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.

Jason

closed Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

Started by Jason,

Man of the Match   29 members have voted

  1. 1. Man of the Match

    • Courtois
      0
    • Moses
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Christensen
      0
    • Rudiger
      0
    • Alonso
      0
    • Kante
      1
    • Fabregas
      0
    • Willian
      28
    • Hazard
      0
    • Pedro
      0
    • Morata (sub)
      0
    • Drinkwater (sub)
      0

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

530 posts in this topic
8 minutes ago, Jason said:

Coutinho is just a long range shooter merchant.

Yeah and thank fucknhe cant play vs us. Would have ruined our gameplan if they had any danger from deep

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats to the lads for this game, good result despite what many say, Barca are a very good side, lets not kid ourselves, all they need is one chance and its a shame Christensen made that mistake for Barca's equalizer, and Messi of all people scored ( finally broke his duck against us, it was bound to happen one day right? ), but it can happen, who hasnt made mistakes in defense? Andreas will learn from this, he's still young with great room for improvement, but already so assured and matured in defense. What more can i say? the team were very solid and organized, William was simply magnificent, very good goal, could have had a hattrick today imo, we were very unlucky not to win this game. We definitely shut up all who wrote us off before the game, i always believed. Its still all to play for in the 2nd leg, altough it will be much harder because of Barca's away goal, but if there is one team who can defy the odds its us, lets just hope we can get a decent result at the Camp Nou. I say bring on the 2nd leg, and no matter what happens im proud of this group. Cheers and KTBFFH

coolhead23, mccg, yuvala and 1 other like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Magic Lamps said:

There is still a narrow chance we quality in the return leg via the away goals. that would be sweet albeit improbable. The thing is in the away leg we are the ones who have to score now so it will be really dangerous not to allow them too much space. However if Messi has a day off even worse than today or picks up an injury, we are favourites. They are an absolute shadow of their glory days, only that badly aged front 3 other than that Paulinho, Rakitic, Umtit, Aleix Vidal etc are no better than our very own Moses, Fabregas, Alonso horror show.There is no doubt our vintage sides would have wiped the floor with this lot but it might also be a valid point that we did not quite achieve the same as our similarly weak 2012 side managed against their vintage class of 2012

If anything, tonights score will allow us to be more adventurous at the Nou Camp, atleast initially. We have to score a goal so effectively Barca scoring first won't change a great deal in terms of the context of the tie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

Congrats to the lads for this game, good result despite what many say, Barca are a very good side, lets not kid ourselves, all they need is one chance and its a shame Christensen made that mistake for Barca's equalizer, and Messi of all people scored ( finally broke his duck against us, it was bound to happen one day right? ), but it can happen, who hasnt made mistakes in defense? Andreas will learn from this, he's still young with great room for improvement, but already so assured and matured in defense. What more can i say? the team were very solid and organized, William was simply magnificent, very good goal, could have had a hattrick today imo, we were very unlucky not to win this game. We definitely shut up all who wrote us off before the game, i always believed. Its still all to play for in the 2nd leg, altough it will be much harder because of Barca's away goal, but if there is one team who can defy the odds its us, lets just hope we can get a decent result at the Camp Nou. I say bring on the 2nd leg, and no matter what happens im proud of this group. Cheers and KTBFFH

Lets hope we get afew dodgy referee decisions our way when we play them there honk honk honk , when is the last team to have more total/shots than barca this season?  , imagine if we were full of confidence and playing really well? Hopefully we carry on do utd on Sunday!

Johnnyeye likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cross your fingers for the return leg. They're obviously the favorite. Park the bus isn't what I want to see. Trust on yourself, take out of this 3-5-2. Whatever the result, the Blues must wet the jersey the beginning until the end. May God forgive us to have sold Salah, De Bruyne,etc. 

Share this post


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

Lets hope we get afew dodgy referee decisions our way when we play them there honk honk honk , when is the last team to have more total/shots than barca this season?  , imagine if we were full of confidence and playing really well? Hopefully we carry on do utd on Sunday!

lets see how we do in the 2nd leg, we've proven we can do this and maybe with the right luck we can go trough, we hope. 

if we have this mentality and attitude in the league until the end of the season, i have no doubt we can stay in the top 4 and maybe win the FA Cup. Cheers

mccg likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Strike said:

I think this Barca team can be beaten at Camp Nou

That's my biggest frustration last night... Anyway it's football had Willian first half chance gone in... It will an entirely different results... They are not spectacular...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Now I've had chance to think about the night and digest the game, firstly its a perfect example of why football is so unique for providing such a rollercoaster of emotions. From starting the game hoping, to nervousness, then to frustration when Willian hit both posts, to elation and finally to disappointment. The performance was very good tonight, a throw back to a few years ago and its a complement to the players that having started the game just hoping to still be in the tie, we finish it disappointed to draw 1-1.

