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  1. That sub is really disappointing. We should be going for a second
  2. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Yeah, unfortunately, the bolded is my main concern. I don't even remember the last time we kept a clean sheet and a good defence is really important when it comes to these tight races at the end of the season. The best we can hope for is that the team (both the manager and the players) puts everything that has happened this season behind them and focus on every single one of these last four games as if they were all finals.
  3. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I see what you mean but I think in any other season that we were in top form, we still could have lost those games, so it's not something I will hold against the team. However, we shouldn't be losing to the smaller teams we lost to regardless of our form, the least we should have got was a draw.
  4. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Looking back at this season, it seems like our results against smaller teams are what really cost us to get into CL vs the results against the bigger team. If we had beaten Watford, Bournemouth and West Ham (both home and away), we would have been sitting pretty in fourth. And that's not even factoring in the other teams we dropped points against in the first half of the season. We lost way too many games this season against opposition that should have been wins given the players in our squad.
  5. Kenedy officially signs for Chelsea

    Imo that's why I think its best we get 'less-known' manager rather than someone like Luis Enrique. Otherwise, it's going to be rinse and repeat where the new manager comes, makes demands from the board, doesn't give youth a chance, and then when the board doesn't meet his demands he will throw a tantrum and then end up leaving the club like Mourinho and Conte with hefty payout. Had Luiz not had a fallout with Conte, I doubt Christensen would have gotten a chance.
  6. Chelsea V West Ham (PL) Sun 8th Apr 16:30 UK

    I can understand why he would be frustrated, but I find it completely unprofessional to continue throwing your employers and players under the bus in the press. What he created at the get-go of the season was a narrative of the Chelsea board vs Conte and it has followed the team since day one. In my opinion, it isn't that different from Musonda going on Social Media to complain about lack of playing time. A grown and professional man would deal with such things behind closed doors and if that doesn't work, then he could have walked in the summer rather than taking an improved contract. Again, I'm not saying Conte is the main cause for our bad season; I personally think its a combination of the transfers, Conte, the players, and injuries; however, I do think that its unfair to give Conte a free pass and put the blame on everyone else.
  7. Chelsea V West Ham (PL) Sun 8th Apr 16:30 UK

    I don't think its fair to shift the blame away from Conte. It's true that the summer could have been better, but so could some questionable tactical decisions on Conte's behalf as well as his press conferences that have not just had a negative effect on the players but also the fans.
  8. Chelsea V West Ham (PL) Sun 8th Apr 16:30 UK

    I guess that seals our champions league hopes for sure. There was a glimmer of hope with Liverpool dropping points this weekend, us still having to meet them and us having a game in hand. Now that we drop points, I dont see any recovery anymore. And even if we didn't drop points and manage to scrape a 2-1 win, I still don't think this team would have been strong enough to beat Liverpool. At this point, the most we can do now is try our best to hold onto 5th place and try to win the FA cup
  9. Chelsea V West Ham (PL) Sun 8th Apr 16:30 UK

    why am i not surprised? Our defence has been bad this second half of the season
  10. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    If we win both our game in hands and beat liverpool, we'll be 2 points behind them, so there might be hope for Champions League should they drop points in another game or two. However, given how this season has gone and we have been dropping points to the lowest of teams, I'm not going to put my eggs in that basket.
  11. RIP Ray Wilkins

    RIP Ray, my heart goes out to his family. A true chelsea legend.
  12. One thing I would like to see, is the club solve the manager-board dilemma before we enter this period. We've had the last 2 managers be at odds with the board and the club has suffered as a result. I'm just hoping whoever comes in this period is someone that is on the same length with the board regardless of whether he gets his targets or not. Having a stable manager who is on board with the higher-ups, while also not relying on a chequebook, would be highly integral for us to integrate youth and save money during this stadium move.
  13. Chelsea V Spuds (PL) Sun 1st April 16:00 UK

    She's just in charge of negotiations according to the club's site. IMO I think all she does is just negotiate the fees and contracts after transfer decisions have been made by whoever is in charge of that.