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  1. Really disappointing first half from us, this doesn’t look like a great spurs performance so far but we’ve been even worse than they have. We’ve needlessly given the ball away time and time again. As usual, Alonso has managed to negate just about all of our threat down the left by slowing the game to walking pace. If it continues like this, Spurs will win. Kovacic and Pedro for RLC (probably Barkley) and CHO (probably Willian).
  2. Caballero Alonso Kovacic all start. My level of optimism has plummeted.
  3. Sarri will leave tomorrow one way or another and the mess that is Chelsea at managerial and board level will continue. I feel sorry for Sarri after that, the players executed the game plan perfectly and he made the subs we’d all been crying out for. Just when it looked like we were turning things around, Arrizabalaga undermines him and causes further fractures in an already broken team. Who backs Sarri? Who backs Kepa? Pathetic.
  4. What a disaster. Arrizabalaga should’ve been spoken to by all of his teammates and told to leave the field. Willian giggling away with Guardiola just after we’ve lost a cup final shows everything that’s wrong with us. We’ve lost our identity and we have no direction. What a way to undo one of our performances of the season.
  5. I think I’m in a minority here but I actually like our starting 11 today. Let’s see what happens. #KTBFFH
  6. Terrible start from us. Caballero and playing it out from the back are a recipe for disaster. I’ve seen enough in the last few weeks to be confident that Sarri isn’t getting us out of this mess unfortunately.
  7. For me we ought to strengthen our core of players, who should provide us a platform for the next 10 years and build a team that, as fans, we can really get behind. Keeper - I’m not completely convinced by Kepa but the fact we paid £70m means there’s no viable alternative. Full back - I think both Chilwell and Wan Bissaka have enormous potential, and would give us more dynamism which we really miss from our current selection. Keep Dave but let the others go, they offer little in a back 4. Alternatively we stick with Azpi and bring Reece James back as cover. A top quality left back at both ends of the pitch then becomes essential with Azpi’s limited pace and also skill in the final third of the pitch. Centre back - No major overhaul needed here IMO. Allow David Luiz to move on and work on a starting partnership of Rudiger and Christensen with Azpi and Zouma to provide the cover as well as Ampadu as a rotating CB/CM option Centre mid - Keep Kante, RLC, Barkley, Ampadu. Allow Kovacic’s loan to expire and sell Jorginho and replace him with someone more suited to the way we all want to see Chelsea play, ie more aggressive. Along with the full back area I think someone to play alongside Kante who is strong, aggressive, can pass and can put a foot in would be ideal. Perhaps look to blood in a youth midfielder to provide cover or maybe one of the loan brigade to return ie Pasalic? Wingers - It seems inevitable that Hazard will leave. Allow Pedro to follow him out of the door, keep hold of Willian and, for me, the most important deal of the summer, keep hold of CHO. Rotate Willian CHO and Pulisic - again, can one of the loan brigade come back as additional cover, or maybe deploy RLC as cover for the wing? Striker - Unconvinced by Higuain so far, he seems a classy striker but not sure if his lack of pace might hinder him in the PL. Higuain or a capable replacement, ideally a young striker with a rising stock, rather than one in the twilight of his career for once. Abraham seems like he would be capable of being 2nd/3rd cover, would be happy to keep Giroud alongside but not sure how keen he’d be to benchwarm for another season. 4-3-3 with 2 holding midfielders and a “free role” behind the striker for RLC, please!
  8. Fixing the team this season is very difficult IMO, we have a broken squad with a number of players who fit completely different systems. That said, to make the best of this season I’d probably line up with a team something like Kepa Azpi Rudiger Christensen Emerson Kovacic Kante RLC CHO Higuain Hazard This would be in more of a 4-2-1-3 with Kante and Kovacic sitting, similarly to how United have used Matic and Herrera recently, with RLC or Barkley given the freedom which we’ve seen given to Pogba. I’d alternate CHO and Willian on the right, but keep Kante on the left side to protect Emerson and Hazard a little more. Given the fact he can’t defend for toffee and has only shown himself to be any good at recycling possession, Jorginho would be a permanent bench fixture, as would David Luiz and Alonso. Next season I’d hope we go for two new full backs (I love Azpi but going forward he isn’t good enough and we need pace at full back) along with a new midfielder alongside Kante.
  9. Utterly useless at the back. We’re an embarrassment.
  10. Truly awful positioning from a truly horrendous full back. Hopefully Sarri will eventually get the memo that he’s only any good at wing back. He’s killed our attacks down the left by consistently slowing the pace and has managed to cost us a goal as well.
  11. What more is there to say that hasn’t already been said? A completely spineless effort from a team which funnily enough has absolutely no spine. Would you believe it?!
  12. Predictable. Pass pass pass pass pass concede. Just when it looks like we’ve turned a corner we get another passive performance. No sense of urgency at 1-0 down, Luiz as casual as ever and then down to 2-0. When will we learn?
  13. Disappointed not to see CHO in the squad today, he would offer the perfect solution from the bench for this game. A lack of tempo in our game and frustratingly Higuain seems more intent on dropping into midfield at times, which is only slowing us down more. Another meh performance from Kovacic, jack of all trades master of none springs to mind. RLC for Kovacic and Willian for Pedro would be my changes if there are no goals after 60 minutes, followed by Giroud for Higuain. Not a bad performance but we risk leaving with nothing if we keep being countered because of sloppiness in possession.
  14. Tonight we’re everything I’d hoped we would be. Playing aggressively and on the front foot from the first minute. Azpilicueta has been much more intent on busting a gut to get forward and it’s adding another dimension to our play. Let’s keep this up in the second half and this will be our best performance in weeks.

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