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Everything posted by cosmicway

  1. Arsenal - Chelsea

    Since they are our principal opponents, a draw keeps them at bay. But it's not the result we look forward to, against the weak post-Wenger era Arsenal. Let's hope something will happen to make hammers go in the transfer window by that time.
  2. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle

    All football teams attack using the wings. Other types of attack situations are the product some opportune situations. But we have opted for the passing game and it does n't work all that well - because we don't have five Hazards in the team. This is how Chelsea were playing under Mourunho, Conter and now (with the famous Sarri ball).
  3. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle

    Most unconvincing.
  4. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle

    we are playing shit
  5. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Yesterday we produced fnal efforts, albeit some were very poor like the shot attempts by Barkley and Jorginho that sent the ball sky high. The reason I feel we can't be seen to effect inside the box is because our midfielders are taking it easy and always look for the easy pass. But if they run the opposition, then they can pull defenders out and make things hot up front. The passing game is good but you need to have 3-4 Eden Hazards up front to dance through the eye of the needle (like Barca does in the shape of Messi - Iniesta - Suarez).
  6. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    The biggest refereeing con in the days before var: Watch what happens. The no 2 standing next to the post handles. But it appears the ref has blue players infront of him and the 4th ref behind the goalmouth also has his view obstructed by the post, If that is not outrageous enough, the tv shows two (2) replays while the two refs were still conferring. The tv crewe -known for their bias in favour of the red team- admit of course it's a penalty and a sending off. But after the end of the replays we see the ref giving a corner kick - no pen ! The match was a cup final - 2 million viewers. A similar thing happened during Concacaf 2015 when Peru scored a handball against Brazil. The only difference was that the Americans did not broadcast the replays while the refs were in conference. But they showed them afterwards. The refs had no right to call the tv studio for advice in both cases.
  7. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Water polo was always being refereed like that. But yesterday the VAR officials were cretins.
  8. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Bl**dy circus clowns !
  9. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    The Mark Spitz dive:
  10. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Not really. Against Leicester we were paddling. This was a case of bad luck and the ref could have given us a pen too.
  11. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    No, we had final efforts tonight but the ball was n't going in. Still we have no forwards worthy of the name.
  12. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    Spurs were fcuking lucky. Their penalty was an offside by a mile.
  13. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Against City last season was two tearful affairs. Against City couple of seasons ago we won 1-0 at the City ground after the defense performed heroics but it was n't parking the bus ! We hit the woodwork 3 times and failed to make it 2-0. You call that parking the bus ? I missed very few matches the last eight seasons, The only cases where we indeed parked the bus on purpose were those two & with 10 men in the case of Barcelona. But that's neither here nor there. When a team has to approach a match that way they should do so. I did not comment against our opponents of two days ago for doing that but because they are a very poor side and we should be winning 5-0 against such opposition. About Leicester I did not say the same things, because they put up a very good performance.
  14. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Incidentally we never played that way ! Only against Atletico in the semi of 2014 in Madrid. Against Barca, the 2-2, we were down to 10 men after Terry was sent off. I do not criticize, but that does n't make Soton a team worth talking about. Look at their table position.
  15. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Good in parking their bus. Okidoki. Maybe PAOK also, had they not been left with ten men ...
  16. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Sarri ball: About Sarri ball a description is given here: https://www.goal.com/en-in/news/what-is-sarriball-how-chelseas-tactics-could-change-after/pqijnswg5x3x1lpvp5yulnab2 It says this: So the tiki taka passing is meant to confude the defenders so they leave a gap somewhere, for the attackers to exploit. As such it's not something new. It's what Jose Mourinho said he was going to do back in 2014 (and he did win the premier that year in fact). So it's Mourinho ball ! It does n't work because our players bar Hazard are slow like Thames barges. So the vertical tiki-taka more often than not becomes the safe pass backwards, as if we are playing to slow things down. In addition when the gap is finally found, it's Morata at the receiving end who has managed to place himself in an offside position. With some other players or with some other level of opposition it might work. From all those systems, I prefer the Conte system, when we also had Diego Costa in the team.
  17. Politics & Stuff

    It's a Greek tragedy with the Baltic countries. I have no doubt that those people in the pictures are real nazis but this is what happens when you are attacked simlultaneously by two enemies. The same things happened in Poland, Ukraine and Greece. Those two systems nazism and communism are responsible for everything and there are still people believing in them !
  18. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Just like under Jose. Where is the "Sarri ball", or attempted "Sarri ball" ; And if the opponent is as poor as Southampton was, then in 90 minutes one or two sort of chances will come up anyway. I found myself drifting many times today as I was watching this match and thinking about other things. The "boring-boring Chelsea" chant we were hearing many years ago. This type of display is 100% the manager's fault.
  19. Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    We were appalling once again. We could have won. Morata's goal ought to have stood, also the penalty. But the opposition were useless. Their best chance was a shot going wide and Kepa touched it so it went for a corner. Against such opposition Chelsea was a pain in the eye to watch. Any neutral watching this match would have switched channels in a couple of minutes. I don't understand this slow motion football we are playing. Why was Mourinho's system any different ? The absence of a forward of Diego quality is no excuse. I 've seen other teams with good players all round but a weakness in the number 9 position and they are not a pain to watch like Chelsea is thse days. That Chelsea was an Arsenal from the darkest lagoons.
  20. Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    Saw him yesterday against Spal. Scored one goal -alone, empty net- then missed a good chance or two. I reckon he 's better than Morata but not a great deal.
  21. Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    We 're back on an even keel, as the objective seems to be a limited one, to finish in the top 4. It's a pain in the neck to be 11 ponts behind the scouser team 11 points and 5 points behind Spurs (!). All these things are self inflicted wounds. Yesterday we played with no forward and it's better that way because both Morata and Giroud don't seem to be up to it.
  22. Watford 1-2 Chelsea

    The one thing I did n't like about the Leicester match was the almost total capitulation after they scored their goal. True there were the Rudiger and Alonso chances but they all looked like broken men, one childish mistake after the other. This was not the case in the other defeat, at Wolves. We tried for 20-25 minutes to come back against Wolves. Sarri has to find that psychologist.
  23. Chelsea 0-1 Leicester

    Everybody was completely and utterly demoralised in the last half hour - except Kepa.
  24. Chelsea 0-1 Leicester

    We could easily have won the bloody match. If one of the first half chances had gone in then Leicester could n't come back. Even if they scored an equalizer it would be different in the last half hour, so we could have won that way. Then everybody here would say "how nice". It was not like e.g. Spurs who outplayed us. I mean to say the dirt is hidden under the carpet even when we win. There are huge problems to be solved.
  25. Chelsea 0-1 Leicester

    Vardy is a useful forward. Why is he not in one of the big clubs now ?