Chelsea’s Goal Difference Decided His Team Selection Against Huddersfield

Perhaps unlike Mourinho, Conte is a strong believer in player rotation. Its important to his philosophy of high press, high tempo, high energy, tactical play.

It was blatantly obvious that in order to get the one point needed to remain in the Premier League Huddersfield were going to be highly defensive. Chelsea would urgently require players able to carry the ball rather than just pass through the Huddersfield defence.

So who should Conte pick for this tight and vital match?

The odds were very highly in favour of Liverpool, if they really had to, beating Brighton at Anfield in a few days time. So they would be “top four”

Tottenham Hotspurs had two home games to play, Newcastle and Leicester. Despite nerves Spurs needed just four points from the six available. A highly probable task. With four points they would be “top four”

So, by rotation, Conte left Hazard the ball carrying, dribbling wizard, from the starting lineup.  The first half cried out for a ball carrying player to break down Huddersfield.

If the squad had made the right transfer decisions his chosen eleven should have been able to win against a lowly Huddersfield, and Challenge Liverpool for fourth place.

And Chelsea’s upcoming Cup Final eleven would virtually choose itself from players not overplayed to exhaustion.

In effect Conte thought Chelsea were destined to fall short of Liverpool on goal difference. Conte likes to employ certain types of players that can perform at the top level whichever combination is chosen. To Conte transfer policy is critical to his success. New squad members need to be personally chosen for hire.

So he chooses an eleven against Huddersfield that in theory should perform effectively as they are in the elite squad.

Its obvious that Chelsea need at least one more top class dribbler.

To actually win the Premier again they need to review and overhaul the whole squad to make it a fully cohesive elite first team again.

Antonio Conte

Chelsea!

Back the man and back his strategy with the players he needs to do the job.

Abramovich, where are you getting your opinions and advise from.
Wherever it is – forget it.

Conte is the ideal manager to bring entertaining play and trophies to Chelsea Football Club. Fully back his knowledge, experience and decisions.

Chelsea Errors Have Blighted Success This Season

Chelsea went out of the Champions Cup because of a childish error

Chelsea lost to Tottenham Hotspurs because of an amateur error

Chelsea lost to Manchester City because of a dreadful error

Today, Chelsea lost to West Ham because of a crass defensive error.

And there were other instances that Chelsea threw away positive momentum at critical times in vital matches

UK Premier League Football: Top 6 Teams Are Currently Vulnerable In Defence

Top 6 teams in Premiere League are (alphabetically):

Arsenal

Chelsea

Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspurs

Anticipation of a mass adjustment to all 6 squads for next season hopefully means that all 6 will improve their defensive skills. Arsenal and Chelsea also need to score more  goals per match.

Until all six improve they will not effectively compete for the UEFA Champions League Cup.

 

Chelsea: Who The Hell Sold Salah And De Bruyne?

I have been a supporter, a fan, of Chelsea Football Club from the Chelsea Music Hall Days (Chelsea Palace Of Varieties) till now. About 1947 till 2018 – some 71 years.

In 2018, Chelsea seem to be at yet another critical moment in its interesting history. Its future as a topmost performing world football club is dependent on wise and thoughtful decisions about its future, soon to be made.

Today I ask a troubling managerial question which I leave hanging.

Who The Hell thought it a good idea to sell both Salah and De Bruyne?

Both have proved they are players more complete than Hazard and probably more valuable on the football market.

Sold to direct opponents.!!!

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Chelsea: Who The Hell Sold Matic and Costa without quality replacements?

I have been a supporter, a fan, of Chelsea Football Club from the Chelsea Music Hall Days (Chelsea Palace Of Varieties) till now. About 1947 till 2018 – some 71 years.

In 2018, Chelsea seem to be at yet another critical moment in its interesting history. Its future as a topmost performing world football club is dependent on wise and thoughtful decisions about its future, soon to be made.

Today I ask a troubling managerial question which I leave hanging.

In 2018, who the hell thought it a good idea to sell Matic and Costa without top quality replacements? Matic and Costa are players with a massive pith presence.

They are top quality players who can look after themselves and give support to others. Attributes so needed against Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend.

Spurs have always been a very physical side. On Sunday Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen were roaming the pitch, elbowing and tackling like demented bulls. Both Hazard and Fabregas received recklessly painful physical attacks that should have seen two red cards and two Tottenham players expelled from the game. I say “game” but for those two it was more like war!

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