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27 Dec 2018 13:13:58
I have been mostly impressed with Rudiger this season but the difference that biting the bullet and spending big to get Koulibaly in would be immense (see Van Dijk and Liverpool's improvement) .

1.) 27 Dec 2018 18:23:07
MDW I agree with you on this, I envy Liverpool with Van Dirk. We really need a commanding presence in that backline. In as much as Luiz has been fantastic this season, he doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence as he's always going to make a telling mistake.

We need a quality center back with authority and leadership like Terry did. Koulibaly fits the bill and will make a mean defensive pair with Rudiger. The will give attackers to go all out knowing we atleast have cover behind.
May be too expensive for Chelsea considering how highly he's rated now but maybe the continuous racist abuse he's been getting in Italy could just make him want to leave for another league.

2.) 28 Dec 2018 02:56:39
Luiz is a leader but very hit and miss. I’d keep him as a back up but we still need a world class CB. We need to go all out for Koulibaly the mans insane. Chilwell for LB too.

3.) 28 Dec 2018 07:49:26
Luiz will go down as one of the better defenders that graced stamford bridge. Look no further than his trophy houl which don't lie. Media have always been on his back when he makes mistakes and more than others.

4.) 28 Dec 2018 10:55:51
Luiz was immense in Munich 2012 and many other big games. Has perhaps been more often in lesser games that he's had moments of switching off/ brain freeze, but no-one should doubt his footballing talent. But getting a really commanding cb like Van Dijk as DL successor must be one of our two or three top priorities (prolific/ confident/ strong striker obviously one of the others) . Had thought Christiansen would come through, but possibly not quite in that league (or yet)?



22 Dec 2018 17:33:01
A couple of weeks ago I posted that Sarri should go and was slated for posting it. The only reason that I don't think he should go now is the spectre of Mourinho lurking in the shadows. But I will say it again:

1. Kante is at best an average attacking midfielder but he is the best defensive midfielder in the World. To play Kante out of position to accommodate a half-arse possession theory is criminal;

2. If we are going to persist with a ball-playing deep midfielder, the perfect player for that is Fabregas who is a better passer than (and perhaps more mobile than amazingly) Jorghino - and Fabregas will give you 5 to 10 goals a season;

3. Having 75% possession and creating nothing is pointless (as we are today) ;

4. Sarri has never won a trophy and will not win anything major at Chelsea because he does not understand that possession is irrelevant without scoring goals (he may win the League Cup but who would really care! ) . Sarri and his tactics are much better suited to Italy -as soon as Mourinho is employed elsewhere, Sarri must be dismissed (along with whoever suggested him for the job) .

1.) 22 Dec 2018 20:06:01
I was at the game today and I actually thought Kante was outstanding as was Kovacic. Jorginho on the other hand was incredibly poor again, I agree with you that Kante needs to be moved back and played centrally at the expense of Jorginho. RLC needs to start from now on too.

2.) 22 Dec 2018 21:34:31
I care about winning ALL trophies.

3.) 22 Dec 2018 21:35:08
I’ll judge Sarri once he has a striker who isn’t mentally weak or slower than Mertesaker, a winger who contributes to goals and someone in midfield who can create and pop up with a goal every now and again, Willian offers nothing Pedro as I’ve said is inconsistent and today wasn’t great, kovecic just isn’t going to score this season, his up to 71 games without a goal, judging Sarri on a team that isn’t his. After not even half a season is a bit much.

4.) 22 Dec 2018 21:04:41
Rudi, Luiz, Kante and Kepa in my opinion all played well.

5.) 23 Dec 2018 00:14:35
Not going to win a lot without an out and out striker and we haven't got one simple as. Hazard one man show every week going forward.



05 Dec 2018 23:46:40
As the final whistle blows, Hazard has the ball on the left wing, Wolves have 9 players in their box, and we have 1 player in their box - Giroud marked by 8! Says everything I need to know - let me be the 1st to say it: we need to sack Sarri.

Sarri, like Conte before him, is a 1 trick pony - and his 1 tactic has been sussed already. Sarri has won nothing, not 1 trophy in football. Sarri has turned the best defensive midfielder in the World into a mediocre attacking midfielder. And he continually picks his nose!

