Today is yet another one of the defining games of the season; we are desperate for the 3 points and just as importantly we don’t want to give them to the Chav’s.
Our record against the other teams in the so-called “Big Four” in the last season or so is something like one win in ten. It is becoming more than just a coincidence it is becoming embarrassing.
I don’t think it is the personnel, there is no way our midfield or defence is any worse than Man U’s line up last week. It has to be tactical.
We going into these games with one thing on our minds and that is attack, that plays straight into the hands of Fergie and the numerous turnover of managers that Chelsea have employed.
They just lay in wait for us and counter attack like snipers, Arsene must realize this, these are the tactics we used in his first double year, soak up the pressure then Petit would fire balls over the top for Anelka and Overmars to run onto.
Perhaps we need to do a little more of the crab passing against these bigger teams. Pull them out a bit and open the game up. I would bring Cesc back into the quarterback roll next to Song, We have the players who can pick up his passes and run like Arshavin, Diaby and even Theo..
Instead Cesc by trying to be the complete midfielder is trying to do too many jobs. Diaby, Rosicky, Nasri can all play in the hole and charge into the box, but no one has Cesc’s range and vision when it comes to passing.
From a distance it just seems that we are playing too high a line and when our defence push up to join them, we are leaving gaping holes at the back.
Cesc needs to play with his head and not his heart. Play the European way with more patience.
Last week I was shocked at the way Nani outpaced Clichy, I thought Gael was quick, and don’t start me off on the way Denilson tracked Rooney back, from the camera angle from behind the goal it was as clear as day. I know a Frenchman who plays in Italy who would never had let that happen, oh well..
Whilst I am getting on our players backs, why can’t Almunia save with his left hand, I have never seen such a right handed goalkeeper? When he gets lobbed it’s always over his left shoulder and he reaches with the wrong arm.
I am hoping Arsene has re run the tape, DVD (whatever it is) past the players a thousand times during the week and lessons are learned.
I would pick.
Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy.
Rosicky or Nasri Cesc Song
Do I feel confident…no.. But I am going for a tight 2-1 to us.
I’m avoiding the John Terry stuff…If I hear about where he parks his car again I will scweam..
Have a great day all.. everything crossed. lucky gloves on!!