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Chelsea 2016/17

Discussion in 'football' started by The39thStep, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    We were well beaten yesterday, so it's no good going on about the blatant hand ball and the injuries.

    It is worth going on about why we didn't send Costa packing on the first slow boat to China. He done nothing yesterday but try to get sent off, same at Spurs when we also lost. We would have been better off giving Batshui some real time and also putting Hazard as a false No 9 to confuse opposition now and then. As it is we are stuck with Costa until the summer then hopefully we will break the bank to get Lukaku back.

    We'll still win the league, Everton away is our toughest game. As for Spurs, they look like champions but surely they can't keep this form up and hope that we fail to win two out of our last six.
  2. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Sweating balls here.

    Fucking Costa.
  3. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    The Alonso injury had a huge impact.It left Hazard isolated and switching the full backs made no impression. Tbf Costa didn't have much service mainly because neither Kante or Mattic play passes over the top. We should have started Fabregas or at least put him on half time. Too many bad or predictable passes, too many slips and terribly shot shy. United were the better team ok the suspension of the handball rule didn't help for the first goal but they looked likelier to score, had more energy , closed us down quickly and looked more aggressive.
    On the other hand we have had a good run at Old Trafford for a few years and perhaps as fans we have become a bit complacent. Hopefully we will turn up at Wembley next week and beat Spurs.
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  4. baffled

    baffled Well-Known Member

    Should've left Zouma out (he still doesn't look right after his injury) and moved Pedro to left wing back with Willian in midfield, back 3 stays settled that way.

    Also have to wonder what Batshui has to do to get a game and why we brought Ake back.
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  5. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Well Batshui got a game and whilst enthusiastic was pretty much an irrelevance imo. Tough game , Spurs were very good but couldn't last the test. Subs made a real difference at a crucial stage in the game and sometimes the best goal falls to the least expected. Terrific tussle and a great semi final , difficult opponents who ever wins tomorrow but hopefully Spurs will take a dip now and the the double could be in for us .
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  6. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Cracking game. My one worry over Conte was that we could be predictable but boy did he prove me wrong yesterday.

    Nathan Ake was excellent. Proof that going out on loan to a premier side can pay off, something that we should consider for Batshui who done just about enough but nothing special, a bit like Costa this year.
    MOTM . .. Zouma, for that reaction :D

    Confidence has to be high right now going for the double.
  7. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Backspin for the win :)
  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    God knows what motive Southampton had to play like that but they were good! Very tough to break down and kept coming like some drunk you can't get rid of in a bar. Great performance by the Blues though , dogged , determined and at some times the intensity and passing was sublime. The last goal crowned the night, intelligent interplay and a costa beating two players after setting the move up and finishing powerfully . Champions like performance.
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  9. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    The last goal was embroidery. The confidence and connection to be able to play like that at this time of the season 'under pressure'.

    Excellent all over the pitch...bit of a crazy yellow card for Kante...dunno what that was about.
  10. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner


    Talking about crazy :)
    Great win but we haven't kept a clean sheet for months now.
    Nice to see Costa getting back on track though.

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