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Everything posted by quickpassnmove

  1. Júnior Firpo

    Should be buying someone like this, along with another CB, a new striker and another attacker for RW or whatever. Four Excellent players would make us a real threat again --but that CF position is always a tricky one for Chelsea to fill after Didier <sob>. The rest will be depth from our young players and probably keeping Pedro as a backup (selling Willian, that is).
  2. Chelsea - Man City

    I may have just pooped my pants. Too much coffee or N'golo Kante?
  3. Chelsea - Man City

    wake me up when it's over.
  4. Chelsea - Man City

    With what we have in the squad, I would rather see a change in CM, left back and just get rid of the RW in favor of a 4-3-1-2 formation, letting Eden move around freely behind Morata and Giroud --even letting Morata slide around because clearly he is total shit as a CF in the Premier League. Play either Kovacic, Barkley, or RLC or TWO of them with Kante in CM. I completely disregarded the transfer of Jorginho in the summer because even though he's a pretty good passer, I knew he lacked speed and strength. All dubious that it will ever work well with him as a deep CM. Seems dumb to me, but we will see how it turns out in months to come. Need some new striker(s) and different winger(s) in the lineup/bench to make the system work as Sarri imagines it. Just seems like our side is going to be reduced to passing the ball between, CBs, Jorginho, Hazard and back again for 70% possession and rarely finishing for the rest of the season unless some things are changed.
  5. General Transfer Talk

    Goals for the very near future? Buy: one rising star striker with strength up against defenders one centre back, consider Jadon Sancho or find a top RW consider a new fullback WORK ALL THREE CHO, RLC, AND EA INTO THE SQUAD.
  6. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I have to add: now is different from Chelsea's titles in the past 7 years however. Chelsea will not defend their way to title (especially without J.T., superman) and we don't have a Didier or Diego to trouble defenders either. Now we have Pep, Juergen, and managers like Wolves' and Bournemouth to contend with. I think things have changed and Chelsea need go in fully for a real transition this time. No idea if Maurizio Sarri is an answer; so far, a manager has NOT been the answer (just as AVB has turned up again in discussion here).
  7. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I would say the 2004/2005 season.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Another November goes by and it's time to stop watching CFC unless we know that CHO, RLC and EA are getting into the lineup somehow. Eden Hazard's career is going by without top notch player around him --which is something I would argue we lacked during Didier's career too. Not the least bit surprised. This squad got to 55% of what Maurizio wants over a month or so ago and just cannot go further. Now it's up to the manager to start making changes. Changes have been due for some weeks IMO. And what about Morata? Can't fix that, I think. He should try another league probably. Oh... and are we in transition? FFS, this club has been in half-ass transition for a decade IMO, never fully transitioning to something and often reversing due to lack of quality and scoring in the squad. This is the fault of leadership at the club's offices.
  9. Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

    No penetration in the middle, predictable on the wings and poor from fullback. Same thing again.
  10. Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    Put RLC in, but don't expect miracles with this squad around him.
  11. Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    Wow, this forum is dead! I agree with Blue Armour on the midfield and I will say the same thing on how our midfield works with our defensive line and attacking line, esp. noting our lack of impotence from fullback --not just because of who is playing fullback, but because we are not producing anything between our lines. I don't think think it comes down to not having a good striker or the wrong combination of midfielders and fullbacks or a lack of a good right winger. All the above, plus we do not produce anything punching the opponent straight up the gut; too many attacks arrive on the wings and go nowhere. I think by now every single opponent we face in the Premier League should know that they only need to shut down the wing areas and Chelsea offer almost nothing in combination play between CF and CM.
  12. The 'What Song Are You Listening To Now' Thread

    Turned 40 this year and I've never been so far away from current, quality pop/rock music. Stopped playing FIFA 2-3 years ago and noticed the soundtrack lost almost all of its rock edge anyway. Too lazy to listen to bandcamp and haven't logged into soundcloud much for two years. Is music dead right now and nothing else retro to cannibalize? I'm sure Lady Gaga ain't gonna use black metal influences next, so not sure WTF anyone is going to do that sounds fresh. Help.
  13. Christian Pulisic

