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  1. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

  2. Hakim Ziyech

    Angel Di Maria would have been my comparison, but yes a fantastic player.
  3. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Sarri at Napoli was highly criticized for not playing youths, so his attitude toward youths is a long standing criticism. So I disagree keeping Sarri will not break the vicious youth policy at Chelsea, to break that you need to hire managers who will give youths a chance. A manager as rigid and stubborn as Sarri does not in any way represent that.
  4. Malmo - Chelsea

    I don't think Sarri is capable of reflection, he just got smashed 6-0 and doesn't deviate one bit. I really wonder what Sarri writes during in game as he takes notes every time the camera is on him.
  5. Malmo - Chelsea

    He is the best pure defending CB we have, he reads the game better than Luiz and Rudigar. Honestly Azpi and Christensen would be my preferred CB pairing.
  6. What TV Prog Are You Following Now

    Definitely something i will check out. I am a huge reader, and Catch-22 is up there with some of my favorite books i have ever read. For that i will check it out.
  7. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I don't think he realizes how much money EPL teams have compared to the rest of Europe, even a team for EPL standard that is perceived to be financially struggling still dwarf the vest majority of clubs in Europe and most top clubs(ex Dortmund, Napoli, Atletico, etc). Napoli would kill for the revenues just the average EPL team have.
  8. Christian Pulisic

    He has majority played on the right, but i have seen some memorable performances on the left.
  9. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    You don't have to like Sarri to know the comparison to Moyes is ridiculous. Moyes never won at the level Sarri did at Napoli, he won 66% of his games while the Scottish dinosaur never reached over 50% for the exception of his one year United which was 52%. Despite his struggles Sarri at Chelsea still has a win percentage of 65% at the club which is still very good. Never mind the actual football both managers played, one received great praise for the brave football they played while the other played a cowardish football only fitting for small sides. I have my concerns over Sarri, he needs to adjust because you simply have to. Not only he does not have the players he had at Napoli but this is a different league and tactical matchups. If you look at Pep, who is very stubborn but he never went to Bayern trying to replicate his Barca football. Just like at City he never attempted to replicate those teams. He has adjusted, and used different profile players to achieve his attacking football.
  10. Next Manager?

    Going from Sarri to Zidane is so over the place, a signal they have no idea what they are doing.
  11. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Not knocking Ivanovic, Cahill, or Azpi just saying they are quite a level down from Terry. I personally rate Azpi somewhere between Ivanovic and Cahill, while i rate Ivanovic higher i rate Azpi closer to Cahill. Also Azpi is not a RB, he has hardly played the position since arriving at Chelsea. Mou played him as LB for defensive purpose to give cover for Hazard, and Conte played him as a CB. Even some of the most negative managers saw his lack of offensive ability. Terry resurgence was honestly was due to bringing back Mou tbh, not sure he would have enjoyed that comeback with most managers.
  12. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Azpi is more of a Cahill/Ivanovic than a Terry; Terry is arguably the best CB of his generation. On the other hand Azpi just a decent player. I do agree Azpi doesn't need to be sold though, unless someone comes with a great offer which i don't really expect.
  13. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I don't know why these players would be upset at Sarri, they play like shit and they continue to be rewarded with more playing time. If anything Sarri has given more powers to the players. He has done nothing to shake up the dressing room. If the players are not responding, it will largely be due to losing faith in the manager and tactics. It kinda makes sense, if you continue to play the same tactics and it yields the same results. Undoubtedly at one point players will lose faith, trying the same thing again and again is insanity. I would be shocked to see any deviation from Sarri as players selection and tactics go. He will continue to largely play the same players, because he has invested a lot of time in those core players. If he is going to go down, he will go down with the players largely responsible for it. I think a player like Azpilicueta perfectly demonstrates why this system does not work with a bunch of core players Sarri has chosen. Not only he lacks the technical traits for this type of football, but more importantly he lacks the mindset. We have seen at times Azpi demonstrate the ability to play Sarriball, but for the majority he reverts back to his natural tendency becoming a one way FB again. For Azpi to play Sarriball he has to stretch himself pretty far, and one can live in that state for a very short time. Same goes for Kante, he is asked to play in a way that is far from his natural game. Show glimpses of that excellent football, but often time reverts to his natural tendency. Barkley is another one, who has never played in a 3 CM midfield and the style Sarri is asking him to do. There is Alonso of course too, he is not a LB. I could go on and on about others on the squad too. That is the big issue with Sarri at Chelsea, he is attempting to play in a style that forces a lot of players into positions they are not comfortable with. You could get away with 1-2 players slowly getting adjusted to this football, but not when the pitch is filled with them. Sarri has taken the worst path imo, he has not adjusted to his players, chosen players that are far suited to his football and neglected the young players that would probably more tuned into his philosophy and football.
  14. Next Manager?

    No and i am far from being a Sarri backer, but i look at this way i personally see the squad a bigger issue and maintain that Sarri is not the right manager. For me at least there is the foundation for the next guy. I consider the current squad a bigger issue than Sarri.