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  1. Interesting tactic by Pep to have a CB join the attack to provide a focal point from time to time to break down a disciplined defence Btw the goal by Stones is the exact kind of chance Chilwell had when he skied it vs Wolves (and similar to the one Alonso put in the keepers arms vs Southampton and Newcastle). Helps when your defenders are proficient at sharp direct finishes as well. Both Soucek and Rice would actually improve our midfield massively. There is nothing Jorginho can do that Rice can not. On the other hand Rice is both disciplined in his positioning defensively as
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  2. Impressive by Wham to play football vs ManCity, match them blow for blow and not get slaughtered. Testament to how an elite midfield like Soucek and Rice changes an entire team of otherwise average players. 2-1 Still point stands. city win actually better for us
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  3. This happens when you have a very good midfield. West Ham's midfield is highly underrated
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  4. 2:0 Christensen 27' Kovacic 71'
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  5. Martinez top of the list does not surprise me at all. Quality goalkeeper who compensates a lot of defensive errors from his rather average defenders. Also my prediction was that we will concede the least amont of goals per match with Mendy, chilwell or silva playing still looks decent enough. Obviosly kepa was the major reason we conceded so many last season but Tuchel has given us an extra edge defensively.
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  6. Agree that one can’t judge Pulisic vs Werner until Pulisic gets the same look (minutes, games) Werner has gotten.
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  8. Maybe full next year...be surreal when it does happen!
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  9. Aye stick a fiver on those 2 scoring and 2-0 youll probably get a 6 figure return
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  10. Yet Bayern lost more points there than City in PL this season.
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  11. lol, the Leeds formation is the same shape as their badge
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  12. Seeing Goretzka just made 3 open play assists in one game makes me realize how little all our midfielders offer in that regard. PL this season: Gilmour 0 (I know, just 34 mins), Mount 0, Jorginho 1, Kante 1, Kovacic 1. I see his contract is till 2022. Can we at least try this summer? Will probably renew with Bayern tho.
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  13. A MAN who pretends to like football in order to impress other men has found his enjoyment of it unaffected by the ban on live crowds. Stephen Malley introduces himself as a Man Utd fan, despite the notable handicaps of living 150 miles from the stadium and not fully understanding the offside rule. Malley said: “I don’t see the appeal of a packed ground on match day, the menu is always disappointing and you can never find an usher when the chap in front keeps standing up. “Some say I’m less of a fan, just because I don’t enjoy the excessive noise and unsettling macho energy of th
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  14. I'd like to see Werner, Havertz, and Ziyech as the front three at some point with this system.
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  15. IF Pulisic to Bayern happens, it would make this even more hilarious!
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  16. Beneath...boner...The whole sentence just feels wrong.
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  17. Didn't realise how far up West Ham are!
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  19. nice one. with both players scoring almost never you will get absurd odds for that if you are a betting man.
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  20. Mount was incredibly average under Lampard in the November-January period so what is your point? Tell me how good Hazard/Costa/Fabregas were in 15/16 and 17/18 season? Did their form massively drop yes or no? Hazard in particular(plays in Pulisics position) was awful in both seasons because his team was playing very average. So your comparison is invalid. Are we talking about Conte's system roles or Tuchels? You do realise there are major differences don't you? Jorginho and Kovacic have a different roles than Kante and Fabregas, so comparing them doesn't make sense to me, no offense. I ag
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  21. Not the biggest fan of our YouTube channel but really enjoyed the latest video.
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  22. Very important match if we want clear blue water between us and the Mersey riff raff Defence need to be on their toes to deal with Martial, Rashford and Cavani and Kante/Jorginho or whoever plays to block the channels
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  23. Very very short memory... So, for this home match against MU, may be the most important of the season, let's leave Giroud on the bench, play Havertz, Pulisic or Werner and pray what they didn't show yet this season , come back like a miracle for this game. And if the miracle does'nt come, let's hope another miracle, Giroud doing in 15 minutes the thing our young and pacy superstars would'nt 've been able to do in 75 minutes.
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  24. We'll be back again - gone into Vera Lynn song almost ......
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  25. The problem with Pulisic is he hasn't even been "ok" this season. For all the talk about him being injury prone and missing games, his last major injury was back in November. Since returning from his hamstring issue back then, Pulisic has played 17 of 22 games (1,026 minutes). Of the 5 games he didn't play, he missed 1 due to tightness in his thigh (IIRC), 1 due to "awareness" in his hamstring, 1 due to family issue and he was an unused sub in the other 2 (one of the games was a dead rubber against Krasnodar). Of the 17 games that he did play, he started 5 in a row (Wolves, West Ham,
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  26. Laaaverly.... Chelsea 5-0 Manchester United Barclays Premier League 1999 - YouTube
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  27. Training with smaller balls we used to do in the 60s . Charlie Cooke could do 250+ keepy uppy with a tennis ball Charlie-Cooke-Chelsea-best-ever-wingers.jpg (600×600) (chelseafclatestnews.com)
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  28. ‘He’s brought belief and togetherness back’: Tuchel’s first month at Chelsea https://theathletic.com/2410946/2021/02/26/hes-brought-belief-and-togetherness-back-tuchels-first-month-at-Chelsea/ It’s half-time and the Chelsea players can’t believe what they’re hearing. They are leading Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, but their dominance isn’t really reflected in the scoreline. New coach Thomas Tuchel is discussing what they have to do in the second half when he suggests something completely out of the blue. An insider tells The Athletic: “He was giving the team talk and the
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  29. No summer preparation makes it even more impressive
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  30. This alonso apologetism is really painful to read. Like being in a toxic relationship. Alonso has wasted better chances than the one Chilwellhad vs Wolves. Alonso's linkup play with Werner is absolutely terrible. Alonso constantly vacates his position and consequently is found standing on his feet. Alonso doenst recover quickly enough so werner has to race back and defend at the corner flag which completely drains him for counter attacks. Werner will not start scoring regularly again as long as alonso is the player bheind him
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  31. I would personally play Chilwell in this game as I am wary of Utds counter attack and we all know Alonso isn't the quickest (understatement.) However, I am struggling to see what he has done wrong since he has come back apart from be slower than Chilwell. His link up play with Werner is better, he picks up space in the oppositions box much better than Chilwell and he has a much better shooting technique (for instance he gets Chilwell's chance against Wolves I am pretty certain he smashes that in.) Further, I think people are forgetting how indifferent Chilwell was before Alonso cam
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  32. There are very few. But players with cesc type passing abilities appear to be a thing of the past. But i dont think we need those. We need someone who is somewhat strong and athletic, can hold his positions and play long and through balls between the lines to complement kovacic. The only players who are available and come remotedly close are neves, zakaria, rice and manuel locatelli who i am becoming increasingly convinced by. maybe tielemans, bentancour or camavinga if they develop a more reserved style of play. But we are not making the most of our attackign players in the system we are
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  33. we have zero shot at Leon, no club does
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