1.) 06 Dec 2018 09:26:59
Sack a coach that is basically using another 3 to 4 coaches players?

Get a grip, seriously!

For years, all of us have been crying out for continuity with a coach/ manager and, you now want to sack a manager who hasn't had 1 full window to shape a team.

This post above has actually given me a headache!

2.) 06 Dec 2018 09:53:12
that above post is exactly why edd won't give anymore info on this page lost 2 games an people calling for d sack disgracefull.

3.) 06 Dec 2018 12:31:03
I see in the reply to my post neither of the responders have addressed the problems with Sarri. Why does he persist with Kante as an attacking midfielder? Why do we never have any other body in the box except Morata or Giroud? Why does Sarri persist with a left-back who can't defend? Why are we about to lose one of the most exciting young players to have come through the youth system because Sarri would rather stick with Willian?

Why can't or won't Sarri alter the system during play when it is obviously failing? Why do we have 70%+ possession but create so few chances? Why does Sarri remind me of Scolari? Why did we employ a manager who has won naught in his career? And, why does Sarri continually pick his nose?
If he's not good enough - get rid. He's not good enough.

4.) 07 Dec 2018 20:25:09
I responded to all these questions but it's not been posted!

5.) 08 Dec 2018 14:08:47
Even about the nose picking?

6.) 08 Dec 2018 15:21:03
Even about that. I said he'd forgotten his tissues!

{Ed0333's Note - not sure why your post wasn’t published mate apologies for that. more Pertinently I’m gonna be watching sarri pick his nose every time I watch Chelsea play. I suppose it’s a damn site more interesting than watching morata tho.



12 Nov 2018 12:42:46
The silver lining from yesterday's failure to win is that we can start being honest with ourselves and concentrate on 3rd / 4th place. We were never going to win the league - Sarri is right, we are miles behind City and a couple of laps behind Liverpool. We have to aim to win our mini league of us, Spurs, Arsenal and Man United - and Man United losing and Arsenal drawing yesterday was far more important for us than Man City and Liverpool winning.

1.) 12 Nov 2018 17:48:33
That is spot on, to be honest we are doing better than anticipated, if we can get rid of Lomé deadwood and get a couple in the jan window. Then see where we end up. We are defending better but I’m sure we can do better still. If the truth be known if not for piCKford we would have won easily yesterday. However in the past we would of lost those sort of games. Leo onwards and upwards.
Only slight disagreement is I’m not sure how good Liverpool are, I think city are away again. Bu
T we could catch the scousers. If we did I wonder how patient they would be with Klopp then.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 20:14:50
Please don't call the fringe players deadwood, it's disrespectful. Any player who wear the Chelsea jersey, should be supported and respected, no matter whether or not they are good enough for the first time.



26 Oct 2018 22:34:58
Antonio Conte and Chelsea have resolved their financial dispute with Conte reportedly accepting a reduced payment allowing him to join another club - Conte to Real? Hazard to stay?

1.) 30 Oct 2018 05:38:26
Another twist- Santiago Solari as interim manager.




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12 Jan 2019 22:30:43
The best thing about today's game was watching Sean Longstaff in Newcastle's midfield - a great performance by the 21 year old - puts our overpaid nancys to shame.

1.) 12 Jan 2019 22:57:49
So pleased your a fan of our players!

2.) 13 Jan 2019 00:02:52
Support your own team mate. What's wrong with our set of fans. There is no pleasing!

3.) 13 Jan 2019 01:14:43
I Only see you post when we have a bad performance which unfortunately has been a lot this season.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 02:01:15
MDW is probably not even a Chelsea fan. I've got my reservations over him. Mr negative.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 12:19:58
What a lot of nonsense:
1. I have been a season-ticket holder since the 80s

2. I posted before yesterday's game and made a point of saying so in my post (I was proved correct - again!)

3. What is wrong with admiring a young player on his debut just because he happens to be playing for the opposition (for the record, I thought Dele Ali's performance against us the other night was brilliant - shoot me!)

4. I actually posted how well I thought we had played after the Spurs game (and I was there)

5. Boos from all sections of the ground yesterday - perhaps it is the majority of pro-Sarri posters on this site who are in the minority of Chelsea fans!

