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Author Topic: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread  (Read 8556 times)

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2019, 09:40:43 PM »
Willian was outstanding for them tonight.  We just couldn't live with his movement and overall quality.

He was. That kind of player is sadly out of our reach at the moment. Even if we splashed the owners' considerable wad, we'd end up with Robinho rather than Willian.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2019, 09:40:53 PM »
Mings looks better with Engels in my opinion. Smith needs to put Bjorn back in against Leicester. Hause needs a chance as well, at least on the bench.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2019, 09:41:42 PM »
I think I can safely say I underestimated Chelsea before this. I don’t think Villa were that bad really, but that spell from half time up to the hourihane sub, Chelsea were excellent.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2019, 09:41:59 PM »
We can’t be too disappointed with a 2-2 and a 2-1 from the last two games. We knew it would be tough this year. The 2-1 flattered us but the 2-2 flattered Man Utd.

Chelsea’s midfield is very strong and it showed tonight.

We need strengthening in several areas, notably striker and another midfielder although we were better with Luiz on.

Worries for me were Wes, Smith not replacing Wes with Kodjia, and Mings’s general sloppiness.

Offline markeeeebeeee2005

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2019, 09:42:02 PM »
Chelsea really are a team of dirty, cynical, fouling scum. No class - shirt pulling, sly kicks, niggle and wasting time. There was only one decent team on that pitch. We came to play. They had class moments in attack, but they played to stifle our players.

The ref gave us very little considering the amount of niggle.

We lost, but we challenged all the way. We have come so far so quickly.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2019, 09:42:14 PM »
Grealish wide left? Thats where Bruce wasted him.

Yeh that shit has to stop too. I don’t mind him drifting out there but he’s not remotely as dangerous as he is in the middle.

The trouble is this season when he's played in the midfield three he drops too deep looking for the ball a lot of the time.  It also means the front three lose his quality.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2019, 09:42:19 PM »
It was obvious that we were getting done down the left and Conor was not offering any protection to Target who was all over the place.
So what does Smith do to correct the situation? Fuck all which sadly is typical of his lack of game management.
Do we really have no other option than to persist with Weseley?
Again piss poor by our management.


Errrrr he took Connor off and changed it around, which is when we looked better.

Half time was when to make th exchange, not after they’d gone 2-1 up.
Exactly, stable horse door bolted locking

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Rarely does that happen and you’d kill a players confidence in doing so.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2019, 09:42:28 PM »
I thought we were ok in patches, but backed off them far too much and it could have been worse than it was. We looked better when Luiz came on and for those saying he should have come on at the start of the second half, maybe but you don't normally make a change when you've equalised before half time so I can see why he didn't. I thought the Jota sub was a bit odd though.

Overall, disappointed but not totally gutted.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #83 on: December 04, 2019, 09:42:31 PM »
This streaming thing is shit. If that's the quality of their offer there's no way I'd pay.

Been perfectly fine for me, unless you are referring to our display tonight.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #84 on: December 04, 2019, 09:43:12 PM »
Another bit of perspective...Chelsea were coming off the back of 2 defeats so 3 on the bounce would have been highly unlikely. It was always going to be a big ask to get a win or draw, and they seemed very much up for it tonight and were too much for us to handle for most of the game. Could have been a lot worse if they’ve taken advantage of their possession and been more clinical.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #85 on: December 04, 2019, 09:43:27 PM »
Mings was awful, again.

Heaton prevented it from being 7.

Shite
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 09:46:10 PM by Flin5tone »

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #86 on: December 04, 2019, 09:43:37 PM »
I thought we were ok in patches, but backed off them far too much and it could have been worse than it was. We looked better when Luiz came on and for those saying he should have come on at the start of the second half, maybe but you don't normally make a change when you've equalised before half time so I can see why he didn't. I thought the Jota sub was a bit odd though.

Overall, disappointed but not totally gutted.

I think that's a fair comment.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2019, 09:44:09 PM »
Willian was outstanding for them tonight.  We just couldn't live with his movement and overall quality.

Yes, he was excellent.

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #88 on: December 04, 2019, 09:44:57 PM »
Better team won unfortunately. We weren’t disgraced and plugged on but they clearly could of scored more

We have a real conundrum in midfield hourihane set pieces but in games today bar the first ten mins his mobility was exposed. McGinn also struggles more. We looked better with Luiz in midfield and I thought marvellous did a really good job.

Luiz marvellous and McGinn Sunday for me

Heaton played very well Elmo did ok too. Mings overplays too often konza shaky but did put a lot of good blocks in.

Wesley is the clear weak link he just looks off the pace. We must get a striker in January.

Trez drifts in and out but does ok. Jota is not a prem league player

I think we have a good chance Sunday if we play the right team

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Re: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2019, 09:45:06 PM »
There was only one decent team on that pitch. We came to play


Not sure about that

 


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