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Man of the Match  

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

    • Mendy
      2
    • James
      4
    • Zouma
      0
    • Silva
      1
    • Chilwell
      1
    • Jorginho
      0
    • Kante
      0
    • Mount
      0
    • Werner
      6
    • Ziyech
      0
    • Abraham
      0
    • Giroud (sub)
      0
    • Kovacic (sub)
      0
    • Emerson (sub)
      0
    • Rudiger (sub)
      0
    • Hudson-Odoi (sub)
      0


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5 minutes ago, hiterto said:

My take on the:

 

1). Mendy is the best

2) I dont think we were too bad, its just that the circumstances did not demand too much commitment from us.

3) Get Jorginho out of the team. He just does not fit our style. He is a great player for another team 

4) No one stood out today, perhaps Reece James was the MOM

5) We lacked chemistry in the front today.  Hope this is fixed for Saturday game.

 

 

Points in the bag, I dont care

 

It was because we played 4231 again. Honestly, we need to stop playing it as our passing in midfield goes to pot when we do. Today was great in that we won, but when it was 11 v 11 and then again from the 50th minute we were not transitioning the ball through midfield properly. 

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On the other hand, it's very heartwarming that wholeChelsea discussion board is pissed off that we got a pen, lol. Unimaginable with some other teams.

I love mendy

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7 minutes ago, King Kante said:

It was because we played 4231 again. Honestly, we need to stop playing it as our passing in midfield goes to pot when we do. Today was great in that we won, but when it was 11 v 11 and then again from the 50th minute we were not transitioning the ball through midfield properly. 

Pretty sure it was 4-3-3 to begin with but things just didn't really click.

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

Pretty sure it was 4-3-3 to begin with but things just didn't really click.

Yeah it was 4-3-3, the only issue is players like Kovacic/Kante are more used to sitting back in a double pivot. They don't always take up the same positions that Mount or Havertz do, although Kante tries.

Still would like to see Mount-Kante-Kovacic, with Kante back at CDM for the weekend. Not comfortable with Jorginho playing there unless its a team that parks the bus.. 

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Just now, Blue Armour said:

Yeah it was 4-3-3, the only issue is players like Kovacic/Kante are more used to sitting back in a double pivot. They don't always take up the same positions that Mount or Havertz do, although Kante tries.

Still would like to see Mount-Kante-Kovacic, with Kante back at CDM for the weekend. Not comfortable with Jorginho playing there unless its a team that parks the bus.. 

I don't know what to make of our midfield anymore, especially when it's 3 from Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante and Mount. We saw games last season where any combination of 3 from the 4 look good in some matches and then just horrible in others - for example, the Jorginho-Kovacic-Mount combo during that winning run in September-November. They were great during that run but things just went crap after that.

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9 minutes ago, Jason said:

I don't know what to make of our midfield anymore, especially when it's 3 from Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante and Mount. We saw games last season where any combination of 3 from the 4 look good in some matches and then just horrible in others - for example, the Jorginho-Kovacic-Mount combo during that winning run in September-November. They were great during that run but things just went crap after that.

Well it kind of got broken up by Kante, which meant Mount got shift out to the wing a lot. One thing is for certain, Mount is twice the player in a No.6/No.8 position. 

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20 minutes ago, Jason said:

Pretty sure it was 4-3-3 to begin with but things just didn't really click.

Well that must've been a pretty quick change as we went to 4231 by the 10th minute. To be honest, I wasn't sure of the set up in the first few minutes but it was 4231 for most of the half. I put it down to all the chopping and changing and it took them a few minutes to settle. 

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19 minutes ago, Jason said:

I don't know what to make of our midfield anymore, especially when it's 3 from Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante and Mount. We saw games last season where any combination of 3 from the 4 look good in some matches and then just horrible in others - for example, the Jorginho-Kovacic-Mount combo during that winning run in September-November. They were great during that run but things just went crap after that.

Jorginho's form during Sep-Nov last year was his best ever during his time with us. He's gone back to playing passively again. He was never great at putting a defensive shift, but he made up for it with stellar passing when he was on form. Now he's playing in cruise control most of the time. The only noticeable elements in his play is when he tries to lead the midfield press, and the occasional long ball (which sometimes works a treat, like his assist for Werner against Southampton). 

In hindsight I wish we had retained either one of RLC or Barkley, instead of keeping both Kovacic-Jorginho. It would have helped when rotating the squad for midweek games

I imagine Lampard originally envisioned us playing 4-2-3-1 for the majority of this season with Havertz in the CAM role. But things change quickly. Pre-season might have helped him decide whether 4-2-3-1 was really the way to go, but here we are.

Seen this happen many times before. Ancelloti starting with 4-4-2 diamond...realizes 4-3-3 was a better fit for his first 11. Conte starting 4-2-3-1, realizing 3-4-3 was better.

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Did Jorginho really play that badly (watched the game so its a rhetorical question)? Thought he did alright, solid enough, kept it simple when he had to, had a few diagonals  and didnt overly commit at times. Its not as if hes a league 1 player which you'd think reading some of the embarrassing posts on here. When Jorginho doesnt play who is gonna get it next 🤣

Good win, clean sheet, Silva-Zouma partnership looks good and Mendy is great. That 2nd pen is ridiculously harsh and killed the game as a contest really although playing v 10 men is harder and a good test. 

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3 hours ago, Muzchap said:

Hoddle aint.. They all think UEFA rules suck as do I 👍

I didn't see the discussion, or the match yet come to that, but if you're talking about the handball law, uefa don't set the laws of football. fifa do.

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3 hours ago, Vesper said:

Upamecano with yet another howler

he is dogshit atm

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1 hour ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

How was Ethan?

He played well, but didn't really stand out. He was subbed out at 65'. He is getting a lot of playing time. Since he cut his hair, I don't see him on the pitch as well.

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