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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. The Conte Thread

    I honestly don't know what fans expect from him. He can't work miracles without any backing in the transfer window. We were clearly lacking in terms of fullbacks and wingers heading into the season. The board do nothing about it apart from signing Zappacosta on deadline day (who has looked average at best). You replace Conte with any other attainable manager and I doubt we would be in top-4.
  2. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    I'm surprised at people's reactions to Bakayoko. Did everyone really expect him to become a class midfielder over night? He is as raw as they come from the French League. Barely played two full seasons of senior football, gets a big money move to a top club and he's expected to be the new Matic. As his former mentor (Makelele) mentioned in multiple interviews, Bakayoko has no discipline in his game, he'll never be a calm midfielder, ready to sit and recycle possession, he's unpredictable, he can do something brilliant then make an awful mistake straight after, he has a while to go before he becomes a consistent threat.
  3. Eden Hazard

  4. 4. Andreas Christensen

    As if Pogba would go on a 'televised' interview for MUTV and say anything negative about one of his team-mates. Every man and his dog knows Martial's attacking qualities, we saw that Monaco, we saw him being touted as the next Henry for a reason...but right now with Mourinho as his boss, he needs to put in a shift on the defensive end or bide his time and play the super-sub role. This whole situation is similar to Real Madrid and Benzema. In more than one press conference after Higuain got injured, Mourinho said: " If I can't hunt with a dog, I will hunt with a cat"....then later on Benzema said: "Mourinho called me a cat to motivate me to fight for the team, to make me more aggressive, to let out the anger inside of me"
  5. 4. Andreas Christensen

    Martial is perfect in his current role. In Mourinho's tactics, he wants that burst of energy from the bench, he doesn't want to see Martial jogging around the pitch, letting his opposite number off the hook in the defensive aspect of the game.
  6. David Luiz

    Hopefully dropping Luiz acts like a catalyst for the rest of the team...as our next 3 fixtures are gonna be tough. West Brom (A) - they always play better against us...just like Palace Qarabag (A) - must win if we want to progress in UCL Liverpool (A) - hopefully our wingbacks can keep up with Salah and Mane
  7. The Conte Thread

    How did Van Gaal damage his reputation beyond repair? He's never been known to play exciting football, he went to United, steadied the ship, helped push Rooney out of the club and he gave a chance to Rashford (who will be playing for United/England for the next decade).
  8. Charly Musonda Jr.

    It doesn't even matter if they get sacked because they will find another club sooner or later... Managers at Chelsea don't want to play the youth because they don't care. They know it's a short term gig, so why bother 'helping' the club in the long run? You either trust a manager for a longer period of time (United, Arsenal, Everton with Moyes, Liverpool with Rafa) or you go for the win-now mentality (Chelsea with Mourinho and Conte).
  9. The Conte Thread

    Whilst I like Conte's passion on the touchline...if he doesn't have a plan B in terms of tactics, he won't be at Chelsea for much longer
  10. The Conte Thread

    The question should be: How are experienced professionals allowed to down tools during the season? I get the feeling that the players who ditched Mourinho in his 2nd spell may be doing the same thing to Conte this season... it could be anyone out of Courtois, Cahill, Fabregas, Hazard, Pedro, Willian
  11. The Conte Thread

    There is one "BIG" name out there. Proven Premier League Manager, former national team manager, available on a free. Let's get Big Sam in charge.
  12. 3. Marcos Alonso

    I'm still surprised that the club had no alternative targets for the LWB role apart from Sandro at Juventus. Exactly, we may as well shift to a back 4. Something like Rudiger - AC - Luiz/Cahill - Azpi until we find reinforcements.
  13. Álvaro Morata

    To be fair, Morata is the better player, that's why he starts...but honestly speaking, he's not what we need up front after seeing the likes of Drogba, Costa lead the line, physically bully the opposition.
  14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Doesn't matter if he brings it or not, there is NO ALTERNATIVE in the squad. With Kante injured, our midfield was always going to be f*cked....but I didn't think it would be this bad. You say you expect players to use initiative and improve...but I would say most of the players from last year have regressed (apart from Kante). Courtois looks cocky, Azpi needs a breather, Luiz is back to the old Luiz (sometimes brilliant, other times headless chicken), Alonso has been found out defensively, Willian hasn't done much this season.
  15. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    I honestly don't know what people are expecting from him. He clearly wasn't the finished product at Monaco (if we wanted that, Fabinho was the obvious choice) and one of his former coaches (Makelele) said before the season that you won't see much from him for 1-2 seasons as he needs time to improve/adapt to a new team.