The Official Chelsea Thread [Vol 3]

The Official Chelsea Thread [Vol 3]

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A Winner Is You

23,835 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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That 35 minutes has just flown by.

unident

6,338 posts

28 months

Saturday 14th May
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Not a great game, but you’ve stemmed the Liverpool attacks well and had a few chances. Need to get the ball up to Lukaku a bit more and give him some support.

Cie

17,715 posts

170 months

Saturday 14th May
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unident said:
Not a great game, but you’ve stemmed the Liverpool attacks well and had a few chances. Need to get the ball up to Lukaku a bit more and give him some support.
The ball boys are enough support for his first touch

unident

6,338 posts

28 months

Saturday 14th May
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Cie said:
The ball boys are enough support for his first touch
rofl

Pinkie15

762 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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All entirely predictable we'd get to penalties again

pinchmeimdreamin

9,187 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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Glad we won, but you have nothing to feel bad about.

I will admit you where probably the better team tonight

Pinkie15

762 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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Cocksockets

tamore

4,897 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th May
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bloody useless tossers!

A Winner Is You

23,835 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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Penalties are always the cruelest way to lose, especially to the same team in two finals. But we went toe to toe throughout and everyone put a shift in, so can't have that many complaints.

Pinkie15

762 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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But we create nothing, are so pedestrian, could take corners till the cows come home & not score.

Mind you thought we pretty much shut Lpool down, they didn't create much

Just a shame our best striker's playing for Roma

trackdemon

11,363 posts

238 months

Saturday 14th May
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Don't agree with creating nothing, we had a fair few proper chances at least one of which would be in the back of the net on a different day (same for LFC tbf). Always sickening to lose on pens, surprised Dave took one of the first 5 but he was what, 4 inches away from it being a perfect pen? Interesting to see Jorghi drop his usual style. C'est la vie. We played well once we weathered the first 20, Alonso was a surprise contender for Chelsea MoM for me, always available & mostly did good stuff with the ball, but pretty much everyone showed up and performed well. Would liked to have seen Werner get a few mins using his pace late on to get at their high line. Diaz was their biggest threat for me all match.

Wadeski

7,403 posts

190 months

Sunday 15th May
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Bloody good goal in the womens FA cup final.

And apparently they sold 55,000 tickets which will have a few people inexplicably fuming…

TwigtheWonderkid

38,311 posts

127 months

Sunday 15th May
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Our 4th pen shootout v Liverpool, and our 4th loss. People drone on about pens being a lottery but of course that's utter bks; it's the exact opposite of a lottery. It's 100% a test of nerve and skill.

To lose 4 out of 4 against the same club tells me they're doing something we aren't in the preparation for penalties. Klopp apparently employed a neuroscientist to help the players deal with a penalty shootout. Whatever it is we do to practice and prepare for pens, we need to do more, or do something different

Pommy

12,477 posts

193 months

Sunday 15th May
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
Our 4th pen shootout v Liverpool, and our 4th loss. People drone on about pens being a lottery but of course that's utter bks; it's the exact opposite of a lottery. It's 100% a test of nerve and skill.

To lose 4 out of 4 against the same club tells me they're doing something we aren't in the preparation for penalties. Klopp apparently employed a neuroscientist to help the players deal with a penalty shootout. Whatever it is we do to practice and prepare for pens, we need to do more, or do something different
I can't disagree with your point at all.

Its seen through times that some teams can just naiil shootouts one after another.

You can see it in the pause and then run up before it's taken. The saved/missed ones look nervous, do that silly stutter run, look like they're trying to work out which way the GK is going, whereas the good ones just pick a corner and batter it.



Adam.

23,389 posts

231 months

Sunday 15th May
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Pinkie15 said:
But we create nothing, are so pedestrian, could take corners till the cows come home & not score.

Mind you thought we pretty much shut Lpool down, they didn't create much
Bizarre comments, we hit the woodwork twice and Diaz could have had a hat trick. And Pulisic had a couple of good chances and Alonso hit the post

Game could have been 4-4 but for good keeping.

Edited by Adam. on Monday 16th May 07:19

Wadeski

7,403 posts

190 months

Monday 16th May
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Adam. said:
Pinkie15 said:
But we create nothing, are so pedestrian, could take corners till the cows come home & not score.

Mind you thought we pretty much shut Lpool down, they didn't create much
Bizarre comments, we hit the woodwork topics and Diaz could have had a hat trick. And Pulisic had a couple of good chances and Alonso hit the post

Game could have been 4-4 but for good keeping

Edited by Adam. on Sunday 15th May 23:58
Yeah although its disappointing, I'm not devastated losing on pens to Liverpool. They are above us in the league, and in form, so in a game of small margins, you would expect them to find a few percent more winning probably than us. Pens are kind of the ultimate expression of that!

If we had been spanked 3-0 I would have been annoyed, as they aren't that much better than us. Likewise, if the league table situations were reversed but the outcome was not, we could feel cheesed off.

All you can ask for in cups is to get to the final and have your team show up. I would say our team showed up both games, but in a tricky season and on a run of pretty poor form, we didnt have enough to beat the odds.

Adam.

23,389 posts

231 months

Monday 16th May
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You certainly turned up and gave us a right game in both, thought you were better in the league cup and we head the edge in FA

Tough to lose both on pens, at least your future seems more certain

Edited by Adam. on Monday 16th May 09:34

TwigtheWonderkid

38,311 posts

127 months

Monday 16th May
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At least the women came thru. Did brilliantly to win the final 3-2. Ahead twice and pegged back twice, the second time on 88 mins, they showed real depth of character to go on and win it in extra time.

blue al

591 posts

136 months

Monday 16th May
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In top 4 and back into Europe and didn’t need any points from our last 2 games
Winning the Fa cup and coming 5th….er no thanks


Silverage

1,441 posts

107 months

Tuesday
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Yes, but for all we’ve done since, we could have won the FA cup and still have finished 4th. That would have been better.