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  1. Chelsea - Watford

    The origin isn't the problem if the ball is given away at half way. The attack needs to formulate, and it occurred completely because of Cahill. That was actually some of the worst defending I've seen. He left his spot to follow a player who was already being tracked. Literally came across the field, and ended up tripping. He had an embarrassingly bad game. Can't believe people were calling for Luiz to be dropped who was our best player aside from Bats last night.
  2. Chelsea - Watford

    Well done Bats. I think we've all doubted you, especially recently with everything magnified given the team struggles. Great job by Conte. Got it right. Cahill should never play again. I mean that. Not as a sub, a reserve or squad player. I don't want him on this team. He was to blame for the tap in Richarlison chance, and for their second goal. Just ball watching and ball following. Him and Alonso are absolutely terrible defensively. That is something 80% of the board can see, and even comment on during our winning streaks. Clearly we need to upgrade there. As far as the CB role goes, you have a great young talent on the bench. Between Luiz, Chris, Rud, and occasionally Azpi, we have solutions in the middle. Azpi can play LWB, and Alonso can have the occasionally game if the wingers on the other team are slow as molasses. I'm hoping we spend big half way through. It is so insanely hard to support this team, but I'm stuck now, and all I can do is think how blatantly obvious the solution is. Spend money and bolster the squad. We never do it, and we go through the same slump over and over. It is insanity to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I think it is driving some of us as fans insane too. Great comeback, but terrible performance. For as much of a diver as Richarlison was, he seems to be a very gifted player. Strong, fast and technically gifted. I know there was some talk about him coming here in the offseason. Should keep an eye on him.
  3. Chelsea - Watford

    Cahill should never play again. Both opportunities he is to blame for this half. Eventually they'll score right in front of goal and they did. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Chelsea - Watford

    Luiz has been splendid... what is everyone talking about? Typical. Just blame the easy targets. Deeney hasn't seen the ball because of Luiz. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. 28. César Azpilicueta

    About half his games this season have been poor. No one mentions it because it's Azpi. I'm sure it's just a bad patch. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. 13. Thibaut Courtois

    Are people serious? He is one of the best shot stoppers in the world. He won the golden glove last season... Has he had a poor start? Sure. That is in part to how poor we have been. Mid table keeper? He is the best keeper in the world when on form, if not second best to Neuer. Which goal was he supposed to save last night? Koralov one that no keeper would save? Or how about the header where his defence let the player stroll in? The only one he had a shot at was the volley, and it was absolutely cracked. If a top class shot stopper like Courtois can't get his hands up quick enough over his head, it goes to show you how unexpected and quick that shot was.
  7. Chelsea 3-3 Roma

    Great result. Drawing to a team like Roma at home is fantastic. This is our ambition now, and we're succeeding. Happy to see the board fulfilling the goals they set out this season.
  8. Chelsea 3-3 Roma

    This is our best line up. Azpi is terrible on the right wing back role, but on the left has been amazing. The front 3 works well as well. Hazard can drop to that CAM or CF role, and let Pedro and Morata play up top together.
  9. Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

    His idea of football? Look at all the talent there was at Barca before he got there. They were winning before he got there too. Doesn't hurt that Messi became the world's best just as Pep was entering. Hazard has been great under Conte. He tied the record for most man of the matches in a season last year, did he not? What he is about to do at City? Spend the most money and win? Do you think Conte would be incapable of that? Pep has gotten just about every player he wants, where as we can't sign Oxlade Chamberlain.
  10. Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

    They've stacked the deck with players, it would be a travesty if they didn't win. Their team is something to envy, and the worst thing about it all, is that Conte is three times the manager Pep is, yet has 10 times less at his disposal.
  11. Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

    I hope they do if the club doesn't fix things in January. For as much as I love the club, it is a waste to football to not see both of them at their best.
  12. Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

    We're not even pressing these last 10 minutes. They're pressing us and look like scoring another. Hazard hasn't done shit today, but then again, he isn't given much. I truly hope he leaves because he is magic, and on a magic team, he'll produce it every time. I have no clue why we can't play eye catching football like Man City does. We had a head start of 8 years, and nothing. I honestly don't find it shocking players don't want to play here. Your signings and moves speak all about the ambition of a club. The players aren't as removed as the fans like to think they are. They view things very similarly to us. You see City spending 250 mil on defence alone? Who wouldn't want to play there. We buy one single solid player in Morata, and buy Zappacosta who no one on here would have heard of prior to talks of him coming here. No disrespect to him, because he was one of the few who played okay today, but it shows the gap in ambition between us, and the Manchester clubs. Have never been so disappointed in the club, mainly because this was all so avoidable. It isn't like the early 2010 era where there was a passing of the old guard and everyone was trying to work out where they fit in. It was literally having no ambition and not giving your manager anything to work with. Courtois, Hazard and Conte leaving would not shock me at all. I'd encourage at this point so the club can re invent themselves almost.
  13. Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

    That is honestly the difference. Depth and spending. Aguero goes down? No problem, Jesus steps up. Bats clearly isn't ready. Pedro has looked way better on the field and he isn't even a proper 9. Loads of options in midfield. Silva, KDB, Toure, Fernandinho, Gundongan, Delph. I mean honestly. One decent signing this season and we're meant to compete? I tried to be optimistic, but I knew as soon as we got an injury, there would be issues. No depth at all. Try and get top 4, and maybe give the manager a proper world class team if they are going to expect world class results. Absolutely fine if you want to make top 4, because our team is certainly good enough to compete, but don't go sacking him because you didn't give him the tools to get a particular job done. Rant over. Utterly disappointing game. Outplayed by Palace. I guess the only thing I can savour this season is that lovely performance against Atletico. Here is hoping to another miracle Champions League run, and we pull it out of our ass again. Title race done for us early.
  14. Paulo Dybala

    No chance he is as good as Eden now. Even at his age now Eden was the better player. The only one to have any sort of Ronaldo or Messi level career potentially is Mbappe. Best 18 year old I've seen.
  15. Chelsea 0-1 Man City

    I agree and disagree in a sense. They are a far more dynamic team. Sane is brilliant. Simply put, a quicker, stronger, more direct version of Willian with great finishing. Sterling is a speedster with skills who can open a game, particularly when he only has Alonso to go around. All around the pitch they have far more versatile and multi faceted players. Silva and KDB are just better, stronger and way faster versions of Cesc. Cahill just doesn't have it to play in these big games. I would have rather seen Azpi in the middle, and Moses on the wing. Moses is a physical specimen at least, and will work. Simply put, we are just overmatched in regards to personnel. We need a Sandro, Van Dijk, and a dynamic playmaker in the middle.