Controversial opinion here... So, did anyone else think Theo left Fik exposed following a marauding run that saw him not get back quick enough? This looked like some sort of Pioli tactic to have Theo help match/overload the middle when we were in possession... But we weren't in possession. Leaving Timori 1 vrs 1 with arguably Chelsea's most consistent and effective player.
Did Timori touch a shoulder, yes! Did he tug the shirt, pull the player back, clip a heel, sweep a leg? No... Soft penalty, even when following the rules.
But I'll take the penalty, these decisions happen. But to then send him off??!!! Fuck hell no!!!!
The referee could have applied common sense and not effectively killed of a competitive game so early.
Fik hasn't been himself this year, could being constantly overlooked for England be playing on his mind, ollowing a stand out first year in Italy?
Or we could just shit on him...
Leao, oh Leao... In Serie A he's an undoubted star, playing mostly with average to above average players on his right and ahead of him... Against better teams in the CL, with better players/squads, he's playing with the same average players, some times worse. Anyone else see the issue? Maybe let's hope to see him with 2 better, far better players beside him then truly judge him?
He does go missing sometimes, but quite often other players didn't step, especially against better teams.
Also, he's had to carry this team for 6-9 months, he's still growing and has this fucking law suit hanging over him... All the time still starting every game with a smile on his face and hope, so much hope in him.
That said, we need resolution to his contract situation! I think he wants to stay, but obviously his lawyer and Mendes are stirring the pot.
Simply put, we NEED some more quality, it's so obvious. We can argue back and forth but CDK needs to find his feet, we need a RW with end product, and we need a fit, healthy, mobile, instinctive young striker. Then we hope one or two of our hail Mary summer signings come good...
We were in last night match from start to finish, but it's the same old story... We get fucked with a decision, they take their opportunities, we fluff ours, game over, we lose.
I slept sound last night, today's a new day, we're not dead yet, but last night was a Fernet Branca flavoured pill to swallow!!!
Forza Milan x