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11 Mar 2019 00:00:49
Frustrating game but credit to Wolves, they defended brilliantly and it took a quality strike from Hazard to break them down. Nothing new that we struggle to break teams down when they just defend, been that way all season. Don't have enough quality upfront or creativity in the midfield. Kovacic hasn't brought anything to this team going forward to play the LCM role, looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights once he reaches the final third. Desperately need Ruben fit and starting in this team.

Also been very unimpressed with Higuain so far, clearly unfit and his overall play besides from his movement has been very poor. Still a long way to go but we probably have the toughest fixtures out of the 4 teams chasing the top 4 besides maybe Spurs. Everton next week is crucial, drop points there and i think Europa will be our best chance of getting Champions league football.

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1.) 11 Mar 2019 01:51:26
Massive credit to solves but we weren’t near good enough. Higuain has been absolutely poor.


2.) 11 Mar 2019 11:24:41
Part of our major problems all season is that we've always been too predictable with:
* Our formation (always 433),
* Starting personnel (our starting lineup is always very predictable)
* Substitutions (which is always been a direct swap) .
I thank God that Sarri saw the beauty and benefit of a tactical substitution (when he brought in Willian for Jorginho) - the ball moved quickly, pressure came down on Wolves from the central attacking midfield area and wide area (with the central defensive midfield area still intact) which eventually broke the deadlock.


 

 

25 Feb 2019 09:25:22
Hopefully that puts Sarri out rumours to bed for a while now. Tactics were spot on, Substitutions were what we wanted and the players put in a real shift. Of course it's devastating that we lost, especially on pens, but it could've gone either way. Hopefully we'll see the 11 players that finished the game starting from now on, for me that's easily our strongest side.

Ruben adding that driving force from the midfield and CHO's directness would help our attack so much. Desperately need a similar performance against Spurs now though, if Sarri continues to play the right players and is willing to adjust i think we'll get top 4.

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1.) 25 Feb 2019 11:41:04
I truly believe that Sarri has been told by the powers that be that, if he wants to keep his job, he needs to give CHO and RLC more minutes and be more flexible in his tactics. Because he has listened to these words of 'advice' (threat), his job is now safe until the summer.


2.) 25 Feb 2019 12:56:12
I’m baffled Mrs Costa. Over the last few weeks you have consistent in your campaign “Sarri Out Now”. You have called him out as a usless and out of his depth.

How can Sarri win with critics who want him out for being tactically stupid but when he gets it right it can’t be his idea/ plan.

For some posters Sarri will never make them happy.


3.) 25 Feb 2019 13:28:15
Lol Mrs Costa your intelligence is beyond belief haha. You must have direct sources within the board room to have come out with that level of garbage. If that was to be the case then the board would just manage the playing squad.

Give the manager credit, the tactics he employed yesterday worked when we won 2-0 earlier on in the season. So he simply reverted back to them. It's not rocket science.


4.) 25 Feb 2019 16:58:05
Personally I don't hate Sarri and I believe our squad strength is better than our results recently. I also know that he's been getting his formations and tactics wrong of late which is
Iapparent to everyone. Like I noticed from Mrs. Costa post, a little tweak here and there will do everybody good because it has become imperative.
We're all happy even though we lost to a very good city team because he heed to our obvious desire, changing formation from the usual and giving some players chance as well. In essence fans loyalty is to the club and not an individual player or coach as such love Sarri when he's doing it right but demand improvement when not.
However it should be noted that Sarri may be on the edge already. I still think that Spur's game might be very decisive for him. If we lose to Spurs then it might spell doom for him. Chelsea may have learnt from Mourinho last season that you have to do it early enough or lose out in top 4 race. That ultimately denies you revenue that would accrued therefrom.


5.) 25 Feb 2019 18:01:47
76pts (2pts per game) will put our team in the top four and I believe we will get that total.

I’m sure someone will tell me how many times if any, 76pts has not been enough to qualify for the Champions League?


6.) 25 Feb 2019 18:27:20
I think your right Mrs Costa it was kepas mum and dad
Oh my god just credit the man a good tactical performance.


7.) 26 Feb 2019 23:06:23
I think the final was, all things considered, our best performance from a tactical point of view. Sarri did a great job in this game.

