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  1. Problem for us is that he plays the same style of box to box midfield as Kante ane Kova do. He cannot take the place of the former, no one can. So either you go to a midfield 3 so you can fit 2 in at a time, or you loan him again if he is willing.
  2. Not in depth but is part of an article written by David Pasztor: "Christian Pulisic continues to miss time with an ankle injury, and seems unlikely to be back even though he was originally expected to be back this time last week. " From : https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2021/9/27/22696344/juventus-vs-chelsea-champions-league-you-choose-the-starting-lineup
  3. Some reading online has put forward Pulisic injury has not fully healed and proved worse than first expected, we did seem to be too optimistic on his return given he came back on cruches. Also James is certainly out till after after international break at the earliest. Silva and Jorgi are carrying knocks and won't be 100%, Kante is not over the sickness he had and still does not "feel right". Mount not expected back for this one. Assuming that is correct guess that leaves us with something like: Mendy Chalobah Christensen Rudiger Dave Kova RLC Chilwell Havertz Lukaku CHO
  4. Bayerns was the complete performance. Like I have said before too many are ready to have that City display a 10+ out of 10, but for me it was an 8.5, still excellent but not as magnificent as Bayern were that day. The Germans attacking play and finishing was a cut above Cities and did not require a lucky goal to win the game. Don't get me wrong City made us look like ameturers and deserved to win, however they lacked in attack and a better Chelsea or Liverpool on Saturday will punish them if they play like that.
  5. Aside from facing United I would imagine this is the game Rom is very motivated for a good showing in.
  6. Great why are we always to blame lol. Really impressive runs, if that is what it will take I honestly don't feel we are at that standard yet. @Gol15 you got some serious competition buddy 😅
  7. It is also annoying that so much is being made about City and that their performance was "magnificent". It was not, if Jorgi gets a firmer deflection or none at all on that shot the game ends 0-0 because they wasted chance after chance against a side who produced a team display that Norwich would have been embarrassed by. What is the narrative then? So much of what City did was highly impressive, ball retention, first touch, creativity etc but it was so because we, bar Mendy, Silva ane Rudi, were complete and utter sh*t. Or to put it another way, if they miss chances like that when they go to Liverpool they are getting beat, cause Salah and Co won't be as whimpy in offence as we were.
  8. Still have some seriously good defenders they do, legendary ones like Chelleini and Bonucci, plus De ligt, there left back is supposedly pretty good too, what's his name?.... Adam Santos? Allan Sandros? Alec Santa?
  9. It is but just last season City bulldozed their way to 45 points out of 45, 15 wins on the Trott. If our aim is the title, we need to be able to put on long winning runs.
  10. Exactly. It may well be decisive that, against the elite of the PL who we have 4 games against, we only have 1 point from 6 so far. However we can certainly be in the race and keep ourselves close to the top by improving against the other 17 sides where we dropped far too many points against. We know City and pool are capable of mass winning runs burying the rest of the league sides, as title winners/contenders have to do. We will see how much we have progress, or not, in these 6 games.
  11. World has reached rocket in space about Spurs latest Spursy moment:
  12. That is part of the joy of being a Chelsea fan gol 🙂
  13. Would like to know how Jorgi and Kante are doing as both were not at it yesterday. Assuming Reece is out then I would look at this side, with replacements in brackets if said players are not 100% Mendy Chalobah Silva Rudiger Dave Jorgi (Christensen, Trev and him swap) Kante (Kova) Chilwell RLC Lukaku Pulisic (CHO) See how RLC does with a start in an attacking position.
  14. The result makes too much sense to me as it leaves both in strong positions. I agree though that we should be going all out for a win. If we can beat them then win the Malmo double header we give ourselves a chance to go to Russia in the last game with a B team and rest players who need it.
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