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  1. Chelsea - Man Utd

    Listen, look at Liverpool's matches against Palace, Brighton, Leicester, Huddersfield yesterday. Poor, very poor display against average teams, but got the win and that's it. Also they were minutes away from losing against Chelsea and City as well if it was not for a wonder strike and a squandered penalty kick. I hate the scousers with a passion, but look at their reactions after these matches in which they looked more like a top four contender, rather than one of the favourites for the league title. They are all happy for the win and ready to move on to the next match, happy that they are able to grind out results in matches that last season probably they would not have done this. Frankly of all the league title contestants, they look the worst, still the atmosphere is there. While here at Chelsea is all doom and gloom after a draw from some fans ready to sell the entire squad and call players different names. In a time where we are actually undefeated going into November and two points of the first place.
  2. Chelsea - Man Utd

    I think Sarri said something like 'Ampadu has a problem after the international break, also Odoi and Barkley. But Barkley and Odoi have something small, maybe one or two days, while Odoi (here he wanted to say Ampadu) needs a couple of weeks' He said Odoi two times, I think he meant Ampadu in the last sentence, he could be the one with the injury that needs a couple of weeks. I did not replicate the exact words, but live you could hear him say Odoi two times in the same sentence.
  3. 10. Eden Hazard

    He is not the Courtois type and surely won't hand in a transfer request. Things will be more clear by next summer - a big contract offer plus us winning the league hopefuly I think will have him sign a new contract. Eden is a clever guy, he knows Madrid is like Hollywood and here he is the absolute undisputed king. We now play the football he likes and he really enjoys it. This summer was the big fear to be honest, we were coming of a bad season and he was flirting with Madrid, you could feel we were in big trouble of losing him. But the summer passed and he is still here. IMHO there is a lot more chances now of him staying and sign a new contract than leave for Madrid come next summer.
  4. Southampton 0-3 Chelsea

    I think Willian for us is what Mahrez seems to be for Guardiola - simply not fit to play this style of football. Too many touches, to much time to think about the next move, both slow down the play and Sarri and Guardiola like the ball to be moved at fast pace. Well Willian was here already and we must deal with it, Sarri is going to rotate him and Pedro to keep some kind of good atmosphere, but Mahrez? I don't think he was Guardiola's first choice, more like a panic buy from the club because of his Leicester season and PL experience.
  5. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Indeed mate, also David Luiz's comments after the match are encouraging. Said Sarri wants them to be happy when they are on the pitch because football is fun and they are privileged to have one of the best jobs in this world. This is a manager that works hard through enjoyable drills and pleasant football, gone are the days when Hazard had to play left back and take care of fucking Robert Snodgrass or God knows who other bang average winger just because the manager could not go out of his comfort zone and in the modern era of football still played/plays dinosaur tactics. Look at this team of ours now - a midfield of Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Barkley, Fabregas. No tall, rigid midfielders, just ballers because this is what modern football is about. Compare this to Matic, Fellaini, Herrera, Fred. My God we were fooled into thinking football is all about having enforcers all over the pitch and every match is like WW2. Hell fucking no mate and I am glad we have a manager that not only gives us an identity now, but will surely change the 'rigid, park the bus' image Chelsea have as a club and makes sure we never go back to Mourinho type of managers.
  6. Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

    Me too mate, I am excited about the future and we're not even two months into Sarri's tenure here. Liverpool and City are the main favourites, two great managers into their 3rd season already. But do they look miles ahead of us? I don't think so. Better? For sure. But not light years ahead as the media has painted this out. We're the dark horse this season and we look pretty good after a managerial change and also a big, a huge change in the style of play. It all takes time and Sarri has done superb things in a short space of time, enjoying his time here and surely he is the one to take us forward.
  7. Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

    This is surely going until the last rounds. It is going to be one hell of a season, definitely the most balanced in years. Can't see anyone getting a good lead anytime soon. City and Liverpool are very strong, we are coming from the shadow but we are going to be up there until the end. Liverpool v City next and all three could go level on points again next round. Shows how balanced this season is going to be. David Luiz motm, sublime performance. Was a 50/50 match between two of the best teams in the league. Liverpool looked maybe a little bit better and it's no wonder, they are into Klopp's 3rd season, but Alisson kept them in the game. Fucking average players Henderson and Sturridge miraculously find their shooting boots at the Bridge...
  8. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Well this guy pretty much summed up how transfer windows go don't even know why the clubs needs a board to be fair. Kudos to football manager for bringing millions of scouts out in the light. We bring the Rudigers and Moratas when the mighty Junior Firpo is up for grabs. Fecking clueless board lol
  9. West Ham 0-0 Chelsea

