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People say we crumbled against Chelsea but to crumble you need to stand up in the first place!
Bad result, bad game, best learnt from then move on with the lessons learned. The game becomes a bigger problem if the errors aren´t fixed for the next one.
Solution? Get Tuncay fit. Get Alves scoring. Teach the players how to pass to each other! Simple
Southgate got it wrong and credit to him that he admitted the same, lets hope he at least learned something from this disaster.
Chelsea were on fire, even with an injury weakened side, their passing and movement were superb, but to be fair we would have made any team look good. No organisation in defence, the inability to string more than 2 passes together, no bite in the centre of the park or creativity when needed. Downing seems too eager to run down the flank and send in crosses to no-one... instead of cutting inside and bringing other people into play...mind you he would probably need a right foot to do that.
Alves & Mido again proved ineffective and didn’t trouble their defenders one bit...It was more like a training match for Chelsea or a pre-season friendly against lower division opposition, cos that’s exactly where we are heading if we keep on in this manner. Hopefully this result may give us a much needed kick up the #$%$.
Davey…I know ur not here to gloat lol ;o)