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Superblue_1986

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About Superblue_1986

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  • Birthday 09/23/1986

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Gloucester
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Thiago Silva
  • Fan Since 1992
  • First Match Chelsea 0 - 3 Arsenal
  • Memory I went to the 1997 and 2000 FA Cup finals.

    Obviously the title winning campaigns and celebrations have also been fantastic.
  • Interests Chelsea obviously.
    American Football (New Orleans Saints)
    Spending time with the wife and kids

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  1. Chelsea - Leeds

    Quick assessment just after the game: Overall very pleased. We really showed some fight and steely determination today against a difficult opponent with the worst possible start. There is so much more character and fight in this side this year, it bodes well. Realistically should have won by 4 or 5 at least but pleased with the chances being created because sooner or later they'll be scored. People worrying about Werner shouldn't. One of his best traits seems to be that misses won't affect him mentally, he keeps making the same runs and isn't afraid to get chances and his assist at the end of the game was an excellent, willing run in the 93rd minute. Hopefully Ziyech isn't too bad and Silva is ok. Man of the match for me was Mount. Incredible effort and hopefully he's made that central position his own now because he is so much better in there.
  2. 18. Olivier Giroud

    This is very important. I don't think it's a coincidence that upon rebuilding this squad in the summer, Lampard has a lot of versatility across his midfield and attack and effectively 2 senior players for every position on the pitch now. It's the most depth we've had at the club since Mourinho's first stint. When everyone is fit, that amount of competition can only push players to keep standards high and perform when given chances. December is critical with the volume of games to be played in short spaces of time but if we come out of that period relatively unscathed, we could be a serious contender for the top trophies this season.
  3. Super Frank Thread

    There was an incredible backlash after the Sevilla and United games and I was very positive about the results and performances because it created a solid defensive base from which to build upon, and we've done this. The Spurs game in my opinion has to be taken in isolation. They have just mugged City off a week before playing with 10 men behind the ball and picking their moments on the counter and bar a couple of half chances in the first half we completely nullified this threat. We also created chances and played on the front foot, unlike the Sevilla and United games. The biggest thing yesterday was not losing and letting Spurs open up a gap against us. Lampard has started to mature a lot as a manager the last couple of months. We are set up to play on the front foot and attack, but their is now a far more responsible and balanced approach to our play and Lampard has shown he's happy to be a bit more reserved in our approach if the situation warranted. It's always been my biggest negative against Pep. It's all fine and well to have your approach and be confident in your beliefs but how many times has his teams been done against the same approach (we did the same under Conte against him twice). His team gets caught out on quite an alarmingly regular basis and never seem to learn from those mistakes. I was worried Lampard would fall into the same boat as this but he's shown a side to himself that should help him stand in good stead of being successful here and hopefully remain for the longer term.
  4. Chelsea 0-0 Spurs

    In Jose Mourinho's words, I'm not saying this is a game we must win, but it's a game we must not lose.
  5. 11. Timo Werner

    I've got no concerns over Werner. He had a really poor game last night where nothing seemed to go right but the biggest positive was despite that, he never hid. He was still prepared to track back when we were under pressure and still made himself available for the ball including in the last minute leading up to the goal. Similarly against Newcastle, despite missing a couple of chances he kept going and didn't let it affect him which led to a superb assist to kill the game off. I'm comparing this to the likes of Torres and Morata who when short of confidence would hide and not want the ball, effectively leaving us with 10 men. I think over the next couple of weeks Werner will get some rest as the Sevilla and Krasnodar games can afford Lampard to do that, as well as I believe a free week shortly after for the league cup games.
  6. 21. Ben Chilwell

    Chilwell has trained for England today so seems the injury and substitution were more precautionary. Hopefully Southgate doesn't feel the need to risk him this week and then he's fully fit for us at the weekend.
  7. 21. Ben Chilwell

