West Ham Utd 0-0 Chelsea (23/09/18)

An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.

Moderator: Gnome

Post Reply
User avatar
Patito
Posts: 9737
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:51 pm
Location: Irons

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Patito » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm

Sendo, JJB & bubbs :thup:

User avatar
Diogenes
Posts: 1100
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:07 pm

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Diogenes » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Sendo and JBB I whole heartedly agree.

I thought that our best performance this year. For all their possession, I can't remember a clear cut opportunity for them and yet we had two (Antonio and Yarmalenko).

I think looking at any team or individual negatives is being a bit too picky, in what was (for me) a very good team performance.

Also, thumbs up to those in both the corners near the away supporters who provided a great atmosphere.

User avatar
student_hammer
Posts: 464
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:47 pm
Location: London

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by student_hammer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:52 pm

Exiledin cardiff wrote:Some people are easily satisfied.
Some people are c*nts

User avatar
Rio
Ronnie Biggs was here
Posts: 24161
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:29 pm
Location: Reykjavik comma Iceland full stop
Contact:

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Rio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:53 pm

Thought rice was outstanding but another highlight for me was Balbuena. Solid and beginning to develop a real partnership with Diop.

Only negative was that without Arnie or even Carroll up front we look pretty clueless without a focal point. We’re approaching away games like Home and vice versa. The new ground syndrome should be eradicating but instead it seems deeply ingrained

User avatar
bubbles1966
Posts: 48571
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:01 pm
Location: A pessimist confronted with a challenge, sees a problem; an optimist sees an opportunity.

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:57 pm

Rio wrote:Thought rice was outstanding but another highlight for me was Balbuena.
Reads the game very well, doesn't he?

wildkard
Posts: 2045
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:55 am

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by wildkard » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:57 pm

Thought Antonio did alright today. Like others have said, his chances weren't exactly sitters. Funnily enough the one thing I thought he didn't do too well at was knocking it past a defender then running on. That was his bread and butter not so long ago.

User avatar
TommyHammer
Posts: 994
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:32 pm
Location: London

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by TommyHammer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01 pm

Some people still pretend that Antonio is a 'versatile' player when he really isn't. Cannot play RB, cannot play CF. Arnautovic would have scored those chances today.

Online
User avatar
Cuenca 'ammer
ex 'ouston 'ammer
Posts: 32740
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:19 pm
Location: Journey to the dead of night. High on a hill in Eldorado

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:10 pm

the one Antonio hit against the keepers legs, the commentary team said that his run (and on reflection they were correct) didn't help Yarmolenko at all..if you look he ran into the space that Yarmo was running.... he was too close to the end line to receive a pass and took a defender with him...

would have done better if he held his run for maybe a pass back ?????

easier said than done I know, probably just wanting to get into a place to help Yarmo but it's little things like this than have people saying "he has no football intelligence..."

ictrucker
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:29 pm
Location: sweden

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by ictrucker » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:11 pm

TommyHammer wrote:Some people still pretend that Antonio is a 'versatile' player when he really isn't. Cannot play RB, cannot play CF. Arnautovic would have scored those chances today.
Maybe, maybe not. But if Antonio had had yammos chance id have bet on him burying it.

User avatar
Rio
Ronnie Biggs was here
Posts: 24161
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:29 pm
Location: Reykjavik comma Iceland full stop
Contact:

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Rio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 pm

ictrucker wrote:Maybe, maybe not. But if Antonio had had yammos chance id have bet on him burying it.
I’d wager far differently. I don’t think West Ham Mike mk. 3 would have got it anywhere nearer than Andriy. In fact I think it would have been further off the mark

Crouchend_Hammer
Posts: 12147
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:31 am
Location: Forest Gate

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:30 pm

TommyHammer wrote:Some people still pretend that Antonio is a 'versatile' player when he really isn't. Cannot play RB, cannot play CF. Arnautovic would have scored those chances today.
Not necessarily. I have seen Arnoutovic miss a couple of easier ones than Antonio's first one when approaching the goal from the left side

ictrucker
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:29 pm
Location: sweden

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by ictrucker » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 pm

M.A, scores with his head. A.Y. with his left peg. But if he misses the goal with his next free header from six yards ill happily donate a tenner to the BMF. What you do if he scores is up to you.

