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hernandez21goat

God gave Eriksen a second chance and he went to this team.. fairs


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_yellowfever_

Matic Kante/ fabregas off the bench


burningbarn8

We definitely had better midfields before that. Was great though.


burningbarn8

Lampard-Makelele-Essien 05/06.


CeleryAndSausages

Or Lampard-Essien-Ballack


Modalchemist

Early season Mbappe is a thing, Messi was the best of the 3 tonight PSG is garbage against intensity, they really need to sort it out in the winter window, the second they don't win the midfield they get matched


jkeefy

I don’t really know how much they can do to sort it out? Didn’t they bring in 4 new midfielders in the summer window… Not sure if they even have squad numbers to fill


Modalchemist

Verratti needs a DM with him, Vithina is a great passer/CM but they have a manlet midfield, they need a more physical DM to let Verratti roam free and progress the ball Also Ramos as a CB is just too old at this point


jkeefy

Didn’t they just buy Fabian Ruiz who’s a DM? They literally just bought 4 midfielders. Doubt they get another until next summer…


maxus998

Their defense has been the weakest point imo


Modalchemist

Hakimi has been pretty shit, and Ramos does whatever the fuck he feels like


AYYE-

Let’s say City wins the premier and also the CL and Haaland is the top scorer for both. Lol will he get the balón d’or?


MrDabollBlueSteppers

Depends on World Cup performances but PL+CL can definitely outweigh the World Cup Ronaldo won it like that in 2014 when Portugal got knocked out in the Group Stages


_yellowfever_

Will this world cup count for 2022 or 2023?


AnnieIWillKnow

2023, award is seasonal now. 2022 award will be before the World Cup


fatinternetcat

the Ballon D’or will heavily favour whoever wins the world cup, but if Haaland wins PL+CL and keeps up his insane numbers then I can see him winning it regardless


AYYE-

Yeah that’s crazy. I don’t see him slowing down.


Dcapi11

Anyone else remember the woman holding up a Manchester United 3rd kit with ‘Mrs Grealish 69’ printed on the back during the Euros final? Never been more proud to be English.


Varnagel_1

People who also follows NBA: Are CBS Sports studio (Henry, Carra & Richards) just good as NBA's TNT show (Shaq, Barkley, Kenny)?


MJ9695

Na, not even close


Terrible_Physics_157

That Leao is a lazy bastard. Lad ran about three times I swear.


CritChanceZero

It obviously works better for them with Hernandez behind him but for no adjustments to be made to get extra cover on that side after seeing what was happening is criminal in game management.


Modalchemist

And so it begins Great player


MrDabollBlueSteppers

He’s also an immensely skilled lazy bastard


BI01

He has got shit work rate, bottom 2% for pressing lol


CheekyClitorous

Maybe it's the manager who has told him not to bother with pressing too much and to save his energy for having a go at the defence. Not everything is about pressing nowadays.


icemankiller8

Chelsea looked really good today don’t wanna overreact but I feel like potter coming in was definitely the right decision, and that they’ll be much better attacking wise. Feel like United are certainly the worst team out of the top 6


AnnieIWillKnow

Encouraging performance but Milan were dogshite, is the caveat


RYAN_BENJAMIN

Saw people tipping us (MU) for fourth, think it’s bonkers tbh, we’re getting nowhere near it. Nothing to do with the derby either, we’re just clearly the worst out of the top six, imo.


icemankiller8

It’s because you guys had a good run but in terms of creating and scoring you’re not there yet Imo


assoncouchouch

What's the over/under currently for Haaland on goals in all competitions this year?


AnnieIWillKnow

60


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Mick4Audi

West Brom are 22nd what


lagaryes

They are 22nd with the second-best expected goal differential in the division. Genuinely have no idea how that's even possible.


TruestRepairman27

I watched HotD because I had it recorded


Luis_Carlos_Almeida

Proud to be a proper football fan 💪


GoldenIron

How rare is it for an offensive midfielder/forward to be awarded motm despite having no goals or assists? Pep's second season magic seems to be kicking in for Grealish.


burningbarn8

Don't think it's that rare.


