Jump to content

FC Porto v Chelsea (CL) Wed 7th Apr 2021 20:00 GMT


Recommended Posts

Capture.JPG

 

You can smell the drama and fear. For the first time in a long while we find ourselves back at the big table of Europe, we arrive as a team that is very difficult to beat, something that Tommy Tuchel can take full credit for. I think we have a slight advantage in this game, purely down to TT, most of our players have never been this far, but Tommy has been at the thick end of it, i have confidence he can take us further, but even if we fail, the QF was the realistic target pre-season, however i will be gutted if we don't progress, these opportunities need to be grasped when they come your way.

COYB !!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 31/03/2021 at 23:44, coco said:

You can smell the drama and fear. For the first time in a long while we find ourselves back at the big table of Europe, we arrive as a team that is very difficult to beat, something that Tommy Tuchel can take full credit for. I think we have a slight advantage in this game, purely down to TT, most of our players have never been this far, but Tommy has been at the thick end of it, i have confidence he can take us further, but even if we fail, the QF was the realistic target pre-season, however i will be gutted if we don't progress, these opportunities need to be grasped when they come your way.

COYB !!!

Yep. We have to make the most of it now.

I think we have the tools to do serious damage in this competition. I said this before the Atletico tie that Tuchel would make us harder to beat, thereby allowing us to go further in the competition than most would expect.

Link to post
Share on other sites

     We need a big reaction in this game i am sure we will get it.

                                  Mendy

            Azpi           Christensen        Rudiger

James       Kovacic           Jorginho           Chilwell

               Mount      Havertz          Werner

Link to post
Share on other sites

                                    Mendy

            Zouma       Christensen        Rudiger

James       Kovacic           Kante         Chilwell

                Mount                 Havertz

                                Giroux

If Kante isn't fit then Gilmour alongside Kovacic.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, The Don Antonio said:

     We need a big reaction in this game i am sure we will get it.

                                  Mendy

            Azpi           Christensen        Rudiger

James       Kovacic           Jorginho           Chilwell

               Mount      Havertz          Werner

Dont matter who TT picks if they are back to the attitude they had in the last 2 months of Lamps reign we get tonked.

Link to post
Share on other sites

                           Mendy

     Azpilicueta    Christensen     Rudiger

James                Kovacic          Hudson-Odoi

                          Mount

             Havertz             Pulisic

                          Giroud

This would be my lineup, Kovacic at the base with Mount playing a bit deeper between him and Pulisic/Havertz, can't go wrong. One of our best performances this season was at this arena so Giroud starts here again if you ask me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly, after our superb performances against Atletico, I'd not have entertained the possibility of us getting knocked out by Porto but now it feels as if anything can happen. It's funny how you have one bad game and suddenly, all the positivity from the good run of games before just vanishes into thin air.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Need to drop as many as possible from that line up to let them know that level of effort and performance is unacceptable. It is extreme and I do not see it happening but we should not just brush what happened under the carpet.

 

Kepa

 

Azpi

Silva

Rudiger

 

CHO

Gilmour

Kovacic

Emerson

 

Mount

Havertz

 

Giroud

 

Only Silva, Dave and Kova keep their places. The former because for me he never deserved that red card and we let in 5 with Christensen on. The latter as we need his engine.

And in all honesty if I had someone better than Chilwell to put in for Dave I would drop him too, that mad at our defenders who played most of the game. Maybe one of the youth team CBs could step up 

Edited by axman2526
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, just said:

                                    Mendy

            Zouma       Christensen        Rudiger

James       Kovacic           Kante         Chilwell

                Mount                 Havertz

                                Giroux

If Kante isn't fit then Gilmour alongside Kovacic.

 

And if neither Kante nor Gilmour are fit- try Mount alongside Kova?

Mount also out - move James in from right back?

No James either - move Christensen up from defence?

....

.....

😉 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 03/04/2021 at 23:53, axman2526 said:

I think I can hear the laughter all the way from Portugal as the Porto team watch our match vs WBA.

I'm more worried about Palace next week than I am about Porto.

Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, dkw said:

Unfortunately I don't think Tuchel is, he seems to be using premier league games to rest players for Europe.

You won't find a single manager in world football that won't rest players in between a Wednesday/Tuesday CL turnover.

Fergie came to The Bridge under those circumstances with the title still open and benched Ronaldo (Ballack double game).

We have assembled a big squad to cope with situations like this.

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Argo said:

You won't find a single manager in world football that won't rest players in between a Wednesday/Tuesday CL turnover.

Fergie came to The Bridge under those circumstances with the title still open and benched Ronaldo (Ballack double game).

We have assembled a big squad to cope with situations like this.

No argument about resting/rotating players. However perhaps he needs to try rotating in some different players next time. Some of those that played on Saturday should be warming the bench for a while based on their performances.

Link to post
Share on other sites

With the injury of Rice, perhaps Wolves can win against West Ham tonight. It will take the sting out of Saturday's performance and hopefully get us focused on moving forward with Porto and the race for top 4. It is looking like 3rd and 4th are all that is available now.

Edited by Zaphod2319
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, dkw said:

Unfortunately I don't think Tuchel is, he seems to be using premier league games to rest players for Europe.

 looks that way . Sacrifice top 4 for a risky shot at an unlikely CL trophy.

It'll be a genius move if it works... IF

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Well, this is awkward!

awkward the office GIF

The Shed End Forum relies on revenue to pay for hosting and upgrades. While we try to keep adverts as unobtrusive as possible without pop ups, we need to run ad's to make sure we can stay online and continue to keep the forum up, as over the years costs have become very high.

Could you please allow adverts on this domain by switching it off. Some of the advert banners can actually be closed to avoid interferance of your experience on The Shed End.

Cheers now!

emma watson yes GIF

Alright already, It's off!