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Everything posted by Cam

  1. Any scenario where we replace Kepa with Oblak is a good one...and it won't happen.
  2. Supporting Chelsea this season is a real rollercoaster. Have to enjoy the games like this and Spurs, knowing another Southampton could be right around the corner. Strong fight in the team to get it done though.
  3. Watching us play at home is such a chore. We look so poor...all the time. It's telling that I have started to expect games to go this way. Huff and puff, do nothing, get hit on the counter. Lose. The amount of points we've dropped lately is alarming.
  4. Was a rare treat of a game. Very enjoyable, and pretty much entirely comfortable. Willian was spectacular. Well done Frank.
  5. I swear he always delivers nasty set pieces against us. I guess I don't watch enough non Chelsea games.
  6. He's better than Mount. He would be excellent for us. Not least for his set pieces. We won't get him though.
  7. We've dropped so many bad points recently. The team has ceased functioning in any positive manner, and look lethargic and lost of any ideas. We should be there with Leicester at the moment, but now we're right back into the scrap for 4th. Not bad considering the expectations at the start of the season, but very bad when you consider our recent performances and the sides we have thrown away our points buffer on. I don't know whether it's fatigue or inexperience, but hopefully Frank has some ideas up his sleeves.
  8. I was pretty frustrated when we shelled out 70million for him. I get we were in a bind with having sold Courtois...but that was always an exorbitant fee, especially for a keeper who wasn't linked to any other clubs at the time (I know Real had been there in the previous window). I wished at the time we'd have given Bulka a shot. It would have been risky, but I thought he had the talent to take that chance. I do understand the hesitation there....it was probably too big a risk...but to go and spend that fee on a goalkeeper of Kepa's size and build was baffling. If we didn't think we could get a
  9. Yet another trash game against Everton, what a surprise. Zouma has been atrocious. Kepa can't pass for sh*t.
  10. I wonder if the club has made an enquiry about Haaland. I doubt we're in the mix, but if we can be, we should. He's unbelievable.
  11. There's no denying his flaws as a player from previous seasons, but he really seems to have taken a proper leadership role at the club this season. It's like he sees getting this young side to perform as a mission for himself to take on. He's been brilliant so far.
  12. I'd be inclined to go with a midfield three, dropping Mount for Jorginho for this one. I'd also play James and Emerson, but would understand playing Azpi for his experience and leadership. Willian, Pulisic and Tammy pick themselves. As do Zouma, Tomori and Kepa.
  13. That game was mental. Frustrated not to win in it the end, but I feel it would have been incredibly harsh on Ajax. We got pretty unlucky conceding two own goals, but our defending of the wide areas was simply not good enough. Our first penalty was definitely there, but I felt like the second was soft. His arm was by his side...the yellow card on top of the penalty seemed liked overkill to me. Just like our 5th being ruled off was harsh with Tammy's hand by his side, not knowing where the ball was. Only four minutes at the end was shambolic, but as I said, a draw is a fair result all things con
  14. Honestly, I didn't think we should buy him. I thought he didn't offer enough to regularly command a place in our midfield. Obviously I didn't see the injuries being such an issue.... But I've got to say. He's brilliant. His dribbling was his best attribute last year, but he's really become so well rounded now. Yes, he still can't score to save his life...but the rest of his game is unbelievable. He works so hard, and his protection of the ball under pressure is ridiculous. Great player.
  15. America! f**k Yeah! Coming again to save the motherf**king day yeah!
  16. Can't judge him on this game. Nothing he could do when he came on. We weren't on the front foot, and he was too often isolated. He hasn't shown he has the ability to make the difference yet either though. He'll get more chances...and we'll know at the end of the season whether he has a future at Chelsea or not.
  17. I don't normally question Willian's workrate. Performance, yes, workrate, no. That was genuinely shocking.
  18. He's our one undoubtedly world class player. I love him.
  19. Shame his early fizzer of a shot didn't go in. Could have been the confidence boost he needed. It wasn't to be.
  20. I wanted Sarri to stay, and was very skeptical about the hiring of Frank this early in his managerial career...but I'd be lying if I said this didn't give me the warm fuzzies. He is here now, and it feels good, and needless to say through my natural pessimism, I am very excited and offer my full support to our returning hero.
  21. It is riveting television. Made for uncomfortable viewing some times, but wow, just really stellar writing and acting throughout. I guess it is easier to maintain those standards when it's only over the course of five episodes. Perfect length.
  22. Edit: Pressed submit once, it posted twice....why does it take so long to post and then do it twice anyway. Ergh
  23. I'm glad I got to see Eden play live. Having only ever seen him on tv, coming over in March and April let me see him play. That's something to remember.
  24. When I woke up at 5am to watch this game...I was not overly optimistic. But I was also weirdly calm about it. I think because we didn't have CL qualification on the line. That said, I would have been a bitter mess if we'd gone on to lose. But we didn't...we won, and in doing so, doomed Arsenal some more...so it's all the sweeter. Well done to the boys, and Sarri.
  25. He's a cracking player, he really is. I've thought for a long time he's our most dynamic midfielder. He big, strong and fast, and importantly, a very adept finisher. In a midfield three, he has to be in there. He's the closest we've got to Frank Lampard nowadays (they're not the same style of player, and he will never reach the goalscoring heights of Frank, but he offers something very different to all our other midfielders)
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