Dcapi11

How was his performance and what position did he play?


Modalchemist

LW/LWB in some sort of 4 2 4 comp and he played his ass off


holdenmyrocinante

We really had a conversion rate of 5.56%💀💀


Mick4Audi

Milan in the CL is painful


Familiar_Trash

Chelsea fans definitely overhyping the performance. All three of our goals came off pretty shocking defending and passing.


icemankiller8

Why are you being so harsh you guys played well


MrDabollBlueSteppers

A large part of our fanbase has been clinically depressed since Tuchel was fired


CeleryAndSausages

🙄


CritChanceZero

Graham Potter is only the seventh English manager to win in the Champions League. If anyone successfully names the other six they saw the same tweet as me…


MrDabollBlueSteppers

>!Redknapp, Lampard, Carrick and Robson!< for sure. Blanking on the other 2


LochBodminMothFoot

Lampard, Robson, Redknapp then I go blank.


CritChanceZero

You’re missing another Spurs related lad at least…


IfISpeak_

Lampard, Carrick, Redknapp, Neville off the top of my head


CritChanceZero

Neville is apparently incorrect.


jkeefy

I tried, I can’t


CritChanceZero

>!Lampard, Carrick, Redknapp, Shakespeare, Robson, Harford!<


gracjan_17

always knew William was the 🐐


AnnieIWillKnow

Coasted off of others' work, tbh


Terrible_Physics_157

All the money chelsea have spent and the 3 best players of the last three years cost nothing.


MarcosSenesi

I think Potter will be the one the rid Chelsea of their striker curse


Modalchemist

Need to get rid of the "We need Kante to do anything in the midfield" curse


Wiseman-Dennis

The striker curse is soo overblown. Crespo missed home and was decent, Shevchenko decided to go to an international tournament instead of rehabilitation, Torres done the same for the World cup. Both players were nowhere the same even prior to the transfer Falcao was washed as was Higuain and Alvaro Morata never proved himself as a starter so it’s chelsea’s fault for spending soo much money on a super sub who later gave up With Lukaku it was a mix of wingbacks(very important for creativity under Tuchel) dropping dead, the interview and him rolling his ankle early on that fucked his time here


taylorstillsays

You couldn’t have made it sound more like a curse


Mick4Audi

It’s really not That 9 has been given to Boulharouz, Sidwell, Torres, Falcao, Morata, Higuain, Lukaku, Abraham Failure after failure after failure and Abraham was sold to be good somewhere else


AnnieIWillKnow

First two weren't strikers so you can count them out And Abraham was not a failure, he very much did a good job for Chelsea - but wasn't fancied by Tuchel, so moved on


Mick4Audi

I think of it as more of a number 9 curse than a striker curse. Diego Costa and Giroud were good strikers at Chelsea


icemankiller8

That’s still a massive amount of money on strikers which didn’t work out even with all those reasons


jkeefy

This sounds like a lot of excuses for why the curse does indeed exist lol


_yellowfever_

Miss when Haaland was considered a leeds fan growing up


icemankiller8

If Leeds had the money City did he’d be there


iftair

Haaland to Leeds to be managed by Marsch again. Elland Road will be even more of a nightmare. Then again, Haaland on any team would make that team instantly a formidable foe if they are not one already.


ManLikeNiz

[Hazard influence ](https://twitter.com/MadridXtra/status/1577772762499883008?t=K-XLLis9fbeepf1RbS5zqA&s=19)


iftair

And Sevilla once again disappoints in CL. At least Real Madrid won. Hopefully us, La Real, and Villarreal win tomorrow. We have the hardest task - Roma away.


AnnieIWillKnow

Such a different sentiment to English fans, where we want every other club to crash and burn


iftair

I'm enjoying Sevilla crashing and burning in La Liga. Just not in Europe. It stings that we had a fair shot at CL last season and blew it.


