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closed Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

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Man of the Match   15 members have voted

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

    • Kepa
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Christensen
      1
    • Zouma
      0
    • Emerson
      4
    • Jorginho
      0
    • Kante
      2
    • Mount
      8
    • Pedro
      0
    • Pulisic
      0
    • Giroud
      0
    • Abraham (sub)
      0
    • Kovacic (sub)
      0
    • Willian (sub)
      0

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For me we should play:
Kepa
Azpi(James is not fit :( ) - Tomori - Christensen - Emerson
Jorginho - Kante - Mount
Pedro - Tammy - Pulisic
Clean sheet  will be good but i dont expect it. 3-1

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On 16/08/2019 at 8:52 PM, OhForAGreavsie said:

Anyway...

I think this is going to be a pivotal game for our season. We all enjoyed the performance against Liverpool but I think we have to acknowledge that they produced a fairly open display which gave us a chance to play our game. Largely speaking we took that chance well but I expect Leicester to try to close spaces a lot more than the Reds did. If we can overcome that and come up with another encouraging performance, along with the right result this time, I think the positivity will spread. If not, the doubts and the criticism will grow.

I don't think we will see as much sitting back from Leicester this year as we did in this fixture last, Brendan has made it very clear throughout his career that men behind the ball and low block isn't how he operates.

I won't be too disheartened if Leicester nick a result, they are a very tough team and even the two best teams in the land struggled at home to them last time (City needing a 1/1000 strike from a defender to win and Liverpool actually dropping points). I think a better idea of where our top 4 chances lie will be the two games after against Norwich and Sheffield, we flattrack bullied our way to 3rd last season with 53 points out of a possible 60 against the bottom half sides (more than City) and if we are to retain top four i feel we need a similar return against the lesser light's again.

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5 hours ago, Tomo said:

I don't think we will see as much sitting back from Leicester this year as we did in this fixture last, Brendan has made it very clear throughout his career that men behind the ball and low block isn't how he operates.

I won't be too disheartened if Leicester nick a result, they are a very tough team and even the two best teams in the land struggled at home to them last time (City needing a 1/1000 strike from a defender to win and Liverpool actually dropping points). I think a better idea of where our top 4 chances lie will be the two games after against Norwich and Sheffield, we flattrack bullied our way to 3rd last season with 53 points out of a possible 60 against the bottom half sides (more than City) and if we are to retain top four i feel we need a similar return against the lesser light's again.

And I think we will be more competitive against the bigger sides. United aside

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6 hours ago, Tomo said:

I don't think we will see as much sitting back from Leicester this year as we did in this fixture last, Brendan has made it very clear throughout his career that men behind the ball and low block isn't how he operates.

I won't be too disheartened if Leicester nick a result, they are a very tough team and even the two best teams in the land struggled at home to them last time (City needing a 1/1000 strike from a defender to win and Liverpool actually dropping points). I think a better idea of where our top 4 chances lie will be the two games after against Norwich and Sheffield, we flattrack bullied our way to 3rd last season with 53 points out of a possible 60 against the bottom half sides (more than City) and if we are to retain top four i feel we need a similar return against the lesser light's again.

I'm not feeling negative about our prospects. It's just that I think the Liverpool game was not a good barometer for gauging the shape we're in. There were definitely things to like; Pulli's speed of thought, quickness of movement and accuracy of execution in setting up the first goal for example. From the moment I saw their team sheet however, I felt we could play against that Liverpool line-up. So much so in fact that I was convinced Kova was going to score at last. That didn't work out but we did manage to play our game. How we do against Leicester will be a better indicator I think.

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Let's hope for a much better result this time around, it was a very good performance against the victims, but we definitely need to keep things tight at the back and convert our chances when they come. The signs are good, we just need to keep improving. Cheers

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They have lost Maguire does anybody know what their first 11 looks like?



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As good as the side looked in that 4-3-3 against Liverpool, I'm gonna predict that Frank will rotate quite a bit here. Think one or both of Barkley and Mount start and that Tammy starts in place of Giroud as a vote of confidence.

The key to this match for me will be how well we defend the wide areas. That goes for our wingers helping out, too. That's where Leicester will try to do their damage. Chilwell and their RB are both really good going forward.

 

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22 hours ago, MoroccanBlue said:

For a bloke that’s averaged 5 league goals a season, that is an incredibly bold statement. 

Care to explain? 

Well I think weve already seen more from players like Barkley and Kovacic in 2 games than what we seen in the last 6 months under Sarri. Both were undoutedly beyond average last year so who knows how Willian will do, hopefully better than last year too.

There is real emphasis on playing more direct and quickly, using transitions more as opposed to constantly probing with possession for the majority of the game so I am intrigued to see how Willian does. 

Not expecting him to score 20 goals but I think there will be an improvement if he buys into what Frank's trying to do, there is a real emphasis on getting the ball forward as quickly as possible as well as winning it back high up and I think he will suit that. Hes not as gifted as a lot of players weve had over the years but he is definitely capable of more than 5 goals a season. 

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15 minutes. Like past season, it won't be enough for Giroud to make us win this kind of game. Keep on claiming your english rookie or your belgian ghost, till you realize as you did belatedly with Higuain, they don't have what it takes to lead our attack . Stop living with fantaisies, we can reach the podium this season with a front striker with 16 goals and 7 assists, we don't need a 25 goals striker, anyhow we don't have it. With the big man, Pulisic, Mount and CHO, we can have more ambition than this awfull "year of transition" what we can often read on the forum. Next season, with another champion's league qualification we'll be able to sign up a 30 goal's striker, so then we'll be strong as never before

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 Graham Scott.. First choice ref is stuck on the M40 due to a accident on there.. So may or may not be in charge. 

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3 points are a must. I'm expecting a lot of goals in this game.

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Perfect XI. But where's Rudiger, I thought he was fit

Frank favouring Mount doesn't exactly come as a surprise

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I'll take a small victory in Giroud starting at the very least. Someone that can score at this level.

 

NO BATSHUAYI! [mention=11339]LAM09[/mention]

 

I'm shocked!

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Just now, !Hazard! said:

Perfect XI. But where's Rudiger, I thought he was fit

No, he isn't. Not yet. 

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