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MefiX19

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  1. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by !Hazard! in Southampton 0-3 Chelsea   
    That's not bad actually. Sarri can bring them in after an hour if the game's still 0-0 or worse. Amazing options to have on the bench.
    I really hope Barkley finally shows what he can do. I expected him to score double digits this season, so far he hasn't delivered
  2. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in The English Football Thread   
    haha Allison
  3. Vesper liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth   
    Lovely bit of skill by Kova
  4. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in The English Football Thread   
    haha Allison
  5. Unionjack liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in The English Football Thread   
    haha Allison
  6. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Magic Lamps in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    I dont think we struggled breaking them.down..we had like 15 attempts, 9 shots on target. Pedro hat 3 golden chances..hazard 2 and 2 shots from.outside, morata blocked a goalbound shot from azpi, rüdiger hit the bar..even playing through the middle we created chances...just bad luck finishing and a bit of haste
    And i dont like those screenshots. They are just moments in the game...cometely out of context..there were enough situations azpi went to the byline to cross..overall it was a textbook performance vs a deep block. Just an unnecesaary error fro Luiz, bad refereeing and bad finishing..otherwise it would have been a solid win no one would talk about afterwards
  7. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by !Hazard! in 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi   
    I think everyone here needs to be reminded that this season we play on Thursdays(!). Which means that most of the time we'll be literally fielding a second XI in those games. Even Kante can't play on Thursday evening and the right after that on Saturday noon.
    Thus, Hudson will get his chances this year.
  8. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by MrExcalibur100 in 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga   
    People are seriously blaming him? That was a bullet header. Goalkeepers are not gods you know.
  9. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Jason in Álvaro Morata   
    30 goals? Mana be like...

  10. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Vybz Kartel in 7. N'Golo Kante   
    I think people are forgetting preseason already. Kante allows us to press up top. Him and Pedro pressing high gave Arsenal so many problems. He is arguably the most important player for us in terms of the high press and high line Sarri wants to play. In the second half we dominated so much position because we won the ball as soon as we lost it thanks in part to Kante and the other mids sticking to their tasks
  11. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by manpe in 7. N'Golo Kante   
    Give him a chance, he's never played in a system like this. 2 games in ffs and he's already playing a vital role before the other late WC returnees because he's absolutely crucial to us, let's see at the end of the season before we start picking out who suits where or not. His progress every single season has been staggering, don't think I've seen anything like that before other than perhaps Azpi. I think me and @Unionjack are the only few ones who have great faith in him regarding his new role and think it will elevate him further.
  12. RoyalBlues liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in 17. Mateo Kovacic   
    If his contract has an option to buy, then Marina should get a statue outside the bridge
  13. RoyalBlues liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in 17. Mateo Kovacic   
    If his contract has an option to buy, then Marina should get a statue outside the bridge
  14. RoyalBlues liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in 17. Mateo Kovacic   
    If his contract has an option to buy, then Marina should get a statue outside the bridge
  15. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in Álvaro Morata   
    I agree, but he needs to work on his finishing with feet, around 10 of 12 goals came from headers and like 5 of them were assisted by azpi. I hope he can get his confidence back and adapt to sarri's system. Lets hope having one of the best midfields in England will help him with that.
  16. akgw13 liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in Álvaro Morata   
    I agree, but he needs to work on his finishing with feet, around 10 of 12 goals came from headers and like 5 of them were assisted by azpi. I hope he can get his confidence back and adapt to sarri's system. Lets hope having one of the best midfields in England will help him with that.
  17. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by akgw13 in Álvaro Morata   
    Since Morata is here for another year, lets try to support him a little bit. I know its hard and he has not helped his case in 2018 but lets just blindly believe and maybe he will pull it off!
    1) 2017 Morata had 12 goals before NYE.
    2) No longer playing as an isolated over matched target man.
    3) Sarri system of movement and passing suits him better than Contes
    4) Proper midfield linking with the attackers now so they aren't as isolated  
    5) Full summer to get healthy + happy at home with birth of his twins.
    6) Strikers are pure confidence players, we saw confidence Morata(2017) and no confidence (2018) an early goal this season could bring back his 2017 form!
     
