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    2018/2019 Premier League "prediction" for chelsea

    Top 4 which is optimistic for me considering I had us finishing 5th/6th before a ball was kicked. That said I still think there's room for improvement and we seem to be getting the rub of the green so far this season (i.e. Southampton missed a few sitters against us). It may just be me but we also seem to be getting our fair share of referee decisions going for us. I still think it's City's to lose but I think we'll be there or thereabouts.
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    Ethan Ampadu

    Injured his knee last night for Wales, hopefully nothing too serious. I still can't help but feel he still isn't ready for regular men's football, his muscles haven't developed fully yet so it's almost inevitable he'll pick up injuries. Just hope he doesn't go the same way as Weigl and Zouma who don't look half the players since their long term injuries.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Interesting article by the Guardian, seems to imply the transfer policy is to blame. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/11/monaco-leonardo-jardim-manager-ligue-1
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    Welcome Ross Barkley

    Tbf Barkley could give 10/10 performances for the remainder of the season and I'd still say the same - I still don't think he cuts the mustard in the big games against the so called top 6. In that context for me he's the new Cahill, he looks the part against the likes of PAOK and Southampton, but when up against the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal he's liable to make mistakes above and beyond what I think better players get away with. It's why I'd still have Kovacic in the team against United in a few weeks. Credit to him though I thought he more than deserved his MOTM v Southampton.
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    Man of the Match - Southampton Vs Chelsea (PL 2018)

    Barkley for the same reason as Dr Gonzo. I still think he had a few what I consider to be naive moments during the game but credit where it's due.
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    Chelsea V MOL Vidi (EL) Thurs 4th Oct 20:00 UK

    Torre...... Morata!
  7. I think he was already regarded as world class when we signed him but even so I'd still say Hernan Crespo. I also think Tiago Mendes was perhaps a better player than what people gave him credit for.
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    Welcome Ross Barkley

    Doesn't seem to be maturing as a player and is repeating the same comical mistakes, shame because up until Liverpool in the cup he was starting to win me over. I'd take Aaron Ramsey or Mason Mount any day of the week.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Not sure what Mourinho expected by playing McTominay at CB, seemed a bizarre decision to sub Lindelof.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Missed some of the first half but Rio Ferdinand seemed to imply United have been playing with a back 6 in the defensive phase, Mourinho's pragmatism seems to be his own worst enemy.
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    Liverpool V Chelsea (LC) Wed 26th Sep 19:45 UK

    f**king Azpi, clear to touch ffs. Comical second half from us, creating our own problems.
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    A new striker in January.

    I don't think we need another physical striker like Giroud, I think we need someone who can get about the pitch in deeper positions, a second striker who can also play as a #10. If yesterday was anything to go by we don't have a decent backup/alternative for Pedro.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Sorry I do want Ruben to make it but watching him bored me sh*tless tonight. His game is too technical and looks to play it safe far too often. Zzz

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