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closed Man City 1-3 Chelsea

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Man of the Match   78 members have voted

  1. 1. Who is your Man of the Match?

    • Courtois
      2
    • Moses
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Luiz
      12
    • Cahill
      0
    • Alonso
      0
    • Kante
      1
    • Fabregas
      2
    • Pedro
      0
    • Hazard
      5
    • Costa
      55
    • Willian (sub)
      0
    • Chalobah (sub)
      1
    • Batshuayi (sub)
      0

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On 06/12/2016 at 6:07 AM, BlueLyon said:

So I read comment from some City guy calling us plastic cunts, and someone had best response ever saying; I guess I would have to say something about your fans, but there arent any. 

Roast.

Hypocrisy at its finest, a City fan calling Chelsea fans plastic, as if City has more fans than us or even more succesfull, they must think they are bigger than United, what a joke, you can bet almost 70% of City fans only started  supporting the club since 2008-2009 when the sheikh arrived, the same can be said about Roman´s arrival at Chelsea in 2003, when other rival fans spout crap about Chelsea fans being plastic, but to me that is horseshit, because Chelsea has plenty of fans who were around since the 60`s and the club has had a lot of success before Roman arrived, sure his arrival helped Chelsea in a huge way, to compete even better and so it showed. I remember the previous teams with Zola, Desailly, Di Matteo, Wise, Le Beouf, Vialli, Poyet, Flo, etc, and what they all achieved together and they could have achieved even more (sadly, not winning the league ) , of course not forgetting the much older teams, but i wasn´t even born yet, so i can´t comment on that, you can bet that if Roman was around in the 90´s Chelsea would have won much more, but to say all Chelsea fans are post Roman like most idiots say, is a blasphemy. Cheers

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I don't really think that Pep got "found out".  His game plan was sound, IMO.

City overloaded the (their) right side of the pitch in order to get De Bruyne just inside the flank (right half space, I suppose).  Navas out wide and Silva just inside to occupy Alonso and Cahill respectively.  So De Bruyne would effectively be able to whip in crosses because there would be some marking issues and he would have time on the ball.

This stopped when Hazard dropped deeper to fill the space.  

In the 343, this is a soft spot, the half spaces.  Not wide enough for the WB to mark, but far enough to make the CM late or unsure to get over.  Unfortunately, for City, in order for them to do this, they left themselves exposed at the back.

City didn't really play a 343 either, it was more like a 3241.  The 2 in front of the defence to pick up Hazard and Pedro coming inside.

I think it was a sound plan, and on another day, they could have won.

However, I also laugh at the "lucky" comments (not necessarily on this forum).  Sure, KDB misses and it's a turning point.  But, they don't get those chances without committing forward like they did, and thus, leave themselves completely exposed at the back.  Their game plan was to either score or get scored on.  Didn't score got punished.  Those were the only two scenarios that could happen. 

That's how I read it all, at least.

On another note, when Matic was reported as being out, I thought for sure that Conte would go with a 352.  Cesc and Chalobah in for Matic and Pedro.  

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