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SydneyChelsea last won the day on September 15 2017

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  1. Winter Break

    Call me cynical but when the likes of Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid use their winter breaks to do lucrative 'training camps' in the Middle East and Asia, it's hard to believe that Guardiola and co's opinions are based on player welfare. To make a real difference to player welfare and the standard of football it would be as simple as restructuring the international breaks, but FIFA will not have that conversation.
  2. 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.
  3. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    At Chelsea, we call them Jose's Jilted Lover's Club. Right @Liam?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Alvaro Morata

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

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

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

    The 'L' is silent
  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.

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