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Blue Armour

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  1. Chelsea v Man Utd

    haha.... your gifs are always quality
  2. Malmo - Chelsea

    Well...I agree with your sentiment. There is no need to be needlessly depressed. But on the topic of confidence...I feel that this team has an ON-OFF switch when it comes to that. And I fear that Sarri has no control of it.
  3. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    No idea... if he thinks that bringing them on to 'enjoy' a win against Malmo will boost their confidence...smh... Whatever it is...his idea flopped. They just conceded a goal instead of adding to the total. Not even one of our youth players in the lineup...there's a good chance he will play majority of the senior squad again against United. Will be really pissed to see Jorginho huffing and puffing again in that central midfield.
  4. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Two constants I think. One constant...managers with no good plan B. Second constant...poor, poor defenders. We've been playing with aged, past-it, defenders since 2012 and lost any quality defender we had by 2017. We haven't been with a quality full-back for even longer than that. Azpilicueta and Ivanovic (until he got old) were good 1-v-1 defenders but lacking in other departments. In any case, the full-back on their opposite side was even worse. Our back line sucks. Mourinho tried to mask it by going ultra defensive in 2015, and Conte tried to do it with his back 5 and defensive tactics, so that each defender wouldn't be horribly exposed. Sarri is so far trying to avoid a reactionary approach like the other two, so the back 4 is constantly getting exposed like a Baboon's backside.
  5. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I'd like to think of Manchester City as pepperidge farms in this scenario. They were bitter enough to play ‘One Step Beyond’ after their win. Not sure why, considering they are top of the table. Small club mentality. Can't wait to kick them to the curb again.
  6. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Remember this..? Pepperidge farms remembers....
  7. 28. César Azpilicueta

    I will admit though, he is a great player and our best defender IMO. But he is absolutely POOR at organizing the rest of our defense. I would argue that even Cahill would do a better job in that regard. We are lacking someone like JT to organize that back line. It takes more than 'passion' and love of the club to be a good leader.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Interesting points. I really do get the impression that a lot of the players are blindly following a script laid out to them by Sarri. This could explain our disjointed performances,...how they look really good at certain moments, and completely capitulate the next. Majority of the players don't know how to improvise when things DON'T go according to script. We lack the players with intelligence to take control of the situation. Sad to say it, but that especially applies to captain Azpilicueta who is still our best defender, but unable to organize our back four. Then again, who would bother to instruct someone like Alonso? Guy doesn't seem to give a crap when on the pitch.
  9. Man City 6-0 Chelsea

    We'll score 7 against them at the bridge, just like how we used the Huddersfield match to make up for the loss in goal difference against Bournemouth
  10. Man City 6-0 Chelsea

    I have, thankfully, never watched any of these dratted games (the 2-0 to Arsenal, 4-0 Bournemouth, 6-0 city.) live...and I do try to catch every league game live. I just flicked through the highlights for these matches, and looked on in disbelief as the scoreline became more and more lopsided. I have seen Chelsea teams capitulate in the past, but to this extent and multiple times in a single season? No words.
  11. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6688843/Maurizio-Sarri-admits-job-pressure-Chelseas-6-0-drubbing-Manchester-City.html 'If the owner calls, I'll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him': Under-pressure Maurizio Sarri aims dig at Roman Abramovich Might not be too long for that.
  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Re-markedly enough, I think the media were a lot more aggressive with Conte at a similar kind of stage last season., compared to Sarri now. I guess with United just about edging the top 4 spot on goal difference, they aren't exactly looking forward to a new manager at the helm, and a possible Chelsea resurgence.
  13. Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield

    Need Mufasa to come out before every match to talk to this lot
  14. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    With Roman A., currently out of station he cant even arrive at the training ground to put fear into this lot. Need someone of the likes of Drogba or Terry back. And soon
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Unlikely, but if this coach has any guts he would bench a huge chunk of the senior squad for our 3 homegrown youth players who would play with full motivation, for the next game. While I think a huge chunk of responsibility lies with Sarri, and his one dimensional strategy, I agree with the point that Bluelyon made in the match thread. This lot only care about their trophy count. I've suspected this for a while now especially after watching Contes second season The league performances have steadily become worse ever since we dropped out of the title race. The fight to win every match is no longer there. This is why we no longer fight back in league matches. Complete contrast to the start of the season when we fought to score goals in the dying minutes of the game. Also complete contrast to the league cup game against Spurs.
  16. 10. Eden Hazard

    Back in LW, Back in business Classic Hazard!
  17. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    As much as I disklike watching Sarri's football at the moment, Articles like these are an even bigger bore. An 'insider' claims training sessions are dull and monotonous. What 'creative genius' came up with this crap? Rubbish article. Don't wont another season Chelsea in the doldrums, and certainly don't want to read crap like this from the gutter press. Its like on an annoying loop.
  18. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

    Not arguing with anyone. Was just giving my perspective. Regarding the last sentence on Tomo's post. About the backing given to Sarri.
  19. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

    This is true...I think the club has done fairly well (on relative terms) compared to previous seasons. They took a gamble by sticking with Morata as first choice striker, but who can argue otherwise? Its only his second season, plus he came in for a lot of money. Even the appointment of Sarri himself. Pretty bold by Chelsea who normally go for only proven managers. (Grant maybe an exception).
  20. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Yeah, Kante is fantastic..but he does not have the tactical nous of a Makelele or Essien to play the CDM role all by his lonesome.
  21. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

    Heh... looks more like a sheep walking into a den of wolves. The players are going to stick it to him at this rate. Hasn't got a clue about what he's getting into with this public shaming.
  22. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

    Morgan probably still has nightmares about Hazard going on that solo run to score against them.
  23. The Mourinho Thread

    Starting to look more like himself. Slimmed down too. Wonder whether he would return to Inter. Recently claimed they were the best team he's ever coached (which is true based on the trophy count). I think he's had enough of managing in the PL for at least a while.
  24. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Agree with this... The whole lambasting in public reeks of Sarri just trying to make himself look better. What's the point? The players are not going to take any positives from public shaming. Especially not from him. For all you know, in their heads they have achieved more in football than he has. Heck, Marcos Alonso has won more titles. So have Moses and Drinkwater both of whom, Sarri had unceremoniously dropped Same shit again. The moment he used the word 'suffer' in his interview, I almost lost it. The only people 'suffering' from this are Hazard wasting away in the false 9, and Roman Abramovich and the fans watching this tripe.
  25. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Says his players lack motivation. Picks the same starting 11 several times over. Doesn't even tweak the system during the game. No changes at half time. And that obsession with 4-3-3. Wouldn't be surprised if he arranges his cutlery in a 4-3-3