    I think Southgate is a pretty abysmal manager, piggy-backing off one of the easiest world cup runs to a semi final ever known. However, he seems a pretty reasonable and professional person when it comes to managing the players. I could see him wanting to keep a good relationship with Premier League managers. Like you said, that midweek game looks like it'll be a dead rubber and as a result I can see him not starting anyone who's played in both games, so hopefully he'll also give Mount a rest in that one too.
  8. 21. Ben Chilwell

    We'll see, Chilwell tried to carry on but it seemed Southgate withdrew him as a precaution. It didn't look particularly serious, hopefully it's just a bang and a week's chance to heal will hopefully be ok.
  9. 21. Ben Chilwell

    Just come off injured. Looks to be his back, and hopefully more of an impact injury rather than any sort of muscle injury. Fingers crossed, cannot stand international breaks just hoping everyone comes back fit.
  10. 11. Timo Werner

    It will be a difficult choice for Lampard moving forward. Werner doesn't look as effective at times playing out wide, but he has been scoring goals and the way in which we play (i.e. Chilwell) allows him to drift inwards, hopefully more difficult for the defence to pick him up. We do currently look better balanced also with a focal point in attack. Tammy is far from the perfect striker but he does seem so far to help the balance of the team and occupy the centre backs. If and when Pulisic is fit, it'll be interesting to see if everything works as well with him on the left and Werner up top. Hopefully it will.
  11. 19. Mason Mount

    Disagree I think the Burnley game showed that both can be accommodated in the midfield 3. I wasn't sure that Kante would have the tactical discipline to play the holding role, but so far so good and it should allow two more offensive minded players to play in front of him. Kovacic hasn't been at his best so far this season (although he grew into the game today before he came off) but I think in the offensive midfield roles, Havertz is the better fit in there. Kovacic is better suited playing as a midfield 2. It does look like Ziyech likes to be given a free role to roam also and pick up positions inside at times. I think with Havertz operating central to him and being comfortable to play outside if required it balances the team as they can interchange. Mount seems to do the same on the left hand side at times when Werner has drifted inside. That level of flexibility should make a big difference to the fluid nature in which we look like we want to play. I think Mount has had a lot of unnecessary criticism and been pretty much written off by a lot of people as not good enough, but he's been shunted all over the place in our side in recent months. It's good to have that versatility and willingness to play where ever to help the team but I'm glad he's getting a run in his favoured position. He's looked excellent so far playing there and provides a lot of balance with his work rate, combined with a preference to play forward and positive.
  12. Super Frank Thread

    Consistency will be the biggest question mark this season that hasn't been answered yet. We had a run early last season after a shaky start and the wheels suddenly came off. I think we have much more quality and experience this season to hopefully prevent that from happening, but winning the league will be a big ask. We'll see, I'm fairly optimistic so far that we could have a very good season, and build well on last year. Again comes down to injuries and form deeper into the season, but I see us as a bit of a dark horse for the Champions League too. Again, definitely not favourites but i think if we continue to develop as the season progresses we'll be a side in the knock outs (assuming we make it to that stage as expected) that no one will want to play. It would be beautifully ironic if we did with Thiago Silva here after all the failed years he had with PSG.
  13. Super Frank Thread

    I agree. After the game, although Souness was very complimentary he did say that there would be more difficult tests and he's completely right. This does though have a bit of a feeling to Conte's first season when we switched to a back 3. Immediately something just clicked after that but because we beat some of the fodder at the foot of the table it was being relatively dismissed outside of the club. But the momentum that was building could be seen. That season we were almost not taken seriously enough until it was too late and we were tanking away with the league. I'm not saying we'll do the same this season as that but it does feel like we're quietly going about our business very much under the radar, looking very dangerous in attack, whilst solid and organised in defence and midfield and we're building some momentum.
  14. Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

    I really hope we keep this momentum going after the international break because at the moment we look very good. Everybody is stepping up.
  15. Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

    Rio Ferdinand made a comment a few weeks back that he was desperate for him to get fit to watch him because Lampard had told him the same thing.