August 14, 2019 at 10:58 pm #1774726
Absolutely gutted but couldnt be more happy with the performance, so much potential and hunger in this team.
Cant single anyone out for praise, everyone, including subs were fantastic. Zouma had an amazing performance, only one error in positioning which played firminio onside in build up to pools second goal, but these are tiny margins easily forgivable because of how good he was. Although these are tiny margins liverpool got right with their back line which is why we had 2 goals ruled out for offside.
Felt for Tammy, seemed like Lukaku against munich all over again, all though this time we dont have a manager that will ship him out on loan. He did not look confident at all, I cant blame any one for nerves in that situation but he has to learn. His movement again fantastic but he should have scored that sitter and that would have affected his confidence too I think.
Mount and Pulisic took the chances so well, I know they were off side but the way they found the back of the net was very promising, they are both potentially world class imo.
Tomori looked very good and very pacey, that he slotted in so seamlessly in such a massive game blows my mind. Also big thanks to both azpi and emerson who were warriors tonight. 120 mins against this liverpool team as a fullback must be hell, but they were wonderful.
Didnt Kepa let one or two pens go through his hands against city too in league cup? I am sure I have seen that a few times before, he should have done better but his performance in the 120 mins was very good, the double save phenomenal.
So gutted we didnt manage to win it, but to come this close is an achievement in itself all things considered, I think all chelsea fans will be feeling proud tonight, no matter how gutting it is not to win it.
Bring on Leicester!August 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm #1774729
wisefan, I was thinking about lukaku v munich too, gutter that and tough for tammy’s confidence, especially after missing the tap in.August 14, 2019 at 11:04 pm #1774732
How did I forget to mention Pedro?!!!! What a performance, arguably next to Kante our best performer on the night.
Giroud was very good, we are very lucky to have him to support Abraham this season.August 14, 2019 at 11:12 pm #1774741
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We’re going to be OK this season. Play like that and we’ll win a lot more games than we’ll lose.August 14, 2019 at 11:19 pm #1774743
Play like that with little mistakes defensively maybe in that way we will be ok. while our attack and midfield had been better and matched Liverpool, we still conceded 2 goals 3 days after conceding 4. that is the only worry so far, other than that, i don’t think we should play the midfield we played tonight against Leicester. we need to draft Mount in. Abraham for Giroud is not bad. Tomori and Christensen if he is fit is not bad either. of all our efforts, once we lost Pulsic, we couldn’t create clear cut chances. so it seems he will be an important factor in our team once he settles in.August 15, 2019 at 12:12 am #1774750
I only watched the 2nd half of the extra time plus penalty. We were better than Pool. We were unlucky. Do not understand FL put Tammy as our last taker. It was Hazard before he left. Should have been an experienced player like Azpi. Gutted. But I see hope. Man Utd beat us big. Now we just drew Pool who are stronger than Man Utd. Kante is fit, we need him badly. Good news. Now Leicester Sat. This one I should be able to watch full match. Hope we will beat them. This young squad needs a morale boost. Hopefully we’ll beat LeicesterAugust 15, 2019 at 3:27 am #1774752
Most of that was pure quality and we, at times, had Liverpool well and truly on the back foot and in trouble.
That was a msssive leap in the right direction from Old Trafford and as 999 said we will win a lot more than we lose playing like that.
The impact that a barely match fit Kante had on that defence and mid field was amazing and whats more he was a real problem for Liverpool bombing forward too. 10 out of 10 performance by him and special praise for Pedro too, the best I have seen him play for Chelsea.
I call that a draw with Liverpool and that performance and result in itself, gines us some real hope of battling again for top four in my opinion.
Still got Reece James, CHO, RLC and Rudiger up our sleeves moving forward too. An abundance of riches.
Can anyone not say that was one of the most entertaining matches they have seen for quite a while as a Chelsea supporter.
Looking forward to the future after that. I hope our friend Palms was able to watch it. He would have got a real lift I reckon.
On to Sunday with enthusiasm.August 15, 2019 at 3:58 am #1774753
Just watched the highlight. We were the better team. 2 disallowed goals. Pedro hit the post. Tammy missed a sitter. Kepa got a hand on their 1st goal and their 2nd goal Firmino looked offside. Kepa got a hand on their 2 shoots-out. Absolutely gutted we came empty handed. Really unlucky. More positives than negatives though as we matched Liverpool. We need to maintain our performance to get our 1st win on SundayAugust 15, 2019 at 5:58 am #1774755
Brilliant performance by all but still have the same 2 problems at centre halve and centre forward. TBH not too much Lampard can do about that for now. Guess we will just have to bite that bullet and hope that area gets better. Anyway the good performance is what counted against the CL champions also. Never been a fan of penalty shootouts but then again a replay is out of the question for this particular competition.August 15, 2019 at 10:06 am #1774813
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I feared the worst ahead of last night but I think last night demonstrated we’ll not be too far off once we’ve got a full squad to choose from and given time and a fair crack at the transfer window to fill in a couple of gaps there’s every chance of Frank building a new and very good Chelsea team.
The game swung back in Liverpool’s favour for a while when Firmino came on great little player who compliments both Salah and Mane.
Hopefully last night and the travel hasn’t taken too much out of us ahead of the weekend PL fixture.
Some good performances last night and Pulisic will be an exciting player for us but how good was Kante with no pre season game time at all also a word for Azpi and Zouma too who took some stick at the weekend and both put in decent performances last night.
Adrian way off his line for Tammy’s pen.August 15, 2019 at 10:20 am #1774827
Didn’t see the game but have read a few reports.
Bottom line we took Liverpool to pens. Liverpool had a full strength squad available to them, we still have 4 players who potentially could be regular starters for Chelsea yet to kick a ball in anger for us this season.
Gutted for the boys, but still feel good about how we are shaping up under Frank.August 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm #1774942
We played well again, but not taking chances remains our long standing issue.
I thought on the ball and going forward we played almost the same as Sunday against United, just the difference this time we defended much more competently, with the team being more compact without the ball.
Our team is very exciting and I cannot wait for Sunday.August 16, 2019 at 5:34 am #1775045
Don’t think Lampard is doing too much wrong just the luck does not seem to be there but that does change after a while.August 16, 2019 at 5:28 pm #1775257
Taking our chances is not luck. This has been a major flaw in game for the last 2 seasons since Diego Costa left.
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