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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30

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      Pre-Match: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Aug 26, 2021 11:06:10 pm
      First big test of this new season as we entertain Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday evening, looking forward to seeing who Jürgen plays after playing and winning the last two games.

      Second plays third but both teams have exactly the same amount of points, should be an excellent attacking game, looking forward to it, I'm going for a tight 2-1 victory for the men in RED with Mo and Mane getting the goals.
      « Last Edit: Aug 28, 2021 03:53:28 pm by JD »
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #1: Aug 26, 2021 11:29:47 pm
      I watched the Chavs destroy Arsenal, and there were 2 things that stuck out to me. 

      1.  The wide forwards (Mount and Havertz) drop deep and central to overload the middle.  This movement was dragging Arsenal's fullback into very narrow positions, and Chelsea exploited the space on the flank particularly with Reece James.  Jürgen will need to have a better plan to deal with this -- ideally with CM's picking up the wide forwards and our fullback staying home to prevent the overlap. 

      2.  Their ability to transition the ball from their back 3 into the front 3 so often flows through Jorginho.  If we can mark him out of the game, they will struggle to find their rhythm.  I would play Bobby and have him shadow Jorgihno when we don't have the ball.  Have Mo and Sadio sit on the shoulders of the wide CB's and set traps for when they play the ball out to the wide players. 

      I feel extremely confident that we will take all 3 points here.  I just expect Jurgwn to nail the setup and tactics and the boys will do the rest. 

      2-0 to the Reds!!
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #2: Aug 27, 2021 12:42:16 am
      Last season we won this fixture with relative ease from what I remember. Think Fab was alongside Virgil and they bossed it, before Thiago came on at the break and bossed the 2nd half.

      So far in the games we’ve had Van Dijk against Lukaku, our man has had Lukaku in his pocket so hopefully that will continue.

      Don’t think it’s going to be as easy this time. Massive chance to keep ahead of the rest at the expense of the Chavs. This game won’t define our season but if we can get the win it will be a brilliant start.
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      Reply #3: Aug 27, 2021 03:10:02 am
      Get the Win Boys. Gonna be tough but we can do this.

      Get the win like 7KK7 said and could have a nice little phsycological advantage over The Chavs at the same time.
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      Reply #4: Aug 27, 2021 08:43:15 am
      Get the Win Boys. Gonna be tough but we can do this.

      Get the win like 7KK7 said and could have a nice little phsycological advantage over The Chavs at the same time.

      Acid text for you lot!  :f_whistle:
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      Reply #5: Aug 27, 2021 08:44:51 am

      May be a test but sure anyone will be texting each other!  :D
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #6: Aug 27, 2021 11:25:06 am

                                  AB
         

      TAA              VVD   JM            Robbo


      Hendo                Fab                Naby


      Mo                      Jota                Mane
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      Reply #7: Aug 27, 2021 11:41:24 am
                                  AB
         

      TAA              VVD   JM            Robbo


      Hendo                Fab                Naby


      Mo                      Jota                Mane

      Thiago for naby
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #8: Aug 27, 2021 11:46:18 am

      I think Thiago will be more effective coming on the second half when the game opens up more.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #9: Aug 27, 2021 11:59:06 am
      With this being so early in the season I personally wouldn't be rushing Robbo back in, especially considering how well Tsimikas has done


      Allison

      Trent      Matip      Virgil      Tsimikas

      Fabinho

      Hendo         Keita

      Salah         Jota         Mane
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #10: Aug 27, 2021 12:20:44 pm
      Allison

      Trent      Matip      Virgil      Tsimikas

      Fabinho

      Hendo         Keita

      Salah         Jota         Mane

      :gt-happyup: and I am confident, Jürgen agrees. Jürgen always stated (and backed it up by deeds) that he likes rhythm and continuity. This team has played two serious games and did well overall.

      The Chavs are very good, so a draw would not mean the end of the world. I think Klopp will play accordingly, more passive/lower, just like he does against City. I see a draw or a tight one 2-1/1-2. Hope we win, would be an huge boost for our PL quest.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #11: Aug 27, 2021 12:44:30 pm

      Not sure Naby has done a lot wrong to be honest and Thiago probably more effective as game opens up . Either way would be happy competition  for places good
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #12: Aug 27, 2021 01:09:45 pm
      I agree that Naby should start ahead of Thiago. Keita has looked solid to start the season.

