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01 Jun 2019 11:04:42
Well I'm pretty gutted to say the least but can't really be surprised at either Sarris decision to leave or the fact the club is back to square one again. The Sarriout brigade got their wish, much like the Conteout brigade the season before. We just can never not be surrounded in turmoil.

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1.) 01 Jun 2019 11:47:46
The really sad thing is Legend, these very sad people think they have won their crusade.

Instead they, the club and the majority of fare minded fans have lost a good manager.

IMO they are truly deluded.


2.) 01 Jun 2019 17:10:45
Has Sarri gone?


3.) 03 Jun 2019 00:03:02
It will make my weekend if it is confirmed that Sarri is leaving - goodbye to the lack of creativity, the crab-like possession football, the unimaginative like-for-like substitutions, and Higuain - Yippeeeeee.


4.) 03 Jun 2019 11:07:28
Although you may think that Mrs Costa, he still delivered top 4 and the coveted Champions League, lost the League Cup to the best team in the league on penalties and won the Europa League convincingly. While also making RLC a staple of the side and giving CHO more and more importance in the team all in one season with no preseason. Now he's leaving, we're loosing Hazard and we're under a transfer ban and the team DNA is completely up in the air again. This constant cycle needs to stop and we need a long term vision to have any chance of catching City or Liverpool or being left behind by Spurs and Arsenal which may mean no silverware again for a couple of years.


 

 

10 May 2019 14:10:38
I think some praise should be given to Jorginho after last night's performance. He was my MOTM, the bloke waa still tracking back and made some crucial interceptions when Frankfurt were countering in extra time. He really stood up with Kante not in the team and when you think about the amount of minutes he's played not only this season but over the last few seasons it's really quiet something. As I've always said I think you will see him go to another level next season. Really glad to see him playing well too after all the criticism and booing he's copped throughout the season.

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1.) 10 May 2019 14:51:39
I agree Zola, for the majority of the season he has been first class and I’m hoping he will improve to another level next season.

I also thought Azpilicueta (Dave) looked better as a centre half than full back.


2.) 10 May 2019 16:36:07
Agree Tom but was lucky not to get a red,


3.) 10 May 2019 16:54:45
A gentle tap Matt. It’s about time one of our players showed a bit of aggression!


4.) 10 May 2019 19:16:08
Jorginho has had a fantastic debut season, I don't bother discussing him on here anymore. The guy has been phenomenal of late.

What matters is what his peers think of him at the club, more than the fans that boo him. Unfortunately, we will always have fans that don't understand his worth. Glad Jose spoke so highly of him recently.


 

 

17 Feb 2019 12:21:05
Just watched a 2.5 minute highlight video on Twitter of Lampard in his prime, man the bloke had it all. Scored goals and all types of them, not only that he always popped up with a clutch goal when needed. He also had phenomenal vision and touch, even though it wasn't his biggest strength.

His one possible weakness when compared to Scholes and Gerrard was his defensive awareness but he still did a job when required and adapted his game as he got older, also helps when you have Makelele, Ballack and Essien behind you.

Makes me think what would he be worth in today's market? I'd say he'd be $100m+ easy. Would give anything to have him running around now!

Lampard Twitter video

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1.) 17 Feb 2019 17:02:33
Theres not been another Lampard since the man himself. Greatest midfielder ever in my opinion. From CM he scored a ridiculous amount of goals and made countless assists. He is worth 150+ in todays market in my opinion. Game changer.


2.) 17 Feb 2019 17:35:38
The guy is a legend 100% class act was a privilege to see him in a blue shirt look forward to the day he comes back to work at our club.


3.) 17 Feb 2019 20:11:43
I’ve never been able to split Lampard, Gerrard, and Scholes. They all had their unique strengths and it’s a disgrace that England Managers couldn’t find a way of accommodating the 3 finest midfielders of their generation.


