Discussion in 'TFL: League 1 Red' started by Jon MK, Oct 6, 2011.
1 Petr Cech
2 Branislav Ivanovic
3 Ashley Cole
4 David Luiz
5 Michael Essien
6 Oriol Romeu
8 Frank Lampard
9 Fernando Torres
10 Juan Mata
11 Didier Drogba
15 Florent Malouda
16 Raul Meireles
17 Jose Bosingwa
18 Romelu Lukaku
19 Paulo Ferreira
20 Josh McEachran
21 Salomon Kalou
22 Ross Turnbull
23 Daniel Sturridge
26 John Terry
34 Ryan Bertrand
39 Nicolas Anelka
40 Henrique Hilario
Head Coach: Jon MK
Chelsea Shows Poor Form Out of the Gate....
Chelsea Manager Jon MK is wondering where his team has been at thus far this season, starting with two draws. "Arsenal was a tough match and we were right there step for step, the focus was great. The game against Sporting KC was an unacceptable result." Manager Jon MK is not happy with his club following the late goal that Sporting KC striker Bravo. The tale thus far for Chelsea is clear and present underachieving, the team must figure out a way to score, and often. The back line has struggled in pressure situations, and the midfield is one of the few bright points this seasons.
A. Cole 1
Man of the Match:
WEEK 1 FIXTURE RESULTS
Arsenal 2 - 2 Chelsea FC
Arsenal R. van Persie 14'R. van Persie (pen) 24'
Chelsea FC A. Cole 7' D. Drogba 9'B. Ivanovic 23'
Other StatsArsenal ------- Chelsea
9 --- Shots --- 78 --- SOTs --- 552 --- Poss % --- 4820 --- Tackles --- 253 --- Fouls --- 40 ---- ---- 10 ---- ---- 01 --- Offsides --- 00 --- Corners --- 2
Substitutions:David Luiz for B. IvanovicF. Malouda for S. KalouFixture 2
Chelsea FC 2 - 2 Sporting KC
Chelsea FC F. Lampard 9' D. Drogba 67'Assists:F. LampardD. Sturridge J. Terry 54' B. Ivanovic 74'
Sporting KC Jeferson 30' O. Bravo 90'Assists:O. BravoJefersonA. Collin 86'
Other StatsChelsea FC ------ Sporting KC
14 --- Shots --- 159 --- SOTs --- 852 --- Poss % --- 4815 --- Tackles --- 236 --- Fouls --- 22 ---- ---- 10 ---- ---- 00 --- Offsides --- 13 --- Corners --- 1
Substitutions:David Luiz for J. TerryS. Kalou for D. SturridgeMan of the Match: F. Lampard
Chelsea finds form on final day of second fixture..Finally the boys in blue put together a terrific performance after early season struggles. Shortly after whooping FC Barcelona and Manager hedache in a friendly, manager Jon MK was all smiles after an emphatic performance against on of the top teams in this seasons PLB. Chelsea won the game by controlling the pace and the ball. Passing well was an important part of this victory, but more importantly the quality of the finishing was excellent in this match. Forward Didier Drogba led the Blues, scoring four goals in this match, bringing his season total to six goals. Matchday 3 brought a dark cloud over the area of West London after a devastating loss in the 90th minute on an Aston Villa counter attack to put the game out of reach. Even AV manager The Richuation was quoted as saying, "On this day Villa was out shot and out played." With that said, Chelsea put the rainy loss behind them quickly, rebounding to a decisive win.Week 2 - Matchday 3Chelsea 2 - 3 Aston Villa
Chelsea:Sturridge (45)Mata (61) : Mata, Lampard
Aston Villa:Agbonlahor (6)Ireland (15)Bent (89) : Hutton (2), Agbonlahor : Given (7.2)week 2 - matchday 4
Tottenham 1 - 6 Chelsea
R. van der Vaart (62')
D. Drogba (16') D. Drogba (31') S. Kalou (45') S. Kalou (52') D. Drogba (69') D. Drogba (83')
J. Bosingwa (2), D. Drogba (1)D. Drogba
Tottenham ------ Chelsea FC2 --- Shots --- 202 --- SOTs --- 1238 -- Poss%-- 6220 -- Tackles -- 242 --- Fouls --- 20 -- -- 00 -- -- 00 - Offsides - 00 - Corners - 4100 % - Shot Acc - 60%68% - Pass Acc - 86%After the second fixture, here are up to date stats:Goals:Drogba - 6Lampard - 1Mata - 1Sturridge - 1Cole - 1Assists:Lampard 2Bosingwa 2Mata 2Sturridge 1Drogba 1Cards: Ivanovic (2), Terry (1)
Things are not good in West London. Manager Jon MK has unofficially began to pack his bags. The relationship between manager and team is solid, yet both are extremely frustrated. Finishing has been poor, and many chances wasted off the bar are otherwise stymied by opposing goal keepers. Chelsea has seen struggles beyond what was ever envisioned and expected from a team and manager with such high expectations. The team, while playing well enough defensively to win can not seem to do enough in the final third. Manager Jon MK will be figuring out in the next few weeks the best way to get Chelsea on the board, some may say that is easier done than said with world class strikers such as Drogba and Torres, but finding a mixture that works is the tough part.
