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coolhead23

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  1. Anthony Martial

    Thats the kind of stats you will get when u tuck a central player (striker/CF/even 10) to the wide side and expect miracle. Play him as striker or behind striker and he is capable of more goals & impact.
  2. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I dont agree, It's curerntly a Sarri's problem, he is the manager who will need to take the responsibility and history suggests since the problem was not addressed before, look at Conte & Mourinho ... both sacked. (One of the factors) I understand the tried and trusted thing but when your the manager in the first season you have the privilege of taking risk so that you have the perfect team next season. What is the point in playing safe today while u need to built up a team and be in chaos from the next. Look at the situation now, no one is expecting us to win the title but the change in approach which is what everyone is enjoying. Honestly if Sarri is doing the safe thing then after the second season he will be getting the stick just like his predecessors. And on the Ancelotti sacking thing, the board cant afford to do it anymore as we already have a bad reputation and no top manager would want to come in easily. And what Pep would have done or not, I dont care as he isnt our manager. Bottom line is that Sarri has to do things differently while improving us else just like the other managers he will be on the same path to get sacked. And Plan B is Giroud ... Seriously!!! He is plan A for now. I was referring to strategy rather than personal.
  3. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I agree on the fact that Sarri needs time and chance to build his side. He's already improved our style and good part is how well the players have responded to it. However there are few things that I'm not exactly liking about the transition process. - Lack of rotation. I understand that Sarri is one of those managers who like to work it with a small group of players and has his favorites however with the amount of matches we play, rotation will be a key. It will help the team to be fresh and not be over-burdened. The realistic target this season should be top 4, anything else will be a bonus. - Integrating Young players. While he's building his team why are we not giving chances to the young players to adapt to his system and have some game time. Why are we not looking beyond the Luiz's, Pedro's, Willian's, Alonso's ... What is the use to playing the older players specially during the transition phase, it is better to play the young guys, do mistakes now and rectify them while we can. Imagine next season, we will need the team to be perfect after a year of transition and then trying new players will be a big risk. - Alternate strategies. After this season, every one would be well versed with our style and there will be ways to counter it ... so Sarri will need to evolve on that part, I dont think he had a plan B while he managed Napoli (Please correct me if I'm wrong) - And lastly No more of Morata plz ...
  4. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Well ... right now I will surely take him over Morata for sure in the said position... My baseline is Morata and I'm sure he would be better than him in all the dept. And its obvious that it is not going to happen, it's frustration coming out. So relax, mate ... Let not get into deep analysis
  5. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Sarri should consider Alonso as a Striker/CF, his major assets is that he excels in the final third ... I'm sure he will much much better than Morata in every sense and more importantly would have more goals for us
  6. Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd

    Getting in Ross is suppose to put pressure on the opposition when our midfield starts tiring ... combine with the fact that we dont have anyone else. The improved Barkley provides us muscle in the center and being attack minded is a threat in the final third. Yes I would agree that Ross is not great while doing defensive work however when Ross comes in Kante can always become (should become) defensive (which he is brilliant at) while allowing Ross to take more advanced role. For me it makes sense to get in Ross for Kovacic in any game. Coming to conceding the second goal, the blame should be on the Luiz who had a brain frat moment which created a hole behind and it opened up everything for us. Luiz is suppose to be the last line of defense and that was absolutely a huge No-No. And yes we would soon be coming at a situation where Kante might end up on the bench if Ross and Kovacic keep delivering. Said it before the advanced role for Kante might not work for him (although I'm praying he makes it his own at the earliest).
  7. 10. Eden Hazard

    I feel Hazard will leave in the summer ... he's making the right noises and doing a balancing act so that no one turns against him. He must have taken a cue out of Courtois situation ... the way he acted and the response he received from the fans. I believe Hazard is smart enough to understand the situation, he will play for Real Madrid while achieving his dream and he could make a come back to the club when he is no longer in his prime. Chelsea gives any footballer the chance of competing at the highest level while staying in one of the best cities in the world. The current situation at Madrid is only helping Hazard and the club, because of which we wouldnt sell him below 200m. Dont get me wrong, I dont want Hazard to go but I feel it is going to be his one last shot at achieving his dream.
  8. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Just a clarification ... I never meant anything about an ignore button, infact I wasnt aware until now that there was an ignore button. I meant move on as you also mentioned if you dont want to read through it.
  9. Kalidou Koulibaly

    Koulibaly has been every Chelsea fans pipe dream for too long ... sadly we now have to move on because it will always remain as a dream.
  10. Chelsea 1-0 Videoton

    Well Sarri has being saying quite a few things from the start but in terms of youth integration , there is very less actions on the statements made. Hope he starts turning it around. My only criticism for Sarri as of now.
  11. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Seriously!!! U can always ignore, mate ... There is no compulsion!!!
  12. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Not really ... how many such saves has Tibo made while he was here (I cant remember even one) ... it comes down to the timing of the leap, Kepa could have done it if it was a second quicker ... but wouldnt criticize Kepa on this. It was a near perfect shot and he still managed a touch.
  13. General Transfer Talk

    For now I couldnt find someone with the spark the next big thing in the u25... there are a few which I kept tab some time back but not sure if they are still on the top. Alisson was top of my list, near to having everything perfect... He could have been the perfect replacement for Courtois in all aspect. Strakosha - the one who i thought had that spark ... perfectly built for a keeper (big and strong) ... amazing reflexes, great agility for someone so big ... however the few games I checked him he parries the ball into dangerous place. Timo Horn (Wild card some year back) - Lot was riding on him. I liked what he brought to the table when he was 21 -22 but now I dont think he has manage to keep up Kepa - I'm hoping he lives up to the expectation. I can be bias
  14. General Transfer Talk

    Madrid went for him because they couldnt get De Gea ... Prerez fucked up with it, they could have it on the platter with De Gea waiting for the deal to happen. I m not obsessed with the height thing in a goalie though it makes a big difference ... for me it is the positioning of the keeper and the timing of his leap is the difference (among the other attributes). Thats what makes De Gea special, its not a coincidence that he manages to have the most stretched saves among the others. Donnarumma is a prefect example of a tall keeper and yet falling short on his leap. Not seen much of Kepa in Spain but of what I have seen in Chelsea, not fully convinced. He mite be a good jumper but I felt he hesitates a little to go for the ball when away from the body. It could very well be a confidence stuff, hoping it will work out for him. Fingers crossed!
  15. General Transfer Talk

    Agreed on this 100% He is the best out there without a doubt ... not in the best of form but that bloke is purely determination. I still have my doubts on Kepa though but I have my fingers crossed.