PBP: Chelsea v. Aston Villa

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by Brock Hannsen, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Chelsea v. Aston Villa
    Stamford Bridge, 2:30PM EST
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    Chelsea have been in bad form since the international break (loss to City away, draw to Valencia away, and a loss to Ham at home) so it'll be interesting to see how the players respond.

    Lampard is facing some crisis for the first time.
    -talking Pulisic up front with Tammy out and Michy/Giroud not to be trusted;
    -questions at left back with Alonso not playing since the 4-4 Ajax match and Emerson being poor against City. Switching Az to the left is only a stopgap;
    -finding the balance between Kante, Jorg, and Kante and reducing the amount of giveaways with only a stretched CB pairing as cover.
    -Pedro is surely not an answer anymore, so reliance on Willian and Pulisic will be greater. Hudson-Odoi needs to step up a little. I know that's asking a lot of a kid, but he wanted big boy money.
    -Shut up about Kepa already. He's playing behind a rookie CB and a second string CB. West Ham would have won 6-0 without him. He's a world class keeper and at the moment, only Ederson, Allison are ahead of him in the league at the moment.

    Enjoy this on illegal streams or Chelsea radio!
     
  2. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Agree on Kepa, but crisis a bit strong, a loss to City away in which we played real well except for the all important goal scoring thingo_O, and a draw to Valencia away, with Tammy gone for a good bit, not reasons for concern, now West ham was a lazy cluster....., hopefully a one off that will remind the team they are only good enough when they play harder than the other team, any team

    Still think for balance for the unique skills each brings, Jorginho, as good as he has mostly been, has to be the odd man out at the start and Willian needs to start. James and Az on left too. AV is dangerous in attack, we need to proper defend
     
  3. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    The defense is a real concern, but the two City goals were f ups in the midfield.
     
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  4. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Our midfield has been bad. Jorginho and Kov are far too liable to make game changing errors. They need to keep it simple... those giveaways in midfield kill us and undo any good they're capable of.

    Don't like the idea of Pul at striker. Feel like this very Hazard esque type thinking.. kinda shocked Bats isn't deemed worthy of being slotted in there. Much prefer to keep our shape and have some kind of target man.
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    We will win. You heard it here first.
     
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  6. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Is it confirmed that Bats won't be starting today? He needs to spend a majority of his training team learning the offside rule but he and Pulisic have shown a good understanding and this would be valuable to grow.

    Even if Tammy could play I hope we don't rush it. Have to be careful with injuries especially with such a busy period.

    Rudi hopefully back by Christmas (though expect it to be into the new year before he's back at full sharpness).
     
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  7. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Frank said Tammy still has a lot of pain, so I wouldn't rush either.
     
  8. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw that Tammy was cleared to play but idk if he will. Especially cause we play again Saturday vs Everton. Then Tuesday in the all important match up vs Lille.
     
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  9. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Don't like putting the best creator at CF.
     
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  10. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It boggles the mind doesn't it? Bats was on fire in limited action, but has recently been underwhelming to say the least... The number of offsides he has accrued has been ridiculous and several of them were not even close. Probably a sign that he is seriously pressing. I do agree with dspence that CP doesn't belong at CF. He isn't big enough to muscle many off the ball... especially CDs. As such, they can't count on him for consistent holdup play. But more importantly, CP has been beyond deadly at left-wing forward. Putting him in one-on-one situations where he can either choose to attack the endline or start one of his fantastic penetrating dribbles towards the center is the best way to create space and chances IMO.
     
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  11. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    He turned 19 last month and he has just come back from injury. It's not asking a lot from an extremely talented young player.
     
  12. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    • 1Arrizabalaga

    • 24James
    • 4Christensen
    • 15Zouma
    • 28Azpilicueta

    • 7Kanté
    • 17Kovacic
    • 19Mount

    • 22Pulisic
    • 9Abraham
    • 10Willian
    Substitutes
    • 5Jorginho
    • 13Caballero
    • 18Giroud
    • 20Hudson-Odoi
    • 23Batshuayi
    • 29Tomori
    • 33Emerson
    Tammy in the starting line-up and Jorghino getting a much needed rest.
     
  13. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I am at home and will not not be watching the match.

    ;)
     
  14. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Tomori on the bench.
     
  16. Boris10

    Boris10 Member

    Chelsea
    England
    Sep 25, 2019
    Alonso not even in the squad - any injury concerns there or do we just think he's done?
     
  17. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Worried about putting Tammy out there so soon but hopefully that’s unfounded. Glad Jorginho is getting a rest.

    Let’s get it done today lads. No more sleeping at the wheel.
     
  18. Boris10

    Boris10 Member

    Chelsea
    England
    Sep 25, 2019
    I'm enjoying the Premier League on Amazon Prime, but fuuuuuuuuccccccccckkkk Andy Townsend on commentary.
     
  19. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Based on the early running there is zero need to overcomplicate this. Run at them, play simple balls and chances will come. KISS football called for here.
     
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  20. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC

    that uk only?
     
  21. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Abraham's touch a bit on the agricultural side at the moment Looks like he's been out for weeks not days.

    Some solid work from willian a short while ago. Reece was caught forward and willian covered very well. Support that pedro was not providing at the weekend and it shows.

    No yellow for the hatchet job on willian just now. Great, going to be one of those games.
     
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  22. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Why are we trying to play like late 00s Arsenal?!
     
  23. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    We get the ball into decent positions and then seem bereft of ideas what to do with it.
     
  24. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Lol never mind. Nice cross by Reece James, though.
     
  25. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

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