February 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm #1725380
Off with his head, off with his head… who’s the next manager to put his head on the block… Cutting heads off is fine but who is the replacement?
Cant help think what would have happened had we signed augero back in the day, we landed Torres I believe… City another level, we gifted them the victory. Take the hit and move on. I am hoping we get to see RLC/ Kante/ Kovacic/ Barkley feature as a midfield three at some point.February 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm #1725382
Here’s my take on where we are at lads.
I’m supporting Sarri to continue, but not because I’m super sure he’s going to be successful overall, but rather because I think the usual Chelsea ejector seat option followed by Uncle Gus or similar playing out a lost season doesn’t serve anyone.
As a club we opted for Sarri, and brought him in with no pre-season, so to think we’d breeze into a top four finish with no bumps in the road is just unrealistic.
Pep struggled in his first season, and just scraped a top four finish despite a huge amount more preparation and signings than Sarri has had.
If Pep was having his first season this year I don’t think he’d make top four. The league has got tougher. Liverpool are now a force. Utd appear to be back. Tottenham are strong.
If we give up on Sarri because of a few bad results then imho we are lost as a club. Rudderless and without direction. To me that’s worse than missing out on CL football next season.February 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm #1725383
Anyway let me not post what i have in my mind. My temperature is refusing to cool until now. But it’s good that Conte was appreciated finally. After he was crucified for months this time last season. People have finally seen what a great coach he was. Sarri needs to be backed as long as he is the Chelsea boss simple as that. No need to say “i told you so”. We support the club and not the person or style. We have enjoyed 15 years of success. Let us bear the pain now please. Life has double sides. If you laugh today, tomorrow you may cry. So it’s up to us to handle the tough times. When things are smooth it’s easy to be loyal.😊February 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm #1725385
Ash and Chelsea man two very good summaries imo lads.February 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm #1725386
RDP, all I personally want is a manager who can play to the strengths of the players he has and adapt to opposion when necessary.
Sarri is showing himself to be completely incompetent in these two key abilities, They are the most important abilities for a chelsea manager to possess imo so I have no option but wish for a change unless sarri changes.
You ask who can replace him? How bout Rafa, he is highly competent in terms of the abilities I desire in our next boss anyway.February 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm #1725387
Was working so never saw the slaughter. Glad I didn’t. My fear is that our season implodes over the next few weeks. Not sure how one recovers after such a hiding. Make some changes for a start Sarri. CHO must be chuckling…Not even on the bench. Just as well for the young man.February 10, 2019 at 9:43 pm #1725390
Thankfully I recorded the Rugby which helped restore a smile to my face.😊February 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm #1725392
But that’s biggest dilemma Stuilse, Sarri doesn’t seem to want to change any thing. i just listened to his post match and he insist on continuing with his system, it will be nice to see CHO and RLC given a chance and may be even bench Jorg for a game but the guy is stubborn and and believes in his ways, something needs to change and fast ” either the system or Sarri” as Lucky D will say!February 10, 2019 at 10:02 pm #1725393
I tend to side with Ash on this one, I’d rather we tried to go toe to toe with City as opposed to rolling over for them like we did under Conte.
I don’t want Sarri sacked. He is attempting a complete overhaul of our tactics and style of play, and that is going to take time. However, he does need to accept mistakes and change a few things. Most importantly, the whole world and their mother can see that Jorginho can’t hold the midfield on his own. Just a simple tweak of the tactics to move Kante deeper to sit alongside him would make a massive change. Secondly, substitutions – he needs to change things up a bit. Was anyone remotely surprised when we subbed Barkley of Kovacic? What an uninspiring, but totally predictable substitution that was. In fact the only surprise of the game was that he didn’t swap Pedro for Willian at any point. The fact that CHO wasn’t even on the bench is just laughable, the boy has no future under Sarri and he knows it.
Honestly, we weren’t actually that bad today and the scoreline in no way reflects the performance, imo. We were guilty of some horrendous mistakes, and City were on top of their game. It was just one of those days. The problem for Sarri to sort out is we seem to be having too many of those days lately. Its incomparable to the complete and total meltdown we had under Jose though, or Conte for that matter. We need to stick by a manager and give them a chance to rectify their problems.
