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Next Month - The Race For Europe

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by wiziwig, 20 Oct 2014.

  1. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Christian Ziege

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    Meanwhile Fiorentina rested 8 of the 11 that started against us at the weekend.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    To be honest, I don't care what they did with their 11. I don't think they are that good really, their defensive display in the first half was unbelievably bad, some of the worst I have ever seen from a supposed top class side from such a prominent league. I just think that if we turn up there and play like it is purely a one off and try to win properly on the night then we will because individually and collectively we are better than Fiorentina.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    THURS
    Lloris
    Walker Dier Verts Davies
    Stambouli Bentelab
    Townsnd Eriksen Lamela
    Kane

    SUN
    Lloris
    Walker Fazio Verts Rose
    Mason Bentelab
    Chadli Dembele Eriksen
    Kane

    so 5 changes
     
  4. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    FIORENTINA XI
    Lloris
    Walker - Dier - Vertonghen - Davies
    Stambouli - Mason
    Townsend - Dembele - Chadli
    Kane

    CHELSEA XI
    Lloris
    Walker - Fazio - Vertonghen - Rose
    Mason - Bentaleb
    Lamela - Eriksen - Chadli
    Kane
    That's how I'd go. The 3 behind Kane was very hard to pick in Italy.
     
  5. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Steffen Iversen Staff Member

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    Think this is close to what we'll see
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    My thoughts regarding Dembele ... i Don't think Fiorentina are very physical so not really needed and he does appear to show up in the big games so hopefully he'll be able to impose some influence on a v good chelsea midfield.

    Lamela for italy, just because he has played there and may feel more comfortable than crashing and burning in a wembley showpiece.

    And i'm more confident of getting 2 games out of bentaleb than mason (who does appear to attract a knock or two).

    Eriksen never looks that tired......so 2 games from him as just his freekicks/set pieces may well be the difference in either game.
     
  7. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Although I agree, I'd still be gutted finishing 5th and just missing out on CL. Unless it's 5th by a mile. :)
    Looking back at our season, those West Brom and CP defeats are coming back to haunt us, not to mention the 2 pts dropped at Sunderland. Ugh
     
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    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Walker is going to need a rest at some point. He wasn't up to par yesterday and don't know if this was due to fatigue. I'd play Dier on right and Fazio paired up with Verts in Florence. For CC final, would rather have Dembele for Lamela.
     
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    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    OK, so what do we have left (plus my predictions):


    Swansea City H (Win)
    Queens Park Rangers A (Win)
    Manchester United A (Draw)
    Leicester City H (Win)
    Burnley A (Win)
    Aston Villa H (Win)
    Newcastle United A (Draw)
    Southampton A (Draw)
    Emirates Marketing Project H (Loss)
    Stoke City A (Win)
    Hull City H (Win)
    Everton A (Draw)

    That would take us to 69 points. Some years that was good for 3rd and other years you didn't even get 5th. Will it be enough for 4th this year?
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    I really wouldn't be if I am honest. We are a work in progress after a heavily disrupted last 2-3 seasons and I actually think that winning individual important games like Sunday are more important than us finishing 4th this year. Of course the two events aren't mutually exclusive, we could do both or neither but for me winning the cup on sunday against those chavs is more important than finishing 4th. All IMHO of course.
     
  11. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Fair enough. I could probably say the same, but having to wait one more year for CL is going to be agonizing. Plus if we make CL, we can attract better players. On the other hand, if we don't make CL, we'll probably focus more on developing the home-grown talent, so that too might be a positive.
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    I'm willing to bet we will lose more than 1 game.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    Swansea City H (Win)
    Queens Park Rangers A (Win)
    Manchester United A (Draw)
    Leicester City H (Win)
    Burnley A (Loss)
    Aston Villa H (Win)
    Newcastle United A (Draw)
    Southampton A (Loss)
    Emirates Marketing Project H (Win)
    Stoke City A (Loss)
    Hull City H (Win)
    Everton A (Draw)

    I think that leaves us on 65 points. Not a disastrous season at all and gives us a solid platform by which to build on for 2015/16 which we will do with some fine tweaking.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    If we make CL we would be following the same model as 2010/11 mate. There will be no big marquee signings just because we qualified. Too much risk of overspending when the project of the new stadium is being forced through its final stages.
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Swansea City H (Win)
    Queens Park Rangers A (Win)
    Manchester United A (Loss)
    Leicester City H (Win)
    Burnley A (Draw)
    Aston Villa H (Win)
    Newcastle United A (Win)
    Southampton A (Draw)
    Emirates Marketing Project H (Loss)
    Stoke City A (Win)
    Hull City H (Win)
    Everton A (Draw)
     
  16. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    I actually think we can beat ManUre, but put them down as a draw. They're not playing that great.
     

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