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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #510 on: September 22, 2021, 10:07:28 PM »
Play a proper keeper and have better players on bench we go through. Blame at managers door

Chelsea had lukaku on bench we didn't take ings or Watkins

Disgrace

Oh do give it a rest will you?

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #511 on: September 22, 2021, 10:07:41 PM »
Good performance against some good players. I can see why Dean didn't put any of the young players in the 5, it will be water off Ashley Youngs back but might have weighed a bit heavier on Archer if he'd missed.

Shame as it leaves fewer opportunities for some of these players to get games this season, but when the draw was made I thought wed most likely go out so I'm not too devastated.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #512 on: September 22, 2021, 10:08:16 PM »
I enjoyed that.Pens? Whatever.Some real skill out there from our youth.This will only stand them in good stead

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #513 on: September 22, 2021, 10:08:47 PM »
Play a proper keeper and have better players on bench we go through. Blame at managers door

Chelsea had lukaku on bench we didn't take ings or Watkins

Disgrace

Willllllmaaaaaaaa

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #514 on: September 22, 2021, 10:08:59 PM »
Very impressed with them tonight, some real optimism for the future with this squad. Full credit.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #515 on: September 22, 2021, 10:09:44 PM »
Play a proper keeper and have better players on bench we go through. Blame at managers door

Chelsea had lukaku on bench we didn't take ings or Watkins

Disgrace

Steer is a proper keeper and a good one as well.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #516 on: September 22, 2021, 10:10:14 PM »
The negativity is ridiculous. Heads held high.

This.

Great game plenty of positives and for the first season in a long while we have genuine talent in the second string who are actually pushing for a start in the first 11.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #517 on: September 22, 2021, 10:11:59 PM »
We need to stop slagging off Dean, especially when the line up comes out.

This team is competitive and the players have clearly bought in. Regardless of formation or personnel decisions we are not going to roll over for anyone anymore. We are a lot stronger than we let on and the boys need support.

We need to remember that if we want to hoover up all these fantastic kids we've got to reward them with first team football. It's all well and good training with the first team squad every day, even making the bench but nothing comes close to running out with the first team on a match day.

Dean may have weaknesses but bringing through the kids ain't one. It's just a shame their cup run has come to an end but the experience will have done them the world of good.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #518 on: September 22, 2021, 10:13:10 PM »
Proud of them, we have some seriously good youth players - and our squad players are looking good too.  So far this season I think we have looked really good considering all that happened. 

Penalties today probably summed it up - with a bit more luck and composer, this would have been a very good start to the season. 

2 years ago - if you said we would have taken a strong Chealsea team to penalties, with 100m+ of talent injured or rested I would have laughed at you.

Think they are all doing us proud.  Only thing I am slightly nervous about is Emi10 - think he looks a good player, just not sure he's record signing good.  Think some of that may be fitness and not getting a run in the team though.

And - although Steer dived while the penalty taker was still putting the ball down, he's still probably made the most important penalty save in the last 10 years.

UTV

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #519 on: September 22, 2021, 10:14:35 PM »
Proud of the team that played tonight however with a slightly different selection we would have won this in the 90 minutes. And surely Cash or Archer would have been a better choice than Nakamba.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #520 on: September 22, 2021, 10:14:45 PM »
The 90 min cup ties + penos are great.

Respectively disagree. Great is Brian Little destroying QPR in a 3rd semi final at Highbury. Great is winning the cup at Old Trafford in a 2nd replay with a Chris Nicholl screamer and more Little magic. None of these would ever have happened with the present system.


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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #521 on: September 22, 2021, 10:15:56 PM »
I'll go with ratings

Steer 7 - some fine saves, never lets us down
Cash 8 - I've been critical of him in the past but he was brilliant tonight and great assist
Tuanzebe 7 - lost Tuchel a bit for the goal but that aside was very good, he's a fine defender
Hause 8 - A warrior, especially when Lukaku came on
Young 6 - lots of critical comments on match thread but I thought he did well v CHO. Not great with the ball though.
Nakamba 8 - excellent performance, surprising me of late
Sanson 7/Chucky 6 - Sanson was very impressive before injury, Chucky took a while to settle but made a few nice runs
Buendia 6 - did ok, missed a big chance but grafted hard. Bit of work to make our first X1
Traore 7 - fitness coming along nicely, surprised to see him come off to be honest so hope not injury related
AEG 7 - poor in first half bit seemed to grow a pair at half time and battled far harder in second half. Always gets into good positions, decent chance missed
Archer 8 - missed two big chances but a truly brilliant header. Good movement throughout

Deano 8 - ballsy selection but fully vindicated. Seeing Tuchel throw on likes of Lukaku and Mount while we brought on kids was brilliant.

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #522 on: September 22, 2021, 10:16:21 PM »
Play a proper keeper and have better players on bench we go through. Blame at managers door

Chelsea had lukaku on bench we didn't take ings or Watkins

Disgrace

In my opinion, you're the disgrace.

Fine, battling performance, and a little unlucky not to have gone through. Several huge pluses tonight....

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #523 on: September 22, 2021, 10:17:29 PM »
For me it is Steer that is the player most in risk of his place in the squad.  I thought Tuanzebe and Hause looked pretty solid for a new pairing against Werner, Lukaku (less so), Mount et al. A shame to lose Sanson when he was looking very comfortable and assured early in the first half. 

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Re: Chelsea vs Aston Villa Match Thread - EFL Cup Rd3
« Reply #524 on: September 22, 2021, 10:18:10 PM »
The post-match thread is up and running.

 


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