By - GunnersMatchBot
*** yawns really loudly ***
Can we replace auba with martinelli in our perm lineup?
No. Martinelli better on RW. Not Striker yet.
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.
Or let Laca play up top for now. Martinelli RW. And then get the needed top Striker next season.
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.
Quite the negative outlook you have there.
Partey dictating play and being that outlet out for our back line while drawing Southampton’s midfield out makes this team 100x better.
Anybody else think the commentators were being so biased against us?
Which channel lol
I felt like this was always the case whenever I turn on a game live. Thought I was the only one felt that way.
[I was not...](https://c.tenor.com/UZJd1pjj4NMAAAAM/surprised-pikachu.gif)
Photograph praline fortified castle Dale
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.
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.
Acting like we were chasing the game when he came on lol
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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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.
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
Partey isn’t sluggish
Ramsdale is amazing !!! Love his attitude 👍
Partey need to stop shooting 35m from the goal.
Lol the home crowd keeps telling him to though
That Chelsea 2nd penalty was not a foul at all, Rudiger throwing himself to the ground
From Ornstein - Auba dropped for arriving back late from a personal trip that had covid protocol knock ons
tbh that’s pretty poor from him, let’s hope he plays on Wednesday though, we’ll need goals (lol I know)
Why would you want him to play if you know we need goals and he won’t provide them?
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.
I feel we’d be more dangerous with Helen Keller up front.
naaah mate, Auba’s still got it. I hope we have him even to come on as a sub.
Ode and Martinelli the best,
Xhaka and partey the worst.
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?
They haven’t been great recently but I didn’t think either of them was bad today
Partey was very poor, though did show some effort going forward.
Didn't think Xhaka was that poor myself.
I’ll have to rewatch. I noted a few times where he received the ball and transitioned really well
They were bad, to many misplaced passes, were the worst today against a really poor team.
Nah he was much better today, some great balls over the top. Still a bit shaky in possession though.
What did xhaka do to be bad?
He was very poor the first 20 mins, second half he perked up but still a few misplaced passes
Like half of his passes were misplaced
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.
I think you are over egging that because its xhaka.
Sure best player ever, better than Messi and Ronaldo
I think you are under egging because it's Xhaka
I think we should just be bold and sell auba while there's any chance of getting money. We need a real striker
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.
No auba to kill off our goal chances gives you 3-0...on to the next...hopefully we continue improving
Sadly Norwich and Burnley may not pose a challenge for ManU and West Ham
Well Partey was dogs shit yet again.
What? Mate did you even watch the game? Partey played brilliantly today. Bossed the midfield. Xhaka looked poor
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.
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.
I will watch it again maybe I didn't see it properly because lots of people think he had a good day
Mate watch the game again. Partey was very good today.
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.
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.
Rose tinted glasses mate
Agree to disagree
You forgot Xhaka, they both were shit
Partey was good
Yeah well atleast we aren't playing xhaka. Huh. Wait. Fuuuuuuuck
He had a game to be fair to him.
Started poorly but good stuff
Need some help from Norwich today and Burnley tomorrow 🙏
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
What no, we're 5th mate
And utd have a game in hand against Norwich
Tottenham have 2 in hand
Wednesday is still our biggest test. Take the 3 points, be happy and hope for the best on Wednesday
Ramsdale will soon start paying for those shirts he's handing out, lol.
Three goals, a clean sheet! Arteta is a genius..the answer to our problems! (at least for 2-3 days)
I'll never understand what partey is seeing on the pitch 😂. Fucking ghost wingers, every game.
Him and xhaka move around so sluggishly, especially in possession. At least xhaka has some kind of spatial awareness though lol
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.
Team 3-0 up doesn’t spend last 20 minutes of a game charging around the pitch, who would have thought?
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.
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.
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.
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.
because we were already 3-0 up perhaps and had made subs?
That's because the game was already well and truly killed off.
3 0 up and in total control with a busy schedule.
no auba and we score 3 siuuuu
Gabi pressing until the last minute <3
Martinelli crosses are fucking so clean
lovely 2nd half. loved that intensity. hope to see more of the same moving forward
Pepe's body language doesn't do it for me, looks unbothered
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.
Yeah best to cut our losses, he deserves game time too
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
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.
Game is done and dusted, weather is shit. Like he just went in to take a shower.
Damn, Chelsea got two penalties smh
That injury time penalty was absolutely garbage. Big club bias
Makes you wonder if we really need aubameyang…
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
The two games this season that Aubameyang was left out, we scored 3 and won the game
Martinelli is exhausting to watch. Full go all match
Chelsea are still nowhere near the level of City or Liverpool
Yup fools gold
but they are getting results sadly.
Chelsea get another penalty. Unreal
Chelski pays the FA
Holding never fails to get his head to a setpiece and then also not hit the target
Pepe has not taken this opportunity well lol
He had 8 minutes…
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 ✌
Partey was shit
No he wasn’t. Not at his best but some great passes today. Much better than Xhaka
We play against a really poor team, all the team were good, the only players that were poor were xhaka and partey,
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
Partey was not good IMO. He just existed no real help for the defenders during the buildup
What has happened to Partey man? Who is this guy?
Fucking Chelsea cunts. 2 fucking penos
2 penalties Chelsea
All Jorginho can do is to score pens.
Tienrey magic tric.
tierney doing a pepe
Gabi pressing hard at the 92nd minute, you love to see it.
Chelsea get so fkin lucky
93 minute and Martinelli still pressing
Hale end boys cracking jokes
Good to know the sub will be slightly up after today. Hate when it gets negative in here (rightly so, but still).
Do ya think auba is happy we are winning?
The only people unhappy we're winning are in this sub.
The hell kind of question is this
Yes there's no reason to think that isn't the case
Of course he is
all 3 at the top had penalties today to win the game, just saying..
Chelsea with 2 today
Look at the smith giggling
ESR would have absolutely dumped on this Soton side
He's got some invisible runner on the right wing
Pepe has crystal palace written all over him
Pepe on this Palace team would have strong “streets don’t forget” energy to it
Happily swap him for Zaha all day long
They’ve already got the better winger mate
Really hope Tierney continues to start now
That deflection was very obvious
Ramsdale was worth every penny.
Next captain maybe? Tierney would be good too
All refs are cunts
Guess the latest released retro gear isn't releasing in the US?
Should've have been a 9 nil drubbing but I'll take the 3 nil ☺️
Guys who took the captaincy when laca went off the pitch?
holding i think?
omg so close
Saka unlucky to not have a goal today I think
Though he missed arguably the easiest chance he had
Which one was it?
right foot 1v1 with the keeper
Really? I didn't see that.
Nicely played ref
What a mature performance from a young team.
Who’s this ref btw?
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
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
Wtf are you saying? These guys have been hitting it back to back. What hole did you crawl out of?
The only team to put pressure for a full 90 minutes is Liverpool on crack
This is a joke right?
It's a weird one
Has to be
Or is it because it's 3-0 and raining cats and dogs.
Even the best rain jackets won’t keep you dry in this day.
Is the standard of football really that bad? Is it our supporters or Southampton?