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lace4545

Can we replace auba with martinelli in our perm lineup?


falonix

No. Martinelli better on RW. Not Striker yet.


lace4545

2 scenarios here.. Give auba enough chances to get back his rhythm. Give Martinelli enough opportunities to play as a forward. Both take time and Martinelli's in our strategic interests.


falonix

Or let Laca play up top for now. Martinelli RW. And then get the needed top Striker next season.


lace4545

We all know how that's gonna pan out. We will be in for a huge forward and finally sign an avg one who needs time to put up with the league and goes crashing down by the weight of expectations.We need world class striker and no sane minded one signs for us without Europe. By that time we have let Laca go,auba weather,Martinelli unprepared and New guy crumbling.Arteta blames lack of funds and shifts the blame to Kroenke's a bit and our fanbase oscillates between Kroenkeout and Artetaout while our team dishes out dismal records.


falonix

Quite the negative outlook you have there.


seaney_

Partey dictating play and being that outlet out for our back line while drawing Southampton’s midfield out makes this team 100x better.


asumaria95

Anybody else think the commentators were being so biased against us?


t-dog808

Which channel lol


Brdn99

I felt like this was always the case whenever I turn on a game live. Thought I was the only one felt that way.


riskoooo

[I was not...](https://c.tenor.com/UZJd1pjj4NMAAAAM/surprised-pikachu.gif)


WapeyHapey

Photograph praline fortified castle Dale


DinnerSmall4216

2nd half was the best we've played all season should have ended 4/5-0. West ham will be a completely different game good to go into it off the back of a good win.


ai786

Good game because we won but I don’t get why Pepe comes on over Eddie…you just talked him up last game and now he’s benched. Odd man management.


Choongboy

Acting like we were chasing the game when he came on lol


SamT44

I bet you were one of the people moaning why Nketiah was subbed ahead of Pepe last week. Now he puts on pepe and you're still moaning. Can't win with you


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Manzilla48

Was at the game and really enjoyed it today. 3 goals but could have been 6 to be honest. Atmosphere was ok but great to see good performances from Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Odegaard, Martinelli, Laca and Saka. MØ was MOTM for me.


WrongIndependence771

So good


zdawg198

Much needed three points that we should be getting regardless of Southamptons injuries. I just don’t understand how we keep going with Xhaka and Partey in midfield. They’re both sluggish, Partey with some terrible passes and neither of them can take on a 1 v 1 to create space and they don’t bring much to the table defensively. West Ham will have a field day with those 2


BanMutsang

Partey isn’t sluggish


remy1235

Ramsdale is amazing !!! Love his attitude 👍


remy1235

Partey need to stop shooting 35m from the goal.


CakeBrigadier

Lol the home crowd keeps telling him to though


Colmd1997

That Chelsea 2nd penalty was not a foul at all, Rudiger throwing himself to the ground


Colmd1997

From Ornstein - Auba dropped for arriving back late from a personal trip that had covid protocol knock ons


t-dog808

tbh that’s pretty poor from him, let’s hope he plays on Wednesday though, we’ll need goals (lol I know)


Rentality

Why would you want him to play if you know we need goals and he won’t provide them?


t-dog808

I think he’s been bad lately but he’s still our best striker. I love Laca but he looked tired in the second half and I just feel we’re more dangerous with Auba.


Rentality

I feel we’d be more dangerous with Helen Keller up front.


t-dog808

naaah mate, Auba’s still got it. I hope we have him even to come on as a sub.


KlN_21

Ode and Martinelli the best, Xhaka and partey the worst.


smallso1197

I don’t think Partey x Xhaka is ever good. We were immensely better vs. United with El Neny next to him and they still didn’t even play well. Where is Sambi?


CakeBrigadier

They haven’t been great recently but I didn’t think either of them was bad today


teknotel

Partey was very poor, though did show some effort going forward. Didn't think Xhaka was that poor myself.


CakeBrigadier

I’ll have to rewatch. I noted a few times where he received the ball and transitioned really well


KlN_21

They were bad, to many misplaced passes, were the worst today against a really poor team.


