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by cfcswa @, 04/03, 20:17

Whilst overall, a 1-0 result doesn’t seem too bad, I think the subtext is more important.

Commentators and pundits all seemed to miss that we were short of not just Kante, but Bakayoko, Ampadu, Luiz and Barkley - all of whom could have stiffened the midfield today.

That said, we surrendered possession far too cheaply all game, there were simply too many basic errors. When you only have a small % of possession, you need to be slick, keep the ball and ask questions. We didn’t.

Christensen made an error and it cost us. He could have cleared twice and didn’t whilst Alonso was too weak at the back post and Thibault was on his arse. Poor from all 3.

Other than that we kept them quiet but my gripe is that we had 44 mins + to get back in the game and seemingly were happy to accept 1-0 against.

We won’t get top 4 now and we seriously need to show some bottle.

I love Conte, however he doesn’t change it when it is not going our way. That’s not just today, it’s been a few times this season when the game needs some impetus. Keeping it exactly the same or like for like swaps won’t change the course of the game.

There’s blatantly something wrong inside the club. Not one single football person at the top echelon of the club. No communication forthcoming either. Maybe our luck of rotating managers and getting away with it has come to an end??

We need to get someone who knows the game to act as the buffer between Manager and Board.

The fans deserved more today. In fine voice in the first half despite a lacklustre display.

Up the Chels

by 1WB, 04/03, 20:51 @ cfcswa

[^] good post. Pretty spot on

by Famous, 04/03, 21:06 @ cfcswa

Can’t argue with any of that mate

by nstand, 04/03, 21:14 @ cfcswa


Couple of minor comments, I don’t think any of those players being fit would have made a difference. Kante would have played the rest may have made bench.

Negative tactics, no energy, playing and managing in fear. That takes months to build into a squad, which is what we’ve seen.

Rotating managers. We’re on track though right, sack him in summer replace and win again right....however I agree I think something seems different broken this time

by upthechels @, 04/03, 21:52 @ cfcswa

Yep good post mate [^]

I'm not writing top 4 off just yet though. 3 points v Palace could see us right back in the mix. Its all about the scramble to top 4...the politics can do one for now.

by stanic_worship, 04/03, 22:54 @ cfcswa

Bang on, although as Nstand says only Kante would have been involved of those missing and wouldn’t have made a difference.

Complete lack of ambition at the club right now form top to bottom. Wankers.

by Droy263, 05/03, 00:28 @ stanic_worship

Frustrated not seeing a striker on the pitch. Eden is much better when in the hole or with a free go at them. I'd like to see two up top for us in a game like this. [shades]

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