November 6, 2016 at 7:57 am #1304775
Conte has achieved a remarkable transformation in such a short space of time. However, when you have Eden Hazard in the kind of form he’s in currently then it puts an extra gloss on the team’s performance to say the least.
When I saw that Everton intended to try to mirror our formation I suspected it wouldn’t work out well for them. Why change your style when you’ve got one of the best goals conceded totals in the Prem?November 6, 2016 at 8:46 am #1304808
Just seen the highlights. What an awesome performance from Chelsea and Hazard in particular. Makes you wonder what went wrong last year, did he just go on strike?November 6, 2016 at 8:55 am #1304817
Chelsea were very good but Everton were so bad that it’s hard to know how much of that was of Chelseas doing.
Everton’s formation was just wrong and their tactics looked like Koeman had worried too much about Chelsea and not enough about his own team.
I think Chelsea will be in there for a top 4 spot come the end of the season.November 6, 2016 at 9:01 am #1304826
Sean the sailorParticipant
Agree again beni. Koeman got it so wrong but Chelsea were superb. Hazard and Costa are unstoppable in that form.November 6, 2016 at 9:19 am #1304835
Chelsea were very good but Everton’s defence were all over the place. Koeman was the reason for this heavy defeat. It’s not even that Conte was tactically superior is was the naivety of Koeman to play in a formation never tested before against a team who play it as their standard. Hazard was brilliant but they make it so easy for him. His movement was excellent and cannot be controlled but can be tracked. The one thing that still surprises me is that defenders know he will always come in on the inside so why do they never show him down the line, baffling. Great result but would of been a more interesting contest if they played in their natural formation so we can see how good Chelsea really are. I think that’s fair to say. Massive praise to Alonso and Moses today who were definitely the unsung heroes.
Question for those who watched the game: Did you realise Barkley was on the pitch until the 70th odd minute? Must of been invisible because he was anonymous all game.November 6, 2016 at 12:01 pm #1305093
Have to agree Everton were shocking but it still doesn’t take away how good Chelsea were. Over to us the Spuds and Goooners today. The derby could go either way but you’d have to fancy Arsenal given Spurs form. We have a potential banana skin in Watford and will have to be on top of our game.November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm #1305120
you are only as good as the competition allows you to be. Chelsea are in great form ATM and without the burden of the Champions League they will go far this season. If this keeps up it might be Liverpool and Chelsea slugging it out for the title after X-mas.November 6, 2016 at 3:59 pm #1305735
nine nine nineModerator
Some nice comments.
I don’t think too many Chelsea fans after the Arsenal defeat expected Chelsea to go on the run they have.
As Koeman himself said in his post match interview “it was not about the system today it was about the difference in quality today on the pitch in every aspect of football”.
Tbh I think preety much whoever Chelsea had been playing yesterday at that level of performance by Chelsea they would have won the game and whilst it could be said it was only Everton but Everton took a point away at City recently and Chelsea couldn’t beat them last season across 3 games also it’s not like this is a one off 5 games on the trot have been won now since changing the system with 16 goals for and none against with Leicester,United and Everton being beaten 3 nil,4 nil and 5 nil in consecutive home games.
Of course based on where Chelsea now find themselves they are currently in the title race but I still think this team and indeed squad are some way away from what Conte wants and that when push comes to shove a real title challenge will probably be beyond them this season.
But it’s impossible not to enjoy the quality of football played by Chelsea yesterday even the pundits were extolling it’s virtues and it’s 3 more points towards hopefully returning the club to the CL next season which given how competitive the PL is now still won’t be easy!November 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm #1305858
A potential banana skin in the form of Watford eh Shanksy….I guess 6-1 puts that statement to bed. Admit it mate, Liverpool are title contenders. And Klopp will strengthen in January.November 7, 2016 at 2:33 am #1306662
Chelsea are playing pretty incredibly now but Nine, I’d love to see if Chelsea at their best would beat Liverpool at their best. I’m not being cocky but I’m pretty confident that we’d at least be formidable on our day, to anyone.November 7, 2016 at 5:30 am #1306686
Said it before Chelsea looking hot at the moment and are justly getting lots of paise for the way they dismantled Everton. However, my team Liverpool quietly broke a long standing record for having the most shots on target (17) in a single game since Opta records began (2003). Both Chelsea and Liverpool looking amazing at the moment kudos to Klopp and Conte.November 7, 2016 at 7:21 am #1306704
Agree with Mr Mak. It’s a shame Liverpool came to the Bridge when they did as a contest between the two right now would be a mouth watering prospect.
As a biased Chelsea fan I’d like to think we’d now have too much for them as we’d either shut out or severely limit their goal scoring while putting their defence under considerable pressure.
But you can’t dismiss the Scousers’ current attacking threat, and to be fair I think Liverpool have also pushed on since they were at our place. Would have been interesting.
Still, I’m sure most Reds are actually quite thankful they visited when they did.November 7, 2016 at 7:30 am #1306725
nine nine nineModerator
Mr Mak, be some game that.?
Chelsea on current form aren’t conceding goals but are still scoring plenty.
Long way to go though mate with plenty of twists and turns to come,I still fancy Arsenal but I would be delighted if Chelsea proved me wrong.?November 7, 2016 at 10:28 am #1307025
if we can avoid injury …which won’t happen… top 4 will be hard considering mou can get his mojo back..we all know ..what happens when he gets it…no one can stop him…even pep.November 7, 2016 at 10:54 am #1307091
I’d prefer not to put too much emphasis on how Everton played. It’s easy to say “oh Everton were poor, etc”. I think they were as poor as they were because Chelsea were outstanding and forced them to look that way. In every department they were brilliant and I don’t think many teams would have had an answer. Very impressive!
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