12th August 2019 at 1:45 pm #45140
Always nice to play in because it means you’ve won a major European trophy.
But this season of all seasons Chelsea could probably do without it as it leaves them facing a very good Liverpool team even better on the transition than United with Liverpool having had two days extra rest having played on Friday with Chelsea still likely to be without a number of key players.
I’m hoping for a good Chelsea performance whoever is selected and for Chelsea to be a bit tighter than they were on Sunday when they conceded possession if not I fear the worst.
The best Chelsea can probably hope for is a narrow defeat, another big defeat might damage moral ahead of another tricky PL game at home to Leicester on Sunday who are probably one of the main competitors who Chelsea will be fighting it out with for a top 6 place.
The game is live on BT Sport from 7pm: Chelsea fans will have their tin hats on and be watching it from behind the sofa.😊12th August 2019 at 2:26 pm #45141
sean the sailorParticipant195 pts
I don’t think yesterday’s result was good for Liverpool going into this game nine.
Lampard will be looking for a massive response after yday.
I think it be a tough game.
It’s a cup in my view as is the world championship and I want to win both
Interesting to see if klopp makes any changes from Friday12th August 2019 at 2:42 pm #45142
“I think it be a tough game.”
I truly hope you’re right Sean.😊
But I would be surprised without Liverpool go into the game over confident I can only see one winner.
“It’s a cup in my view as is the world championship and I want to win both”
As you should Sean and I think you will.
Liverpool are currently much much better than Chelsea so I’m not expecting too much just yet.12th August 2019 at 2:43 pm #45143
Agreed. I’m not too pleased to think of that 4-0 when looking at this match. Nine, we’re definitely better than Utd in most regards, however our defending against Norwich was surprisingly poor, especially considering that we had our first choice defence on.
It’s weird when you think about this game, that the PL didn’t have the Chelsea V Utd game on the Friday and Liverpool on the Saturday. I am in agreement with you that 2 days extra rest is not fair. I definitely wouldn’t be happy about this, were it Liverpool.
As for the game itself, I do want us to win it but not at the expense of anything. So, I would play lads who need to up their match fitness. We have a number of players who are of a very high quality but who obviously didn’t make the Norwich game, or the Community shield etc. I named them previously but Matip, Keita, Milner, Lallana, Brewster, Shaqiri and such. I’d start at least 3 of them.
It is a cup alright Sean. I think most would agree that I’ve not asked Klopp to play the B team. I mean I guess there’s a chance Klopp will want the current back 4 to get more minutes together but personally I think he’ll want to keep Matip keen. I consider him to be behind Gomez but after his amazing performances at the back end of last season, the gap is pretty small now (I consider Gomez extremely highly).
There might soon come a time when we need someone like Milner, or even Lallana off the bench in the PL and having them be actually sharp might just secure those 3 points. We can do that and still give ourselves a great chance of winning.
As for the Club World Championships. it definitely would be nice to actually win that. I still remember that game against Sao Paulo. I’ve never in my life seen such a dominant performance by any team, who then ended up losing. We absolutely DESTROYED them and lost…. I think we’ve got to put that right.12th August 2019 at 2:45 pm #45144
sean the sailorParticipant195 pts
Ye mak I remember that match well mate. I think we had 3 goals ruled out.
I’d give a few players a go on wed. I’m
Ready for a tough game and expect Kante to start12th August 2019 at 2:53 pm #45146
Mak, difficult to work out which teams both Managers will choose to field I’m expecting changes from both with the weekend in mind.
A slightly weaker team might work to Chelsea’s advantage depending on the team Chelsea choose of course but I’m not holding my breath.😊
My realistic hope is a decent Chelsea performance and for Chelsea to be tighter to the counter attack than they were on Sunday.
Obviously Kante would help there but he’s a long way from being match fit as he’s played very little football since the end of last season when he was carrying his injury and he was sent home from the Japan pre season tour to try and get him fit at Cobham.
Realistically positive results at the weekend are more important to both teams.
12th August 2019 at 3:20 pm #45151
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Be an interesting test for Lampard. How does he approach the game? He arguably got exactly the response he wanted vs Utd in the positive way they played but what cost him was a bit of naivety, lack of cutting edge and experience. An important area of his management to look out for this season is how well drilled his team becomes. It’s no coincidence that the 3 best teams in the league (as well as having great players and managers) are also the best drilled – because the more drilled you are, the less likely you are to make mistakes. Granted it’s still early days and he is waiting for some more experienced players to come back, I just worried a bit in the game at Old Trafford that there just wasn’t enough tactical discipline shown by them. It’s key he gets this team well drilled and organised in the months ahead.12th August 2019 at 4:43 pm #45153
There wasn’t too much wrong with Sunday that the return of the key players and taking our chances won’t solve especially a 100% fit Kante and Rudiger.
12th August 2019 at 6:59 pm #45157
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Allison’s out for a few weeks, but actually looking forward to Adrian starting.
I think we look strong playing Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip. Yes, the 4-0 didn’t help. I get the feeling though a certain Mr Red Sox is now expecting Klopp to be delivering trophies and this accolade is something special I hope we win.13th August 2019 at 7:02 am #45165
i fear for Chelsea, i just think FL needs a bit more time and a few games under his belt with the squad….a big defeat and it could have a really bad affect, saying that any kind of result outside of that could lift them13th August 2019 at 7:52 am #45171
“a big defeat and it could have a really bad affect, saying that any kind of result outside of that could lift them”
Agree with you on both counts Stevo. I’m hoping for the second.😊13th August 2019 at 7:58 am #45173
For some reason there is a post from me awaiting moderation questioning the officials for the Super Cup. Not blokes!13th August 2019 at 8:02 am #45159
Cant believe there is a female ref and linesmen…I mean lineswomen!
Its all wrong. Its a blokes game lets keep it for blokes.13th August 2019 at 8:02 am #45175
No idea why that happened Adlab. Sorted now13th August 2019 at 8:10 am #45176
Adlab you really are from the dark ages aren’t you?!
Looking forward to the game and hope we win. I dont see it as just a friendly. Hope to see either Ox or Keita have a run out depending on fitness, or maybe even Brewster at some point.
Extra time then pens is possible, 12 suns named, 3 can be used with a 4th in extra time.
Let’s avoid extra time please.
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