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      Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion

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      clint_call01
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      Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Sep 20, 2020 03:30:36 pm







      Stamford Bridge awaits the Champions





      Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

      Subs: Adrian, Tsimikas, Milner, Thiago, Jones, Minamino, Origi.

      Thiago Alcantara is named among the substitutes for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today.

      The midfielder, who completed a transfer from Bayern Munich on Friday, makes the Reds’ matchday squad for the first time after signing a long-term deal, while Kostas Tsimikas is also on the bench.

      However, Jürgen Klopp’s side are without Joe Gomez (minor knock) and Joel Matip (minor muscle issue), so Fabinho lines up alongside Virgil van Dijk in the centre of defence.
      « Last Edit: Sep 20, 2020 06:26:47 pm by JD »
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #1: Sep 20, 2020 03:31:45 pm
       :f_wah:Wait Fab at centre back?

      Edit: Joe and Joel are out
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #2: Sep 20, 2020 03:34:13 pm
      :f_wah:Wait Fab at centre back?

      Edit: Joe and Joel are out

      I said it before that Fabinho is our back-up but would have had Phillips on the bench.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #3: Sep 20, 2020 03:34:22 pm
      Interesting to see how Fabinho gets on at CB and could decide if we move for another CB before the window closes.

      Excited that we likely will see Thiago at some point.

      Good times.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #4: Sep 20, 2020 03:35:33 pm
      Yeah - we could really do with getting a defender in before this window closes. 

      For centre-halves, both Matip and Gomez miss way too many games with 'knocks'.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #5: Sep 20, 2020 03:36:31 pm
      Hands up who thought we'd see Fab at centre half so early in to the season.....
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #6: Sep 20, 2020 03:36:32 pm
      Yeah - we could really do with getting a defender in before this window closes. 

      For centre-halves, both Matip and Gomez miss way too many games with 'knocks'.

      Most of joe's injuries have been major ones
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #7: Sep 20, 2020 03:37:58 pm
      Thiago on the bench, I knew it! No Matip, which is a surprise, I assume he’s picked up an injury as he’s not even on the bench. Come on you Redmen, just stuff this plastic club and their too big for his boots manager!
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #8: Sep 20, 2020 03:38:11 pm
      Line up shows us we defo need that one new transfer in at CB before the window ends.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #9: Sep 20, 2020 03:39:02 pm
      Wow, Fab @ CB Thiago on the bench, changes afoot, or Joe & Joel injured, interesting, just hope Fab don’t get to excited and commit too early, I wouldn’t have used this game to trial a new CB, but maybe there wasn’t much choice,

      Fatter Frank would not have expected this either so a element of surprise might alter his plans, still think we’ll do these fuckers.


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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #10: Sep 20, 2020 03:41:29 pm
      Chavs:

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      24James
      4Christensen
      15Zouma
      3Alonso
      7Kanté
      5Jorginho
      17Kovacic
      19Mount
      29Havertz
      11Werner
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #11: Sep 20, 2020 03:43:32 pm
      Matip turning out to be like Samuel L Jacksons character in that film glass
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      Reply #12: Sep 20, 2020 03:45:30 pm
      I would imagine our 2nd & 3rd choice centre halves both being missing for the second game of the season will mean we'll see someone brought in before the window closes.

      Kabak was linked again this morning, knowing Michael Edwards it's probably already a done deal 😂
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #13: Sep 20, 2020 03:46:06 pm
      hmm, bit nervous with Fabinho at CB, especially with no cover for him.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #14: Sep 20, 2020 03:47:24 pm
      COYR
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      Reply #15: Sep 20, 2020 03:47:59 pm
      Lovrens gone and Matip might not be made of glass, but it's not far off, so injuries to VVD or Gomez mean we loose Fab from the middle, which is not ideal.
      Anyway, that's another thread.
      Means though that Keita gets a start, so really hoping he has a good game, really needs to start impacting big games like this.
      Hopefully Hendo lasts a bit longer than last week, glad to see him line out.
      Bob was a bit off last week, could do with him looking a bit sharper today.
      Strong enough Chavs side, but get in hard on Werner and Havertz and don't let them get comfortable.

      Am sure Fat Frank would love to get one over us/Jürgen, but we have quality not to get ruffled. Need guys to perform though, no slackness at the back like last week.
      Looking forward to it, big test so early in the season.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #16: Sep 20, 2020 03:48:54 pm
      Chavs:

      Arrizabalaga
      24James
      4Christensen
      15Zouma
      3Alonso
      7Kanté
      5Jorginho
      17Kovacic
      19Mount
      29Havertz
      11Werner
      Same average Chelsea side as last season with Havertz and Werner in for Willian/Pulisic and Giroud/Abraham. Two good additions but fancy we have too much for them.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #17: Sep 20, 2020 03:51:02 pm
      Same average Chelsea side as last season with Havertz and Werner in for Willian/Pulisic and Giroud/Abraham. Two good additions but fancy we have too much for them.

      Might not be bad time to get them, Pulisic out, and players like Werner and Havertz not fully settled.
      We've not had great record there though on recent times, so would expect it to be close/tough.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #18: Sep 20, 2020 03:54:05 pm
      Gomez is a blow, with Werners pace you want someone who can match him step for step. Als I’d much rather have Fsb in midfield for this one than Keita. Don’t usually say so in the match thread but the team concerns me a little
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #19: Sep 20, 2020 04:02:52 pm
      I want to manage my expectations here - it’s going to be very difficult to win I think.

      Hopefully no silly mistakes and front 3 on fire
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #20: Sep 20, 2020 04:03:50 pm
      Wait, so Fab at CB and no backup CB on the bench?

      We may want to sign a backup there maybe?
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #21: Sep 20, 2020 04:05:35 pm
      Wait, so Fab at CB and no backup CB on the bench?

      We may want to sign a backup there maybe?

      I'd imagine we will after this.

      Gomez and Matip too unreliable to go into a heavy schedule like this season.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #22: Sep 20, 2020 04:06:47 pm
      Don't judge too early. If Fab isn't ready, he won't be asked to fill in at CB.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #23: Sep 20, 2020 04:07:21 pm
      Chavs:

      Arrizabalaga
      24James
      4Christensen
      15Zouma
      3Alonso
      7Kanté
      5Jorginho
      17Kovacic
      19Mount
      29Havertz
      11Werner




      A back 4 full of holes and a damn average keeper, Bobby, Mo & Mane will pull them all over the sh*te hole, we keep it tight at the back only one outcome for me, can see Thiago on for 20 second half, surprised he’s even on the bench tbh, but glad he is of course.
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      Re: Live: Chelsea V Liverpool
      Reply #24: Sep 20, 2020 04:08:25 pm
      Fabinho as a passing center half could be very interesting. Remember he's played right back for Brazil a good bit.

      The lineup does make me wonder about any further transfers, although I'm thinking transfers out more than possibly a defender coming in.

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