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MOTM vs Arsenal


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32 members have voted

  1. 1. ...pick one

    • Cech
      2
    • Bosingwa
      4
    • Terry
      2
    • Ivanovic
      11
    • Cole
      3
    • Mikel
      4
    • Lampard
      3
    • Ballack
      0
    • Deco
      0
    • Kalou
      0
    • Anelka
      2
    • Malouda
      0
    • Stoch
      1


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Terry and Bosingwa? Crazy.

Boswinga ? Are you serious ? I am now very much maintaining my theory that against good opposition he is ordinary and is suspect defending when up against top players.

A bit like the team as a whole really.

Man of the match today ? Toughie, Ivanovic maybe. Looks a top draw player. Still, he could easily have been booked twice today.

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Ivanovic for me. The only defender in our team who currently looks like he is good enough to be in a title challenging side.

For me the next back four should be

Ferreira...........Alex..............Ivanovic.....................A Cole

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Ivanovic for me. The only defender in our team who currently looks like he is good enough to be in a title challenging side.

For me the next back four should be

Ferreira...........Alex..............Ivanovic.....................A Cole

For our next game against a top team, I agree entirely. As long as Carvalho is still injured that is (from what they were saying today it sounds as we wont be seeing him until the New Year)

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That's what I meant, no way I'd of picked Terry or Bosingwa for man of the match, also agree with Loz to an extent, although I'd pick Belletti over Ferreira and I thought that Ashley Cole was great tonight :P

Lampard, Ivanovic or Cole for man of the match.

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I thought Kalou was going to surprise us and done ok for periods in the first half,

Cole done OK,

Boswinga ok in the first half but it seems as soon as Clichy started pegging him back we got worse and in fact if he is quiet we struggle.

Ivanovic done well and gets my vote although was lucky not to earn a second Yellow

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That's what I meant, no way I'd of picked Terry or Bosingwa for man of the match, also agree with Loz to an extent, although I'd pick Belletti over Ferreira and I thought that Ashley Cole was great tonight :P

Lampard, Ivanovic or Cole for man of the match.

Yeah Cole did have a good game.

I think Belletti is similar to Bos in that he is good going forward but suspect when it comes to actual proper defending. Belletti is also prone to having an absolute stinker of a game once in a while. As the season progresses i wouldnt be surprised if more teams pinpoint Bos as someone that can be got at. He nearly cost us a few times today and I would say he is the whole team encapsulated in one player - good, sometimes outstanding against mediocre opposition but struggles against better teams. Just as some seem to advocate the Cole/Bridge link up on the left, i think we could do a lot worse than a Paulo/Bos link up on the right.

Paulo,i cant ever seem to recall letting us down (at right back) against a top team in a big game. For a game that we know will require more defending than usual he would be my first choice. People seem to forget Paulo was an integral part of the best ever Premiership defence and the best defence we have ever seen across a season at Chelsea. Since then for him it has mostly been games at left back, centre back and 10 min cameos and his confidence has taken a knock. The only time he has had an extended run in the team was at the end of the 06/07 season which ended with what i thought was a mom performance at Wembley where he kept Ronaldo totally quiet.

Food for thought, anyway.

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Well I can only really judge for the 60 minutes that we turned up for. If I based it on the last 30 then it would be impossible to give it to anyone. Upto then Ballack and Bosingwa were playing well. Ivanovic was superb but then it was his terrible header that led to the first goal. The player who really made the team tick was Mikel who completely dominated the midfield until he was subbed.

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Alternatively we could consider a back line of

Ivanovich......Alex.....Carvalho......A Cole

I'd still prefer Paulo at Right back. I think Ivanovic is good and the last few games has been one of our best, I just think giving Paulo a good consistent run of games would get some good games from him. I'd even say play Paulo anyway and push Bosingwa up on the wing.

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I'd still prefer Paulo at Right back. I think Ivanovic is good and the last few games has been one of our best, I just think giving Paulo a good consistent run of games would get some good games from him. I'd even say play Paulo anyway and push Bosingwa up on the wing.

Must say the way Boswinga can cross the ball he could be a good alternative on the wing, someone has to get service to Anelka and if we play a more defensive RB i dont think our choices at RW are going to deliver it.

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I'm starting to like the sound of this idea of bringing Ferreira back in at RB, and pushing Bosingwa and Ashley Cole forward.

Alternatively we could have a three-man defence, have Mikel covering the back four, so we have an extra man forward, giving us more options to give it to Malouda to blaze it into the crowd ¬___¬

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It is a pretty tough call between Alex and Ivanovich to be honest as neither have done much wrong. My inclination is to go for Ivanovich over Alex although I realise this is pretty tough on Alex.

Almost every week of late our MOTM winners are getting votes for not doing much wrong, rather than something positive.

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Well generally speaking with centre halves that is all you are looking for. It is only now and again that a centre half is going to win a game with a goal. You just want them playing well and not making big mistakes. Alex and Ivanovic tick those boxes for me so far this season.

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Well generally speaking with centre halves that is all you are looking for. It is only now and again that a centre half is going to win a game with a goal. You just want them playing well and not making big mistakes. Alex and Ivanovic tick those boxes for me so far this season.

I think most fans (when voting for MOTM) are looking for moments in a game that a player actually did something to earn the vote, weather it may be for a last gasp challenge, or a goal line clearance, a save, or some other moment that may have decided the game in some way.

Its a shame were having to vote in this way, I would much rather we were voting for positive moments in the game, rather than for 'not doing anything much wrong' as such.

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