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  1. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

    Points will be dropped left and right. Question is who will drop the most points. I guess a decision will have to be made because I forgot about the EL for a sec. Either go for a top 4 finish or go for EL glory. This team can’t do both.
  2. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

    He’s always done after 60 min. Sad.
  3. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

    I just realised Chels have turned into Arsenal. Soft and unbalanced. Top 4 still possible though. Let’s see if they have what it takes. Proper technical director, please. Poorly assembled squad. But if that transfer ban sticks, it’s going to hit Chels hard.
  4. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

    They’re comfortably the better side in terms of quality.
  5. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

    Can't go into this game with the same game plan. Liverpool are fast and energetic all over the pitch, and they have a high-scoring forward line. The midfield battle will be very physical. Firminio will harass the holding midfield player (key position for Chels obviously). Chels will be less fatigued because of the rotation, but this is a game against a better side. Sarri must make changes. I'd go for this. Kepa Azpilicueta - Rudiger - Christensen - Emerson Kante - Luiz - Jorginho Odoi - Hazard - Cheek Caballero; Alonso; Kovacic, Barkley; Pedro, Willian, Giroud I just hope he finally shows us he can make changes in order to beat the odds. Do something.
  6. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I don't understand the Guardiola comparisons. Guardiola is an elite coach and a proven winner. Sarri is neither of those things. He’s more Pellegrini than Pep. I doubt Sarri will suddenly find great succes at Chelsea. I'm more interested in his successor and a new technical director. That will give me an idea of where Chels is heading. But I'm fine with him staying for another season if he's finally willing to give the young players regular playing time. Developing talent is crucial for Chels right now. The club obviously doesn't possess the purchasing power to bring in world-class players. Developing the likes of Reece James, Ampadu, Christensen, Cheek, Odoi (and others) and buying a couple of up and coming stars in key positions is the only way to compete in the long run. Chels can't compete with the Mancs' spending power anyway. And Liverpool assembled a team fitting a certain vision and have comfortably surpassed our team. This Chels squad is more a collection of random players. Need to finally stick to a plan and execute. But I do question whoever's in charge of transfers right now. And I’m not with Sarri taking charge of transfers either. Really need a proper technical director
  7. Chelsea 2-0 West Ham

    Send Higuain back. Batshuayi can do this for ‘free’. Another striker way past his prime to add to the list. Good thing it was a loan.
  8. Chelsea 2-0 West Ham

    Sarri should’ve made these changes a long time ago. That’s on him. This might save him. Team looks vibrant.
  9. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    Eden better start scoring goals on the regular again. Need a hot streak in the final six games.
  10. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    That's too wild for me, haha.
  11. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    Yeah I actually see Cheek as an old-school 4-4-2 wide midfielder. His body shape alone when receiving the ball in the centre of the pitch is off. Which is why he's often forced to turn backwards. His positional awareness has also always been lacking for me. Not to mention his stamina issues. He's at his best when he is facing goal with the ball at his feet, initiating transitions from defence to attack Andd he needs that space you get on the flank. Sadly he lacks that burst of accelaration and speed to be an out-right winger. I actually rate Odoi as a prospect. You don't attract this kind of attention and interest if you aint got the goods.
  12. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    Come on, I can see that. I didn't say defensive midfielder, I said holding midfielder. As in the midfielder who sits deep. Agree with the last part. Though Cheek has never been tried at LCM. This is only his second start in the PL
  13. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    I'd even take 3-4-3 or 4-4-2.
  14. Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

    Jorginho can't play lone holding midfielder in the PL. He needs support if you're gonna play him. Both Kante and Jorginho are better suited to a double pivot in front of defence. He can continue to play his normal game but has less ground to cover. This allows Kante to play his normal game too. Kovacic is better suited to a midfield two as well. The balance with the lone holding midfielder is off. Making the defence appear (even) weaker.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Letting Costa go was not the problem. He is done. Fetching that huge fee for him was a win for the club. The problem was his replacement who flopped spectacularly. Finding a quality striker is very difficult. Finding a quality striker playing ‘Chelsea-ball’ is extremely difficult. All those strikers flopping is no accident. Chelsea strikers never score 30+ goals in a season. I think Drogba is the only player to score 30+ goals in 06/07 & 09/10. We fans shower a striker with praise if he scores 15-20 goals even though we see forwards all over Europe scoring at a very high rate. Outside of those two seasons, Drogba’s peak tally was 16 (Lampard really was a gift from heaven). And when you think about that, isn’t it funny how Hazard is criticised for scoring 15-20 goals a season? Anyway, I disgress. Chelsea striker purchases is basically a lottery.