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  1. Hmm, you did watch the game right? 😄
  2. It's OK to lose after winning 3 games in the row against a top class team and manager. City made us look ordinary, it is alright. Tuchel was due to lose a duel against Pep.
  3. CHO doesn't have the shooting technique (or the general technical ability with his feet) to develop into an elite (goalscoring) winger. His shooting technique/ability is truly shocking. And his passing technique is mediocre although he does cross well. Been saying this for years.
  4. I don't mind subscribing to be honest but (incredibly) I don't use credit cards at the moment and don't have a PayPal account! I did own credit cards in the past where it was difficult to get by without one (in Europe in particular) but it's incredibly easy to manage without a credit card in India. So happy to put up with ads but just wish they would be anywhere else on the screen 😅
  5. I don't mind ads at all in general but it's a bit frustrating when an unclosable ad covers notifications of new posts at the bottom (on phone). Especially on match threads. The only way out is to refresh the page.
  6. Absolutely loved the hi fi with Kepa. And great to see a more confident and happy Kepa. We need him to be at his best during AFCON!
  7. Bizarre logic. It's not as if he left Kante out of the squad. He had every option to bring on Kante if things weren't going well. Which he did. And we won comfortably. And Kante hasn't picked up another injury or exerted himself in the same way he might have if he had started. If anything, Tuchel deserves massive credit for not risking going into the next match against City without Kante by starting him against a lesser opponent. Starting him here when he can do a job off the bench immediately after an injury layoff would have been irresponsible at best. 9/10 for me, an extra 1 point because he did NOT risk our best player when he did not need to 🙂 Would have been 10/10 if he didn't need to bring Kante on at all. I'm happy that Tuchel is managing for long-term benefits rather than short-term success as you seem to prefer it. Absolutely nothing lucky about the 2nd half.
  8. I think he's a comfortable 8-9 out of 10. So assured when the ball is passed back to him, excellent positionally and as a shot stopper. Just doesn't seem prone to lapses in concentration like Ederson for example. He really commands confidence.
  9. He's blossomed into an excellent CB and a leader at the back. And is probably hit his peak now. I'm sure Tuchel and the club understand his value (in the context of other options) and will give him a good deal if worth it. Unlike Arsenal or Spurs, we can trust our management to do the right thing 🙂 no need to second guess just yet.
  10. Utter nonsense 🙂 In what world are Pogba and Sancho better than Jorginho and (say) Mount? But that aside, this does show how the Chelsea team is much more than the sum of the individuals. Real testament to the coaching.
  11. Agree completely. I find it baffling that so many people are quick to question this method that has worked well in the recent past. I'm pretty sure the club is taking these decisions after a lot of discussion with more information than we can ever have. The confidence with which people are saying his development would be best if he stayed is baffling.
  12. Players probably struggle to adapt tactically to constantly changing formations. Performance levels drop, positional mistakes will begin to creep in because so much of what players do is habit. Which is why managers (in most cases) prefer to stick to a single formation and a reasonably constant first 11.
  13. But this also gives the club power to say no if the price is not right. The long-term consequences of caving in to unrealistic demands can be quite severe. Other clubs are going to see Chelsea as an easy target for exhorbitant transfer fees. I'm sure there are many variables at play here. And given that defenders were not essential at the moment, this is probably an informed choice made by the club. And to be honest, only the club really knows the realities of the contract situations. We can only speculate but in all probability, there is a plan.
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