TheGreatestGame reacted to Valpo in Chelsea v FC Porto (CL) Tue 13th Apr 2021 20:00 GMT
Chilwell - Kova - Jorgi - James
Rudiger - Christensen - Azpi
TheGreatestGame reacted to just in Billy Gilmour
Not the time to experiment and yet he rotates the starting XI more than any other manager in the EPL. Bit of a contradiction don't you think?
Also I do not buy the too lightweight, no physical presence assessment justifying Gilmour's total exclusion. Because again there is a clear contradiction when he then selects Jorginho.
TheGreatestGame got a reaction from Simplymo in Chelsea v Sheff Utd (FA) Sun 21st Mar 2021 13:30 GMT
That had to be one of the worst officiated games in years. So many late and dangerous fouls and zero yellow cards issued. Many of the fouls wee right out in the open and were quite obvious. Makes you wonder if they picked up this referee from a Sunday morning over 40 league.
TheGreatestGame reacted to ForeverCarefree in Chelsea v Sheff Utd (FA) Sun 21st Mar 2021 13:30 GMT
Rode our luck today and were lucky to get the win.
Still can't see how we expect to score goals and if not for a rather fortuitous own goal I think we would be playing extra time right now.
With so much attacking talent I continue to be bemused aslt just how bad we are at creating goal scoring chances, let alone scoring goals from open play.
Still. A win's a win and the good results continue under Tuchel.
TheGreatestGame got a reaction from Luiz4Chelsea in Chelsea v Everton (PL) Mon 8th Mar 2021 18:00 GMT
I think it is time to take the wraps off Havertz. He played yesterday similar to how he played last year, fast and free. We need more of that. The combination of CHO, Havertz, and Werner looked very good together. The link up play with Jorghinio, Christenson and Kovacic is improving. I would like to see more chips and leading passes to take advantage of the speed upfront.
I would like to see Chilwell play more regulArly over Alonso as he is more well rounded and a much better passer.
The games are also coming up pretty quickly. Mount and Jorghinio should play the entire game vs Leeds as they are both suspended for the Athletico Madrid game.
TheGreatestGame reacted to LongtimerLurker in Christian Pulisic - Official
Pulisic alongside Werner and even Havertz to an extent work best in counter attack teams not possession based so it's always going to be a period of adjustment for them.
His strengths really aren't exploited in this system alongside the fact others have mentioned our players don't release the ball forward into space enough. Especially in centeral areas it's criminal how often our speedy players make runs centrally and get ignored.
For Puli he has to keep his head down and keep working hard, his time will come. It feels like we've gone back in time to Autumn last year before he started showing us what he could do.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Valhalla in Christian Pulisic - Official
Did he even touch the ball yesterday?
One thing we need to work is getting the ball to our forwards. Unfortunately when he came in in the 2nd half we barely went forward and were defending to see the game out. I don't blame him for not making an impact. We need to do a better job at getting the ball forward.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Stim in Liverpool v Chelsea (PL) Thur 4th Mar 2021 20:15 GMT
Indeed especially after the guaranteed loss against Atletico Madrid
TheGreatestGame reacted to Valhalla in Marcos Alonso
Even though I'm not a fan of Rudiger because he has a mistake in him I don't mind him playing for us as long as someone like Silva is beside him to cover for him. He is an ok player.
Alonso is one player I would replace from our starting 11. At best he is average coming up with a few goals here and probably has better shooting ability than all our strikers at the moment. He is average at everything else. Slow on the ball, slow off the ball, predictable when it comes to passing (passing inside to werner/back to rudiger make up 95% of his passes), cant dribble or take on players 1v1 like CHO on the right hand side which results in most of our attacks coming from that side. He always drifts inwards not utilising the width of the pitch like you expect from a wingback. His crossing ability is also average.
TheGreatestGame reacted to icecoolguy22 in Marcos Alonso
Surprised Chiwell is completely out of the picture in the past few games. Like one of the commentator said during the game, Alosno can't beat people in 1 on 1 situation, his crossing is not that great, his best asset is the ability to hit a good shot when cross comes in from the other wing. When you have people like Giroud and Werner to aim at, you need to put good early ball in, or at least capable of beating player once in a while to drag the defensve unit out of formation. We have a better player, just need to give him time to adjust to the new system.
TheGreatestGame reacted to axman2526 in Southampton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 20th Feb 2021 12:30 GMT
That was bad. Really bad.
I am sick of watching us in truth. Every single game under TT has been a walk in the park for the opposition goalkeeper.
Today it was McCarthy only having to take goal kicks, stop a Rudiger 40 roller and pick it out from the pen. Even Ramsdale had it easy.
Southampton are cr*p. They let in 9 goals, 9 flippin goals to United and we only score because of a pen?
Playing Christensen and we dont conceded the goal, Zouma was useless, play Jorginho and we dont have Kante and Kovacic being useless together. For all of the times Kante won the ball his passing is appalling.
Worst of all TT hooks CHO when Alonso, James and Werner had all being equally useless. That was pitifully poor and spiteful management.
That was a horrible game, horrible performance by team and manager and the only one to get any credit at all is surprise surprise Mason Mount.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Luiz4Chelsea in Atletico Madrid v Chelsea (CL) Tues 23rd Feb 2021 20:00 GMT
This was a really poor performance today but I don't think we should blow it out of proportion. Since Tuchel arrived we haven't been inspiring going forward but pretty solid at the back, and we simply have to attempt to keep that solidity against Atletico. Let's not forget that today we removed many of the components that made our formation work over the past weeks. Let's return to
I can see this team scoring on Tuesday, because it has Giroud in it and two wing-backs that can put a cross in, and because it has Werner in it who might win us a penalty. So things are bright.
TheGreatestGame reacted to ducavis in Atletico Madrid v Chelsea (CL) Tues 23rd Feb 2021 20:00 GMT
Needs to switch tactics, and tempted to go 4-3-3 for this one with Giroud on top.
This 3-4-2-1 with 8 players behind the ball is just about done.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Bluesince66 in Southampton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 20th Feb 2021 12:30 GMT
Match day, 3 points please boys.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Spiller86 in Christian Pulisic - Official
No room for wingers in his system at the moment, they may later get more involved. I'm not convinced either are fully fit.
That said, frankly I think we can expect a lot of Jorginho and Kovacic having 150 passes a game and most of the excitement in our games happening in the match chat on this forum.
TheGreatestGame reacted to Sexyfootball in Southampton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 20th Feb 2021 12:30 GMT
Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger
Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso
TheGreatestGame reacted to coco in Southampton v Chelsea (PL) Sat 20th Feb 2021 12:30 GMT
If we don't get a comfortable 3 points against Southampton at the moment, i don't hold out much hope in the games to follow.