PBP: Champions League, Matchday 1: Chelsea v. Valencia

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by Brock Hannsen, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Hold on. Is the argument that he started a 21 year old in that spot, but once the game had been going (just fine, mind you) for 15 minutes and the 21 year old got hurt, he realized what he really needed was experience, and instead of the 21 year old put on a 31 year old? Despite starting a 21 year old at CB and a 20 year old as a striker at other positions?

    Dude.
     
  2. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    more like a 5th choice winger who isn't going to be in the 18 in a week or two.
     
  3. ComeOnChelsea

    ComeOnChelsea Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Lots to be said about the minute leading up to the PK

    I've never been a Barkley guy and today didn't change that, but the whole situation was a mess with Jorg and Willian rightfully staking their claim. Barkley as a sub shouldn't be taking the pk, but tbf he has been extremely solid on PKs during summer.

    To me the drama was how Willian and Jorg handled it

    Jorg was upset and walked away, but then had the character to walk back to Bark and give some encouragement

    Willian made a show of it by standing there and adjusting his socks, which did nothing but add more pressure to Bark. I had a feeling he was going to go all power and sure enough...
     
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  4. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    If Barkley gets put off by William being mildly annoyed, he probably shouldn’t be taking our penalties :)
     
  5. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Lamp was just terrible with player selection and management in this game. Just admit the damn fact, and go get another drink.
     
  6. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Sarri got you Europa Cup and #3 finish in the EPL.

    I highly doubt Lamp can get you similar results. Frankly, this shit is way over his head. He's not ready for this. Let him coach the Championship a few more years and learn his ways.
     
  7. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    1. I wasn't particularly opposed to Sarri, but his team wasn't significantly better than Conte's last team. The point total, goal differential, etc. wasn't significantly different. He didn't improve us much, and we clearly got worse this season from a personnel standpoint - we don't have anyone nearly as good as Hazard.
    2. I don't know where we finish with Lampard, but if you've been reading this forum, you'd know I wasn't in favor of his appointment. That said, if he's playing the youth, then I understand the rationale. Our academy has been excellent for a long time, so management has clearly taken the view that we should deploy it and see where it takes us. Lampard is a reasonable manager to do that, though I think people overestimate how much someone needs to be a former Chelsea player to do it. We could have hired anyone with the explicit instruction to play the yoof.
    3. All that said, his decision not to start Pulisic today (or to insert him in place of Mount) was weird, and if his charge is to play the youth, he should play the youth. Pulisic is a part of the club, there should be no difference. It's far too soon to make any kind of judgments, and it's clear he trusts players he's more familiar with. I'm quite hopeful he's not going to be foolish enough to persist with Barkley, for instance, in the face of all the evidence, but we'll see. So far, I've definitely not been a fan of some of his choices, both personnel and tactical. That said, it could certainly be worse.
     
  8. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    lol go back to whatever board you came from

    More experienced managers have sank this team far into the ground, give it time
     
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  9. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
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  10. Wrath

    Wrath Member+

    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
  11. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    lamp has struggled in a few matches and the fans got too excited about a match against a team that is going to be sent down.

    its going to be a rough season and the fact pulisic will be on the bench watching most of it will be an issue for him.
     
  12. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Valid and reasonable post. Rep
     
  13. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Grow up kiddo, and take that rosie glasses of your darn eyes.
     
  14. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Lol, wolves are not going down.
     
  15. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    He knows ********all except of weak trolling.
     
  16. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    haven't won a match and have second worst goal diff...they are in huge trouble at the very least.
     
  17. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    well I did say pulisic wasnt going to play today on saturday and you said I was a troll....I mean did he play today? is that what trolling is?

    go back and look at the chelsa/wolves thread I said he would need a transfer because he is going to find time tough to come by and he was behind willian, pedro, mount, cho at best. Look at the match again..was a wrong? being right is tough and while mount getting hurt helps his chance of playing this weekend...its still a question at best. However, again like I said in that thread he does have shot to get matches in early cup matches...look for him to start next wed against Grimsby in an early cup match.
     
  18. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    You think wolves are going to be relegated and that pulisic is not going to start based on two games.
    You’re either a troll or...worse. You choose which :)
     
  19. Brock Hannsen

    Brock Hannsen Member+

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    That was a garbage result caused by a lack of quality on the pitch as well as muddled, undisciplined thinking on the sidelines.

    It's going to be that kind of year, I suppose.
     
  20. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I have said it before and I shall say it gain. Pulisic is at the right club, we are building a sweet team with a great group of young players. I am not sure why Frank hasn't played him recently, there is more to decision making than we are privvy too. I have never been a big fan of Pedro. I have always preferred Willian. When MM went off I expected to see CP. But I trust the decision making of our manager Frank, although I do not always agree with it. I expect CP to get some games and prove what he can do on the pitch, where it counts. A goal against Liverpool (I have seen this in the tea leaves) will be the beginning. There is a LOT of this season to work through and it is too early for crass conclusions.
     
  21. a_new_fan

    a_new_fan BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 6, 2006
    Yes I think wlves will be relegated they as re terrible and I said in the post pulisic will start the cup match next week.
     
  22. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Wolves are terrible? First season watching this league?
     
  23. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
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    Teso, is that you?
     
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  24. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Haha, turns our Barkley really is our first choice penalty taker. Batshit insane.
     
  25. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Don't you think that is just Frank covering though?
     

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