Matt Miazga at Reading (on loan from Chelsea)

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  1. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    Ha! Watching the BVB game yesterday I was thinking that an English announcer probably would have named Sancho the BVB player of the game for drawing defensive attention away from CP (even after Sancho kept the play alive on WB's 2nd by being slow to push up). Earlier this year I remember a British announcer talking about how Bale had been such a high performer for Real Madrid, unlike the struggling Benzema - who, in the same seasons, had more goals for Real Madrid at the time and has a lot more now.

    It ain't just the leagues getting promoted...

    [/end threadjack]
     
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  2. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Member+

    Jun 23, 2002
    I'm not sure if Sarri has ever had an American on his squads before. That may not be by design, but we'll soon find out just how willing he is to pencil Yanks in his starting lineups.
     
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  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Seriously how can Sarri not be fired after the season he's had at the club? Is the only requirement (for his staying) is that they will have CL in the Fall?
     
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  4. Cubanlix63

    Cubanlix63 Member

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    Feb 19, 2014
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    Manchester United FC
    He is supposed to be the guy who transforms their style of play and coming into the season many expected it be a process. And with a possible transfer ban I doubt a lot of managers are desperate to leave their club for Chelsea. Obviously they are probably going to look for Frank Lampard to eventually take over since seems to be doing a good job for Derby County but, he is in his first full season as a manager.
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    Chelsea's squad is kind of shit, and they're going to finish 3rd or 4th while making a European final. Sarri has done a terrific job with them this season.
     
  6. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
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    What?
     
  7. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    They're probably the 3rd most talented side in the league and they'll finish 3rd. For all the talk of Tottenham, they don't have a superstar like Eden Hazard, and kante is better than anyone there as well. Of course Kane is either the 2nd or best striker in the league but he's hurt, while Son is quite excellent, but both Willian and Pedro are.quire.good still.

    Basically, I think the top 6 are finishing where their talent dictate. You could argue that Utd have more talented than Arsenal, but at this point that's debatable.

    Next season is going to be much of the same. There's not enough affordable talent for Chelsea to catch either Liverpool or City. Tottenham have been surpassed, though with that new stadium perhaps levy will be willing to spend a lot more. I don't trust either Arsenal nor Utd'd decision makers to do a proper rebuild.
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Willian and Pedro are the definition of meh.
     
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    You heard me.
     
  10. Tigerpunk

    Tigerpunk Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    We're off topic here, but hard to argue that United doesn't have at least the third most talent in the EPL. If you're talking about their current form, sure, but that's circular logic. How to sort Chelsea, Arsenal, and Spurs is more open for debate.
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    This Chelsea squad is fairly unbalanced and even if at first Sarri was making some big mistakes, specially around the locker room, it seems, by the end things fell into place and the tactics were good, as expected from a solid Italian manager.

    The question is whether the players can stomach the man-management style. Maurizio doesn't suffer fools gladly, and kids have issues with old guys who are like that.
     
  12. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    It's one of only two requirement for them to even consider keeping him, and even if they do make it to the CL he could still be sacked. The other is whether they can get a good coach to replace him. If they can't, he may still stay on because there's nobody worthwhile ready to take on a big club with a demanding fans and owner but also under embargo. Otherwise they'll drop him in a New York minute.
     
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  13. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Ireland Republic
    They squad has a good deal of top talent, but the squad is also unbalanced and too many of the top talents are also extremely inconsistent. Either is a problem; both is a recipe for failure.
     
  14. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    it was a bad take
     
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  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Perhaps. But this is Chelsea we're talking about. A previous poster mentioned maybe they couldn't find a suitable replacement and that makes sense.
     
  16. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    BREAKING: @ChelseaFC have lost their appeal against FIFA's decision to ban them from signing players in the next two transfer windows.

    — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 8, 2019
     
  17. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    Not sure this is good news for Matt. Seems to increase (however slightly) the chance that he doesn’t go on loan and is needed for back-up. Not sure he would get a lot of playing time in that case.
     
  18. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I agree this could break either way, but it just might be the moment for Miazga to step up and stake his claim.
     
  19. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
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    Arsenal FC
    This year could be Chelsea's last big pay day. They have some players at the end of their very best and a trade ban would def hurt the replenishment needed. If they were to off load big names like Hazard and Higuian, not sure he even has any interest, but moving some big names would bring in cash. Other than that, CP's mental toughness will be tested. If Hazard does not move, it will be a plus for CP as I feel he will get a lot of time to play with him. Could be good for MM also. They will need help in the back for sure. He may not walk into a starting position, but come to think about it, Reading was the first time he did. His other loans, he worked his way into starting. I hardly count the French excursion because of the amount of time he was there. Gonna be interesting.
     
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  20. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    "No surprises here, and Chelsea will now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    Expect the CAS to stay Chelsea’s ban on registering new players until the appeal is concluded, thereby allowing Chelsea to conduct business as usual this summer. https://t.co/oB55DMdUAI

    — Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) May 8, 2019"
     
  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    An injury or 2 here and he may get a few months as a legit starter. Even if he's depth, there's enough matches where he will have a SHOT.
     
  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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  23. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    I really dig his wedding attire. So Miazga.
     
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  24. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    At this point, I think you can consider the Prem to be the best league in the world. 4 different teams represented in European finals, none of which are the likely league champions.
     
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