    I am not a Morata fan boy, I am not ignoring his recent form, I am simply trying to be positive and support one of our players who needs it. 
  18. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by coolhead23 in 10. Willian   
    .........................
    Na!!!
    The major problem is that he slows down the tempo specially in the final third. Thats where the issue is with Willian despite the talent. 
  19. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Vesper in Anthony Martial   
    Yep. 5th year wedding anniversary this coming November.
  20. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Tomo in Sarri But Not Sarri Thread   
    That was literally said in 2016.
    Ofcourse things are not all the same but we have a much better team than people keep making out.
  21. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by El P. in 10. Willian   
    Are we retarded? Yes, we are retarded.

  22. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Unionjack in The Conte Thread   
    CLASS!!
     
    CONTE RELEASES STATEMENT
    Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has released a statement through the League Managers Association after being dismissed by the club last week. 
    He said: “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together. 
     
    “To the players, whose talent and commitment was so important to our successes, I thank them for everything. It has been a pleasure working with them every day. To my staff, who always worked so hard, I must say thank you and well done for their professionalism and dedication throughout.
     
    “I have enjoyed my time in England and London so much and I want to thank the Chelsea fans who have been amazing to me and my Family. It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.
     
    “I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season. I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”
     
  23. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by the wes in The Conte Thread   
    Conte's Chelsea record
    Conte's 30 league wins in the 2016-17 campaign was a record until Manchester City produced 32 in 2017-18.
    He set a club record 13 consecutive league victories.
    His league win percentage of 67.1% is better than Sir Alex Ferguson's 65.2% and only bettered by Pep Guardiola's 72.8% in the Premier League.
    He averaged 2.14 points per game in the league. Only Ferguson (2.16) and Guardiola (2.34) have averaged more in the competition's history
    He won 69 and drew 20 of his 106 games in charge of the club.
  24. MefiX19 liked a post in a topic by Sideshow Luiz in The Conte Thread   
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/07/12/revealed-inside-story-antonio-contes-chelsea-downfall/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
    The article, since it's behind a paywall:
    It was the 10 days last summer during which Chelsea could not get in touch with their head coach that the relationship between the club and Antonio Conte was terminally eradicated.
    And there has been some sense of revenge about the way in which the Blues left Conte in the dark over his future after May’s FA Cup final success, even allowing him to return for the start of pre-season training on Monday.
    There were few congratulations from on high after Conte’s team beat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Wembley. Instead, there was largely silence that lasted until the inevitable was finally conveyed after he had taken training on Thursday.
    Some sources still believe Conte was last year considering an offer from Inter Milan, when he did not pick up the telephone, return messages or respond to emails.
    Whatever the exact reasons behind it, Conte’s disappearing act sent Chelsea into a state of panic and convinced them he wanted out. Peace talks were hastily arranged and a new contract was eventually signed as a reward for winning the Premier League title. But, tellingly, there was no extension.
    Nobody could be sure Conte would not pull a similar trick again and Chelsea did not want to be liable for more than one year’s money if, as has transpired, they decided to sack the Italian.
    It was not just Chelsea who had become suspicious, however, as Conte also lost faith in his employers during a summer in which he felt none of his main targets were signed.
    Conte wanted Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Sandro and Virgil van Dijk, but by the time Chelsea returned for pre-season on July 10 last year Lukaku had joined Manchester United instead and the Blues’ only outfield signing, Antonio Rudiger, was not ready to start training after playing in the Confederations Cup for Germany.
    With a Premier League trophy to use as a bargaining chip against club policy, Conte felt empowered to take on his employers. He warned people their jobs were on the line and that they would see ‘the real Antonio Conte’ if he did not get what he wanted.
