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Everything posted by PraetorianGuard

  1. Jorginho for me. Made a lot of good passes and controlled the game.
  2. Good performance from us with plenty of room for improvement though. Jorginho is class and shouldn't be going anywhere.
  3. Would be a nice get, but I don't see it happening even without Rice.
  4. Multiple teams play the 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 just fine like RB Leipzig and PSG.
  5. I'd say the 3-4-2-1/3-4-1-2 or the 4-4-2/4-2-2-2. Press a lot and counter like RB Leipzig does. Werner probably has the blueprints for that system and I think it fits our personnel fine. 3-4-2-1 Mendy Azpilicueta - Zouma/Silva - Tomori/Zouma Reece - Kante - Kovacic/Ziyech - Chilwell Ziyech/Pulisic - Havertz Werner 3-4-1-2 (might be more difficult to fit in Pulisic here) Mendy Azpilicueta - Zouma/Silva - Tomori/Zouma Reece - Kante - Kovacic/Ziyech - Chilwell Havertz Werner - Abraham/Giroud 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 Mendy Reece - Zouma - Silva - Chilwell Kante - Mount Ziyech/Pulisic --------------- Havertz/Pulisic Werner - Abraham/Giroud/Havertz I can see the 4-3-3 working as well but Werner seems like he operates best with another striker. Not impressed with the 4-2-3-1 right now.
  6. Who knows, we've played like 6-8 formations with him as manager. Seems like he reacts more to opponents then sticking with a philosophy.
  7. We are going to struggle a lot with Crystal Palace I think. Wouldn't be surprised if we lose.
  8. Mendy - 6 Azpilicueta - 6.5 - Probably the best player overall today Tomori - 6 Zouma - 6 Chilwell - 5.5 Jorginho - 5.5 Kovacic - 5 Mount - 4 Hudson-Odoi - 4 Werner - 6 Giroud - 4.5 Emerson - 4 Kante - 5 Abraham - 5 - Got robbed of a goal from CHO. Lampard - 3 - Terrible management and tactics overall. Tottenham - 5
  9. Not pleased at all with the result today. Lampard really needs to figure out how to get the best out of all the new signings and manage the game, and fix the issues we've had since last season.
  10. Seeing as how RB Leipzig dominated Tottenham last year in the CL with the 3-4-2-1, I really think Frank should try using that formation again. Didn't we use it last year at times? Mendy Azpilicueta - Zouma - Tomori James - Kante - Jorginho/Mount - Chilwell/Emerson Havertz/Werner - Ziyech/Hudson-Odoi Werner/Giroud Or maybe finally try the 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 after all? Mendy Azpilicueta - Zouma - Tomori - Emerson/Chilwell Kante - Jorginho Havertz - Ziyech/Hudson-Odoi Werner - Giroud
  11. We may want to try a 4-3-3 for this game after seeing how well we did with it tonight. Mendy Azpi - Christensen - Silva - Chilwell/Emerson Jorginho Havertz - Mount/Kante Hudson-Odoi/Pulisic or Ziyech - Abraham - Werner
  12. Willy Caballero: 4 - Very disappointing Reece James: 6 -Put in a decent performance but not good enough Andreas Christensen: 7 - Best defender tonight for us by far Thiago Silva: 5 - Very costly error but he should have had more help, but still not very impressive overall. Marcos Alonso: 3 - Dreadful N'Golo Kanté - 6.5 - Decent overall, but sometimes made some poor decisions. Mateo Kovacic - 5 - Not very impressive. Mason Mount: 7 - One of our best players on the pitch tonight, especially in the 2nd half. Kai Havertz: 7.5 - The heart and soul of the attack tonight. Pulled all the strings that were needed. Carried Lampard on his back. Timo Werner: 5 - Played out of position for the entire game and did his best. Nagelsmann must be wondering what Lampard is smoking. Tammy Abraham: 7 - Another workhorse performance from Tammy. Quality player. César Azpilicueta: 7 - Ole' reliable delivers once again. Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7 - If we loan or sell this guy, it would be a very costly mistake. Olivier Giroud: 6 - Didn't do much but probably helped overall. Frank Lampard: 3 - Terrible game management. Just not impressed at all. West Brom: 7.5 - We were lucky to draw tonight.
  13. Havertz for me. The heart and soul of the attack so far.
  14. It's a 3-3 draw but I'm not satisifed at all. We shouldn't be struggling against WBA. Lots of poor decisions made in this game and Lampard takes most of the blame.
  15. Ask Lampard...he's changed the formation like three times
  16. Why did we switch from the 4-3-3? We were controlling the game
  17. This is a complete and utter embarassment. Lampard owns this. The problems have been there since last season. It's not the players, it's the management. Individual mistakes are to blame too, but mistakes are often bred by the gameplan. Silva shouldn't be caught out in the middle alone like that.
  18. Here's my preferred starting line-up with the 4-2-3-1. Caballero James - Zouma - Silva - Chilwell Kante - Kovacic Werner - Havertz - Mount Abraham If Pulisic and Ziyech are fit... Caballero James - Zouma - Silva - Chilwell Kante - Kovacic Werner - Havertz - Ziyech Abraham Pulisic to come off the bench to replace either Ziyech or Werner when needed. Ideally, we could also try the 4-2-2-2 again. Caballero James - Zouma - Silva - Chilwell Kante - Kovacic Havertz - Ziyech Werner - Abraham
  19. Kai Havertz always has a serious/stoic look on his face. I wouldn't read into it much.
  20. Elad is a right-wing organization that basically does ethnic cleansing in east Jerusalem. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/roman-abramovich-funded-israeli-settler-group-elad-palestinian-homes https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-companies-linked-to-roman-abramovich-donated-100-million-to-right-wing-group-1.9173187
  21. He's not injured. I think people are reporting his medical location info wrong.
  22. Now he's been linked with the funding of a right-wing Israeli settler group. Pretty bad look. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/leaks-show-chelsea-owner-abramovich-funded-israeli-settler-group
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