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Jason

closed Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

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Man of the Match   12 members have voted

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

    • Kepa
      1
    • James
      2
    • Christensen
      0
    • Zouma
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      1
    • Jorginho
      0
    • Mount
      0
    • Barkley
      1
    • Willian
      0
    • Pulisic
      3
    • Abraham
      0
    • Giroud (sub)
      4
    • Alonso (sub)
      0
    • Rudiger (sub)
      0
    • Hudson-Odoi (sub)
      0
    • Loftus-Cheek (sub)
      0

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2 minutes ago, ulsterchelsea said:

D,you know what, I'm not arguing this anymore. Feel free to quote me or comment. It's personal opinion but by fuck some of you are short sighted. Tell me now who expected anything serious this season? At the start I'm sure all the lads were getting praise for being brought through and we were doing better than expected.Yet now it's a travesty? Utd are held up as some sort of yard stick yet we still sit above them at this point. Today's display was a shocker, by God it was and the last few ain't been great either but to turn on Frank and his squad now... Don't get it in afraid. With criticism? Yes! Worth discussing the next manager? Fuck off

From my perspective it is not about getting a new manager, I would not recommend that whatsoever. However, from watching Derby last year and us this year there is a very clear problem with SFL's teams and defending set pieces and the counter. 

My recommendation is to hire a defensive coach. The only real issue I have with SFL is his selection's at times. Today for instance required Giroud to start, why Tammy got selected was a mystery, especially as Norwich is next which is a team he is suited to playing and Giroud would not be as effective against. 

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1 hour ago, Muzchap said:

Shit happens - we were poor. United will overtake us for third and we will battle it out with Leicester.

We just dont have the bottle to win games.

I didn't see the game, but I can imagine how it was.

We have signings coming in to improve things.

I dont think we'll battle with Leicester...they have that advantage of goal difference. I can see points against Norwich thats it...even if they drop points we definitely will first.

 

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20 minutes ago, ulsterchelsea said:

D,you know what, I'm not arguing this anymore. Feel free to quote me or comment. It's personal opinion but by fuck some of you are short sighted. Tell me now who expected anything serious this season? At the start I'm sure all the lads were getting praise for being brought through and we were doing better than expected.Yet now it's a travesty? Utd are held up as some sort of yard stick yet we still sit above them at this point. Today's display was a shocker, by God it was and the last few ain't been great either but to turn on Frank and his squad now... Don't get it in afraid. With criticism? Yes! Worth discussing the next manager? Fuck off

I’m not shortsighted. I didn’t want Lampard to take this job in the first place. He’s not a proper coach to take us forward. He has near zero experience and failed with Derby County. Derby failed to get to the PL because of the defence.

The same story now is going to happen to Chelsea, except swap PL with CL.

What we are seeing now is actually what I expect from Lampard. He’s not good enough to manage us. He hasn’t learned time and time again.

He is not going to just flip the switch. Either we get in a proper defensive coach or we are done until he is sacked. Werner and co. will not save us. The story will just keep repeating itself.

The players are to blame as well. Abraham, Kepa, Rudiger, Christensen, Willian, Jorginho, Kante (can’t believe this), Barkley, CHO...the whole lot of them. Disappointment after disappointment after disappointment. These players should hang their heads in shame.

Fed up with this BS.

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If Man City's European ban gets overturned completely, then it's all over for the Champions League really. 

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22 minutes ago, Jason said:

If Man City's European ban gets overturned completely, then it's all over for the Champions League really. 

Id say Leicester are very likely to drop points still, but unless we win out (LOL!) it doesn't matter. Really, we need Leicester to lose ALL of their remaining matches and we have to beat Norwich and Wolves. We ain't beating Liverpool.

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7 minutes ago, Pizy said:

Id say Leicester are very likely to drop points still, but unless we win out (LOL!) it doesn't matter. Really, we need Leicester to lose ALL of their remaining matches and we have to beat Norwich and Wolves. We ain't beating Liverpool.

Our only hope is a City ban or Leicester/Utd completely sh*ting the bed. I see us only getting 4 points in our last three games. 

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1 hour ago, Pizy said:

Id say Leicester are very likely to drop points still, but unless we win out (LOL!) it doesn't matter. Really, we need Leicester to lose ALL of their remaining matches and we have to beat Norwich and Wolves. We ain't beating Liverpool.

I'm more confident for Liverpool than i am Wolves. We've brung our A game to every single clash against them in the last two years bar last years fixture at Anfield.

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Defense is the start of the offense. IMO defense is the issue.  

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5 hours ago, Rapkun said:

Something that isn't talked about enough IMO is the lack of rotation in the team. The likes of Willian, Azpi and Mount look absolutely exhausted. Kante being overplayed whenever he is available as well.

Those 3 look dead. It doesn't take a genius to understand why. Our two best presser and our mainstay fb. 

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1 hour ago, Tomo said:

I'm more confident for Liverpool than i am Wolves. We've brung our A game to every single clash against them in the last two years bar last years fixture at Anfield.