4.) 17 Feb 2019 22:38:46
AJH i agree mate. Even worse when you consider that the same England had Ferdinand, Terry and Cole in defence. And a certain Rooney who was bang in form at Utd. Golden opportunity to win tropies missed.


 

 

11 Feb 2019 09:16:29
Fat fingers let me start again (Ed's please remove by previous post) . Wow not the result I was expected and certainly had hoped. It's a real shame as we had the chance to go at city, especially with their makeshift defence.

This team has a real mentality problem, as soon we concede our heads drop and we lose all composure. With Chelsea teams of old you would be at least reasonably confident of a goal back or mini fightback, whereas the current team you're worried if they'll keep in under 3 goals. Our current away form in the last 3 games is 3 losses and 12 goals conceded, not great reading. We are missing a leader on the field who is not afraid of saying what needs to be said to the players around him. I also do feel that Sarri needs to learn what makes the players tick because I wouldn't say City have a real on pitch leader bar Kompany. It's more so Peps ability to get them up for every single game and buying into his philosophy of football. It's also what splits a great coach from a great manager and something that Sarri needs to work on to be successful at a club like Chelsea in a competition as fiercely competitive as the EPL.

It's pleasing to see a lot of posters not jumping to #sarriout train as easy that might be right now. We need to stick through this, I might eat my hat here but surely even Sarri will realise changes need to be made after yesterday.

We're in 6th with some tough fixtures to come, I really hope the board are putting in place the foundations for a strong transfer window as we sure as hell need it, I'm not confident though. We also need a DoF ASAP, Ballack or Essien would be perfect as we need someone with a football first mindset.

I also find it worrying that Sarri has come out said he's yet to hear from Roman, makes me think Roman really has taken a backseat and even more so after the VISA issue. I commend Sarri for calling him out though to discuss the issues he is facing though, might help Roman understand the challenges Sarri is facing.

This is a tough time to be a Chelsea fan as many of us are feeling like we've become exactly what we used to make fun of cough Arsenal cough but this was a bridge that we were always going to need to cross and is a direct result of the constant hiring and firing of managers, poor recruitment and lack of long term planning. We need to string some results together to build some confidence and the board need to begin putting the ground work in place for a pivotal transfer window both incoming and outgoing to set up to still compete at the level we know we can.

KTBFFH!

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11 Feb 2019 08:50:47
Wow, that wasn't the result I was expecting. What a shame, we had a chance of giving city a real go with the makeshift back line but again lapses in concentration and in general poor play as let us down.

This team's mentality is shocking, we go behind and everyone's heads drop and we're susceptible to being absolutely turned over as we've seen the last few weeks (12-0 we really miss a leader on the pitch.

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21 May 2019 12:15:06
If true it just shows what is wrong with this club, see a new shiny toy and think it will fix all of our problems, this has OGS at Man Utd written all over it. The initial wave of positivity will wear off once the results begin to go south and they will, he'll lose the players respect and we will sack him too like every other manager we've had and ruin his legacy at the same time. Give Sarri a chance to implement some serious change and let lampard get some experience before throwing him into the fire of having to manage us in the current predicament we're in. I can't stress enough how much I hope this isn't true.

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13 Jan 2019 04:21:19
Posted too early by accident* getting our full backs to stay wide and overlap and get crosses into the box, away from being the team that resembles the Napoli that dominated under Sarri that we all want!

Anyways another 3 points in the bag and possible 6 point result with Arsenal loosing and Spurs playing United so onwards and upwards!

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13 Jan 2019 02:38:48
Standard where do you live, Australia by any chance?

Agree the speed of ball movement and the ability to run in behind (bar Pedro and Kante) is our biggest issue at the moment. Alonso needs to stay wider and overlap as does Dave who's probably a little guilty of the opposite and being too conservative.

