West Ham Utd 3-2 Chelsea (4/12/21)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:09 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:04 pm
WARNING CHAPS, "famous last words" moment incoming...

Is it just me or does Chelsea's team not look as strong on paper as it has in recent seasons?
Not sure about that. I mean they had a lot of injuries in that Watford game. 4 completely out and a couple on the bench who are coming back.

Their 3 best midfielders didn't start the last game and their next 2 CM were Saul and Loftus-Cheek. I'd say squad wise they are as strong as they have been.

James, Kante, Jorginho and Lukaku are probably all back for our game. Kante has probably been saved for this. Put those 4 back into their side and it's as good as any on paper I think.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:10 pm

Does anyone else have an irrational dislike for Thomas Tuchel. He's the worst dressed man in football. He basically dresses in Chelsea-branded N-Dubz gear.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:11 pm

He probably reminds you a bit too much of Pulis Stevey. The cap, the tracksuit. That'll do it...

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:11 pm

il_martello_di_genovesi wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:09 pm
Not sure about that. I mean they had a lot of injuries in that Watford game. 4 completely out and a couple on the bench who are coming back.

Their 3 best midfielders didn't start the last game and their next 2 CM were Saul and Loftus-Cheek. I'd say squad wise they are as strong as they have been.

James, Kante, Jorginho and Lukaku are probably all back for our game. Kante has probably been saved for this. Put those 4 back into their side and it's as good as any on paper I think.
Thank you for quelling my inevitable curse. :newthumb:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:14 pm

il_martello_di_genovesi wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:11 pm
He probably reminds you a bit too much of Pulis Stevey. The cap, the tracksuit. That'll do it...
His fashion is more street than Pulis.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Garry » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:15 pm

Moyes said cresswell is in light training everybody else is fine so whether cresswell plays depends what light training means

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by sendô » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:16 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:04 pm

Is it just me or does Chelsea's team not look as strong on paper as it has in recent seasons?
The thing is, they've not only got some great players, but they all work well within the system they've got. Their midfield of Jorginho, Kante and Mount is excellent, their centre backs all have enough skill, pace and movement that they don't look weak playing 3 at the back, and their wing backs effectively play as inside forwards. Add onto that the likes of Lukaku/Ziyech/Pulisic/Werner up front and their keeper being excellent.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by paulhs1 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:26 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:04 pm
WARNING CHAPS, "famous last words" moment incoming...

Is it just me or does Chelsea's team not look as strong on paper as it has in recent seasons?
Even more last words.....

Chelsea are due a spanking off someone or in the very least are due a loss

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by sendô » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:34 pm

paulhs1 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:26 pm
Even more last words.....

Chelsea are due a spanking off someone or in the very least are due a loss
They've only conceded 6 goals in 14 games in the league, so a 2-0 win would constitute a spanking.

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Post by MB » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:27 pm

Garry wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:15 pm
Moyes said cresswell is in light training everybody else is fine so whether cresswell plays depends what light training means
Shooting practice with our forwards?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by WestSam » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:28 pm

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Moyes said cresswell is in light training everybody else is fine so whether cresswell plays depends what light training means
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:59 pm

https://www.theshedend.com/topic/35082- ... /#comments

They don't sound particularly confident and think Zouma will handle Lukaku with ease. :nonpl:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:07 pm

Garry wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:15 pm
Moyes said cresswell is in light training everybody else is fine so whether cresswell plays depends what light training means
Bit risky having our only left back up a ladder changing bulbs :shocker:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:08 pm

Our entire front four have been dismal in front of goal, surely one of them will click tomorrow :scarfer: :crest: :fist:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by South African Iron » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:44 pm

COYI

At work so will miss this game live, which is a good omen ,for at least a draw.
We need to stay in touch and i m expecting something from this game. This was my first Everton game to see the hammers at the Boleyn , would love the same result as we nicked a 1-0 with a Morley winner against a 10 man blue's team.

They have also Qualified for the next round of their Euro tour, so we both don't have to worry about the mid week games, nothing to lose then ,expect a cracking tight game.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by e17 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:50 pm

4-1 West Ham United win. One of those oddball results.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by DM » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:04 pm

e17 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:50 pm
4-1 West Ham United win. One of those oddball results.
I'll have whatever you're drinking/sniffing/injecting! Preferably all three!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:30 pm

Got any left for me

1-0 will do me

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by hammer1975 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:48 pm

Sorry, can’t see beyond West Ham losing by two goals

That will include early yellows for a couple of ours, none for Chelsea until late in the game when too late to influence their players performances. And we’ll be penalised for no apparent reason at one of our attacking corners.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:21 am

Haven't lost by 2 since January - and we beat that lot 3-2 next time up.

No Kante or Kovacic in midfield for them, and the possibility of Alonso - a man murdered for pace by Yarmolenko - at left back.

I imagine Herr Flick will stick Azpilicueta at LB in Chilwell's absence.

I wonder if we will match up? Moyes has started to mutter about players not being clinical enough, Might decide a clean sheet is the best way to three points as it means it only needs a set piece.

Oddball Fact - this fixture means we have played the five best defensive teams (based on goals conceded) in the country in our last five games :shock:
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