The reality is that this one performance has earned him a stay of execution, his job is still teetering over the edge. Revert back to his old mistakes, get beaten at home by Spurs, and he could go over the edge.

Hopefully he turns things around and takes us on a good run of results, leading us into the top four - I'll applaud him if he does. But one decently coached game isn't enough to change my overall opinion on him.


 

 

07 Feb 2019 10:51:42
A lot of names being brought up for Hazard's replacement when we already have his replacement at the club. CHO isn't as good as Hazard but he deserves his chance, getting a player like Coutinho or Asensio to replace him would be pointless, you're getting a downgrade version of Hazard. We need wingers not attacking midfielders at the LW position. Part of the reason why we're struggling to adapt to Sarri's style is because Hazard and Willian aren't natural wingers.

We should be after players like Pepe, Lozano, Bailey and Insigne. If you we want to get a Coutinho or Fekir then get him to play the LCM spot, not LW. If i were the club i'd tell CHO he'll have Hazard's spot next season, get a Pepe for the RW and bring in a Fekir or Coutinho to play the LCM position. We'll have natural width and the creative midfielder we need which will prevent our wingers dropping deep for the ball.

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1.) 07 Feb 2019 12:54:20
Julian Brandt.


2.) 07 Feb 2019 14:06:18
Totally agree but with Fekir as LCM and Pepe as RW.


3.) 07 Feb 2019 14:38:57
Or even Aouar sorry I forgot him. Reckon we should just turn up to Lyon in the Lyon and drop 100m on Mendy and one of Fekir or Aouar.


4.) 07 Feb 2019 14:54:16
In the summer *.


5.) 07 Feb 2019 15:09:50
Well, Ed's said a lot of times that Lyon won't sell more than one key player a year, or something like that, so that would seem very unrealistic.


6.) 07 Feb 2019 15:17:10
Agree Ranger i'd love to get either Fekir or Aouar and Mendy. Personally would rather Fekir since he's more of a goal threat but Aouar seems to have better work rates. Aouar, Fekir, Coutinho and Isco should be our targets for the LCM spot. Isco could be very possible since Real will likely try and use him to get Hazard chaper and i wouldn't be against it as long as it's not to play him on the LW.


7.) 07 Feb 2019 15:53:01
Pretty sure Monaco said something like that a couple of years ago Emile. Money talks! Plus i'm sure Fekir doesn't have long left on his contract so should be cheap for his quality.


8.) 08 Feb 2019 10:14:14
He’ll leave in the summer we’re not doing anything to change his mind. I said it 4 months ago subbing him on for the final 6 minutes is nothing and he deserves more. Poor from the club.


 

 

31 Jan 2019 09:00:04
How can soo many of our fans not see that the players are the biggest problem within the club?. The same players who stopped playing for Mourinho and Conte when things didn't go their way which led to their sackings. You don't go from winning the league to having the seasons we had after without having clear issues within the players.

When you add that with the fact soo many of these players aren't good enough and are ageing it's no surprise to see us struggle with consistency. Changing tactics won't do anything. This team needs a massive overhaul, not a new manager. The only issue i have with Sarri are his team ions, CHO needs to be ahead of Pedro and Willian for that RW spot and Ruben needs to be in that midfield. Whether fans on here rate him or not Ruben offers this team a goalscoring threat from midfield and makes runs into the box, we need him against the small teams.

I really hope the board go in a different direction and stick with Sarri even if things get worse. Get rid of all these weak minded players and bring in proven quality. Not squad fillers like we have been for the last 3 years.

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1.) 31 Jan 2019 10:26:39
Well said. Agree entirely. There's something incredibly wrong with the mentality of our players. Even Hazard. If PSG are coming in for Willian, I'd let him go. And in the summer, we should look at offloading Pedro and Luiz.

The likes of Christensen, Ampadu, Zouma, RLC, CHO, and even players like Aina, need to be trusted. They've come through our academy. They'll have a passion for the club.

I know that Zouma and Ampadu were bought young, and not academy players, but they have more fight and passion than most of our players now - only Rudiger seems to have any welly.


2.) 31 Jan 2019 10:44:04
Agree players are problem. But Sarri should change approach suit players we currently have, as much as he can of course.


