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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17440 on: October 1, 2019, 05:54:07 PM »
He's at .98 xG+xA per 90 where his actual G+A/90 is 1.28.  Reverting to the mean is still 1 goal or assist every 90 minutes.  That's elite, world class, super star or whatever else you want to call it.

Now again, sample size and all that but for now with what we have to go on they certainly aren't missing Hazard.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17441 on: October 2, 2019, 09:25:25 AM »
Just seen Kante out again injured with a hamstring injury since our PL game.. do they only play him against us? He was out injured pre-season, rushed back for 120 mins in the Super Cup, another injury, patched up yet again for our PL game for a full 90 and has been out ever since ;D
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17442 on: October 2, 2019, 09:33:25 AM »
Just seen Kante out again injured with a hamstring injury since our PL game.. do they only play him against us? He was out injured pre-season, rushed back for 120 mins in the Super Cup, another injury, patched up yet again for our PL game for a full 90 and has been out ever since ;D

Yep, he is like Ledley King when he played for Spurs. Wheeled out against us every time for a world class performance then back to the treatment room.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17443 on: October 7, 2019, 12:15:52 PM »
Some high scoring away result for them so far. still think they will struggle long term. kinda similar to ole at man utd during first 3 months.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17444 on: October 7, 2019, 12:18:52 PM »
Some high scoring away result for them so far. still think they will struggle long term. kinda similar to ole at man utd during first 3 months.

 I think Lampard has much more of a direction and a plan, Solskjaer just seems to think playing "The United way" is what to do.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17445 on: October 7, 2019, 12:21:06 PM »
They have a really good functional attack with a natural goalscorer in Abraham, Mount's pace and ingenuity and Willian's cleverness between the lines plus strong running Kante and now Hudson Odoi. Gives defenders a lot to worry about. Lampard seems to be a good job. If they improve defensively they could mount a challenge next season but they look solid contenders for 3rd/4th as it stands.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17446 on: October 7, 2019, 12:24:21 PM »
The transfer ban probably working in Lampard's favour, baring complete disaster it gives him almost a free-hit.  Plus now they are finally forced to play some of the 3471 young players they have, and surprise surprise, 3 or 4 of them look rather good.

And with the clusterfuck that is Man Utd, they have one less team to compete with for Europe. If Lampard achieves top 4 with them this season - and so far it looks like he has every chance, then that's a good season. Definately a lot more about him than Solskjaer (faint praise I know).
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17447 on: October 7, 2019, 12:54:58 PM »
They've done well so far. They look good for 3rd or 4th.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17448 on: October 7, 2019, 12:57:32 PM »
They seem to be getting into decent shape. Which is great news - we'll still beat them at Anfield, but they're more than capable of taking points off anyone else on their day.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17449 on: October 7, 2019, 01:25:56 PM »
It's still too early I think. They'll be well drilled from the Sarri days, and with the transfer ban their turnover of players has been really low so there's a settled and experienced group there to rely on. Give him some time to make some transfers, give the players time to forget everything that was coached into them last season, and they might start to struggle more.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17450 on: October 7, 2019, 01:37:56 PM »
Same guy who said that Southampton were idiots to sack Adkins for Pochettino and that Hull were idiots to sack Phelan for Marco Silva. Also claimed that Harry Redknapp is better tactically than Arsene Wenger.

He is as xenophobic as they come so of course he likes what Chelsea are doing.

You forgot that he also though Leicester were mad to sack Pearson...

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17451 on: October 7, 2019, 01:53:46 PM »
Just delightful to see how well the newly promoted Chelsea are doing.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17452 on: October 7, 2019, 01:59:29 PM »
By the time we play them again City will have played them twice so hopefully they do become better.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17453 on: October 7, 2019, 02:26:55 PM »
By the time we play them again City will have played them twice so hopefully they do become better.

But then drop off a cliff after the 2nd City game yeah?

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17454 on: October 7, 2019, 02:48:32 PM »
But then drop off a cliff after the 2nd City game yeah?

We will batter them regardless. Dont really give a shit how they then perform in the league.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17455 on: October 7, 2019, 08:06:43 PM »
I think Lampard has much more of a direction and a plan, Solskjaer just seems to think playing "The United way" is what to do.
yup, lampard is streets ahead of ole

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17456 on: October 7, 2019, 08:15:19 PM »
Lampard is benefiting from taking over a relatively good squad that has a striker in Abraham that may be making the jump to elite/world class level.  Mount is a lot better than I thought he would be as well.  Really strange player but at least under Frank pretty effective.

Can he improve them?  We'll see.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17457 on: October 7, 2019, 08:15:49 PM »
Lampard is benefiting from taking over a relatively good squad that has a striker in Abraham that may be making the jump to elite/world class level.  Mount is a lot better than I thought he would be as well.  Really strange player but at least under Frank pretty effective.

Can he improve them?  We'll see.
with mount it’s pretty clear he has the last year and a bit

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17458 on: October 7, 2019, 09:43:05 PM »
with mount it’s pretty clear he has the last year and a bit

Sorry, this is confusing me.  It's clear Mount has improved?  That may be, I'm just trying to think of another player like him as a base point.  He really doesn't like to pass the ball so it's like a second striker masquerading as a midfielder?

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17459 on: October 8, 2019, 01:43:58 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49966788

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Callum Hudson-Odoi says he made the right decision by remaining with Chelsea.

