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Jason

closed Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

Started by Jason,

Man of the Match   11 members have voted

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

    • Kepa
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      2
    • Rudiger
      0
    • Luiz
      1
    • Alonso
      0
    • Jorginho
      0
    • Kante
      8
    • Barkley
      0
    • Willian
      0
    • Hazard
      0
    • Giroud
      0
    • Morata (sub)
      0
    • Emerson (sub)
      0
    • Kovacic (sub)
      0

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1 minute ago, Vybz Kartel said:

We have no hunger for more goals and lack urgency 

tbf this Palace team under this manager suck any joy out of football, just stacking 11 men in the box, hoofing the ball upwards. If the opposition does not wanna play football and we can still beat them comfortably why bother wasting too much effort.

I have to admit i missed big parts of the game due to my shitty internet connection on the travel(Germany is stuck in medieval infrastructure-wise) but what i saw was that we patiently passed the ball around with maximum control (apart from willian who let it run out of play for fun) and palace barely had a look in. Even at 0-0 i was confident some individual magic would give us the win at some point. Ofc we are not an exciting team, we have almost 0 creativity. Barkley and Jorginho are hardly created too provide breakthroughs with their Apart from two zaha  shots to the stands i did not witness any chances from them, our defenders especially Luiz and Azpi were superb. Ofc our offense is shit apart from Hazard but that is a known problem and we know whose fault that is.

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38 minutes ago, whats happening said:

can i ask why does sarri play emerson on the right wing instead of zappacosta? sometimes i seriously dont get our manager

Perhaps he wanted a left footed player to play on that side for a while? Currently we have no players there that can comfortably pass with their left foot and it makes that side (and the entire team) even more predictable and vulnerable. If not then I dont either have a clue why he put Emerson there

I believe someone posted a tweet that pointed the lack of left footers in this thread as well...

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43 minutes ago, Vybz Kartel said:

True but those injuries are from his lack of rotation. Muscle injuries like hamstrings can be easily avoided if he rotates the players well. I'm not saying rotate the whole side but systematic rotation would have helped massively 

Very true. I wonder if Sarri will always continue to ignore the players outside of the core squad or will he start to rotate more frequently once he has the right players at his disposal and feels that all the players in the squad are extremely comfortable with his tactics. We don't really know the answer to this because at Napoli he didn't have the resources to build a squad full of quality players 

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Just now, Special Juan said:

@Jason your more negative than a photo.

He is spot on though. Eden and Azpi and Jorginho are being run into the ground. Willian and Alonso were already dirt so they didnt have nearly as far to go.

 

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10 minutes ago, Jason said:

At the risk of being dragged into the whole 'Sarri needs time or the players don't suit his style' argument again, we are basically watching the same football this season that we saw under Conte (last season) and Mourinho. Dominate possession against the lesser sides, which we have tended to do as well under Conte and Mourinho, but offer very little going forward. We always relied on someone to do something out of nothing in the past and it's the same now again under Sarri. Yet to see any of the trademark Sarri-ball that we keep hearing so much about. The football feels so rigid and the players don't look like they are having 'fun'.

You are absolutely right. I know that it will take time changing the way we play. Certainly after two counter attacking manager in Conte and Mourinho. Although our offense still look lethargic but if you look at todays performance, the addition of jorginho actually improve our attacking performance compare to last season. His passing may not be the same level as fab but he can make pass to player between the lines. The problem many times if you watch from today's game when we get the ball in dangerous position, It turn into nothing. There is no partnership or connection between player.

Just watched how shaqiri connect really well with Salah, same with firmino with salah and mane. That is what we need, the problem is we have one star player, two old wingers, one striker who is on his way out and another striker who is kinda hopeless. I don't know what kind partnership that we need to build. I honestly hope that Kovacic and Hazard can build that relationship. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Pizy said:

This is nothing like Conte-ball at all under Sarri. Second half of last season we would regularly allow even small teams to dominate the run of play for large stretches of games. We often had no clue whatsoever positionally. Under Sarri, the ball retention, the pressing, the winning of the ball back, and the positions our players take up to receive the ball and form passing triangles is miles better than it's ever been.

Okay, I'll give you the one on ball retention but let's not act like we were hopeless in pressing, winning the ball back etc. We did those under Mourinho and Conte as well. And speaking of pressing, it's hardly been relentless, like say City or Liverpool, under Sarri. It's been minor so far and we still drop off without the ball like under Mourinho/Conte.

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These days everything Sarri do seems to me like a wrong choice. Players will become unhappy under him sooner then later.. Ops some already are unhappy.. Roman will probably save him with couple of new additions but at the end of the day.. When the fans are not happy.... And people have already started to question him.. It’s just how it is... 

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20 minutes ago, Jason said:

The injuries are piling up...

maybe this will speed up a new signing...but knowing our board....

 

i cant take anymore of morata. every second he's on, he is just lowering his price

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1 hour ago, milan.cech said:

Hopefully, we will confirm this win by winning the next one at home. Which will be another 90 minutes of hell. Especially at home.

And now… January comes. SPLASH THE CASH!!

or sign someone on loan and hope it works

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Get Higuain on Tueday morning when the transfer windown opens. He'd have enough time to get ready for Wednesday's game since he already knows Sarriball lmao

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