PBP: Champions League: Matchday 2: Lille FC V Chelsea FC

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by StamfordBridgeLions, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Here we go. We need to win. We need 3 points.

    Barkley? Spilling his chips. Chipgate.

    Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley was "naive to be out before a Champions League game" after being pictured in a row with a taxi driver in Liverpool on Sunday night, said boss Frank Lampard.

    Barkley reportedly spilled chips on the floor of the taxi and had an argument over money, with police involved.

    "In terms of permission I don't expect to be asked for that. He hasn't committed a crime, apart from eating chips in a taxi," said Lampard.

    "I feel for the cabbie and I think he has been naive to be out before a Champions League game - he has admitted that," added Lampard.

    "I like Ross, I have had no problem with him and he has admitted he made a mistake. I will take that at face value and move on."

    Scousers eh.
     
  2. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    #2 StamfordBridgeLions, Oct 2, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
    When the chips are down. . .play Pulisic
     
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  3. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
  4. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Im torn, I don't think we are very likely to win the Champions league this season and I half want us to use the competition for a bit of experimentation (not very ethical I know), I expect Pulisic to start, he needs to take this opportunity or else the Americans amongst us will go into meltdown! Is Kante fit to play? How string is the opposition? I don't know much about them.
     
  5. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    win and no penalties taken by Barkley, please.
     
  6. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    stop the blaming american fans crap. regardless of nationality, as it has been mentioned numerous times, the discussion is that the club has a young exciting player that fills a tactical hole that we need that is being overlooked behind an ageing and under-performing player. people wanted CHO to play over pedro last year too. it has nothing to do with him being american, not in the chelsea forum at least.
     
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  7. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I disagree with you on that and anybody reading the posts relating to Pulisic know that there is something else going on here which is particular to here and it is not so much an issue in the UK fan base and forums.

    That said let us hope he gets a game tonight and scores. Surely the kebab dropper can't start?
     
  8. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    Read ur posts you are the one melting down. I mean you com ppl l as in about talking as about him and again bring him up.
     
  9. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    #9 StamfordBridgeLions, Oct 2, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
    Kurt Zouma and striker Olivier Giroud are both available. Not sure on Kante.

    Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Emerson Palmieri all still out injured.

    I think we might see something like this:

    Chelsea:

    Arrizabalaga;
    Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, Alonso;
    Jorginho, Kovacic;
    CHO/Pulisic, Mount, Willian;
    Abraham
     
  10. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    They are a young side. Lille had the youngest starting XI in the first round of Champions League group games - with an average age of 23 years and 277 days against Ajax.
     
  11. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Team:

    Kepa
    James Zouma Tomori
    Dave Kante Jorginho Alonso
    Willian Tammy Mount

    Caballero
    Christensen
    Pedro
    Kovacic
    CHO
    Batshuayi
    Giroud
     
  12. Dr_Intoxicated

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Interesting selection, I would not have guessed that.

    Bit lacking in creativity, playing for a draw?

    Hope that I am wrong and we score a hat full.

    BT sport see them lining up with Dave and James swapped with respect to the formation above
     
  13. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    No Pulisic? Seriously?
     
  14. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Was listening to Chelsea TV and they think it's James inside with Dave outside to cope with Lille's pace up front. Thinking that's probably the case.

    In terms of creativity, it'll be similar to Brighton I think. Playing centrally to break the lines.
     
  15. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Leaving aside who is and who's not there, that looks a decent line-up. Not sure about Kurt in the back line, though.
     
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  16. Dr_Intoxicated

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Blueallthru, post: 38205024, member: 206534" Was listening to Chelsea TV and they think it's James inside with Dave outside to cope with Lille's pace up front. Thinking that's probably the case.

    In terms of creativity, it'll be similar to Brighton I think. Playing centrally to break the lines.




    Well Chelsea TV will have more information than BT I would hope.

    When I made the comment about creativity I had missed Jorginho in there
     
  17. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    #17 StamfordBridgeLions, Oct 2, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
    Apart from Dave and Alonso they have all scored in recent games though.

    Odd selection. But Frank has a strategic plan for this game and that is a good thing for a coach to have.
     
  18. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Kebab dropper is dropped.
     
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  19. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    streams anyone
     
  20. Dr_Intoxicated

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I am not that sure about our defence, makes me nervous. Looking good at the other end of the pitch
     
  21. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone with a stream?
     
  22. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    last time tudnxtra app showed it now that does not work with Directv login, hate this segmented u need 48,684 streaming service crap to watch one team
     
  23. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    James is out wide
     
  24. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    tomori is REALLY good at stepping up at the right time and baiting an attacker in to overplaying and taking the ball away, however, his first touch on the dribble often seems kind of heavy, he always seems really anxious to push and run and get forward and break that line. if often works out because he is really fast, but when it doesn't it's a turnover.
     
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  25. Dr_Intoxicated

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Great goal from Tammy
     

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