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Everything posted by Belgiannutt

  1. Brighton - Chelsea

    I don't wanna be too negative as we badly needed this win but it's really worrying how many chances we gave away against such an average side. The 2 penalty shouts, 2 good saves from Caballero, header against the post and several other moments where a better team would have punished us.
  2. Brighton - Chelsea

    nvm better vids above this post
  3. Chelsea 1-1 Norwich

    Victory baby !!!! and all it took was 210 minutes, 2 red cards and penalties.
  4. Chelsea 1-1 Norwich

    un fucking believable.
  5. Chelsea 1-1 Norwich

    Lmao under pressure against a championship side. I just can't.
  6. The English Football Thread

    This. We just never follow through on our pressing. We always leave our opponent with easy passes backwards. The rare times we press it always seems like the purpose isn't to take the ball or force them to hoof the ball forward but just to chase them out of our half. Once our opponents are in their own half Conte stops yelling "go go go" and we just take up defensive positions again.
  7. The Conte Thread

    Hazard and Fabregas were playing poor but they really are our only 2 creative sources in the squad. Considering it was 0-0 i thought it was silly to sub both of them out. They're both capable of creating chances out of nothing. Atleast 1 if not both should have stayed on in my opinion. Anything less then a win against Leicester at home was unacceptable. Alonso and Moses don't really offer much going forward. Besides that there's also the fact that most opponents pin our wingbacks back. So by the time they get up the pitch it's already too late. And our midfielders either dont have the quality to be efficient in the final third (Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Kante) or lack the legs to make the proper runs (Fabregas). In order for the 3-5-2 to work it really needs more versatile midfielders and better wingbacks going forward.
  8. 10. Eden Hazard

    It was a bit more then awws i'd say. Also they did boo Fabregas and Hazard when they came off. Tbh i don't know what Tony Gale said as i was watching it on a Belgian channel. Just thought it started a bit early and i just don't think it helps. It's not like players need confirmation when they play a poor pass or lose the ball.
  9. 10. Eden Hazard

    Tbf our home support is pretty shit. Our away support is great. Win lose they always sing and always support the team. You rarely hear moans or groans from them. Even when we're winning our home support is mostly quiet. I thought the moans and groans also started really early. Like from minute 10 they were already moaning and groaning about everything.
  10. Chelsea 0-0 Leicester

    I just don't get why we're so deep and so defensive. This isn't fucking Barcelona we're playing against. It's freaken Leicester.
  11. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    Hazard is giving us the same he gave the season before. People just expect more goals because he plays as a "striker". It doesn't work like that though. The role he has now offers him some advantages but he has 1 less attacking player to combine with. 1 less player for the opposition to worry about. If Hazard picks up the ball he only has Morata in front of him. A lot of times the only option he has is to pass it back or pass it sideways to 1 of our wingbacks. All the attacking emphasis is on Morata and Hazard. It just takes way too long for support to get there and by the time it does the opponents have gotten back aswell. Pedro and Willian scored 9 and 8 goals in the league last season. They shared that 3rd spot. That's 17 goals. We've switched them out for an extra midfielder. Bakayoko has 2 goals, Drinkwater, Kante, Fabregas all have 1.
  12. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    We lack quality and have too many defensive players in the lineup. This makes us very predictable and easy to stop. Replace Fabregas with a creative midfielder that actually has the legs to play in midfield. Add a goalscorer to the lineup. Don't care if it's a striker,a 10, a winger or a CM.
  13. General Transfer Talk

    Be injured for over half the freakin season ? Like seriously he's already struggling to stay fit in La Liga a less physically demanding league then the PL. What do you think's gonna happen when he has to play midweek games and regularly get the sh*t kicked out of him ?
  14. 10. Eden Hazard

    Can't believe people actually think Hazard is waiting for Courtois to sign a new contract. They were both clearly joking. I highly doubt Hazard is signing any contract until the summer. Not unless he's 100 % sure Real isn't coming for him in the summer. On the whole loyalty talk. Sorry but i always find it funny when supporters get on their high horse when talking about player loyalty. How many wanted Hazard gone in the 2015-2016 season. How many were spouting insults at Hazard that season. He was even booed at one stage of the season. This was a player that had been key in getting us the title the year before. So where was the loyalty there ? Easy to talk about player loyalty. Simple fact is supporters and clubs aren't any better. We all look after our own self-interest. If a players isn't of value anymore to a club or supporters they'll discard him like that.
  15. 10. Eden Hazard

