Welcome to Talk Chelsea

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Country

    United Kingdom

Everything posted by OneMoSalah

  1. Mauro Icardi

    So according to Tancredi Palmeri (Italian CNN correspondent) who has sources from Sky Italy, we have contacted Sampdoria to try and sign 19 year old 'wonder kid' Mauro Icardi. He's Argentinian and was signed by Sampdoria from Barca's La Masia academy for €400,000 or something. He scored four goals against Pescara (becoming the third player to score four goals in one game for Sampdoria) quite recently. In his first season in Serie A he has 7 goals so far. Never actually heard of him before but was reading an article on him and apparently Barca rated him quite highly but because of the strikeforce they had, he thought it was better to leave Barca so he did.
  2. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Tbf other than CHO for Willian (even based on tonight not always straight forward, CHO faded in and out of the game a lot which you can expect with young players as well as inconsistencies in performance), Emerson and Giroud are hardly obvious improvements on Alonso and Morata if they are at all (which for me, other than a few games Emerson has done well in patches, is just as bad as Alonso). In all reality, poor squad building has left us in this mess more than anything. Can blame Sarri, Conte, Jose for playing player X over player Y but the one consistent has been that the club has been picking transfer targets 75% of the time for almost the last 8 or 9 years. Back in 2011 we were linked with Cesar Azpilicueta, Andre Schurrle, Antonio Rudiger, Willian under AVB but we ended up signing them under Di Matteo, Mourinho and Conte. If that doesnt explain a lot then I dont know what does. Not to say they havent done well, werent good players or whatever but its obvious the club identifies and recruits the players as opposed to the manager having final say. Weve had the success but it was built on aggresive, counter attacking, low block football. Go through the usual cycle of could be contenders, become champions and then fall off. Improve, hit a good level and then dont build on the success. Constant cycle and poor recruitment is a huge reason.
  3. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Its been happening all season. Not just Willian. Morata, Hazard, Kovacic, Giroud, basically everyone has not done it at one time. But the pressing has been shit, whether or not this is through a lack of effort or lack of tactical understanding, I dont know.
  4. 5. Jorginho

    Kovacic was sloppy though, taking far too many touches at times, slowing us down.
  5. Chelsea - Malmo

    If they get a favourable draw they are dsrk horses for the whole competiton I reckon. Them and Valencia, who are a hugely solid no thrills but very effective side.
  6. 5. Jorginho

    Exactly. Plus everyone still thinks Kante is a 6 and should play there. Kante has shown time and time again why he is better on that right hand side. His ability to drive forward, recover, press higher up and also be more creative. But again, the football das are out in force and see him as something he isnt. A fixed pivot.
  7. Chelsea - Malmo

    Napoli wait and see.
  8. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Well needed win. Some glimpses at times of what his style can bring but a long way to go and we have 2 huge games coming up.
  9. 5. Jorginho

    Bit harsh really. But not surprised. Same with Sarri and countless others being booed or chanted at by our own fans too.
  10. Chelsea - Malmo

    Need a bit more from CHO, faded since first half. Second goal would be nice.
  11. Chelsea - Malmo

    You would think some fans who are completely opposed to it would of noticed before that fanny too. He managed to beat Rio Ferdinand too. But probably not hard.
  12. Chelsea - Malmo

    I think we need to get Willian on the ball more in 1v1s and Barkley needs to turn and face the play more than continuing to go backwards. Barkley can turn and drive forward but seems reluctant to do so at times which is odd because it was a huge strength of his in the past, taking it on the half turn and being positive, going by players. I wonder if this is due to Sarris instructions or him adapting to that more withdrawn role.
  13. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Tbf hes had a much much better start in the PL than De Gea, who many Spanish fans wanted benched in favour of Kepa at the world cup. Theres no issue with hin, very good GK, few things to improve, if he can put an extra 10 or 15 lbs of muscle on he will not be as lightweight as he is now, although its never made a huge difference here. That Pogba header was a shame because hes shown time and time again hes got strong wrists and an excellent shot stopper. Courtois a superior GK right now yes but I think its not by a massive gap. Alisson, Ederson and De Gea arent hugely better either (De Gea better than them all, Alisson and Ederson are good shot stoppers but they can be nervy) , I dont think people understand how good Kepa can be.
  14. Chelsea - Malmo

    Again. Poor in the final third. As per usual.
  15. Chelsea - Malmo

    And yet people wonder why Sarri doesnt drop certain players. Not seen anything in terms of urgency or a desire from the guys who aren't playing to show Sarri they should be playing. CHO only one showing anything but not higher up.
  16. Nicolo Zaniolo

    That article listed him as a defender at first, so I stopped reading after that. Can see us being interested in him yeah, decent talent but still has plenty to prove. Inter will be kicking themselves they let him go to Roma in the summer.
  17. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Jesus so replace Sarri with Wenger. Yeah. No thanks. Plus he definitely wouldnt do it 😂
  18. Álvaro Morata

    Think he suits Atletico down to the ground. He has a partner in attack, they play direct balls to use him as a focal point at times and cross a lot. Still disappointed how he faded here after a promising start, if he could improve his mentality he'd be a good player. Still think he needs to work on that, Simeone maybe capable of getting that from him but remains to be seen.
  19. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Think in terms of the motivational side of things, he is most definitely is, yes. Never seen a big game were they've not been up for it under him. In terms of quality they can lack at times but they function very well as a team and dont do anything that is considered reinventing the wheel so to speak. I look at Griezmann, Costa, Koke, Saul, Rodri.. all excellent players in their own right but they roll their socks up and give 100%. No doubts about it, with limited resources in terms of finances, Simeone has done an outstanding job and just needs a CL to top it off.
  20. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Jesus some of the fouls this ref has given is pathetic. I know the European ref are a bit less lenient than British refs but jesus christ, tackling and physicality really is dying out. Atletico what a team though. Contrasting style or not, big games they are always at it.
  21. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Hahaha deflection off Ronaldo. Get it up him. Prick 😂
  22. Smartphone world (Android, iOS)

    I just got the s9 on December. Good phone but like apple, Samsung are now just pumping out new phones willy nilly.
  23. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Nothing in it. Chielleni is a 6 ft plus brute. Fell like a fairy. VAR will give incompetent referees the chance to do this time and time again. VAR is a good concept but will take a few seasons before refs become more confident and comfortable not using it for nothing scenarios like that one. Ref just panicked more rhan anything there. Cant wait for Simeones post match comments
  24. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    Never a foul on Chiellini, what a fanny. Disgusting. VAR is shite.
  25. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    True but a defensive line whos left side is that weak and always a target plus a forward line thats probably not got as rigorous defensive instructions, what do you expect? We are always going to be exposed because teams are always going to hit us on the counter attack now. Theyre doing what we did to teams years ago. The style change is obvious to see still, we play out, dominate the ball the majority of the time but teams like that are probably easier to play against than teams in a low block with 10 behind the ball. Unless youve got a front 3 like Barcas, Citys, Liverpools where they 9 times out of 10 produce. For instance, if we hired Simeone tomorrow and went to play like Atletico there would be uproar. Or played like Bayern did vs Liverpool. Although it works clear as day.