6.) 13 Jan 2019 13:06:20
MDW you have put together a reasonable post.

So please tell me how calling our players “overpaid nancy’s“ is is ANYWAY constructive.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 14:32:56
TomB, ok, I accept that the 'nancys' remark was flippant but it was in peed-off response to having just sat through another 90 minutes of sideways passing and a continued lack of a coherent attacking policy aimed at breaking down a deep lying opposition defensive wall.

As you yourself have said, there are ever increasing rumblings of discontent from the MH (where I sit btw - we probs know each other by sight) and the problem I have with Sarri is that he seems incapable of doing anything to improve the attacking situation. It was pointed out by another poster and MotD, that there was a situation in the game yesterday where our 2 full-backs were both in the opposing penalty area but none of our other players were anywhere near! Whose fault is this if it is not the manager's?

Yes, I totally accept that we need a better striker but that does not excuse Sarri leaving Giroud on the bench for so long when it was obvious to most of us that our attack was crying out for a focal point (in yesterday's game and against Spurs) - you can also see from Hazard's body language that he is not happy playing through the middle. I also don't understand Sarri's post-match interview saying Jorginho was struggling but we had no replacement - Ampudu? Luiz into midfield and Christensen or Ampudu on in defence? Kante played in his proper position / Barkley on? Kovacic tried in deep playmaker role (which I believe would be his best position)?

In my pre-match post yesterday, I responded to your post about Sky sports pre-match comments from Phil Thompson with the comments of Paul Merson (famously a Chelsea fan) - Merson criticised the tactical nous of Sarri and I have to agree - possession without creation is pointless - and saying that Napoli played at a much higher tempo is not an excuse, why doesn't Sarri get the team to play at a higher tempo! Merson also pointed out that Kante should be the left-sided midfielder to add cover to the defensive weakness of Alonso and Luiz - a simple tactical change but one that has obviously eluded Sarri.

These, and many others, are the reasons why I do not consider Sarri a good enough manager for Chelsea - and I should not be criticised for making them.
Ps Like you, TomB, I do not believe that 31 year old Higuain at £40m is the answer (although for different reasons! ) but, also like you, if Higuain does come in he will have my full support and I will hope and pray that he is the answer and that I am wrong.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 15:08:36
If players took their chances yesterday we could easily won 4-1 if not more. Willian and pedro wasted some golden opportunities.

9.) 13 Jan 2019 15:17:56
Good post MDW.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 19:36:06
whose fault is it that the players aren't in the box? How is that the managers? He's not controlling them with playstation controllers . He isn't the one who crosses the white line at the end of the day, he isn't the one doesn't move or show for the ball when we are in possession. He isn't the one who only has 1 foot, cuts inside making it even more congested and then tries a fancy flick for a pass, he isn't the one who was clear through on goal and missed opportunities. He's told the board what he wants, hardly his fault that they are taking their time in singing these players. Think you and a lot of other fans need to get off Sarri's back. Yes we don't have a focal point upfront where we can clip a ball into and hold up, or a winger who actually shows for the ball or is clever enough to get into space. We lack a Dele Ali, Eriksen sort of player, we massively lack a Harry Kane sort of striker. With those sort of signings, we're not that far away. But until we sign those calibre of players, we have to support the likes of Willian, Pedro, Giroud etc. And if you think the so called youth are the answer i'm afraid you are wrong. Not one player whose come through in recent years has gone on to be someone we've regretted selling, not one. RLC - is he becoming too injury prone?
CHO - player with a LOT of potential, but being mis-guided off the pitch won't help him, didn't with Solanke neither. Should let his football do the talking etc.

Also have to remember that this is Sarri's first real window to have his say, he came in late, had many many players missing for a long period of time and where we are at the moment isn't too bad in all fairness. If the board wanted him badly as they claimed, they should go all out for his targets.

11.) 13 Jan 2019 19:51:47
ChelseaLRD, Newcastle missed 3 sitters in the 1st half yesterday (Rondon, Atsu, Perez), so they could have gone in at half-time 4-1 up!



