcelona

    Eulogise it for character or whatever, but truth is we were crap in 2012 and got extremely lucky. Our previous sides like the 08/09 one deserve that praise and recognition (restricted one of the best Barcelona sides in history to precisely ZERO shots on target before that Iniesta goal), but history only remembers the winners.
  25. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez insists it was best for Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund on loan Batshuayi is vying for a spot in Martinez’s squad for the World Cup in Russia READ MORE: Chelsea vs Barcelona – Predicted Blues line-up Michy Batshuayi made the correct move in leaving Chelsea to join Borussia Dortmund on […]View the full article
  26. Michy Batshuayi

    I wouldn't call that unfair if he really did what he believed was the best for the team, and with these decisions we did end up winning the title. What seemed unfair to me were those few times he subbed him on for literally some seconds deep into stoppage time. Unnecessary and humiliating imo. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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