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abramovich last won the day on August 17

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  1. I'm the opposite of Batshuayi's fan, but credit where it's due, Michy was the difference today. Whereas Morata had his worst appearance and spent most of his time falling around at a slightest touch and moaning to the ref, Batman looked the business from the moment he came on. If only he played that way regularly. Also, I thought Rudiger was immense.
  2. Enough with the whinging already. We were unlucky to concede, sh*t happens. I'm much more worried with the fact that we can't keep possession for any serious amount of time and keep struggling to bring the ball forward whenever we're under pressing in our own half.
  3. Apparently Luiz and Bakayoko were injured in the first half and only played on because we had no midfielders available on the bench. Cesc was the only fit midfielder out there but he moves around like he's injured even when he's fully fit.
  4. This is a disaster, if the rumours of Luiz and Bakayoko's injuries are true. Ironically, the one midfielder who is still fit is the one who is the least versatile of them all.
  5. Well, he wasn't injured when we signed him. He got injured in training.
  6. I know he's no world beater, but Drinkwater's injury really made things difficult for us. It was the key acquistion with a view of using him in a rotation in midfield. Who knows, if he was available, Kante may have stayed fit and we wouldn't have had to use Cesc so much. It's just a combination of a so-so transfer window and a bad luck.
  7. Yet another poor showing from Azpilicueta. He's really struggling this season.
  8. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    I'm patient enough to realize that Michy Batshuayi, at least at this point of his career, lacks technical ability and intelligence to play at a top level club. Also, Morata doesn't have much experience playing in that system. He's not used to a lone striker role, but he's working hard to adapt.
  9. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    True. But ask any manager what they'd rather have, too many top class players or not enough.
  10. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I think injuries have become an issue for us this season as opposed to last when we were incredibly lucky in that respect. You could say it's a manager's job to deal with such things and rotate players, etc. but this requires serious squad depth and Conte's not the reason we don't have that at the moment. So the board will have to either lower their expectations when they don't give the manager what he wants or back him financially all the way and then demand top results/performances.
  11. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    In the same period of time we sold players for about the same amount of money. Also, apart from Morata, the club hasn't landed any of his first choice transfer targets in two summer windows now. Man City squad cost close to £700m to assemble, United's around £640m. Ours - around £450m. That's what matters. When you can spend money, adding quality without having to lose any, at some point it'll make a difference on the pitch.
  12. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Llorente is nothing to write home about, plus he's past it, but he was exactly what we needed yesterday. He's great in the air and can hold up the ball. His passing isn't his strong suit but it's still significantly better than whatever Batshuayi can do. I realize the club's reluctance to spend money on fee + contract given his age, but it would make sense if they had someone younger and better in mind. But they signed no-one, probably because they insisted on Conte carrying on with Michy. I said it on the transfer deadline and still convinced it was a f**k-up of massive proportions which we'll regret as the season unfolds. I think it's abundantly clear that Batshuayi isn't Conte's buy and the manager has never trusted his ability as a player, and by now we've seen plenty of examples why. We all remember the aftermath of Costa/Conte bust-up amid Chinese bid rumours when Diego decided to 'take it easy' in the second half of last season. Many fans, me included, were wondering why do we have a young 35m striker warming the bench when Costa was clearly not in the right frame of mind to play. This is our answer. Someone f**ked up royally by signing Michy, and now Conte's stuck with a player he has no use for.
  13. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    That's a very good question. Who was that genius who thought he was Chelsea quality? I doubt Batshuayi suddenly forgot how to do things any proper striker should be capable of the moment he signed for us.
  14. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Yeah, let's change our whole system to accomodate a striker who can't hold up the ball or run with it, or dribble, pass or head the ball or even shoot it properly unless he's 10 feet from goal.
  15. He really didn't. I realize people's anger at Willian's form this season but Musonda did f**k-all in his half hour cameo to suggest he's ready to be a starter.