    Lol a dive is when someone simulates contact when there isn't any. Both in Luiz and Hazard's situations there was contact. It's really simple, Bellerin didn't get the ball and kicked Hazard on the inside of the foot. It's a penalty all day long. I don't care how hard or how soft it was. Contact = penalty. Honestly i don't get why people have such difficult time with this.
  16. 9. Álvaro Morata

    lol calm down. I'm talking about Costa in the second half of the season. He always had jekyll and hyde seasons for us where he'd be amazign 1 half of the season only to go completely cold the other. I give a shit because it's frustrating when a striker isn't scoring and seems more interested in picking fights then scoring goals. If a striker is struggling you want him to focus on his game. It's not that i want to belittle Costa but the way people talk about Costa sometimes as if he never missed big chances or played like shit.
  17. 9. Álvaro Morata

    This. Costa would be more concerned with yelling at the ref and getting into petty fights with opponents then actually scoring goals. And the Torres comparisons are just
  18. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    It's the biggest problem i have with him. I knew he was limited technique wise but i though he was gonna be a lot better defensively. I though he was gonna be a more mobile defensive partner for Kante. He just completely unaware of what's going on behind him. The amount of times Ozil and Sanchez were able to drop off and pick up the ball behind him was just ridiculous. Drinkwater >>> Bakayoko
  19. Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

    oh ffs. Why settle for a draw Conte why ? edit: lol Alonso nvm
  20. The Conte Thread

    I think he's just dissapointed with the lack of spending and trying to put more pressure on the board. He's been quite vocal about it. Like i said i'm sure he'd like to have full control. About the phone number thing not sure how true that is. Maybe he wanted to just emhasis that he's not of any negotiations with the manager or player. He also wasn't in control at Juventus so why didn't he change his phone number then as it would have been pointless aswell. The quote is" i give my opinion but the club decides" nowhere does it say "if asked". Also again if you look at the player we've bought. The ones i mentioned. It's clear that Conte has a strong influence on who we go after. Before we weren't as interested in the italian league as we are now.
  21. The Conte Thread

    Our manager does have a major say in the transfers we do. Just take a look at the players we've been linked with and have bought since Conte was appointed and you'll clearly see it. A lot of italians or players that play or played in italy. We bought Alonso, Zappacosta, and Rudiger. All three played in Italy before we bought them. We' were heavily linked with Koulibaly, Nainggolan and Sandro. Considering how Conte is i'm sure he'd want full control but how many teams actually give complete control to their managers ? Also why would they ? Most managers don't last very long. They either get sacked or move on to something better. Imo the club should always have the last say while the manager should have a major say in what players we get. The club should always have a vision, a direction where it wants the club to go while balancing that with the wishes of the manager. Now i'm not happy with the lack of spending but that's a different issue.
  22. The English Football Thread

    The outrage over the tackle on De Bruyne is pretty funny. Hazard gets hit with late tackles like that all the time.
  23. 10. Eden Hazard

    I see, well like you say personal preference. For me it's dribbling >>> vision. Would agree with you on that. I don't really see the point in forcing him to stay and have him run down his contract and have an unhappy player in the squad. Silly from Arsenal about Sanchez. Even if we get say 150 million for Hazard who are we gonna spend it on ? I don't see a realistic target that could replace Hazard. Also we're likely going to run into the same problem Barcelona did when they tried to replace Neymar. Everyone knows you've gotten a ton of money so the prices are gonna go up when we come calling. So getting 2 quality players for that money will be difficult. I don't think hazard's reason for wanting to go to Real have much to do with money. Witht he way he idolizes Zidane. Playing for Real is likely a childhood wish/dream for him. Besides that Real Madrid is still generally considered the absolute top of world football. It has a pull that isn't comparable to any other club.
  24. 10. Eden Hazard

    Sorry but i don't really understand the second sentence. I did claim he was enjoying his football. I don't believe i've mentioned Hazard being up there with Ronaldo ? We' ll have to agree to disagree on that.
  25. 10. Eden Hazard

    While i understand the logic you're using i don't think it applies to Hazard because of how efficient he is with the ball. It's true that a club can only divide a certain number of goals and assists to all the attacking players but we're not talking about a player who takes 150 shots a season, scores 30 + goals a season and "wastes" the ball a lot. Last season he scored 16 goals but he only took 77 shots. Hazard rarely "wastes" possession. Even when taking on players he has an extremely high success rate. Last season he had a 78% success rate. This season halfway through the season he has an 80 % success rate. So his take on the overall collective pool is small. I just don't see in what part of Hazard's game he'd have to cut back on if he moved to a more attacking side. Also you're forgetting that a more attacking team will score more goals, so more goals and assists to spread to the attacking players. "when a top side really wants a player they ultimately get him." Disagree. If a player really doesn't want to move then there isn't anything a club can do. Seems like Hazard only wants to go to Real or stay here. He didn't want to go to PSG so he didn't go. It's not in his personality to forcibly push for a move. He wants to enjoy his football. He doesn't want any kind of drama off the pitch.