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  1. No, he won't... Tuchel was due a loss v Guardiola at some point and City have one of the best squads in Europe. He is human and it is a normal thing to make mistakes from time to time. He got it wrong today. So what? Some you win, some you lose. It was clear from the start his primary goal was not to lose the match. It backfired - it happens to the very best all the time. Time to move on from this. Mourinho used to play like this v Burnley and Palace with a team full of internationals and Roman only pulled the trigger when it was all beyond repair, not after some meaningless games in September, having just come off a Champions League win some months ago, his favourite competition. I know Chelsea did not look good today, but come on, Tuchel deserves more respect for what he's done in such a short time. We've been spoilt with some tactical wizardry from Tuchel in all the big matches we've played under him some far, now give the guy a break, it is madness to think we were going to now have Guardiola and City's number everytime we play them.
  2. For sure they are not and most probably we won't win 36 points of those other 12 matches, but my point is there is a decent schedule ahead of us and thankfully we've had a solid start of this PL season.
  3. Think Tuchel set up for a draw, but in the end fair play to City, even though it was a deflected shot, they were the better team. Thankfully it's early in the season and it is a loss that does not mean that much in the grand scheme of things IMHO, we've had the worst schedule a club could have asked for in the first 6 rounds and we've done ok if you ask me. United at home and Leicester away in the next 14 PL matches are the only two tricky fixtures for us - think we are just alright as things stand. Oh and Villa beat United and that rat face Fernandes missed a pen at the very end. Ha ha. The so called title contenders with the easiest schedule of all could not even go at least one point ahead of other competitors after six rounds.
  4. Kepa - James, Christensen, Chalobah - CHO, Saul, RLC, Chilwell - Mount, Werner, Ziyech
  5. Thought Chilwell would be the undisputed left full back this season, but in this current form Marcos Alonso is simply undropable, this formation plays to his strenghts and to be fair I cannot think of a better left wing back in Europe atm. Better left full backs in a back four? Yes, theres plenty better than him. Better wing backs? None I can think of to be fair.
  6. Spuds and Arsenal can sing about who's the better of the two in the North, the truth is nobody cares, they are dog sh*te and London is Chelsea blue. The fact that we are improving week after week under one of world's finest managers and they (Spuds and Arsenal) fall into mediocrity faster than they can run it is just perfect.
  7. After arriving in France, the Tuchel family quickly moved into a beautiful house in the 92nd department, and hired a Filipino cleaning lady. So far, nothing out of the ordinary, you might say. This lady works a lot for the German family and often overtime without problem. Logically enough, a bond is created over time and Thomas Tuchel and his wife learn with amazement that this woman is doing the three 8s, primarily to finance a major heart operation on one of his children. Without even asking the slightest question, Thomas takes his pen and signs a cheque to cover all the medical costs. A noble gesture that does not stop there. While the lady's child is recovering and can look forward to the rest of his life with optimism, Thomas feels his place on the Parisian bench is increasingly threatened.Among their last discussions, Thomas and his cleaning lady talk about their dreams. If TT's dreams have already been fulfilled and are mainly concerned with football, the lady's is more modest: to be able to return to the Philippines one day and build a house where she would spend her old age with her family, who miss her time there. Water has passed under the bridge since then. TT went to England, but before he left, he remembered to give a set of keys to his now former cleaning lady. She is now the proud owner of a sumptuous villa in the Philippines.
  8. Would love us to get two good results in the upcoming fixtures against Spurs and City, with Lukaku on the scoresheet in both matches. United fans were already a bad bunch, now with Ronaldo's arrival they have truly become unbearable, they are so salty in regards to Lukaku, the way they talk about him you would think he is the skinnier version of Akinfenwa.
  9. Always a tricky match after an international break and Villa is a quality side. Happy with the win given we've rested half of the starters (Azpi and Jorginho came from the bench) and James was suspended. I am happy for Lukaku, it is now 3 in 3 for the big man. Not the best of debuts for Saul, but he will come good, the season is long and we need a player of his quality. Just needs another month or so to get used to the PL pace.
  10. 131M spent on transfers, the most in the league, yet none of those Arsenal players would have a place at Chelsea, City, United or Liverpool. 50M on Ben White is mental - a decent player in a well drilled defence with others as leaders, but to have him as the chief commander in an already poor setup that does not have the best protection from the midfielders either - recipe for a very poor signing. Arsenal really are a mess.
  11. This is Tuchel's first full season here and he is well known to rotate a lot and come up with different line ups during the season. It is going to be a long campaign and we also have a Club WC to play as well, I am sure CHO is going to play a part, too, maybe not a big one, but I can see Tuchel have him as an attacking asset at wing back against the likes of Norwich, Watford, Brentford, Burnley, Malmo, teams that will probably defend for most of the time, plus the Carabao/FA Cup fixtures.
  12. Think the sending off was right to be fair, but he is somebody we have a long history with, there is always some wrong calls when he is involved and ideally it would be for him to not officiate our matches ever again. But at the same time this would mean for the FA to basically admit we are right and this will never happen unfortunately.
  13. Before the transfer window the squad was a mixture of proven top players and some quality young ones like Mount, Havertz, James, CHO, Pulisic (now Chalobah as well) plus some in their mid 20s hitting their prime soon like Chilly, Christensen, Werner, all coming of the back of a CL win so it was clear we were not going to be in for a massive window and overall I am very happy with how things went, we adressed the most vital part (the CF position) and took a proven and versatile midfielder on loan, albeit not in the form he was in some years ago, but if Tuchel can have his team win a CL with Jorginho in a two man pivot and turn Rudiger from a bomb ticking defender into a top one, then I am sure he can help Saul, an already proven midfielder, rediscover his form. Outgoings were great, too, helped balance the books and it is fair to say we made 100M+ on players who were not going to be regulars for us. All I wanted for this window was for Tuchel to be happy with it and I hope he is. He's our main asset and as long we keep him satisfied and concentrated on his work, I think he can lead this club to even greater heights, not only in terms of trophies, but to establish Chelsea FC even higher in the world rankings and the perception of media/fans/clubs etc. as I already see a change of how people perceive Chelsea now. Even the pundits in my country who won't ever stop licking Madrid and Barcelona's arses how now changed their dialogue and everytime they talk about the CL and the PL they say "Listen this Tuchel version of Chelsea is scary good and even if Paris have a plethora of stars, Chelsea are a well drilled machine and can beat anyone on their day." It is something they would never say about this club and it shows just how far Tuchel has taken us in the span of 8-9 months.
  14. Right haha Completely forgot they have just turned that PC game Football Manager into the real life version. The amount of quality they have signed on a free is simply unbelievable
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