Sorry for the long post. One last thing: I like Barkley, but that header back into his own box for City’s third goal was one of the most unbelievably stupid things I have ever seen in football. What the hell was he thinking?? If I was Sarri I would have hauled his arse off right there and then.February 10, 2019 at 10:25 pm #1725397
Gosh!…am I some sort of pariah on here? or a wind-up merchant in the mould of our ex site nemesis Syd?.Yes,we’re realising a reality check after scaling the heights with the Huddersfield game only to be plummeting back down to earth again with hefty bump being rogered 6-0 by Man.City.All I did in my post at 19;32 was half heartedly and tongue-in-cheek intending to inject a bit of levity to lighten the doom and gloom by suggesting the possibilty of Jose coming back,trust me I’m just as peed off at today’s result as anybody on here.Seems like I’ve been totally blanked with silence the dignified response refusing to give my jovial and light-hearted postthe slightest credence!.February 10, 2019 at 10:37 pm #1725401
One other thing – I thought it was pretty classless of City to play One Step Beyond over the PA at the final whistle. How you behave in victory says as much about you as in defeat, and I thought that was not only completely uncalled for but also irresponsible. It could have pushed some of the fans less well-endowed in the braincell department over the edge.February 10, 2019 at 10:50 pm #1725402
Blue Lion@10:02pm great summary mate. Ditto on One Step Beyond.February 10, 2019 at 10:58 pm #1725404
mtal, well Jose is available and I doubt one of his team’s would have lost 6 nil to City. But putting aside who is for or against giving Sarri more time I think there’s probably more chance of Theresa May being appointed Chelsea Manager than Jose.😊February 10, 2019 at 11:23 pm #1725405
I was prepared for our not being a good a TEAM as Manchester City, but even good individual players have to ‘turn up’. Today’s Chelsea players should be ashamed of themselves for their attitude and performance but, as today surely proved, the view often expressed on the site and elsewhere that all we need is a couple of players and a few touches on the tiller. I say again, we are in the midst of a three year re-build where we need a more football savvy Board and a ‘builder’ of a coach to add good and appropriate players to those we already have. I feel that we need four such players. and some really bold pruning. I am not sure that other than the ritual sacking of Sarri our management knows how to do this.
Should have added after “a few touches on the tiller” the words ‘is nonsense’. We plainly need some more (and better) players in key positions. And these will not be easy to obtain, made more difficult by a football ignorant management not always getting the right man. I reckon four such players as a minimum. That said, I would advise we collect ourselves and let the dust settle before we take precipitate steps in answer to today’s debacle.February 10, 2019 at 11:52 pm #1725406
Jose, no way. That’s the problem. If we sack Sarri, who”s available? Back to Gus Hiddink? Not a solution. I cannot think straight today, this demolition was just bad. Worse than when Sunderland and Quinn thrashed us before. Sarri has good system IMO. He is passionate. But his stuborness will get him the sack I believe. Put Kante back please. At least play him together with Jorg or Kovacic.February 11, 2019 at 1:53 am #1725410
I’m psychologically scarred for the Cup final now after that. Knowing stubborn Sarri he will send them out tactically for a replay of yesterday’s events coz he knows little else, or so it appears. How the heck did we beat them 2-0 at home? Who’s going to Wembley now after that? The most painful thing about losses such as this one is that it feeds the appetite of some on here. Prepare for a week of I told you so if not longer, well at least until our next win. The fixture list ahead does not augur well sadly.February 11, 2019 at 6:04 am #1725415
Saw the replay and Alonso had a shocker, really gone backwards and Emerson had to start the match purely on form. First goal lucky deflection right into Sterling’s path. Second goal an Aguero worldy, 3rd goal a ridiculous header by Barkley gifted Aguero, 4th goal Barkley needed to get in front of the Gundogan shot (Luiz, JT when he was playing or Cahill would have been alert and made sure they got their body in front of it from where Barkley was standing when the shot flashed past him and then Kepa, into the net) 5th goal fair enough Dave fouled Sterling and the last one by Sterling very poor defensive play by Luiz. At least I avoided the 3am live nightmare curse.February 11, 2019 at 8:02 am #1725429
I don’t think either Alonso or Azpi (but especially Alonso) are suited to Sarri’s system. We need two new full backs.
RLC is, for me, the most exciting player we have at our club right now. He needs to start ahead of Barkley and Kovacic if he’s fit.
4-2-3-1 with the two being Jorginho & Kante is what I’d prefer for the Carabao, as it’s a final and finals aren’t about progressing systems. They are about taking home a trophy!
Hazard & RLC would be nailed on as two of the three behind Higuain.February 11, 2019 at 8:33 am #1725440
Blimey…are you Arsenal in disguise?! that was an Arsenal performance of old (or not that old)
from someone who has been on the wrong side of defeats like this and even worse ones i feel your pain lads
time to move on, its far to easy to drown after a result like that, chin up
saw this on the united page, thought it might make (some) of you laugh…
just heard a Chelsea fan call this “Sarriball Palsy”!February 11, 2019 at 8:44 am #1725443
Haha, that’s a good one Steveo (notwithstanding the political incorrectness!)
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