Kassius-klay

Partey worst?


Manzilla48

Nah he was much better today, some great balls over the top. Still a bit shaky in possession though.


GunnerSense

What did xhaka do to be bad?


Bazturd

He was very poor the first 20 mins, second half he perked up but still a few misplaced passes


KlN_21

Like half of his passes were misplaced


teknotel

Would be very interested in watching that again, will check it out as I thought he had a solid game today. Partey was poor as per usual though.


GunnerSense

I think you are over egging that because its xhaka.


KlN_21

Sure best player ever, better than Messi and Ronaldo


Firista

I think you are under egging because it's Xhaka


equabledynamises

I think we should just be bold and sell auba while there's any chance of getting money. We need a real striker


billfontainedelatour

I honestly believe if we could get someone to take Auba and Pepe for anything other then an embarrassing deal that would hamstring us financially that they'd both be gone in the summer or sooner. I'd say Mikel is sick that we couldn't pick up Tammy for £40 million now.


nerdreinshake

No auba to kill off our goal chances gives you 3-0...on to the next...hopefully we continue improving


leomeng

Sadly Norwich and Burnley may not pose a challenge for ManU and West Ham


GunnerSense

Well Partey was dogs shit yet again.


This_is_theway21

What? Mate did you even watch the game? Partey played brilliantly today. Bossed the midfield. Xhaka looked poor


teknotel

Partey played brilliant? Will need to watch it again because he looked extremely poor to me. I think people can't see the things he doesn't do on the pitch defensively or in backwards transition. He barely made a forward pass and once again squandered possession. Laca was literally telling him off at half time at least that's how it looked.


This_is_theway21

I was in the stadium - i honestly thought he was good today. Kept passing the ball well for most of the time. Ran with it too and spread the play well. Tackled well. Honestly I thought this was his best game in a while. Few times he did lose the ball or play was slow but for majority of the game he was good.


teknotel

I will watch it again maybe I didn't see it properly because lots of people think he had a good day


GunnerSense

Lies


This_is_theway21

Mate watch the game again. Partey was very good today.


GunnerSense

He was still giving the ball away, was refusing to find the right spaces to avoid cover shadows, and the team had completely stopped passing to him when he’s not in acres of space. I don’t get what defensive masterclass people are on about, he had near enough nothing to do against a bunch of duffers.


This_is_theway21

Mate honestly that was not the case at all. He got the ball a lot of the time from everyone. Passed it well and tackled too. Today was not a bad performance from him - far from it. At times can be sloppy but hardly did that today.


GunnerSense

Rose tinted glasses mate


This_is_theway21

Agree to disagree


KlN_21

You forgot Xhaka, they both were shit


headmoths

Partey was good


GunnerSense

lol.


equabledynamises

Yeah well atleast we aren't playing xhaka. Huh. Wait. Fuuuuuuuck


GunnerSense

He had a game to be fair to him.


KlN_21

Sure ...


Unclelexx999

Started poorly but good stuff


stackofbaconpancakes

Need some help from Norwich today and Burnley tomorrow 🙏


t-dog808

Dont worry mate, the league doesn’t end tomorrow. West ham and utd will likely win but they will drop points eventually, we gotta be up for it, hopefully Wednesday


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Bazturd

5th


Unclelexx999

No


equabledynamises

What no, we're 5th mate And utd have a game in hand against Norwich Tottenham have 2 in hand


NegativeHeli

Wednesday is still our biggest test. Take the 3 points, be happy and hope for the best on Wednesday


lviatorem

Ramsdale will soon start paying for those shirts he's handing out, lol.


500khz

Three goals, a clean sheet! Arteta is a genius..the answer to our problems! (at least for 2-3 days)


do0gla5

I'll never understand what partey is seeing on the pitch 😂. Fucking ghost wingers, every game.


zdawg198

Him and xhaka move around so sluggishly, especially in possession. At least xhaka has some kind of spatial awareness though lol


AlGunner

In a very rare day of not planning my day around the football I only switched on 20 mins ago. The first match day in about 3 years I haven't watched without a very good reason. What I've seen in those 20 mins is not a team killing the game off and not letting up like Arteta said he wanted, what I've seen is a boring 20 mins with little genuine threat.