12 Jan 2019 18:24:49
Jorginho - over 2000 passes so far this season - chances created = zero.

1.) 12 Jan 2019 19:42:44
Players have to move to play a killer ball. Did you not see the 2nd half when he was telling players to move, he had the chance to put Callum through but he didn't make the run. Think sometimes you need to look at the bigger picture rather then only ball watching. The lack of movement from the front 3 is alarming and only screams out more and more that we need a striker! You can't play a "false 9" against Newcastle, as the all sit deep.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 23:25:34
Are you seriously saying that not once this whole season has there been any movement from any player ahead of Jorginho and that is the only reason that he has not been playing killer, defence splitting passes?! Lol lol lol - there's watching through blue-tinted glasses but CFCAdam, your glasses must be of the deepest. deepest blue. Ps Luiz doesn't seem to have any problem finding our front players / nor did Fabregas - perhaps they just don't like Jorginho and won't move for him!

3.) 13 Jan 2019 01:19:50
I think you forget that when Jorginho gets the ball he's 20 yards ahead of Luiz and therefore the Newcastle defence is 20 yards further back. So there’s no space in behind for the players to run into. The game was boring. So what? We’ve come off the back of two poor results. There are times when we won’t or can’t play attractive football due to various reasons. Either the opposing team being very deep or some of our players being out of form. The entire vilification of Sarri and certain players after barely 6 months is ridiculous to say the least. This page had gone beyond downhill.

4.) 13 Jan 2019 01:30:23
Did he not play a killer pass to Willian after Newcastle equalised? Did your eyes not see that Willian missed an easy chance?



05 Jan 2019 16:16:36
Callum Hudson-O'doi has to be first choice ahead of Pedro and Willian - the owners need to instruct Sarri to play him and if Sarri won't do it then Sarri should be sacked.

1.) 05 Jan 2019 17:17:59
That would be totally bonkers and illogical.

2.) 05 Jan 2019 18:05:33
Agreed Tom. What's the point in having a coach/ manager if the board picks the team.

3.) 05 Jan 2019 19:42:47
What’s the point in having an academy if the world class potential players don’t get a chance.

4.) 05 Jan 2019 19:51:23
TomB, why? Who is more important to Chelsea'a future - a manager who will be here and gone with a couple of seasons or a potentially World Class English player who will be here for the next 15 seasons (if we treat him right)? What is better for Chelsea'a perceived stature around the World - losing a top young talent for comparative peanuts to Germany or making a statement of intent by playing CHO and dismissing the manager if he won't play him? You tell me what is totally bonkers - supporting a long-term genius player or a short-term manager? If CHO leaves because Sarri won't play him ahead of Pedro or Willian (or Pusilic), then Sarri will lose my (and many others) support.

5.) 05 Jan 2019 20:40:09
MDW. What’s the point have having a manager and NOT letting him manage.

The club got the manager it wanted (not me) so now let the bloke and his coaching staff get on with it.

6.) 05 Jan 2019 21:11:03
This thread made me laugh. What's the importance of a manager these days. It seems like some on here think it is irrelevant.

7.) 05 Jan 2019 22:03:31
Nick, in the last ten years how many potential World class players has our academy produced?

Please don’t tell me the reason we haven’t produced any is because we didn’t give them playing time!



30 Dec 2018 17:41:57
Everyone in the media loves Pochettino - 'he's doing such a good job' - 'doing a brilliant job without spending any money' - 'Mauricio, we love you kiss kiss kiss'. May I remind the Spurs sycophants that going into 2019, we are only 2 points behind you - yes, in the spirit of this time of year: BEHIND YOU.

1.) 30 Dec 2018 19:13:32
Not just that Darren, they love him and have gone to the extent of saying Spurs are the biggest club in London. Not only are we two points behind, we have won 2 leagues, fa cup, league cup etc whilst poch has won a big fat ZERO with a very good team.

2.) 30 Dec 2018 19:22:34
yes we are there about to enter a brand new stadium with a fantastic squad which theyv spent very little assembling and aren't in fear of there only star being sold like us because they have more dan 1 star. if hazard goes our team is bang average. wev an agening team with willian pedro david luiz giroud fabregas cahill etc. my opinion is spurs are in a much better position than us right now as much as it gauls me to say it.

3.) 30 Dec 2018 22:08:18
Don't worry Magic. This will be sorted by the next two windows mate.

