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coolhead23

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  1. Christian Pulisic

    Christian Pulisic joins Chelsea in £57.6m move from Borussia Dortmund https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/11596723/christian-pulisic-joins-chelsea-in-57-6m-move-from-borussia-dortmund So its finally done and we loan him back ... not a big fan of this signing but welcome Pulisic.
  2. Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    I dont think we are guaranteed top 4 and will lose because Arsenal or United will wins the European competitions. We are very much in the same league this season like that of Arsenal and United (in fact United will pick up now because they will get their basics right) ... I dont see Sarri evolving and that will push us back. Yes we will keep winning the occasionally big games and mite go on a winning run which will be great for our prospect but feel consistency will be lacking.
  3. Paul Pogba

    It's not surprising that Pogba was the most happiest after the sacking ... Is there anything else that can be expected from him? Over hyped player, bigger than everyone attitude ... basically a talented player with loads of ego & Me's. I'm just glad that we didnt get him (dont care the talent if you dont have the right attitude).
  4. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    ,If Odoi doesnt get a start in the Europa tie then all hopes would be lost (the little which was left) of any young lad from the academy to make it to the Chelsea first 11. If we cant try out or experiment players while we are in the transition year then what is the point in having a world class academy? This is just getting stupid!!!
  5. 7. N'Golo Kante

    Sarri will have to play Kante along side Jorginho and in a withdrawn role else dont play him because he doesnt bring value if played in an advanced role. Also Jorginho needs to start pushing more up, i know it isnt the way Sarri wants but we need to get the best out of the 2. Seeing Barley in a good run, he should have moved for Barley Jorginho - Kante I hope we dont end up doing what Jose is doing at United!!! Sarri has to find a way to get the best out of the team by playing to their strengths.
  6. Spurs 3-1 Chelsea

    Then it could had been used as a selling point. I dont recollect where I read it (probably on the phone)
  7. Spurs 3-1 Chelsea

    Couldnt see the match and dont have the stomach to see it now. Read it somewhere that Sarri was taken aback on how Spurs eliminated Jorginho. We had a loss coming and I'm glad specially when fans were started to hype the winning run however I'm disappointed that it came against Spurs. Had mentioned it before that once the opposition will start targeting/pressurizing Jorginho it will be chaos and more importantly how we switch to plan B from there will showcase how matured we are. Sarri has to start looking at plan B because there is lot to be done in the current team, currently I feel he is focused on perfection which could be difficult with this set of players. Anyways more learning to be done ... Hoping better integration of plans in the team. Keep going, Blues!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.