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Posts posted by Osgoodwasgood

  1. Great all round team performance, very Disciplined, subdued a usually Vibrant Madrid midfield to practically nothing.

    Kante was just incredible other great performances from Rudi Silva, thought Mount was decent too.

    Disappointed with Werner and Chilwell

  2. When we first showed an interest in him I was fairly positive after some bright performances for Leicester although I wasn’t keen on the money they wanted for him. When we bought him I thought we paid 20m over the top for him but was fairly happy that we had secured his signature. Now after the best part of a season with us I get increasingly frustrated with him as the games go by. What happened to the full back that ran at people and delivered excellent crosses? All I’m seeing is a wide player that constantly passes it backwards and sh*ts himself when presented with an opportunity in the opponents box. w**ker

  3. I'm well happy with that.

    People saying we could have got more, but had we opened up and gone for it more we could have got punished.

    These are top players we are up against, Hence the high press we played to force the likes of Modrich and Kroos to go sideways.

    TT had a game plan and it worked perfectly, we'd have all taken that before Kick off, need to finish the job now.


  4. 12 minutes ago, Luiz4Chelsea said:

    Yes but we have a big and broadly talented squad that we now need to capitalise on.

    This is where TT's communication skills will become key now: Can he plausibly communicate to the team in the run up to both games that the next one respectively is the most important, and that despite fielding two very different looking teams he's simply fielding his top choices for two very different challenges? Or will he fail to deliver this message and leave the team with on of these two impressions:

    a) Let`s catch a break after the CL QF and before the continuation of our top-4 battle and see if we can get past City by divine intervention, otherwise I guess we miss our least important objective

    b) Let's throw everything we got at City to reach that cup final together and hope that we can somehow scrape past Brighton afterwards.

    (In that case I may agree with you that option a) is preferable)


    I trust Tuchel on that though. We've gone through periods before with massive and massively important challenges every three days (particularly between the Atletico first and second leg) and the team always looked up for it.

    I get your point, but you're suggesting we play 8 of the side that played against Porto tomorrow, imo we should be playing fringe players that are, or should be eager to prove a point. Ziyech, Billy, Alonso, Emerson, CHO, Werner, Zouma etc. Players like Mount, Azpi, Jorginho need a rest. In my opinion Brighton is a bigger game.


  5. 1 hour ago, Luiz4Chelsea said:

    I'm sorry but I don't agree with this setup. Ziyech is completely inadequate as RWB (if anything you should swap him and CHO, and then put Werner left and Ziyech right). And even summoning all my fantasy I simply cannot picture the front 3 CHO-Giroud-Werner score a goal against city. We're looking at a 4 day resting period so apart from our very delicate CM situation (Jorgi/Kante/Kovacic) rotation shouldn't be our number one concern for this game. I suggest this, a team that can absorb pressure, is safe on the ball and can release Werner to run though at Ederson or lay off for Mount or Ziyech:







    Brighton then presents a very different challenge, granting us more possession and time on the ball:







    This way I can see us winning both games.

    My selection is a reflection of how bothered i am about this game, we need to finish top 4 as a necessity, so rest players


  6. I've been critical of Jorginho in the past, especially during Lamps' time, but he's been decent recently, especially his ball recovery and ball retention under the press.

    Still not sure what our best combination is, Kante is a fantastic little player but perhaps Jorginho plays better with Kovacic, i really dont know.

  7. Frustrating game to watch as a Chelsea fan.

    I can understand out tactics, but we could have made it difficult for ourselves had they had shown a bit more endeavour and scored earlier.

    You always felt that if we had gone up a gear we could have made the tie safe a lot earlier, but we were happy to see what they could throw at us, but as I say at that level its a risky strategy, However it paid off and we were comfortably through what has to be the easiest CL QF we are ever likely to have.

    Positives, Pulisic looks back to his best and looks fully fit for the first time this season, he's a real asset in this mood and long may it continue (fantasy managers), Thought Dave had another good game, he's playing really well at the moment as is Rudiger.

    The two central mid boys played well and always had control of the game, bring on Real KTBFFH

  8. Most impressive performance of the season yesterday for me, Yes we played well against Atletico, but we were purring yesterday. It was a performance that has been dying to get out for most of the season, our approach play in most games has been good only to be let down continuously by a poor final pass or end product, but yesterday it all came together.

    We need to take encouragement from this and the belief that we can do it on a more regular basis and against better teams.


  9. Back to his shocking Best yesterday, Liability, always has been always will be. 

    A wake up call for TT yesterday when he realised just how many players we've got that are'nt good enough.


  10. Does anyone else think his ego has got the better of him? I've been less than impressed with him on a number of occasions this season.

    He Looks Complacent when he passes the ball, gets beaten far too easily, and his general attitude at times gives the impression that its all below him.

    Needs to get his act together as he was f**king Shocking yesterday

  11. 7 hours ago, Mod Stark said:

    At first, I thought no way, but thinking about it, it could suit him. He’s scattered his seed enough now around English clubs to get mutual fan backing (well, to an extent).

    The thing is, I don’t think he would. He likes the drama of the Premiership, the weekly mind games and I doubt he would want the duller management job. He wouldn’t be in the limelight as much as he craves. Not to mention, the money....I can’t see him getting close to the big deals he gets.

    Above all that, from an English standpoint, he’s just not a very good manager anymore. He might possibly shine again at international level, but since that second season with us, he’s completely hit and miss wherever he goes. Poor man management let’s him down.

    I think his ego gets in the way Mod Stark, and that has been the main reason for failure in recent years. He's still a clever coach if he can just get back to doing what he does best.

    With regards to money, has'nt he got enough with all his sacking pay offs? Perhaps the thrill of World glory may refocus him to his former glory days. But i have been wrong before 😀

  12. 5 hours ago, dansubrosa said:

    Hell no.

    We’ve got a lot of attacking talent, the last thing we want is someone like Jose in charge. 

    We need an attacking mentality manager to get the most out of this squad that boasts Sancho, Kane, Mount, Grealish, Rashford, Sterling and more. 

    Im not so sure he would be as negative, i think that side of his coaching is more to the fore with the week in week out format of domestic football. He's the master of getting one off results and that was the basis of my post.

    But yes i 100% get your reservations

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