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Jason

closed Norwich 2-3 Chelsea

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Man of the Match   20 members have voted

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

    • Kepa
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Christensen
      0
    • Zouma
      0
    • Emerson
      0
    • Jorginho
      0
    • Kovacic
      3
    • Mount
      6
    • Pulisic
      0
    • Barkley
      0
    • Abraham
      11
    • Giroud (sub)
      0
    • Willian (sub)
      0
    • Alonso (sub)
      0

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2 minutes ago, special Eden said:

I must disagree, i think he`s performance was very good and also on the ball. Just like he was against Leicester when he was crossing som perfect long balls and had no mistakes on the ball.  Shaky?He`s feets looks like bambi on ice(haha) sometimes, but i havent seen a single mistake on the ball since UNited :P

Maybe hes not perfect on the ball, but u must choose a package... Zouma is fantastic in the air, 1v1s, duells and he`s got some speed.  Our defence will get in many counter attack situations when we are playing high press AND with Jorginho who too often leaves the danger room infront of our defence... I believe Kurt is a very good player too have in these situations!  Lets pray lamps sort out the distansce between the lines soon, cause Jorginho in this role will give opponents chances. 

we must have watched two different Norwich games

Chelsea player ratings: Tammy Abraham clinical but Kurt Zouma shaky at the back again

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9790375/chelsea-player-ratings-tammy-abraham-kurt-zouma/

KURT ZOUMA - 6

Could have done better for both Norwich goals – particularly the second one when he failed to track Pukki. Needs to improve as he looks shaky.

 

https://madaboutepl.net/2019/08/abraham-gets-9-chelsea-player-ratings-vs-norwich-city/

Kurt Zouma 6/10

He was troubled regularly, particularly by Pukki, in the first half. However, he imposed himself at the back after the interval and was more decisive.

 

https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/fixtures-results/chelsea-norwich-player-ratings-abraham-16810369

Kurt Zouma

So open at the back at times and didn't really enforce himself on the game. Second goal just too easy for Teemu Pukki to get past him.

Better in the second half with more control. Looked to cut out the counter more and was more authoritative in the last 45 minutes. 6

 

https://theprideoflondon.com/2019/08/26/chelsea-tactics-transfers-defence-bond-andreas-christensen-kurt-zouma/

 

This, though, appears to be the only place Chelsea have an issue. The defending has been too poor.

I have not seen a centre-back pairing that lacks a bond as much as Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen in a very long time. All great centre-back pairings are built of silk and steel, and meshed together seamlessly by a relationship. The best Chelsea example is John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho. Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini or Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are other great examples.

Zouma is very obviously the steel and is still improving. Christensen, the silk, still looks a little too lightweight at times, but as always possesses truly immense potential. They must take more advantage of Antonio Rudiger’s time out injured to develop a relationship and improve the defence. At the moment, neither seems to have even a cursory knowledge of the other’s behaviour or positioning. Neither of Norwich’s goals would have been scored again an intelligently organised defence. 

 

snip

 

(In fairness that last article is more hopeful than I am)

 

 

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Is this a joke? Zouma gets the blame for 2-2? im laughing.  People dont understand football...  Where is the midfield? The AM running against Zouma, should ZOuma just let him go so he can follow Pukki? Pukki is best in the premier League at those runs, and its so perfect...  Christensen plays him ONSIDE! with a millisecond.  No one is to blame for the goal, but if someone is it should be Christensen for playing him onside... Kepa with a mistake too. Pukki should never score form that position.

What about 1-1... Not a single person is mentioning Jorginho or Azpi, when its all their fault.  Jorginho can`t defend and got bullied from a little kid and Azpi not in the right place...

Did Pukki really get or make many chances? the one shot on Kepa?

I just feel people is having their opinion from the UNited game still... So Zouma is shit and all is his fault.  People will only see his mistakes and never give him credit when his good.

 

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26 minutes ago, special Eden said:

Is this a joke? Zouma gets the blame for 2-2? im laughing.  People dont understand football...  Where is the midfield? The AM running against Zouma, should ZOuma just let him go so he can follow Pukki? Pukki is best in the premier League at those runs, and its so perfect...  Christensen plays him ONSIDE! with a millisecond.  No one is to blame for the goal, but if someone is it should be Christensen for playing him onside... Kepa with a mistake too. Pukki should never score form that position.

What about 1-1... Not a single person is mentioning Jorginho or Azpi, when its all their fault.  Jorginho can`t defend and got bullied from a little kid and Azpi not in the right place...

Did Pukki really get or make many chances? the one shot on Kepa?

I just feel people is having their opinion from the UNited game still... So Zouma is shit and all is his fault.  People will only see his mistakes and never give him credit when his good.

 

stop putting words in my mouth

I never said he was shit, I said he was just not the type of CB we should be aspiring to come next summer unless he shows consistent and dramatic improvement

there is nothing we can do about until then due to the bans

I am NOT rooting against him, as he is obviously a massively key player for us this year

you are getting way too argy bargy over this whole thing

 

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It’s all opinions, but if someone thinks zouma is good on the ball... well there are always other sports to watch. :) 

Do you notice that zouma always adjusts his body posture before making the easiest pass? Often even sticking his hands out a la bakayoko for balance. That shows that the task is laborious and unfamiliar to him. Handling the football is just not natural to him. It will be exploited and errors forced.

On the ball, he’s exactly the same player and it is something that rarely changes.

in other words, regardless of how solid and good at defending zouma becomes, he will never be city (or any possession side) material. 

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4 hours ago, Robchels said:

It’s all opinions, but if someone thinks zouma is good on the ball... well there are always other sports to watch. :) 

Do you notice that zouma always adjusts his body posture before making the easiest pass? Often even sticking his hands out a la bakayoko for balance. That shows that the task is laborious and unfamiliar to him. Handling the football is just not natural to him. It will be exploited and errors forced.

On the ball, he’s exactly the same player and it is something that rarely changes.

in other words, regardless of how solid and good at defending zouma becomes, he will never be city (or any possession side) material. 

True. He's clearly been instructed to keep it simple, he never tries anything adventurous and plays it safe. Which is the right thing to do considering his skillset, but ideally shouldn't be the CB type we aspire to make a starter. Rüdiger's passing and ball control are much better, so I hope he gets in shape quickly and benches Zouma. We could also use his experience and leadership.

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