3.) 31 Jan 2019 13:42:08
His 'change in approach' should be simple: drop the players with poor-attitude and consistency and give some others a go. for example, give CHO a chance ahead of Willian and/ or Pedro; Christensen instead of Luiz; Emerson instead of Alonso (he needs more than just the ones start against Bournemouth) ; and RLC instead of Kovacic/ Barkley.


 

 

13 Jan 2019 12:17:36
Hopefully Higuain joins soon. People saying it'll be done because he left Milan but we're forgetting that Juventus are the ones we're negotiating with so it's not exactly going to be straight forward. Need him before the Arsenal game but i can't see it, Hazard clearly doesn't enjoy playing as the ST and playing without one is hurting us and especially Hazard. Not enough runs in behind since Hazard drops back a lot and we don't have runners from midfield besides Kante, no presence in the box which means crosses are pretty pointless.

Even though the false 9 can work against big teams since it can be used more of a counter attacking style and Pedro and Willian offer more protection for the fullbacks, we'd still struggle to score goals. People shouldn't be complaining about our lack of goals and pointing it towards Sarri and the system when our team literally doesn't have goal scorers. We've done very well this season considering our situation and it'll only get better once the team brings in a proper ST.

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1.) 14 Jan 2019 11:00:07
I can see Higuain giving us a great 2 or 3 years. Sarri loves him and Higauin will repay his faith. The guy knows the system well too and we’ll have a suitable backup in Giroud and one world class wingers, two good wingers and one potentially great winger. We’re in a great position for the future.


 

 

 

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25 Apr 2019 00:06:13
Does anybody want that 4th spot?. Still need a result at United which will be extremely difficult considering our away form but who knows. Said they'd be more twists but this is getting ridiculous, never seen 3 teams hand each other so many opportunities to take control on that 4th spot.

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20 Apr 2019 22:22:05
Yet another brilliant performance from Reece James against Leeds. Whilst also playing out of position again. He doesn't need another loan next season, some people have tried to say he needs to prove himself in the league first but anybody that's watched him enough this season knows that isn't the case with this kid. He'd walk into that RB position for us and improve us instantly right now. Wan Bissaka would've been playing in the same league as Reece if injuries didn't give him his chance and now he's worth £50m+. Look forward to seeing him next season in a Chelsea shirt, a future captain for sure.

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1.) 20 Apr 2019 23:26:37
He can also bully his way through the midfield and pass and shoot wouldn’t be a bad option next to Kante (if we switched to a two man mid) . He’s built like a brick wall and plays brilliant wherever. Reminds me of Essien.


 

 

16 Apr 2019 21:43:08
Not that upset about the game if i'm honest. Liverpool are a better team and had longer to prepare and rest for it. We're still in the hunt for top 4 and close to a semi-final in the Europa league. There were things i would've done differently in that game but i understand the way we set up and on another day we'd have taken our chances and the outcome would've been different. Last thing the team needs is for the atmosphere to go back to the toxic mess it was at Cardiff, it won't help anyone.

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1.) 17 Apr 2019 11:37:32
Well said, we must get fully behind team for remainder of the season.


 

 

11 Apr 2019 23:32:54
Important win but this is why i really hope we go in the direction of using more of our youth. Not trying to go at some of our players but when i watch the 2nd string team play i really believe our own boys can do better than some players. We're not talking about any academy either, ours has been one of the best academies itw. Players like Dasilva, Reece, Redan, Mount, Ampadu ect can step into the senior squad without looking out of place. We just need a good mix of quality, experienced players and youth so they have guidance on and off the pitch.

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06 Apr 2019 18:28:50
Reece James.... Wow!. Decided to watch the Wigan game to see both Reece and Jay Dasilva play and he's just an exceptional talent. If he is coming back next season to be back up to Azpi i fully expect him to move ahead of him very quickly. Very versatile. Can play RB and CM, great strength and ball control, has an excellent cross on him, great free kick taker and has a great attitude. A lot Wigan fans have said he's the best player they've seen put on a Wigan shirt, and for a 19 year old that's some serious praise.

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1.) 06 Apr 2019 20:03:35
Can’t wait to see him in our first team next season!


