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  1. Past hour
  2. Norwich v Chelsea

    I'm already waiting for the 4231 to be dropped. That's the problem, not any individual player. Rudiger won't transform a defence that is getting run at 5 times a game Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Super Frank Thread

    Agree Jody Morris will be useless as a no2. I don't know how good of a coach lamps is on the training ground. I have doubts about it. All good managers have assistant coaches which bare a burden on the training ground. Avram grant got the guy from Barcelona. Jose had Steve Clarke. Ferguson had the Portuguese fella. Coaches like Pepe and sarri are kinda uncommon in how hands on they are on the training pitch. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Graeme Souness feels Cesar Azpilicueta responsible for horror Chelsea start https://www.thestatesman.com/sports/graeme-souness-feels-cesar-azpilicueta-responsible-horror-chelsea-start-1502790010.html
  5. The targets for next summer

    He looks good but some Brazilian's can be hit or miss when they come to Europe look at Gabriel Barbosa for example they were calling him the next neymar and he end up flopping at inter Everton Soares could be worth a gamble if we can get him at the right price
  6. Today
  7. Joao Felix

    This kid going to be the next big thing
  8. Super Frank Thread

    As soon as Lampard was appointed manager I entered in the "I don't care mode" for this season. I just hope he is given time to develop something useful, but I still think his appointment never made sense in the first place.
  9. Chelsea - Leicester

    I think Lamps is trying to do away with the Sarri-Antonio-Mourinho slow build up system at the expense of position keeping and at the expense of leaving the defense exposed. Not only that but his players got tired after 20-25 minutes of play and Leicester (!) dominated the game, inside Stamford bridge as well. It was dismal,
  10. Chelsea - Leicester

    I thought Emerson was as poor as usual in the first half. Indeed it looked like we should shift LB from second priority in the transfer market, up to joint first. I thought he had a better second half however, even when everything around him had gone to pot. I don't say he was good, but I felt he was definitely better.
  11. Chelsea drew 1-1 against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon in what was meant to be a joyous occasion, welcoming Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea can count themselves lucky that they came away without a defeat in the end, with Leicester having the better of the second half. Lampard will have limited positives […]View the full article
  12. Chelsea - Leicester

    Yesterday we were outplayed, for the first time in years by a midtable team. Against Utd we were unlucky, yesterday we were outplayed.
  13. Chelsea - Leicester

    United away and Leicester at home... Funny thing is that in two previous seasons with Conte and Sarri we also took one point from these games so it's nothing new.
  14. Norwich v Chelsea

    It's 5 am the next day and I'm still raging over Willians pathetic performance yesterday against Leicester. Wanker.
  15. Chelsea - Leicester

    I know we are a work in progress but only 3 games into the season and we are already talking about the same thing every game. Show positives, play well, create chances BUT we do not convert them and then concede because of stupid mistakes at the back (including pre-season, we have only one clean sheet in 10 games. ONE!). Lampard's sentiment is gonna wear thin if the same thing keeps on happening and especially if we don't start picking up results soon.
  16. The targets for next summer

    Kane Pulisic-Mount-CHO Jorginho-Kante Chilwell-Rudiger-Christensen-James Kepa
  17. Chelsea - Leicester

    Think zouma remains a problem, once again not for having a poor game, or making mistakes, but by being unable to work in a high press. And his positioning is also a bit disappointing considering his other shortcomings. second half was as bad as it gets. Bullied, esp once giroud left, because then we lost all second balls and could not keep possession. Another 15 minutes and Leicester would’ve easily won the match. lots of work to do and I’m worried by what I see from Lampard. I’m yet to see an improvement coming from the locker room. His subs rarely improve the team and are ill-timed.
  18. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I dont think there is a better GK except maybe Ederson in terms of distribution in the PL. Long pass, short pass, left foot, right foot... he is very good. Shot stopping is also very good, obviously. Does anybody else think hes maybe put a bit more muscle mass on this season. Or am I blind.
  19. Chelsea - Leicester

