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Blue Armour

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  1. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Not sure why we're not even making an attempt at Soyuncu Now he's linked with Barca Is he too unrealistic a transfer target?
  2. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Maicon, Lucio, ...even our very own Alex Brazilian defenders of a bygone era. Tough as nails
  3. Kai Havertz

    Yep, definitely need him for the short term. For the long term, however, am concerned that one day Bayern Effng Munich will come sniffing for German talent, just like they grabbed Leroy Sane. And we've got Timo too. Hard to see them not come in, if 1 or both succeed. Then again, we've always had Madrid lurking around for Hazard and still got 7 good seasons, so maybe it won't be that bad.
  4. Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

    Not sure about your point on CBs, but I agree with you on the midfield lacking defensive nuous. Barring Kante, and to a lesser extent Kovacic, the midfield can seem a bit porous It could be risky, but it then again depends on what kind of on-the-ball tactics the team will use next season.
  5. Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

    Its cliche but today was not our day...Azpi and Puli getting injured in the same game, and the ref having a crap day (probably Antony Taylor's chance to take revenge after we knocked his beloved United out of the competition) Like @Tomo said, these horrible ref decisions tend to even themselves over the course of a season. Shame that it happened in a cup final, but we could have done better in terms of our own performance.. I couldn't watch this match live, but watching the first 20 minutes of our play (high press and fast attack) from this game, fills me with excitement for the next season, when we have our new signings integrated. It would be enough to put most sides to the sword. Onwards and upwards.
  6. Chelsea 2-0 Wolves

    Or Liverpool's first goal at Anfield last week. I thought we were doing decent up till that point, and then Kepa gets beaten by the first real shot on target from range and gives Liverpool momentum they didn't need.
  7. Chelsea 2-0 Wolves

    Considering where they were before he took over, that is a pretty decent job
  8. Chelsea 2-0 Wolves

    I dont really care who starts in the back 4 or GK to be honest. We are nigh guaranteed to concede at least 1 goal regardless of the lineup, no matter who from the squad starts in defense. I'll keep Azpilicueta as captain, but that's pretty much it.
  9. Chelsea 2-0 Wolves

    Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud.....Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud.....Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud.....Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud.....Start with Giroud...Start with Giroud... And oh yeah, Start with Pulisic as well.
  10. Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea

    I couldn't watch this match, and going into it, was honestly not expecting anything interesting in terms of a result ---- (the real interesting end result was Utd vs W Ham), but having said that, WHAT A MATCH! Really proud of our young guns, Pulisic and CHO trying their best to make a comeback,against the title winning Liverpool, and very nearly creating a classic like our 4-4 draw at the Bridge in the CL. Shame that Arsenal reject had to come along to scupper that plan, but whatever. Our objective lies before us. Kepa's form is a big worry. I thought he had turned a corner after he was dropped for Wily, before the lockdown, but ever since season restart, he has been terrible again. Granted the defenders don't make things easy, but he offers very little in terms of being a final line of defense.. At this point, we're only using him as the last man and nothing more. He's not even dominant or vocal enough during set pieces, which is why there is so much confusion in our side whenever we concede a free kick. The big issue with trying to replace Kepa with star quality, is that its another multi million investment and a waste of what we spent to secure him. We might need to look at nicking cheaper, but surely better performing alternatives, such as Schmeichel or Marinez by promising them first team action.
  11. Man Utd 1-3 Chelsea

    Yeah remember that moment well His physical strength on the ball feels like a throwback to midfielders like Ballack and Lampard.
  12. Man Utd 1-3 Chelsea

    I hope people recall that this is CHO's first season back from a career threatening injury. Both CHO and RLC easily deserve a break this season.
  13. Super Frank Thread

    All that in a season following Eden Hazard departure, and a transfer ban.
  14. Super Frank Thread

    3-4-3 formation is a weapon best saved for the most opportune moments. but 4-3-3 should always be our default I think Frank also agrees.
  15. The English Football Thread

    On the topic of Lampard and OGS. I find the current form of both teams rather interesting. First half of the season, you had us regularly picking up points against the bread and butter of the league, especially in away games. United fared well against top 6 teams but flopped against lesser opposition. Now fast forward to the restart, we have won a game against City, at home, beat Leicester away, and you have United more consistent against the lesser sides. Interesting that our next 2 games are against top 6.
  16. Super Frank Thread

    Whatever Lampard does to try and remedy the defense, I hope he realizes that chopping and changing the lineup for the sake of it, is not the solution. You'll risk alienating yourself from the players and it's all downhill from there, usually, once that happens.
  17. Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

    I hate to depend on another team's ill fortune. But what do you City's chances are of getting a 1 season ban at least? Can they suspend the decision through an additional appeal??
  18. Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

    Replace the Yokahama with 3and this picture will be perfect.
  19. Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

    Wouldn't be surprised He keeps chopping and changing to please certain of his favorites. No way had Tammy deserved to start over Giroud in this match. No way should Billy have started over Jorginho in the last game. And then he keeps rotating the back 4 without any plan.
  20. Super Frank Thread

    I thought he learned from his idiotic decision to start with Tammy against West Ham. Nope. He gave this lamp-post of a striker an instant reward for scoring a goal against CP. I've said it before, Tammy should NEVER start a game till the end of the season until he gets into hot scoring form. And what an absolute STUPID decision to keep Tammy on in this game, and remove the most influential attacker in Pulisic. Probably also trying to please Willian, who is probably running ragged after playing 90 mins of every game, and is ironically halfway out the door. And what's Lampard's idea for fixing a leaky defense? Simple: Keep rotating the back four every time we lose a game. Won't be surprised to see Willy Caballero come on for Kepa in the next game. That will be his next 'fix'.
  21. Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea

    At this point, I don't really care who plays in our back 4 (or even in goal). Its a merry-go-round of idiots. I know Azpi will never be dropped (and to be fair he defends alright 7 out of 10 times), and will probably include Alonso, simply because he gives an option in attack. Reece James has looked rusty since the restart, and his defending has never really convinced me. I don't think the race for top 4 is the best time for him to get match practice as a starter
  22. Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea

    Don't quite agree. He was anonymous in the 1st half., and all at sea in the 2nd with Crystal Palace taking 60% of the possession for long periods of the game. Anything but solid, IMO. The instant Jorginho replaced him, we go back to having 70 plus percentage of the ball. The kid is good, but he has been poor since the restart (barring that one long ball he played to setup a goal in 1 match). Shouldn't be starting right now when we have crunch fixtures coming up.
  23. 22. Christian Pulisic

    Rest, especially Hudson Odoi
  24. 5. Jorginho

    I've been saying it. Plenty of people on this forum have been saying it. The moment we lost Kante and Kovacic, we should have resorted to Jorginho to control the midfield. He finally plays in this match, probably 70 mins later than he should have. Its bizarre. Even if the intent is to move past Jorginho in the future, why would you sacrifice the game when it was obvious we were playing like a 10 man team with Gilmour in the middle of the park. He waited so long to introduce Joginho. Embarrassing to concede 60% of the possession to Crystal Palace. Gilmour has NOT looked the same since the restart. Its actually detrimental to keep playing him in this state, as his confidence will only plummet. His passing (even though the intent of his passes were good) were off the mark, and led to so many turnovers. Too lightweight and poor positioning in our defensive transitions, barely making interceptions. Hope Jorginho starts the next game, especially if Kante and Kovacic are out longer. I would start him even if one those 2 were actually available.
  25. Eden Hazard compilation