PBP: Chelsea FC Vs. Crystal Palace FC

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  1. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    And how incredibly different is this now, compared to managers past? Smart, game changing subs. Frank is doing great man.
     
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  2. StamfordBridgeLions

    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    clean sheet. very cool. 3 points. no manager of the month curse.

    another bloody international break. sigh.
     
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  3. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Kov, and James in Zaha shutdown, also in motm discussion for me; thought Willian, outside set delivery, was especially superb in 1st half and bright all match, Kante had a good return, makes it look easy
     
  4. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I feel like Conte was really good with second half adjustments in our title winning season, but yeah, this hasn't been the norm.
     
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  5. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Willian was really good today. Tammy has the great ability to be quiet, but he's always making those runs wide or in behind that result is goals.
     
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  6. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    And it's okay to say that.
     
  7. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    What are we thinking for the Pool v Citeh match? Methinks a draw suits us best.
     
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  8. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Tammy's looking like a real striker... can do very little for long periods and then scores.

    TBH, though, he's a constant threat and is always liable to play on the shoulder of the last man and stick the ball in the net.
     
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  9. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Gotta be, hasn't it.

    Put's citeh ahead on GD but also means 'pool doesn't get too far away.
     
  10. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Tammy has shown in the last few matches he has everything a top striker needs including today the ability to take one chance and score. Like you say he was also popping up out wide to get the ball so even in a low key performance the effort is still manifesting (a trademark of this lampard side tbh).

    It is frustrating at times when you see him stand in offside positions and not even jogging back into place but cannot argue with the results. I'm glad to see him prove the doubters wrong.
     
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  11. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pool-Citeh draw would work best for Chelsea. It still seems a bit ambitious to think such a young team with new manager can keep up with last year's CL and PL champions. But then again, how many people picked Leicester City to win the PL when they did ?
     
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  12. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    In the interest of my own sanity, c'mon Citeh.
     
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  13. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    There are a couple of posters here who will always find a way to throw shade at Pulisic. But he certainly is making it more difficult every day.
     
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  14. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    He's always standing on the CB's back shoulder and willing to make those runs. It's pretty crazy to think how easy he makes it look.
     
  15. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    ¿Que?

    I don't think anyone threw shade. The criticism of him being the last one to touch the ball were valid. I just thought that was more a problem with how we were attacking in the final third.

    Puli has been good, probably the MOTM today. We don't have to make it be a thing either.
     
  16. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I'm half leaning this way. The thought just makes me ill.
     
  17. Rman3349

    Rman3349 Member

    Chelsea
    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only able to watch the last 15 minutes or so. Was James that good or was Zaha that bad?
     
  18. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    James that good.
     
  19. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Agreed. And not just in shutting down zaha. When he got forward he was always looking to push the ball and make something happen. One of our better players today.
     
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  20. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Very professional victory from us. Nice to see. A couple players could use a rest I think.
     
  21. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Yep, his crosses can be so good. Really think he's a long term solution to the position.
     
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  22. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I sometimes think he needs a better job of looking to find a better option than simply taking the shot. But then again, it's his dribbling/ball control which allows him to put himself in a position to take the shot, so why not ?

    Earlier in the year, some fans wanted Willian off the pitch, but lately his contributions (as well as Pulisic) have helped keep CHO on the bench. Willian was MOTM pitch for me because of the great assist to Abraham as well as being very involved in the offense. Pulisic also put in a good shift looking dangerous every time he had the ball near/in the box.

    Who is this Zaha character ? A relative newbie (James) seems to have kept him pretty quiet.
     
  23. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I think this is a Lampard thing, as it is a relatively new development in his game. He has mostly been a set up man in his past rather than a goal scorer, but I think Frank believes in taking the shot and likely teaches that.
     
  24. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.
     
  25. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I agree I see my middle school team give up possession in and aorund the box often and I always teel them you never get a goal if you don't shoot. They aren't a club team, more like rec players, just shoot the damn ball in sight of goal anything can happen, one of your mates might even get a headed goal on a rebound :cool:
     
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