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  1. I 100% live this line up! Come on Chelsea.
  2. Agree and like the line up - but i think we should as well rest Azpi and play Zapacosta - dude looks worn out! Everything else i agree - but with out stubborn manager - i doubt we will see much change!
  3. This really hurts losing 4-0 to Bournemouth. Sarri coming out saying that he cannot motivate the players is also terrible and I think is a weak statement. I think being a manager for Chelsea is a big job at our big club and requires more than just not being able to motivate the players. I could be wrong but this is my take on what's happening. Sarri has 100% trust in Jorginho and to him Jorginho cannot be dropped. This is Chelsea's biggest weakness as it makes it easy for opponents to analyse and to beat us - i will give more information on this. We are actually a very good side especially against other big teams that try to outplay us. We have shown this against City and Liverpool where we ended up having space and passing well and creating chances. However the EPL is tough - it does not have only big performers like City and Liverpool and a manager should be smart enough to know that the tactic that works against City will not necessarily work against Crystal Palace or in this case Bournemouth. How Chelsea are easy to neutralise Smaller clubs will have to rely on beating us on tactics and this is easy, Spurs did it first by pressing Jorginho. When Jorginho is pressed - he simply passes sideways to kante or back to Luiz, Rudiger or Kepa. This results in his very high % pass stats - but unfortunately this leads to no dangerous position or attack for Chelsea. In this zone - opponents are happy to fake a press on kante or Kovacic who in turn return the ball to Jorginho and this cycle repeats for 10 to 20 times, eventually we lose the ball and this is where sh*t hits the fan, Opponents leave 3 fast players lingering around the middle of the pitch and when we lose the ball, these guys sprint thrugh Jorginho who offers very little in both tactical defence to stop the counter attack early and also lacks pace to catch up with these guys. We are on the back foot at this phase and normally its 3 v 3 or 3v 2 situations. We are in trouble at this stage cause Luiz is a good tactical defender but not a good 1 on 1 defender and loses these battles more than he wins them. The opponents may score or miss but they are happy to have this cycle go on for the 90 mins resulting in a win or draw for them. Spurs, Bournemouth Leicester and Wolves have implemented this tactic with Bournemouth confirming they actually targeted Jorginho as the weakest link. What we can do Since Jorginho has contributed sparingly(and i am being polite here - given he has 0 assists) to our attacks, he really should not be starting as our CDM especially against teams that press and target him. I think against bigger teams he is okay cause they they try to overpower us and its blow for blow, but against these minnows - we need Kante in CDM. These teams are happy to sit back and be compact so the best way to break them is to have good ball players in our midfield and have options of mids who actually get into the box more often and can dribble. Playing Loftus Cheek is a no brainer given his desire to take on players, shrug off the early 'fake' press and score. I would also consider putting Willian as the 3rd cental player. I know Willian frustrates as a winger cause his end product is mostly bad but he has good ball control and can beat this press on both skill and pace. Kovacic looks good but for me he has no threat in the box and shooting wise he is really bad! This creates a a very dynamic mid for us with good ball players and a solid CDM who can tactically stop counters and as make up with pace against counters. The forward 3 should be Hazard Giroud/Higuain and Pedro/Odoi. I dont care which of those start cause to me they offer the same and will create and score equal goals in my opinion. This is my tactical assessment and again - i am no expert and could be wrong but i think a manager should be trying something different as opposed to talking about mental preparation and lack of motivation.
  4. I think this is what we are going to see. I like it as well
  5. I like our line up. I hope Alonso sits deep and does his job. Happy for Odoi
  6. I actually think we will play really well tonight! Whenever we are perceived as underdogs - we always perform! This game will be won for us by Hazard! 3-1 to us
  7. We need a bit of variation in our team. It's concerning how when Jorginho gets pressed - Chelsea can't really perform. Overall I'm happy with the direction we are going but I think we can do better in big games against top 6 playing Kante at CDM and gaining the most defensive value from him. Kepa Azpi Rud Luiz Alonso Kante Cesc Kovacic Willian Morata Hazard Against weaker sides we can use Jorginho and rest Kante cause we can attack better with guys like Barkley and Loftus Cheek instead on having Kante as CAM.
  8. We would all welcome some changes but still have a balanced team to get us a result. I would like to have the following line up Kepa Azpi Christensen Cahill Emerson Ngolo Ampadu Barkley or Cesc Willian Morata Odoi Think this side will be good enough to trouble the liverpool side which will also have changes. Its a shame RLC is not fit for this match otherwise would have wanted him on as well. SUBS: Hazard Kovacic Moses Alonso Giruod Cesc/Brakley Caballero Looking forward to a very entertaining match and hopefully a win
  9. on that one i agree 100% - we needed more youth subs on the bench. I am just guessing he is trying to protect the kid cause i think its going to be physical game with PAOK at home fighting for everything
  10. If that's the actual line up then that's good. I am happy with that! We have easier opponents in Europa after this one and so the youth should play all those games. This is our toughest match in the Europa group stage and we need to make a statement.
  11. I really don't want a hard fought victory - I hope we just get into a smooth 2 nill lead by half time!! Want to enjoy my whisky watching good possession football without stress please!
  12. Kepa Zappa Christensen Rudiger Alonso Jorginho Kante Barkley Moses Morata Willian 3-0 Chelsea
  13. Kepa Zappa Ampadu Christensen Emerson Cesc Drinkwater Loftus Cheek Moses Morata Barkley Bench: Hazard, Giroud, CHO, Willian, Caballero, Cahill, Azpiluceuta We still need some experience in the squad and some balance too. But we still need to have our lethal players on the bench for when things go wrong.
  14. Chelsea 4-1 Bournemouth. Eden Hazard of course with a brace!

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