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About Belgiannutt

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  1. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    And look where that got us. Sacrificing long term for short term isn't a smart bet. We won 2 titles but everytime it felt like we went 1 step forward to then take 3 steps back. Nearly every single top team knows how to play out from the back and how to press. Conte and Mourinho were both incapable of implementing this. Funny how you're forgetting that Liverpool reached the CL final with overrated attacking possession football. Also attacking possession football is a pretty wide scope. Plenty of different ways to play attacking possession football. It's not as one dimensional as you're making it sound. Each their opinion but i like the progression we've made this season and i really don't miss the shit on a stick football we saw under Conte and Mourinho.
  2. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    I already said why it's silly. We brought Sarri in to play attacking possession football. He's trying to implement that and now you want him to divert from that to be more pragmatic. Even if it's little tweaks every step away from attacking possession football will slow down the process of getting there. Also what "little " tweaks are you talking about because the most popular "little" tweak among our fan base is putting Kante on the 6 instead of Jorginho. That's not a little tweak, that's not a little step. That is an enormous step away from possession football and towards more pragmatic football. "Why force your style " Euhm because we brought him in precisely because of his style... "basically playing the kind of football we saw under Mourinho/Conte at its worst." Ridiculous statement. Mourinho barely attempted to play out from the back and Conte tried but once teams figured us out and pressed us he was completely clueless on how to solve it. Comparing that to the way we press, keep possession and play out from the back (even under immense pressure) under Sarri. A lot of work goes into that. The final third is where things go wrong and that is largely down to the lack of a proper striker and the lack of a quality RW (and fullbacks that aren't good going forward) "Is he ever gonna get all his players" Not in 1 transferwindow. It is going to take time. Piece by piece, brick by brick. The players that don't adapt need to be replaced. This was always going to be a long term process. "A six-point lead on Arsenal and United with 16 games to go is nothing. " Nothing ? 6 points is a nice cushion and we're only 1 point behind Tottenham. And again all without a proper striker.
  3. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Your point is silly. We brought Sarri in to move us towards attacking possession football. He's 6 months in the job and now you want him to adapt because some of our players can't adapt to it ? Basically asking him to be pragmatic ? No no no The players that can't adapt or are too limited need to go. On a general side note : i honestly don't get this forum at times. Reading some of the nonsense on here you'd think we'd be a couple of points off relegation. We're 4 th ! 6 points ahead of Arsenal, United and 1 point behind Tottenham. And doing all that without a proper striker. Chill the F out people.
  4. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Football isn't simple. Plenty of complexity in it that the average football fan will never know about. When patterns of play and movements are synced it looks smooth and simple but in reality it takes a lot of time and effort to get it right. United are a better team then what we saw from them under Mourinho. They are just experiencing a resurgence due to Mourinho no longer being there to create a negative atmposhere. Same thing happened with us after he got sacked.
  5. Kurt Zouma

    Few shit games ? The guy went through a lenghty period where he was giving the ball away in dangerous areas nearly every game. Christensen only has himself to blame. He was making far too many mistakes. You can get away with a couple of mistakes but he just looked completely overwhelmed. The fact that Gary Cahill replacing him actually significantly improved our defense speaks volumes about how awful he was. On Zouma. The injury came at a bad time. By the time he was 100 % again we had already moved into a direction where we needed CB's that could play out from the back. Zouma simply wasn't/isn't that kind of CB.
  6. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

    While we can play quicker at times i do disagree. I think we regularly get our fullbacks in space and good positions but it doesn't come to anything because they lack the pace and abillity to exploit it. Overlapping runs are all about pace and timing. Creating that temporary 2 on 1 situation where the defending fullback has to make a decision "do i track the overlapping run or stay with the player on the ball". Problem is neither Azpi or Alonso have got the pace to force that decision. and when they get into 1 on 1 situations they just don't have the ability to beat their marker. They either pass back or cross the ball in from a position where defenders are happy to let them cross from. A proper striker is definitely the priority but having proper fullbacks is important too. Like "vybskartel" said it will help open up the central areas more.
  7. Your expectations just aren't realistic. You expect Hazard to be at the top of his game for every single game, that just isn't possible. Form fluctuates. Again, he has 8 goals and 9 assists, by far our most productive player, why are you talking about him like it's his fault we're dropping points ? We lack a striker that gets 20 goals/season. That's not something Hazard alone can make up for. The rest of the team needs to step up or we need to buy a striker. Willian comparison is laughable. Wilian had a purple patch in freeckicks and was average when the rest of the team were poor. He "lead" us to a couple of points off relegation. That's what Willian "shining" got us. The PPoty last year was clearly a gesture from the group but he wasn't even close to our best player last year. Nothing to do with wearing pink glasses. You just need to be a bit more realistic. Expecting Hazard to just magically save us every single game, just isn't gonna happen. Other players are going to have to step up. This is still a team sport. 8 goals and 9 assists this season. Highest productivity in PL. Directly involved in 17 out of our 35 goals scored. That's the present for you.
  8. He has 8 goals and 9 assists in 14 starts and 3 sub ins and 2 game winning goals in the league cup (in about 60 minutes). Like wtf are you complaining about. He's doing his job, maybe the rest can start pitching in a little. Or the board reinforce the squad a bit. And it's pretty clear where he stands on th contract situation.
  9. 10. Eden Hazard

    I compared them because you act like we don't have fickle fans. Like i said Madrid fans are definitely worse but that doesn't mean we don't have fickle fans of our own. Modern day fans are just fickle in general. I think you misunderstood me. The "take a look ..." part wasn't directed at Clockwork and Sideshow. I quoted them because they were talking about the club needing to show ambition to which i replied " we had 7 years to show ambition ...". I was referring to, in the last few pages, Hazard being called a little cunt, told to fuck off, belittling him in favour of Salah. You can say it's because people are coming to terms with the fact he's leaving but it still proofs people are fickle because they wouldn't talk about him that way if he was still in the form he was in at the beginning of the season.
  10. 10. Eden Hazard

    I think you're forgetting Chelsea fans also booed Hazard (and Fabregas and Costa). Madrid fans are the most fickle but let's face it all fans are fickle. Just take a look at how Chelsea fans are talking about him now vs the beginning of the season when he was in top form. We had 7 years to show our ambition. Unfortunately the club seems to be content with just challenging but never going a step further to really put us up there. Always a couple quality players short.
  11. Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

  12. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    He was a panic buy. Bought on deadline day because we only had 3 midfielders. Fabregas, Kante and Bakayoko.
  13. Chelsea 3-2 Derby County

    Weird game. Actually though we played some nice football at times but that was mostly in the midfield area. Didn't really threaten in the final third. I think we had only 2 chances where the goalkeeper had to make a save. Both on a setpiece. 2 owngoals and a deflected fabregas goal. Not good enough against a championship side. When Hazard isn't on the pitch the lack of cutting edge in the final third is really noticeable. Defensively... fucking hell. Cahill isn't suited to SArri ball. We already knew that. Christensen can be as unhappy as he wants. If he wants to get into the team then he's going to have to do a lot better then what he showed tonight. Emerson needs to focus. Feels like he regularly goes to sleep. In the end lucky to get away with the win. Thought Kovacic was our best player. RLC did well too. Fabregas not good enough defensively. Same old Willian. Some good moments but simply doesn't deliver in the final third.
  14. Chelsea 3-2 Derby County

  15. Chelsea 3-2 Derby County

    Cahill First a shit pass then slips to open it all up.