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Everything posted by Jason

  1. Man United - Chelsea

    Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2020/21 Premier League Match 6 24th October, Saturday 2020 Old Trafford 17:30 Kick Off (UK time)
  2. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    Krasnodar vs Chelsea PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2020/21 Champions League Group Stage Match 2 28th October, Wednesday 2020 Krasnodar Stadium 17:55 Kick Off (UK time)
  3. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/10/27/chelsea-squad-for-champions-league-match-in-krasnodar Silva did not travel with the squad to Russia. Kepa still out. So academy keeper Karlo Ziger travelled in his place. Alonso will serve the last of his 3-match suspension. Lampard's presser at 5:30pm UK time today...
  4. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    Of course but given the circumstances, hell will break loose if we don't win tomorrow.
  5. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    A preview from Krasnodar's perspective... http://russianfootballnews.com/champions-league-preview-krasnodar-v-chelsea/ Looks like they have 12 players out, either through injury or illness, including their starting wingers and full backs. And their backline is apparently "almost painfully slow".
  6. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    If we don't win tomorrow...
  7. Man United - Chelsea

    Just because the midfield may get pressed, it doesn't mean they can't or shouldn't play forward passes. We have played 4-2-3-1 countless of times under past managers and 3-4-3 in the past, both with just the two in midfield and I don't think it was as dysfunctional as it is now.
  8. Man United - Chelsea

    This article is about Kante but it also highlights our problem in midfield... https://theathletic.com/2161142/2020/10/26/ngolo-kante-chelsea-frank-lampard/?source=emp_shared_article
  9. Man United - Chelsea

    I don't have the passing map but you're kidding yourself if you think it's similar to without Fabregas back then when (a) Conte is known to instill patterns of play into his team, (b) Fabregas was not even favored initially by Conte and (c) we played some of our best football under Conte and Fabregas didn't even play in some of them (e.g. Fabregas not playing half of our 13-game winning run in 2016/17). The midfield back then was not perfect of course but passing forward or creativity wasn't really an issue compared to now. And in some ways, I guess we're seeing now the difference between a manager who really instills patterns of play into the team and one who doesn't really do that. One has a proper team structure while another doesn't.
  10. The English Football Thread

    Liverpool better not fuck this up!
  11. Man United - Chelsea

    Exactly and unless teams sit off us, our midfield doesn't control games, doesn't dominate games enough to allow our attacking players to shine properly.
  12. The English Football Thread

    Might be worth putting a bet on a Burnley win...
  13. The English Football Thread

    All set up nicely for Burnley to get their first win of the season this weekend...
  14. Branislav Ivanovic

    TBF, West Brom's last 2 fixtures were much easier compared to their first 4 - Burnley and Brighton vs Leicester, Everton, Chelsea and Southampton. Burnley and Brighton are hardly sides that score many goals.
  15. 2. Antonio Rudiger

  16. Krasnodar v Chelsea

    Uh oh...
  17. 2. Antonio Rudiger

  18. Super Frank Thread

    He wasn't going to say he's doing a shit job about his former teammate, is he? As it has been said multiple times, yes, Lampard needs time but he also doesn't have time. He needs results if he wants time. He's been here for like 15 months and god knows how many times we've pressed the reset button on what's he trying to do.
  19. Man United - Chelsea

    The midfield was so deep, one of the front 3 played deeper and there was barely any passing attempt from midfield to the front but the midfield is fine apparently...
  20. Man United - Chelsea

    The first sentence is an understatement. Had it been the other way round, the penalty would have been given immediately. Instead, no penalty was given, there was no VAR check, there were barely any TV replays until much later on and VAR checked the subsequent challenge from Silva (IIRC) on Rashford god knows how many times after that.
  21. Super Frank Thread

    And people wonder why Jorginho gets criticized so much for his passing...