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Adnane

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  1. Next Manager?

    Can't wait to see the faces of everyone here when we challenge for the title next year.
  2. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Who knows, Lampard might even be able to convince Hazard if the transfer ban is maintained..
  3. Antoine Griezmann

    Surely we can put in a sneaky 125M bid with the Hazard money to activate his clause as well and give him something to think about ? If we get Griezmann then isn't that a great Hazard replacement from a collective stand point ? Making us a better team overall with a great finisher and team player ? Meh what am I saying, dude is leaving for lack of trophies, we aren't even arsed to mount a half title challenge these days, why would he pick us over Barcelona Would be a shame if we don't knock the door at least though.
  4. Chelsea 3-0 Watford

    4th doesn't play qualifiers anymore either. It will let us play an eventual EL final with way less pressure though, for sure.
  5. Chelsea Kits thread

    Oh and aren't they speeding things up just so that they get Hazard in the promo pics before he signs for Madrid ?
  6. Chelsea Kits thread

    I personally love it, very unique. A Chelsea football kit doesn't always have to be plain blue with a light strip somewhere ( although it's always class when it's the case ), a bit of creativity is good and well, the more money Nike makes out of it the better it is for us in the future so whatever. Nowadays just get us a good coach and good players and I can even do with a plain red home shirt.
  7. Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

    We can outdo Arsenal by Goal Difference as well. Burnley tomorrow has instantly become the most important game of the season. We just can't let this one slip up.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Have to admit I'm happy with the way we set up today, no dellusional possession cravings, playing for the win. Still deservedly one defeat away from the sack but at least he will have got the fanbase and club's attention with this first half. Maybe a first step on the wya of changing his approach to last on this football club, just sad that it took him multiple spankings to do so. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  9. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Not arsed to copy paste it all so here is my opinion on the bloke in full
  10. 28. César Azpilicueta

    People faulting players for their commitment to the cause. Azpilicueta ? Really ? Fans need to make a difference between a player struggling in a rotten system and who is himself making the system weak. Azpilicueta and Alonso respectively are two perfect examples for that. But blaming Azpilicueta for not showing enough hunger is absolutely moronic.
  11. Hakim Ziyech

    Moroccan here. Amazing left food, great technique and decent work rate for a player of his profile. A bit inconsistent however, Real Madrid last week was probably the first big game where he lived up to his reputation. Morocco were more or less good in the world cup ( aside from some naivety and lack of experience ) but he hasn't been one of our star performers, which was a bit deceiving for me. Also got some doubts on whether he can play as a winger in the Premier League, not the strongest guy you will see, if he comes here his best position will be behind the striker or on the top of a midfield 3 ( probably where Kanté plays now ). Not sure we can attract much better player calibre these days anyways so I would go for it, he has a very high ceiling, if he can live up to that, we're in for a treat.
  12. Man City 6-0 Chelsea

    Thought that was very weird from him, they are actually friends.
  13. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I respect Sarri for sticking to what brought me here in the first place, you can't put that on him. Ultimately, it's a casting error by the board, you can't have a weak squad with limited characteristics and bring a manager who will force them to adapt because he wants to play like prime Barcelona. Only two ways from here, you either stick with him, prepare for another season without champions league and bring the right players for his system in the next two transfer windows or you sack him now, do some damage limitation and get a budget result oriented manager first thing in the summer. Knowing our board, we will once again do something crazy.
  14. Álvaro Morata

    It's not about the angle, it's about the frame where the ball gets out of the passer's boot. The rule isn't clear in that regard, hence we will always have problems with offside and VAR. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  15. 10. Willian

    Last chance, please don't fuck this up. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  16. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    He's losing it already. Needs to go, not flexible enough to buy himself time while implementing his style and getting his players nor strong enough to get a hold of this tough group. Conte and Mourinho did criticize the players but they had at least one of the above two intermittently, not the same standards. Chelsea is a veey tough club to manage in, get Wagner in or someone who will be pragmatic about this whole thing ( tbh this is becoling so bad that I wouldn't even mind Mourinho if it is for the right reasons ) Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  17. Álvaro Morata

