Readers discuss the benefits of Chelsea’s youngsters finally getting a chance, plus this weekend’s fixtures and more players they would love to re-sign.
Anything to get off your chest? Have Your Say.
Chelsea youngster repaying faith
Overall the scoreline flattered West ham. Chelsea had plenty of chances and West Ham score a wonder header and a long range effort, though West Ham to their credit did create better chances than the ones they did scored. This game should have been a draw in normal time Chelsea wasted a lot.
I thought Chalobah, Aina had decent games. It’s annoying that all the creative players are on the pitch to give Costa chances but these creative players are not on the field when Batshuayi is on, feel sorry for the lad.
What disappointed me was it was the older established players that haven’t been getting much time in the last few games who sucked.
– OSCAR: was god awful. Writing anymore would mean i have exerted more energy than him last night.
– WILLIAN: for all his excellent speedy direct running at the West Ham back four could not pass the ball to save his life. He must of had a 20% pass completion at the end of the game. This is Willian has been lacking recently no end product ever no wonder the Brazil team sucks right now with players like Oscar and Willian as their best talent.
– TERRY: looked well behind the pace after his injury. The whole sequence of play for their first goal was mostly down to his miss judgement or fear of being exposed by Michail Antonio’s pace because he had a moment where he could have easily walked away with the ball from a heavy touch from Antonio but Terry went flying in uncharacteristically and missed which meant Cahill had to deal with it and ended up fouling Antonio.
Scared of Southampton
Very difficult game this weekend and a far sterner test than Man U in my opinion
Have no idea how many changes they made midweek but they just about scrapped through due to a wonder goal but have to admit that they looked organised and fairly comfortable against City last weekend. They are pacey, can score goals and defensively they do not give much away
So why are they not top of the table..?
They can be got at and man for man we have the better players. We will need to be on top of our game and assuming that they are all fit I would prefer to go with the 11 that beat ManU. That looked a very well balanced side who looked capable at the back, solid in the middle and creative up front
If we could come away with 3 points then I think it would be seen as a good turning point for the season and you could even consider us as contenders. Soton will take plenty of points of good teams so we will have to have the right attitude and be fully focussed throughout the game but in that respect it seems to me that Conte is on the money and is capable of getting the players in the correct frame of mind. Must admit that I quietly fancy our chances…? KTBFFH
Don’t sell Clyne, Nathaniel Clyne, I just don’t think you’ll understand
I see the Clyne to Barcelona story is doing the rounds again. I’ll repeat what I said a few months ago: I can’t see any way in which the club would sanction a sale,unless Clyne actually says he’s unhappy and wants to leave,which in my opinion is not very likely,given he plays every game that he’s fit and available for. Why can’t Barcelona and Real Madrid leave our players alone?
I’d be seriously worried if the club sanctioned a sale of Clyne
this is peps biggest test. Look how tight is at the top at the moment? Barca had only real and atheltico to deal with and munich only had dortmund. City are up againest 4/5 clubs now. We really will find out how good a manager he is over the next few years. I like watching city play. He makes some bizarre decisions with formations and players etc but he has balls. He takes risks and tries new things. Thats great to see
Cm, i agree a few players are not pep players but i really didnt think nolitio was a pep player yet he bought him? At the moment none of cities signings have stood out. Gundogan has looked very tidy. They play such a risky game that the defence is left wide open at times. They need a fully fit kompany. Its still very early days. 3 weeks ago people were writing chelsea off. During the week it was utd. It can all chnage so quickly.
Players you would love your club to re-sign
Ronaldo, Pique, Hernandez in that order.
If Tevez wasn’t such a t**t I’d add him to the list too.
Taking it a step further, here’s a select XI of ex-United players still playing:
Ron-Robert Zieler – Shawcross, Pique, Michael Keane, Johnny Evans – Kagawa, Gibson, Ronaldo, Di Maria – Tevez, Hernandez
Subs: Heaton, Bardsley, Simpson, Zaha, Welbeck, Evra, Nani
It could actually be better than our team. It’s unreal to think so much talent has been allowed to leave OT, and most for near to nothing.
Tevez.Barry & Boateng for me.
Peter Cech, Lukaku, Debyrune,Mata and ( Mourinho….NOT!!)