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  1. I think it's worth remembering that several of our key players were playing in the Championship last season, so to see them now playing for Chelsea in the Champions League and holding their own is incredible. It was a difficult away fixture against a similarly young and exciting team in a tough atmosphere, so a different challenge to anything we've faced so far. To come away with all 3 points is great! I do agree that zonal marking is a car crash and we're dreadful from set pieces, both defensively and offensively, and there were a few lapses in concentration which put us in difficulty, but overall I'm very happy with a solid nights work. Also great to see Tammy get a CL goal after missing a few chances in the last game, and CHO coming on and making an impact with an assist.
  2. Jesus what a load of garbage. No creativity or quality anywhere to be seen.
  3. Bang on. It was a little surprising to not bring him on in situations when some pace would've been welcome, but he did have a couple of chances at the start of the season and looked a bit off the pace. With Mount making a big impact early on, and the experience of Willian/Pedro, he does have stiff competition, and that's before CHO comes back. He's in the same age bracket as the other young guys though, so plenty of time to work hard and prove himself. The competition and not walking into the 11 can only do him good, and he seems to have the right attitude, so I'm sure he'll take it all in the right way. Also it's a fair point from Boston Blue that he's seen a bit more action over the off-season than many of our players, and also cut his pre-season break short, so maybe it's a case of easing him into the PL. No point throwing him in at the deep end while we try to find our feet.
  4. Tough to take another loss, and one for silverware as well, but genuinely expected us to get smashed again and we didn't! A big improvement from the weekend, and hopefully a sign of the direction we're going in and lessons being learnt quickly. It was an insanely tough start to the season under a new boss, with new, young players in the team, so all we can do is take the positives, and hope the season finally gets going at the weekend. I thought we played some nice football at times and our passing and movement in the middle looked crisp and slick, and some good long balls were played out wide. Also good to see us not afraid to shoot from time to time. I genuinely thought we had the better opportunities in that game and looked the better team over the full distance, but you could see their attackers had the edge in terms of quality and taking the chances they got, as seemed to be the case against United. Hopefully when CHO is back, and the likes of Pulisic and Mount are up and running (and hopefully one of our strikers!) we'll be in an even better place.
  5. Have to agree with those saying we actually played OK, generally. This is clearly a team built for potential rather than immediate success, which admittedly isn't something we're used to, so being patient will be key. I was actually fairly excited during those first 15, and think the clumsy penalty definitely knocked us a bit. It's all a learning curve, for Frank and a lot of these players. Doesn't help it was a fairly tough first game too, hardly easing them in! United have one of the worst squads in the top 6, but they're pretty settled and have the likes of Martial, Pogba, Rashford etc. and we were missing a few key players. Plus, Ole has been in longer than Frank and they're a little further down the road in their squad development. It's certainly a painful one to take, but we've dished them out ourselves in the past, everything comes round in football, both the good times and the bad. Hopefully this is a 'promising' time rather than an all out bad one, though. It still stings to get slapped 4-0 like that, and it was definitely undeserved, but let's just hope it was a big lesson for all, and we can refine our formation, our starting line up and our tactics as things go on and certain players are available again.
  6. I'm getting the exact same, only on mobile as well. Does seem to be random, I suspect a rogue ad? Definitely not malware.
  7. Fair play, he's looked really good so far, hopefully he can carry that on into the season and go from strength to strength. He definitely has the right attitude, which as we've seen before, is just as important as talent if you want to be the best...Frank knows that as much as anyone so I'm sure Christian can learn a lot from him. He's got all the right attributes; pace, skill and directness, plus it seems like he has a good finish on him, so it'll be exciting to see him develop.
  8. The 'Rakuten Cup' apparently, which is glorious because they're Barcas sponsor
  9. Remy10

    Willian

    Not being deliberately awkward by asking this, but if we do sell him, what's the solution given the transfer ban? It'd be Pedro and Pulisic on the wings until CHO is back again, which doesn't seem ideal given Pulisic is still a young player himself, plus he's new to the team and league. Also, it leaves no cover for injuries.
  10. Definitely a Chelsea legend. He's one of the most talented, and most exciting to watch, players to have graced the PL and we've been very fortunate he's done so in a Chelsea shirt. He's been a huge reason for the success we've had in his time here, and he's provided some really special moments. I admire his professionalism during all this speculation and compared to the way Courtois left, he's doing it with class. I'd much rather he stay, obviously, but he's given us a huge chunk of his career and you can't blame him for taking his last chance at a big move, and no matter what you think of Real, there's no shame in losing a player to them. I hope he does go on to get the success his talent deserves, and I'm sure he'll always be a blue deep down! It'll be interesting to see what we do to replace him, especially with a transfer ban looming, but we have to be positive and look forward to seeing our next superstar emerge.
  11. To be fair, regarding that Players Tribune piece, I read it as more of a personal thing, revealing his childhood, growing up, his family and his wider life. He talks a lot about the World Cup with the England U17's, but that's understandable, it's the biggest achievement of his career so far. Even then, he talks about being scared of a peacock almost as much as that! I'm not saying I don't get a slight vibe that maybe his heart isn't with Chelsea as much as we'd want it to be, but maybe the damage had already been done, or maybe that's just who he is. Personally, I still have a lot of hope that should he recover fully from his injury, he can go on to become a big player for us. Maybe with some time to reflect on what's been quite a big season in his senior career he'll see the amount of support he has here, and that the potential is there to make his mark as a club legend. As it stands, one thing at a time; he's going to be out for a while, so firstly let's just hope that he can sign an extension in the meantime and focus on getting back to where he's at now, as he had built up some good momentum.
  12. Fair enough. Serves me right for listening to the commentary. I think their point was about not really trusting the 'backup' players, but I guess the same could easily be argued about us. Kudos to our medical staff and fitness coaches I suppose!
  13. I think it was mentioned during the commentary that they've had a tough season and very little squad depth, so by this stage of the season they're knackered. I thought we put in a good away performance too, it's a shame that we couldn't quite make our second half pressure count and grab another goal, whilst they managed to score with far fewer shots. Story of our season to a degree! Still, an away goal and a draw isn't the worst result away from home in Europe. Thought RLC and Jorginho stood out, Pedro did well for the goal too. Christensen had a good second half after looking a bit shaky at times in the first and picking up a silly yellow.
  14. Plenty of talk of ‘another famous night of Anfield magic under the lights incoming’. It’s a myth tbh, I remember earlier this season when PSG fans outsung them there, even though they were losing and massively outnumbered.
  15. Wouldn't be surprised if they just say 'screw it, nobody gets 4th' and it jumps from 3rd to 5th.

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