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  1. The English Football Thread

    Flat-track bullying and grinding out results against top teams really is the best formula to win the league.
  2. Dominic Solanke

    I think you have to be a certain age to be able to do that. I want to say the rule is you have to be like 23 or 25. I could be wrong though
  3. Chelsea 2-0 Hull

    Yea I was upset about Cahill not coming too. He should have, especially after assessing him and finding "not really good" at halftime. I get upset so often in sports when head injuries happen and they continue playing. It's not worth that. Get properly checked out, and if there's hints of a concussion, get out of the game right then. Concussions have terrible long term effects and they are compounded when people continue to play right after it.
  4. 3. Marcos Alonso

    I actually think he is pretty poor at shooting. Obviously scored two goals and had nice volley yesterday, but he's been very poor at shooting this season.
  5. 29. Nathaniel Chalobah

    My favorite thing about him might be his body language. He runs, walks, etc around the pitch like he OWNS it. Just so confident. I'm very much with@OhForAGreavsie in the camp that he should be starting over matic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Chelsea 4-1 Peterborough

    I think the rule is that you cannot play for 3 separate clubs in a single season. I want to say that's UEFA (or something similar) rules.
  7. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Has anyone noticed how when the ball is coming to him, he is constantly back pedaling? If the pass is basically to his feet, he backpedals while looking for somewhere to pass it. It usually takes 2 extra seconds for him to actually touch the ball. It slows down the play so much and gives time for the defense to get set. It also allows someone to close him down. It just disrupts the flow. I don't know if he does it because he isn't aware of his options beforehand (if so, he needs to change that) or what. But he needs to take passes in stride quickly, taking the ball towards the way he's going to pass instead of backing off when it comes to him. It's so frustrating. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Oscar

    He's known to be pretty reliable with Chelsea things. He did deny that Luiz would be returning for a whole day, then the next morning said something like "well....I was wrong, he is returning to Chelsea". Clearly on that one his source(s) were just behind on getting the news. This is unbelievable if we get that much.
  9. 29. Nathaniel Chalobah

    I was actually a bit upset with Conte when I saw Fabregas was starting and not Chalobah. Thought it was kind of a kick in the face since Chalobah has been ahead of him in the pecking order all season (obviously injuries had to do with that). Glad it worked out good, but I hope Chalobah doesn't take it the wrong way. He excites me so much. Passion, quickness, drive, quality on the ball, ambitious passing. Love the guy.
  10. Man City v Chelsea

    I know that it should have been already well known, but I am glad Tottenham showed the weakness of playing out of the back under high pressure. I think in doing that, Conte will be working in overdrive this week with the team on it. I am hoping during that, our players start to be more comfortable with passing patterns from there. Where to pass, where to open up, where to move after we pass to create space. Do I think these particular players will ever be great at it? No. But practicing the patterns will improve it. Tottenham showing that weakness so obviously I think will force Conte's hand to work on it more.
  11. Marco Verratti

    True, but the game is played 90% on the ground, especially now-a-days. Their physicality more than makes up for it. My dad tried to convince me that the reason Kante isn't the the best CM in the league is because he's short. That's never a reason to not be considered the best at position such as cm.
  12. Give Us Feedback/Bugs Thread

    @Jim any update on Tapatalk? I used it for at least 90% of my browsing here
  13. West Ham v Chelsea

    My stream died. Anybody got one?
  14. The Conte Thread

    For me, the most important he has done for us is that he has us playing well (and dominating at times), without Hazard being unreal. By that I mean there have been many times in the past 2-3 years where we played really good stuff, but it almost always coincided with Eden being unplayable on that day. And then the next game, if Eden didn't play as well, we didn't play as well as a team. It seemed to rely way to heavily on his (or a couple others) performances. Now we aren't just playing well individually, but as a team. One big difference I notice is that you can tell he has instructed us to play much quicker. There's been a large improvement in the number of first time passes and one or two touch then pass. We look to go out wide very early and switch sides of the field much quicker than before. This in turn stretches the field and opens up spaces for attacks. It's clear that this is growing process in this regard. You can tell we are still getting used to doing this and some struggle with the quick passing (matic particularly). This will take at least a season to really be engraved in their natural play. It seems we aren't as reliant on individual brilliance or a player having to take over a game for us to dominate. We actually look like we have a bit of a game plan attacking-wise. I know it's still early days and we have really struggled against bigger teams, but long may this improvement continue.
  15. 7. N'Golo Kante

    He's just brilliant. I thought Matic did pretty well today, but imagine an energetic, quick, technical player next to him. What a midfield we could then have.