GWT: Premier League round 26

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Jussi, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. hatterson Registered User

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    Yea if the FA hasn't been enforcing lower bans at the senior level then he shouldn't miss any games. It's a definite red card, but nothing so severe that you'd need to go against precedent for it.
     
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    I love Watford's kits.
     
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    Liverpool let Coutinho go to Barca so Deulofeu could take points off of Chelsea.

    I get it now. 4D chess from Michael Edwards
     
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  5. Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Woof. Conte is gonna get sacked in the morning
     
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    6th will also make Europa unless somehow Arsenal win the league cup but then drop below 6th.
     
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    The Chelsea problem has been that all of their signings last summer have relatively failed to some extent. No idea what happens from that point but their team looks incredibly ordinary and the window is shut.

    Plus Conte sent their second best player away to Spain.
     
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    Wow, beauty finish too
     
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    Lmao Conte has lost it.
     
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    Cheslea has just completely given up.
     
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    Conte wants centerback, do not provide. Cahill is responsible for 5 of the 6 we have conceded in the past two games.

    Conte wants Walker and Sandro. Instead we get Zappacosta and don't sign a LB until January.

    Conte wants a box to box midfielder and he doesn't want Matic to be sold. We sign Drinkwater last minute for 40 million, loan out RLC and end up starting Bakayoko game after game.

    Wants another striker as we only have two, and we continue to bench Bats in favor of the horrible false 9.

    Overall lack of squad depth.

    Chelsea need to stop sacking managers. We didn't supplement the squad for Mourinho, and we failed to do it AGAIN for Conte!
     
  12. Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    It’s also a squad that needed some freshening up and didn’t get it. Lot of matches on the tires of some of those players.

    I guess Hazard will be in Real this summer
     
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    Ah I’ve never been quite sure about how everything ends up playing out. All I know is top 4 are CL and 5th is Europa.
     
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    No he was thinking that the little :eek::eek::eek::eek: was fouling him all game and just got a yellow card for a bad challenge on him. The referee had also called their captain over to tell the players to stop making bad challenges. Then the little :eek::eek::eek::eek: elbowed him in the head and he lost it. Lallana is just returning from injury so it's easy to see how this happens, but the red card was totally deserved.
     
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  17. Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    For what it’s worth, I’m also not sure Chelsea have the balance sheet to go out and get a top level player after they’ve blown a bunch of cash. If Roman isn’t pumping dollars into the club, their balance sheet is pretty average.
     
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    Conte doesn't want depth. He was mad just a few days ago because the Chelsea board used their money to buy quantity instead of quality.
     
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    Will be a travesty.
     
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    I agree with the overall premise of this post, but I also believe it is impossible for a manager to replicate consistent intensity the way those two want it for multiple years.
     
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    I really don't think his system is that intense. Our forwards never press high. The only players who really have to press continuously are the midfield two, and then occasionally Moses. They never push Alonso because he's slow to cover back when he goes up.
     
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    This is taking one quote and ignoring the bigger picture of the whole season and other things Conte has said.
     
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    Deulofeu chose a good night to have one of his classic unplayable games.

    Probably won't hear about him anymore this season.
     
  24. Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I also think his system isn’t cut out for the EPL over the long haul. 3 at the back is exploitable if you don’t have defenders or talented wingbacks. Throw in a striker not being great and it’s a problem.

    At some point, the system was going to need some changing.
     
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    No they need a better finisher, one as good as Diego Costa. His system works.

    It's not so much the system as his personality. He is extremely intense and has a habit of screaming at players. Was lucky enough to be sitting right behind him when he was doing it last preseason.

    Their tactics are actually pretty good if you consider that they still score goals without a quality striker and quality box to box midfielder. Fabregas looks way past it and Bakayoko's been very poor. If Conte goes their season is over IMO.
     

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