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  1. Our new technical director is...

    "You'll NEVER believe who Chelsea are appointing as Technical Director! Click this thread to find out!"
  2. Most hated opposition

    This. A thousand times this.
  3. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    To be fair though Palace is the type of game where a midfield with Fab should be fine. We're looking vulnerable as hell at the back no matter who is in midfield, and its worrying as there doesn't seem to be an obvious reason why. I really want him to sort it out.
  4. Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Ah thanks!
  5. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    This is about where I'm at too. I could have written Burnley off as a freak result, but losing to Palace (especially at that moment) was utterly ridiculous. We only lost 5 games last season (and thats with only 3 draws too lets not forget) and a quarter of the way into this season we've already lost 3, drawn 1. He's a brilliant manager, and I still have faith in him to sort it out, but he needs to do it quickly or else we're going to be adrift in 4-5th and unlikely to be challenging at the end of the season. We have to keep within catching distance of City, or this is going to be a long difficult season.
  6. Willian

    I wish I knew what was wrong with him at the moment. He was pretty dire last night, although he took his goal nicely. It's just bizarre, he's had dips before, but he just seems totally out of it recently.
  7. Thibaut Courtois

    Yeah, it was the big part of his game that declined in the last few seasons for us.
  8. Alvaro Morata

    Cobblers. I don't need the media to tell me Drog used to be more than fond of going over far too easy, it was my (and a lot of other Chelsea fans) main critisism of him, especially in his first couple of seasons. It doesn't change the fact he was probably our best striker ever, but I'm not going to put on blue tinted specs and pretend it never happened either.
  9. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Oh and on the sitting behind the manager part, he did used to be assistant first team coach and is now sporting director. It's hardly weird for him to be down there.
  10. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Look at the guys career trajectory since he joined, its been absolutely astronomical. He's clearly working his ass off behind the scenes, which is why he's progressed so quickly and why he has such huge trust from Roman and the board. It never ceases to amaze me how much stick he gets, when he's never actually done anything wrong that we know about. Yet year after year people persist with attacking a long time Chelsea staff member for absolutely no good reason. Think about the 'links' to him being involved in sackings. What do we actually know about any of it? What do we know about whats going on behind the scenes, what kind of relations our managers actually have with the players, how they act towards the board etc etc? Nothing basically, but rumours fly around and somehow when we need a convenient scapegoat Emenalo ends up being the one in the fans crosshairs, despite his tenure at Chelsea covering some of the best times this club has ever had. Hell the guy even offered to resign if it would help Mourinho integrate better, and was turned down. What else is he supposed to do exactly?
  11. Alvaro Morata

    I seem to remember Drog spending half his time rolling about on the floor in his first season or two and he turned out all right.
  12. Thibaut Courtois

    I don't really agree with the imposing part, and its my main issue with him. He is a superb keeper and pulls off some stunning saves, but he just doesn't seem to come out and dominate his area the way Cech always did. It confuses me because he's got the size and clearly has the ability, but so often he seems to sit back near his line letting defenders try to clear balls he could have made his own. If a cross comes in further out than the six yard box, nine times out of ten I'm expecting him to not come out, and that's really odd for a 6'6 keeper.
  13. Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Any injury updates?
  14. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    He's not going to be playing against Forest very often though.
  15. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Or maybe, just maybe, the people who actually work at the club appreciate the hard work Emanelo actually does, and don't buy into some wierd theory about him being the devil. On topic, it's hard not to feel worried at the moment when we're playing so much worse than we should be, but its worth remembering that we're dealing with an injury blitz the likes of which I don't remember us having for many years now. Eden just back from a broken leg, Morata getting injured, Drinkwater out, Luiz clearly struggling with injury and now Kante out. Hopefully Conte can keep us doing just enough to keep collecting the points while the injuries pass and we can get back to being the real Chels again.