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  1. 38 minutes ago, Argo said:

    Is it though? Cesc, Pirlo, Modric and Thiago are four top examples of players who made a career out of being a deeper player, infact they were actually wasted whenever they played higher up, not the other way round.

    In the deeper positions you can dictate the entire tempo of a match.

    Thiago, even from deep, is always looking to play a ball through to the attackers and set up a chance. He isn't just trying to control the tempo of the game from deep.

    Fabregas was unique because he had to change his game when he started slowing down. But when he started playing deep, he was always looking for the run of the striker so he could pick out a pass.

    Pirlo was probably the closest to Gilmour's game, but Pirlo playing forward would never have worked throughout his career anyway. He never really had the athleticism for it. I also don't think Pirlo would have been anywhere near as successful in the Premier League as he was in Serie A playing the way he did.

    Modric was heavily involved in Real Madrid's attacks over the years, he wasn't just sitting on the half way line. Modric was the player I thought Gilmour looked the most like when we got him from Rangers, and the way we are asking him to play now is nothing like how Modric has played the majority of his career.


  2. 2 hours ago, Argo said:

    I think the opposite, his best performances come when he's dictating from deep, whenever he's played higher up he's looked pretty ordinary.

    It just seems like such a waste to have somebody who can spot a pass and open up defences so easily played so deep. I'm not saying he should be played in attacking midfield or anything, but I don't think his career should be the Jorginho role either. 

  3. 6 hours ago, coco said:

    Iv'e been one Franks biggest advocates since he arrived, argued with plenty on here defending him, sang "we got super frankie lampard" in my car louder than any of you.

    But if you go back and check my posts 2 years ago you'll see i was all for Sarri staying and when Franks name was banded about as a replacement by many on here, i hated the thought of it, i fell out with several on here over it, and this is why, i knew this would happen, he did well to last 18 months, but no i have to watch and listen to him being devoured.

    I couldn't look past what could have been when Lampard was hired. The dream of him lifting trophies as our manager was outweighing any thoughts of him being a failure. Now that things have gone down hill, it really f**king sucks. This situation feels so bad that I kind of never want to see a club legend take on the job again. Seeing Lampard sacked really could drain away the rest of my passion for game, even if that decision turns out to be the best move for the club. 

  4. Didn't have a good game again, so let's get that out of the way first, but at the same time, is there any other team in the league that would ignore so many runs into the box? He's doing what he was bought in to do, make runs into the box and rely on teammates to spot them. Lampard would have struggled to score half of his goals for us if players ignored his movement, so why isn't he instructing the players to pick out Havertz when he makes his runs into the box

  5. Just now, Chels-top-boy said:

    We don’t play passive football what you talking about? Kante, Kovacic and Mount move the ball quickly. We have some of the nippiest wingers in the league and two very mobile forwards. The tactics are not the issue neither. The team just hasn’t gelled yet. Learn football. 

    Are you for real? That midfield of ours is slow as anything at passing the ball. When do they ever spot the run of the wingers or strikers behind the defence? They may see the pass but they rarely attempt to pull it off, they just pass it out wide or backwards. It's the same with the defenders. We are supposed to be a team that plays it out of the back, but so often I see the opposition all over us and we end up giving it away in dangerous areas. The only defender that plays it quickly out of the back is Silva, the rest stutter and play fake passes that the opposition aren't fooled by.

    As for the wingers, they were some of the nippiest wingers the league, but Lampard's tactics have made them almost completely ineffective. They are no longer being asked to run behind the defence or beat the defenders with skill and pace, they have become support players for the fullbacks to over lap and get a cross in. That is our attacking game, and it's dogsh*t.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Chels-top-boy said:

    Haaland’s movement is electric. He’s also an excellent dribbler. The problem is not a tactical issue. We play very good football.  Just some of the players are short on confidence and guys like Timo and Kai haven’t adapted yet. When the team gels and it all clicks watch us go. 

    As was proven again tonight, movement means f**k all if the players you are playing with aren't going to make the pass. That is a tactical issue. We are playing far too slow and we have been since Sarri was here. Lampard should know better and he should be instructing the players to get forward quickly. There isn't a single team in this league that has been successful playing passive football.

