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The Skipper

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  1. What I'd like to see: Mendy; James Silva Azpi; Chilwell Kanté Mount CHO; Havertz Werner Abraham. What we'll probably see: Mendy; Azpi Silva Rüdiger; Alonso Kovacic Jorginho CHO; Giroud Werner Mount.
  2. I think Mount is actually better from deep where he has more time to pick out passes. It doesn't always have to be defensive splitting passes, it can also be about breaking the lines which is actually one of his best and most underrated attributes. We also have Billy Gilmour who knows how to circulate but also has a very keen eye for a final pass. Interesting times ahead. United this Sunday another big, big test
  3. Looks like we've regressed back to looking clueless, no idea in our play anymore, very predictable. I thought we turned a corner, I thought there was more of an idea in our play. It looks like we've been found out. Still naivety in our system, with unwarranted arrogance. We're playing worse than last year at the moment. I think Frank's been unlucky some, but it looks again like he's out of his depth. You can't create a whole system around one single player (Ziyech) and essentially have no plan B. Not in this modern football era. The drop off in our performances, how easy it is to predict
  4. Feels like a season defining fixture a little bit.
  5. Sure we win this game if that AC fart didn't happen. In control, growing into the game. Turned the game sour and our players don't know how to seize the opportunity in chaos well enough. Villa deserve respect though. Don't forget they beat Liverpool 7-2.
  6. Sure we win this game if that AC fart didn't happen. In control, growing into the game. Turned the game sour and our players don't know how to seize the opportunity in chaos well enough. Villa deserve respect though. Don't forget they beat Liverpool 7-2.
  7. So unlucky to not score that at the end. He's a good player for sure.
  8. Last thing I'll say regarding today's performance... I'm always going to back the youth at the club, especially ones that have just broken through to the first team, you want to see your guys in the youth realise their potential. He was still our best attacker today, over Giroud, Pulisic, Werner and Havertz who came on later, so I don't understand why this isn't being seen as a positive performance from someone who's not had a lot of chances and game time. First half was a lot more like it from us and our best players were Mount, Chilwell and CHO. Obviously overall it wasn't a
  9. Obviously you've completely given up on him as have others. Agree to disagree. We shall see who's right in a couple of years naturally.
  10. I'm also an Ajax fan, I would swap him for CHO in a heart beat. None of those guys are better imo and certainly wouldn't sell CHO for £50m to replace him with any of those guys. Interestingly, I would love to see where most of those guys were when they just turned 20. Nowhere near CHOs level that's for certain.
  11. So we're writing off a 20 year old academy player who's had his first PL start in months after a serious injury problems because he didn't have a 10/10 performance but a 7.5/10 performance? He hasn't ever played 5 games in a row for Chelsea. He's not even being played in his best position today. He has Grealish on his side so the manager decided to push everything through to the left hand side(Pulisic and Chilwell), which meant he wouldn't have many touches anyway. Puts in a good performance, excellent passing on the ball in possession, some good defensive actions, some chances cre
  12. Name me a better winger we can sign for £50m?
  13. You're being so unfair, this is his first PL start in months, he's playing with Kanté and Azpilicueta aside him which hardly inspires creativity... He's not playing in his best position (LW), and still created some good chances (especially Werner towards the end who should've bagged that chance). He didn't perform a 10/10 game but for his first game back what exactly were you expecting? He's literally JUST turned 20 last month, you think he's not going to get better as a player either? You genuinely think the Champions of Europe who were contemplating on signing him for huge money didn't
  14. He was easily our best attacker and created lots of chances? I thought that was a very encouraging performance. Not sure what you're expecting from him tbh.
  15. I personally like that Lampard is trying to make him more of an 8, so that he's more involved in games. The fact that this is untapped potential in him is huge imo.
  16. People forget he's just 21...
  17. On the flip side, by February who knows maybe guys like Werner, Pulisic, Havertz find their shooting boots? Guys like Mount, CHO, Abraham will chip in as well. Both of our fullbacks have shown they aren't adverse to goals and Zouma is a huge set piece threat. There's goals in this team. We're literally one of the highest scoring sides in Europe this season. This is a great game for the squad because winning this would give them a huge boost of confidence in big games in the future.
  18. Honestly they are so uninspired in big games recently. We won't even have to overcommit to beat them I don't think. Safe possession game with some quality chances created in the final third should do it.
  19. They aren't that good. Watch the Madrid derby from this weekend.
  20. Agreed. They really aren't that good. Only Felix I'm worried about as he has the talent to do something out of nothing. We play a clean game with no mistakes and a fit squad, and we win this.
  21. We literally have Jorginho deputising for Kanté atm - would rather see Billy there imo. He's equally as good at 6 & 8 imo.
  22. Gilmour McGinn McTominay is an excellent midfield three. Exciting times for you lot.
  23. Huh? Weren't both Utd goals essentially gifts? Wasn't a penalty and Maguire handballs Pogba's effort? Criminals man.
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