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  1. 6 points
    EdinburghBlue

    Christian Pulisic - Official

    He’s been in terrific form, I don’t want to compare him to Eden quite yet but the way they go past players is very similar. I do feel like Pulisic is a bit more direct than he was. One of the first names on the team sheet for me at the moment but it’s worth remembering he’s still 21. There’s every chance he’ll dip in form at some point the same way all the youngsters do, Tammy, Mason etc but he’s showing all the signs of becoming a truly world class winger. Very, very exciting. Shows how fickle some fans are if you go back to last year and fans were saying Lampard doesn’t like Pulisic and that’s why he didn’t play him. Frank has handled his integration in to the side fantastically and he should be applauded for it.
  2. 5 points
    Shouldn’t really interact with trolls but *sigh* - Hazard absolutely did not have 5 or 6 world class players in the side. You’re delusional. He carried his chelsea side on his back for most of his time with us (just look in his thread and you’ll see how frustrated everyone was that the board never gave him world class teammates)
  3. 4 points
    EdinburghBlue

    Mason Mount

    You did and you’re wrong. I’ve said this before this season and I’ll no doubt say it again but Mount is so instrument to the way we play. Both he, Pulisic and Azpilicueta are the first names on the team sheet in my opinion. We look a shadow of the team when he’s missing, even on his worst days his work rate and intensity lifts the entire team. He’s a crucial cog in this chelsea team and will be for the next decade. He absolutely has to start for the rest of the season if he’s not injured. For those who don’t rate him but love stats... his record is better than Franks at the same age so it shows you how good he has been. Top talent & top player for us this year.
  4. 4 points
    Argo

    Paying for the overhaul

    Disagree re Courtois, he was a major reason we won those two titles with him here (14/15 especially). He may be an odious bellend but he's a bloody good keeper.
  5. 3 points
    Collectors item. George Graham actually running for the ball
  6. 3 points
    Literally only a couple of moments so let's calm down, we still have plenty of players needing match sharpness. Can we stop downplaying the result as well, we were comfortable because we played well enough to make it that way. Watford was easily a potential banana skin with our inconsistency against teams lower in the table. When teams play the low block we need the movement and creativity of goals 1 & 3 last night, rather than passing around the box and back to our half, this showed we easily have the capability. I want teams to fear playing us again, once you have that it gives you a massive edge in games. Pulisic is a machine, that boy still had pace to burn at the end of the game, fantastic player.
  7. 3 points
    The Man of The Match have a few words personally I thought Captain America deserved that honor, you know being Independence Day here in the States
  8. 2 points
    bluehaze

    Old Football Games.

    Here are the ones I remember we had as kids as I said in the vintage section we didn't have Subbuteo anyone got others they remember?. The table soccer the first one came out in the 70's I got it for my 10th birthday I think and was the updated version of the second picture. Cardboard and plastic ha ha.
  9. 2 points
    Strider6003

    César 'Dave' Azpilicueta

    I liked seeing Azpi on the Left yesterday, I don't think he is a CB except in a three. Just a thought on him being on the Left, when the ball is played up to him unlike normal LBs he can easily go inside. Good teams will recognize that and adapt to show him down the outside.
  10. 2 points
    dkw

    Christian Pulisic - Official

    Anyone who thinks we signed him to sell kits is an idiot.
  11. 2 points
    chi blue

    Old Football Games.

    Remember in 1981 we moved house, and our new neighbour was clearing out stuff, and came round our house with Subbuteo set, it was a 1970 world cup addition, during the course of the next couple of years, about 6 of us on our estate, started up a Subbuteo league between us, loads of ours of fun spent. My Grandad made some great wooden stands for it, only last year my parents cleared there loft and found them up there.
  12. 2 points
    EdinburghBlue

    Tammy Abraham

    Folk need to calm right down. Tammy is 22 years old for f**ksake. It’s his first year in our first team. He was on fire in the first half of the season and he’s badly out of form now. If anyone didn’t see this coming from a young striker they were kidding themselves on. This is some of the same people who were saying we should get rid of Giroud in January because he was finished and are now saying he’s the definitive number 1 striker. He’s still young and has time to improve. Having said that, his new contract should be nowhere near the £170k that he’s rumoured to be looking for. This is what happens when we were all screaming play the kids for years. They’re not going to all come in to the team and perform for the full season. Their form will go up and down, that’s part and parcel of blooding them in to the team. Thankfully, I’m sure Frank and Jody in particular are fully aware of.
  13. 2 points
    bluehaze

    Old Football Games.

