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Old 09-18-2015, 04:39 PM   #10276
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Re: English Football 2015-16

I think the best play is to resort to default strategy vs arsenal because that has yielded wins (which is needed). Just because you need a win doesn't mean we should allow it to be more open. Having said that, Arsenal are different now - more unpredictable (in a good way) in how they set up and they may just sit deep like duck says and Walcott makes sense.
We do need to win to keep slim league hopes alive (top 4 not concerned) and nothing has been encouraging so far - I expect the team to get back to a high level at some point and I don't want to be that fan that says 'if the league started on x date we'd be in y position'. Cech throwing a couple in would help for the time being until things get back to normal.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:51 PM   #10277
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I worry that mourinho just gonna dangle the "here have possession" carrot and arsene/arsenal will be unable to resist being more attacking. That said they dealt with this pretty well in the game at the emirates last year. Also I think arsenal will be able to press well if they lose the ball with a high defensive line unlike years past if they start Gabriel/kosc. The threat of Walcott running into space will make it tough for Chelsea to compact the field and clog up the center like they normally do.

The biggest difference between this Chelsea and last year's is they've been horrendous at limiting passes and shots in central areas in front of goal. They are averaging 7.8 shots on target against per game! Even west Brom got 6 on target vs them. Pulis has only done that once ever with Brom... Vs qpr!
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:11 PM   #10278
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Chelsea have allowed so, so, so much space in the midfield against much worse teams than Arsenal and Ivanovic has been destroyed by players much worse than Sanchez. Those are our likely routes to getting a point/winning.

Hazard and Sanchez could both do with a goal for confidence, but Sanchez has the most shots attempted in the top 5 leagues without one while Hazard has 6 shots for .5 xG.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #10279
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While Chelsea have been ****e so far so have we. Not confident at all.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:39 PM   #10280
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my simplistic mind just sees it like this: Everton beat Chelsea easily last weekend. Arsenal are a better side than Everton. QED.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #10281
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Chelsea will win.

Anybody like West Ham at 12/1? They have got some decent results away and City without Aguero are nothing special.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:54 PM   #10282
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my simplistic mind just sees it like this: Everton beat Chelsea easily last weekend. Arsenal are a better side than Everton. QED.
yea but everton have naismith whereas arsenal do not have naismith
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:58 PM   #10283
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BAIDS makes a fair point
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:59 PM   #10284
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Chelsea will win.

Anybody like West Ham at 12/1? They have got some decent results away and City without Aguero are nothing special.
Aguero supposedly fit though since he played minutes vs Juve
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #10285
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I like Sunderland @ 5.26
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:01 PM   #10286
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Aguero has the handicap of remaining in my FPL team, so don't expect much from him
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:05 PM   #10287
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Yeah, Sunderland are a good price.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:16 PM   #10288
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Moreno should play so he probably won't.
As should Sahko but I fully expect Lovren to start again.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:21 PM   #10289
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Aguero has the handicap of remaining in my FPL team, so don't expect much from him
**** need to dump him from all teams now
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:44 AM   #10290
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Hope we win 1-0 in stoppage time with the goal coming from a player who should have been sent off, handball and five yards offside.

Probably 2-1 Chelsea though in an absolutely dire game though.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:35 AM   #10291
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Any arseboomers want my $50 to your $72 (vig free pinny odds)? I want Chelsea obv. Can do stars only.

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Old 09-19-2015, 05:37 AM   #10292
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:41 AM   #10293
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:42 AM   #10294
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Ancient news, but still, Iceland GOAT. You're welcome bundeslol fans.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:49 AM   #10295
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lol Venkys
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:03 AM   #10296
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https://vine.co/v/eU9iQv5Oj0e

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Old 09-19-2015, 06:13 AM   #10297
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Chelsea drifting a bit, any team news out yet?
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:19 AM   #10298
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Bournemouth are the worst price I've ever seen for a Premiership match, 1.57.
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:25 AM   #10299
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INJURY UPDATE: Henderson has broken his foot in training
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:25 AM   #10300
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Any arseboomers want my $50 to your $72 (vig free pinny odds)? I want Chelsea obv. Can do stars only.
Withdrawn, chelsea drifting a lot now, can get a better price at the bookies now.
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