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3. Marcos Alonso

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1 hour ago, El P. said:

His value on transfermarkt is 41 million pounds. Conte has fooled the whole world. If we were smart, we would sell this useless player.

It's crazy to think that we could have gotten 100 millions for him and Willian combined.

Around £115m. We turned down £65m for Willian and I believe fully we could have gotten around £45-50m for Alonso. Madness we didn't dump them and Luiz (turned down £30m for PSG). That's £145m total.

Malcom went for only £37m to Barca, after we told them to piss off on Willian. CB Thilo Kehrer (who is also a really good RB) went for only £33m to PSG after we told them no on Luiz.

Thats only £70m for two very young, talented upgrades. That leaves £75m  to go after Lucas Hernandez who is a WC LB AND can also play CB to a high level. Even if he cost £85m to prise him away from AM, that whole deal would have massively improved the team, dramatically made us younger, far more athletic, and improved depth as 2 of those players can play all 4 back four positions. All for zero net cost or only £10m.

Fuck the board. With a rusty shovel.

 

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5 hours ago, manpe said:

Alonso's modus operandi: Get burnt by pace, fail to recover, hack the legs from behind with no intent on the ball and concede a foul.  Several times. This shit infuriated me yesterday, so fucking slow. You could see he himself was frustrated... Sarri, do him and the whole team a favour and let him sit out some games.

He is being targeted by every team because of his weakness. They block the middle and leave space for Alonso to receive the ball, once Alonso gets it in the opponents half, he is swarmed and then Alonso loses it or passes backwards to Luiz. He cant beat anyone 1 on 1 or have the pace to get into a dangerous position before opponents close him down, and most especially he has no recovery pace so this tactics is as easy as pie to implement. 

I would have overlooked all these weaknesses if he at least was putting in dangerous crosses for our strikers to shoot, but he cant even do that too?? I've had enough.

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Sarri says he doesn't think Marcos Alonso is tired having only played league games this season. He says the left-back was better in the first half at Wolves but had difficulties in the second half. He will make a decision on selection after training today. #CHEMCI

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42 minutes ago, kellzfresh said:

So basically Alonso is starting because of his set pieces. This is a problem :doh: 

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are suffering from 'blackouts'

Deffo think Sarri is the 1 suffering when it comes to Alonso and afew others 

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3 hours ago, mccg said:

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are suffering from 'blackouts'

Deffo think Sarri is the 1 suffering when it comes to Alonso and afew others 

INFUCKINGDEED!!!!!:middlefinger:

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5 hours ago, kellzfresh said:

So basically Alonso is starting because of his set pieces. This is a problem :doh: 

So, Sarri is willing to sacrifice more cohesive attacking play for set pieces which we may not get a lot in games? Our attacking set pieces are crap and we have looked suspect at defending set pieces at times, even with Alonso in the team! Are we really that desperate for his free kicks?! Did we really get the Sarri that we all saw at Napoli? Because this Sarri sounds a lot like Mourinho!

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Thought he did well yesterday against City. Didn't let much through from his side, didn't make any (big) mistakes, had some good defensive plays. There is a reason why they stopped attacking from his side and went at Azpi instead, but he also had a big "FUCK OFF" sign on his forehead. Wasn't so noticeable in the attacking phase, I think we attacked through Azpilicueta more and Alonso sat back more than usual (probably instructions from the coach). It's great because he showed he can perform to an acceptable level when the odds are stacked against the team.

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2 hours ago, manpe said:

Thought he did well yesterday against City. Didn't let much through from his side, didn't make any (big) mistakes, had some good defensive plays. There is a reason why they stopped attacking from his side and went at Azpi instead, but he also had a big "FUCK OFF" sign on his forehead. Wasn't so noticeable in the attacking phase, I think we attacked through Azpilicueta more and Alonso sat back more than usual (probably instructions from the coach). It's great because he showed he can perform to an acceptable level when the odds are stacked against the team.

He was much better in the second half, when we sat deep and focused on attacking down our right - presumably to target Delph at left back - but he was awful in the first half. Kept giving the ball away and was found wanting defensively on numerous occasions. Even got turned inside out easily by Sterling, which would have led to a goal if it weren't for Azpi blocking Sane's shot. His second half performance certainly highlights the issue with him - we had to "cancel" an attacking outlet just to cover his severe lack of pace/weakness. It worked yesterday given the tactics against City but surely, we can't keep persisting with this if Sarri is to achieve his brand of dynamic, attacking football?

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He was much better in the second half, when we sat deep and focused on attacking down our right - presumably to target Delph at left back - but he was awful in the first half. Kept giving the ball away and was found wanting defensively on numerous occasions. Even got turned inside out easily by Sterling, which almost led to a goal if it weren't for Azpi blocking Sane's shot. His second half performance certainly highlights the issue with him - we had to "cancel" an attacking outlet just to cover his severe lack of pace/weakness. It worked yesterday given the tactics against City but surely, we can't keep persisting with this if Sarri is to achieve his brand of dynamic, attacking football?
Very good points made

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1 hour ago, Jason said:

He was much better in the second half, when we sat deep and focused on attacking down our right - presumably to target Delph at left back - but he was awful in the first half. Kept giving the ball away and was found wanting defensively on numerous occasions. Even got turned inside out easily by Sterling, which would have led to a goal if it weren't for Azpi blocking Sane's shot. His second half performance certainly highlights the issue with him - we had to "cancel" an attacking outlet just to cover his severe lack of pace/weakness. It worked yesterday given the tactics against City but surely, we can't keep persisting with this if Sarri is to achieve his brand of dynamic, attacking football?

Good summation. Plus, I went crazy in 1st half with his bad passing. But yes, 2nd half was better, but at a cost,  like you cohently pointed out.

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I don’t think I’m harsh in saying he was just average yesterday. Well, poor first half and average, bare minimum in the second. It is still not enough. The obvious weak link in the defence yesterday.

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