Chelsea Message Board
To be beaten by Hull is totally out of order. Even bloody crystal palace beat them last week. If we don't get top 4 this year we are screwed for a long time in terms of money, attracting players etc. We have the month from Hell coming up, and we've already lost 3 games, 2 to opposition we should be destroying on a bad day. Not good enough!
I think that the 3 cb's is to accommodate our 2 boys up front and keep the midfield full of bodies. I could be wrong, but Arsenal have a lack of width due to injuries so I like the idea of wing backs for this game. The fact that Flamini is out may make Rodgers think that we only need one holder with Gerrard and Henderson pushed forward a bit. If needs be in the game, Stevie can drop to play alongside Lucas. The question is whether little Phil is gonna play, I doubt he will from the start but would come on later. It's time to be bold !
Why would you leave a perfectly adequate specialist left back on the bench and then play a centre half who has only just joined? I have been a firm admirer of what Rodgers has done since he came, but today's line up cost us the points and was like a Benitez decision! The team looked unbalanced until Enrique came on and that was too late.
It smacks of 'sakho cost 18 mil so I have to play him to justify the outlay to the owners' - and that's a pile of horse dung!
Yes I know we missed Coutinho but playing a totally new back line was unnecessary. I would rather have 3 points today than beat United on Wed! 4th place is more important than trinkets this season!
Do we really have to put up with Aspas - he's the new Borini!???
I can't ne'er stand why we do this so often after going ahead. We invite teams on and then isolate our attackers. We've got to stop this coz it will be our undoing in the long run.
In saying that it's early days and we will improve but we need to nip it in the bud ASAP.