    He is still rated as one of the best coaches the club has ever employed, but there is a feeling that Conte’s judgement became clouded at key points by an obsession to prove he was right.
    There was bemusement from within the squad when he called a pre-season meeting to supposedly welcome Chelsea’s new signings and introduced Paolo Vanoli and Davide Mazzotta, who had joined his backroom staff.
    For a short while nobody knew whether or not Conte was being serious, but it quickly became clear that he was underlining the fact there were no new players for him to show off.
    Former technical director Michael Emenalo is believed to have been in the room for Conte’s joke that highlighted the gap that was already developing between the 48-year-old and his board.
    Of course, one player who had not been part of the pre-season meeting was Diego Costa, who effectively went on strike in Brazil after being informed he was no longer part of Conte’s plans over text message.
    That move went down spectacularly badly inside the Chelsea boardroom, as Conte had acted without their approval and had risked damaging Costa’s value.
    The message was also forwarded throughout the Chelsea squad, who were astonished that the club’s top scorer in their title-winning campaign could be treated in such a way – even though he had been causing problems since rowing with Conte last January.
    More difficulties with members of his squad surfaced during the season, as Conte dropped David Luiz after the Brazilian was perceived to have questioned his tactics during a stormy inquest in which Kenedy was given a dressing down for yawning.
    Injuries contributed to his absence, but Luiz only played five times after the thrashing in Rome, which took place in October and Kenedy was loaned out to Newcastle United in January.
    The 5-0 victory over Stoke City on December 31 meant that, despite all the angst, Chelsea finished 2017 in second place in the Premier League and still in all of the cup competitions.
    But tensions boiled up again during a January transfer window in which Conte wanted the Blues to back him with bids for Sanchez and Sandro, both of whom he believed were available.
    He had not spoken with anybody more senior than Emenalo, who left Chelsea in November, between August and December, and his requests were unsurprisingly ignored. In the end, he had to be content with Olivier Giroud, Emerson Palmieri and Ross Barkley.
    Conte had nothing against Giroud, who proved to be a shrewd addition, or Emerson, but felt that, while United were pushing the boat out for Sanchez, Chelsea were trying to strengthen from the substitutes’ benches of Arsenal and Roma.
    Once January passed and the transfer window had shut, Conte once again cut himself off from his employers and serious consideration was given to making a change after the embarrassing defeats to Bournemouth and Watford.
    Rather than sack him mid-season and land themselves with a huge compensation bill, Chelsea decided to see if they and Conte could ride out the storm together.
    But any hope of Champions League qualification was effectively eradicated by the successive defeats to Manchester United and City, when Conte’s tactics were widely condemned, along with his use of Eden Hazard as a false nine.
    Hazard had been prepared to sacrifice himself for the supposed greater good up to that point, but sometime after the City loss the Belgian was pulled aside by Conte and had his commitment questioned.
    Chelsea have desperately been trying to convince Hazard to sign a new £300,000-a-week contract, but word quickly got round that he was becoming annoyed by his head coach and it showed on the pitch.
    More fall-outs were to follow, as Conte dropped Rudiger for giving a television interview in which he appeared to question the team’s approach and the former Juventus coach screamed at his squad that they were all “s***” during half-time in the Premier League victory over Southampton, in which Chelsea came back from two goals behind.
    The FA Cup final success over United provided some consolation, but not even that could mask the disharmony in the background as Willian posted a picture on social media of the squad celebrating with carefully placed trophy emojis to hide Conte.
    Luiz and Willian would have never played for Chelsea again while Conte was in in charge and there is every likelihood others would have been frozen out as well.
    In his post-match press conference at Wembley, Conte repeated seven times ‘I can’t change’ which pretty much told Chelsea everything they needed to know and had Roman Abramovich reaching for the reset button once again - even if it took some time for him to press it.
  25. xPetrCechx liked a post in a topic by MefiX19 in Next Manager?   
    Wait for 48 hours