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

    • Mendy
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    • James
      0
    • Azpilicueta
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    • Silva
      0
    • Zouma
      0
    • Alonso
      1
    • Jorginho
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    • Kovacic
      5
    • Ziyech
      0
    • Pulisic
      3
    • Werner
      1
    • Christensen (sub)
      0
    • Mount (sub)
      1
    • Havertz (sub)
      1


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11 minutes ago, DDA said:

Still furious with what went on today. Europa fucking League next year.

And people thought we were getting Haaland LOL

Jorginho should have come out and apologised publicly. Disgraceful performance.

Werner ha.. joker striker. 

If didnt have the fixtures coming up we do...I'd feel confident. But got City going for the title.West Ham and Leicester going for 4th .

Brighton and Fulham trying to stay up and who knows what Arsenal will show up or Palace..or Villa come to that.

Thank god no fans were there today!!!! 

Wener..he made that amazing run. That led to sod all.

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You can't use the International break as an excuse for Jorginhos Sunday league passing.  Fucking fuming with his performance.  Absolute joker.

Jorginho off. Like 2 years late.

1. If we can't beat West Brom without Kante and Mount, then we are really shit. 2. I don't think they are THAT important till the point we can't win most games without them, especially Mount. Onl

15 minutes ago, DDA said:

Werner ha.. joker striker. 

For no good reason, I'll just reply to this...what was bad about him today?

He didn't do anything outstanding but he wasn't horrible either. He was OK in linking up the play but got no real service, despite West Brom leaving space to be exploited. Our passing going forward was horrible and our attacking play, especially before going down to 10 men, came down to Ziyech and James spamming crosses for Alonso at the far post, even though we had Werner and Pulisic in the front 3. Plus, he's not a central striker anyway.

Everything that happened today was all the bad things that we saw happened under Lampard. Hopeless defensively, hopeless going forward, no team structure, poor game management and causing it to be chaotic. 

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The club's social media team saw this coming...

 

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3 minutes ago, milka said:

if it can make you feel better 

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8 minutes ago, milka said:

if it can make you feel better 

Leicester beat City 5-2?! Dont remember that lol. Guess for us and Man U.. we had 10 men.. googled the City one..Leicester had 3 penalties soooo Liverpool def the fun one..

Shame we're included in that list. 

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23 minutes ago, King Kante said:

Horrible performance. Too many players looked like they thought this would be a walk in the park. 

Seems like Tuchel took it that way as well because he said pre-game that Silva wasn't going to finish the match due to his fitness. He had planned to bring Christensen on for Silva later in the game.

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3 hours ago, Tomo said:

May aswell get a laugh out of this!

I dont care about Bruno. I am more worried that 2 PL GKs have more open play assists then our starting AM after 30 games!

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Toothless in attack again. Really getting annoyed with Werner and Ziyech. Werner may not of been the worst player on the park but he offers nothing at the moment really. A CF is needed this summer ASAP, if the plan is to rely on Werner and Havertz as a false 9 we are fucked.

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3 hours ago, MoroccanBlue said:

No idea how anyone can be Alonso > Chilwell after that. 

Who ever said it was spot on. I will take Chilwell at his worst over Alonso. 

Alonso played major part in both goals.

Also you cannot point out at him for any of 5 goals we conceded and say he is number 1 responsible. 

Almost scored in second half as well. With Puli our best player today.

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

For no good reason, I'll just reply to this...what was bad about him today?

He didn't do anything outstanding but he wasn't horrible either. He was OK in linking up the play but got no real service, despite West Brom leaving space to be exploited. Our passing going forward was horrible and our attacking play, especially before going down to 10 men, came down to Ziyech and James spamming crosses for Alonso at the far post, even though we had Werner and Pulisic in the front 3. Plus, he's not a central striker anyway.

Everything that happened today was all the bad things that we saw happened under Lampard. Hopeless defensively, hopeless going forward, no team structure, poor game management and causing it to be chaotic. 

I do agree with what you're saying but Jason... Timo needs space to operate... since for as long as I remember we have always faced the lower teams playing an extremely low block against us. Why the fuck have we got ourselves a striker who doesn't solve the problem we face week in, week out? He is basically useless in games like today. To add to that, when he does get the space to operate in, he starts performing for the clown of the month award. 

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44 minutes ago, DDA said:

Why the fuck have we got ourselves a striker who doesn't solve the problem we face week in, week out?

That's the question for the board. Although Werner is a striker, he's not a classic #9 striker, which is the position we all want now it to be filled. So, I don't know exactly what Lampard and/or the board were thinking when trying to sign him, especially when we don't always utilize his strengths. Maybe they see him as a direct replacement for Pedro in terms of their position - a wide forward.

44 minutes ago, DDA said:

Timo needs space to operate... since for as long as I remember we have always faced the lower teams playing an extremely low block against us. He is basically useless in games like today. 

I also questioned the wisdom of playing Werner as the ST in this particular game but the ironic thing is, as it transpired, West Brom did not just sit back and camp in their own box like we were all expecting them too. Instead, they actually pressed high up and left space for us to exploit, which we did F all with it. We had a number of promising counter attacking chances throughout the game - you know the kind of situation that Werner thrives in - but the final pass was always crap and then Jorginho and Kovacic couldn't even control the game when we had the chance to maintain possession. On top of that, on the few occasions that we did get the ball into box especially in the first half, Ziyech and James decided to spam high crosses to the far post for Alonso even though we had Werner and Pulisic upfront. How do we expect Werner - or any other striker for that matter - to even do anything if we don't play to their strengths? How many times, for example, have we seen Werner making runs forward in games but he isn't spotted by the others with an early pass? Imagine if we have Giroud upfront and we try to play balls over the top for him to run onto!

