It is interesting mental gymnastics.Maybe but on the balance of play/shots/chances Tottenham probably should have won. Result doesn’t say that though so if you got on it then a nice profit
Yeah we actually made a game of it in the second half and should have nicked a point. But even then our best 2 chances was an own goal from a clearance & then the ricochet off Son. Kane wasteful which was unusual.Maybe but on the balance of play/shots/chances Tottenham probably should have won. Result doesn’t say that though so if you got on it then a nice profit
I think there's a stat where a fair few goals we score either first 15 or last 15, more of a matter of teams sleepwalking at the start and being much fitter at the end of games than what we were under Pellegrini.Made it easy to do that with two goals early in halves. Not sure what we were doing for the first 15 mins of the game
How much do you think Rice is worth?Genuinely couldn't be happier for West Ham and it support base.
If I had a second team, it would be them, but for a club their size, I've often been disappointed at their inability to regularly be in the top half of the table, so it is nice to see things clicking for them.
I'm also an unabashed admirer of Declan Rice and it really is only pig-headedness of Chelsea decision makers that they refused Frank Lampard's numerous requests to bring him in, I think because they don't won't to lose face at an ex-Chelsea academy prospect returning to the club. Instead they'd rather squander hundreds of millions on players that aren't up to the rigours of the English game. In addition, Fabianski is one seriously underrated keeper that I also really like.
Anyway, this isn't about Rice, rather being pleased for those Irons fans out there; you guys deserve your place in the top 4!
I dont think it was one of the reason(he was sacked for on field reasons), but as much as i want Rice myself you can understand why the board didnt want to spend £80+m on a DM. And they didnt Lamps pushing it.Wasn't one of the reasons lampard was sacked because he kept insisting on trying to get Rice?
Yeah just thought it was one of the points in that Athletic article. Reckon he'd be a bit annoyed if you still go out and get Rice haha. (I get that there were other causes of his sacking as well though)I dont think it was one of the reason(he was sacked for on field reasons), but as much as i want Rice myself you can understand why the board didnt want to spend £80+m on a DM. And they didnt Lamps pushing it.
That's true, no one's ever left Chelsea and gone to Germany and come back a better player.If Havertz is going to make it at Chelsea he should be sticking with English football, we know how good he can be, he has already shown that in Germany. Just papering over the cracks if they sent him back to get form.
I'm not saying get rid of him, I'm saying to protect a huge investment whilst also bringing in Jadon Sancho makes huge sense to me. Can't get Sancho without getting rid of some attacking players, squads bloatedBut not back to Chelsea.
The signs early after De Bruyne returned from Bremen should have been enough for Chelsea and Mou to stick with him, they didn't.