      As a lesser point Keita also needs to get a run of games this season to prove himself a bit, and that he can be fit.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #13: Aug 27, 2021 01:52:09 pm
      Big test for us. Would have preferred this a bit later into the season as some of our players still in early days of recovery.

      Hope our fans raise the atmosphere a notch or three.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #14: Aug 27, 2021 02:27:13 pm
      as we entertain Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday evening

      You spelled 'smash' wrong...  ;)
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #15: Aug 27, 2021 02:33:53 pm
      With this being so early in the season I personally wouldn't be rushing Robbo back in, especially considering how well Tsimikas has done


      Allison

      Trent      Matip      Virgil      Tsimikas

      Fabinho

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      Salah         Jota         Mane

      Pretty much the lineup I’d go with as well.

      As for Kostas vs Robbo, in a recent interview Robbo said he had been training and felt was ready to go for Burnley but the experts decided against it. For Chelsea he would have had a full week of training so if he’s ready I think I’d prefer he be given the start.

      As good as Kostas has been, he’s just not as good defensively as Robbo and Chelsea’s offense will be a whole different animal than Norwich and Burnley with their pace, movement and skill level.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #16: Aug 27, 2021 02:53:48 pm
      Title decider..

      2-1 to the Redmen..
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #17: Aug 27, 2021 02:56:02 pm
      Pretty much the lineup I’d go with as well.

      As for Kostas vs Robbo, in a recent interview Robbo said he had been training and felt was ready to go for Burnley but the experts decided against it. For Chelsea he would have had a full week of training so if he’s ready I think I’d prefer he be given the start.

      As good as Kostas has been, he’s just not as good defensively as Robbo and Chelsea’s offense will be a whole different animal than Norwich and Burnley with their pace, movement and skill level.

      So it's not the line up you would go with then  ;)
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      Reply #18: Aug 27, 2021 03:04:10 pm
      So it's not the line up you would go with then  ;)

      hey i did say "pretty much" and not "exactly" :)
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #19: Aug 27, 2021 04:12:00 pm
      Hopefully we will see a bit of the old VVD in this game a little early but going to be a test for him and his fitness.  Just by hook or crook get the 3 points and move on.  They play City in a few games after so don't really want to hammer their confidence.  3-0 will do ;D.  The head to head games will be key a long with good winning runs if can go into the break top of the table it will be brilliant.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #20: Aug 27, 2021 04:12:42 pm
      As good as Kostas has been, he’s just not as good defensively as Robbo and Chelsea’s offense will be a whole different animal than Norwich and Burnley with their pace, movement and skill level.

      I did see Kostas struggle defensively against Norwich a couple of times, but nothing worrying. It was his first serious PL game. Give the guy some slack. But against Burnley he already looked better defensively, I didn't see any blunder, did u? But let's talk about offense. There Kostas looked plain better than Robbo. His crosses and corners are shaped better and more consistent. And as an icing on the cake: why would you risk an aggrevation of Robbo's injury? Burnley is just one week away and experts decided he's not ready for that game. Sounds for me all Kostas. And if Kostas has a good game I can see him doing to Robbo what Robbo did to Moreno, as sad as it would make me feel for I believe Robbo is one of the few players that really has some feeling towards LFC, beyond just money.
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      Reply #21: Aug 27, 2021 05:11:24 pm
      You spelled 'smash' wrong...  ;)

      Ha ha ha love it !!!
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      Reply #22: Aug 27, 2021 05:22:47 pm
      I have gone for a 2  1 win for the Reds, against the Chavs especially with the crowd, behind the side !
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #23: Aug 27, 2021 05:28:34 pm
      Wonder if we might see Konate in this game? He’s a lot more powerful and a lot quicker than Matip.
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      Reply #24: Aug 27, 2021 05:35:18 pm
      Wonder if we might see Konate in this game? He’s a lot more powerful and a lot quicker than Matip.

      Doubt it
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      Reply #25: Aug 27, 2021 06:14:54 pm
      Lukaku is going to be a real handful here, makes Chelsea an entirely different proposition to when it was just Werner up top. Big test to see where VVD really is in his recovery.

