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Champions League thread

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2 hours ago, Blusan Alamb said:

Copied from Twitter. They got home and away spot wrong it seems.

They did. UEFA have a generic sequence to determine each matchday's matches.

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As alluded in the screenshot above, that sequence doesn't always apply because there are certain factors to take into consideration (e.g. teams from same city can't play at home on same matchday). The media - I believe it was London Evening Standard who tweeted it first - jumped the gun before getting official confirmation. The fixtures are usually only out an hour after the draw.

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Okay, let's see:

Conte vs Simeone 
TORRES vs CHELSEA 
Rudiger vs Roma 
Diego Costa vs Chelsea?
Filipe Luis vs Chelsea 

Well rigged UEFA <3 :ph34r:

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2 hours ago, DYC. said:

Not with the elite but, in terms of individual quality, you'd think Courtois, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kanté, Fabregas, Hazard and Pedro would be able to measure up with that group of teams below the elite. Even new boys Christensen, Rudiger, Bakayoko and Morata.

But as a collective... I don't know. Chels need to be much better in possession. Much better. You can't give the ball away so cheaply. The quality of build-up play needs to improve significantly. Same goes for delivering that final ball and the level of finishing.

This team can battle though and I love how they can substantially improve the performance levels in the second half. But the whole 'let's sit back, hoof the ball up and play long balls, make the best of a few opportunities' game plan is dead in the CL. That truly annoyed me under previous managers. Hope we don't see that.

I don't have much faith in the 3-4-3 system in the CL though. Definitely not with this centre midfield and these wingbacks, like you already alluded to.

Agreed. I know CM is the holy grail for UCL, but I just hope we get competent Wingbacks that can win their 1v1 duels and deliver accurate crosses. 

Let's see how the season progresses, and the business that's done in these final 8 days. 

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1 hour ago, termninja said:

Okay, let's see:

Conte vs Simeone 
TORRES vs CHELSEA 
Rudiger vs Roma 
Diego Costa vs Chelsea?
Filipe Luis vs Chelsea 

Well rigged UEFA <3 :ph34r:

Courtois vs Atlético. 

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4 minutes ago, Georgy said:

I forgot to check Tottenham :D

Makes sense. It's not like they were going to go through even with the easiest group :D

 

My prediction for the group:

Atletico: 14

Chelsea: 11

Roma: 6

Qarabag: 1

 

Chelsea 2-1 Qarabag

Roma 1-2 Atletico

 

Atletico 1-0 Chelsea

Qarabag 1-1 Roma

 

Qarabag 0-2 Atletico

Chelsea 2-1 Roma

 

Atletico 2-0 Qarabag

Roma 1-1 Chelsea

 

Qarabag 0-2 Chelsea

Atletico 2-2 Roma

 

Chelsea 2-2 Atletico

Roma 2-0 Qarabag

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31 minutes ago, kmk108 said:

Makes sense. It's not like they were going to go through even with the easiest group :D

 

My prediction for the group:

Atletico: 14

Chelsea: 11

Roma: 6

Qarabag: 1

 

Chelsea 2-1 Qarabag

Roma 1-2 Atletico

 

Atletico 1-0 Chelsea

Qarabag 1-1 Roma

 

Qarabag 0-2 Atletico

Chelsea 2-1 Roma

 

Atletico 2-0 Qarabag

Roma 1-1 Chelsea

 

Qarabag 0-2 Chelsea

Atletico 2-2 Roma

 

Chelsea 2-2 Atletico

Roma 2-0 Qarabag

Possibly, but with the current squad these are possible too:

Chelsea 2-0 Qarabag

Atletico 2-1 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-2 Roma

Roma 2-0 Chelsea

Qarabag 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea 0-0 Atletico

:ph34r:

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Great group! Finally something exciting happening to us in the UCL. Honestly, I was sick of playing Basel, Dynamo Kiev and then struggling against the first strong opponent coming our way.

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3 hours ago, Chelsea4 said:

We should top the group without any difficulty.

Is this a joke?

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2 minutes ago, Laylabelle said:

Not a easy draw but if go further only going to get harder..should be capable of getting out the group but let's see...

If we cant progress from this group, we have nothing to play for at higher stages...

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26 minutes ago, xPetrCechx said:

If we cant progress from this group, we have nothing to play for at higher stages...

That's why it's daft to complain about a tough group. It's not like after it'll be a easy ride. Luck of the draw and like someone said on the BBC site if want a easy group play in Europe..

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