The only reason I can think of on why Werner was used as the ST today and not on the left/right is that Tuchel wants someone with mobility, ability to link up play, pace etc leading the line. Think Havertz would have started had he not started all 3 games for Germany. Giroud, unfortunately, doesn't offer any of that and the West Brom defence wouldn't mind dealing with him at all. Abraham doesn't seem to be fancied either. That left only Werner as the option. 

44 minutes ago, DDA said:

To add to that, when he does get the space to operate in, he starts performing for the clown of the month award. 

Yeah...just like what happened against Liverpool at Anfield or the UCL second leg against Atletico... 🙄

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41 minutes ago, Jason said:

That's the question for the board. Although Werner is a striker, he's not a classic #9 striker, which is the position we all want now it to be filled. So, I don't know exactly what Lampard and/or the board were thinking when trying to sign him, especially when we don't always utilize his strengths. Maybe they see him as a direct replacement for Pedro in terms of their position - a wide forward.

I also questioned the wisdom of playing Werner as the ST in this particular game but the ironic thing is, as it transpired, West Brom did not just sit back and camp in their own box like we were all expecting them too. Instead, they actually pressed high up and left space for us to exploit, which we did F all with it. We had a number of promising counter attacking chances throughout the game - you know the kind of situation that Werner thrives in - but the final pass was always crap and then Jorginho and Kovacic couldn't even control the game when we had the chance to maintain possession. On top of that, on the few occasions that we did get the ball into box especially in the first half, Ziyech and James decided to spam high crosses to the far post for Alonso even though we had Werner and Pulisic upfront. How do we expect Werner - or any other striker for that matter - to even do anything if we don't play to their strengths? How many times, for example, have we seen Werner making runs forward in games but he isn't spotted by the others with an early pass? Imagine if we have Giroud upfront and we try to play balls over the top for him to run onto!

The only reason I can think of on why Werner was used as the ST today and not on the left/right is that Tuchel wants someone with mobility, ability to link up play, pace etc leading the line. Think Havertz would have started had he not started all 3 games for Germany. Giroud, unfortunately, doesn't offer any of that and the West Brom defence wouldn't mind dealing with him at all. Abraham doesn't seem to be fancied either. That left only Werner as the option. 

Yeah...just like what happened against Liverpool at Anfield or the UCL second leg against Atletico... 🙄

I do feel as if our midfield is the bigger problem. The lack of creativity is laughable for one of Europe's elite. I completely commend Werner for his work rate and he has provided 10 assists this season I do believe but we need a striker who is going to score against the odds. Somebody who can bail us out and that doesn't seem to be Werner as of now.

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25 minutes ago, DDA said:

I do feel as if our midfield is the bigger problem. The lack of creativity is laughable for one of Europe's elite. I completely commend Werner for his work rate and he has provided 10 assists this season I do believe but we need a striker who is going to score against the odds. Somebody who can bail us out and that doesn't seem to be Werner as of now.

The lack of creativity. The lack of intelligence. You name it. 

Agree with your point that about needing someone who can provide the X factor or someone clinical but that's only gonna cover up our attacking problems somewhat, like when we over-relied on Hazard during his time here. If we don't create clear chances consistently, we are not going to score enough goals. Even if we get someone clinical, we can't expect that person to just convert every chance because it's just not sustainable. 

Although he hasn't always played through the middle, you only have to go through our games and try to remember how many chances does Werner even get to score in each game. Yes, he's had bad misses and it's fair to criticize him for that but there have also been games that he's gone through without even getting a chance to score (or miss!) because we don't create enough overall and/or for him specifically, even though he makes the runs and all that.

We have played 15 games under Tuchel and only TWICE our xG, excluding penalties and own goals, has been higher than 2 - against Newcastle and West Brom, two of the worst teams in the league and that says a lot. We have been relying on penalties and own goals quite a bit since he took over. We don't create enough clear chances. We don't score enough goals...and that's not only Werner's fault either, if we're being fair. Abraham, who feels like hasn't played in ages is still our top scorer in the league with 6 goals for example, and that is the same total for Jorginho, who's scored all his 6 goals from penalties. It's quite laughable.

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lol Sounds so casual after getting spanked by one of the worst teams at home...

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53 minutes ago, Jason said:

https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/04/03/statement-on-racist-abuse

CHRIST! Here we go with the racist idiots again...

Urghhhhhhh what is the bloody point of some people!

"It is deeply disturbing that scoring two goals in a football match can provoke a reaction of this kind," a club statement added.

It really is!!

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Tuchel’s quotes on Pulisic’s injury (via the 5th Stand)...

'Christian did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued.

'So we had to make the decision to substitute him straight away.'

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I looked at Werner with a different eye yesterday.
He seems to be incredibly slow when he has to connect with the ball.
Starting with the James cross early on in the match his reactions were slow. That one was flagged offside but it does n't matter.
 

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