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About Reddish-Blue

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    Time for some Italian

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  • Bio Love the NBA, have always had a passion for football (EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga)
  • Gender Male
  • Location Somewhere in Australia
  • Favourite Chelsea Player Nathaniel Chalobah
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  • Memory Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United, Winning that penalty shootout against all odds & Drogba man-handling weaker defenders
  • Interests Having fun

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  1. Nemanja Matic

    I don't think anyone wanted Fabregas to replace Matic in the starting XI. If we want to dominate decent to good opposition, the 2 CM's have to be Bakayoko and Kante. Either bring Fabregas off the bench or play him slightly higher up the pitch where his lack of defensive ability can be covered up..
  2. Charly Musonda Jr.

    IMO, he's our highest rated youngster...hopefully we give him the chance to develop
  3. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    I'm glad that you can see the bigger picture. So far this season none of our wins have been convincing (like last season) against mostly mid-table opposition (tottenham being the exception). Hopefully Hazard starts firing on all cylinders...as our next lot of fixtures look quite rough on paper.
  4. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    Can you blame people for criticizing his team selection? Fabregas against a dynamic midfield? Cahill against a pacey front-three? The lineup he selected was like handing Wenger the keys to his car and asking him to drive. Credit to Arsenal though, they showed up for a fight. As for our attack, these are the types of games where you realize how far Chelsea are from Europe's elite. A top side would have humiliated Arsenal (just watch Mourinho and Pep do it to them later on this season) Defensively we're fine, in midfield we should be fine once Drinkwater gets up and running, but in attack, we lack X-factor.
  5. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    This has draw written all over it....unless we score first and break them!
  6. Tammy Abraham

    If he does well with Swansea, maybe we should keep him there for another season? Would hate to see him warming the bench like Ake did last season (after a productive loan spell at Bournemouth)
  7. Paulo Dybala

    Overpaying isn't the solution. City can probably match or beat our wages player for player. When you think about it, a top player joins a new club for one of three reasons: 1) Win trophies 2) Play a certain brand of football 3) Play under a certain manager, get 'guaranteed' first team opportunities The problem for Chelsea is the fact that our three rivals are all more 'attractive' destinations....whether that be based on reputation (Mourinho, Guardiola) or just attractive football (Klopp). Compared to Mourinho, Guardiola and Klopp, Conte is like a bland-vanilla flavor.
  8. Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

    His record is 1-1 against Wenger. I don't count the FA Cup final/Community Shield as serious matches. Hopefully we break them like Liverpool did. Start another crisis
  9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    HAHA you can add: Chamberlain first game for Arsenal: That famous 8-2 loss to United
  10. 6. Danny Drinkwater

    If Chalobah was more than capable of holding his own, why would the club/manager want to loan him out after the sale of Matic? The kid has skill but he's better off trying to hone his skill at a mid-table side.
  11. Ross Barkley

    He has been more dynamic in his role for Palace. The one thing that has stood out for me so far: his willingness to take on the game. He's not always trying to play the safe sideways pass or backpass to a CB, he's looking to get the ball forward, whether it be driving through midfield or trying his luck with longer-range passing. As for what Mourinho said, RLC knows how to cover ground for the team (i've seen him do it in england age-group games), he just needs to learn discipline, which is something players learn with age & regular game-time.
  12. Ross Barkley

    I wouldn't agree with that. At Palace, RLC is already showing signs of becoming a premier league midfielder. Only time will tell if he's a Pogba (developed his career away from United) or a Ravel Morrison (looked a class above for 6-7 games at West Ham, then the hype got to his head and everything went south). At Chelsea, he was effectively the poster boy from the academy.
  13. Faouzi Ghoulam

    But that's different. Van Dijk wants to move to a top-4 premier league/UCL team. Sandro is already at a top-4 european side, with consistent UCL football.
  14. Ross Barkley

    Based on what I saw on all the deadline day analysis shows, the pundits were saying that either Ross would prefer to wait until he's fully fit before moving clubs (in this case January) or he would prefer a move to Tottenham where they have a core of english guys in the first team.
  15. 6. Danny Drinkwater

    If I remember correctly, didn't Matic leave because of Bakayoko? He didn't want to 'share' a midfield role, he wanted to be a starter and jumped at the chance to reunite with Jose. It's a shame we had to sell him to a direct rival...but at the end of the day, we got younger as a team and added two fresh faces to the midfield.