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  1. Wolves - Chelsea

    Yeah I'm usually pretty optimistic, but winning this one will feel like a bit of a miracle. Kante and Emerson out, Alonso in... I'm hoping he will have the game of his life to claim his stake, but what I think will happen is that he will be targeted and it will pay off for them. Zouma being his cover on that side isn't encouraging either.
  2. Super Frank Thread

    Last season Sarri spoke quite a bit about defensive positioning while having the ball. This was when we were too exposed to counter-attacks and leaked goals due to attacking players' positioning being too forward and not thinking about what would happen if they lost the ball, after which our style of play became more pragmatic and less fluid. It wasn't easy on the eye at times, but our defence certainly improved. I think this might be one of the issues now - players having maybe too much freedom, which means the team loses its shape defending quick counters. Perhaps the team needs more time and experience playing together, to develop that positional understanding and discipline.
  3. 33. Emerson Palmieri

    I like Emerson, I don't think he's the finished product yet and I believe he still has a lot of potential to improve. He's been steadily improving since recovering from that serious injury and with him now having finally nailed the starting spot, it's the first time since recovery that he's consistently getting consecutive games, so I expect him to continue improving as he plays more. Who knows, by the end of the season we might be talking about signing a backup left back instead of a replacement.
  4. Chelsea banned for TWO transfer windows

    Because they know they're guilty. Hiring Lampard and resorting to youth was a deflection tactic by them to minimize bad press, no way would they have gone down that route if they hadn't fucked up.
  5. 10. Willian

    I wonder how many more unfavourable results it will take for the media to start pushing the "it's Lampard's fault for not playing and alienating Willian" narrative. You just know it's coming if results don't improve.
  6. European Competition thread

    Why do we have two threads for European games? Just noticed [emoji848] Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  7. City getting a free pass. Group C Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta Ours is not bad as well, should top it. Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  8. Psg Real will be sehr interessant Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  9. Ajax, interesting Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
  10. 5. Jorginho

    So we have then Zouma and Bakayoko in the same line-up, with a bit of passing problems ("a bit" being understatement of the year). You wanna handicap our offensive play entirely? Jorginho is good but not so good to do it all alone. Bakayoko losing possession instead of keeping possession would put our defence under a lot more pressure and we would concede a lot more goals. Keeping the ball efficiently is part of defending, not merely being big enough to outjump your opponents (and even that is suspect because his positioning is bad).
  11. Raphinha

    Silva is also 25 and has been at City for 2 seasons, why are you randomly comparing those two?
  12. 5. Jorginho

    Baka is a destroyer alright. Destroyer of our game.
  13. Norwich 2-3 Chelsea

    True. He's clearly been instructed to keep it simple, he never tries anything adventurous and plays it safe. Which is the right thing to do considering his skillset, but ideally shouldn't be the CB type we aspire to make a starter. Rüdiger's passing and ball control are much better, so I hope he gets in shape quickly and benches Zouma. We could also use his experience and leadership.
  14. Norwich 2-3 Chelsea

    What makes you say that? Have we been fine with Kante?
  15. 20. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Yup, we would be right to scrutinize him like every other player who earns that much. No more Mr. Potential.