Our last leage win at Anfield was 2014.... I dont see that changing.

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Leicester has to play Sheffield and Spurs, also United and Leicester play eachother on final day. 

I think we have the chances to finish in 3rd, but not with performances like today.

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9 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

Leicester has to play Sheffield and Spurs, also United and Leicester play eachother on final day. 

I think we have the chances to finish in 3rd, but not with performances like today.

3rd?! We'll be lucky lol. Just can't see Man U dropping points. Leicester maybe but I can't see us winning games other then Norwic...maybe wrong but today was piss poor. 

End of tommrow we could be 5th. Our goal difference also doesn't help us. Its shite.

76% of the ball..15 shots..4 on target yet we lost 3-0...its mad!!! They deserved the win..1-0 been nicer to look at though.

 

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5 hours ago, Pizy said:

Id say Leicester are very likely to drop points still, but unless we win out (LOL!) it doesn't matter. Really, we need Leicester to lose ALL of their remaining matches and we have to beat Norwich and Wolves. We ain't beating Liverpool.

Based on how we've been performing, I highly doubt we will beat Wolves. Our best chance is hoping City's ban doesn't get overturned, which is quite pathetic when this is what we have to rely on - another club getting banned from Europe.

Was just thinking yesterday, ever since 2011/12, we have either fight for the title or fight/struggle to qualify for the Champions League or in one case, have a 'Mourinho Season'. It's pathetic. 

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6 hours ago, Laylabelle said:

I dont think we'll battle with Leicester...they have that advantage of goal difference. I can see points against Norwich thats it...even if they drop points we definitely will first.

 

Leicester face Sheffield, spurs, United in 3 of the 4 games with Bournemouth being the 4th (battling for their life). If they get 6 points from these 4 games, I will be surprised

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Horrible but not unexpected.
Sheffield were on the improve the last few days and we were awful.
No defense, upfront no attacking ideas whatsoever - zero, zilch.

We are facing Norwich-L'pool away-Wolves next, with L'pool playing vacation football these days.
If City's appeal is accepted I 'm afraid it's Europa for us next season.
I 'm rather disappointed with this Chelsea team. I don't think they are capable of much more & it is really a "care-taker" Chelsea team.

 

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4 hours ago, Puliiszola said:

Leicester face Sheffield, spurs, United in 3 of the 4 games with Bournemouth being the 4th (battling for their life). If they get 6 points from these 4 games, I will be surprised

I can see them dropping points but If they win today they'll be above and if draw today they'll be above on goal difference.

I just can't see us not dropping points against Liverpool and Wolves.

Hope to be proven wrong but play like today...

Just the waiting game now. 

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Felt that changing to 3-4-3 at HT was a mistake, was quite surprised to see that. We were 2-0 down and they themselves were playing 3 CBs, so it's not like they were gonna go all out attack with a solid lead. The change in formation only meant we had most of possession with no penetration in non-dangerous places, they could easily man-mark our forwards out of the play with us having less people in final 3rd.

Tactical mistakes were made imo. But also what Frank said, that all you could hear on the pitch were Sheffield players. We lack leaders in such circumstances. We dominate and score? Great, the team motivates itself and goes with the momentum. We struggle and trail? Everybody's heads go down and nobody is there to pick them up.

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2 hours ago, Laylabelle said:

I can see them dropping points but If they win today they'll be above and if draw today they'll be above on goal difference.

I just can't see us not dropping points against Liverpool and Wolves.

Hope to be proven wrong but play like today...

Just the waiting game now. 

I understand. It's going to be a tough 2 weeks. We need to really pull up our socks for the last 4 (maybe 5) games of the season. But it's not impossible or even improbable. 

Also, have to keep some perspective. If someone had told you at the end of last season, exactly an year ago, that despite losing Eden, and not signing a single one, Chelsea will very much be in the hunt for top 4 maybe even 3rd, while integrating the likes of Tammy, Reece, mount, tomori, Gilmour to the squad, you would have put them in an asylum. 

Honestly feel that today we are able to go all out for big money first team signings in werner, ziyech, kai etc because we can save all that stupid money that we spent on "squad players" like bakayoko, Drinkwater, zappacosta, baba Rahman etc etc. 

So even without top 4 (I still strongly believe that we will get top 4), I still think that this will be a successful season. We already have 4 new signings. Yes 4!!! Werner, ziyech, CHo, and RlC both of the latter 2 who barely played a part and would be like 2 new signings. Along with whoever we sign more. I am sure FL and the board are aware of the issues and I feel some of the steps have been in the right direction (freezing jorginho out and leaving him to dry). Unfortunately injuries screwed us up. 

I can't see just the doom and gloom like most of this forum because I honestly see so many positives from this season.

Obviously there are some glaring issues too, but it's a start. Rome was not built in a day. Pep in his first season with a massive transfer budget barely got top 4. Klopp was poor in his first half season. Hence I keep telling people to have perspective

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