    CFC will make all the money back on the transfer just from fan shop sales in the U.S. Jadon Sancho is a quicker player with better dribbling skills, but Pulisic has shown he can finish. I have no problem with this transfer and I'm also not a Pulisic fanboy. CFC probably need a much different player however. Pulisic is like an scrawny American version of Dele Alli. I think we need something different than this, but we'll give him a chance? Seems weird with Loftus-Cheek here already --again Chelsea make the money back on fan shop sales from the U.S.
  14. Chelsea 0-0 Everton

    Squad needs more talent; don't start on the manager already FFS.
  15. Chelsea 0-0 Everton

    Nice play by Gana and Gomes. Stuffed us. Good defending by Everton today. Can't really fault Morata much in this one( yea, he had chances and offside calls); I thought this match highlighted our deficiencies in MF and fullbacks. We just don't have enough to punch through like an elite side.
  16. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Off topic, but just going to share my current thoughts: Kante has been a good player to hold our side together while we have been severely lacking in other areas. If he wants to move on and we're going to use the money to sign more attackers and fullbacks, CBs, etc., etc., then so be it. What has been bizarre to me personally, as an American who doesn't have 4 decades of watching European football in my past, is how there haven't been more Didier Drogbas at the top level of European football. There are players I like (Hazard, Kante and others), but I would like Chelsea to find an indomitable CF again someday.
  17. 29. Álvaro Morata

    Hazard-Morata-Pedro/Willian just isn't enough. More disappointment awaits if that front line does not change in January and summer. I'm fine with Pedro staying as long as he wants; he won't be a first choice forward if Chelsea buy right, but he's a good backup.
  18. Chelsea 3-2 Derby County

    ...or push Barkley up and let Kante stay deep.
  19. Aaron Ramsey

    Vesper likes donkeywater in the morning. Did you have chocolate -AND- coffee for breakfast?
  20. Chelsea 3-2 Derby County

    Just put in another striker and cross more. Problem is, Sarri always starts Jorginho and gets 70% possession so what is a Kante supposed to do for 90 minutes???
  21. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Chelsea should be very aggressive for attackers in the January window and grab defenders and maybe another attacker in the summer. Getting attackers in January should mean Eden has better reasons to stay. I think (hope?) Madrid will be in a transition phase for 2-3 seasons even though their captain and some other strong players remain there. Eden Hazard coming to Madrid will NOT re-ignite the drive for more trophies while Ramos is young enough. However, if Madrid were to buy the top striker before the summer window or early, I suppose there would be greater reason to think Madrid can re-shape themselves quickly. So, this is one big reason why Chelsea should be grabbing 1 or 2 high quality players as early as they can --before Madrid or anyone else can act.
  22. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    We're one or two players away (departing club) from being a completely mediocre side with a few excellent players that turn heads.
  23. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    The problem begins with getting Mourinho back, not getting someone like Klopp as manager and the decisions thereafter. Apparently we have another manager who does NOT rotate, nor does he play young players often enough. For anyone who thinks that there's nothing wrongheaded about this management preference for experienced players only, you should look to Barca, RM, and other clubs with big budgets who have seen their young players in the starting eleven regularly in past seasons. Nice start by Sarri, but I think we need to decide on how important top 3 is while acknowledging we won't win the league with our lack of scoring players. Sarri should be using more of our talented young players soon. I agree with you Mana. We need better goalscorers up top and some options at fullback and centre back that we lack. Not sure about how Sarri is setting up the centre midfield. We don't look at all like a side that wins the PL; remove Hazard from lineup and what do we have?
  24. Anthony Martial

    Isn't this guy another one who insists on only playing on the left wing? Don't know how that helps us.
  25. 22. Willian

    yeah, I don't know how to rate the players because I've spent so little time watching football in the past years plus this season. I just want us to get someone how is a deadeye shooter and Alario has that reputation even if he doesn't have Bailey's speed/strength. We simply don't have goals in our squad. Think we'll need some new fullbacks and another centre back soon enough, but the goals problem is probably the most paramount thing near-term. Is Belotti off the radar now?