    The pitch was massive in Big League you could only play it on the floor so we had to play it in the hallway. Big problem when my old man needed a slash he usually stood on one of the players so we hardly used it. Think you could paint the players not sure though.
  14. 2 points
    erskblue

    Old Football Games.

    Big League was my first football game. Then Subbuteo. A few light wooden boars must have been written off as ‘damaged stock’ in the local shipyards These boards were used as the base for the green Subbuteo pitch, Allegedly! Never had Striker,
  15. 2 points
    Boyne

    Old Football Games.

    I had Striker when I was a kid. I remember you could put the ball in the goalie's arm and then turn his body so that the ball could be thrown. I also remember playing football dice as well. @bluehaze like you, I didn't have subbuteo but a mate of mine so would go round to his house to play it. Found this website about old football games. https://www.oldfootballgames.co.uk/index.asp
  16. 2 points
    erskblue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    This OS Map is dated as being 1951. Courtesy of Old Maps.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Charles Bennett winning the 3AAA’s 10-mile race in 1899 at Stamford Bridge, Charles Bennett is Running anti clock wise and 6 years before we were formed ! Bennett was the first British athlete to win a Gold Medal in athletics at the Olympics He won it In the 1500m in Paris in 1900, he then shortly after won a team gold in the 5000m !
  20. 2 points
    'Athletes Figuring In A New Test Of An Unusual Contraption At Stamford Bridge.' 4th April 1932. That's the original caption ! Just wondering if this was used as a late 'April Fools Day' Photo !
  21. 2 points
    Re Above picture and athletes running Athletes have not always run anti-clockwise At the first London Olympics (1908), “left hand inside” was adopted, and has been used ever since. However, the Amateur Athletic Association left open the choice of direction and as late as 1948 Oxford University athletes still ran clockwise. THE ancient Greeks may have run anti-clockwise round their stadia, but it is a mistake to assume that the tradition was unbroken until modern times. Contemporary illustrations show that when running on tracks was revived in the nineteenth century, clockwise running was probably just as common. Oxford and Cambridge universities ran clockwise - Oxford until 1948, Cambridge until some time later. The first modern Olympic Games in Athens (1896 and 1906) and Paris (1900) used the clockwise direction, but in 1906 there were complaints, as many countries had by then settled for the anti-clockwise practice. From 1908 the Games have all been run 'left hand inside'. Peter Lovesey, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts.
  22. 2 points
    Gol15

    Remaining PL games

    I hope we win Palace cause Sheffield could be a whole lot of trouble for us, from now on we will have more away games than home games as well.
  23. 2 points
    Jezz

    Remaining PL games

    5 down, 5 to go. Everton (H) = Won Aston Villa (A) = Won Manchester City (H) = Won West Ham United (A) = Loss Watford (H) = Won Crystal Palace (A) Sheffield United (A) Norwich City (H) Liverpool (A) Wolves (H) Ladder: 3. Leicester City = 58 (+32) - Next match is Arsenal away 4. Chelsea = 57 (+16) - Next match is Crystal Palace away 5. Manchester United = 55 (+23) - Next match is Aston Villa away 6. Wolves = 52 (+9) - Next match is Sheffield United away
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    Spiller86

    Jorginho is a Blue

    Funnily enough I think it was when we played Watford last season when he had the headband that he came of age as a Chelsea player. Odd to see him as an unused sub. Especially when Kante got injured and we really just needed the hold the ball and see out the last 10. For me I can see why he is benched, the way we have played since the restart has been very open with both full backs ahead of the ball and often both midfielders ahead of it too. In that situation with a dodgy centre back pairing and a poor goal keeper you've got to have mobility in that role to be able to sprint and make challenges. Sometimes even Kante hasn't been able to make the difference, but Jorginho's lack of mobility wouldn't work. I was surprised to see him still on the bench when we were two-nil up and really needing to hold the ball, stay solid and see out the win. But much like Pedro and Giroud in the first half of the year when you're on the out you're on the out, which is a shame because I've no doubt he has something to contribute when we are seeing out games.
  26. 2 points
    big blue