      Few selection headaches for the boss too which is nice. Wouldn't be surprised to see Jota benched for Bobby here.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #26: Aug 27, 2021 07:17:39 pm
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      Reply #27: Aug 27, 2021 07:24:53 pm
      I’d bring Firmino in for Jota. If Robertson is fit I’d bring him in at left back. I’d like a modfield of Hendo,Fab, Keita.
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      Reply #28: Aug 27, 2021 07:37:11 pm
      Plot twist...we are going to roll them over again and again. 3-0 and we take all 3 points.
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      Reply #29: Aug 27, 2021 07:46:09 pm
      I’d bring Firmino in for Jota. If Robertson is fit I’d bring him in at left back. I’d like a modfield of Hendo,Fab, Keita.

      Paul Weller would agree. Think we'll turn this lot over with a ferocity that will recall our title winning season. Bring it on you chav tw*ts!
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      Reply #30: Aug 27, 2021 08:36:07 pm
      Wonder if we might see Konate in this game? He’s a lot more powerful and a lot quicker than Matip.

      Matip has been sensational, why change it?
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      Reply #31: Aug 27, 2021 08:37:56 pm
      I’d bring Firmino in for Jota. If Robertson is fit I’d bring him in at left back. I’d like a modfield of Hendo,Fab, Keita.

      You can’t take out Jota after he’s scored twice in a row, he’s on a hot streak
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      Reply #32: Aug 27, 2021 09:09:03 pm
      You can’t take out Jota after he’s scored twice in a row, he’s on a hot streak

      I totally agree but Klopp might think differently.

      I'm predicting a draw, if we better that result I would be over the moon.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #33: Aug 27, 2021 09:36:04 pm
      First big test late game too, looking forward to it hope we go he'll for leather give them a class in pressing come on you reds
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      Reply #34: Aug 27, 2021 10:11:00 pm
      Think Jürgen will go the same team as last week, apart from Robbo in for Tsimikas.

      Chavs have a feelgood factor cos they won the CL and have recruited Lukaku, but our first team is still better than theirs. I'd say only 3 of their players would improve our first 11 (Kante, Mount and - arguably - Lukaku), whereas all of our back 5 are better than theirs, so are our wide men, and Hendo is better than Jorginho. And we have the better manager. Add in the fact we are at home and we should hammer them about 5-0! Well not quite, but I definitely fancy us to win. For all their spending, we are still the better team and I think we'll show it tomorrow.
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      Reply #35: Aug 27, 2021 10:19:18 pm
      Matip has been sensational, why change it?

      The reason I said, he’s stronger and faster and I’m not questioning Matip’s performances. I’m not saying to change it, I just wondered if it would be a possibility because of Lukaku and then Werner and Pulisic (if he’s back) so they will look to exploit our incredibly high line. Lukaku will drop deeper and try to draw one of the CBs out of position to make a gap for Werner to run into. As good as Matip is, he doesn’t have the recovery pace to match Werner or the physical strength to match Lukaku. Obviously on the day anything can happen but it’s for those reasons I asked the question about whether or not we may see Konate. Whether that’s at the start or coming on as a sub.

      Sooner or later we will see Konate starting, don’t see the issue in questioning whether or not it would be in a game that suits him well, which this would.
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      Reply #36: Aug 27, 2021 10:29:18 pm
      The reason I said, he’s stronger and faster and I’m not questioning Matip’s performances. I’m not saying to change it, I just wondered if it would be a possibility because of Lukaku and then Werner and Pulisic (if he’s back) so they will look to exploit our incredibly high line. Lukaku will drop deeper and try to draw one of the CBs out of position to make a gap for Werner to run into. As good as Matip is, he doesn’t have the recovery pace to match Werner or the physical strength to match Lukaku. Obviously on the day anything can happen but it’s for those reasons I asked the question about whether or not we may see Konate. Whether that’s at the start or coming on as a sub.

      Sooner or later we will see Konate starting, don’t see the issue in questioning whether or not it would be in a game that suits him well, which this would.

      Pep fu**ed and tinkered with the team then lost the final against these lot.

