drjonesy1994 reacted to Davey Baby in Sarri - In or Out?
He was made perfectly welcome. It wasn't until February we heard dissent at the ground. He came to Chelsea, he signed a deal, we got the players he wanted, paid big for them too, and we stuck with him during a really poor run of form, which is unusual in the Roman regime. The travelling fans who had got up at 4 in the morning and paid good money expressed their displeasure while witnessing yet another identikit abysmal performance and that's caused him to jump ship? If you're right then thank f**k he's leaving. We need someone with a bit more about him than that, in my humble opinion.
drjonesy1994 reacted to JM7 in Sarri - In or Out?
Media are saying that Sarri to Juve is done and will be announced over the next day or so.
I presume the club will have been in discussions with either Lampard or Allgeri (the main 2 front runners) over the last few days.
Media are also saying that the players want Lampard but it’s the board who (quite rightly) see it as a risk and Allgeri is seen as a safer bet.
I do think that if it is Lampard, the club have to do it alongside a proper long term strategy. Not a half baked one like this season but a strategy where they are patient and allow time.
drjonesy1994 reacted to General in Sarri - In or Out?
Think of obtaining goals in life akin to swimming a river with a swift current. You can aim for a specific point on the opposite bank & then swimming aim to reach it. Inevitably the current will push you up or downstream from your target destination. That’s life. That’s how it is at Chelsea FC. Long term fan, imo 16 trophies in 16 years is unequalled, doom & gloom aside I’m excited for next season it’s defo gonna be a one off.
drjonesy1994 reacted to Chelseaggo in Chelsea's next manager - evergreen post
I know - ridiculous to consider. I mean, it didn’t work out when Barcelona took that chance with Pep or Real Madrid with Zidane. Bonkers...
doesnt always pay off (giggs, shearer etc), but why not? Can’t be any worse than our usual short term plan of hire n fire. (Albeit sarri not fired) .
What other options are there out there with a transfer ban and a season that we will be forced to filter in youth to make a success? A club legend who would gain immediate respect from these players and an assistant in Jody who has managed these exact players to great success for the last few years.
We would be fools to not attempt to bring that team in and I think we will. I think the only thing that would stop that would be if frank decided it was too soon for him.
drjonesy1994 reacted to Valerie in Sarri - In or Out?
If anyone wants to show he's proper Chelsea it's you with your first paragraph. Touting your father going to a Gillingham game as one of your Chelsea credentials...come on, that's just sad.
And who cares if "the footballing world" - whatever that is - forgets about what we"ve done the past 10-15 years? How on earth is it important what others think of Chelsea in 20 years' time, or 20 days even?
You seem to mind terribly what others think of our club. Oh dear, they might not think we're one of the best, wah-wah-wah! Do you think Forest supporters care one bit about what you think of their club? They just continue their support regardless of their standing in the world, and that's exactly what the sensible part of the Chelsea supporters do as well.
But go ahead, you just go on fretting about the opinion of others if that floats your boat.
drjonesy1994 reacted to Chelsbear in Sarri - In or Out?
What an over the top and ungrateful post.
Sarri doesn’t want to be here and we will move on. Hazard wanted a new challenge and we kept him for his best years, we will move on.
you think losing 2 men means the “we have no history” melts are on to something? If so you I think it’s a bit sad and laughable.
The club will move on and the supporters will continue to support, guys like you will come and go.
drjonesy1994 reacted to ForeverCarefree in Sarri - In or Out?
But here's the thing, so much of what you're basing a manager's ability on is subjective. Sarri/Poch could have matched the achievements of others you think but so far they haven't, no one has trusted them with big teams, with expectations of winning trophies until Sarri this year.
I'm sorry but winning a league title, winning 30 of your matches along the way, far outranks a 3rd place finish and Europa League win.
If you're going to start adjudging manager's ranking based on the perceived quality of the teams they are managing you open the argument up to a whole new level. I could make an argument that Sean Dyche is a superior manager to Poch based on the resources he's had available to him and that if he'd managed Real Madrid he'd have been able to match Zidane's achievements there.
Trophies won, especially league titles, is the best barometer for manager's ability because it shows their ability to get teams playing well and winning consistently throughout the course of season.
drjonesy1994 reacted to Boston Blue in Alvaro Morata
How many times missing an open net did he expect before his teammates decided shooting from a poor angle was a better option than passing to him?
How many times were we supposed to endure watching him fall to the ground at the slightest touch, then put his hands out looking for a call?
How many times did he break down an attack by falling over?
How many calls did he expect to get from a referee when he created his own bad reputation for going down so easily and then complaining about not getting a call?
How much respect did he expect from his teammates when he was unwilling to put the work in to finish a move his teammates worked so hard to create?