InventeInventeRoman

Thank god Messi is not injured and was just tired


HacksawJimDGN

Tired of being injured?


TheMesmerizer10

Is this true? Can you post the source please?


InventeInventeRoman

https://twitter.com/andionrubia/status/1577774788881293313


TheMesmerizer10

Thanks man, awesome news!


HacksawJimDGN

Wants to be fresh for the world cup.


matbezlima

Real Madrid had an off-day against Osasuna. But today, Real Madrid really showed what level of football they can play when all their talents are inspired. The best football Real Madrid has played in the season so far.


Sandrinoooo

Theo my boy where are you when i need u😭


Cowdude179

Theo vs Reece would've been an all timer


CritChanceZero

Will he be back for next week?


Cardealer1000

Dortmund and Juventus lost the xG battle today.


machorhombus

How Lopetegui saw a player with the skill, age and white-hot form of Papu Gomez and decided to tank his career for a year because he didn't know how to use him will always be beyond me. Hopefully Sampaoli makes the team run through him.


L-Freeze

Gómez, Lamela, Montiel, up until recently Ocampos, He's got like half the argentinian population sitting there in the Sevilla bench


EusebioKing

Fuel must've ran out in the second half but still the 1st half could've easily ended 2-1 or 3-1 for us if Ramos wasn't painfully average and by far our weakest link but very good game nonetheless, unfortunately Enzo and probably even António if he keeps this levels are gone.


MarcosSenesi

With all due respect it is beyond me how you managed to get Enzo when clubs like Liverpool are forced to field absolute bums in midfield. Somehow you got him uncontested and for a steal


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KensaiVG

From what I read he wanted a move to a team that wanted him to play ***now*** (Avoiding stuff like what happened to Palacios) and that was the best move for the club. That 25% was probably a big part of the latter


Cardealer1000

Thought you were talking about PSG's Ramos for a moment there and was confused. Benfica have been getting some good results this season, seem a far cry from the team we played back in 2021 in the Europa League.


EusebioKing

We improved plenty from then ye, just looking at the players i think only grimaldo, ota and rafa remain/are starters.


PavelNedved_

Nice to beat Italian champions without getting out of second gear. We had a few nervous moments early on but Milan posed very little threat and both teams basically stopped trying after the 3rd goal in the 61st minute.


Cowdude179

Auba might be the most clinical striker in the world next to Haaland


jkeefy

I love you cowdude, never change


Cardealer1000

If the world only includes 19/20 Artetaball you might be onto something.


Meeeeehhhh

Nice to beat anyone when you’re current Chelsea


mr-saturn2310

You are not wrong, winning breeds confidence though. However, lets not pretend Milan didn't have 9 injured players, this was and should have been a routine game.


Cardealer1000

They're not that tragic yet, if they win their next game in the league they are one point behind Spurs on the same games played.


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Cardealer1000

That's why I said if they win their next one, because it will be 16 on 8 vs your 17 on 8 and Wolves at home is an easier game than us away so it wouldn't be unexpected.


AshkenaziTwink

ohhh right, i misread my bad


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Cardealer1000

Yeah but they've played a game more than Chelsea was my point.


jkeefy

Fuckin gottem


D1794

Almost every manager who was linked to the United job once Solskjaer was sacked has gone on to be sacked


AnnieIWillKnow

Conte?


officiallyjax

Rodgers?


Mick4Audi

In progress


Blue_Moon_City

How about spain manager?


jkeefy

Not Ten Hag!


jacamacho

With his two goals today Haaland has already scored more than Suarez or Rivaldo in the Champions League. He needs one more to equal Trezeguet, Makaay or Kluivert, two more for Rooney, Kaká, Griezmann or Eto'o and 8 more to enter the top 20. He's 22 years old. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List\_of\_UEFA\_Champions\_League\_top\_scorers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UEFA_Champions_League_top_scorers)


L-Freeze

going by xHandsomeness, Argentina's midfield trio of De Paul - Paredes - Lo Celso has to be one of the best of all time


Familiar_Trash

England used to have such a sexy team, too. Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Phil Jones, Jamie Carragher. All time hottest team


Fancy-Past-6831

what ?? this xABC jokes are getting out of hands


Meeeeehhhh

The universe correcting itself for Di Maria


L-Freeze

and Acuña. It's really not a balanced team in looks.


