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  1. Mason Mount new deal

    He's statistically outperformed justin kluivert - a boy who all the big sides are chasing - at a worse side. Pretty impressive.
  2. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Lets be honest, He's not going to be here to start next season and he doesn't want to be here to start next season. So what harm could putting in Joe Edwards (u23 manager) right now do. At the very least he'd integrate youth team players and reinvigorate this totally dejected squad.
  3. Andreas Christensen

    We'll have to agree to disagree. I'm not knocking Luiz as a passer, he is good. I just prefer Christensen who does pass incisively through to midfield and not sideways all the time like you are trying to suggest. This whole debate you've started with me here is irrelevant anyway because whether or not Christensen is a better passer than Luiz (which I think he is), this season Andreas is clearly the better defender and is rightly starting.
  4. Andreas Christensen

    There is room for improvement, but in terms of centre backs he is by far the best passer we have. Yes David Luiz can play a hollywood ball but very often they go very wrong. How you can say he's not a natural on the ball is beyond me, his passing stats don't lie. Really just watching him its easy to tell how comfortable he is. Yes he misplaced a few against Barcelona but if you look a bit further back than just one game you might discover how good he actually is in possession.
  5. Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Agreed on CHO being better than Sancho at this point in time. For the England U17 world cup winning side wasn't he starting ahead of Sancho on the left wing? Although admittedly Sancho is at a better place for his own personal development at the moment.
  6. Ampadu and Hudson-Odoi

    I think Ancelotti takes that one. Did things like starting Josh Mceachran away at Marseille in a big group stage game. I'd argue that Conte needs to give more opportunities than he is doing with some of the young talent we have.
  7. Luis Enrique?

    Could Barca fans dislike him purely for his terrible relationship with Messi? Or is that overly simplistic?
  8. Conte In? Or Conte Out?

    Do you really believe that Conte would get on with a director of football that isn't one of his mates from Italy? He wants his players and if he doesn't get them he wines at the board. He did it at Juventus and left, I think a similar situation will happen at the end of this season.
  9. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    The fact is that teams play us and mirror our system and we really struggle against it. Conte as a manager is clearly struggling to adapt to this problem. I also agree that player recruitment has been poor. But for example lets look at Napoli (whose manager we have been linked to today in the media). The majority of people would say that there squad is worse than ours, yet the football they play is some of the most exciting in Europe. We do have the players to play a more progressive style of football yet we don't. Four at the back could be a good starting place. Lets not try and brush over the fact that Azpilicueta under Mourinho at left back was by far and away the best defender in the league. We have the defensive players for it and the extra numbers in midfield would mean that we could actually press up the pitch and keep the ball better.
  10. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I think the biggest issue I have with Conte is that - with the exception of a few games here and there - the football we play under him is dire. It's acceptable when you're winning (last season) but when things aren't going as well it becomes harder to support his management.
  11. Come on mate, even if i wanted to I couldn't give it up and thats true of most valued fans.
  12. Hudson-Odoi should be seriously considered to start in the next game. Knowing Conte he'll likely come on 80 minutes in.
  13. yep you might want to get checked out
  14. Although I do agree that it was a good result, I just want to respond to add some balance. Three goals at home, two scored by the primary striker - the goals were scored by Batshuayi who Conte wants to ship out and bring in an ageing striker to replace. A clean sheet against premier league opposition - premier league opposition with 22 goals in 24 premier league games, possibly the worst attack in the league. zero youth - It was great to see Hudson Odoi get on, hopefully these sort of substitutions continue. I seem to remember Dujon Sterling travelling to Qarabag away and despite us being 4-0 up not being subbed on. This isn't the only occasion situations like this have happened, not just with Conte but many managers in recent memory. Nevertheless, it was a positive performance and lets hope we push on.
  15. I thought bakayoko actually played well tonight to be honest.