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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 N'Golo Kante
  • 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. 22. Christian Pulisic

    They do for my fantasy team...that's what matters!
  2. Chelsea 3-0 Watford

    Mount has been excellent. Such a great mentality for a young player, prepared to take the responsibility on his shoulders to create openings.
  3. Chelsea 3-0 Watford

    That goal was all about Mount's pass into Barkley breaking the lines, not enough of that has been happening.
  4. Chelsea 3-0 Watford

    I don't think this is a case of Lampard trying to shoe-horn Kante into the side otherwise he would have been playing as one of the two in front of the deepest midfielder. Lampard has obviously analysed things during lockdown, and determined that there is something he doesn't like and is trying to address it. The problem I have with that is it is very risky to make such a big change to our structure at this stage of the season. I'm not against moving to a 4-3-3 with a holder and two number 8's moving forward. But the number 8's have to effect the game much more than what Mount and Barkley do. Neither offer the ability to control a game like Kovacic can, so they need to be providing goals and assists. Mount's industry to a degree is effective in other ways and he links the game well but we need goals from that area and they don't come enough.
  5. Chelsea 3-0 Watford

    Absolutely no margin for error tonight.
  6. Super Frank Thread

    There will always be the odd stupid corner given away like the one Rudiger did but we're actually very good at minimising corners. We're second to Man City who average around 2.8 corners a game, with 3.4 ourselves. I believe the next best after this is Wolves with 4, and the average is pushing 5.5.
  7. 10. Willian

    I struggle to see either Arsenal or Spurs prepared to offer him 3 years on big wages. I still think he'll end up signing a new contract for 2 more years.
  8. Super Frank Thread

    Lampard has to find a solution to it. I feel like we've looked susceptible the last couple of years to set pieces but I think it's really come to the fore this season. A lot of the time though is the failure to deal with the second ball. That's players not having the right mentality and concentration to anticipate the danger around them. When our centre backs are amongst the worst culprits for ball watching and a lack of anticipation (and that's not even just reserved for set piece defending), we're in big trouble.
  9. Super Frank Thread

    The problem is Tammy isn't very good in the air considering his size and height, and ball watches (you can tell that by how many times he's caught offside). He would be easy to lose as an attacker with a little movement. Rudiger similarly seems to struggle with marking on set pieces and anticipate danger and I'd trust Azpi to be more committed and stronger than Christensen in an aerial dual. I actually think for West Ham's goal Azpi did pretty well. The header was weak and should have been dealt with by one of Kepa or Tammy. Back in 2010 we were much better suited to man marking with the players we had who were both strong in the air and kept the right levels of concentration and anticipation to mark players properly. We have absolutely no one at present organising that defence on the pitch and taking the responsibility to do so.
  10. Super Frank Thread

    Did you bother reading the article, or watch any of the games? We've changed how we defend set pieces already this season so I see no reason why Lampard wouldn't look to make changes again. I actually think how he originally set us up was better than we are now. Our players cannot be trusted to carry out man marking successfully.
  11. Super Frank Thread

    Interesting article and I think City's tactic would suit us also. Even when we deal with the initial corner, we seem to struggle to clear our lines so having more players in the box may help with this. It's hardly like it'll affect Kepa who struggles to come out for anything anyway, and maybe that's then a way to tell him to stay on his line and just deal with his area, passing on responsibility then to the defenders to deal with anything outside the 3 or 4 yards in front of the keeper. The organisation at the back with regards to marking, ball watching, etc has been abysmal. I think stacking the best and more dominant players aerially on our 6 yard line and given instruction to attack the ball without worrying necessarily about tracking a runner is worth trying. I wouldn't be too worried about not having anybody higher up the pitch. We have good pace in our forward areas that if they stay alert we could potentially break and push out very quickly. The pace and threat we'd have to counter would be enough to ensure most teams in the league wouldn't be prepared to over-commit themselves. I think Lampard needs to try something different now. We literally look like conceding from every set play at the moment.
  12. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Realistically if we were to try and do deals with Zouma and Barkley involved to buy Digne and Rice, how much extra money do people think we would need to pay on those deals? I'm thinking that a Digne/Zouma swap wouldn't be massively different, especially when Everton were reportedly prepared to spend quite a bit on Zouma last summer and obviously still hold him in high regard. More would probably be needed on the Rice deal, It would be sensible if we were able to sell Emerson and any funds for him cover these two deals. I wouldn't be against that at all because I think the two players we'd be getting would be intelligent upgrades to areas we need to sort out.
  13. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Yeah but United are still paying a massive portion of his wages. I'm not sure, the way the club operates, it'll be prepared to suck up a large chunk of his transfer fee and wages to allow him to be loaned out. At best I think we may be able to command £5m for a loan fee and someone pay £75-100k per week of his salary. There would definitely be suitors as he's still well regarded in Spain and an international for their country but it will be teams outside the top 3 looking at him who won't usually spend big money.
  14. 10. Willian

    Which just highlights the problems this season, expecting a young player to come from a foreign country and hit the ground running. I really like Pulisic (I mentioned months ago that he looks to have that ability and hunger to attack the back post which I think could lead to big numbers for goals as he matures like Sterling, Mane, Salah, etc) but my biggest worry with him is his durability to stay fit because it's not just this season but previous years that he's missed weeks/months of the season with muscular injuries. That obviously has a massive effect if you're key attacking outlet can't be fully relied on because of fitness concerns. If he can stay fit I think he could become a real big player and rack up some big numbers for us in assists and goals but there's always that worry that niggling injuries will hinder him. The other issue this highlights is Pulisic, currently, is still well off Hazard's level when he was here but the likes of Willian and Pedro haven't 'upped' their numbers either to compensate. As the season has wore on, Hazard's loss has been felt more and more in my opinion when trying to break teams down. He's not going to be directly replaced but I think in Pulisic, Mount and Hudson Odoi there's three young players still developing, and the purchase of Werner and Ziyech that we can spread the load out across our front line which will make us more threatening than just a reliance on one player which we've had the last few years. Willian in my opinion could still be a solid, dependable squad player for another season or two. He's rarely injured, hasn't shown any decline physically and offers some experience to a young group. Similar to Giroud really. But his time as a first choice should definitely be coming to an end.
  15. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    From what I've heard the backup Bilbao brought through to replace Kepa, they think is better than him.