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Everything posted by PedroMendez

  1. First live 'competitive' game of the season hopefully we can put on a show as no matter what team we put out we should have more than enough. It will be interesting to see the progression since pre-season. Also if we don't see atleast 2 of ampadu, loftus or Hudson Odoi I will be a little dissapointed. C'mon you Blues!
  2. Not allowed to tackle anymore apparently. What is the point of having football as a contact sport
  3. 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.
  4. way too strong imo bench also doesn't include CHO or Ampadu sigh
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. He should have scored at least one today his all round play however was very good, hopefully he finishes those chances when it matters
  8. Bold statement and deserves to be called up as it is beyond the extreme. How? What mistakes has he made that should have cost us points? how many mistakes have gone unpunished? as far as i can tell his mistakes bar maybe one (which was covered by Kante) we were punished for and didn't lose points. Also is it fair to disregard the positives and the fact that his ability on the ball will add to our attacking phase and may therefore be responsible for winning us points. Is Luiz in our defence any more error prone than say Liverpool's or City's or even Madrid's or Barca's I'd say no. Sometimes to play attacking football you have to sometimes leave space. Try and enjoy the attacking football.
  9. The manager has also mentioned this, we will be working on this in training and given we are still learning his methods and will only get more settled as the season goes on. So why can't we just enjoy that we are 5 from 5 and top of the table, despite being in the process of a bedding in period, following a world cup disrupted pre-season in a season where we weren't expected to challenge. Other news we already 6 points ahead of Tottenham and Arsenal.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. It worked for many seasons before that Mourinho meltdown year though
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. As Scott has mentioned its very hard to pick a man of the match today as no one really stood out and had an outstanding performance. The midfield dominated and recovered the ball extremely well and therefore could have gone to any of the three. Alonso also keeps producing in the final third which probably means he pips it for me.
  17. I actually really like the 3rd kit would love it as a t-shirt
  18. I truly think we are going to smash them on Sunday. Can even see a Morata hat-trick on the cards big win for Chelsea incoming.

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