Jump to content

Chelsea (Home) Saturday December 7th


Recommended Posts

If we weren't in free fall i would consider this a winnnable match.  i'm not impressed by their team, really not.  I think solid defending and having a go you can really get at that weak back line of theirs.  But not with our squad.  I'd be happy with just a draw, miracle really.  i think we'll get beat again.

 

                      Pickford

              Holgate Keane Mina

     Sidibe  Davies Delph Digne

          Richarlison DCL Bernard

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 218
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Sometimes mate you just have to acknowledge a good finish and accept it, even though it hurts. 

Great to see a proper performance... where technical competency can be inconsistent as you expect with low confidence - but effort and work rate is an absolute pre requisite from all 11 players. 

Jesus that was some game. Palfy was right in that it was emotional. Would have loved to have been there today. Today's game just showed that actually football is a simple game. Two banks of 4, in

Absolutely no idea how Dunc will set up for this game, formation or player preference.  It will be interesting to see who he picks up top seeing as he works closely with the strikers and there not being much between each of them. 

My only hope is that Siggy is dropped. 

 

Pickford 

Coleman Keane Mina Digne 

Iwobi Davies Morgan Richy

DCL Kean

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, TallPaul1878 said:

Dont know how Michael Keane can get in anybody's team.

Is Coleman fit? We need to shore up defence.

Pickford

Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne

Walcott, Davies, Iwobi, Bernard

Richarlison, DCL

I feel the same about Holgate. Unfortunately one of them has to be picked. Taking intl account their full ability from over the seasons, Keane obviously has more talent, so went for him. Hopefully he will feel less pressure with Silva gone. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, TallPaul1878 said:

Dont know how Michael Keane can get in anybody's team.

Is Coleman fit? We need to shore up defence.

Pickford

Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne

Walcott, Davies, Iwobi, Bernard

Richarlison, DCL

I like this but id start richarlison for walcott and Kean uptop 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm ready to see Gordon, certainly can't do any worse than Gylfi.  Would roll with Moise as well, there's been glimmers lately and maybe Gordon can thread him in.

Thought Iwobi was poor, although realise it wasn't his side.  Prefer Bernard over him on the left, glad he's finally back.

Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne

Davies, Schneiderlin, Gordon

Richarlison, Kean, Bernard

4-2-1-3 / 4-1-2-3 styles.

Or go more aggressive with

Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne

Schneiderlin,

Walcott,Gordon,Bernard

Richarlison, Kean

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

We are woefully short at CB and even shorter in midfield. I can't see us not playing with 5 in midfield as opposed to at the back against this Chelsea side.

I would also be surprised if it wasn't DCL leading the line. 

I just feel as though they might lead us a merry dance through the middle with their quick, sharp movement and our slow leggy plodders. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very few options.  Delph out, Coleman out, all the long term injured out.  Hope Mina is fit.  Duncan seemed to think he'd be ok despite the concerns. Do wonder if it's close to time for Pickford to sit and get his head sorted out though.  5 from 5 is miserable reading.

 

---------------Pickford---------------

Sidibe-Holgate-Mina-Lucas

-----------------Morgan------------

------Tom-----------------Iwobi--

RIch--------------------------Bernard

-------------Kean---------------

 

Gilfy's best game this season was as a sub, until he really finds form that needs to be his role.  Come on late, find the pockets, use his technique to get some shots.  He's totally wasted when he starts matches right now because he's so far off the pace. 

Going to be positive.   Expect the win and a storming atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If anything, Ferguson will have the players fired up and playing with pride. I've been a bit critical of Ferguson in his coaching capacity, wondering what he brings considering he's been here since Martinez. But he adores the club, he'll want the players to run through brick walls, he'll tell them Goodison will be on their side if they show they want it, get that first challenge in and the Goodison faithful will become the 12th man. I know others may say that to them, but I'm not sure anyone can deliver it to the players with as much genuine passion and enthusiasm as Ferguson can.

I'm here to be won over. I've no idea who we turn to next, so I'm really hoping to see something inspiring under Ferguson. He gets a chance, hopefully he takes it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I just can’t see what’s going to be different. We need players to own their individual moments, win their key battles and show some bottle and pride. Duncan has nothing to lose, put out a 442 or a 433 and just really go for them. Richarlison and Kean will be a threat. 

Another note - any one looking for us to add pace to our team and has Iwobi or Bernard are kidding themselves surely - Milner made Iwobi look slow in the derby and Bernard checked inside instead of taking him on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, TallPaul1878 said:

I understand the thinking behind "what can Dunc bring". Just firing the players up isn't going to be enough. You might get a dead cat bounce but ultimately the players don't have that spirit needed to really make an Everton team click.

I think an Everton player does need to be a bit of a hot head at times. Mina does and that's why fans like him. Coleman, Pickford, Richardson all have a bit of spike in them. Where it is lacking most is in the key positions in centre midfield. Too many if those look like they will just give up and don't have a fighting spirit.

Time to recall Mo Besic. Would add some bite. Vlasic had grit too but our shit manager opted for Sigurdssen to chase shadows instead. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, TallPaul1878 said:

Bernard does have the pace and skill to go past a player, was it that he was a little conscious of his fitness with having a bad injury that has made him check back rather than open up for a sprint?

Absolutely his speed of thought means more often than not he’s ahead of the opposing player. He’s a starter every time for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is an interesting line-up to say the least. I too would guess 442 but it might be 451 with Iwobi as the 10. It might even be Walcott off of DCL rather than Richarlison?

Mina is going to be a huge loss. I suspect the intention is to go out there an give it a go and cause their shaky defensive problems but we could easily be a handful down by the end of the first half.

For what its worth I too would have gone with Schneiderlin and Siggy in midfield. They are the best of a very bad bunch.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, markjazzbassist said:

all the gylfi bashers every manager picks him.  even dunc!  if he was a problem he'd be on the bench.  he's not.  maybe just maybe the quality is there and the setup and players aren't utilizing the icelandic god the way we need to unlock his powers.  he was scoring a lot for swansea.

We have no good alternatives 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

all the gylfi bashers every manager picks him.  even dunc!  if he was a problem he'd be on the bench.  he's not.  maybe just maybe the quality is there and the setup and players aren't utilizing the icelandic god the way we need to unlock his powers.  he was scoring a lot for swansea.

What ever drugs you are on swing them this way pal.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...