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Boston Blue last won the day on June 25 2019

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  1. That could describe our style of play at times this season.
  2. I thought last year that more kids from the Academy in the team would create more passion and fight for the shirt. This season, we have all these academy kids that have been proper Chelsea for years, and we still don't seem to have improved the mentality. I know these players are young, but there is an overall lack of steeliness in the squad. I thought Rudiger would have brought some of that back, but that hasn't happened yet either.
  3. The transfer window isn't really open until I see a story linking us with a move for James Rodriguez.
  4. And also because many people knew he had only one year of management experience in the Championship, so it was presumed he'd have to experience some on the job learning. Just like we knew that would be the case having to use so many young players. Earlier decent results seems to have skewed the expectations some.
  5. This. His injury was painful, he was out for months, and the rehab really sucks. Not surprised he'd be hesitant. He looks a shell of his former self. He is putting zero fear into defenders right now. Today, he either just gave the ball away, or got knocked off the ball way too easily. Looks short on confidence. He is missing that swagger where he knew a big club wanted him desperately. I will say that the leap to head the ball later in the 2nd half where he flipped over backward and hit his head/neck on the way down was a good sign. Well timed, good leap, desire to get the ball.
  6. I questioned one of these "insiders" on Twitter earlier today. His post said his sources inside the club said no decision has been received from CAS and we shouldn't believe anything we read. I pointed out how ironic it was that we should believe a tweet from him when he's pointing out that we shouldn't believe everything we read.
  7. I could have sworn I saw a SkySports tweet this morning with breaking news that said CAS had upheld the ban. Now there is no tweet from them at all regarding the ban from today. Now there are all kinds of unsubstantiated stories claiming that the ban will be reduced. Proving, everyone wants to be first with the news, but no one really knows what is going on.
  8. Kepa has made some saves that have preserved leads and games. I believe he should better command his area, come for balls into the box, etc, but that is for another thread. I don't know of a player like him that is available, but Van Dijk has made a pretty significant difference for Liverpool. JT made a pretty significant difference for us. Look at City without Kompany. Warrior like commanding CB leaders make a huge difference.
  9. I didn't misread your post. The first part of my post included this statement regarding the previous (at the time) league games: "...…...we've given up goals in the last three league games to Burnley, Southampton, and Watford, all bottom half teams." I'm sorry, but I don't believe we are defensively solid. We may be a little better than earlier in the season, but we have been bailed out by Kepa on several occasions, and opposing teams have not taken their chances as clinically as they could have. I'm not confident we can hold a one or two goal lead against any league team at this particular time without severely anxious defensive periods. Maybe it gets a lot better when Kante is back. It will definitely get better if Alonso is kept off the field so he stops committing stupid fouls in areas of the field that allow teams to launch dangerous free kicks into our box.
  10. The league table...…...
  11. Defensive nightmare tonight......
  12. That's not entirely true...…...we've given up goals in the last three league games to Burnley, Southampton, and Watford, all bottom half teams. Our GA is the worst in the top half. Granted, Rudiger has not been part of things, and he may help shore things up. But clearly depth is an issue. You can't always insert an unproven youth player in either...…...and we don't know how the young players will perform over a long season. Remember when Christensem hit the wall and Conte? I don't think he's reached the form or confidence he had in that first half of the season.
  13. I'm not sure......He said there was no reason to discuss an extension when asked last year. SO I don't know how long term he is. Christensen has not developed into a dominant CB. I'm less convinced now that he ever will be that. And that's what we need. Yes, Guehi looks full of potential, but I see him benefitting from a loan where he can play consistently. And who knows what will happen with Ampadu…... Azpi has not been the lock down defensive player he has been, and his crossing has not been up to par this year. OK Reece James may be the answer here, but he's started how many games? We have all these players, yet we are still very dodgy defensively.
  14. I would like us to look at squad depth, specifically in defensive areas. Not sure Christensen is a long term answer, Rudiger has been hurt and I'm not sure how much longer he'll be at Chelsea, and Alonso has to be replaced. It's time to start thinking about Azpi's replacement. We need to shore things up defensively. Might want to start looking at replacements for Pedro and Willian as well.

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