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Arsenal vs Chelsea (PL) Sun 29th Dec 14:00 GMT


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Not only did I have to put up with Chelsea losing at home to Southampton, but then had to endure the added torture of watching the Liverpool- Leicester match at the Liverpool-supporting  in-laws, listen to them gush over ‘their’ team and grudgingly accept they do look really good. Chelsea, SFL - please help me put these disturbing memories behind me! 

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12 minutes ago, Dean said:

Not only did I have to put up with Chelsea losing at home to Southampton, but then had to endure the added torture of watching the Liverpool- Leicester match at the Liverpool-supporting  in-laws, listen to them gush over ‘their’ team and grudgingly accept they do look really good. Chelsea, SFL - please help me put these disturbing memories behind me! 

Sad to say we are light years behind Liverpool, think we probably will need a few years before we get to their level. 

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I wish Reece James is fit for this one. As much as I love the man watching Dave receive great balls out in space on the right and then watching him to the safer, easier pass back to Rudiger instead of even attempting to keep forward momentum just got depressing. 

Hopefully when we pick our next captain we go for someone with a few years left in them, currently getting the armband seems to signal the start of your decline at Chelsea. 

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I'd like to see some rotation but I'm not sure who I would drop and for whom. I'd say swap Jorginho for Kova. bring Mount back into the squad. Pulisic for Willian and give Tammy CHO and Pulisic on each side to see how we do? My guess is that we will see the typical front 3 of Pulisic -- Tammy -- Willian however. I wouldn't mind seeing Frank roll out Mount -- Tammy -- Willian in the front and let them hound and bug the sh*t out of Arsenal's back 4 and see how they handle our press. 

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Could well be 5th going into Sunday's game, this inconsistency and failure to beat mid to lower table teams is killing us.  Arsenal will want to play football so we won't be stifled as we were against the Saints, Hammers and Bournemouth.  I fully expect to pick up 3 points and have fun watching AFTV.   Roll on January and make some decent signings and start winning at home.  

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The best option is to go back to a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 I would play it like this:

Azpilicueta Rudiger Zouma Emerson

Kante    Kovacic   Mount

Willian              Pulisic

           Tammy

This lineup will create chances and is stable enough to at least outscore the opponent by 1 goal difference.

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1 hour ago, Munkworth said:

I wish Reece James is fit for this one. As much as I love the man watching Dave receive great balls out in space on the right and then watching him to the safer, easier pass back to Rudiger instead of even attempting to keep forward momentum just got depressing. 

Hopefully when we pick our next captain we go for someone with a few years left in them, currently getting the armband seems to signal the start of your decline at Chelsea. 

Got to pick the system to suit the players, not the other way around.

 

With that said Frank has a couple of days to try things in training and see.

 

Firstly could Rudiger work at RWB? He is athletic enough but does he have the end product? If not then who? For an away game where we will be less offensive minded and more looking to counter, like spurs, Dave can play there if Rudiger cannot, but for a game like Saints at home it is not good enough.

How about LWB? Emerson is useless. Alonso could be back and if he is we can go with the same back 5 as Spurs:

 

Rudiger/Dave----Zouma-----Tomori

 

Dave/Rudiger---Kova----Kante-----Alonso

 

If no Alonso then either we try out Willian as a Wingback or abandon the system and go back to a back 4.

 

Rudiger---Zouma----Tomori----Dave

 

---Kante----Jorginho-----Kova

 

Mount----Tammy----Willian

 

Either way no Emerson. Alonso or Willian would offer far, far more going forward and Dave and Rudiger are far better defensively than him. He should be the 4th name Lamps is looking to ship out in January after Giroud, Pedro and Kepa.

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Heads or tails ? That’s what it’s getting down to. Form appears to be like a light switch currently either turned  On or Off. We will just have to grin & bear it until there are players moved on and new brought in, both next month & the summer. I’m going 1-2 to Chelsea but that’s going to need the players to actually give a fook & show up. 

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On 27/12/2019 at 15:26, CFCCAN said:

Could well be 5th going into Sunday's game, this inconsistency and failure to beat mid to lower table teams is killing us.  Arsenal will want to play football so we won't be stifled as we were against the Saints, Hammers and Bournemouth.  I fully expect to pick up 3 points and have fun watching AFTV.   Roll on January and make some decent signings and start winning at home.  

Well we're still 4th and could possibly go 4 points clear. As the saying goes 'it's a funny old game'

Come on Chelsea.

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