      I say go with a tried and tested best team! Can’t wait
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #37: Aug 27, 2021 11:01:02 pm
      Chavs have pace up top, and we hold a high line. Pace can exploit that. Konate is a good good defender. If he has pace to match the chavs, and Matip doesn’t, as good as Matip has played, there’s an obvious answer as to who starts 🤷‍♂️
      Don’t give them the opportunity to get ahead. Let’s be proactive not reactive.
      3:1 to the red men. Won’t be Lukaka for theirs though, big virg will have him well shackled !
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      Reply #38: Aug 27, 2021 11:29:36 pm
      Huge game, so pumped. Chelsea are a real proposition this year, but I think this is a great time in the season to play them.  Seeming as Sadio, Mo, Bobby and Jota have all scored within the last 2 games, don’t expect anything less than 3 points. COYR!
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      Reply #39: Aug 27, 2021 11:55:36 pm
      Only change I would make is Robbo for Kostas if he is 100% fit.
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      Reply #40: Aug 28, 2021 12:13:50 am
                                            Alisson
                               Trent   Matip VVD  Robbo
                                 Hendo   Fabinho  Keita
                                  Salah     Jota     Mane


      Think Jürgen will go with this, too early for wee Harvey in such a game so I think Thiago off the bench around the hour mark probably for Naby, can see Bobby off the bench too replacing Jota, tough encounter this but I still believe we have the edge, Tuchel has a plethora of riches to choose from but does he know his strongest X1 ?
      We on the other hand are a well oiled machine that will press the sh*t out of them, will be tight but I’m going for a 2-1 win, Jota & Mo with the goodie goodie gum drops.




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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #41: Aug 28, 2021 12:23:39 am
      Wonder if we might see Konate in this game? He’s a lot more powerful and a lot quicker than Matip.
      Matip is arguably playing better than Van Dijk at the moment and has a proven understanding with Alisson and Van Dijk. There's no reason to break that up.

      Konate is also brand new to the club so ideally you'd want to introduce him gradually starting with some games against easier teams, like a League Cup game for instance. That's what Klopp did with Fabinho and Robertson too. He's only 22 so he'll get plenty of games, the most important thing now is that he makes a good start to build confidence.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #42: Aug 28, 2021 12:37:59 am
                                            Alisson
                               Trent   Matip VVD  Robbo
                                 Hendo   Fabinho  Keita
                                  Salah     Jota     Mane


      Think Jürgen will go with this, too early for wee Harvey in such a game so I think Thiago off the bench around the hour mark probably for Naby, can see Bobby off the bench too replacing Jota, tough encounter this but I still believe we have the edge, Tuchel has a plethora of riches to choose from but does he know his strongest X1 ?
      We on the other hand are a well oiled machine that will press the sh*t out of them, will be tight but I’m going for a 2-1 win, Jota & Mo with the goodie goodie gum drops.




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      I can understand calls for Jota to start given that he's on form, but in this fixture I think Klopp will lean towards Firmino for tactical reasons. Containing and cutting off supply from Jorginho will be absolutely crucial in this game if we want to boss possession and stop the flow of their attacks at the source, and Firmino is tailor-made for that role as a false 9 sitting deep on top of Jorginho.

      If we need a goal 2nd half then Jota can come on as a sub, for either Firmino or Mane. Or if you want to be really adventurous bring Jota on for Keita and go with 4 up front and have Fabinho and Henderson as a double 6 in midfield.

      This is the team I'd start, all being healthy:

                  Alisson
      Trent Matip VVD Robertson
                 Fabinho
         Henderson Keita
      Salah   Firmino     Mane

      Thiago and Jota off the bench.

      Bench: Kelleher; Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas; Milner, Ox, Thiago; Jota, Minamino
      Not in squad: Adrian; Phillips, Rhys Williams, Neco; Jones, Elliott; Origi

      I kinda want to find a way to include Elliott in the squad too, but this makes most sense. Konate or Gomez could be dropped since 2 CB's on the bench might be overkill; or alternatively Minamino could be dropped, but either way I don't see Elliott coming off the bench ahead of some of the more senior options in midfield.

      EDIT: Looks like Milner will miss the game, in which case there's space for one of Elliott or Jones.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #43: Aug 28, 2021 12:39:26 am
      Matip is arguably playing better than Van Dijk at the moment and has a proven understanding with Alisson and Van Dijk. There's no reason to break that up.

