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  1. Not one to moan but I’m fed up of this happening constantly. Get in the bin.
  2. Leo Jardim

    Lille actually have some very talented young players, the trouble is there aren't really any experienced players or leaders there to balance out the naïvety of youth. At Monaco they had the likes of Falcao, Moutinho, Glik, Raggi etc. to provide that. Personally I feel like we're a bit short in the leadership department (despite having a fair amount of experience), so that'd certainly be something to watch out for if we went down that route.
  3. I think it’s because a certain group of managers have got themselves this reputation as managers who can save a club and ‘get the job done’, when in reality it’s mostly the new manager effect ‘bounce’. You could appoint the mascot and get a similar effect. They’re not good enough for mid table and above teams, so they’re stuck in the perpetual relegation cycle.
  4. Yet another game of celebrating going ahead, being on top and looking decent, and then completely throwing it away. It's infuriating and utterly embarrassing seeing us go from Champions to chumps in the blink of an eye again.
  5. Slavisa Jokanovic

    He was at Chelsea 2001/2002, I remember he was pretty awful and a lot fans didn't take to him...when he left he admitted he hadn't done very well for us. At the time he was regarded by many as one of our worst ever signings. However, there's no denying that as a manager he's done pretty well with Fulham, and plays attacking football too, which would be a nice change. Personally I find it difficult to get excited about the prospect, it's certainly a gamble given he has no experience at the level Chelsea are at, and no experience with the situations he'll find himself in with us.
  6. Welcome N’Golo Kante

    It's funny that a lot of people are saying how Busquets absolutely bossed midfield last night, dominated Kanté etc., based purely on passing stats, ignoring that DM is a position that very often can't be defined by stats alone (and ignoring our game plan). Still, I guess fans will always praise their own player, we know who the real midfield boss was. I thought he did brilliantly, he was a constant shadow to Messi and yet still managed to be everywhere else, and even helped out offensively, carrying the ball forward and getting in the box.
  7. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    Yeah, bit weak wasn't it The thing with the iPad dragged on, not that anyone could see what was on it. I quite liked the way he was told to just sit down because they had a press conference to get on with.
  8. I'm hopeful the players can step-up and at least put in a strong performance against them. Historically it's always been a good tie, and we've given as good we've got, I just hope that can continue! If we go out then I hope we can do so with our heads held high. Maybe the poor form we're in will actually help to inspire us? Wishful thinking perhaps, but the underdog mentality has served us well before. I know we're out of form, but these are the games where, with the right players, form can become irrelevant. Hazard, Kanté, Azpi, Christensen, Courtois and either Morata or Giroud are all players capable of performing at this level. It may not the squad from 'The Glory Days', but it's not half-bad either! Add in the likes of Fabregas, Pedro, Willian and the possibility of Alonso popping up with some magic, it's not all bad. It will require a huge effort from every single player, but there isn't much greater motivation than us against Barcelona in the CL!
  9. Isco is a joy to watch. Such great close control and technique, usually finds a teammate as well.
  10. Can’t wait to replace my ‘2017 Champions of England’ pint glass with the soon-to-be-released ‘2018 Chumpions of England’ edition. Top stuff.
  11. Peter Crouch

    I'm hoping this and the Andy Carroll rumours were put out by Chelsea PR as a decoy, so when we eventually sign Dzeko we all go 'well, could've been worse!'.
  12. Morata and Pedro both out is almost unbelievably bad, but at least if Bats plays we might actually stand a chance of converting some of the chances we're creating. If there's one thing he's good at, it's instinctive finishing around the 6 yard box. If it pans out as an attack v defence game again, then we just need to keep sticking plenty of balls into the area and have him hang around in front of goal.
  13. I think what truly makes that goal is the fact that the keeper injured himself and had to go off afterwards!
  14. Marcos Alonso

    Interesting point, and it makes more sense when you think that often it’s Cahill covering for Alonso, and as he struggles in a similar way with pacey players etc. then you can see why. Also, Moses at least has the pace to stick close enough to the opponent to make it more difficult for them. Having said that, I’m a fan of the guy. Works hard despite his flaws, and has popped up with some great goals for us. He’s definitely surpassed pretty much all of our expectations, and when he’s not been in the team no one else has managed to cover well enough for him.
  15. When I went to the Cheltenham v West Ham game for the Carabao Cup, the Hammers fans were poor. Fair play a fair few turned up considering, but aside from a couple of back and forth chants they didn’t get involved much. Also they were giving Cheltenham fans a load of abuse outside the ground, for no obvious reason.