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Pre Match - Chelsea (H) - Saturday 17:30

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  1. Fabio

    Fabio Former mod, consistent c*** Honorary Member

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    This is the thing I'm most thinking about
     
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    We used to just play a high line against Lukaku and take him out the game, but Chelsea as a team press higher, which affords someone like Lukaku the space to just pop up and do what he does best. They're a massive threat.
     
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    I'm praying (to a god that doesn't exist) that Fabs is back, and mentally tuned in for this one... We're gonna need him, against a very, very strong side.
     
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    Think Keita is a better fit than Thiago and helps conteracts both James and .Kante to a greater degree than Thiago would
     
  5. Brizzle

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    Will be interesting to see whether Chelsea saw how troubled we were by Burnley playing a front two and whether this entices them to get Werner on with Lukaku too.
     
  6. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    I can't see it. Wood and Barnes are two big battering rams winning a great deal of long balls and second balls from knockdowns. Lukaku is big, but that isn't his game, and it certainly isn't Werners either. And Chelsea just don't play like that either.
     
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    I recall a match against Utd where VVD sent a sulking Lukaku off out to the wings as he simply couldn't breath in the same rarefied air as our lad. Looking forward to more of the same.
     
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    No, no and no.

    You really think Tuchel is going to chuck Werner in for Mount or Havertz (changing their shape) and suddenly they'll turn into Burnley for 1 game only?
     
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    Tuchel has mentioned going 4-2-4 though. But you're right ... it won't happen.
     
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    Firmino will be one of the first names on the team sheet. Henderson and Fabinho will start in the centre, likely alongside Keita I would think... massive match for him. Really hope Robbo is fit for this one.
     
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    Based on what? Because Jota's got the nod twice and scored in both games.
     
  12. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    Lukaku was shit for United why are people suddenly scared of him?
     
  13. doctor_mac

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    Because he's stopped eating chips and drinking beer in a revolutionary new diet that has made him feel twice the player.
     
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    I feel a lot more confident having Matip and Van Dijk back.
     
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    Andy Robertson feels fit and ready to return to action against Chelsea on Saturday.

    The left-back missed Liverpool’s opening two games of the Premier League season due to ankle ligament damage, but was back in the matchday squad as an unused substitute for last weekend’s 2-0 win over Burnley.
    And he expects to be available for the upcoming clash with Thomas Tuchel’s side at Anfield.


    “I’m back in full training now. I fully trained on Friday, just one day before the game - maybe a bit ahead of schedule but I think the physios just wanted rid of me, to be honest!” Robertson, whose new long-term contract with the club was announced on Tuesday, told Liverpoolfc.com.

    “Obviously I’ve been very lucky in my career that I’ve not had too many injuries and certainly not long-term injuries, and long may that continue. But yeah, I’m a nightmare when I’m injured and I want to get back out on the pitch as quickly as possible.

    “For me, as soon as I did it and I got the scan results I said, ‘I think Burnley is in my sights’ and there was a couple of people who said, ‘Yeah, you’ve got a chance’ so I managed to cling on to them and a couple of people said I had no chance so I avoided them until it was more realistic!

    “I tried my best, I tried everything. I was out running [and] I felt as if I could maybe have trained a day or two earlier but the experts we have at this club are excellent and I still needed to tick a couple of boxes, and luckily I did that on the Thursday. Then I fully trained with the team on the Friday.

    “Obviously the gaffer put me on the bench, which was probably unexpected but I was happy. When you’re at the game and everything is involved you just want [to be] on the pitch, but I think that was unrealistic yesterday [Saturday].

    “Now I’ve trained today and I’ll have a full week of training so let’s see what happens against Chelsea. But I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready to play, and like I said I’ll hopefully be fit for the rest of the season now.”
     
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    Jota and the Greek should start in place of robbo and frim..

    Other than that.. fine with that..


    We can then look to bring on Frim, Elliot and Thiago in 2nd half just to add more silly ballers and pace to the game..
     
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    Obviously, I wish people would stop saying that all the time.

    But top, top, top team/player/game, gets on my tits much more.
     
  18. doctor_mac

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    Fabs in the training pics today. Even a few of him cracking some smiles....
     
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    Wenger was there too...

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