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Genuine concern for tonight

Obviously our overall form has been patchy at best, but away from the obvious issues that have resulted in awful home form, the way Chelsea play really concerns me. Against Sheff U there were numerous times that they could have got in behind us with huge gaps between full back and our CB's. I am not sure if Fab in back tonight (which will help) but the way that Chelsea set up, with the wing backs pushed on and then two attacking mobile players tucked in looking for exactly the space that we have struggled with means I think they will get in on goal plenty tonight.
We know that Klopp will continue with a high line, so we really need to be at full throttle with our pressing in attack and midfield because if we allow their midfield and even defence time to pick passes, it will be a long night.
I know Werner hasn't been great so far, and his weaknesses have been highlighted against teams that don't allow space behind. Unfortunately we do. So he is my main concern tonight and I wouldn't be surprised to see him scoring.

Despite the concerns I have defensively, we do tend to go well against teams that play 3 at the back and Chelsea will fancy their chances and will back themselves to come and be on the front foot and beat us. Hopefully this plays into our hands a bit. If we can isolate Mane against Azpi and our fullbacks can get forward and push the wing backs further back, I think we can get at them.

First goal will be big and would love us to fly at them tonight and see if we can get an early lead and build on it.

comment by Neo (U9135)

posted on 4/3/21

Craig Pawson has been replaced by Martin Atkinson for tonight's game at Anfield. #awlfc [bein sports]

0 points confirmed

posted on 4/3/21

comment by -RKW- (U22124)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Babel’s Missing Chin (U22043)
posted 1 minute ago
No doubt Werner bagging a couple would be just out luck.

Chelsea are not conceding too many since Tuchel came in so we need to be clinical with the chances we do create.
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I thought this. What's the odds on Giroud NOT acoring against us tonight for once, but Werner nets a brace!
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I think I heard he hadn’t scored in 10 games and this worries me.

comment by -RKW- (U22124)

posted on 4/3/21

comment by Babel’s Missing Chin (U22043)
posted 39 seconds ago
comment by -RKW- (U22124)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Babel’s Missing Chin (U22043)
posted 1 minute ago
No doubt Werner bagging a couple would be just out luck.

Chelsea are not conceding too many since Tuchel came in so we need to be clinical with the chances we do create.
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I thought this. What's the odds on Giroud NOT acoring against us tonight for once, but Werner nets a brace!
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I think I heard he hadn’t scored in 10 games and this worries me.
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Bit like Vardy, one goal in his last 12. Against us.

Southampton 1 win in 2021 in the league. Against us.

posted on 4/3/21

comment by -RKW- (U22124)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Babel’s Missing Chin (U22043)
posted 39 seconds ago
comment by -RKW- (U22124)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Babel’s Missing Chin (U22043)
posted 1 minute ago
No doubt Werner bagging a couple would be just out luck.

Chelsea are not conceding too many since Tuchel came in so we need to be clinical with the chances we do create.
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I thought this. What's the odds on Giroud NOT acoring against us tonight for once, but Werner nets a brace!
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I think I heard he hadn’t scored in 10 games and this worries me.
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Bit like Vardy, one goal in his last 12. Against us.

Southampton 1 win in 2021 in the league. Against us.
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🤣 but we have only scored 2 goals at home since Xmas and one of those was a penalty. We’re gonna change that soon, just hope it’s tonight.

posted on 4/3/21

We're made for Werner though. His pace and timing of runs is top class. That won't be down to us being unlucky if he does score. It will be down to us playing like not many teams do against Chelsea.

comment by RB&W (U21434)

posted on 4/3/21

Genuine concern for tonight
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Looks like it might happen

posted on 4/3/21

comment by RB&W (U21434)
posted 8 minutes ago
Genuine concern for tonight
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Looks like it might happen
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Chelsea to be fair have beaten our press incredibly well. As soon as any of their players have time they're in with one pass over the top. I dont think we can stop it as we have to keep pressing so once again it comes back to us doing more when we have it.

comment by Neo (U9135)

posted on 4/3/21

posted less than a minute ago
Well you were right OP, but dont think anyone expected a performance that bad.

posted on 4/3/21


That was an astute post, and spot on.

Top 4 has gone.

You can see players beating down the door to join.

comment by -RKW- (U22124)

posted on 5/3/21

comment by -RKW- (U22124)
posted 17 hours, 26 minutes ago
Already gone for a 0-1. Think it'll be another all huff and puff in the final third, and at the back we aren't good enough at the moment.
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So predictable. Same again on Sunday as well.

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