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Everything posted by kellzfresh

  1. Chelsea - Hull

    Love Emerson so fucking much. Finally a left back that can dribble, is fast, can cross, make overlapping runs, make runs in behind & doesn't break down every other attack
  2. 10. Eden Hazard

    The reason why those numerous chances created are not translating into assists is because those chances created by hazard are not enough clear cut chances. Majority of what he creates is when he dribbles and cuts inside and passes to kante/fabregas to shoot from distance. Fabregas and KDB put people through on goal, one on one with the keeper, I dont see hazard do that enough. Infact this season Azpi from defence has created very clear cut chances for morata which everyone can remember off the top of their head. Hazard is the best dribbler in the world (Yes above messi and Neymar) but he is still below worldclass in creating clear chances IMO. Clear chances is the type morata missed against arsenal, how many like that does hazard create? Not enough imo to be compared to the likes of (Messi, KDB, Silva, Ozil, Fabregas, James, and Payet)
  3. 10. Eden Hazard

    Hazard doesnt score lots of goals. Thats not his style, but i think for the role he has, (a creative player) he doesnt have enough assists imo. We can say we play defensive football, but fabregas once had 20 assists in the league alone with our defensive football (thats the characteristic of a real creative player) even pedro had similar assists with hazard last season despite playing less. I think hazard should be scoring more if his below 11 assists per season in all competitions doesnt improve. But a lot of people are satisfied with just his dribbling as his contribution. Thats okay too, because it means he'll stay with us for more years, Madrid wont bring out 150mil for a player that cant guarantee more goals/assists than James Rodriguez that they sold away.
  4. 10. Eden Hazard

    https://twitter.com/RealKevinPalmer/status/961744713429803008 https://twitter.com/RealKevinPalmer/status/961744713429803008 I dont think madrid will buy hazard imo. Benzema and Ronaldo are no longer scoring frequently, Bale is too injury prone to have significant impact. They already have a creator general in isco... They need goals and salah offers that, not hazard. They're going to try and get a goalscorer unless zidane insists on hazard, Hazard is going nowhere imo.
  5. 24. Gary Cahill

  6. The Conte Thread

    Please not Van Gaal. Terrible terrible option
  7. The Conte Thread

    I just hope we dont make a mistake and hire him. He doesnt know how to build teams, it will be a disaster for us and reality check for him when he gets to our club and realizes he has to cope with the likes of bakayoko, moses, zapacosta, drinkwater, alonso and cahill as our first team players.
  8. General Transfer Talk

    The idea for those players i named off the top of my head was to get more technical players in our team. We have too many technical limited players in our team and no matter how attacking conte wants to play, having Bakayoko and drinkwater on the end of creating chances or scoring them is never going to pay dividends. And Fekir is a very good player compared to what we have he already has double digit goals and assists for lyon, scores freekicks, is left footed, dribbles for fun and is available within our stringent money limits. I dont think you'll find better than him that we can get.
  9. General Transfer Talk

    I just wish we become smarter with our business. We can get Fekir from lyon, we can get Sergio Canales, and get Bailey from Leverkusen. If possible get kovacic from Madrid. Anything to increase the technical level of our team and all these players will actually do that
  10. The Conte Thread

    What is wrong with our club? we hire conte, we know he always used a big striker to implement his philosophy, we refuse to back him. Now hes complaining and we want to hire Enrique who buys so many players instead of sarri who is proven to cope with stringent budgets like ours. Sarri actually builds teams and has a philosophy anyone can recognize. What exactly did Enrique do in any other club he managed (roma, Celtavigo) that wasnt Barcelona, more specifically didnt have messi? I'll rather keep conte instead of Enrique. Our club is run by pipes i swear
  11. 9. Álvaro Morata

    Thank goodness he was sent off before the penalty shootout because he'll have sent the ball into the stands or straight at the keeper. And he's marked by referees as a diver now. He's a daft guy really
  12. Andy Carroll

    If we're desperate for a big target man striker, why not get someone with genuine goalscoring quality like Bas Dost? I'll ratherbring Tammy Abraham back than injury prone Carroll to be honest. Why are we signing Everton level players these days
  13. 10. Eden Hazard

    His reluctance to shoot is why I think Madrid will rather go for Salah/Dybala than hazard. If we had Griezmann or dybala in those same attacking situations as Hazard yesterday, they would have either scored or made the keeper make a save (which could lift the morale/momentum of our team in that period) If Zidane wasn't Madrid coach he wouldn't be on their radar. He plays like a midfielder instead of an attacker (hazard is more similar to Iniesta/Isco than game changers like robben/Dybala) Luckily for us, I honestly don't think he'll get to Madrid with this attitude. He's going to be with us longer than he thinks.
  14. The Conte Thread

    The only manager that I'll have over Conte right now is Sarri of napoli. Not even Simeone, Ancelloti are better than Conte. Give Conte midfielders that can pass, and shoot from distance and good wingbacks and it elevates the team immediately.
  15. The Conte Thread

