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Chelsea (Away) 18th March


Romey 1878

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Chelsea are still a decent team, they just haven't found their feet properly under Potter. That in itself isn't surprising given how many players they signed and not in the key positions they needed. 

I think they have the potential to improve a lot in a short space of time if they give Potter time and sign the players they actually need. 

I haven't seen loads of them but Felix has looked a bit of a problem to me. He doesn't press with the team, he looks a bit positionless and whilst undoubtably talented, it means Chelsea are playing with one hand behind their back. I don't think they need to play with a striker but Havertz doesn't have that instinct either. Koulibaly looks past his best, Silva is injured, Cucurella is playing as a 3rd CB, Loftus-Cheek played as a wing back last week. As good as they may be, there is only so much ground Kovacic and Fernandez can cover. Kepa is still a dodgy keeper too. 

I do think they will get there and they are well coached but at this moment in time they are just a bit soft and its a shame we dont have Dom upfront making a nuisance of himself.

 

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I like his press conferences. Doesn't get rattled with the inevitable, often dumb,  questions and fields them well. Comes across as no nonsense as well as motivating the players. He is definitely what we need to take us forward I feel.

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