test

Welcome to Talk Chelsea

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

BlueLion.

24. Gary Cahill

Started by BlueLion.,

3,287 posts in this topic

I won't watch the matches anymore if Cahill and Willian start, they suck all the fun out of me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, lucio said:

daily reminder- christensen and rudiger are being benched for this

 

Don’t blame him, blame Conte. No one is forcing the manager to pick Cahill. 

Saying that, we are just so nervous at the back when he plays. It affects the whole team. 

lucio likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, lucio said:

daily reminder- christensen and rudiger are being benched for this

 

Whole defence was pretty awful today. Not a good clip but he loses his feet somewhere in it, quite funny, hopefully Rudiger comes in next week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, OneMoSalah said:

Whole defence was pretty awful today. Not a good clip but he loses his feet somewhere in it, quite funny, hopefully Rudiger comes in next week

Not sure if it's as simple as him losing his feet because that wasn't the first time, was it? Every time he has to defend 1 v 1, especially in the box, there's always a sense of panic stations with him. Either he'll put in some miraculous last ditch block or embarrass himself with some silly attempt to clear the danger but fail with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Jason said:

Not sure if it's as simple as him losing his feet because that wasn't the first time, was it? Every time he has to defend 1 v 1, especially in the box, there's always a sense of panic stations with him. Either he'll put in some miraculous last ditch block or embarrass himself with some silly attempt to clear the danger but fail with it.

Yeah he struggles with real pace in 1 v 1s.

He’s really strong in the air and can provide a threat from free kicks and corners and deal with high balls well, which is a reason why I think he gets picked against teams like Arsenal, who struggle to deal with set plays and your West Hams, Stokes, Palaces because they rely on a lot of set plays (normally).

I am happy enough to see Cahill defending higher up the pitch because normally he will make a successful challenge but like you said in the box he can panic and stands off at times. He also made a couple of blocks/deflections, one that prevented a sure goal for me, but he has to get dropped for Rudiger, he just oozes calmness in comparison to Cahill and is much more mobile (Cahill getting older and I think he’s lost a yard or two of pace, fair enough he’s not quite JT slow but he was quicker over the ground a number of years back).

In all honesty everybody struggled yesterday against Zaha and Townsend upfront, it was a bold tactical ploy by Hodgson and I have to say it worked they gave he wide CBs the run around especially. Obviously it was something they looked at and I reckon other teams will follow suit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Him and Alonso were dreadful, too easily exposed by their wingback.

For the 2nd goal, I'm not sure what he was thinking. Goes out of position to follow the player, leaves his area open and ends up stumbling. Classic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So there's an internal feud over team selection and it's over Cahill?! :lol: We have reached a new low...

http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/03/antonio-conte-hints-at-team-selection-interference-ahead-of-chelseas-clash-with-manchester-united-7051657/

In his press conference on Friday, Conte refused to explain the full reason behind Cahill’s switch and has indicated that changing the 31-year-old’s position was not his own idea.

When asked why Cahill was played on the right, Conte hesitated before replying: ‘I think… honestly, I don’t want to answer this question, its not a disrespect for you [the reporter], but who must understand, understands. This is my answer, do you understand?’

Asked if he will play on the right again, Conte replied: ‘No, no.

‘He’s very good to play on the left. We won a league with Cahill in this position, I don’t know, I don’t understand why we have to try again to try put him on the right. This is a good question.’

And when asked if Conte was admitting to making a mistake over Cahill’s position, the Italian replied: ‘Maybe, maybe.

‘I think Cahill can play on the right or the left, but the best position for him, for me, is on the left, but sometimes it can happen, some misunderstanding, but it’s then to clarify the situation.’

Fernando likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surely it's decision thats coming from above? I just can't see why Conte would prefer Cahill over Rudiger. Physically, technically, the latter is superior. Because he's English and there has to be at least one Englishman in the starting XI? Well, just replace Cesc/Bakayoko with Drinkwater and solve two issues at once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, !Hazard! said:

Surely it's decision thats coming from above? I just can't see why Conte would prefer Cahill over Rudiger. Physically, technically, the latter is superior. Because he's English and there has to be at least one Englishman in the starting XI? Well, just replace Cesc/Bakayoko with Drinkwater and solve two issues at once.

I don’t think so. Cahill isn’t even a marketable player either as opposed to an Eden or a Morata or whoever who maybe make the club money from sponsorships or image rights although that sort of things don’t happen too often in the Prem I believe. It’s mind blowing yes but I honestly think when Conte made Cahill vice captain or whatever in the absence of JT last year it showed he trusted him very much and he’s gone and made him captain so he is obviously a player he likes and wants in the team. Otherwise he wouldn’t have done that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Jason said:

Apparently, it was the players who suggested to Conte to play Cahill as the RCB at Roma.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/11/03/chelsea-return-gary-cahill-left-switch-backfires-rome/

I get why the players would want that. In recent games when he started (vs Watford especially), the left flank was being raided repeatedly. Alonso Cahill on that side, not particularly quick or assertive defenders with Cesc in midfield leaves the team too exposed. 

I think the solution is simple. Cahill will be dropped on Sunday and hopefully Cesc too. Rebuild 2.0 with a decent performance vs Man United

 

11Drogba likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Christensen was our best defender today, but I thought underappreciated Gary also played very well. Won almost every one on one today. 

OneMoSalah likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was very good today. Everybody was, but credit where it's due. Didn't let anything past him and didn't concede any mistakes iirc.

Mufassir08 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.