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    Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by RRC on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 9:45 pm

    Derby named the team that started the draw with Middlesbrough.
          Carson
          Bogle Keogh Tomori Malone
          Wilson Huddlestone Mount
          Waghorn Marriott Lawrence
          subs Roos Davies Forsyth Holmes Johnson Bennett Nugent
    Chelsea fielded eleven internationals, including Willian, Fabregas and Loftus-Cheek.

    Chelsea attacked from the start and Carson did well to save a low cross. Derby counter-attacked but they were
    stopped quite easily in the final third. The first goal came on 5 minutes when Tomori attempted a clearance but
    miskicked, slicing the ball and into the net. Derby replied four minutes later. After stealing the bal in midfield,
    Huddlestone found Marriott on the left edge of Chelsea's box with a pinpoint pass and he placed his shot very
    accurately in the opposite corner. Waghorn had a chance when Marriott set him free but the ball got caught under
    his foot and the keeper scooped up his weak shot.



    The game was end to end. Chelsea had most of the possession and took a few long shots but Derby got forward in
    numbers and looked threatening as they had in previous matches. Sadly there was repeat of Chelsea's first score
    when Keogh attempted a clearance but sliced the ball past Carson on 21 minutes. The Rams continued to attack
    when they had the chance and, on 27 minutes, a very well worked move allowed Mount to send a great cross to
    Waghorn, who made no mistake this time. Derby's energetic pressing and close marking made it difficult for
    Chelsea to play out from the back. Chelsea took the lead on 41 mintes when a Fabregas shot was deflected past
    Carson. There was a clear foul on a Derby defender just before the Fabregs goal - the assistant, who was a yard
    away from it, bottled it and gave Chelsea a throw in, which led to the goal. Apart from the two defensive errors,
    this was another fine and resolute Derby performance against much stronger opposition.
    HT Chelsea 3-2 Derby

    The second half began with more of the same, Chelsea having far more possession and Derby trying fast breaks
    when they got the ball. Cahill had a free header from Chelsea's sixth corner but Carson punched it clear. Bennett
    replaced Waghorn on 62 minutes and moments later he won Derby's first corner. Another perfectly weighted pass
    from Huddlestone set Marriott free on the right but the keeper pushed his shot on to the roof of the net. A fine
    shot by Mount was deflected past the upright. For most of their posession, Chelsea played conservatively and did
    not create many scoring chances, though Carson had to maake a superb save from a header. Nugent and Forsyth
    replaced Wilson and Malone on 81 minutes.



    Keogh had a chance for a shot smothered and Mount had another shot saved by the keeper, as did Marriott. A lovely
    pass from Marriott to Nugent led to Derby's best chance of an equalizer when Nugent's shot rebounded from the
    inside of the post into the keeper's arms. This defeat might have been a sensational win except for two mistakes
    but that takes nothing away from Derby's fine effort in pressing and marking and their excellent passing.
    FT Chelsea 3-2 Derby



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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by Mitten State Ram on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 9:49 pm

    Good showing. We still need to prove that we can do the same regularly against less enticing second-tier on opponents, say, Birmingham City.
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by Stockport Ram on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 9:54 pm

    Another performance to be very, very proud of.

    Despite the own goal, I thought that was one of Keogh's best performances in a Derby shirt. Crisper passing, much better positionally, and some key challenges.

    If Frank can add similar quality depth in January to what he has already brought in during the summer, we are in for one hell of a ride this season.

    The growth in the team since Reading has been nothing short of astounding.
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by MadAmster on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:02 pm

    Defeated but not bowed! ...... and why did we get done by yet another crap decision?

    Two ridiculous own goals that counted for them, two cracking goals to get us level..... twice and then we should have had a free kick but they got a throw and the ball reached Fabregas who fired home...... via the outside of Tomori's left boot which deflected the ball past Carson when it was, originally heading straight at him.

    Insane first half. Rather more sober 2nd half. Overall we had 30% possession yet still had 2 more shots on target than them. One from Marriott was parried into the air and dropped just a couple of inches over the bar. Another from Nuge hit the inside of the far post and bounced up into the grateful arms of their keeper.

    A good performance against what was a very good Chelsea side despite their missing a few first choice players they still had an XI of full internationals.

    Nothing but pride for the lads.

