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Why Mourinho WONT know our plans.

Premier League Chelsea
by McMaccer (U14083234) 18 December 2009
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Jose has been out for 2 years...Alot has changed. Staff, like assistant manager, coaches therefore tactics formations etc. Players, only a small amount have come in, but when Jose was here he never gave Drogba a partner. Now Didier has a partner, he plays a completley different way.

Last year we played Juve, Liverpool and Barcelona, 2 minutes and 7 bad penalty desicions against us from the final against the best team in England (At that time, check their fixtures, Villa 5-0, Man U 4-1 Blackburn 4-0), a very very difficult game against Juve, and the best team in the world.

I would prefer a hard game.
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Do you think Jose would know Lampard who has since had his game changed and his position changed, Drogba and a partner upfront, and at the end of it all a complete different formation than the one Jose used? He didnt use attacking football like we do.

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posted Dec 18, 2009

He knows Chelsea haven't won the league since they left.
He knows John Terry is overrated.
He knows how much they miss Drogba.

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posted Dec 18, 2009

Jose researches his opponents meticulously. It's why he's so successful.

But only one team can come through, and talent will eventually lead. Hence, we have too much for Inter.

And it's not as though Ancelotti doesn't know a thing or two about Inter.........

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posted Dec 18, 2009

Well said Don. So much has changed. The players have changed so much since Jose left

If our last few managers had imitated his style and formations then I would be worried. The fact is that our past few managers have changed our players and their style of play so much that Jose will hardly recognise this team

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posted Dec 18, 2009

haha I love how everyone is worried about Mourinho and not the actual team!

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posted Dec 19, 2009

Hate to sound negative, but I feel Inter will beat us, although I hope we stuff them.

Mourinho's main strength as a manager are his detailed player profiles, and no-one, not even Ancelotti will have better knowledge of players like Terry, Lampard, Drogba. We may have changed tactically, but most of our squad is still the same.

Both games will be ugly. Inter will tight as a duck's backside at the back, and we will need to rely on moments of individual inspiration to win (e.g. Ronaldinho).

The sheer will of Mourinho's teams to win, means we will need to defend with a vigor equal to their will to do whatever it takes to score.

Mourinho will be aware of all the deficiences of either Mikel or Essien as holding midfielders. If we persist with the diamond for this game, hence relying on a specific holding midfield role, I feel this is where we will lose the game. Mourinho knows the holding midfield role better than most other managers and any weaknesses in the way we operate ours, either in the player or tactically, will be exploited and exposed.

We should not play Joe Cole, as Mourinho knows all of Cole's weaknesses and will be looking to exploit that as well.

Equally, Mourinho will be aware of the ACole/Bosingwa threat and will look to push the game into the centre and crowd it out, much as Ferguson did. This will neutralise Lampard.

Our biggest hope lies in the Anelka-Drogba partnership.

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comment by fitz25 (U9649796)

posted Dec 19, 2009

Mourinho is a plonker. I appreciate what he acheived at our club, but he is a big headed plonker. I can't wait until we batter inter and he will have a strop and all the Chelsea supporters will see that he is a plonker.










PLONKER!

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posted Dec 19, 2009

Well it really has nothing to do with Jose knowing our club inside out.

He is a proven brilliant analyst of opposing teams strenghts and weaknesses, and you can be 100% sure he will have his tactics well worked out.

The games will be really tight, but assuming we have our key players all 100% fit, eg Terry, Lampard, Essien, A.Cole, Anelka & Drogba, then we should have enough.

I really don't think there is a tactic for handling the Anelka/Drogba partnership.

But if I were Jose, I would take a leaf out of Man City's book, I felt that Man City used Tevez brilliantly, in that he was like a little terrier snapping at Essien all match, and it clearly disrupted Essien's, and Chelsea'a ability to dominate the game.

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posted Dec 19, 2009

"CHELSKI HAVE A PLAN WONDERS NEVER CEASE,, WHATS THAT TO LIMIT DROGBA TO ONLY 10 DIVES A MATCH AND LAMPARD 4"

the same plan that thumped you 3-0. As for diving, howabout Robbie Kenae......

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posted Dec 19, 2009

"he was like a little terrier snapping at Essien all match, and it clearly disrupted Essien's, and Chelsea'a ability to dominate the game."

Then its up to Essien to rise to the challenge.

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comment by Jay (U12464473)

posted Dec 20, 2009

I don't think it has anything to do with Jose knowing our plans. EVERYONE knows how Chelsea play, just like everyone knows how Inter play.

bluegawhale, sorry mate, but reading your post makes us sound like an awful team at the bottom of the table. Don't play Joe Cole? Essien's weaknesses? Mate, if we have weaknesses, there definitely aren't many. EVEN IF Mou knows what they are, it's up to his players to exploit them.

I mean, the traditional weakness of a holding midfield role is when he drops deep to pick up the ball, an opposition player follows him and stops the defence from passing to him. This then stops the distribution from the back, and the defence are forced to go long. BUT that's much easier said than done. Otherwise we'd never have seen Maka receive a pass! Plus, not to mention, Chels are good with long ball, so even if we do have to spray it up front, we don't have a problem.

Our greatest strength is we can play any type of game. We can pass, sit deep and go long, play strong and rough etc. When JM was at Chels, we never used to pass like that, and we were grinding out wins. We've now added another dimension to our play.

Should be a cracking game.

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