Leicester City vs Chelsea FC

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by Yahtzee, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Per my earlier posts, it's an issue of fundamentals for me. They dont have a clue what to do in any given situation. They are failing the basics and it shows in how easy it is for other teams to score against us.

    It's a lack of work rate and any premier league side is going to punish that, especially one vying to top the table.

    Players are simple creatures, you dont want to have them improvising allover the pitch or engaging in a discussion with 5 team mates about a throw in or free kick.

    What is strange to me is I would expect a new coach who has recently earned his badges to be all over these things but it seems we are still obsessed with playing open attractive football that the exact opposite is happening. Trying to run before we can crawl. Even talented players need a framework to work in.
     
  2. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Lei is on top of the League and scored 5 on Pep and 2-0 on Jose, so yeah ugly performance but a smidgen of perspective in order
     
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  3. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Pretty bleak. That second goal surely should not have counted but we’re playing like we deserve to be 2 down.
     
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  4. StamfordBridgeLions

    Chelsea FC
    Sep 4, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Lethargic play from us. No urgency. No passion.
    I blame the players tbh. All of them.

    I am seeing nothing interesting tonight.
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    that's fair, but clearly they are doing something much better. Their attacks look like they intend to do something. For us, it's like drying paint.
     
  6. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Figured it out. It was because that sequence came off a goal-kick, I thought it was a free-kick.
     
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  7. Dr_Intoxicated

    Dr_Intoxicated Member+

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    But it's neither open or attractive, it's just frustrating
     
  8. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    All good points, but you'd think passion and work rate and desire to play for a manager would at least be obvious....
     
  9. ComeOnChelsea

    ComeOnChelsea Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Last minute of the half kind of summed us up. Pass it around the back, up one side, back , around the back, down other side.

    I actually thought we looked a little better for a few spells of this game, but once again, no final product

    Their 2nd goal was our last month on one play. Narrowly miss PK by inches and they basically score off the goal kick
     
  10. Rman3349

    Rman3349 Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Have to feel like it’s the last 45 of Frank’s tenure coming up
     
  11. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    God, that semi circle passing series is so brutal to watch.
     
  12. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    No doubt, but Vardy Maddison Barnes, Ndidi, Tielmans have been a starting unit for a few years now, ours still piecing together and we are without Kante, not an excuse, especially for the effort from some, but starting over again will just put us in a deeper hole and less likely to get in top 4

    need show of heart and serious effort this half, or players involved need to sit for a few
     
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  13. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Should have been 3....Pathetic.
     
  14. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Exactly. The opposite is happening.

    Just buying talented players and having aspirations doesnt overnight produce a great team, we need to build up to it. Put in the hard yards.
     
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  15. Yahtzee

    Yahtzee Member+

    Nov 4, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Did Klopp’s Liverpool get significantly worse in every way after signing new players before becoming good?
     
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  16. Dr_Intoxicated

    Dr_Intoxicated Member+

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Tammy needs to move to the ball rather than let the defender get there first, at least put them under pressure
     
  17. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Zy for Hav, Timo for Kov, slide Pul back and Mount as the deeper mf and go for broke 4-1-2-3
     
  18. Dr_Intoxicated

    Dr_Intoxicated Member+

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Here comes the cavalry, but probably left their horses in the stable
     
  19. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    We do have to take into account that, simply put, Leicester are just a better team than us, you don't sit top of the league unless you're top of your game. What WE need to see is improvements and the problem Lampard has is the team is NOT improving yet in any way shape or form, I was hopeful that we would see improvements as the season progressed but let's be honest, it ain't happening.
     
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  20. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Bet frank wishes he could bring himself on.
     
  21. Dr_Intoxicated

    Dr_Intoxicated Member+

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    And his clones
     
  22. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Have we had any shots at goal?
     
  23. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    #73 yasik19, Jan 19, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
    Every time they attack, there is so much open space....when we attack, it feels it's 3 vs 9
     
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  24. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Sign of a good team, I'm off, see you all later
     
  25. Dr_Intoxicated

    Dr_Intoxicated Member+

    Sep 10, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    The man from VAR he say no
     

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