Chelsea 0-1 West Ham Utd (30/11/19)

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by S-H » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Turns out the thought of playing under Moyes again, was all the motivation needed, absolute masterstroke by Sullivan..

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Post by davids cross » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Watching David Martin and Alvin.

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by Jon » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:27 pm

How will Fab react to being number 2....?

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by RayleighIrons » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Marting just let something slip on his BBC post match interview. He said he "Hadn't been able to eat for two days", so when did he know he'd be playing?

Probably after watching has against Spurs.

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by Universidad-de-Chile » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:28 pm

traxop wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Can't be anything but happy for Martin.

As for the game itself, I thought Pellegrini made the right call playing with 2 banks of 4 to pack the midfield so that we don't get overrun in the critical area. The thing was that even with the 2 banks, we weren't dropping deep(except for the last 10 mins), we still had a high line. The extra bodies in the middle really help slow down their attacks.

The other key decision from Pellers was to have Anderson play a free role just behind Antonio. It forced us to play through the middle rather than trying shovel to the wings under pressure. It also gave us someone to link the midfield to the forward areas - which was something we have been missing over the last few weeks(an absolute disconnect between the back and the front).

All in all, happy with the effort put in. Let's get this season back on track.
Hes not by any means the best coach in the world, but I think letting Haller out and getting Martin in was some kind of masterstroke...


And I agree, we look so much better in the middle with Fornals (who looks to have learn to defend better, run fight for the ball more).

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by r99c » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Game was split into 2 parts for me. First 70 minutes was more or less even stevens, they had the ball but hardly did anything, we knocked it around nicely, broke well and scored 1 (maybe 2?).

Special mentions to Antonio. Relentless running up front, one bullet header and one possible goal... all I'm going to say is I hope they had an extra angle that the viewers didn't see because I don't know how it can be ruled out when seeing Sheffield Utd's equaliser against Man Utd/Dele Alli's goal at Everton stand. Brilliant.

Declan Rice - absolutely ****ing exceptional, several key tackles and even broke well and seemed to show very good pace.

David Martin - would have been entitled to be very nervous coming in for us away at Stamford Bridge but really kept his composure and the hug with his Dad sums it up, proper West Ham.

Certainly was helpful for us that we had this game a few days after their crazy game away in Spain, but not taking away from us, superb.

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Post by Aurora borealis » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:29 pm

So happy!! But why.. W H Y..!? don't we put in this effort every match!!? :scarfer:

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Post by Up the Junction » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:31 pm

No tears now...


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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 pm

Lampard did us a HUGE favour not starting Willian. he looked to be their biggest outlet and most dangerous player when he came on.

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by wormley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:33 pm

S-H wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Turns out the thought of playing under Moyes again, was all the motivation needed, absolute masterstroke by Sullivan..
:thup:

brilliant.

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Post by OFT » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:33 pm

The reaction of those who went to him :thup: , Cresswell ran what seemed like miles to get to him. Fantastic stuff.

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Post by OFT » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:34 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Lampard did us a HUGE favour not starting Willian. he looked to be their biggest outlet and most dangerous player when he came on.
Deep down West Ham through and through Frank... :lol: :lol:

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:35 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:31 pm
No tears now...
At one end of the scale you have Carlosio Kickaballio who "Wants to play in the Premier League", at the other is David Martin, who just knows...

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by billybondsballbag » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:36 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 pm
Which one?
I was just going to post that! :lol:

Great result today. I had a feeling that it might happen, just because it's so ****ing West Ham to not win for months then get an unexpected victory, but I'm made up for Martin who must have had to dig deep to keep believing that it would happen for him one day. It takes a huge amount of character to keep pushing when it seems like the odds aren't in one's favour, but he apparently has that in spades. Like father, like son. :crest:

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by OohAahButler » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:40 pm

OFT wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:33 pm
The reaction of those who went to him :thup: , Cresswell ran what seemed like miles to get to him. Fantastic stuff.
Highlight of the day for me. Martin’s reaction would have hopefully reminded a few of what a privilege it is to play for the club.

Something like that, and an all-round gutsy and grafting performance like that, should do wonders for team spirit.



Cue lame defeat at Wolves.

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by old fart » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:40 pm

Makes a change to see a defence trying to protect the 'keeper

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:41 pm

OFT wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Deep down West Ham through and through Frank... :lol: :lol:

well done agent Frank !!!!!!

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Post by Up the Junction » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm

Love this.

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by MrHammer73 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm

What a result, really unexpected. David Martin did us and the whole team proud today.

Let us carry on this week with the momentum and see where we are after the Arsenal game next Monday :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

Post by TheHandOfDog » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:46 pm

Alright I saw that coming, a clean sheet and a win at Stamford bridge. Knew it. :oops:

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