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ethicalstrategy last won the day on February 24 2014

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  1. The Squad

    Can't agree that we are a physical box to box CM short. Kante, Matic, Oscar, Chalobah. That seems pretty strong. If anything we're lacking creative midfielders. Basically just Fabregas and Oscar, at a stretch.
  2. Guus Hiddink - New (old) Chelsea-manager

    I hear he's being doing well at Zenit and will be available! [emoji1]
  3. Jose Mourinho thread

    Won the league - successWon the league and cup - success We should have supported him, not sacked him. Very disappointed in Roman.
  4. Eden Hazard

    A large number of journalists really dislike us, either because of Abramovich or Mourinho. They will take every opportunity to gloat over our misfortunes and put the boot in where they can. I'd like to give more than few a good slap. I'd piss myself if we somehow nicked the league. If not, then come on City.
  5. Torres - The "Groundhog Day" Thread

    I like that kid!
  6. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    I still find him a bit of a conundrum. He does some brilliant things but at other times he looks a bit lost. In particular, he looks very uncomfortable when he is pressed on the ball. Usually, out on the right. He has a tendency to dither and then play it back to Cech. I'm not sure he is a natural leader.
  7. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    Perhaps we should just call the thread "Cahill can be excellent if played with the right partner and in the right system" Last night he excelled. Against West Ham he didn't. Why? Because he didn't have to do the same job. He will never be as good as JT because he isn't as good a footballer. JT is massively underrated for his passing and overall technical ability on the ball. If you need someone to defend deep and put himself on the line then Cahill is your man. Just don't give him the ball to feet, especially if he's under a bit of pressure.
  8. Torres - The "Groundhog Day" Thread

    I think you'd be very wrong about that. He does features and comments for the Guardian and is a bit of a sarcie bar steward. He is on the Football Weekly Pod from time to time. I don't think I'd mention him in the same breath as Martin Samuel in terms of quality journalism!
  9. Victor Moses

    I agree that Rogers is doing a good job and he is a smart young manager from the Mourinho stable. But I'd be really surprised if they make the top 4 this year. There is too much strength and experience ahead of them. They may challenge for 4th but I have them down in 6th behind Arsenal and Utd.
  10. End of season 2012-13

    Photos from the match against Everton, including some of the players on the pitch with WAGs and children
  11. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    Not many, but the best will. It changes the whole dynamic of a game if the opposition are concerned that the centre half can bring the ball out of defence.
  12. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    I agree that he is quicker than JT - but then who isn't? Not sure about Iva, but that's not really the point. He doesn't have the pace or mobility of Carvalho or Gallas. A large part of our success defensively was down to having centre half who complimented each other rather than duplicated. Terry and Cahill and Ivanovic will never make a good centre half pairing which ever way you spin it. You haven't seen forwards getting in behind him? I saw it on Sunday and there are lots of other occasions too. I'm not saying he can't control a football. I'm saying that the opposition are quite happy to let him have the ball because they know he can't hurt them. And, just to be absolutely clear, I'm not saying he's rubbish. I am saying that he wouldn't be my first choice centre back. He's excellent cover for JT. But I think both he and JT need a more mobile player alongside them.
  13. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    There is no way he is better on the ball than Terry. If you believe that then you clearly haven't been watching Terry play for the last 13 years.
  14. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    JT plays left centre back and that is Luiz's preferred side as well.
  15. Gary Cahill - PL CL FAC LC EL champion

    I have two problems with Cahill, actually, three problems. One is he lacks pace. This is a problem because so do JT and Ivan. It might seem unfair to pick on him for something which is a failing in others too, but we can't have two slow centre backs and play the way we are trying to. Given that JT should still be first choice when fit that means Cahill can't play alongside him. Secondly, he is poor on the ball. Teams are very happy to let him have the ball because he does nothing with it. We need at least one centre back who can be relied upon to bring the ball out if teams are pressing our deeper lying midfielders. (This criticism also applies to Ivanovic) Thirdly, he is prone to getting caught out of position. He made some great challenges yesterday, but almost all of them were needed because he was caught out in the first place. I tend to agree with G3.7 He is a good player but he isn't top quality like Carvalho and Gallas were.

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