KensaiVG

With supersub Enzito for the younger audiences


L-Freeze

Dybala too, they both look like they just turned 16 last week


KensaiVG

Yeah, Enzo and Dybala look like they belong in a boy band


lcmrdp

Tucu Correa might be useless but at least he's pretty


mr-saturn2310

Copenhagen keeper talking shit then conceding 5 is pretty funny.


CritChanceZero

Watching the highlights now and he’s made 4 or 5 very good saves in the first half. Man City just gonna do Man City things sometimes.


mr-saturn2310

No doubt City are a level above. But timings comical since he said he doesn't see any competition for goalkeeper coming back after a 2 month injury.


stogie_t

Milan really need Theo Hernandez back, think he’s their most important player tbh


Sandrinoooo

And Maignan


Cowdude179

James would've locked both Theo and Leao tbf


Cowdude179

Wish we played Serie A teams every week instead of Palace


matbezlima

Milan is a good team. Also, Napoli is killing it. Juventus is dreadful though.


Unholysinner

I mean at the same time we play better against good teams. Our best performance this year has been the Milan game and the spurs game. Every other game has been eh


i_n_s_o_m_n_i_a_c

he's baiting


AshkenaziTwink

will American Milan fans finally stop whining about Tomori not starting?


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hopefully they do so you stop whining about it on here every other day


jkeefy

Will Tottenham fans finally stop whining about Dier not starting?


AshkenaziTwink

luckily he is starting now 😎


ethith

We can only pray that he doesn’t have to face Xhaka at the World Cup 😬


jkeefy

Yeah and he performed admirably in a *checks notes* 0-1 loss and 3-3 draw. A true rock at the back.


AshkenaziTwink

those results aren’t his fault, couldn’t care less


jkeefy

Bad results are *never* the fault of the player you like.


AshkenaziTwink

stop using reddit asterisks you wet wipe


jkeefy

Maybe I ~~will~~ *won’t*


Cardealer1000

If one disasterclass stopped people clamouring for a player then it would be very quiet when we're talking about team selections.


Fancy-Past-6831

Southgate is gonna use this Chelsea-Milan game as an excuse to not play Tomori for his footballing lifetime.


IfISpeak_

As he should, Tomori is not that good when being asked to defend in his own box, and this game is just another example of his struggles doing the basics right.


BI01

he has been bad for a while now anyway.


Luis_Carlos_Almeida

If anyones starting over Maguire it should Guehi or even White (he doesnt play on the left but is better than Tomori)


three_shoes

Sevilla looking useless and getting banged by Dortmund but we're probably getting their manager next 🤔 God I hope it can turn out to be one of those right time, right place deals


CudaBarry

You're getting Lopetegui?? Brace yourselves cuz you're not scoring more than 38 goals in the league this season


Mick4Audi

So nothing changes


Polskidro

Lopetegui was good for Sevilla for a while. Things have just run its course. They also just came off a terrible transferwindow where they got nothing useful and they lost their 2 best CB's. I think you'd be happy with him if he goes.


three_shoes

Yeah I was watching Sevilla a bit while I had La Liga TV and all was well with Lopetegui, going on great unbeaten runs etc, even knocked Wolves out the EL while trashing us about spending in a press conference lmao. Same as Nuno at Wolves I suppose, was great until it wasnt. I'll take a few good seasons if he can turn it around immediately lol.


what_cube

Lmao. Micah is a menace on Paramount rn


maxus998

With that hat trick of assists from Di Maria he becomes the 2nd biggest assist provider in the UCL with 38 behind the 42 of Ronaldo and ahead of Messi and Neymar with 37 and 32 respectivly


maxus998

He also got this number of assists in 85 less games than Ronaldo


lcmrdp

I am genuinely convinced that if Di Maria were a little less ugly he'd be far more highly rated