    It's nothing but a stupid rumour by us to increase the price.
  18. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Might sound a bit dramatic/desperate, but I just wanna go back to enjoying my favourite team playing simple football to win, playing nicely if the context ( opposition/players) in hand allows it. A spectacular football to watch for me is football which creates chances, the number of passes leading up to that is irrelevant, you don't need bags of possession to play good football. The Premier League's best through balls provider this year has been David Luiz ( 10 accurate to be precise ), I've enjoyed every single one of the chances created by his long diagonal passes more than anything else this season. Guess what, it gave us in fact the win against the presumed Best team in the world at that moment. Will I every trade that for possession football ? Never ever. I enjoyed last year's home tie against Barcelona more than any other game in the last year and a half or so. Because we competed against a European giant, because we made chances and gave ourselves the best chances to win. Coming back to Sarri, I am disappointed by the lack of progress in our pressing, then again, high energetic pressing creates chances and ascendancy for you, not possession.
  19. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    That is entirely down to decision makers quality as far as I'm concerned, it's hard to beat Messi and Ronaldo teams on the long term. Barcelona have been absolutely shambolic ( voluntarily ) defensively in the last 8 years or so and have managed to stay relevant on top of the pyramid football for the one sole reason we all know. If it was not for Ronaldo, Real Madrid would have won 1 or 2 CLs max, maybe not a single one, in the last two years he has just been totally cheated starting February, knocks teams out by himself. And Atletico still managed to compete and famously knocked out Barcelona twice and Bayern if you indeed want a glimpse on how a ell organized team can do. See, we're not talking winning per se, just staying relevant, if we managed to do that consistently I will be a happy man, we have tried the long free flowing route twice before ( Scolari + AVB ) and we all know how it ended. I am not sure it will ever work here and that's okay because I believe that this fanbase enjoys competitive Chelsea teams more than okay-ish easy on the eye generations ( 2012-2013 also comes to mind ). The whole identity thing is bollocks, we have a huge platform to actually center our identity around winning for the next 30 years or so based on what we achieved in the last decade, our fans enjoy it, we thrive on it. In fact, the more it goes the likelier it seems to be linked to commercial revenues, a generally perceived pleasant to watch team by today's possession biased standards surely has more chance of attracting tourists, sponsors, etc.
  20. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Right, but we don't have to play like them to compete. In fact, I am not sure we will ever fund well enough to reach that. I would much rather prefer a pragmatic coach ( not defensive, there is a huge difference, Ferguson was pragmatic, Mourinho early days as well, Mourinho last years is indeed defensive ). And talking about short-long term, you can still build a sustainable strong flexible team to compete on the long run, Simeone's Atletico and Juve are the perfect examples in fact. The latter specifically do not shy away from adjusting to opposition when they need to, they are not stubborn enough to think that they can beat everyone the same way and they are now reaping rewards of that.
  21. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I think we might be disappointed now because we were so luck and spoiled back then, the only comparable feeling i see in the future is to see one of the old guard appointed, the fans would genuinely reconnect with the team and players. Not saying it's the right thing to do, but the thrill would be high. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  22. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    This "attacking possession football" is so overrated these days. You need a once in a lifetime player like Messi to play the Guardiola way AND sustain consistent title and champions league challenges. No other team was ever able to play that way and challenge as much, the closes thing to it currently is Liverpool, who have a huge amount of off the ball workers ( if you wonder why the likes of Wijnaldum and obviously Milner play week in week out ). Their press has nothing to do with ours, the quality of the players they have upfront either. In his first year, Klopp took over in October and still finished 8th. The following year he finished 4th, 1 point above the Wenger Arsenal that many deemed terrible without, without playing a single European game. Last year they finished 4th, once again barely above us whereas we were having one of our worst seasons in the Roman era. It took them 3 years to fully reach the potential they were craving, and Klopp had to test and fail before getting it right, I don't think Sarri will have enough time nor board support to do that, I don't think what he is aiming to reach is worth it. This club has always been about winning, even with limited squads we still had the "win at all costs and play nice if possible" mindset like in the 2017 title, we are moving away from that and it's sad to se for me at least.
  23. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    The quality of your players is only as good as opposition, back in 2009 we had easily the joint best squad in the league, we are now barely 4th or 5th in that respect. Kante seemed to push higher because of how slow Matic is. I simply think Sarri isn't making the best of his current squad, his ideas are very interesting, if he is lucky enough to have time + support on the market from the board we will become very competitive, I am just not sure he has enough flexibility in him to last until then. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk
  24. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    He has always played as the lowest of th3 two when Matic was here and with Drinkwater at Leicester, those were his best years. His passing has immensely improved and if all Jorginho does is "dictate the play" by being available for receiving a pass and changing the direction of play then I don't think Kante would be a dramatic downgrade in that aspect, he would surely need to learn but it's miles better than not fully using the characteristics of our best midfielder. I'm overall not so enthusiastic anymore about this whole Sarri Ball thing, Chelsea has always been about challenging, being hard to break and unpredictable to play against, none of that is there at the moment and the football is boring. Unless the board give Sarri the perfect signings for his plan and consistently, this will be a failure, not different than Boas or Scolari who had far more quality players and characters to count on. Sent from my INE-LX1 using Tapatalk