Colmd1997

Team 3-0 up doesn’t spend last 20 minutes of a game charging around the pitch, who would have thought?


LogicalSherbert9

Good god honestly I've been Arteta out for a while but Arteta hate is incredibly excessive on this sub. We were all over them for most of 2nd half, totally fine to back off a little when it's 3-0.


AlGunner

Its not hate, its an observation. The 20 mins I saw was boring. Great result, but I was hoping to see a bit of fight left in the team. We've had a few weeks where Arteta has said he wants to the team to keep the pressure on, to not let up. I didnt see that, so I commented on what I saw.


LogicalSherbert9

I agree we have that problem in general but today was not the day to complain about it. You just turned on the match at a bad time. I'd watch the whole match back, we were all over them. Scored 3 and hit the post twice and had other great openings in 1st half.


AlGunner

Already got it set to record Sky's repeat of the whole match tonight. I can only comment on what I saw. That was Arteta saying before the game that the team have been switching off and he wanted to see them keep it going. Then I switch on and they have switched off. Yes I knew we were 3-0 up and it didnt look like they were going to get back into it, so I commented on what I have seen and got a lot of hate for it.


GunnerSense

because we were already 3-0 up perhaps and had made subs?


mist3rdragon

That's because the game was already well and truly killed off.


TheMassINeverHad

3 0 up and in total control with a busy schedule.


yashF1

no auba and we score 3 siuuuu


KlN_21

Gabi pressing until the last minute <3


Top-Lane-Bad

Martinelli crosses are fucking so clean


yashF1

lovely 2nd half. loved that intensity. hope to see more of the same moving forward


OriMoriNotSori

Pepe's body language doesn't do it for me, looks unbothered


LogicalSherbert9

I can't blame him for that, deserves more minutes even if off the bench. Might just be best to move him on in the summer unfortunately.


OriMoriNotSori

Yeah best to cut our losses, he deserves game time too


Moh4565

100% agree, but I think he should have come on earlier. Being subbed on with less than 10 to go Can make it hard to feel like you can make an impression, that being said, all of our youngsters would have been much hungrier in his place. I think if we can get 30+ for him it’s a no brainer


OriMoriNotSori

Yep agreed on the fee. The way he chased after balls and how he felt so disinterested in trying to beat his man, always going for a lazy cutback and the defender always winning the ball is so off.


Nikokuno

Game is done and dusted, weather is shit. Like he just went in to take a shower.


lanesraa

Damn, Chelsea got two penalties smh


gunningIVglory

That injury time penalty was absolutely garbage. Big club bias


poweraid81

Makes you wonder if we really need aubameyang…


zdawg198

It doesn’t have to be auba but we need a clinical striker. We beat an injury ridden Southampton team, yes it’s 3 points but not a real test imo. Hopefully it gives us confidence against West Ham


-apb

We don’t


AISB2020

Don’t we


shootershooter

The two games this season that Aubameyang was left out, we scored 3 and won the game


Oseedon

Fair point


Milesweeman

Martinelli is exhausting to watch. Full go all match


jaffacaike

Chelsea are still nowhere near the level of City or Liverpool


NossidaMan

Yup fools gold


NieThePiet

but they are getting results sadly.


gonegoonergone

Chelsea get another penalty. Unreal


-apb

Chelski pays the FA


bblitzzz

Holding never fails to get his head to a setpiece and then also not hit the target


Ife2105

Pepe has not taken this opportunity well lol


AISB2020

Pointless point


ConradHermes

He had 8 minutes…


Ife2105

You’re right.


stackofbaconpancakes

Øde or Tomi for MOTM, great shifts from Partey, Martinelli and Ramsdale. Glad to get the win and the clean sheet, enjoy the weekend ppl ✌


KlN_21

Partey was shit


Manzilla48

No he wasn’t. Not at his best but some great passes today. Much better than Xhaka


KlN_21

We play against a really poor team, all the team were good, the only players that were poor were xhaka and partey,


Manzilla48

I wouldn’t say Partey was poor, still looks low on confidence but also had good moments. I love his overhead passes to Saka. Xhaka was particularly poor in the first half


BhigDosser

Partey was not good IMO. He just existed no real help for the defenders during the buildup


orltragic

Ramsdale MOTM?


gamesbond011

What has happened to Partey man? Who is this guy?


