2nd September 2019 at 6:47 pm #46954
I agree re zouma, but it is possible Lamps thinks even less of Christensen, I was surprised to see him dropped on weekend and tomori given his debut. Rudiger has been injured too.
I think Pulisic is doing alright, his movement, dribbling and running is creating space and opportunities for others. Thought he did ok against pool, and although ruled out, the goal he scored showed a lot of quality. Still, with pedro injured, hudson-odoi out, and willian not match fit, I think Pulisic had to be played. Pulisic doesnt have the experience and quality around him that would ideally be there when bedding him in as he is very raw still, but same can be said for mount, tammy, tomori and all the other youngsters we are relying on this year.
There are far more positives than negatives for me, I am hoping to see some minor adjustments to how we set up in possession so that we are more secure when turned over. We are starting games so well and taking leads, we just need to be smarter and learn to slow the tempo and take control of games when we can.3rd September 2019 at 1:18 am #46955
I seem to be the only one who thinks the ref got in right for the Villa disallowed goal. Grealish was, in my opinion throwing himself on the ground before any negligible contact was made. The “contact” was on his left leg , yet its the way he throws out the right.. it’s a Klinsmann job.
I’m sick of players making a mad dash for the penalty box and the second they’ve reached their goal, it’s swan dive. That’s not playing the game as it’s meant to be played.3rd September 2019 at 1:19 am #46956
LD, all signs for Pulisic are indeed good. At times Chelsea have looked proper dangerous and others, a bit disorganized. In time this will come good.3rd September 2019 at 10:37 am #46960
mak, I agree but its not as though our good or bad periods are sporadic. There is a pattern to it. We start games with high tempo and intensity we could cause any team problems….for 30 mins that is. After fatigue sets in we lose control and thats when the youth and inexperience in our team really shows.3rd September 2019 at 10:50 am #46961
Lucky… blah blah blah… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz boring…
hightown, Sorry, I left the other site because of posters like lucky and the constant dick measuring and passive aggressive bs being directed at me here now.
All of this blew up from me saying we see things differently and trying to end a conversation… true story…3rd September 2019 at 11:29 am #46962
ok lads, time to take a wee step back form this one now, forgive me for interferring…..
lets just press reset and maybe if directing points towards each other in future take an extra minute to see it reads as you wish so nothing is taken out of context?
both top posters in different ways and this is a lovely lace to be so lets keep it this way and not lose anyone ….
true story 😉3rd September 2019 at 11:37 am #46964
stevo, ive already left it mate3rd September 2019 at 11:51 am #46968
Hightown hopeParticipant161 pts
Mak. .I disagree with you about Grealish. I reckon he was moving at pace, got a little shove in the back which when you’re moving at pace like he was can make you lose your balance, and was then blocked by Cahill. As he was falling he managed to squeeze the ball through to Lansbury. I genuinely didn’t see a dive, but in fact saw 2 fouls 😂😂 in my opinion the very least Villa should have got was a free kick just outside the box.Failing that a penalty for Cahills foul, and failing that a goal!!3rd September 2019 at 12:01 pm #46970
Agree with the 2 fouls leading up to it, but Wee Jack went down like he was at the Olympics… the fact that they scored a goals moments later was more by luck than judgment, because I’m willing to bet if they didn’t score he would have been screaming like a tart for the peno…
We can argue till the cows come home about were the “first offence occurred” and were the ref blew-up to stop the play, but the fact Wee Jack was going for gold in the middle of it all is pretty indisputable in my opinion.3rd September 2019 at 12:07 pm #46971
I think wee jack should watch englands captain to see how to do it without getting booked banjo 🙂3rd September 2019 at 12:08 pm #46972
I thought it was foul on grealish to be fair though3rd September 2019 at 12:40 pm #46973
Tugay is GodParticipant6 pts
Grealish made a pass and didn’t claim for a pen. It was an horrendous decision by Friend to blow as he did.3rd September 2019 at 12:50 pm #469743rd September 2019 at 12:51 pm #46975
At the end of the day, it’s done and dusted now…3rd September 2019 at 1:24 pm #46976
“I disagree with you about Grealish. I reckon he was moving at pace, got a little shove in the back which when you’re moving at pace like he was can make you lose your balance”
The above needs the caveat that if you’re holding an ovoid ball at the time rather than chasing a spherical one the above doesn’t apply…..Pagan
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