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15 Aug 2019 18:02:54
If we sort out the defence (and with a smidgen of luck going our way) we will have a good season.
Zouma was much better yesterday - it will be interesting to see him alongside Rudiger.
Tomori looked good also.
Kante was immense - what a player!

Pedro had probably his best game in a Chelsea shirt.
Mount is going to be a superstar - the goalscoring midfielder we've been missing since a certain F. Lampard left.
The 1 big elephant in the room - it is so sad but Azpi is no longer good enough. His lack of pace is now affecting his positioning. Azpi has been our best defender for years - he is a hero - but it is time for him to go.

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15 Aug 2019 19:38:24
Zouma played better but I don’t think he’s going to fit into the style we want. I’d like us to go after Romagnoli to partner Christensen. Think Christensen is our best defender currently he always stays on his feet and that’s the sign of quality defenders. Rüdiger would be a good rotation option next year.

15 Aug 2019 23:54:03
I don’t think we’ll see Rudiger and Zouma playing together much imo. Think Azpi will most likely see out his contract unless he asks to move for first team opportunities (that is if James manages to replace him like expected)

16 Aug 2019 03:23:16
The drop off from Azpilicueta has been phenomenal. I was going to ask on here if the ed1 and other posters have noticed it or if I’m just being harsh but he’s looking shambolic. I’d also give the captaincy to Jorginho too honestly, he looks much more a leader.

{Ed001's Note - he does look lost. He has spent years at left back and then right sided centre back though, so he might just need to relearn the role.}

16 Aug 2019 08:04:11
To be honest, Azpi's played so much football over the past year, I think he's just lost a little sharpness. You'd have to look long and hard to find another outfield player that's amassed as many minutes as he has since he joined us. He's lost some speed and has looked winded in our matches so far.

I think there's a real chance James overtakes him this season. He's more dynamic, much stronger in attack and still good in defense as well. It's imperative we keep Azpi around for his experience, same as Pedro. But I could see him becoming the back up over the course of the season.

16 Aug 2019 08:13:03
standard, fair point on the captaincy . Jorginho sure looks like a good man to lead us.
i also think he is strong headed and marshals everyone around . fantastic in his vocal ability

no one has done that for us since JT FL DD PC . that presence . what do u think ED0001 . who is the best fit for the captains arm band?

{Ed001's Note - not Jorginho, he is far too temperamental for my liking. You need someone who is calm (as much as possible) so they are not on the verge of a rash sending off at any moment. Last thing you want to lose is your captain that way or you can end up in discipline crumbling Spurs style. Though, having said that, he has been much better in recent months with his temperament, so maybe he is maturing and the armband could complete that. See now I am talking myself into it!

I am struggling to think of a better choice in the Chelsea squad right now. You wouldn't want to do anything to distract Kante from doing what he does, plus he is a shy lad and I don't think he would welcome it. Other than him, you are only really left with centre backs (I am not considering Azpilicueta as he already has it and I am assuming you mean instead of him) and I am not convinced any of them are suited other than Christensen. He needs to do more to deserve it for me. So I am actually going to change my answer and agree with standard, the more I think about it the more the idea grows on me.}

16 Aug 2019 10:34:25
Zouma was at fualt for their 2nd goal as he didn't step. out with other defenders to trap mane in offside position.

16 Aug 2019 13:59:17
Ed001, what about Rudiger or Loftus-Cheek (when he returns)?

{Ed001's Note - neither of them are really convincing as leaders looking in from the outside.}



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