  7. 1 minute ago, Carloseyebrow said:

    The corner routine bugs me, why do we get caught like that ??

    Tammy is not the answer unfortunately, when you need a forward to do something special and drag you back he just doesn't seem to have it. That said, so many players just didn't seem to give a sh*t again.

    Our first instinct when we get the ball is to pass backwards, do that for a couple of minutes, lose the ball and then sh*t ourselves.

    Defensive organisastion. It's something you work on in training. Maybe it's something the coaching team haven't been paying enough attention on.

  8. 1 minute ago, Chels-top-boy said:

    He absolutely should stay. Personally I think he’s been outstanding in his 18 months with as boss. We’re going through a blip but tactically he’s shown he can go toe to toe with the best managers. Just give him time. He needs more players. If we can get Haaland next season our front two would be unplayable. 

    We can't even get our strikers on the ball as it is, why would that suddenly change by bringing another player in? Haaland is another that relies on service, and our tactics show no sign that we can offer that service.

    The players deserve a share of the blame for our position, but the biggest issues are clearly tactical. Just throwing in a new player or two isn't going to fix things.

  9. Just now, IliyaKrostin said:

    - We do not know how to press as a team, we didn't steal or won any ball in Leicester's area and we lost almost every physical battle.

    - We do not know how to defend as a team, the distance between our lines are too big and we're too open. Every pass will beat our line with just one player.

    - We have no confidence, we don't play football and we can't do nothing right now. We already lost the game with our body language, we can blame Lampard but also the players who got no heart in the game.


    We are going to have a tight battle for the top 4, I can't even say we're favorites to get our spot there. 

    I don't see how we get top 4 from here, it's already gone. We are relying on those that are already in the top 4 to collapse and for us to go on an amazing run of form from nothing. Then we also would need the likes of Everton, Villa, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham and even Arsenal's form to drop too. It's just not happening, maybe 1 or 2 will drop from until the end of the season, but I don't expect the rest to drop form as well.

  10. Just now, wizardous said:

    Totally agree. This is surely our biggest problem.

    It's been three and a half seasons and we still didn't manage to find a replacement for Matic...

    The strange thing is, it actually started when Matic was here. This is why the Fabregas and Matic partnership was broken up. It only improved when Kante joined and we switched to 3 cb's. That didn't last long though and the problems have appeared all over again. Midfield has been one of our biggest problems (maybe the biggest problem) for years now. All of our midfielders seem to shine in some areas, but not a single one of them seem be good enough off the ball.

  11. Just now, Dean said:

    Doubt this will get many likes but this has been a lot less bad than other recent performances. I don’t think it’s over for Frank yet. 

    It feels exactly like the other defeats. Leicester have been comfortable. We haven't really had a period of dominance and forced them to grind anything out. This is exactly the type of performance you see when top of the table teams play against mid table teams.

  12. 1 minute ago, pcmacca said:

    When was the last time Chillwell played an early ball forwards to a running on forward? He keeps playing back or square.

    He's another player that has gone to sh*t. Reminds me exactly of why I never wanted us to sign him in the first place. He plays well for a few games, people start taking notice of him, then he goes missing for the rest of the season. He was exactly the same at Leicester.

  13. 3 minutes ago, Chels-top-boy said:

    Dortmund, Leipzig and Leverkusen would struggle to get in the top 10 in the prem trust me. There’s a reason Bayern have won it at a canter for the past 8 years.  

    Every league is different. That is like saying if Tottenham played in the Bundesliga they would finish second every season. That would be very unlikely because their tactics wouldn't work there. They would have to adapt to German football, which isn't the same as English football.

  14. 5 minutes ago, Andy2461 said:

    Havertz continues to make run after run and does not get seen at all. It baffles me this. He is doing exactly what he was brought in to do 

    Been saying it all season. We bought these players in and none of them are being told to play the way they were at their old clubs. Why did we even bring these players in if they were a complete mismatch for the tactics we were going to play?

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