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Arsenal v Chelsea (PL) Sat 26th Dec 2020 17:30 GMT


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I really expected to see Havertz close to Abraham, play him as the second striker, his natural position. We are losing the game, what's the point keeping the midfield with 3 players when you already one for the buildup and one for the counter.

Very disappointing loss, we just don't look like a top team at the moment, every team can defend against us and every team can score against us.

Lampard has a lot of homework.

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Just now, TheSage said:

I have never understood his penalty style (was never a fan of Hazard's either). Just choose a corner and blast it, so that even if the keeper guesses right you may still score. I hate weak ass penalties. 

The problem with the hop skip is that there is no way to alter the speed or timing of the shot, you know it's going to be low and the shot can't be delayed after the skipping motion.

On the other hand Hazard's technique can be blasted if he changes his mind, he can delay the shot timing as much as he wants.

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Good coaching is about finding a system which suits the players you have. Bad coaching is sticking to your preferred system despite whose available. No plan A and no plan B. Lots of crosses into the box tonight with our most dangerous player in the air sitting on the bench. Doesnt seem right. Lampard shouldn't be afraid to try something new if it isnt working. 

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1 minute ago, TheSage said:

I have never understood his penalty style (was never a fan of Hazard's either). Just choose a corner and blast it, so that even if the keeper guesses right you may still score. I hate weak ass penalties. 

I think he could just mix it up a bit, take a few penalties normally then throw in the odd hop-skip-jump. The fact he does it every single time means keepers know exactly what to expect.

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That was an utter mess yet we lost to a dodgy penalty, a fantastic free kick and a fluke - and it should have been 3-2; Jorginho needs taking off penalty duties.

Time is running out for Frank, it has to be. He'll be given Villa but the seat must be getting hot despite only being three points off second. Considering the Arsenal's form this should have been a gimme. Things need to change and now; if it's not Frank himself then he needs to change the approach of the team.

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