Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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  1. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure, and Bernie Bickerstaff has a higher winning percentage as Lakers coach than Pat Riley and Phil Jackson.
    But trophies are the currency of the realm when it comes to success at the highest level of sport.
     
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  2. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And Tuchel currently holds the greatest trophy of all.
     
  3. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well even if I agreed with that... he didn't get it at BVB right?
     
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  4. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt there is a decent workaround. Chelsea does not have an adequate attacking midfielder who can manage the team by directing its offense with incisive short to medium range passes, left, right and center. If all the Chelsea eggs are to remain in the wingback basket, they will be broken and Chelsea will have a mighty struggle to remain in the top 4.
     
  5. DCU1984

    DCU1984 Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe 4-2-3-1 with Havertz directing the attack behind Lukaku that's what I would try...
     
  6. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Pul

    Pulisic—- Lukaku—— Werner
    ——-Mount———Havertz—-
    ———-Kante—-Kovatic
    —Christensen- Silva—Azp—
     
  7. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    no rudiger!?
     
  8. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is the same formation they run now with Mount and Kai at wingback. It would put a lot of attacking talent on the pitch at once... so I am kind of OK with it... I would just put Mount at RWB and Werner at LWB. I have no clue whatsoever why TT has not played Mount at RWB. He is a good tackler and serves good crosses into the box with his right foot. He is a stronger defender than CP by a decent margin so I am not sure why TT hasn't tried him there.?.? And I agree with luvdagame... Rudi over Christensen for sure.

    CP - Lukaku - Havertz
    Werner - Kova - Kante - Mount
    Rudi - Silva - Azpi

    I would also like to see a formation with a single 6... I mean... if Kante is as "world class" as everyone says he is... then why not play him alone at CDM?
     
  9. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Actually, feel free to place! He’s a fine defender.

    Chelsea has so much quality depth it’s ridiculous
     
  10. Hagbard Celine

    Oct 7, 2003
    Simsbury, CT
    I think with playing two wingbacks, you only have 3 true defenders. Putting 1 DM on the field would ask way too much from that position - too much ground to cover. 1 DM might work if TT went to a 4 man back line.
     
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  11. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess I should have written that explicitly because I thought it was tacit... I am not sure there are many teams at all that run a 3 man backline with a single 6. I was thinking along the lines of a 4-3-3. Harder to do with James out though. Perhaps if they brought in Dest.

    CP - Lukaku - Werner
    Havertz - Kante - Mount
    Dest - Rudi - Silva - Odoi
     
  12. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just messing with you. It's a pissing in the wind contest. Who cares, really? They are both good coaches. It's like discussing which is a better fruit, an orange or an apple? My only interest in Tuchel is that he is the coach of Pulisic. My only interest in Liverpool is ... I don't have any interest in Liverpool. The last American to play at Liverpool was Zak Whitbread. Who? Exactly.
     
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  13. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Since the start of November, Norwich have won as many PL games as Chelsea
     
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  14. Method

    Method Member

    United States
    Aug 20, 2018
    Wish CP would leave. Tuchel so lame as a coach
     
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  15. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    For real? That’s craaazy. That’s turrrible (chuck voice).
     
  16. Noriega7

    Noriega7 Member

    Newcastle United
    Dec 27, 2017
    I like that formation and line up with Harvertz and Mount into the midfield but given green light to support the front 3 as much as possible...and Kante anchoring to help out the back 4 or the 2 central backs if full backs pushes forward to support the attack.

    Mount is strong enough to play deeper into the midfield and I think Harvertz has played there some.

    Of course, that would require leaving out guys like Mateo and Jorginho which I don't mind leaving off since he's way too conservative with his passes.
     
  17. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    HUGE game today against Spuds.

    Let's see if TT can inspire the players to put in a good effort today and take the 3 points.
     
  18. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member+

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Was just going to rescue CP, our all time most high profile player, who had fallen to #50 (!!) on the YA boards despite a crucial match. But you did it for me. Dropping that low a is a testament to the amazing rise of quality players abroad.

    No idea if CP will start, but I have a weird feeling he might. Certainly the fact that he's well rested, maybe by design, means it's possible.
     
  19. derek750

    derek750 Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  20. RecLeague Super Sub

    Fulham
    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    Well, was hoping he would miraculously get a shot at left wing, but was doubtful he would start. On the bright side, he should be rested enough for the USMNT
     
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  21. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Maybe he should do an interview. Seems to have worked for Lukaku.
     
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  22. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    He did an interview last week. He seems almost depressed in interviews.
     
  23. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    multiple (DC United, Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve ....)
    United States
    Mar 17, 2007
    moving around the US every few years ....
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Time for him to have a great 3 game stretch for the US ....

    He is done at CFC .. for whatever reason ....

    I do wonder if he has had a VO2 test since coming back from COVID .... the loss of pace has been concerning for some time.

    the good part in all of this is that he is still quite young. Just has to try and maintain a positive attitude ... perhaps he can talk with Josh Sargent about how change of life events can help lift you up.
     
  24. RecLeague Super Sub

    Fulham
    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    It is no secret he is unhappy, it’s clear on his face and in his play. Journalists like Matt Law, who cover the team, said he is very frustrated but is doing what he is asked.
    He and a couple other CFC players are tired of being moved all over the field and used in ways they would not prefer. Credit to him, though, he is being professional.
    2 years left on his contract after this season, right? I bet his agent makes some phone calls this summer…
     
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  25. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

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