User avatar
Rio
Ronnie Biggs was here
Posts: 24161
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:29 pm
Location: Reykjavik comma Iceland full stop
Contact:

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Rio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:36 pm

ictrucker wrote:M.A, scores with his head. A.Y. with his left peg. But if he misses the goal with his next free header from six yards ill happily donate a tenner to the BMF. What you do if he scores is up to you.
Fair enough. I’ll devote another 18 years to moderating this site in increasing view of people unwilling to accept differing opinions, plus stick a tenner to the MS society

ictrucker
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:29 pm
Location: sweden

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by ictrucker » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:51 pm

[/quote]

Fair enough. I’ll devote another 18 years to moderating this site in increasing view of people unwilling to accept differing opinions, plus stick a tenner to the MS society[/quote]

I admire and applaud the work and effort of all the mods on this site Rio. However i think it apt to point out that it was me who posted the original opinion and you who didnt accept it.

User avatar
Rio
Ronnie Biggs was here
Posts: 24161
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:29 pm
Location: Reykjavik comma Iceland full stop
Contact:

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Rio » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:58 pm

ictrucker wrote:
I admire and applaud the work and effort of all the mods on this site Rio. However i think it apt to point out that it was me who posted the original opinion and you who didnt accept it.
And likewise I countered and you didn’t accept it and laid a wager on the table.

But anyway back on topic...

User avatar
sendô
Posts: 29905
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: in the pessimistically optimistic camp.

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by sendô » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:06 pm

The issue with Antonio is he was asked to play CF when he isn't one. That snatched shot came about because he was trying to run the same channel that Yarm was running, and the ball just fell to him. He should really have been pealing off for a cross or rebound as most CF would.

As to Yarms header, yes you'd fancy Mick to bury that, but then you'd fancy most players to bury that. If my auntie had b*llocks and all that...

User avatar
Ludeksgloves
Posts: 2499
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:28 pm
Location: In Goal

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Ludeksgloves » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:08 pm

We’ve had a really tough run of games, bit maybe, just maybe everything is coming together now. We have a strong enough squad to rest a few of our players againt Macclesfield, and if we do, i hope to see us get three points vs Man U.

User avatar
richneal
Posts: 3165
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:33 am
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia. 5,000 miles from goal.

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by richneal » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:09 pm

Overall Chelsea were the better team by far so nicking a point is fine with me. Space telly is telling me they had 72% possession . . . christ . . .

Their best shot on goal - by far - didn't come until 91st minute from Barkley. That was the only real time Fab had to make an outstanding save - rest of their shots were either wide of the target or straight at him.

We will always struggle without our main man up front - he really is a difference maker.

Lots of good performances today - Rice, Noble, Obiang, and all the back four bar Masuaku. I like Arthur but he had a tough time today - perhaps that says more about the quality of the opposition rather than anything Masuaku did or didn't do.

Key aspect of the game for both teams is taking a look at what Hazard didn't do. Zabaletta, Obiang, Yarmolenko and Rice didn't give him enough space to work his magic. Towards the end of the second half Hazard was drifting all over the pitch as he tried find a few yards. Tactically, Pellegrini did exactly the right thing to stop him, and it mostly worked. I say mostly as Hazard still could of won the match but fluffed his lines a couple of times.

And speaking of fluffing lines, Yaremolenko will be replaying that header in his head for a few years to come . . .

User avatar
sendô
Posts: 29905
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: in the pessimistically optimistic camp.

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by sendô » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 pm

I see the MOTD axis of bellendery strike again.

West Ham...yea Rice played okay in midfield despite Chelsea ABSOLUTELY SWAMPING HIM, but they only got a draw because Chelsea aren't good enough in the final third and are obviously tired because they all played on Thursday.

Are they worse than Sky? They've completely changed their team in the last few years, but watching Keown, Kilbane, Jenas and PNeville is like watching gravel slowly erode into sand.

:arry:

Clyde Best
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:58 pm

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread (23/9)

Post by Clyde Best » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 pm

Well that was a great day out, so pleased we didn't give the Russians any joy, thought Nobes, Pedro and Declan were fantastic, could not believe Yarmolenko missed the sitter at the end. Shout out to Sean and Chris in the Queens Yard after the game, had me in hysterics.

Just watched MOTD2 they seemed to forget there was another team playing in that game, that had better chances than the little Belgian and his mates ffs. Onwards and upwards.

Post Reply