Chelsea 2018/19 - You can bank on Barkley

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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Another goal for Abraham (13 league games, 10 goals/1 assist - Skewed somewhat by the 5-5 midweek, but still). When do the Chelsea fans think he'll be featuring for them? Next season, or a bit later?
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    He isn't good enough for them.

    Can see us signing him if we get promoted end of the season.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    What sort of money do Villa have nowadays, assuming they got promotion? We sold Ake to Bournemouth for £20 mil last year, Tammy is a English centre forward with years left on his contract so would certainly cost more than that.
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    Prometheus Full Member

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    How much dedication actually goes into that? I always assumed it was just like a few months of gym and eating a lot of chicken!
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    I wish... Years of crazily clean eating, supplements and a strict training regime I'd say. Guy obviously looks after himself in a way even most pro athletes don't. Can't look like that if you come back to pre-season with an Aguero belly.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Bit overrated this season.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Well we had another takeover this summer and would of course get all the premier league riches again. Apparent ITK on our forum says there's an option to buy if we go up anyway.
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    Mb194dc Full Member

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    I think Sarri needs to change style of play for games away from home when we don't play a full strength team. It's all very well us trying to be Barcelona but unfortunately last night we looked like Wenger's Arsenal at the back, soft. Can see what he's trying to do. We should Keep the 4 3 3 but change tactically, put Kante as a defensive midfielder and play with quick transitions, concede possession and play on the counter attack.

    First goal too easy to get a shot off and should have been saved. Second goal, Christensen mistake with a simple square ball and generally terrible from us. Don't think Willian was fouled either. Referee was pretty awful at times generally though, that is the premier league though. Morata and Willian should have penalties though for me. In any other European leagues at least one of those would be given and probably a red / yellow card as well.

    Sarri needs to adapt to the league, lots of teams are physical and get away with playing in a way that you can't in any other country. Needs to adapt to it. When we play Brighton away unless we have our complete team available to play Barcelona style we should change tactically.
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    Willian, Drinkwater + 50mil for Richarlison, who says no?
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    Everton.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    To play as LW or CF?
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    cheeky_backheel Full Member

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    Time is not going to make the issues go away but likely make it worse, as more team catch on to the flaws in the system.

    The core of the problem is that jorginho lacks pace and physicality, and he is defensively suspect. Sarri could get away with it in the slower Serie A, but the PL is a different level.

    The problem is only compounded by Kante not have the playmaking nor offensive abilities required of his new role, while playing him further upfield takes away his biggest strength.

    Current Chelsea lineup is biased, with a heavily offensive left side (Hazard+kovacic+ alonso) and a very defensive right side ( willian+kante+azzi). Thus teams are more likely to attack down the left, hoping to catch Alonso upfield and exploit the lack of pace of Jorginho.

    Sarri will need to either change the formation or his personnel to fix it.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    "Sarri Ball"! Puke.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Wasn't Hazard supposed to explode this season due to Sarri's offensive football? Hasn't scored in a while now.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Very impressed with Chelsea's tactical evolution under Sarri. The first half they rode their luck, but they were clearly the best side in the second half. Evaded City's press well enough to create a good amount of chances.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    They pass the ball very well. Almost never see them hoof it aimlessly.
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    kidbob Full Member Knee-jerker

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    Interesting to hear that Sarri said that his team find it hard to remain motivated and that they need to find that motivation consistently and not just against the top sides. Chelsea have the ingredients of a title challenge but not the overall application. Obviously you guys need a striker, anyone that Chelsea fans think could come in in January and make a difference?

    Otherwise in the summer I see Sarri moving Azpi back to centre half with a new partner and see 2 new full backs (RB being the more essential), a striker, a RW and maybe a new CM (but not as important). Interesting to see how he gets on, he was my second choice (after Klopp) for the United job, a really astute coach.
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    TheMagicFoolBus Full Member

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    Timo Werner perhaps? Also recent news that Hysaj's agent may push for a move to Chelsea in January, though the agreement between Chelsea and Napoli may complicate things (Chelsea agreed to not activate any Napoli players' buyout clauses).

    Think the team is totally stocked in central midfield, though Fabregas leaving would complicate things.
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    Why would Willian go to europa league standard club? (I know Chelsea are in it but they should be back in CL next season). Barca are usually linked to him. He also seems very happy in London.

    Maybe Victor Moses would interest Everton more, he's really fallen out of favour under Sarri.
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    jeff gurr New Member

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    Not too many teams lining up to obtain Danny Drinkwater. People around Leicester think he will go to Fulham in January to team up with his old boss Claudio.
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    Kovacic's situation is the bigger issue, imo. Not certainties for Chelsea as of yet.
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    Ray_of_Hope New Member

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    Conte made lot of average players look great in his 3-4-3. Same with Marcos Alonso, defensively a liability. The man might cause friction, but he is one hell of a manager. Juventus of today wouldn't be without him.
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    Dancfc Full Member

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    He's excellent at fighting against the odds (probably as good as Fergie on that particular aspect of managing), 2/3 titles at Juve were completely unexpected (the first one was seen as a freak occurrance) and we all know the story around his title win with us. It's when he's made it to the top of the mountain and needs to stay there the problems start with him, he doesn't know how to deal with being a favourite so ends up acting up half because of his personality and half because it takes the attention away from that very flaw, Alegri and now Sarri have got tunes out of players he was basically calling crap.

    It's a shame really because a fully motivated Conte is every bit as good as prime Jose (i really hope he doesn't go United as he's the perfect man to sort out their current predicament) but for one pro there's a con not far behind.
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    Giroud has really shed some kilos, what a sexy unit.
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    Ray_of_Hope New Member

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    That explains his failings with Juventus at the Champions league. If I remember correctly, Juventus only had one QF appearance in his 3 years.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Interesting
    I'll be very surprised if he moves Azpi I field. He likes his right back capable of operating as a 3rd center half. Its more likely he might look for another cb super comforable on the left if central defence of a 3.