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  1. 11. Timo Werner

    Werner has never been the most clinical of players. Last season in the Bundesliga he recorded 20 big chances missed, only second to Lewandowski at 24. That said, it comes with the territory. He's a player who gets in these chances constantly because he's a good player and even though he misses a lot of them he still finds himself on the score sheet really often as well. If you look at the stats from EPL last few seasons, you'll find players like Aubameyang, Vardy, Salah, Mane constantly topping the table of big chances missed statistics. Are they bad players as well? I think not. Sure he should've scored at least two or more goals in the games against Newcastle and Rennes but shit happens, so what? The team was still good enough to win both of those games despite Werner having an off-day with his finishing so what's the problem? I'll only start getting worried if Timo stops getting himself in these kind of goalscoring positions and wanders around the pitch like a lost lamb because only then there is a problem. Right now his overall play is looking good and more goals will come, it's only a matter of time. 8 goals is a very decent return for this stage of the season, especially for a player who's only just joined a new club this season. To put things into perspective, if he keeps up the same scoring rate he'll end up with +25 goals overall in all competitions, which is something no Chelsea player has done in the last ten years. As for the "oh but he's scored three penalties" brigade I'll ask you who's the one who got those penalties? Timo has won four penalties so far I think, but Jorginho took the first few and missed some.
  2. Super Frank Thread

    And most of the other 19 teams did in fact have a better pre-season. All mid-table or bottom clubs started their holidays in July as soon as the PL season ended so they returned to training around mid-August and even had time to play a few friendlies. Of the other top-6 clubs Liverpool played three friendlies+CS and Tottenham had four friendlies as well as some EL qualifiers to build match fitness early on. Only the Manchester clubs had an even shorter pre-season due to playing in CL/EL longer but then again they started their league season a week later than others to make it more 'fair'. I wouldn't use shortened pre-season as an excuse for bad results or performances but it's certainly played a part in some of the silly results we've seen across the PL. As for Chelsea, I said it in the beginning of the season that I'll start judging the team when the initial injury problems were cleared and the new guys have had some time to get settled. It took a bunch of games for players like Chilwell, Pulisic, Ziyech to even start playing after their injuries, Mendy/Silva didn't feature in the early games at all and Werner/Havertz were/are still finding their feet in the PL. After integrating Chilwell, Silva and Mendy in the starting XI, the team have looked a lot more solid defensively and I think Lampard deserves some credit for that. All things considered I'd say the season has gone pretty well so far. Top of the CL group with no goals conceded and 3 points off the top in the league is a situation I'll happily accept to be in for the November international break. After the internationals are over it's going to be a busy schedule for the next few months and it's nice to see the team are building a bit of good form going into it. The next ten games before Christmas are going to be really important in determining how the season will go.
  3. 21. Ben Chilwell

    He's been similarly good for most of his career so far. Many Chelsea fans only started paying any attention to him once he got linked with the club and that was around the same time he (and whole Leicester team) lost form. Before he signed I was saying not to judge him too harshly on the latest performances when his whole team were playing badly and instead look at the bigger picture. Still early days but he already looks a huge improvement on what we had before.
  4. Petr Cech

    Wow, didn't see that one coming.
  5. The English Football Thread

    Spurs Checked the score at 80mins when I got home and didn't even bother turning on the tv with them 3-0 up.
  6. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Think Haaland will end up at Man City. They definitely need a new top striker with Agüero turning 33 next year. Man City are also his dad's former club if that means anything.
  7. 5. Jorginho

    Alonso was never good enough to play in a back-4 which was the system of choice under Sarri when he signed his current contract. That was an obvious mistake that could be spotted from a mile away. Jorginho on the other hand is a very useful player in the right setup but he needs a functioning team around him or he'll look bad. That said, he has more than enough time in his current deal so any extension talk should be postponed till at least next spring. If, like I'm assuming, Frank's plan is to play a 4-2-3-1 and have Jorginho as one of the deeper midfields alongside Kante it's crucial to see how he does in that role for an extended period of time before even thinking about handing him a new deal. It's really crazy to think that just a few months ago (at the restart) he was totally frozen out of the team and during the transfer window the club tried to move him on but now he's all of a sudden a key player again.
  8. The International Football Thread

    Werner and Havertz both on the scoresheet today.
  9. 22. Hakim Ziyech

    https://streamja.com/l296d Ziyech's assist for the 3-0 goal. His set piece deliveries are a joy to watch.
  10. 22. Hakim Ziyech

    Because they have another game on Tuesday and are probably hoping he's fit to play then. Would be good if he can get some match fitness before returning but only if he's actually fit and there's no risk of aggravating the knee injury further.
  11. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Could be sooner rather than later. Some reports of Mendy getting injured on international duty...
  12. 11. Timo Werner

    When Ziyech is back as well I'd hope for CHO-Werner-Ziyech as the front three if Pulisic is out. Callum is at his best on the left wing anyway and less effective on the right. Not sure Lampard sees it that way though.
  13. 11. Timo Werner

    With Pulisic taking back the LW position after the international break I'm sure Timo will play up front most games. And Havertz will play behind him to get the best out of both players.
  14. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    What a guy. Comes up with historically bad performances and then has the nerve to criticize his manager for losing faith in him. He's received more than a fair share of opportunities to turn things around and he's fucked up all of them. Only reason he's even gotten a sniff since January is because of the price tag but on his own merits he should've been second choice behind Caballero for a long time, and now third choice after Mendy/Willy. It's good if he performs for Spain because it will keep up his reputation in his home country and maybe eventually some Spanish club will take him.
  15. 11. Timo Werner

    Tested negative for covid, will join the Germany team for the next two games.