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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #1
Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:29pm

Joined May 2013
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Dest starts
Pulisic on the bench
No Weah or Adams still out injured

cudevil
Post #2
Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:33pm

Joined Oct 2012
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If Chelsea have another good performance with this lineup, CP's playing time is going to be very, very limited moving forward.

navi8132
New York
Post #3
Tuesday September 17, 2019 9:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Anyone watch Dest and can give some impressions?

cudevil
Post #4
Tuesday September 17, 2019 9:53pm

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CP not making it off the bench two games running. Looks like Chelsea is going to lose, so that might prompt changes on the weekend.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #5
Wednesday September 18, 2019 4:14pm

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https://twitter.com/bleacherreport/status/117...

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #6
Wednesday September 18, 2019 7:00pm

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With our current state of flank mids...arriola, morris, GB should be seriously looking at Dest as an option at flank mid...huge upgrade...play him on the opposite side of Puli.

blaise213
Post #7
Thursday September 19, 2019 6:31pm

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Original post from chris_thebassplayer

With our current state of flank mids...arriola, morris, GB should be seriously looking at Dest as an option at flank mid...huge upgrade...play him on the opposite side of Puli.


I'd play him at his natural RB position
Robinson at LB

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #8
Thursday September 19, 2019 10:05pm

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Yeah, I'm just tired of seeing marginal flank mids...Pulisic is the only well rounded quality attacker we have at that position...everyone else has holes in their games, to the point where we are limited.

Morris and Arriola play mentally slow...Boyd is spotty and his commitment, or lack of commitment to what GB wants from him defensively is, imo, what keeps him off the field...do an iso on what he's doing on the first goal against Mexico...very casual defensive awareness...no help.

Dest is well rounded and checks all the boxes. He would be a terror on the opposite side of Pulisic. I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good option at fullback once he improves his defense, but imo, he would have more impact right now at mid. We have options that can play outside back, but are really thin at outside mid.

Samtom23
Post #9
Friday September 20, 2019 8:22am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 108
I agree. I think Dest better as a winger. He gets scorched and he gets muscled off the ball from games, I've seen of Ajax and we all saw the Mexico game. He seems better upfront then at the back.

cudevil
Post #10
Friday September 20, 2019 6:22pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from Samtom23

I agree. I think Dest better as a winger. He gets scorched and he gets muscled off the ball from games, I've seen of Ajax and we all saw the Mexico game. He seems better upfront then at the back.


I think he will be fine on defense. Dude is 18.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #11
Wednesday October 23, 2019 7:40pm

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Might be the game winning assist for Pulisic to Batshuayi.

He's been good since coming on. Been giving Dest and Veltman fits

cudevil
Post #12
Thursday October 24, 2019 1:41am

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Original post from EKneezy

Might be the game winning assist for Pulisic to Batshuayi.

He's been good since coming on. Been giving Dest and Veltman fits


That was definitely a performance to build from. He was bright nearly the entire time.

Samtom23
Post #13
Thursday October 24, 2019 1:54am

Joined Jun 2018
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It might be moot until Dest declares. But yes, he does get muscled off the ball consistently. But for wingers, Weah came back this week.

I would prefer to keep him at RB, give him a defender with ball on the ball skills. Pulisic or any winger is negated if you can't get the ball out of the back in the first place. Case in point, Mexico and Canada.

Samtom23
Post #14
Saturday October 26, 2019 5:55pm

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 108
Nice effort by CP. Got his first goal for Chelsea


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