    Carson 7 - No mistakes. A couple of decent saves and some good distribution
    Bogle 5 - Not very good in attack nor defence tonight. Young lad who, IMO, needs a rest
    Keogh 8 - Solid as a rock both in defence and going forward.
    Tomori 7 - had a good game with that OG and just maybe their 3rd should have been his as well
    Malone 6 - Adequate but no more than that
    Wilson 5 - quiet all night
    Huddlestone - 8.5 - Best man for me both going forwards and backwards 
    Mount 6 - quietest game in a Derby shirt
    Waghorn 6 - scored but not as effective off the ball as he has been
    Marriott 7 - scored one, might have had another 2
    Lawrence 6 - Not really creative, can't remember a shot from him and someone has to teach him how to tackle as 9 out of every 10 attempted tackles are fouls.
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by ShardlowSheep on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:42 pm

    Another really good game that Derby has a massive contribution to. Could have won and had a lot of bad luck. It is really enjoyable watching Derby at the moment
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by valakari on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11:24 pm

    Such a fantastic change in entertainment value...i was harping on about it all last season...dull it is not, are you watching Gary Rowett..
    Thats how you play football!!!
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by Ram78 on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 10:17 am

    Pleased we gave it a go as previous visits before this season we have crumbled in awe, fantastic reception for frank by all in the ground also
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by DavesaRam on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 5:20 pm

    So we could have won, but didn't, so we had to settle for what we thought ~Wednesday was all about, i.e. can we compete at Premier league level?

    You bet we can. A better question should be "Can they compete with us?"

    Also, just one of the key moments would have had us dropping our heads in previous seasons, but after two more freak own goals and yet another appalling refereeing decision, we simply dusted ourselves down and carried on. You could argue that we are well experienced in coping with crap refereeing decisions, but to do what we did on Wednesday night was astounding.

    We go again on Saturday, and hopefully Frank and Jody will do some work on getting our players to choose the correct foot to use in any given situation - it was also the cause of Bogle's own goal on Saturday, and may well have contributed to that pass at Wembley against QPR. Many of us, Mad Amster in particular have questioned why there are so many professional footballers who can only use one leg. If we can introduce our players to their other leg, we could move up yet another gear!

    This is one hell of a time to be a Rams fan, maybe just rewards for sticking with it during all those dire, gloomy, depressing years! it might bring out the cloggers in our remaining championship matches, but it should also scare the living daylights out of the other teams.

    COME ON YOU RAMS!
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by Stockport Ram on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 7:37 pm

    Great post DavesaRam.
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by MadAmster on Sat 03 Nov 2018, 8:47 am

    DavesaRam wrote:So we could have won, but didn't, so we had to settle for what we thought ~Wednesday was all about, i.e. can we compete at Premier league level?

    You bet we can. A better question should be "Can they compete with us?"

    Also, just one of the key moments would have had us dropping our heads in previous seasons, but after two more freak own goals and yet another appalling refereeing decision, we simply dusted ourselves down and carried on. You could argue that we are well experienced in coping with crap refereeing decisions, but to do what we did on Wednesday night was astounding.

    We go again on Saturday, and hopefully Frank and Jody will do some work on getting our players to choose the correct foot to use in any given situation - it was also the cause of Bogle's own goal on Saturday, and may well have contributed to that pass at Wembley against QPR. Many of us, Mad Amster in particular have questioned why there are so many professional footballers who can only use one leg. If we can introduce our players to their other leg, we could move up yet another gear!

    This is one hell of a time to be a Rams fan, maybe just rewards for sticking with it during all those dire, gloomy, depressing years! it might bring out the cloggers in our remaining championship matches, but it should also scare the living daylights out of the other teams.

    COME ON YOU RAMS!

    Indeed we have Dave and I fully agree with your astounding comment.

    The one thing I don't get is, if the likes of you and I can see this particular weakness and can foresee how much better both the player(s) and the team would be if they became even only slightly better with the "wrong foot", how in hell do the coaching staff a) not see it and b) not remedy it?
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    Re: Chelsea 3-2 Derby reports and comments

    Post by SawleyRam on Sat 03 Nov 2018, 9:01 am

    MadAmster wrote:
    DavesaRam wrote:So we could have won, but didn't, so we had to settle for what we thought ~Wednesday was all about, i.e. can we compete at Premier league level?

    You bet we can. A better question should be "Can they compete with us?"

    Also, just one of the key moments would have had us dropping our heads in previous seasons, but after two more freak own goals and yet another appalling refereeing decision, we simply dusted ourselves down and carried on. You could argue that we are well experienced in coping with crap refereeing decisions, but to do what we did on Wednesday night was astounding.

    We go again on Saturday, and hopefully Frank and Jody will do some work on getting our players to choose the correct foot to use in any given situation - it was also the cause of Bogle's own goal on Saturday, and may well have contributed to that pass at Wembley against QPR. Many of us, Mad Amster in particular have questioned why there are so many professional footballers who can only use one leg. If we can introduce our players to their other leg, we could move up yet another gear!

    This is one hell of a time to be a Rams fan, maybe just rewards for sticking with it during all those dire, gloomy, depressing years! it might bring out the cloggers in our remaining championship matches, but it should also scare the living daylights out of the other teams.

    COME ON YOU RAMS!

    Indeed we have Dave and I fully agree with your astounding comment.

    The one thing I don't get is, if the likes of you and I can see this particular weakness and can foresee how much better both the player(s) and the team would be if they became even only slightly better with the "wrong foot", how in hell do the coaching staff a) not see it and b) not remedy it?

    Perhaps they do 'Ammy, could it be some players are incapable of learning that skill? Is that why they are in the Championship now and not the Premier League? Just a thought.

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