      Konate is also brand new to the club so ideally you'd want to introduce him gradually starting with some games against easier teams, like a League Cup game for instance. That's what Klopp did with Fabinho and Robertson too. He's only 22 so he'll get plenty of games, the most important thing now is that he makes a good start to build confidence.

      You’re missing the point of what I said. I never said for it to be done and to break up the current pairing. I never took anything away from Matip’s performances, I was just putting it out there if anyone thinks it’s a possibility because of Konate’s attributes compared to Matip’s and what we will be defending against (regardless of current performance). We have 4 CB options now, there will be times it gets changed about when we don't necessarily expect it to happen.
      Chavs probably have the strongest attack physically now with Lukaku and they will arguably have the quickest attack that we will come up against this season.
      « Last Edit: Aug 28, 2021 12:44:32 am by 7-King Kenny-7 »
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      Reply #44: Aug 28, 2021 12:44:25 am
      You’re missing the point of what I said. I never said for it to be done and to break up the current pairing. I never took anything away from Matip’s performances, I was just putting it out there if anyone thinks it’s a possibility because of Konate’s attributes compared to Matip’s and what we will be defending against. We have 4 CB options now, there will be times it gets changed about when we don't necessarily expect it to happen.
      Apologies if I misunderstood something. I saw you asked about the possibility of starting Konate ahead of Matip and simply shared my thoughts on that.

      For the record I wouldn't mind Konate starting at all, but for the reasons stated I think Klopp will persist with Matip here.
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      Reply #45: Aug 28, 2021 05:52:19 am
      Been working a really tough case all week, and have missed time with my boys the last 3 or 4 nights. As long as something doesn't pop off we will have some quality time watching the Redman smash the life out of Tuchel and company. Cant wait.

      1-0.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #46: Aug 28, 2021 08:34:32 am
      I watched the Chavs destroy Arsenal, and there were 2 things that stuck out to me. 

      1.  The wide forwards (Mount and Havertz) drop deep and central to overload the middle.  This movement was dragging Arsenal's fullback into very narrow positions, and Chelsea exploited the space on the flank particularly with Reece James.  Jürgen will need to have a better plan to deal with this -- ideally with CM's picking up the wide forwards and our fullback staying home to prevent the overlap. 

      2.  Their ability to transition the ball from their back 3 into the front 3 so often flows through Jorginho.  If we can mark him out of the game, they will struggle to find their rhythm.  I would play Bobby and have him shadow Jorgihno when we don't have the ball.  Have Mo and Sadio sit on the shoulders of the wide CB's and set traps for when they play the ball out to the wide players. 

      I feel extremely confident that we will take all 3 points here.  I just expect Jurgwn to nail the setup and tactics and the boys will do the rest. 

      2-0 to the Reds!!


      Jorginho is certainly what makes them tick, but Kante is probably the hardest worker in their side. He needs closing down as well.
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      Reply #47: Aug 28, 2021 09:24:25 am
      Let's go Boyssssssss
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      Reply #48: Aug 28, 2021 09:50:54 am
      Psyched myself up for the game thinking it was a 12:30 kickoff 😂

      Torture now till 5:30..
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      Reply #49: Aug 28, 2021 11:41:12 am
      Cannot wait to give this lot a good hiding 🤜🏼
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      Reply #50: Aug 28, 2021 12:01:30 pm
      Let's tw*t this cockney sh*te Redmen.
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #51: Aug 28, 2021 12:08:35 pm
      Ali
      Trent, Matip, Virgil, Robbo
      Fab Hendo
      Bobby
      Mo Jota Sadio
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      Reply #52: Aug 28, 2021 12:32:18 pm
      Ali
      Trent, Matip, Virgil, Robbo
      Fab Hendo
      Bobby
      Mo Jota Sadio

      That’s very attack mode Robbie. We’d tw*t them with that as long as we could cover the counter 😬
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      Reply #53: Aug 28, 2021 12:32:44 pm
      Getting nervous now
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      Reply #54: Aug 28, 2021 12:35:43 pm
      I’m down in Cornwall for the long weekend, so hoping to find a pub showing the match. Gotta do to it covertly so my missus doesn’t suspect anything until we’re in 😂😂
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      Reply #55: Aug 28, 2021 01:40:55 pm
      Have not seen much of Chelsea other then some of their Super Cup game but based on what I read sounds like they kicked on from the UCL win so it should make for a great test for our side.

