Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Tuchel is proving the best attack is a solid defense.
     
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  2. Gorky

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  3. freisland

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    Jan 31, 2001
    It was probably necessary to get the defensive consistency they've shown this year, but while some of the jail-break stuff they can (and do) do - like the plays to get in behind Man City today, are fun, Chelski seem a lot less freewheeling/unpredictable. But they're much tighter in D, so it's better for them, less fun to watch for me.
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    And Chelski needed it. Last time I bothered to look they had less than 30 GA, I think. Probably over 30 now, but I doubt by much.

    Still gonna be a fun race down the stretch for a couple of teams.
     
  5. stanger

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    Personnel change. Rudiger and Dave were on the bench under Lampard.
     
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  6. YankatOxford

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    Oct 15, 2007
    Rudiger, in particular, has looked like a new player under Tuchel. He’s really benefitted from the back three. And what else can you say about Azpilicueta? The guy is an absolute beast of a defender.
     
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  7. smokarz

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    Christensen too, looks like a much better defender. Last season, he was often seem as weak/soft and was a liability in central defense.
     
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  8. madvillain

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    another genius Twellman moment was when he spoke about how "under appreciated" Azpa is...you know, the guy that has worn the captain's band the last few seasons and pretty much is a lock starter when healthy.
     
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  9. stanger

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    He wasn’t a lock starter under Lampard.
     
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  10. madvillain

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  11. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

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    I’m a Chelsea fan. Your post did not indicate t by e time frame you were referring to but Dave was very much under appreciated under Lampard.
     
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  12. ebbro

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    Jun 10, 2005
    Doesn't he comment on this stuff for ESPN? In any case, whatever he comments on he's pretty bad.
     
  13. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Twellman didn't say "by Lampard," but maybe that's what he (and you?) meant.
     
  14. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

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    I read the post I responded to as meaning under Lampard.
     
  15. madvillain

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    it's a minor point either way and distracting to the thread, cheers.
     
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  16. derek750

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  17. YankatOxford

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    Oct 15, 2007
    If that's what Twellman said, he's absolutely right. Azpilicueta is chronically underrated and underappreciated. He's been the one defender playing at a high level for the same club for nearly a decade in the Premier League. The only other player in that timeframe that's even close is Seamus Coleman, of Everton, an excellent player, but through no fault of his own, has won zero honors.
     
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  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    And formation/style. Can't argue with TT's defensive success - but it's still anybody's Europe. Chelski has a legit shot at 3 and a legit shot (less likely) at 6.
     
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  19. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

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    too many shots to the head
     
  20. jond

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  21. FC Tallavana

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    Jul 1, 2004
    Won't hold up in court. Well, not in any court that rules on the law rather than emotion.
     
  22. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
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    Are you saying that a sport's sanctioning body cannot remove a team from a competition for cause? I would beg to differ.
     
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  23. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    They can do a lot more before the season begins than after it begins. The rules of play for this CL season must be followed.
     
  24. FC Tallavana

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    Jul 1, 2004
    Am I really the only one here who sees the hypocrisy of fans complaining about this at the same time they expect their billionaire owner to spend whatever the hell it takes to buy Haaland this summer?
     
  25. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
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    I don't know all the laws, or rules of the game as it relates to any of the cups. I am not going to look them up, either. If a sanctioning body needs to remove a team from a competition, successfully, they will find a way to do it.
     
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