PBP: 11/27: Pulisic (start) - Valencia v. Chelsea, Champions League MD 5

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  1. ArsenalMetro

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    Chelsea travel to Spain to face Valencia (10th in La Liga) in the 5th game of the group stage. Pulisic starts for Chelsea.




    It's tight at the top of this group - Ajax, Chelsea, and Valencia are all on 7 points. Lots of tiebreaking scenarios in play, but Chelsea's home loss to Valencia could loom large if they don't manage a good result today. Ajax plays away to Lille (1 point) later this afternoon.

    Kickoff is at 12:55 PM Eastern on TNT, B/R Live, and UniMas.
     
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  2. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    Mount benched for Kante. Have to assume this is what Lamps views as his strongest line up.
     
  3. smokarz

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    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    This TNT feed is so freaking low quality. Get with the 1080p people
     
  4. smokarz

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    To be fair, Mount hasn't been playing well for over a month now. Honestly he has lots of fans because he's an academy product and is English. If he was a foreigner, most people wouldn't care he was on the bench.

    I never bought into his early hype. He works hard, runs a lot, shoot a lot (he does have a wicked foot), but bring nothing else to the game/team.
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

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    TNT's entire production is terrible. The studio, the analysts, the music, the theme, match selection, and streaming are all awful.

    Kate Abdo seems like she has basically given up on trying to make the pre- and post-game shows even decent television, and I can't blame her.
     
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  6. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
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    Christensen is interesting. I guess TOmori makes too much mistakes against Citeh.
     
  7. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
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    Big fan of the Champions League font.
     
  8. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Willian had to do better...had an empty net
     
  9. Casper

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    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I like Mount, but the list of people who think Mount is a better player than Kante must be short. He's still a likely sub today.
     
  10. smokarz

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    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Willian some bad passes and killed the attack
     
  11. FC Tallavana

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    Jul 1, 2004
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    Had an opening 10 minutes to forget.
     
  12. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Pulisic almost got a touch on that
     
  13. Casper

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    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    CP draws dangerous free kick 30' out. Briefly called advantage - CP kept his feet and Abraham got the ball, but no ultimate advantage. Willian free kick slightly high for the attack to the keeper.
     
  14. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    CP looking lively and earned FK
     
  15. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Willian FK was shite...right at keeper
     
  16. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
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    Pulisic riding that foul which drew a whistle was beautiful to see.
    If he keeps doing that it will pay amazing dividends.
     
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  17. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Willian been terrible
     
  18. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Briefly looked like a CP steal in the box turning to face the goal with space and the ball at his feet - but apparently Dave fouled the guy first.
     
  19. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
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    Maxi Gomez - yeeeesh
     
  20. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Uh wow lol
     
  21. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Chelsea gets their big break for the day - Maxi Gomez whiffs in front of an open net.
     
  22. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

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    Gomez musta bet the under
     
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  23. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    CP and Wilian have switched sides - Pulisic to the right now.
     
  24. Method

    Method Member

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    Aug 20, 2018
    this ref calls every little thing. this match has no flow yet
     
  25. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    #25 Sam Hamwich, Nov 27, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
    Lumpy has too much space between forwards and midfield. Vallencia in two passes is in the final 3rd.

    Kante is having to work too hard just to keep some kind of defensive pressure and shape.

    Hate to say it but this match needs one last forward and one more linking midfielder. I'd sacrifice someone for Mount.
     

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