    Paying for the overhaul

    Already brought in £20m for pasalic and nathan. If real win the league, we get another £15m for hazard. Bakayoko has been linked to a few clubs for £20m Emerson looks likely to go back to Italy for £20m Probably get £15m for Batshuayi, whose in his last year. Zappacosta will likely head back to Italy for £10m. Thats £100m of pretty likely transfers. I think we will be stuck with drinkwater, and a few others, but there is still the possibility of Barkley being sold who would bring in a signifant fee, and also zouma has been linked with a move away. We will save on wages with big earners like willian and Pedro off the books. Transfer are ammortised over the length of the contract as well. So a £50m player on a 5 year contract, £10m a year salary, is actually seen as £20m per year signing for 5 years on the books. If we are saving that in wages from willian and pedro, it isnt as big of a hit financially as it would appear. We are in a very comfortable position, Ziyech and Werner will go towards last years figures aswell.
  27. 2 points
    Argo

    Paying for the overhaul

    We spectacularly differ regarding Hudson Odoi, i think injures is the only obstacle from him becoming a bonafide top level player, infact i think his ACL is the only reason he isn't already there. It's vital we only sign players who would instantly improve us, especially in defense. Ake for example is only margainly better than what we have so signing him won't really improve anything and block a place if/when a suitable player became available. Previous case in point would be 2011 when Torres's presence meant we couldn't put our name in the hat for Aguero and peak Falcao.
  28. 2 points
    4 clean sheets in a row for Zouma. Liverpool Everton Leicester Watford. Has to start for me.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Athletics at The Bridge 1930.
  31. 2 points
    big blue

    Christian Pulisic - Official

    Crazy to think how disappointed some fans were we spent £57m on him. He us our most exciting player, and he already looks like he will be worth the fee. I wont compare him to Hazard though, Hazard is one of those genious players that come around every 10 years. Pulisic will have less of those moments i think, but he is a very effective player, and his directness and pace could see him become a real goalscorer for us. USA! USA! Happy 4th of July to those fans over the pond. I think we have found the first american superstar in the football world.
  32. 2 points
    Shug

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    A life size statue 😀
  33. 1 point
    EdinburghBlue

    Paying for the overhaul

    We’ll also get the money for the Morata transfer this summer as well on top of this list. I also think we’ll get more for Batshuayi than that but we’ll need to wait and see!
  34. 1 point
    bluehaze

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I'm not a fan of Mears but his son Chris posts some good and rare stuff on Twitter.
  35. 1 point
    abramovich

    New Centrebacks?

  36. 1 point
    Zouma and Rudiger for me. Christensen is just average.
  37. 1 point
    Remodez

    Willian

    We've fallen for this before already, lets hope we don't make the same mistake again. Appreciate his time here but its time to move on if we are going to improve.
  38. 1 point
    The Brit

    Tammy Abraham

    Not responded to Giroud taking his place, let alone imminent arrival of Werner. He better wake up or his chance will be gone. Not just at Chelsea, England too. Players like Calvert-lewin and greenwood have had much better 2020's than him so far.
  39. 1 point
    Dean

    Jorginho is a Blue

    Maybe it’s the beard?
  40. 1 point
    So there's this Mount passes to Ross, Ross into space for Giroud: Chelsea with the lead!
  41. 1 point
    Our best defender at the moment. Most of our recent clean sheets has been when he’s played. I know games come thick and fast but he’s vital to us if we want to stay in the top 4. His passing was decent as well today.
  42. 1 point
    evissy

    Christian Pulisic - Official

    Our best player atm.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Boyne

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Cheers. Looks like it's an athletics meeting at the ground. I guess that's not surprising as the area was used for athletics since the 1870s or thereabouts. The runners are running in a clockwise direction as opposed to an anti-clockwise direction which is how races are run now. I wonder when the change from clockwise to anti-clockwise took place. I'll see if I can find out. Loads of sports have been played at the Bridge over the years.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    The Rising Sun

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Probably been on here before, but nice pic anyway. That area around the gasometer would have been ideal for a new stadium, it was a massive site.
  47. 1 point
    RIP Mourinho

    Mason Mount

    Our most important player for us, don't want to see him out of the starting 11 again.
  48. 1 point
    Brutos

    Jorginho is a Blue

    Am so glad he isn't playing the vile abuse he gets he doesn't deserve it and I would be happy if he leaves where he gets a fanbase that appreciates him. Love the guy
  49. 1 point
    erskblue

    Chelsea v West Brom Sept 1905

    Spectators used advertising hoardings to watch this game v Spuds, 6th Sept 1913.
  50. 1 point
    erskblue

    Chelsea v West Brom Sept 1905

    http://thehistoryofchelseafc.blogspot.com/2009/07/season-by-season-191415.html

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