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  1. 21 points

    Gonzalo Higuain

    Only been in England for a day and already reached more cup finals than Harry Kane.
  2. 16 points
  3. 15 points

    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    It looks like people are desperate for someone to blame in this scenario, but I don't really see it like that. It's just an unfortunate (and pretty rare situation) in that the player seemingly wants to leave Chelsea. Does that make CHO a snake? No. He just wants to leave. Is it the clubs fault? Not for me. He has been grown and nurtured by the club, and there is a contract offer on the table which most 18 year olds would consider a statement of intent alone at a club like Chelsea. Is it Sarri's fault? Again, not for me. We would all like to have seen him play for in the first half of the season, but he has just turned 18 and is literally breaking into the first team in front of everyone's eyes. He is now getting a respectable amount of minutes, and there is every reason to believe that if he is good enough he will take a starting place. When you consider that Hazard is likely to leave in the summer, and Pedro & Willian are in the final stages of their career, there is even more reason for him to believe their is a long term role in the starting 11 at Chelsea. On Sarri's part, he has made it clear CHO is good enough, and is in his plans. He has spelt it out in no uncertain terms. So I am not having the narrative that CHO is a snake, or that this is 'typical Chelsea' messing it up. He just wants to leave. He may regret it, he my not. But it is what it is, no need to find someone to blame. What I would say, is that Chelsea need to boss this situation. Bayern have been fairly aggressive in their persuit, and equally CHO has thrown in a transfer request days away from the close of the window. Chelsea need to make a statement that we are in charge, not CHO, and not Bayern. Personally, I would continue to play him, and refuse to sell until the summer, unless a suitable replacement can be brought in. This is the same stance we would take with Hazard if he wanted to leave in January, so I don't see why CHO should be treated any different. We will still get a substantial fee in the summer, and we can also give CHO 6 months of playing time to ensure we have given him every opportunity to consider the offer on the table from Chelsea. I am not a fan of keeping unhappy players in the camp, but this is a fairly unique situation, and one I think we need to dig our heel in on. It has been done to us many time before (Stones most recently, after he handed in a transfer request), so i would like us to show we are calling the shots on this one.
  4. 15 points
    I can't believe you started this thread...
  5. 14 points
    Drogba would have scored twice from that cross.
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  8. 12 points
    Yep, still buzzing!! It doesn't get much better than that!! Dumping Tottenham out of a semi final, at home, on pens, with that little prick Dier ballooning his kick over the bar under pressure, and the entire MHL mugging him off. Nothing more than we deserved as well, we were the better team in both legs in my opinion, and really could/should have won both legs quite comfortably. "oh but they were missing players tonight " So what? We won a Champions League final against Bayern Munich, in their stadium, with a patched up team missing our Captain. Boo f**king hoo. They had all their key players in the first leg and settled for a 1-0 win (gifted by an incorrect penalty decision), so you will find no sympathy here I am afraid. Good atmosphere last night, with a moody old school feel around the Bridge I must say. I did see a bit of trouble down the Fulham Road pre-match, but no idea how it came about. Either way, it was a highly charged and passionate London derby. Anyway, my summary: Fantastic team performance with the players positively responding to Sarri's comments. This is a big, BIG thing. Could have gone wither way, but they delivered. Well done Sarri, and well done every player who stepped up. Emerson looked quality. A couple of subline balls into the box. Hard to see how he couldn't be first choice, but perhaps that is a bit OTT. He should certainly be getting much more of a look in though. Giroud: we looked SO much better for having him on the pitch. So much more presence, physicality and balance. Should have scored two goals at least, the header in the 94th minute the golden chance to wrap the tie up. I think he can play a role as impact sub for the remainder of the season, a role which he seems to flourish in. Kante: Unbelievable. I said it after the first leg; do not underestimate how good he is, just because he is a few yards further up the pitch. He provides so much more in this role than he is given credit for. Jorgino: Much better. f**king boss penalty. Luiz: Very good, albeit second half not as good as the first. Never doubted him for the penalty. Barkley. Again, just not good enough. Really not sure what he is supposed to be providing in his role. He pretty much plays it safe, but still managed to lose possession again and again. Pedro: Not his night, never really made an impact. Willian: Came on and was worse than Pedro in my opinion. Decision making all over the place, and his shooting (when we really needed to have composure) was awful. No agenda against him like I know some do, but he has always been inconsistent, and the gaps between his big performances seem to be getting bigger and bigger. I also really don't see his style of play to be one that is a natural fit with what Sarri is trying to do. Personally, I think we should have cashed in on him in the summer and promoted CHO to a starting role (easy with hindsight isn't it). Rudi: A rock at the back. Really starting to like this guy. Kepa: Decent save in the shoot out. That's all I can really remember. Higuaín: Looked like he enjoyed it. Got a feeling he is going to be a big character for us this season. All in all, a brilliant night !!!
  9. 12 points
    Apparently the bench were standing on the touchline to watch the penalty shootout, and Gianfranco told them all to squat down so the fans on the bottom tier behind them could have a clear view. God I love this guy.
  10. 12 points
    Atkinson looks gutted
  11. 11 points
    4th place doesn't even guarantee CL footy,....Spuds already know this.
  12. 11 points
    Wooooooo we’re in the final!!! Can people really give Sarri any more sh*t?? We’re in a cup final, still in FA Cup, still in europa league, still in top 4. If I told you this at beginning of the season you’d think we were having a fantastic season!
  13. 10 points

    We've got a new Kepa

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    Chelsea v Spuds (LC) Thur 24th Jan 19:45 UK

  16. 10 points
    Kepa. Worth every penny! Luiz a great playmaker from the back. Emerson should start every game ahead of Alonso Barkley solid first half with some nice forward passing, but faded. Eden showing why he shouldn't be a false 9 but given license to roam Azpi, oh captain my captain. On to Wembley at the expense of Spurs, lovely
  17. 9 points

    Callum Hudson-Odoi

    If he wants to go, let him. Doesn't want to play for Chelsea? f**k him, I don’t want him playing for us either. Give us the £40m and we’ll bring in someone who wants to be here. Self entitled 18 year old demanding playing time even though he’s proven nothing to no one. Good riddance if he has handed in a transfer request.
  18. 9 points

    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    And Spuds, apparently
  19. 9 points

    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Even the nicest man in the world f**king hates Tottenham!
  20. 9 points

    Jorginho is a Blue

    @ChelseaYannick: Jorginho, Most passes in the Premier League. Most forward passes in Europe's top 5 leagues. Played most through-balls in the Premier League. Won possession in the midfield third more than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues. Generic pundit "he's got no assists". https://twitter.com/ChelseaYannick/status/1088703515747409920/photo/1 So, about these "only sideways" passes he makes...
  21. 9 points
    Our 15th Cup Final in 16 years apparently ... some record that ...
  22. 9 points

    Gonzalo Higuain

    that's the spirit
  23. 9 points
    I'm confident we will do them. Expecting a massive response from that sh*t show against arsenal.
  24. 9 points

    Gonzalo Higuain

    SpursyJoe asked me to pass on a message seeing as he’s banned now; he’s no Callum Wilson.
  25. 9 points
    Didn't know where to post this.