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Chelsea v Sevilla (CL) Tue 20th Oct 2020 20:00 GMT


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2 minutes ago, Strider6003 said:

Utd beating PSG after Newcastle might work in our favour, psychologically they might underestimate us.

Hope so, otherwise when a team is winning they are on a high wave and they keep winning because everything just seems to work in their minds...

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Good result, decent performance. 

Early days but Mendy and Silva make a huge difference to our defensive performance. 

Mount left wing, it's got to stop when you have specialist players more suited to that role sitting on the bench. 

Chilwell, quality. 

Werner, looks like he's still struggling to find his feet in this team. 

Zouma, makes me nervous. Made more errors than anyone else today. Best of a bad bunch? Maybe. But don't think he should be a nailed on starter by any stretch of the imagination. 

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Just now, Gol15 said:

Hope so, otherwise when a team is winning they are on a high wave and they keep winning because everything just seems to work in their minds...

More than that u hope we don’t try to press high and suede advantage.. Utd looks deadly in counter attack’s but not so much in possession.. I hope we sit back a lil and ask them to make plays..

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9 minutes ago, Scott Harris said:

I worry for Silva over a full season, especially a season like this one where so many games are going to be played in a short space of time. He's still world class, but you can see him struggling to recover quickly after straining to win the ball. At his age, it's only natural, and if he was to play every game, I think it would be inevitable that he would pick up a few injuries.

He won't be able to play every game, which means one of the others will have to fill in. The problem is that I don't trust any of them to go a single game without making a ridiculous error that concedes a goal. None of them can seem to go a full 90 minutes without doing it.

I think if that’s the case we will be in the market in January but I also have that fear, this configuration of back line and keeper can do the job that much is clear but as soon as we lose any of them we have issues. 
 

James is starting look a proper player though, I wonder if azpi could play CB in a 4? 

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1 minute ago, SFL82 said:

I think if that’s the case we will be in the market in January but I also have that fear, this configuration of back line and keeper can do the job that much is clear but as soon as we loose any of them he have issues. 
 

James is starting look a proper player though, I wonder if azpi could play CB in a 4? 

James certainly has strengths though through conceding free-kicks later in games has caused us to concede two late goals this season.

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2 minutes ago, SFL82 said:

I think if that’s the case we will be in the market in January but I also have that fear, this configuration of back line and keeper can do the job that much is clear but as soon as we loose any of them he have issues. 
 

James is starting look a proper player though, I wonder if azpi could play CB in a 4? 

Gotta be worth some consideration surely ?

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Not too unhappy with that I have to say, I know people expect more from us at home, but to be defensively solid and keep a clean sheet against a tough team, I’m okay with that. Really though the season does hinge on Silva and Mendy being fit, without them it’s a massive worry. 

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7 minutes ago, Paddy said:

Gotta be worth some consideration surely ?

Only issue I see is height, silva isn’t the biggest, we have no size in our midfield our striker isn’t tall, we already lack a lot of height Havertz and Zouma were our only outfield players over 6ft tonight. That must be the smallest Chelsea side in history 

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13 minutes ago, ForeverCarefree said:

Werner, looks like he's still struggling to find his feet in this team. 

Zouma, makes me nervous. Made more errors than anyone else today. Best of a bad bunch? Maybe. But don't think he should be a nailed on starter by any stretch of the imagination. 

Disagree on Werner, best player against Southampton by a mile, had no service today. Agree on Zouma, makes me nervous too, best of the rest after Silva, who we need to bark instructions to Zouma all game, perhaps should’ve kept Sarr, but maybe we’ll sign in Jan. 

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Zouma at least twice showed a complete lack of situational awareness that could have resulted in goals.

He was attempting, not especially successfully, to shield the ball just inside the area when he was under huge pressure, trying to get Mendy to take a huge risk and come out to claim it. Mendy just shouted at him to clear it instead.  Zouma then had a go at Mendy indicating he should have been paying attention.  The clearance was head and shoulders the safer solution rather than risking the keeper stranded in no mans land or risk giving away a penalty if the attacking player manages to kick the ball away before clattering into the keeper.

Another time he got the ball from some quick distribusion and lost it because he spend too long with it, completely unaware of players coming in to tackle him. They got the ball and launched one of their best attacks of the game.

This isn't down to Lampard, he seems to just not be able to read the game or have a grasp of his surroundings sometimes. 

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33 minutes ago, Argo said:

Don't buy that, they didn't do enough going forward to say they deserved a win, Mendy only had to make one serious save and even that wasn't too difficult.

A draw was very much the right result.

Football will always be subjective.

I thought they deserved more  from the game tonight, they had quality possession and were a unit in attack and defence. 

I didn’t think that we played much of any decent, cohesive football - although there were some positives - Chilwell, James, Mendy, Silva.

At times I thought we were being overran and out bullied all over the pitch and had we have ‘nicked’ it tonight - there were opportunities , I would of seriously considered us to be fortunate. 

Had it of been a boxing match, I reckon Seville would have won it on points, but it wasn’t was it, it was a game of football , so you are 100% correct , it was indeed a draw.

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21 minutes ago, SFL82 said:

Only issue I see is height, silva isn’t the biggest, we have no size in our midfield our striker isn’t tall, we already lack a lot of height Havertz and Zouma were our only outfield players over 6ft tonight. That must be the smallest Chelsea side in history 

Just need a Snow White to keep the 7 dwarves in order 😇😇 

Hi ho, hi ho ⛏ 

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48 minutes ago, Scott Harris said:

I worry for Silva over a full season, especially a season like this one where so many games are going to be played in a short space of time. He's still world class, but you can see him struggling to recover quickly after straining to win the ball. At his age, it's only natural, and if he was to play every game, I think it would be inevitable that he would pick up a few injuries.

He won't be able to play every game, which means one of the others will have to fill in. The problem is that I don't trust any of them to go a single game without making a ridiculous error that concedes a goal. None of them can seem to go a full 90 minutes without doing it.

Just need to pick his games carefully. The next CL game in Russia is an obvious one to leave him out off. 

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34 minutes ago, dhidza said:

What about developing Tomori?

He looked good when he played and maybe he can develop into a great defender?

To be honest, Zouma gave Tomori’s chances of selection a massive boost with his performance this evening.

None of our crop of CB’s seems consistent or good enough to secure a place along side Silva and given he is unlikely to play every game , the need for a couple of solid, capable, dependable guys is critical.

Frank is going to have to work with what we’ve got for now, so perm any two from Christensen, Tomori or Zouma, unless the Azpi at CB idea works ?

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8 minutes ago, Imran_CFC said:

Zouma may have been poor in the previous couple of games but he is clearly our biggest aerial presence whether it's in defence or attack. 

That's true but he needs to finish better. It's almost like a tendency to miss wide open headers every match lately. 

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1 minute ago, Droopy said:

That's true but he needs to finish better. It's almost like a tendency to miss wide open headers every match lately. 

He has 2 league goals in 5 league games what more do you expect from a CB. 

He was unlucky his header was deflected tonight which took all the pace off however I felt Chilwell should've buried his. 

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