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Everything posted by Clockwork

  1. Chelsea 2-0 West Ham

    Meh don't like Kante playing that ahead and always looking to attack, just doesn't have enough in offensive arsenal to effect the outcome.
  2. 9. Tammy Abraham

    I think if he fills a role as a super sub that would be fantastic.
  3. 4. Andreas Christensen

    I really liked how seemingly both Christensen and Luiz were able to switch, and Christensen was there to clean up when Luiz stepped up. Just the routine counters tend to give Luiz and Rudigar a lot of trouble, mainly because both players are super aggressive and poorly communicate with one another.
  4. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Hope this is more or less he is starting team until the end of the season. There is no point strolling with the same players he has all season, because that team has gotten worse. Reward the players who played one of our best performances in recent months. Sarri has talked about how he can't motivate this team, maybe arguably the biggest reason is you don't reward good performances and punish bad performances. Players who perform find themselves back on the bench, while the players that underperform get rewarded with more playing time.
  5. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    The recent game against Wolves, he was not on the pitch. His performances recently has been good even against league opposition. He definitely deserves a start especially after watching the brainless duo of Rudiger and Luiz game after game. Weird to hold a player for one game in early December which I can’t recall much about it, especially when he has stringed good performances one after another lately. Christensen is a bit soft, but he reads the game on another level than the current starting CBs.
  6. 22. Christian Pulisic

    Pulisic is not doing so well recently, but he still has the tools to be a great player. He has elite pace and acceleration to go along with his technical ability. I have seen him healthy and on form, he can be devastating. His constant injuries/medical issues do concern me though.
  7. Everton 2-0 Chelsea

    Kante has been a trainwreck himself from the opening minute of this game.
  8. Dynamo Kiev 0-5 Chelsea

    Absolutely on RLC, he has so much more intelligence and awareness too. Ability to make quick one touch passing and very decisive.
  9. David Luiz

    Luiz and Rudigar play and communicate like they have never played together.
  10. Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev

    He is playing well, but on a another note fans tend to have little expectation for the role Kante plays in. When we concede goals they blame it on Jorginho, if we fail to score goals the LCM tend to get criticized and others. But yeah this is the role i have been arguing for Kovacic since September, he is just not the offensive midfielder to play that advanced as Sarri had him.
  11. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Honestly my biggest qualm is RLC not starting, someone tell me what does Kovacic and Bakley do when they start on a regular basis?
  12. Pablo Sarabia

    My #1 choice to fill the LCM void would be Lyon's Aouar. I think Sarabia is better than Dross Barkley and Kovacic. But i would prefer someone with a higher potential.
  13. Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev

    I think for some of us, posting in the match day thread is a good way to deal with our frustration. You are right this is who Sarri is, acceptance is quite hard even though i know what is coming. As the comedian Jeff Jeffries said, hope is the biggest cause of depression.
  14. 3. Marcos Alonso

    The whole Alonso and Emerson situation is extremely strange, the latter fits the type of football Sarri wants to implement so much. For example arguably our best oppertunity came from a combination play that started with Emerson. This type of combination was enormously important to the football Napoli enjoyed, the duo of Alonso and Azpi are just not capable of it.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I think the concern for most is a statement that implies that Sarri rates Alonso, and that is concern. Alonso should be binned as soon as possible imo, he has been one of Chelsea weakest link. Sure managers can overrate their players or sing bigger praise, i don't think anyone would care for the praise if Alonso was actually at Chelsea standard.
  16. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Having Azpi as your captain is seriously flawed, imagine trying to implement a new style and mindset of attacking football. While your current captain is so poorly conditioned in that type of football. It is equivalent of the blind leading the blind, actually it is worse in fact.
  17. Eden Hazard

    I am not exactly sure what conclusion he is attempting to draw. KDB could have a shit game or not even play like he has for roughly most of the season and City would still be fine. In fact KDB has started in 5 PL games this season, and 2 of them were losses. He has been involved in 3 of out of 4 City league losses. Their record is astonishingly better without him.
  18. Eden Hazard

    From my perspective it looked like Hazard was tasked with the job of marking Fernandinho, thought he did a good job. I look at the amount of touch and pass the Brazilian complied on this day it was considerably less than he regularly enjoyed.
  19. Next Manager?

    I would be quite happy with someone like Laurent Blanc tbh.
  20. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    That was quite Kaka esque.
  21. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Regardless if the club is going to back Sarri or not long term, this was not acceptable and he should be punished. If you allow him to escape punishment you set a bad precedent.
  22. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Can't wait for Azpi hollow words and more fist pumps on the pitch.
  23. Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Azpi is just a freaking cheerleader, he is no captain. Where is he in this mess with Kepa?
  24. Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    RLC pace, strength, and first touch could be devastating if used right.