    No reference to the username, just that they use a lot of young players in order to sustain the club's finances. Was simply the first team that came to my mind as I like watching and betting on their matches, they are pretty much a banker when it comes to goals market.
  10. Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

    They are hyped up by everyone in the footballing world and their dog, too. it's going to be more a more important match that most of you think, it's a knock out tie in the end. Win and Liverpool get knocked out of a competition early when everything seems to go their way. Lose and we get a chance less to a trophy. Full string team or at least maybe only a couple of changes we will make, not more than that. We play the Hungarian pub team after the two Liverpool games, it's still early in the seasons so two games in a row for the first team players won't do no harm, plenty of time to rest in between the 2nd Liverpool match and Southampton away.
  11. West Ham 0-0 Chelsea

    Sorry mate but please help me understand something - when did Chelsea become some sort of Lyon or any other team similar to that? I see this frustration over youngsters' playing time, but do you forget who you support? This is Chelsea FC coming of an ugly season, they did not bring Sarri to nurture kids into grown men, they brought him here to fight for trophies from the 1st day at the club. Chelsea do not have time for experiments after a bad season, nor does Sarri. He might talk nicely about youngsters, but in the end all he is thinking of is winning something, not making a hero of himself by trying to make the next Messi out of Hudson Odoi. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see this guys play, too, but the season is long and they will have plenty of chances. What I don't like is the way some of you talk about this situation and you make it sound like Sarri has no clue what to do and he's failing at integrating youth. But it's not his target this, he's at Chelsea for trying to fight for the big trophies with settled players first and then if things go his way he might try to introduce new faces. Sometimes I think you are too greedy, you want beautiful football, also lots of goals and possession, but also youngsters. You want everything in such a short space of time, must understand this is a process and will take a bit of time.
  12. PAOK 0-1 Chelsea

    I really don't understand the topic on Kante when he's clearly stated in an interview some days ago that he likes to play higher up the pitch and that this new role fits him perfectly.
  13. PAOK 0-1 Chelsea

    No offence mate, I don't deny your passion, nor your intentions, but what about you enjoy the moment for once and stop complaining about X or Y and the lack of youth and so on. I've been enough on football forums to know that fans like you don't have a long life on those, seems like you want to live your Football Manager career in real life. I think Sarri knows better how to run his squad at the moment and who gives a fuck really who is playing and who is not in September when the season is just a couple of games in? There is plenty of time for Ampadu and Hudson Odoi, if you can see their potential be sure Sarri sees it too. For now it is all about the momentum and keeping the wins rolling while getting used to his philosophy. It was important after 5 out of 5 to get the 6th one also and playing away in a hostile environment. Maybe a 2nd string formation would have done it too, but who knows, maybe not. He wanted to be sure we keep the confidence high winning another match, hence he put a strong team there away at the hardest ground in this group. I have no doubts the likes of Ampadu, Hudson Odoi, Loftus Cheek, Christensen are going to start the next EL matches, especially those at home, but for now it was all about confidence and getting another win to top the other ones and keep the momentum going.
  14. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    I've watched all of Paris' matches this season (because of sports betting haha) and this is definitely the worst Paris since the Arabs took over. Such a poor management, they've completely sold their soul to the devil with those two deals (Neymar & Mbappe). Look at that defence and midfield! Last night there was no connection between attack and defence, no cohesion, nothing. There is only three designated central midfielders in that squad FFS!!! Rabiot in his last 10 months of contract, Lassana Diarra and Verratti!! They even got rid of Lo Celso lol. Marquinhos, Di Maria, Draxler, Nkunku may have the ability to play there and will easily do the job against Angers and Nimes, but what about away matches in UCL against the top dogs? Such a poor management and it is only going to get worse if they don't win UCL this season. Rabiot is going to leave on a free, Thiago Silva, Cavani, Di Maria all aging players before next season starts and I can definitely see Neymar and Verratti both asking for transfers.
  15. 18. Olivier Giroud

    I am not saying he is rubbish mate, exactly the opposite, just that he is not the first name you'd expect to see on the scoresheet when Madrid score, although his impact is still big. Similar to Busquets when Guardiola promoted him, nobody understood his role, did not score, did not assists, but his role was vital in Guardiola's philosophy of controlling games from the middle of the park. Years went by and people used to say that you recognise why players like Busquets are so important only when they do not play.