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SydneyChelsea

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SydneyChelsea last won the day on September 15

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  1. Dean F****** Saunders

    There would probably be a statute of limitations which sets a deadline for which such a claim would have to be lodged in the civil court. Sad story and it's a shame Saunders was never punished.
  2. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    At Chelsea, we call them Jose's Jilted Lover's Club. Right @Liam?
  3. Tiémoué Bakayoko

    It seemed Bakayoko was playing the deeper of our two CMs, with Kante pushing more forward. I wonder if that was by design or by choice? It makes sense away from home to a team like Atletico. Obviously we don't want to throttle his best asset but it shows great discipline from a young guy who is naturally accustomed to powering forward with the ball.
  4. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    We Chelsea fans are so conditioned to managers coming to Chelsea and proclaiming they want to stay here from decades only to be sacked months later, that it would be a welcome irony if the man to buck that trend is the one who insisted he was leaving all along.
  5. Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    I love you Finally, an actually unpopular opinion! Ovrebo's mistakes would have been an amusing footnote had Drogba and especially Anelka converted just one more of the eight chances they had.
  6. Alvaro Morata

    Oops - wrong goal. Here is the correct one :
  7. Alvaro Morata

    It is in fact almost identical to one Torres scored against Chelsea!
  8. Ethan Ampadu

    I'm sure Vitesse watched his debut eagerly.
  9. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    The 'L' is silent
  10. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I blame Emenalo
  11. Chelsea Vs FK Qarabag (CL) Tue 12 Sep 2017 KO 19:45 BST

    Huge result for us given the draw in the other match. Goal difference may make a difference in this group's outcome.
  12. We had a good window all in all

    Juve have largely been vindicated by their success, although it does make you wonder what they would achieve if they still had Conte instead of Allegri at the helm. Bayern is another good example, picking up Ribery and Robben for a relative song and using that success to springboard their future big spending. Real Madrid desperately needed David De Gea in 2015, completely messed that transfer up, yet won the Champions League anyway. Contrast this to City, United and to a lesser extent Barcelona and PSG who have had relatively meagre gains from their extravagant spending. To me most of the fan frustration was that the club appear unwilling to overpay for players who are essentially squad options. I agree with the club's stance on this, and our money and efforts must continue to be reserved for the Moratas and Rudigers on the target list instead of chasing backups.
  13. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    That's hardly an unpopular opinion. In fact it's probably the closest thing you get to unanimity on this forum.
  14. We officially have an incompetent board

    The issue is not the board's dealing with incoming transfers but their consistent failure to create a culture of youth promotion. Depth is something that should come from within. We should be making our own Drinkwaters, not signing them. Replacing Matic with Bakayoko will prove to be a shrewd decision, but selling Chalobah and Ake likely will not. The 40m or so we got for them has barely covered one replacement. When Real Madrid were buying their "second" team, they were paying 25m, not 40m for backups. In some respects, the board and elements of the fan base take opposing sides of a shared delusion that the transfer market solves everything.
  15. Your unpopular opinion about Chelsea

    Can confirm, I am a proud self-identifying c**t. 1. Mourinho hurt the club's image more than he built it in the mid-00s 2. The club was right to sack Mourinho both times, on the grounds that he undermined the club and players and did not achieve results despite more than adequate resources. 3. Mourinho gets a lot more credit than he deserves for his mind-games. Chelsea fans demonstrate a confirmation bias in that we over-credit his role in achieving but under-value his role in failures. 2015/16 proved to a large extent what a number of people outside the Chelsea bubble had been saying, in that Mourinho's mind games are not deliberate tactics to take pressure off players but the consequence of public narcissism. Mourinho is incapable of collaborating, and his insistence on a siege-mentality is more about his ego than a proven method of success. I also believe that Mourinho's narcissism is what holds him back from being a truly great manager. A truly great manager inspires a club from top to bottom but this holds Mourinho back because he does not accept responsibility for things he needs to change. 4. Barcelona played excellent football under Guardiola and deserve a lot of credit for reforming the way football was played in a post-Mourinho/Rehhagel world. 5. Football has a problem with sexism and nothing shows this more than Chelsea fans' reaction to the Carneiro incident. Mourinho was clearly in the wrong and his behaviour undermined the club from day one of that season. He had no right to an opinion about the behaviour of a club doctor's actions towards her patient. 6. The club is one of the best in the transfer market and we should continue to refuse paying over the odds for essentially squad players. 7. We deserved to be knocked out by Barcelona in 2009. We were completely outplayed and made a hash of many ample opportunities and Ovrebo's mistakes should have had little to do with the outcome. We left it too late and paid the price which is a hallmark of Hiddink's cup management style.

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