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  1. Not a fan, mostly because it does look like a Palace kit but also because blue and that particular shade of red is an ugly combo. I decided to quickly swap the red for yellow in Photoshop to see if it can be rescued, and to be honest I'd be into it...
  2. Last I saw there was talk that BL want to secure a replacement before letting him go, as of course the price will shoot up once they have the Havertz money burning a hole in their pocket! Although given that signing any replacement guarantees they'll be selling and getting the money anyway makes it feel a bit pointless, but it kinda makes sense. Either way, the bigger deals do tend to have finer details to work out and various things to align etc. first so as long as all the rumours/news are still positive I think it's just a matter of time.
  3. Yeah, I don't get the whole 'winning the CL' bit. He's going to spend a year of that 3 year deal trying to get back into the CL, then he has 2 years to win it. We're already qualified for next season, so with a 2 year deal with us he has the same number of goes. I get that maybe he felt like he'd play a bigger role at Arsenal than with us though, with some of the players we have already, plus the new signings, I'm sure he'd get less and less game time. Ultimately that sort of talk is usually cover for 'they gave me the money I wanted and there's a bit less competition', which they can't really say! Absolutely no problem with any reason a player wants a move though, if you don't want to be a Chelsea player any more for whatever reason, then fair enough. Not going to hold it against him at all, he's given us a lot of his professional career and been a part of some great moments. No point getting annoyed by it with some of the exciting talent we've got in our squad for next season, onwards and upwards!
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    Yeah it's a weird one, although I believe a fair few footballers use it, even during games sometimes. Jamie Vardy spoke quite openly about using it at Euro 2016. I'm surprised though, it's still got nicotine in and isn't exactly 'healthy'.
  5. Whoever ends up playing will be up for it, professional footballers are winners and very competitive so I doubt anyone we could put out would truly be turning up in a Champions League game to just stroll about. It's a good chance for a relatively young squad (possibly even younger than usual with all the injuries!) to test themselves on the biggest stage against one of the biggest clubs. Plus, a result on the night (but not necessarily overall) could be a very small boost of sorts. Anything can happen in football though, so if we get at them with high energy early on maybe we can rattle them a bit, as evissy says! We might also get comprehensively turned over, but that's football I guess 😅
  6. I think maybe it's also because whenever Willian does play well, it's usually doing something that looks flashy and catches the eye on the highlights reel of Match of the Day, so other fans see that but not the many other games where he can be a bit frustrating and unproductive. Personally, I have no problem with Willian and have enjoyed watching some of his more spectacular goals and contributions over the years, even if I've been equally frustrated at times with his end product. Not every player can be Hazard though, and I don't think it's fair to say he's an awful player that we're glad to get rid of, especially to a rival and especially whilst he does still have his pace. Ultimately though it looks like we'll have a very exciting and youthful attacking line up next season either way, and usually a Chelsea player going to Arsenal signals the start of their decline!
  7. They're both probably from the clip, just different frames I reckon, with the top one being the frame of choice for Arsenal fans...
  8. I like him, but I thought I'd seen reports he had an injury that might need surgery at the end of the season, with a recovery time of 3-4 months? Signing him won't do us much good right away in that case, but that doesn't seem to be getting mentioned so maybe it's wrong/we'd be happy to wait for the long term benefit.
  9. It's laughable to think he needs any more protection than he currently has, he gets a free kick if he goes down to tie a boot lace. In terms of being the 'most fouled', the big difference between Hazard and Grealish is that Hazard used to actually get fouled! He's most at risk of injuring himself with those bellyflops.
  10. Coming away from that feeling a little disappointed we couldn't get the win is actually weirdly positive. We were 3-1 down at HT and 4-1 down part way through the second half, so pulling it back to 4-4, technically scoring a 5th and creating several more chances is huge. I know they had 2 men sent off, but the fact our young squad were able to capitalise on that rather than being a bit overwhelmed shows a great mentality. All in all a great evenings entertainment, with it all still to play for in the CL!
  11. Pleased that he got the start today after his recent performances, and he certainly took his chance! It shows that Frank genuinely does pick the team based on performance and Pulisic definitely deserved it.
  12. I think it's worth remembering that several of our key players were playing in the Championship last season, so to see them now playing for Chelsea in the Champions League and holding their own is incredible. It was a difficult away fixture against a similarly young and exciting team in a tough atmosphere, so a different challenge to anything we've faced so far. To come away with all 3 points is great! I do agree that zonal marking is a car crash and we're dreadful from set pieces, both defensively and offensively, and there were a few lapses in concentration which put us in difficulty, but overall I'm very happy with a solid nights work. Also great to see Tammy get a CL goal after missing a few chances in the last game, and CHO coming on and making an impact with an assist.
  13. Jesus what a load of garbage. No creativity or quality anywhere to be seen.
  14. Bang on. It was a little surprising to not bring him on in situations when some pace would've been welcome, but he did have a couple of chances at the start of the season and looked a bit off the pace. With Mount making a big impact early on, and the experience of Willian/Pedro, he does have stiff competition, and that's before CHO comes back. He's in the same age bracket as the other young guys though, so plenty of time to work hard and prove himself. The competition and not walking into the 11 can only do him good, and he seems to have the right attitude, so I'm sure he'll take it all in the right way. Also it's a fair point from Boston Blue that he's seen a bit more action over the off-season than many of our players, and also cut his pre-season break short, so maybe it's a case of easing him into the PL. No point throwing him in at the deep end while we try to find our feet.
  15. Tough to take another loss, and one for silverware as well, but genuinely expected us to get smashed again and we didn't! A big improvement from the weekend, and hopefully a sign of the direction we're going in and lessons being learnt quickly. It was an insanely tough start to the season under a new boss, with new, young players in the team, so all we can do is take the positives, and hope the season finally gets going at the weekend. I thought we played some nice football at times and our passing and movement in the middle looked crisp and slick, and some good long balls were played out wide. Also good to see us not afraid to shoot from time to time. I genuinely thought we had the better opportunities in that game and looked the better team over the full distance, but you could see their attackers had the edge in terms of quality and taking the chances they got, as seemed to be the case against United. Hopefully when CHO is back, and the likes of Pulisic and Mount are up and running (and hopefully one of our strikers!) we'll be in an even better place.

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