pondělí 17. srpna 2015

We need to wake up (Man City game review)

God, I'm so fed up with Mourinho. We were at the center of attention in the papers all week. That must have some kind of influence on the players. 

First things first, how he behaved to Eva was disgraceful. She has been doing her job very well since she came in the team, she was there at Munich in 2012 and has been a great head-doctor since then. She behaved well at the Swansea game, she did was she was supposed to do when summoned by the refferee. Swearing at your employees (+ Mourinho even isn't Eva's employer) is absolutely outrageous and in my opinion, Mourinho should have been fined or at least warned by someone in Chelsea. I'm still waiting for him to apologize and reinstate Eva and John  Fearn back on the bench.

Secondly, he has to stop making excuses. Last week Swansea should have got the credit for playing good football,and getting what in my opinion was a fair result since Courtois's sending off was 100% correct. And again, Man City didn't get Mourinho's credit yesterday. Lets start off with the postitives.

Asmir Begovič. Man, was he brilliant ... It could have been 3 or 4 nil after the first half an hour. He was calm with all the crosses and made those two crucial outstanding saves against Aguero. Yeah, and thats about it.

Our defence is rubbish. There i said it. First and foremost it is lacking pace. 10 seconds in and Aguero is behind them and infront of Begovič? Surely, that cannot happen. Sterling was doing whatever he wanted to on the right side of our defensive line, and he didnt have to do much. All he did was kick the ball around Ivanovič and run, and the serb had not chance at all. The first goal was pure evidence of our defense being uncapable of doing anything. 

I agreed with the half-time substitution, that was quite predictible to happen. Listen, Terry is the captain of our team, and a true Chelsea legend. I have got nothing but respect for him, but his form is dropping down rapidly. Nevermind, I think Zouma is good enough to step in, he is faster, more creative than Terry. The other two goals were concieded after two personal errors by Ivanovič, who i sincerely hope will not be in the squad next week.

I think we did quite well in the second half, although I wouldn't exaclty call it "controlling the game" as Mourinho did. Whe had a few good chances, Hazard needs to be scoring those if he wants to be on the level of Ronaldo and Messi. Falcao seemed good, hitting the post. Yes, of course. The game could have developed differently if the refferee had given Ramires's goal, which in my oppinion was just on-side. 

We can bounce back against WBA. I'm sure of it. Some changes need to be done though. With Baba Rahman in the squad now, I'm suggesting moving Dave to the right and replacing Terry with Zouma: Baba-Zouma-Cahill-Azpilicueta at the back.

Although I think Fabregas is invariably poor so far, we don't really have anyone better to replace him with (maybe we should think about buying Isco?) so I would leave Matič-Fabregas in the middle.

Now i sincerely hope Oscar is fit enough to play, 'cos I didn't think much of Ramires yesterday. Hazard-Oscar-Willian. But for heaven's sake. Let Hazard play on the wing! I saw him changing with Costa in the attack, that is no place for him to be at! Nor is the number 10 role! Which brings us to Costa... I'm not a big fan of this lad, especially because I don't agree with the nasty way he plays, so I would much rather prefer Rémy or even Falcao in the starting lineup. But I guess that is a matter of oppinion.

What changes would you make? Leave a comment and keep the blue flag flying high! :)

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