Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Frogfish, Sep 9, 2021.
I’m not even sure that’s true anymore to be honest.
It's actually not logical. Yes they have improved but we really don't know where we are at because last season was such an abortion with all the injuries. We were champions the season before with an 18 point gap to 2nd, have we fallen off a cliff? Is that fall due to the injuries or player form/aging or both? Will the form return now we've got a solid, stable, defence again? I don't think any of us know where we're at at the moment, it's too early to say.
Behave - that’s still a first team thats won the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup and World Club Cup - something no other current squad has achieved.
It’s not that long ago and our first team is good enough to do it again.
Sure, it is too early to tell, I'm just basing it on a feeling.
A feeling that our squad is two years older since we last won something.
Let's be honest, some aren't playing as well as they did back then.
Firmino, Hendo and Mane mainly.
Also we don't know what we're going to get from Van Dijk and Matip considering their injuries.
Thiago has not taken us to another level like I thought he would.
If we bought a decent striker, I'd at least be able to say that we got Jota and X, but we don't. We got fucking Origi, Ox and Minamino waiting on the sidelines and a fucking 18 year old.
I really hope we don't drop any points against Leeds today.
Yep agree with you totally regarding the backup to our front line, Jota aside and he is maybe 1st Team and Firmino backup.
Hendo has only just come back from injury - give him a chance ! Uh-oh you're the one who hates him aren't you? Or maybe I'm getting mixed up.
VvD and Matip have already shown they're back to full form - there aren't many harder tests in European football than this current Chelsea team! So we'll have to see their return impacts on the team as a whole but we haven't looked too shabby so far.
Hendo came back from injury before the Euro's and it's not like it was career threatening.
But it's also not like he's playing shit. The season has literally just started !
Yeah, you're right.
There's 2 massive assumptions there. Firstly that this team is as good as it was 3 years ago, and in some obvious cases I think that's clearly not the case. Secondly that none of our rivals are stronger now than they were when we won the title relative to us.
I don't think either of those assumptions is true.
There is also a 3rd one, which states that every signing our rivals have made will be successful.
Which for some strange reason our own fans seem to think.
If we had VVD, I reckon we would have won the league last season.
We were top at Xmas after all. So, it’s not that unthinkable.
We were 5 points behind Utd last season. They had their best season in years and we one of our worst given that we had almost half the team out injured for parts or most of it.
Get to fuck with the idea that they are better than us.
City isn’t stronger. They’re not as good as they were.
I think we’re weaker too in terms of the best team we can put out, but we do actually have a better squad now.
No doubt Chelsea and United are better than they were, but enough to top us and City? Maybe, maybe not.
Colley caresses Martinez's face and he goes down holding his face as if he's been shot.
SIGN HIM UP.
& Inter score from the free kick, WHAT A STRIKE BY DIMARCO. 0-1
Couldn't get that more into the top corner if you tried.
Sampdoria level, absolute brutal deflection.
Great OG from Dzeko mind....getting megged in the process.
Martinez puts Inter back in front, superb cushioned volley.
Damsgaard bullied off the ball in the build up, he's been terrible today.
Atletico are fucking shit, I've changed my mind...nothing to fear there. They're a bunch of fanny flappers.
Not EPL but worth a watch
That just made me angry for some reason.
That's from a couple of years ago