PBP: Champions League: Matchday 6 Chelsea v. Lille

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by Brock Hannsen, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Chelsea v. Lille
    Tuesday, December 9 2019
    Stamford Bridge, 3:00PM EST
    TV: None that I can tell. TNT are showing Milan v. Barca

    So it all comes down to this. The final match of the group stages and we're playing the worst (but still dangerous) team in the group - at home. How will we manage to ******** this up?

    Ajax (10pts)
    Valencia (8pts)
    Chelsea (8pts)
    Lille (1pt)

    -Ajax will go through if they draw, or if Chelsea fail to beat Lille.
    -Valencia will go through if they beat Ajax, or as long as they finish at least level on points with Chelsea due to their superior head-to-head record.
    -Chelsea will go through if they beat Lille or if they draw and Valencia lose to Ajax.

    Rudiger is eligible for selection but Tomori is out along with Giroud. I can't imagine Abraham being 100% after the knock he took on his hurt hip/back, but we'll see.

    Form in all competitions since the international break:
    Chelsea: LDLWL (losses to City, West Ham, and Everton; win against Villa; draw against Valencia)
    Lille: LLWWW (losses to PSG, Ajax, wins against Lyon, Brest, Dijon)
     
  2. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
  3. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    We have to win. I didn't actually think that Lille were a bad side at all. This has been a very very tough group. WE win and we do not have to worry about any other result, a draw and we have start looking hopefully at the Ajax and Valencia game.

    "It is good to have him back and he is training really well," said Lampard. But will he be paying on Tuesday? Frank Lampard says there is a "chance" the German could feature.


    re-cap

     
  4. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    In the first away game at Lille. We played with wing backs. 3-4-2-1 to deal with the fact that they are fast counter-attacking side.

    Arrizabalaga;
    Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Tomori;
    James (Hudson-Odoi 66), Kante, Jorginho, Alonso;
    Willian (Pedro 84), Mount (Kovacic 87);
    Abraham

    I wonder what shape-formation we will adopt?
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Must win.
     
  6. Rman3349

    Rman3349 Member

    Chelsea
    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rudi is fit for this one apparently
     
  7. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Yep. Will he start? Apparently Tomori has been carrying a hip injury - possibly explains why he's been out of the team. He'll miss Lille game according to Lamps.
    Tomori and Christensen or Zouma? Or all 3?
     
  8. Rman3349

    Rman3349 Member

    Chelsea
    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't like the idea of starting a player right away after such a long injury, but if Fik is not available, then its gotta be Rudi and AC. Zouma really shouldn't play for us again unless its absolutely necessary
     
  9. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    I agree...very big match to start someone who's played barely minutes this season.
     
  10. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Assuming Lamps goes with the 4-2-3-1 again I guess I'd like to see:

    Kepa
    James--Rudiger--Christensen--Emerson

    Kovacic--Jorginho--Kante

    Willian---------------Pulisic
    ------------Abe---------------
     
  11. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Kepa Azpi Rudiger Zouma Emerson kante jorginho Kovacic willian abraham Pulisic
     
  12. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
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    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
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  13. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Emerson in with Rudi & Zouma and Az; Jorginho is in with Kante Kov Pul and Willian with Pul join Tammy officially
     
  14. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    tam tam is one hit away from a lengthy spell on the sidelines
     
  15. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Tammy with the tap in.
     
  16. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Good album.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
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    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    pulisic with another dribble i thought was going nowhere but instead gets to the touchline for another pull back that forces a corner, then we score on that corner.

    also, i'm not sure it was intentional, but pulisic pulled his marker out of the way for dave to attack that corner.
     
  18. Ninjatend0

    Ninjatend0 Moderator
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    Feb 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    lol, sweet yellow card for zouma ref
     
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  19. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Pul comes off to a standing ovation. Didn't score or assist, but was instrumental in both goals and had some really good passages of play. I'm glad Frank is giving him a bit of a rest before the weekend.
     
  20. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Of course we can’t make it easy. Jesus Christ.
     
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  21. Rman3349

    Rman3349 Member

    Chelsea
    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Wouldn't be fun that way now would it? *has mental breakdown*

    Job done.
     
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  23. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Oh thank God.

    We looked more assured at the back till that goal.
     
  24. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Sucks to be 2nd in the group... Totally could have won it.
     
  25. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Another match that somehow went right to the death after it should have been put comfortably to bed. There are some serious structural issues at the moment that require attention. Not sure what the fix is and genuinely hope we dont try to overpay in the january window but clearly ongoing problems with closing out results with authority.

    Through to the last 16 though and that's a massive plus (even though we rode our luck on multiple occasions).
     
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