    But it was the same in pre-season and really the defensive structure of the whole team hasnt drastically changed bar the Liverpool performance. Yes we are only say 10 games (including pre-season) into Lampard's tenure so this could come as premature but I am a bit concerned with how we concede so many chances and look so bad defending set plays. For me, it is similar to how Andre Villas Boas' team got on defensively. Couldnt stop conceding chances from open play, unorganised at set plays and eventually goals started going in and it was a matter of could Chelsea get back into the game. Without an improvement defensively as a team (although I think AC-Zouma both played decent today as a pairing but I mean as a whole from front to back) and seeing as we lack a top striker to bail us out, we could potentially end up dropping points. As for the attacking play, yeah it is good and exciting at times as well as the high press but there were also elements again in some of our games very similar to how we played under Sarri at times, very congested in middle. We also arent as composed in some phases of the game as we could be and that is also resulting in us turning the ball over and getting done on transitions far too often. Again with time, like the defensive structure, I really hope it improves. I have seen a lot of positives so far with Frank, the high press when it works is really good (example first 15 mins today), as well as the more direct attacking play (although still gets congested at times) and obviously trying to integrate the academy kids. I was apprehensive about his appointment and still think theres been alarms like I said similar to Villas-Boas' team defensively and for me, most good teams are built on a good defensive structure and shape. Liverpool, Spurs and City without the ball, press from the front. Theyve all bought into it and the distances are good, then if they dont win it they drop back in and are organised. We used to be very organised under Jose and Conte, being able to grind out results. Man United with Fergie as well could grind games out if they werent playing great. Basically if you cant keep goals out from set plays or concede too many big chances (think of Brendans Liverpool team that finished 2nd), your going to have to end up scoring 3 or 4 goals every game. Teams that have to score 3 or 4 goals a game because they cant keep a clean sheet dont traditionally win leagues or cups. Its probably easier to keep clean sheets than need to score 3 or 4 goals a game.
  20. 9. Tammy Abraham

    but we are not a small club. I’m just telling you, from experience, what can happen, not what I want to happen. The scenario you picture is a nice one, but the ones I’ve experienced are far less rosy. football is a game of imposition, and the physically, not to mention experience, of the senior players does make a difference. We were bullied today at home by Leicester city. They won all second balls esp after Tammy came on. That’s why you don’t throw many youngsters in the starting xi at once. Do it gradually to retain balance and remain competitive. They develop better that way too. strikers need confidence and Tammy must not be feeling very confident today. Did you see that shot in row z? He was very bad when he came on. People will focus on those 2 good plays, but he was bad at everything else. We were unable to keep possession, hence why we got bullied and Leicester were the far better side in the second half.
  21. Norwich v Chelsea

    Not as easy as that. In all realism we should of walked all over Leicester (as far behind the other teams going for top 4 we are better than them still in my eyes) in all probability but didnt do it. We could have an off day or they play a blinder. They can threaten teams, Newcastle spent big money on a few good players and Norwich played them off the park playing good attacking football. Fair enough we aren't Newcastle but the circumstances can change if we play very poorly or dont match their work rate etc. Stranger things have happened. Pukki is interesting though, never did much at Celtic up in Scotland yet hes scored say however many goals in the last 2 years as well as 4 goals in 2 games in the PL. Their full backs are young talented boys as well who can affect the game in the final third.
  22. Chelsea - Leicester

    Doesn't mince words here. I'm glad that he acknowledges the problem and has admitted that we were absolute tosh in the 2nd half of the game. First step towards fixing the problems.
  23. Yesterday
  24. 19. Mason Mount

    I think he's likely to end up as our top scorer this season, he gets himself in scoring positions time after time.
  25. Norwich v Chelsea

    Pukki is on ahot streak but their other players are shit. We should walk all over them.
  26. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    I was expecting kungfu clearance and then the ball bouncing back into Leicester goal. Turned out into casual clearance and then nothing. Dissapointed.
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