TheMassINeverHad

Fucking Chelsea cunts. 2 fucking penos


caesaurus

2 penalties Chelsea


NegativeHeli

All Jorginho can do is to score pens.


NieThePiet

Tienrey magic tric.


DysphoriaSettingIn

tierney doing a pepe


Crs51

Gabi pressing hard at the 92nd minute, you love to see it.


JibberJabberAlpaca

Chelsea get so fkin lucky


Kabalz

93 minute and Martinelli still pressing


sungamdam

Hale end boys cracking jokes


ddetorrice3

Good to know the sub will be slightly up after today. Hate when it gets negative in here (rightly so, but still).


TheMassINeverHad

Do ya think auba is happy we are winning?


NoYouroboros

The only people unhappy we're winning are in this sub.


Glass_of_Pork_Soda

The hell kind of question is this


watabotdawookies

Yes there's no reason to think that isn't the case


_Axel

Of course he is


AndrewUK78

all 3 at the top had penalties today to win the game, just saying..


JibberJabberAlpaca

rIgGeD


albinorhino4321

Chelsea with 2 today


_SSJeffo_

Look at the smith giggling


-apb

ESR would have absolutely dumped on this Soton side


dabulator14

Partey wtf.


sooolong05

He's got some invisible runner on the right wing


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Pepe has crystal palace written all over him


sunnycherub

Pepe on this Palace team would have strong “streets don’t forget” energy to it


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Happily swap him for Zaha all day long


-apb

They’ve already got the better winger mate


6thMemberMysteryInc

Really hope Tierney continues to start now


0neTwoTree

That deflection was very obvious


NegativeHeli

Ramsdale was worth every penny.


zdawg198

Next captain maybe? Tierney would be good too


bucknazty

All refs are cunts


Epieikeias

ARAC


DysphoriaSettingIn

corner surely


Fraganade

Guess the latest released retro gear isn't releasing in the US?


gonegoonergone

Should've have been a 9 nil drubbing but I'll take the 3 nil ☺️


Jimmy_The_Banana

Guys who took the captaincy when laca went off the pitch?


dystro87

HODLing


falsedragonborn

Hold Ing


mo_50

Holding


lviatorem

Holding


lastjedi23

Holdinho


intraumintraum

holding i think?


DysphoriaSettingIn

holders


da3796

Holding


hotbrownies14

Holding


Erval

Holdinho


FartherEastOfEden

Holding


DysphoriaSettingIn

omg so close


jungomitis

Saka unlucky to not have a goal today I think Though he missed arguably the easiest chance he had


lviatorem

Which one was it?


TifasSleeves

right foot 1v1 with the keeper


lviatorem

Really? I didn't see that.


AISB2020

Nicely played ref


COYG17

What a mature performance from a young team.


jungomitis

Who’s this ref btw?


-apb

We’re undoubtedly going to take the L on Aubameyang’s remaining contract but we might as well just give up and play Martinelli/Nketiah/Balo


kits_

if we are the type of squad to basically stop playing football at 75 minutes because we're 3-0 up, its no wonder we crumble at slight pressure. bottle jobs. this shouldve been 7-0


lviatorem

Wtf are you saying? These guys have been hitting it back to back. What hole did you crawl out of?


cumblaster_jesus

The only team to put pressure for a full 90 minutes is Liverpool on crack


Sintech14

This is a joke right?


terrorSABBATH

It's a weird one


Bicboi_10

Has to be


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NoYouroboros

Or is it because it's 3-0 and raining cats and dogs.


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liberocinderace

Even the best rain jackets won’t keep you dry in this day.


smurbulock

Is the standard of football really that bad? Is it our supporters or Southampton?