    Our performance against arsenal was ONE of the most attacking performances against arsenal in the Abramovich era. Conte is misunderstood for a defensive manager a lot but he isn't a defensive manager, he's a manager that is tactically astute and balanced. Total defence, total attack. If our players are better on the ball than the opponent quality wise, he holds more possession, if not he controls the spaces defensively and creates opportunities to push up and be dangerous. If the opponent presses, he absorbs the pressure of the press and pushes on in the 2nd half when they can't keep up an unrealistic press up. What is truly preventing us from seeing the true potential of Conte's tactics play out is really the quality of our midfield. Matic-Pogba-Mata Fernadinho-Silva-KDB Xhaka-Wilshere-ozil Dembele-Dier-Erikson Our midfield of Kante-Fab-Bakayoko is on par with tottenham as the worst technical ability on the ball. If you include goalscoring ability from midfield, then we're rock bottom of the top six. Not good enough. Conte used to have Pirlo-Vidal-Pogba and that's the level we should be aspiring to get to.
  16. Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

    Maybe not having a striker on reduces our goalscoring but it was by no means a defensive move. Conte has to find a way to rotate the team as we play champs lge now and he doesn't trust batshuayi even with Morata slowly coming back from injury. I expected us to score more goals before the game started, but fabregas missed a chance on goal, Pedro hit the post, Willian missed in the 6 yard box, Alonso missed, another few counters were also spoiled by poor passing. We still should have scored more.
  17. Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

    What is everyone complaining about, we had so many chances to score, we attacked created clear cut chances and should have scored 4 today. It's not Conte's fault that we can't score from so many chances created.
  18. The Conte Thread

    Conte has finally settled down the team. He takes time but eventually gets it right, hes found a way to get our three most creative players on the pitch (fabregas, hazard, morata) without hampering the shape of the team. But we have some areas of improvements we should treat, Wingbacks and Box to box midfielder. The 3-5-2 means the wingbacks are the only people that provide width for the team, it means if they arent quality, we have no quality on our wings. We've all been disappointed in Zappacosta, but see how an above average player in moses improves the right wing by his presence and dribbling style. Just imagine if we had genuine quality on both flanks, especially the Left wingback position. Conte saw this and wanted sandro, who can dribble, cross, defend better and is faster than what we have but our board couldn't pull through. Hopefully we can improve the quality just like Mancity have so that we don't get left behind quality-wise.
  19. The English Football Thread

    Oops Burnley was 5th for a while above liverpool. But my point still stands. Im definitely sure we'll finish above United
  20. Chelsea 1-0 Swansea

    With the amount of space our wingbacks have, and constant 1 on 1's they get, they should be causing a lot of dangerous attacks, but they all cant cross a ball (Azpi is our best crosser ) Alonso gets the most 1 on 1 situations in our team but cant beat a man, and zapacossta cant make right decisions when in dangerous areas. Look at the amount of space they had against swansea but couldnt capitalize. We just have to improve on them if we want to be dominant world class team with 3-5-2.
  21. 9. Álvaro Morata

    He is a terrible shooter of the ball. I dont think ive seen him strike a ball hard with his feet for Chelsea. He actually has more power on his shots with his head than with his feet which is weird.
  22. The English Football Thread

    They always get the rub of green from referees, but mancity is on another level now in terms of getting favors. How did mancity get 6 mins added on when there was no injuries or long stoppage of play. Meanwhile, United have yet to play a single match against a top 5 side, besides their loss to us. And their average opponent’s table place right now is 12th. In fact, they’ve played: 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 Will be curious to see how Mourinho does against the other good sides.hh
  23. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

    Exactly. Conte was spot on with his tactics. People forget We got back to England on Thursday morning after a long trip to Azerbaijan (Quarabag) and had only Friday to train before Saturday. We had to conserve energy for a while, while showing threat on the counter ( we should have scored in the first half, hazard, Morata, drinkwater all had clear chances while Courtois didn't have a save to make) In the 2nd half we then had the energy levels to go on (instead of collapsing physically in the 2nd half like we did against mancity). This was actually our best performance at Anfield for years and people everywhere have given us credit for going at Liverpool for a large portion of the game and our own fans here are negative as ever instead of being realistic. To say we parked the bus like the Mourinho days is just What more do they want Conte to do when zappacosta, Alonso Bakayoko and drinkwater are the type of reinforcements the board offers for improvement nowadays.
  24. 9. Álvaro Morata

  25. The Conte Thread

    Looking at the table, the only major blip we had was losing to crystal palace. Our other losses were understandable( We had a red card at burnley, Mancity were better than us) if we won palace, we would have had 25 points, comfortably second and well in the title race (6 points behind) waiting for mancity to lose some form (they've already hit their peak performance wise and can only go down from here) But 9 points is a little bit far, unless something dramatic happens (like another 13 match winning streak) But Conte has done well overall, contrary to what the media wants to portray.