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  1. Actually City defenders could have taken a bit of a nap when they had the ball in their own half, that's how much time and space they had because Lukaku never bothered to press. And City were always going to have the majority of possession, they're much better at ball retention than us, so we would have to chase them around no matter who plays. I can actually remember off the top of my head two episodes from the first half when his bad first touch turned into a pass back to a City player and another soon after when he made a poor pass to Werner on a break. In a game where we were playing without a ball for long periods of time and had to work extremely hard defensively, it's criminal to waste rare opportunities for counter attack like that. The whole point of having a powerful centre forward who doesn't track back or press and just hangs around the center of the pitch waiting for a pass is that he could at least hold up the ball and get the attack going when we do get the ball back. He was utter crap yesterday, awkward, poor on the ball and struggling to have any impact. Lukaku wasn't the only reason why we were poor yesterday but it was a harsh reminder why despite impressive career goal record he's not considered a world class player. Unless Tuchel finds a way to bench him in certain big games where it suits us to go without him and manages not to bruise his fragile ego, I don't see us winning anything serious with him on the team.
  2. We knew he wasn't a big game player and we knew his limitations when we signed him. As long as he bullies small teams and gives us 20-25 goals a season, he'll be worth the money we spent on him. The funny thing is, we did much better in the past against City when playing without a striker.
  3. The only positive from today is realization that RLC is still alive and still a baller.
  4. Honourable mentions to Kova and Lukaku, but it was Mendy who kept us in the game. Brilliant performance from our goalkeeper.
  5. Thanks for everything and best of luck, Tammy. Hope one day he comes back a world class striker.
  6. Wasn't my choice for a new striker and I still have my doubts but he's here now so he's got my full support. Welcome back, Rom.
  7. Unless he can score goals while mowing down opponents with his batmobile, I don't think it's a good idea.
  8. With Giroud gone, Abraham being sold and Broja leaving on loan, we're left with only Lukaku as a lone centre forward. What happens when he's injured/tired/suspended? Do we go back to Werner as a CF, the role he didn't look comfortable with ordo we sign a back-up? Or do we keep going with a false nine system? Seems odd not to have a back-up for a long season ahead.
  9. I think other clubs didn't bother because they couldn't afford him. It all depends on what your priorities are. Picking PSG is the safest choice. Huge paycheck and and an easy domestic competition. The only real challenge is winning the CL, but what if they keep failing? He could have had his pick of top clubs but he chose money over ambition.
  10. On paper it seems quite simple. Sign him to 350,000 a week two-year contract and give him the rest of in a form of a massive sign-in bonus or something like that. In reality though, it's never that simple. A player of that caliber will demand stipulations and clauses that would make the whole operation cost prohibitive to pretty much every club out there, apart from maybe City and PSG, for obvious reasons. So, as tempting as it may sound, signing Messi is likely a non-starter for Chelsea.
  11. My take on the game. Until the substitutions we bossed the game and should have scored more. Ziyech seemed hungry and determined, which is a welcome change from his usual 'lazy, indifferent, couldn't be bothered" body language. Hopefully this is going to be his break out season at the club, he's looking sharp. Chalobah was pleasantly competent at the back. CHO was struggling on he right, so much time and space and yet wrong decisions almost every time. Werner was back to his usual self, did everything very well except finishing, and what's worse, when he did finish, the footballing Gods laughed at the miserable German and denied him a perfectly legit goal. Havertz, Kovacic, Rudiger, Zouma and Alonso were fairly good given the amount of training they've had so far. Kante was MOTM, the man is superhuman. I thought Mendy could have done better for the second goal, but it was from close range, so it's easier said than done. The drop off in quality after the subs was understandable. Spurs kept their first teamers, while Tuchel gave loanees and youngsters a chance to impress. Bakayoko was once again a subject of envy and a beacon of hope to all the dreamers out there that you don't have to be any good at what you do for a living to become a millionaire. Young Sarr took the hint and immediatel;y followed the lead. Those two gave their absolute best to help Spurs equalize and were well on their way to gifting Tottenham another goal scoring opportunity to finish the job but alas, the final whistle put an end to that. Well, until the next preseason then, boys, keep the dream alive.
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