CHELSEA FIND FORM, AVOID DROP
A very pleased Jon MK sat at the end of season press conference, confident in his answers and no longer dodging questions about the ability of his team. "I am very proud of my team and the way they performed in the final fixtures. With that said, consistency is key in the Premier League and we must continue towork hard and get better as a club." The Blues found form at the perfect time, allowing the formerly frustrated manager to keep is job and run his club for the foreseeable future. Competitive displays in the final six matches on the had Chelsea jump more than 10 points on the final table. Rumors of David Villa heading to Stamford Bridge can only excite the manager moving forward. "David Villa is a world class talent, his skill and desire align closely with the club" said Jon MK. "
Chelsea feeling calm, confident before start of season
Manager Jon MK had his job on the line for quite some time last season. "Avoiding the drop is unacceptable, the result has made me review our goals moving forward this season," said the Manager. Looking forward to new opponents and different tactics may favor a team once considered to be Champions League shoo-ins. The team finished the season on a roll with 4 wins in their final six matches. With that said, Chelsea hope to see Striker/Winger Sturridge come out this season and find his form. "A man with his pace should compliment the type of football the team prefers to play, especially after a quiet season by Drogba," said Jon MK. Looking forward to new league rivals with the likes of Fulham (led by KnightNoles) and Galatasaray (led by hedache), the Blues hope to move out of the shadow of those thought to be top of the table and reclaim their place. "I expect this club to be in the hunt for a Champions League run, and a deep one at that." Time will tell if Jon MK has his goals set too high.
Chelsea feeling confident entering S2 Champions League
The Blues looked a formidable force in this seasons domestic competition, finishing with five fewer losses and two more wins. Top striker Didier Drogba responded with 23 goals to lead the Blues in an area where the most improvement was necessary, widely aided by Juan Mata who finished with 14 assists which is good enough for second in the league. As the team move forward into tournament competiton, the reemergence of David Luiz could prove to be the extra boost for the team looking improve continuity in the defensive third. "I feel the team is growing more comfortable as a unit, we do have several moving parts but for the most part my best players play on a consistent basis," said manager Jon MK. This season, Chelsea look forward to new competition, and more importantly to quickly adapt to new league regulations. The team has high aspirations set, looking to take the top spot in what's considered to be the most competitive league in the TSO
The 2012 Campaign in Review
Chelsea were quite an odd bunch in this years campaign. A team poised in season one as a contender, new manager Jon MK was dumbfounded by his team not responding to his requests, almost costing him his position at Stamford Bridge. In the previous campaign, Jon MK led his Athletico Bilbao team to the promised land, finishing with ten wins, one draw and two losses. The tide change, as did his team.
The Blues with their new manager at the helm dismally finished 7th with five wins, three draws and nine losses. Striker Didier Drogba (18 goals, 1 assist) spoke with the new manager and requested more of the weight load, to let him carry the team. The off season gave the manager a lot of time to thing and determine where the problem lie, he had the talent so it must be the tactics. Chelsea came out of the gate on fire in the second season, finishing 3rd in the PLB with seven wins, four draws and four losses- and a Champions League Trophy to boot. Not bad. Drogba, per his request, notched 27 goals and three assists.. Juan Mata played a large part with two goals and a tied for second in the league with fourteen assists. The team had been revitalized and was ready for a no-nonsense third season.
A new twist was tied into the third season and left the team and manager wanting for more as full manual controls were inserted into league policy. The team struggled on the finishing end of the the ball, and failed to play tight enough at the back as a few poor goals equal the a season as poor as the first this campaign- finishing with four wins, five draws and 5 losses. The team collectively scored only 19 goals, and a -2 differential against the competition. Drogba was injured for most of the season and proved to be a non-factor. Frank Lampard (aka Mr. Consistent) stepped up in his absence finishing with five goals and four assists. Sergio Aguero won the Golden Boot scoring only thirteen goals, so it is evident that the league as a whole saw a massive drop in scoring.
As the next campaign begins in the next 30 days, Jon MK hopes commissioner The Richuation allows him to proceed moving forward as the teams Manager as the future truly is bright. Chelsea sees several key players, including Didier Drogba exit the club and looks forward to new addition such as Eden Hazard and Oscar.
Here are a few highlights from the teams 2012 campaign:
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