The 18-year-old England forward signed a five-year contract worth more than £120,000 a week in September, ending speculation surrounding his future.

In January, he handed in a transfer request after Chelsea rejected a £35m bid from Bayern Munich.

"The club have done so much for me and I'm so thankful for that," he told BBC Sport.

"The decision that I made was a very good one for me and my family. We all thought that it was the right club to be at.

"I've been here all my life, so there's no need to change yet. My mum and dad are happy where they are and I'm happy where I am."


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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17460 on: October 8, 2019, 02:31:53 AM »
They've done well so far. They look good for 3rd or 4th.

I think they are the baby team of the many that's most likely to stand up and start walking first, or best or something, maybe. If they have any endurance Mount and especially Abraham are taking a lot of the pressure off to say the least. Somewhat unexpected. Frank could be good at this, who knows. Why not. You get a hunch he could be pretty good with the younger players, probably can give em a game on the pitch in practice  ;D

billion per cent still a work in progress though. and some of those facist fans you cant do much with that. So its hard to root for them really, but i like this kids and frank and give it a whirl better than the Entered Abramovich era by some distance in terms of intrigue and adventure, if nothing else.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17461 on: October 8, 2019, 08:04:07 AM »
They've done well so far. They look good for 3rd or 4th.

Agree with this. Just wish they'd played a decent side versus ManU at the start instead of saving Kante for the super cup. Red Shite would be in the relegation zone by now

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17462 on: October 26, 2019, 10:20:28 AM »
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17463 on: October 28, 2019, 01:44:56 PM »
I think they look pretty decent. Them and Leicester look good for 3rd and 4th, we've beaten both so far but I think one or both would be a good shout for taking a point off City.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17464 on: October 28, 2019, 01:48:17 PM »
It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17465 on: October 29, 2019, 05:33:13 PM »
Abraham is better than Kane so far.


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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17466 on: October 29, 2019, 06:22:26 PM »
Abraham is better than Kane so far.


I'm not seeing a metric for "flailing through the air, holding my face in dramatic style" on that graph.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17467 on: October 30, 2019, 07:23:26 PM »
Giroud is basically third choice for them now yet starts every game for France. Bizarre.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17468 on: November 6, 2019, 03:18:29 PM »
Giroud is basically third choice for them now yet starts every game for France. Bizarre.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17469 on: November 6, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
Just watched the highlights of their 4-4 draw with Ajax.

Why are the media saying it was a classic? And certainly not a 'classic comeback' as Chels only came back after Ajax were down to 9 men! Both CBs off!! Hardly a defence!

That Kepa was shite an all.
Thought he was billed as one of the best keepers in the world.
He could have done much better with a few of the Ajax goals.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17470 on: November 6, 2019, 03:26:22 PM »
Just watched the highlights of their 4-4 draw with Ajax.

Why are the media saying it was a classic? And certainly not a 'classic comeback' as Chels only came back after Ajax were down to 9 men! Both CBs off!! Hardly a defence!

That Kepa was shite an all.
Thought he was billed as one of the best keepers in the world.
He could have done much better with a few of the Ajax goals.
Over-rated.

The way he faced the ball into his own net was class ;D

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17471 on: November 6, 2019, 03:43:19 PM »
The way he faced the ball into his own net was class ;D

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17472 on: November 6, 2019, 03:47:03 PM »
Yeah that header would make Batistuta jealous, you don't usually see that skill in goalkeepers.

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« Reply #17473 on: November 6, 2019, 03:47:32 PM »
Playing against 9 men and only a goal down, with 25 minutes to go, you should probably be scoring more than 1 goal.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17474 on: November 7, 2019, 10:33:17 AM »
Sorry, this is confusing me.  It's clear Mount has improved?  That may be, I'm just trying to think of another player like him as a base point.  He really doesn't like to pass the ball so it's like a second striker masquerading as a midfielder?

Yeah, he's like Dele Alli and a bit of Lampard himself in making late runs into the box. Lampard could play CM, but Alli and Mount aren't CMs at all. They're exactly what you say. False midfielders.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17475 on: November 7, 2019, 10:37:07 AM »
Just watched the highlights of their 4-4 draw with Ajax.

Why are the media saying it was a classic? And certainly not a 'classic comeback' as Chels only came back after Ajax were down to 9 men! Both CBs off!! Hardly a defence!

That Kepa was shite an all.
Thought he was billed as one of the best keepers in the world.
He could have done much better with a few of the Ajax goals.
Over-rated.

Nobody really considers Kepa as one of the best in the world. Nowhere near. Someone like Alex Meret has a better chance of becoming one in the future.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17476 on: November 7, 2019, 04:01:43 PM »
Mount looks far more natural and comfortable on the wing than Alli does too. Alli looks like he's running in slow motion, even when he was in good form a couple years ago.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17477 on: November 7, 2019, 06:08:07 PM »
They look quite good to be fair.

Dynamic, hard working, and plenty of goals. And that's with Kante struggling to stay fit.

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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17478 on: November 10, 2019, 10:34:56 AM »
On a great run in the league, just a shame they don't play City next week. They will give them a game I think but I reckon there will be a natural rhythm disruption plus City have an exceptional record after an international break iirc.
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Re: Chelsea Football Circus
« Reply #17479 on: November 10, 2019, 10:50:12 AM »
I absolutely despise the fact that I don't despise their team and the manager like I used to.

Their fans are still scum though.