PBP: 12/10: Pulisic (start) - Chelsea v. Lille, Champions League MD 6

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  1. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Christian gets the start in the deciding game of the group stage. Win (against 1 point Lille) and Chelsea advance. Second is the most likely outcome (they can win the group if the other match ends in a draw).
     
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  2. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    Let's go! Just to add: a tie only helps Chelsea if Ajax wins against Valencia.

    Could be a wild ass 2 hours as even Ajax needs a tie to guarantee advancement.
     
  3. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Lille make NINE changes from the weekend league match.

    Chelsea three sets of fresh legs - Jorginho for Mount which may indicate a different midfield approach, Emerson for James, Rudiger for Christensen. We'll see if Rudiger is back yet or not. Mount, Bats, Hudson-Odoi and James will likely be the subs (three of those four).

    Win and go through or get lucky for Chelsea. Here we go.
     
  4. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    I thought Valencia would have been a big wake up call for this team. But for the completely unnatural display of non-scoring in front of goal, Valencia could and should have won 6-2 at home.

    Chelsea have to possess the ball longer in better defensive positions. They have to attack with a better team shape to recover on the turn over. They continue to attack and leave their very shaky defenders in positions they can't (but should) defend.
     
  5. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Quiet in here. Abraham sets up Pulisic just inside the box, who shoots through traffic low just wide of the far post lefty. Oh well.
     
  6. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    ugh. CP in the box, sends his left footed shot just wide. He wants that back.
     
  7. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Because it's a weekday afternoon game that isn't on TV.

    Your updates will be extremely appreciated though. :)
     
  8. Method

    Method Member

    United States
    Aug 20, 2018
    he has to get that on frame. cannot miss that one wide, damn
     
  9. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    It should be noted, it is absolutely pissing rain. I hope some of CP's quick cuts can get some players slipping.
     
  10. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Lille playing a 3-4-3 in attack, morphs into a 5 man backline. Not much room on the sides for CP to operate on the corners. Pretty good formation to defend Chelsea.
     
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Game is free on Bleacher Report.
     
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  12. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Emerson blast from the top of the box after lose ball falls to him, great save by Maignan.
     
  13. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Pulisic lays off to Kante 20' out. Kante's first shot is block, Kante blasts rebound just wide of near post.
     
  14. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Is tamori injured? I'd prefer him to zouma any day, especially this one.
     
  15. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    still think frank is playing kante too high.
     
  16. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    GOAL! Kante lays off to Pulisic 35' out, who takes a couple dribbles and plays to Willian wider out right, Willian cuts to end line, cutback cross to Abraham 3' out wide open, makes no mistake with finish on open goal as keeper was near post to protect against Willian.
     
  17. Method

    Method Member

    United States
    Aug 20, 2018
    beautiful soccer. love the pass by puli out wide to willian there. a pass that mount NEVER makes to puli
     
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  18. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Could try Kovacic and Kante switching roles, but I think this is good for today.
     
  19. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    pulisic the hockey assist, 1-0 chelsea. Great play from Kante, Pulisic, Willian to create the goal and Tammy in a great spot to poach it home.
     
  20. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Kante lays off to CP, who goes central, beats man, lays off to Willian and Tabraham with a fat kid under the basket goal.

    Announcer spent about 5min talking about Kante chest layoff to CP as the key to everything, not the run, lay off and cross.
     
  21. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    He's high on kante, apparently.
     
  22. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Never too soon for a good mount critique in my opinion.
     
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  23. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Willian clever driven long pass to CP at the top of the box, lays wide to Emerson who cuts back and shoots too close to keeper.
     
  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  25. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Pulisic magic run beating three men to endline, cutback cross is nearly the mirror image to Abraham's first goal, but this time a defender gets a foot to it for a corner. CP just looked WAY better than the Lille defense on that one. Chelsea aggressively looking for #2.
     

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