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Spiller86 last won the day on October 15 2017

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  1. Agree with you on Kante @Dixon. I think we might well be wasting his talents playing in that spot. Playing him deeper next to Jorginho makes more sense in my view. He's the best in the world in his position. We need to let him do what he does best. Would help our pourous defence no end.
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    Another defender or two in January?

    Of course and to clarify I wasn't suggesting otherwise. I'll admit Sarri wasn't my first choice as I prefer managers who are solid at the back. That said of course his system deserves time and he largely worked out the kinks in the second half. (I imagine Wilian and Barkley were also given a kick up the backside for not working hard enough at halftime) I think there may be an argument at some stage for Kante to play deeper. We'll see how it works out. I'm not convinced this system is playing to his strengths, I'm also not convinced that Jorginho does much of anything without the ball, which is an issue in my view. But as you say we are two from two and have scored 6 goals, so we have a very positive base to build on. Time will certainly tell.
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    Another defender or two in January?

    Largely what happened yesterday was systematic rather than down to individuals. When a guy like Dave is being exposed you know that is a problem. We will probably need a new CB at some stage to replace Luiz, but if I'm honest there aren't many players out there who fit the bill of a physical defender who is good on the ball.
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    David Luiz back at Chelsea

    @just the bloke has influence within the dressing room, but that isn't always positive as we saw last season.
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    Following our ex`s...

    Poyet sacked by Bordeaux after this: http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2018/bordeaux-manager-gus-poyet-fired-after-a-sensational-rant/ Incredible.
  6. Happy to sneak a win there. It's certainly going to be a different type of season isn't it? So happy for Morata to score, and happy that Alonso showed his class after a tough first half with little protection. Hazard was superb and Kovacic was also great when he came on. He played a little deeper than Barkley and allowed Jorginho to play a role in the final third. Anyone else thinking it's hard to tell Hazard and Kovacic apart on the ball? Similar haircuts, sizes and running styles.
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    Absolutely agree. Personally I would have been happy to see him sold on principle due to his behaviour. It's put up or shut up time.
  8. It's the runs underneath that are the problem. Fullback goes wide and an Arsenal player is getting through the space between fullback and centre half. Then why no one is tracking the deep runner I'm not sure. Best and worst of this football in a half.
  9. Best and worst of Sarri's football in one half. You can't help but recall the AVB 3-5 match. We've been exposed nearly everytime they've gotten the ball. The runs under the fullback when the ball goes wide are particularly damaging us. Got to sort it out or we will be losing this. Hazard needs to be on for Willian very soon because it might take another two goals to win this.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Does anyone actually rate him though? It seems his only role of note since joining was as part of the Brazilian cabal undermining Conte. Not up to it, bad for the dressing room. If he doesn't return that'll be just fine with me.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Poor penalty symptomatic of a player with a poor mentality. Sooner we bin him permanently the better.
  12. On what I saw in pre-season no. But then CHO played exclusively on the left and he's hardly going to come on ahead of Hazard so Moses makes more sense.
  13. Cheers, makes sense after the Arsenal friendly. Tbh CHO is still 17 and shouldn't be expected to start over an experienced pro like Willian. If we were going to do that we would have sold Willian and pocketed 60m.
  14. Surprised not to see Hazard start. Even more surprised to see Fabregas not on the bench. Must have a niggle.
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    Tiémoué Bakayoko

    Apparently he is disappointed to have to go on loan. I feel bad for him, but he really was untenable here. He never coped with the higher PL pace. Probably our worst ever signing. The performance against Watford is certainly the worst performance by a Chelsea player I have seen. I wish him all the best and hope he is a success.