The Chelsea 17/18 thread

Discussion in 'football' started by Pickman's model, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Great game. Great win, but why oh why does Conte persist with Bakayoko, even more baffling when you have Willian on the bench.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What a splendid club.

     
  3. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    And now you'll apologise.

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  4. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Always got the feeling we weren't the favourite club
     
  5. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    I thought Bakayoko had a good game, strong, quick into regaining possession and his passing was a lot better. He is far more mobile than Mattic and can only improve ( especially his shooting)
     
  6. baffled

    baffled Well-Known Member

    Willian has been really poor this season so far which is a shame as he’s usually so consistent, it’s also no coincidence that Bakayako, Fabregas and Hazard all looked so much better with Kante playing, it’s like there is 2 of him out there at times.
     
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  7. baffled

    baffled Well-Known Member

    They only backtracked because of the traction it was gaining on social media and while it’s good it got resolved it should never have happened in the first place.
     
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  8. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    You have no proof of that.

    You can certainly imply it, but you can't prove it. :p
     
  9. baffled

    baffled Well-Known Member

    I’ll give you that, oddly you can miss one game on that scheme and not be penalised as long as you don’t buy a ticket.

    Supposedly to stop people buying a ticket just for the loyalty points and then not attend, which clearly didn’t apply to this guy.
     
  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Must be some serious loyalty points.
     
  11. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Thoughts on Emenalo going? Sections of the media casting it as Chelsea in crisis / Conte power struggle type drama but apparantly he made decision to leave and informed board sometime ago and is still going to be involved in discussions about new management structure.
     
  12. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I'm not sure it will affect us that much, let's face it we're used to the odd personnel change now and then. Like you say the press will love it, good job we beat United or they would really be laying into us.
     
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  14. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I've not been too convinced with Bakayoko, a couple og games he seemed to be drifting around not getting stuck in. Admittedly he was a bit more aggresive against Utd ( they all were) and I really hope he does grow in confidence. It won't hurt him having Kante around as an influence.
     
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  15. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he's certainly not great yet but he'll hopefully get better. He's in a team where he'll get a chance to improve. We'll need him so he has to. Long season.

    Has Conte won a power battle? I didn't even know one was going on.
     
  16. BCBlues

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    Willian was superb again. That other guy Hazard i think his name was seemed okayish too :D
     
  17. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Looked like they were going to give us a match until the red card. Willian...he's not been consistent lately but that was the best of him.

    It was good to take Alonso off, he looks a bit worn out. Glad he didn't play a full game before the weekend, he can play in 3rd gear then. Morata seems fully integrated now. Hazard's just the best. He's ridiculous, seems to hold off players a lot better as well these days and he wasn't bad at it before.
     
  18. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Yeah I noticed against the Baggies that Hazard stands up for himself a lot more these days.

    Azpi looked a bit worn out tonight too, lets hope he and Alonso get fit for the Anfield game.
     
  19. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Azpi's having to make a lot more runs forward these days, Zappa should be doing more to help him out. Where's Moses?

    Anyway carrier bag were hamstrung by going down to 10 so early, worked out perfect for us.
     
  20. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    I think Moses is still training after injury. Anyway good win and Athleticos win makes it an interesting final game. I think Conte got the selection right with the Liverpool game coming up.
     
  21. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I don't think we sing enough praises for Hazard on here, he truly is superb.

    I think we'll lose him soon enough to one of Spain's big two so enjoy it while you can.
     
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  22. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    He's developing a great relationship with Morata. He called Morata 'clever'.

    And yeah we could lose him (I say that to myself every year) but how much would we get for him? A lot. He's 26 and we probably extend his contract every week. Rather keep him, obvs.
     
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  23. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Well that was a fuck up ,dominate the game, miss chances,their keeper makes good saves, conceed a soft goal, equalise, their keeper makes good saves, miss more chances and finish second. We will have either Besiktas, PSG, or Barcelona in the next round.
     
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  24. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Don't know what the fuss about the draw was, We got Pompey at home.
    Charlton at home to last year's finalists Oxford by the way bromley .

    35 year old Eduardo in goal for our U21 side the other night in this competition :D
    Some crazy rules in that Checkatrade Trophy.
     
  25. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    It's being boycotted by most regular L1 and L2 fans because of you Prem youth teams, thin end of the wedge and all that. Never thought we'd get nostalgic for the honest days of the Johnson's Paint Trophy. We're letting the side down a bit on the boycott as we're new to league football so it's all excitement for some.
     
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  26. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I recall there being some fines dished out in it's early days when clubs failed to put out "full strength" sides.
    When all said and done I bet some of the Pompey players are looking forward to playing at Stamford Bridge and Coventry certainly enjoyed their success in this trophy last season.

    Who's your team JimW?
     
  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    The dodgy vegans, Forest Green Rovers. Perennial relegation dodgers in the conference for twenty years but got through the play-offs last year. Struggled a bit in the league to say the least at first but up to the giddy heights of 20th after a better run. We've got one of your kids, Brad Collins, on loan as our goalie.
     
  28. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    You got Yeovil away up next. They beat us on pens in the group stages.

    We got so many players out on loan it's ridiculous.
     
  29. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Saw that, they're nearly as bad as us so might progress. The prize money actually comes in handy at our level too.
     
  30. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I bet it does.
    I've just noticed I've put you to lose at Grimsby tomorrow on me accy.
     

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