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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    What I find strange in this whole episode is that the reason Hudson-Odoi doesn't get more minutes is because he is defensively naive (Due to his young age) but Luiz keeps Christensen out due to his attacking abilities, so we dont play 1 attacking youngster because of his lack of defensive abilities and we dont play a defensive youngster due to his lack of creative abilities. Sounds like a bunch of excuses to me
  2. We cant even kick off properly
  3. I think we should pass the ball about in midfield a little more in the 2nd half
  4. Why is Alonso always surprised when someone puts him through on the Wing
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    I reckon with the recent form of Jorginho the best midfield we can potentially play is Kante, Kovacic & RLC, I think this combination offers us energy, press resistance and power. I really hope to see this combination on a more regular basis as the persistence with Jorginho is just not working, it would be beneficial even for Jorginho to just take him out of the limelight in order for him to regather himself. I think Sarri may be concerned with RLC starting games due to his fitness levels but realistically if we can get 60 minutes out of him that should be good enough for Jorginho to come in for the last 1/3rd of the game where usually the opposition press is not as prolific and he may get a little more time on the ball.
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    Leandro Paredes

    I think Ampadu is at that stage of his career where he needs to make a decision whether he wants to play CB or CDM, I believe he has the potential to do well and become a top class player in either role but he must himself come to that decision as to where he feels most comfortable. Don't want to see him waste his talent by becoming a jack of all trades as I truly believe if he applies himself to a particular skill he will really grow into that particular position.
  7. Its a Win-Win game for me, we get past this game and are still in the 4th spot that is a huge stride in ensuring Champions League qualification however if we lose its keeps City on the tails of Liverpool who seem to be cracking under pressure. Surprisingly a draw would be a pretty bad results for all parties involved.
  8. As much as I would've loved to see CHO destroy Bellerin, it's a difficult call to drop Pedro or Willian after both scored last weekend, I will be more annoyed if both are below par today and CHO doesn't start next week.
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    Will we sign a striker?

    Looks like Higuain on loan until the end of the season
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    I think a lot of the frustration with Willian comes from his lack on end product in the final third, he puts in a shift and provides decent cover to the full backs. He possesses excellent dribbling skills & tends to link up well with Hazard however for a player who gets into such great positions in the final third the output is just not there. Everyone can see the ability he has and how he can pretty much single-handedly take the attack to the opposition even against the very best (His performance again Barca being the perfect example), this makes the inconsistency in terms of performance even more frustrating and baffling. Combine the inconsistent performance with the alleged Barca offer & the emergence of CHO who could potentially leave as an indirect result of Willian keeping his place in the starting 11, this puts Willian somewhat under the microscope of scrutiny from the fans.
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    Welcome Ross Barkley

    Think he is a fantastic squad player especially when chasing a game and we need some sort of impetus off the bench however sometimes when he starts he struggles to find that balance between attack & defence and ends up not truly getting involved in the right areas.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Likelihood is that he will leave at some point but it is absolutely imperative that we put in some sort of buy back clause or first refusal of some sort within the contract.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Fundamentally it comes down to quality of output and the options available, currently there are positions within our team where we have similar if not better youth options than the individuals who are being selected. To be fair to Sarri he has been giving minutes to RLC and CHO but unfortunately due to injury the time has been cut short.
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    I think a lot of the frustration comes from the fact that we have missed out on Champions League twice in the last few seasons & we've actually been out of the championship race quite early on yet we still have struggled to offer minutes to some of the youth. I would much rather finish 6th whilst giving the youth an opportunity to develop than finish 5th using the same starting 11 week in week out. Fair enough we are in the running for a top 4 finish but I just cannot see much difference in terms of output between someone like CHO & Willian on the wing and RLC & Barkley in Central Midfield. Our rotation of squad of late has been abysmal of late regardless of Manager, Conte, Mourinho & Sarri have all limited the number of changes made in the league, so maybe it's not the Manager but the whole philosophy around the club to prioritize the more experienced individuals over youth which causes huge frustration for the fan base.
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    Marcos Alonso

    I think playing Kovacic in front of him helps him a lot, he tends to get further forward whilst he has that cover however when Barkley is played on that left hand side Alonso seems to be positionally hesitant and is often caught in no mans land.