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  1. Yes he is shy of goals and low on confidence and I do think there is a good player there somewhere. But his constant look of deject as if he is saying why won't something fall my way, is getting to me. Rather than letting his head drop after his first 2 or 3 missed chances he just needs to carry on plugging away and potentially get even more determined to turn it around. His mental fragility is a real worry. I also think it would help his game massively if he went into each match with the mentality that no matter what I am staying on my feet, and if I was a team mate of his I'd be challenging him to try and do just that. Start showing some strength and balance and you will certainly lose the ball less often and might actually start winning some free kicks.
  2. Do I make out that he is a Pirlo in defence no. I am making out he is the best passer of the ball. no. Using moronic language like 'positional sense of a goldfish' for a player better than 99% of defenders could ever wish to be to make a point just pisses me off. I'm not even an advocate of Luiz and would have Christensen in my Chelsea XI as I think he is the future of the club but Christ the sh*t he has been given over the past 5 games which we have won by the way, is just ridiculous. He has played well not brilliant no, but if you put 95% of the defenders in the place of Luiz even say Joe Gomez of Liverpool and we would have been worse off. That surely says something for the quality he adds.
  3. It is this over the top disregard to a players ability, a player who has won a hell of a lot, that just pisses me off. Position sense of gold fish yeah you get to that level by being tard grow up and deliver actual contribution to this forum. Is Luiz the best defensively in the league no is he sh*t no
  4. He should have scored at least one today his all round play however was very good, hopefully he finishes those chances when it matters
  5. Well he has strength and dribbling ability and he isn't exactly slow but he i certainly lacking a bit of polish atm. Currently for me he is a good squad player similar to Chalobah or Mikel in that they are useful to have as back up and rotation but aren't good enough to be a starter at a top side. That said I do think he has enough potential to be able to make it at a top six side and I definitely don't see him being any worse than say Lingard, but I do think he will need to start playing regularly if he is going to achieve that. I think we will have a much better picture come January as there are at least 7 games for him to show us what he can do in a Sarri side.
  6. If that was given it would have been a farce he you see that sort of thing all the time in football he literally just got up and started jogging back on to the pitch. No look at the player no additional force, I'm not saying it was accidental but you would be hard pressed to make a case that it was a deliberate and cynical act
  7. Well it won't be that cheap for Leeds and to be honest a season under Bielsa could be great for their careers it is also very similar to Sarriball so can't be bad for them in a Chelsea perspective either
  8. It worked for many seasons before that Mourinho meltdown year though
  9. Well that just isn't true a perfect example of him doing this is the first goal against Arsenal. He seems to have understood what space to run into more than any other player so far his off the ball movement has made us at least 3 goals so far (2 penalties and the one above) If the winger is occupying the full back he has very intelligent exposed either the space between the FB and CB or the space out wide. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45317675 The pitch map in the above is not one of a player not offering width. The issue highlighted is more his lack of physicality 'Alonso is more like a midfielder - very elegant on the ball, clever with how he uses space and angles - but he does not have the pace to unsettle a defence.' Which if he carries on with his intelligent movement isn't an issue offensively. The punditry piece seemed to be more aimed at Dave who was in the first half at least hesitant to burst into the space Alonso doesn't have this issue.
  10. Be patient and wait to see how we are playing in a couple of months time as Sarri has on numerous times mentioned the defensive side of his ideas will take time to adapt too. City and Liverpool have given there manager times to implement there styles which is why they look so cohesive.
  11. Huddersfield turned up today with out a plan or a clue. Wagner even admitted as such when he said they will see how city set up before they decide how they will play they looked lost and lackluster. Brighton on the other hand have looked well up for it and it is showing in the respective scorelines. Whilst yes there is a clear gap between City and United, the Huddersfield players need to watch the highlights of this and feel ashamed by their performance today its fine losing 6-1 to City as a team like Huddersfield but to show as little pride or passion as they did out there is almost disguising
  12. For me he is currently trying to take one touch too many sometimes when a defender is already close he just needs to pop it off to someone else but he decides to take the touch and allows the defender the opportunity to nick the ball its fine if you have the strength or balance to roll them but currently he either doesn't have the confidence or inclination to try. That said I thought he played well and took his goal well, one step in the right direction.

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