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Jason

closed Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea

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Man of the Match   9 members have voted

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

    • Kepa
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    • Azpilicueta
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    • Christensen
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    • Luiz
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    • Emerson
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    • Jorginho
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    • Kante
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    • Loftus-Cheek
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    • Pedro
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    • Willian
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    • Giroud
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    • Hazard (sub)
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    • Kovacic (sub)
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Was worried about this one to be fair, but I think I've overestimated Frankfurt too much (and my confidence in this Chelsea squad has taken a big downfall this season). They are a mid table German club and we're still a European powerhouse, although we do not have the personnel to show for it. Guess the big club mentality showed for last night and should have easily put this tie to bed. I have no worries about the 2nd leg tho. 

Loved Ruben's display and Giroud's link up play, but frankly this squad needs MASSIVE upgrade if we are to make the UCL next season. 

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33 minutes ago, Special Juan said:

Still can't get my head around Jovic scoring from that distance, with a low stooping header where he had to generate the power and it still went in.

Kepa at fault for me.

it was a great header by Jovic, placement and power, very difficult to defend that, but i think Cech or Courtois would have reached that one, Kepa is shorter so i will give him the benefit of the doubt.

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2 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

Cech or Courtois would have reached that, Kepa is shorter remember that

This is not really about being short though, it's about how he managed to score from 13-14 yards out, have to arch his neck to create power and also head it back over more or less.

He should never ever be beaten by that header from that distance.

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8 hours ago, OneMoSalah said:

Nobody in that back 4 under AVB looked comfortable and for good reason they were so exposed, extremely disjointed with huge spaces in behind. Dont even think prime Terry would have looked good in that defence and he could virtually have played with anybody when he was at his best. Luiz was a fucking bomb scare though under AVB.

Prime Terry would struggle less considering he wouldn't turn like a tank compared to Old Terry.

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6 minutes ago, Special Juan said:

This is not really about being short though, it's about how he managed to score from 13-14 yards out, have to arch his neck to create power and also head it back over more or less.

He should never ever be beaten by that header from that distance.

ya, but from a goalkeeper's perspective it does really make a difference if you're a bit taller thats why i used that example, also remember Sturridge equalizer at the Bridge earlier this season? same shit, ya maybe he could have done better for Jovic goal, but its not as easy as it looks.

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RLC has really stepped it up this last month, he looked immense last night. Has to be the main selection for midfield next season without doubt.

Willian is driving me mad, his lack of care and not just his care but his choices in a game are absolute shite. He has to be sold ASAP.

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3 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

ya, but from a goalkeeper's perspective it does really make a difference if you're a bit taller thats why i used that example, also remember Sturridge equalizer at the Bridge earlier this season? same shit, ya maybe he could have done better for Jovic goal, but its not as easy as it looks.

His position is also awful, he is far too far to his right hand side, which leads to my next point, I don't think he thinks he can beaten by that header based on the flatness of the cross and what Jovic has to do to score.

 

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11 minutes ago, Special Juan said:

This is not really about being short though, it's about how he managed to score from 13-14 yards out, have to arch his neck to create power and also head it back over more or less.

He should never ever be beaten by that header from that distance.

 

Just now, Johnnyeye said:

ya, but from a goalkeeper's perspective it does really make a difference if you're a bit taller thats why i used that example, also remember Sturridge equalizer at the Bridge earlier this season? same shit, ya maybe he could have done better for Jovic goal, but its not as easy as it looks.

Might argue that the header bouncing off the ground did him in but I would say Kepa needs to work out on his feet. He seems to have a tendency to jump a little before diving to make saves. Could have prevented some of the long range goals were it not for those split-second jumps.

Also, why was Jovic given all that time and space? Luiz could see him all the way in the buildup but didn't get close enough to put pressure on him. 

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

 

Might argue that the header bouncing off the ground did him in but I would say Kepa needs to work out on his feet. He seems to have a tendency to jump a little before diving to make saves. Could have prevented some of the long range goals were it not for those split-second jumps.

Also, why was Jovic given all that time and space? Luiz could see him all the way in the buildup but didn't get close enough to put pressure on him. 

He wouldn't of been beaten by the header if his positioning was right, it wasn't.

Don't get me started on Luiz, hes terrible.

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Just now, Special Juan said:

His position is also awful, he is far too far to his right hand side, which leads to my next point, I don't think he thinks he can beaten by that header based on the flatness of the cross and what Jovic has to do to score.

 

i admit his positioning could be better at times, but i think he had a decent enough game and Frankfurt  is a difficult opponent at home, at the end of the day we got that away goal and maybe should have got another, its a decent result.

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Just now, Johnnyeye said:

i admit his positioning could be better at times, but i think he had a decent enough game and Frankfurt  is a difficult opponent at home, at the end of the day we got that away goal and maybe should have got another, its a decent result.

It is a decent result, the most disappointing thing for me was the fact we dominated the second half and once again our cutting edge is missing.

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Just now, Special Juan said:

It is a decent result, the most disappointing thing for me was the fact we dominated the second half and once again our cutting edge is missing.

story of our season, failing to put those chances away and killing games :( 

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Just now, Special Juan said:

He wouldn't of been beaten by the header if his positioning was right, it wasn't.

Don't get me started on Luiz, hes terrible.

It's all about having quick feet and moving across, IMO. Jovic could have easily head the goal to his right and had Kepa stood a tad more to his left, we would be sitting here wondering why he's there.

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This German team were not good enough to last out 90 minutes against us.
Some good efforts, they are on a par with Everton perhaps.
We should have won, but it looks like we have their measure in the replay.
In all probability the gooners are going to be our opponents in the final.

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52 minutes ago, cosmicway said:

This German team were not good enough to last out 90 minutes against us.
Some good efforts, they are on a par with Everton perhaps.
We should have won, but it looks like we have their measure in the replay.
In all probability the gooners are going to be our opponents in the final.

They were playing without 3 starters, two of them massive, Haller and Rebic, plus their best CB, N'Dicka. They have a great shot at 4th place and CL, they are not a mid table team as some have said. When healthy and on their game they can blow teams away.

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