How does he think he'll be received if he has to come back after insulting everything about his Chelsea experience?
drjonesy1994 reacted to erskblue in Chelsea vs Arsenal (EL FINAL) Wed 29th May 20:00 GMT
A week ago we beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League Final.
Just thought I'd mention it.
drjonesy1994 reacted to Scott Harris in Chelsea Players Man of the Match Points (2018-19)
Okay, here are the final results for the MOTM awards and player stats for the season.
GS (Games started) S (Sub appearances) G (Goals) A (Assists) MP (motm points) MW (motm wins)
Kepa Arrizabalaga - GS = 54 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 123 | MW = 6 ( plus 1 shared)
Willy Caballero - GS = 8 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 8 | MW = 0
Robert Green - GS = 0 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0
Cesar Azpilicueta - GS = 52 | S = 4 | G = 1 | A = 7 | MP = 39 | MW = 0
Davide Zappacosta - GS = 11 | S = 6 | G = 0 | A = 2 | MP = 9 | MW = 0
Marcos Alonso - GS = 38 | S = 0 | G = 4 | A = 5 | MP = 67 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared )
Emerson Palmieri - GS = 24 | S = 3 | G = 1 | A = 3 | MP = 38 | MW = 1
Antonio Rudiger - GS = 43 | S = 0 | G = 1 | A = 0 | MP = 49 | MW = 4
David Luiz - GS = 46 | S = 3 | G = 3 | A = 2 | MP = 95 | MW = 4
Andreas Christensen - GS = 27 | S = 2 | G = 0 | A = 1 | MP = 11 | MW = 0
Gary Cahill - GS = 6 | S = 2 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 3 | MW = 0
Ethan Ampadu - GS = 3 | S = 1 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 4 | MW = 0
Joginho - GS = 49 | S = 4 | G = 2 | A = 0 | MP = 83 | MW = 1 ( plus 1 shared )
Cesc Fabregas - GS = 9 | S = 6 | G = 1 | A = 3 | MP = 25 | MW = 1
Danny Drinkwater - GS = 0 | S = 0 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0
N'Golo Kante - GS = 47 | S = 6 | G = 6 | A = 4 | MP = 175 | MW = 6 ( plus1 shared )
Mateo Kovacic - GS = 36 | S = 15 | G = 0 | A = 2 | MP = 38 | MW = 0
Ross Barkley - GS = 29 | S = 18 | G = 5 | A = 7 | MP = 80 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared )
Ruben Loftus-Cheek - GS = 17 | S = 23 | G = 10 | A = 7 | MP = 159 | MW = 8
Willian - GS = 43 | S = 12 | G = 8 | A = 13 | MP = 61 | MW = 2 ( plus 1 shared )
Pedro - GS = 35 | S = 16 | G = 13 | A = 5 | MP = 106 | MW = 3 ( plus 1 shared )
Victor Moses - GS = 1 | S = 4 | G = 0 | A = 0 | MP = 0 | MW = 0
Eden Hazard - GS = 40 | S = 12 | G = 21 | A = 17 | MP = 331 | MW = 12 ( plus 1 shared )
Callum Hudson-Odoi - GS = 11 | S = 12 | G = 5 | A = 5 | MP = 53 | MW = 2
Alvaro Morata - GS = 16 | S = 6 | G = 7 | A = 0 | MP = 31 | MW = 1
Olivier Giroud - GS = 21 | S = 24 | G = 14 | A = 10 | MP = 50 | MW = 1
Gonzalo Higuain - GS = 15 | S = 3 | G = 5 | A = 0 | MP = 34 | MW = 0
Eden Hazard is the runaway winner with a massive 331 points and 12 MOTM wins ( plus 1 shared ) Hazard finished 156 points ahead of Kante who finished 2nd with 175 points and 6 MOTM wins ( plus 1 shared ) Ruben Loftus-Cheek snatched 3rd place in the final stretch finishing with 159 points and 8 MOTM wins in only 17 starts all season. If Loftus-Cheek had started the season ahead of other players and didn't pick up injuries, I think he would have challenged Hazard for top spot.
Eden Hazard picked up the most points since my last update ( 106 points and 4 MOTM wins )
Cesar Azpilicueta ended the season with the most appearances ( 56 )
Kepa Arrizabalaga started the most games ( 54 )
Olivier Giroud made the most substitute appearances ( 24 )
Eden Hazard had the most assists ( 17 )
Eden Hazard scored the most goals ( 21 )
I think it's fair to say that Eden Hazard is without a doubt the shed end player of the season.
drjonesy1994 got a reaction from erskblue in Chelsea vs Arsenal (EL FINAL) Wed 29th May 20:00 GMT
God we are small time... 🙂