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Chelsea (Away) Sunday March 8th

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I have to admit I was surprised at how many people were playing down Chelsea before the game, they aren't the machine that they were under Jose Mourinho but are still a very good outfit under a very good manager in Frank Lampard. I didn't expect anything from today, especially given out record at Stanford Bridge but seem to be in the minority. 

I've said it before but the remaining games are glorified friendlies for me, there is so much mess to fix that Walsh, Koeman, Sam and Silva left behind that will take a good summer to clear out and repair. We're never going to tear up trees with an obvious problem at right-back and a questionable centre midfield partnership. There are more than a handful of players that quite simply aren't good enough for European football which is exactly where we want to be so away trips to Arsenal and Chelsea will always see us second best and underdogs. 

Onto the next one, learn that bit more about each player and see where Carlo takes us in 2020/21. 

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21 minutes ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

 

I've said it before but the remaining games are glorified friendlies for me, there is so much mess to fix that Walsh, Koeman, Sam and Silva left behind that will take a good summer to clear out and repair. We're never going to tear up trees with an obvious problem at right-back and a questionable centre midfield partnership. There are more than a handful of players that quite simply aren't good enough for European football which is exactly where we want to be so away trips to Arsenal and Chelsea will always see us second best and underdogs. 

Onto the next one, learn that bit more about each player and see where Carlo takes us in 2020/21. 

I think this is right. There are some pretty obvious problems in the team that will take a couple of seasons to fix. It doesn't excuse the lack of basically everything today, but we are on the right track for the medium term.

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The amount of people questioning Ancellotti is baffling.  He is not beyond questioning but I can see what he is doing.... he is giving all players a fair run out before wielding the axe.  

The concerning thing is the amount of players who should not be wearing our shirt.... I will do a status of each player which reflects my opinion of them.

1. Pickford:-  if we can get better for less then buy them, if it means Pickford stays as a number 2/has competition then fine but we need a keeper of more reliability.

2. Sidebe:- if we can utilise the buy option for £13m and sell him immediately at a profit then that is the only way we should buy him.

3. Coleman:- backup that's it

4. Kenny:- see how he is but if he isn't up to it then sell

5. Michael Keane:-  poor. Get rid, too slow and doesn't concentrate

6. Holgate:- shit yesterday but been the only defensive shining light this season along with Baines cameos.  Keep and find a best partner.

7. Mina:- jury still out on him. Just not sure. I wanted more from him.

8. Digne:- needs to have a word with himself. Does he want to play for us? Looks unhappy, unsettled, moody.... 

9. Schneiderlein:- get rid asap. Stinks of the awful attitude we see in the team from time to time.

10. Delph:- get him gone. Leeds may want him if they get promoted. He can play Johnny big bollocks there.

11. Gomes;- build the team around

12. Richarlison:- build the team around 

13.Bernard:- need to find a way to get him involved because he is a great little player. 

14. Walcott:- if we can get a decent fee then sell him. Gordon has to be a better option

15. Tom Davies:- not good enough sadly. Find him a home. He's been messed about with different managers and needs to play footy 

16. DCL:- a good solid forward. Not a finisher but a great number 2

17. Kean:- high expectations. Looks a prospect.

18. Gbamin:- let's hope he isn't of the schneiderlein, Delph, Davies ilk and can be a partner for Gomes or a centre half partner for holgate. 

19. Iwobi:- inconsistent but I see a player there. Has a good attitude which is a start.

 

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3 hours ago, Hafnia said:

The amount of people questioning Ancellotti is baffling.  He is not beyond questioning but I can see what he is doing.... he is giving all players a fair run out before wielding the axe.  

The concerning thing is the amount of players who should not be wearing our shirt.... I will do a status of each player which reflects my opinion of them.

1. Pickford:-  if we can get better for less then buy them, if it means Pickford stays as a number 2/has competition then fine but we need a keeper of more reliability.

2. Sidebe:- if we can utilise the buy option for £13m and sell him immediately at a profit then that is the only way we should buy him.

3. Coleman:- backup that's it

4. Kenny:- see how he is but if he isn't up to it then sell

5. Michael Keane:-  poor. Get rid, too slow and doesn't concentrate

6. Holgate:- shit yesterday but been the only defensive shining light this season along with Baines cameos.  Keep and find a best partner.

7. Mina:- jury still out on him. Just not sure. I wanted more from him.

8. Digne:- needs to have a word with himself. Does he want to play for us? Looks unhappy, unsettled, moody.... 

9. Schneiderlein:- get rid asap. Stinks of the awful attitude we see in the team from time to time.

10. Delph:- get him gone. Leeds may want him if they get promoted. He can play Johnny big bollocks there.

11. Gomes;- build the team around

12. Richarlison:- build the team around 

13.Bernard:- need to find a way to get him involved because he is a great little player. 

14. Walcott:- if we can get a decent fee then sell him. Gordon has to be a better option

15. Tom Davies:- not good enough sadly. Find him a home. He's been messed about with different managers and needs to play footy 

16. DCL:- a good solid forward. Not a finisher but a great number 2

17. Kean:- high expectations. Looks a prospect.

18. Gbamin:- let's hope he isn't of the schneiderlein, Delph, Davies ilk and can be a partner for Gomes or a centre half partner for holgate. 

19. Iwobi:- inconsistent but I see a player there. Has a good attitude which is a start.

 

You forgot Gylfi not surprised many forget he plays for us he’s that inadequate.

Or did I mean invisible. 

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Just thinking about the "no midfield" comments we have made, don't forget we beat them 3-1 with just Schneiderlin and Siggy in the middle.

We might not have the midfield to play the way Ancellotti wants us to play but we do have the players to be effective, we just chose not to play that way.

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3 minutes ago, Bailey said:

Just thinking about the "no midfield" comments we have made, don't forget we beat them 3-1 with just Schneiderlin and Siggy in the middle.

We might not have the midfield to play the way Ancellotti wants us to play but we do have the players to be effective, we just chose not to play that way.

we were missing morgan badly.  he and gomes would have been fine.  gylfi and davies were ghosts. 

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7 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

we were missing morgan badly.  he and gomes would have been fine.  gylfi and davies were ghosts. 

He's not good enough or reliable enough.... one of the key reasons we have poor mentality. 

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1 hour ago, markjazzbassist said:

we were missing morgan badly.  he and gomes would have been fine.  gylfi and davies were ghosts. 

It wouldn't have made much difference in my opinion. He is an upgrade on Davies but it was far from the difference of being tonked or not. 

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41 minutes ago, Bailey said:

It wouldn't have made much difference in my opinion. He is an upgrade on Davies but it was far from the difference of being tonked or not. 

i disagree, peak morgan the one we saw the last 2 weeks would have been a big help.  

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20 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

i disagree, peak morgan the one we saw the last 2 weeks would have been a big help.  

It was still "peak morgan" that played against Liverpool and everyone hated him and we suffered the same problems. 

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On 10/03/2020 at 17:36, markjazzbassist said:

liverpool is very different from chelsea.  come on bailey.   

Are you saying Liverpool's kids are better than Chelsea's midfield?

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