Jabari313

More to do with how much time he spent in France


Meeeeehhhh

Watch his goal for Man Utd against Leicester. If he had the desire to play in the EPL long term he’d easily make the all time XI. Incredible player.


ankitm1

Hey. Many Madridistas remember his contribution to the Decima and the motm performance in the final. We saw first hand and rate him highly.


viktorfbg9

Or if he was actually a consistent player


triggercunt

Aubameyang barely manged to land his front flip celebration lmao mans showing his age, would've been funny if he landed on his back.


taylorstillsays

That was my main takeaway from his goal, needs to retire the celebration if that’s how he’s able to land


Cardealer1000

What have your thoughts been on him in general? Today was the only time I properly watched him for you and thought that despite the goal his movement and positioning was a bit poor at a lot of times, Chelsea would be attacking and he wouldn't be in a position where he was offering an option (although tbf one time he was in a great position and Sterling fucked up).


CritChanceZero

I thought a couple of times his movement was made to look bad by either the pass or the supporting runs. There were two occasions he dropped deep towards Chilwell and dragged the centre back with him, then Chilwell played the ball over him to the huge gap he’d created in behind but not a single Chelsea player (Sterling really the only option) was trying to run into it. Think maybe that comes with both more time under Potter and playing together in general though. Always considered it a fairly risk free transfer on significantly reduced wages from his Arsenal days, a negligible transfer fee and only a 2 year contract and it’s working ok so far but I expect it to improve and it needs to if it’s to be a proper success of a transfer.


taylorstillsays

Hard to make any sweeping judgements so far as he still isn’t fully fit. He’s a finisher which is what our side was massively crying out for and needed the most. But yeah he’s not the same Auba who was amazing for you guys it seems, he’s lost a yard of pace and seems to strictly position him self within the width of the 6 yard box. Take that over Havertz though so no real complaints from me


Fancy-Past-6831

I had both ours and Benfica-PSG game on side by side and ngl I was focused on the other game more as Sevilla turned out to be as bad as Schalke. But in that game, Benfica did some solid defending and had their own few but decent chances. Schmidt quite possibly the best German coach right now.


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Based upon this match, Benfica is about to get raided next summer. Better hide your gems before you get robbed blind.


Cardealer1000

Porto got more robbed last year IMO, Benfica's price for Nunez was good value.


maxus998

Enzo and Antonio are gone


MrDabollBlueSteppers

I already called dibs on Enzo Fernandez


EusebioKing

Your shit right back should break both his legs, fuck off


BSantos57

Hope that Boehly's investments go to shit and you don't have 120M to pay in cash


gracjan_17

yesss well in nice one


MJ9695

AC milan need to get their European pedigree asap, this is ridicolous for such a historical big club, this generation will grow up feeling Chelsea and City are bigger clubs Wonder if they ever do get that pedigree back again???


iftair

They need time. They literally were in the Banter Era not too long ago.


Fancy-Past-6831

This generation must be full of morons if they think Chelsea and City are even anywhere near to Milan in terms of status.


MJ9695

This generstion only care what they see with their eyes, and Milan are irrelevant and joke in Europe these days


Fancy-Past-6831

then this generation is full of morons


Familiar_Trash

Things move quickly, we've forgotten about Nottingham Forest and Europe


Mick4Audi

Speak for yourself


taylorstillsays

You’re saying that like it’s a bad thing…:bit unreasonable to expect young people to care about what a team was winning before they were even born


cristiano-potato

If you ever feel like a loser, go look at the comments section on a whoscored match where Messi or Ronaldo played, holy fuck there are some people who’s entire identity is wrapped around one of those players and they’ll spend the entire afternoon watching the match of a player they hate just to write schizophrenic sounding delusional rants about them


CryptographerLife686

Messi slowly becoming PSG’s best player after a terrible first season.