I still don't by into the narrative of Jorginho being the issue, I read a stat that he's played the second most through balls in the epl so far this season (second only to none other than Luiz - what a pass for Pedro), so he has it in his locker but it speaks to the point above about no one running in behind. I think our issue is the LCM role, we lack a goal scorer, someone who can shoot from distance and makes late runs into the box ala Lampard in his prime. Kante is trying to add this to his game and his engine gives us the luxury of him still being able to track back and break up play and provide cover when needex but it's not natural to him and I don't think he can set the tempo the way that Jorginho will once Sarri gets the players he wants to play proper Sarriball not what we're seeing currently. Long and short don't judge Jorginho on what you're seeing currently he's having to adapt his role to suit while the players around him come up to speed.

I think we're a new striker (looking like Higuain), a Fabregas replacement (Paredes), a winger who can run in behind ala Pedro style (Lozano? ) and a goal scoring LCM (Barkley and RLC 🤞) and getting our wingers stay wide and overlap and.

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03 Jun 2019 11:07:28
Although you may think that Mrs Costa, he still delivered top 4 and the coveted Champions League, lost the League Cup to the best team in the league on penalties and won the Europa League convincingly. While also making RLC a staple of the side and giving CHO more and more importance in the team all in one season with no preseason. Now he's leaving, we're loosing Hazard and we're under a transfer ban and the team DNA is completely up in the air again. This constant cycle needs to stop and we need a long term vision to have any chance of catching City or Liverpool or being left behind by Spurs and Arsenal which may mean no silverware again for a couple of years.

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13 May 2019 11:04:19
Although I think Sane is unobtainable he would be perfect and he's epl proven. I think we should be going all in for Pepe as we need goals. While I understand your sentiment G8, CHO is currently recovering from a serious injury and won't be available for the start of next season and we have no idea if he'll return as the same player he was before the injury. Pedro and Willian are good squad players but are simply not starting material anymore if we want to consistently challenge for titles, especially with Hazard leaving. Just look at yesterday's game for evidence. If the transfer ban is frozen and that's a big if I'd be going for Jovic, Pepe and another midfielder who can chip in goals and rotate with RLC, Kante and Jorginho. As much as I'd love it to be Mount I don't think he's quiet ready for the step up as yet. Going to be an interesting few months ahead either way, never a dull moment at Chelsea.

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18 Feb 2019 10:53:20
Mrs Drogba do you genuinely think that Zidane would want to come here, you're having a laugh. Unless he's paid through the teeth, he'd have no interest and I don't blame him. The team needs a complete overhaul and if Sarri can't get it Zidane certainly won't, especially as you'd think Hazard would stay if he came. Also tbh I'm not sold on Zidane either, managing Madrid when they already won the UCL the season before with Ronaldo and managing Chelsea are vastly different kettles of fish. He would also demand astronomical wages I'd imagine. To sum it up I don't think he's an option and even if he was we wouldn't be in any better position than what we are currently.

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17 Feb 2019 11:16:31
Please don't tell me that SON stands for Sarri Out Now? Cringe. And if it does then please provide a replacement, if you really think that who is avaliable now and would want to come our basket case of a club? It's this mindset that has got us in this mess, sack the manager at the first sign of struggle with no plan of who to bring in or where to go next. You do realise that we will eventually run out of managers to hire or alternatively managers that will want to come here (whatever comes first) knowing that they will get maximum a year in the role if they're lucky. In addition Roman and the board will refuse to pay the early termination fee and if they do it would only reduce our transfer budget for the following window to cover the cost. Man I'd love to see how some of you would cope as Spurs, Everton or West Ham fans.

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05 Feb 2019 11:17:40
Distributing the ball quickly is exactly the role of a regista along with dictating the tempo of the game, although it may look easy it's not. Kovacic is an able deputy but his strength is driving the ball forward not setting the tempo of play, similar with Kante. Whether you see the value of a regista or not is an entirely different question but without one Sarri ball can't exist, they are mutually exclusive. The cost and what we pay him is irrelevant, we dealt with Napoli and ADL, we could have ended up spending that money on Fred? Turvey you are yet to provide a replacement if we were to sack Sarri, I'm genuinely interested to hear where you see the club going if that were to happen?

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