2.) 06 Apr 2019 21:01:44
Me neither Tom, if there's one thing we've lacked massively this season it's a good crosser of the ball. You'll do well to find a better one than Reece. If our ban isn't frozen, having Abraham or Giroud up top feeding off his crosses wouldn't be bad at all.


 

 

 

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17 Apr 2019 23:27:57
Sorry that people think this way Ed, can say for the majority of the users here we really appreciate your efforts and input into the page, frustrating some people keep trying to ruin it for everyone else again. Would be shame to lose you mate but if i had to keep deleting posts everyday i'd lose interest as well.

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16 Apr 2019 23:01:24
Don't think it's just one reason, for me it's a mix of a number of reasons. Haven't replaced star players that have left throughout the years, haven't given managers enough time, disappointing transfer windows, managers causing issues within the team, players we've bought not living up to expectations, losing our future star players due to not suiting current systems. Personally i'd say the recruitment over the years has been our biggest issue, we've had numerous windows where we've wasted money on players that weren't needed, rarely strengthened after a successful season and just bought players for big money that never worked out.

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17 Mar 2019 04:53:44
He'll go. We can't ask for much given the circumstances and after everything he's done for the club, we should just let him leave. Hopefully if our ban isn't frozen and he still leaves the fans don't think any less of him. He shouldn't feel forced to stay because of the clubs mistakes.

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23 Feb 2019 06:41:19
Hopefully we'll use certain loan players as backup instead of going out and buying our own like we have done for the past couple of seasons. At least then we could spend more money and time on proven quality. Only Loan players out there that should have a real shout at starting are Reece James, Aina and Jay Dasilva imo. Wouldn't mind using players like Mount, Batshuayi, Zouma and Pasalic as Rotational players if it meant a higher chance of getting 3 or 4 top tier players like Pepe, Fekir, Jovic and Mendy.

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19 Feb 2019 05:32:31
Ancelotti would seem like a nice appointment. Was gutted when he got the sack during his time here, a real classy guy. Don't want to imagine what De Laurentiis would be like if we went after another one of his managers though haha. Allegri for me if Sarri is moved on, i just truly hope Lampard won't be considered. I wouldn't be able to take seeing him suffer the same fate as all the other managers that we've appointed.

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24 Apr 2019 16:40:32
A back four of Reece James, Zouma, Romagnoli and Grimaldo/ Digne would be my ideal back four but i can't see that happening. If we can't spend in the Summer then for me hopefully we'll see Reece James, Zouma, Christensen and Emerson and have Jay Dasilva, Tomori/ Rudiger and Azpi as backups.

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23 Apr 2019 00:26:39
Just can't beat teams that pack their box. Southampton, Everton, Leicester, Wolves, Burnley, they all came to Stamford bridge just looking to defend and we struggled in all of them. We don't have the quality to break these teams down, and even when we do like tonight our shambolic defence end up ruining it. End of the day seems like no team chasing top 4 actually wants it, never seen teams slip us soo much and i'm sure they'll be more to come. Gutted about Odoi, he'll come back strong but it's never nice to see a young player go through an injury like that. Hopefully Kante's is nothing serious.

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11 Apr 2019 20:00:46
I'm sure even if he decided not to rest certain players our fans would be on his back for not doing so as well. Prague are a dangerous team but the team we have our there should still be enough to get a result if they turn up. Doesn't exactly help either when the league's making you play on Monday against West Ham despite having another one on Thursday before going to Liverpool on Sunday.

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08 Apr 2019 16:52:27
My starting 11 would be:
Kepa
Reece James
Christensen
Zouma
Emerson
Jorginho
Kante
RLC
Odoi
Giroud
Pulisic

Back ups would be Azpi, Rudiger, Dasilva, Mount, Willian, Abraham, Caballero and Barkley.
Maybe swap Giroud and Abraham around but personally i'd feel like Ruben, Odoi and Pulisic would benefit more playing with Giroud considering his style of play.
Wouldn't expect this team to get top 4 but having a season where we're using a lot of our talented youth players would be nice to see.

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06 Apr 2019 21:01:44
Me neither Tom, if there's one thing we've lacked massively this season it's a good crosser of the ball. You'll do well to find a better one than Reece. If our ban isn't frozen, having Abraham or Giroud up top feeding off his crosses wouldn't be bad at all.

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