Regardless of the above, we have more quality than spurs all day long. It's just a striker that we lack. Our team is quality.

4.) 30 Dec 2018 21:55:32
Can't wait to do them again in the semi-final lol lol lol.

5.) 30 Dec 2018 21:57:39
Magic, that was kind of the point I was making - for all their positives and all of our deficiencies, we are still only 2 points behind them.

6.) 31 Dec 2018 09:49:35
i no what u meant mdw just saying they are in a far betrer position than us over all. i think they have 3 really top cbs in alderweirald vertonghen and sanchez. deli alli ericksen son kane . 7 absoloute top players . theyd walk into our team. we can't say the same . hazard or kante are d only 2 whos walk into der team. i think once there stadium is sorted and they start spending theyl go up a level again. not sure about us our transfer action last few seasons has been absoloutely embarrassing buying bamg average players even 31 year old bench players off teams like arsenal is just embarrassing for a big club like us.

7.) 31 Dec 2018 12:52:00
Ummm, not sure about only Kante and Hazard - I would include Azpi, RLC, Kepa and I think Rudiger is better than Sanchez - also, in Ampudu and CHO we have 2 potentials that Spurs can't match.



30 Dec 2018 15:55:41
Dave Aspi - a World class performance today - put Zaha is his top pocket in the first few minutes and never let him out again.

But it is coming to something when our main goal threat is N'Golo Kante!

1.) 30 Dec 2018 16:59:55
Agreed and had done a post praising Dave - not yet up as I write this - and then read your one! Giroud unlucky not to be on score sheet today to be fair, but Morata looked poor when on and we do need to strengthen that threat with proven striker in January as we'd all want given Morata's form this season and Giroud not usually scoring many.




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21 Jan 2019 15:00:22
CFCAdam, unlike some, I deal in reality - would you seriously consider us 'on the up'? We're losing Hazard and CHO seems determined to leave which leaves us with an ageing side; we are replacing Morata with Higuain - a massive gamble in playing terms and financially; we have seen little real investment in the team since Fabregas and Costa; we have employed an ageing manager who has never won anything in football and who plays our 2 best players out of position. Would any of this entice Griezmann to join us?



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21 Jan 2019 11:15:28
Outs plus: Moses, Alonso, Hazard, Morata, Giroud, Jorginho, Green, Zouma, Kenedy, Batshuiyi, (and all others 0ver-23 out on-loan) - a complete clear-out of the deadwood (plus Hazard who doesn't want to be here).



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21 Jan 2019 11:08:55
And why would Griezmann come to Chelsea - a team sinking into mid-table obscurity?



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11 Jan 2019 21:45:23
Icardi will NOT come to the Premiership - he already has offers from Real, Barcelona and PSG - but more than likely his agent is just after a better deal from Inter.



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05 Jan 2019 19:48:32
Why not - a player that passes sideways - not that fast - doesn't score goals - a perfect cover for Jorginho!




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21 Jan 2019 15:11:03
dihanio, are you seriously suggesting that Sarri is the new Bill Shankly!? Are you Sarri's son? disarrio?



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21 Jan 2019 15:06:06
I think Kepa is our one lighthouse shining bright in a season of stormy weather.



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21 Jan 2019 15:04:09
Agreed Tom - if you looked at the Arsenal site during Wenger's last 2 or 3 seasons or Liverpool's pre-Klopp, you'd think our site was made up of angels!



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21 Jan 2019 11:27:09
Because he insists on playing our only 2 World class players out of position? Because he insists on playing Jorginho when it obviously isn't working? Because he insists on playing Alonso ahead of Emerson? Because he insists on playing Willian and Pedro ahead of CHO? Because if other teams crowd Jorginho, he doesn't have a plan B? Because he doesn't seem to comprehend that possession without creativity is pointless (and boring to watch)?

Because he accuses his players of lack of motivation when one of main roles of management is to motivate the players? Because he hasn't worked out that, if he is going to play Kante in a more advanced position, Kante should be played on the left to cover the defensive frailties of Luiz and Alonso? Because he picks his nose during interviews? All these and many more.



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20 Jan 2019 22:49:41
Juicer, we don't need your input - just let us get on with wallowing in our despair.