Everyone put in a shift tonight. Pedro wasn't at his best offensively but he run himself into the ground for the team, doing a lot of pressing so that Hazard didn't need to waste energy. It was also the best I've seen Fabregas play for a long time in such a big game. 

The back 3 should be our first choice now for the rest of the season. Azpi is immense and leads by example, Rudiger will continue to get better as he plays a run of games more. I'm disappointed for Christensen with his mistake but he will have to learn and learn quickly. Unfortunately this is one of the downsides to younger players is that they will make mistakes (Scott did something similar against Hull) and will be frustrating at times but it's a learning curve and he has proven this season he is by far our best option in that position. I'm glad Conte backed him after the game and I hope he continues to do so by playing him as his undisputed number one centre back.

Willian is really starting to hit a bit of form now, alongside Hazard and I'm just hoping that it kicks us on now for a very difficult and important run of games.

Special mention to for Conte. He got his tactics spot on for me tonight. It left us compact, but when we had the ball we looked direct and dangerous. You feel that this was a game that really got him going and you could see that he was back to his old, vibrant best on the touchline. When he is like this, I don't see anyone out there that is realistically attainable that is on his level as a coach. The biggest question will be can he keep this little bit of momentum going and help us kick on again. 

great points esp concerning the youngsters... but I think Stones was good against Hull (and Wigan too despite pundits thinking he was walker :) )

I disagree about the tactics though: these are cowardly small team tactics IMO. Yes, we had volume of play esp first half, which came with the hefty price of not employing strikers. That's what strikers can help with: they increase your odds of scoring with a specialist in the team, so not playing one at home regardless of opposition is just inexcusable to me.

It's also in games like these that I think Hazard is less special than folks here make him out to be - expected more from him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Amblève. said:

Always nice to see that the Barca DNA is still alive.

eAmyajX.png

dirty cheats, nothing new here, expect a lot of this crap in the 2nd leg, to try and send our players off

Mana and manpe like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe we'll have a better go at them at the Nou Camp. This was our second best performace in the UCL this season. Combine this with a little of what we played against Atletico in the away leg and there is hope. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If some had given me 1-1 before the start of the game I would have grabbed with both hands & feet. However now I feel a little disappointed specially the way we played, it was almost the perfect game and we gave Barca a run for their money that too without playing our strikers. Some of us would criticize Conte's tactics but I feel he got it right and also we need to understand this is a 2 leg tie. 

There was a tremendous passion within the team and more importantly a belief which is so good to see. There was a disappointment after the game that they didnt bag 3 points which showcase the amount of hard work which went off the field for this game. 

We need to keep the momentum into Camp Nou specially with so many crucial games coming up. 

 

P.S. Just a thought, would we be playing 2 strikers at Nou Camp? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, coolhead23 said:

There was a disappointment after the game that they didnt bag 3 points

that would be if it was in the group stage ;) and i dont think Conte will employ 2 strikers, maybe just one up front with Hazard and William in support, the false 9 system might be too risky to use in the 2nd leg as Barca will be ready for it this time around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Iggy Doonican said:

I'm old school Chelsea and proud of it so I don't give a shit about tactics and boring analysis. What I do you care about is the famous CFC and we were superb tonight and apart from one mistake we would have beaten the greasy pricks. Regardless if they beat us in the second leg in that soulless fucking amphitheatre they are just the epitome of footballs smug elitist cunts. 

Not just that bud, what about that fucking commentator on BT Sport, can't recall his fucking name, all he banged on about was Messi.

Then the cunt went on about the return leg, and what they were going to do to us there, like this game was all over and done in Barca's favour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Robguima said:

Nah we are out. 

Decent performance, but poor result.

barcelona are much stronger at home, so expect a much more difficult game.

Fuck mate.

Yeah i was critical of this home leg, but warmed to the match, i thought we were really good, and desperately unlucky not to win the game.

What about a bit more positive approach from you, never say never bud, we are CFC it aint over til the fat lady sings, if we go there with your defeatist attitude then we are truly done for.

KTBFFH

Johnnyeye and yuvala like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.