      The difference I think will come down to finishing, we won't get many chances but when we do we have to make them count.

      As for the lineup I wouldn't have issue with Tsimikas starting again based on his past couple of performances but I feel like Klopp will slot Robbo back in and also think Klopp will start Milner in the middle with Hendo and Fabinho in the middle.
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      Reply #56: Aug 28, 2021 01:51:09 pm
      Have not seen much of Chelsea other then some of their Super Cup game but based on what I read sounds like they kicked on from the UCL win so it should make for a great test for our side.

      The difference I think will come down to finishing, we won't get many chances but when we do we have to make them count.

      As for the lineup I wouldn't have issue with Tsimikas starting again based on his past couple of performances but I feel like Klopp will slot Robbo back in and also think Klopp will start Milner in the middle with Hendo and Fabinho in the middle.

      Think Hendo Fab and Millie is a bit to defensive at home.
      Think he’ll go with Hendo Fab and either keita or Tiago.
      Probably Tiago to get some service up too. Can’t blame the forwards for not scoring if they ain’t getting the service !
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      Reply #57: Aug 28, 2021 01:58:33 pm
      Have not seen much of Chelsea other then some of their Super Cup game but based on what I read sounds like they kicked on from the UCL win so it should make for a great test for our side.

      The difference I think will come down to finishing, we won't get many chances but when we do we have to make them count.

      As for the lineup I wouldn't have issue with Tsimikas starting again based on his past couple of performances but I feel like Klopp will slot Robbo back in and also think Klopp will start Milner in the middle with Hendo and Fabinho in the middle.

      Can assure you Milner won't be starting
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      Reply #58: Aug 28, 2021 02:01:42 pm
      Big game between 2 of the top3 contenders.
      Chelsea are a really organised hardworking side now with a good balance of talent and workrate. Tuchel has done a great job, been very impressed with what he's done since replacing fat Frank. Just shows the difference a quality manager can make.
      Will be a real battle in the middle, we need to match Kante/Jorginho for work so would start Fab/Hendo. Thiago didn't look ready last week so would probably throw in Keita aswell, though Milly must be in with a shout.
      At the back, another battle, with Lumpkaku, VVD and Matip got a practice run vs Burnley, this will be tougher, but if anyone can match him, those lads can.
      Jota to start again ahead of Bob.
      Should be a great atmosphere, proper prize fight, should be absolutely no problem for the players getting up for this one.
      Can't wait :)
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      Reply #59: Aug 28, 2021 02:26:18 pm
      Looking forward to the game. Even though its early in the season. A win will be great if we want to be champions again.
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      Reply #60: Aug 28, 2021 02:32:54 pm
      Big game between 2 of the top3 contenders.
      Chelsea are a really organised hardworking side now with a good balance of talent and workrate. Tuchel has done a great job, been very impressed with what he's done since replacing fat Frank. Just shows the difference a quality manager can make.
      Will be a real battle in the middle, we need to match Kante/Jorginho for work so would start Fab/Hendo. Thiago didn't look ready last week so would probably throw in Keita aswell, though Milly must be in with a shout.
      At the back, another battle, with Lumpkaku, VVD and Matip got a practice run vs Burnley, this will be tougher, but if anyone can match him, those lads can.
      Jota to start again ahead of Bob.
      Should be a great atmosphere, proper prize fight, should be absolutely no problem for the players getting up for this one.
      Can't wait :)

      We can match them for work. They've had it easy. Someone needs to piss on their parade and it's going to be us. Control Kante, Jorginho and James and this game is won.

      We owe them for last year
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      Re: Liverpool v Chelsea 28th August 2021 KO 17.30
      Reply #61: Aug 28, 2021 02:58:38 pm
      I'm expected Firmino start instead of Jota. 
      LFC 2-1 Chelsea   
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      Reply #62: Aug 28, 2021 03:20:15 pm
      Smash these fookers

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