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04 Feb 2019 20:57:28
Whats peoples thoughts on the Courtois situation in the media. He came up with a story of Marina breaking a verbal agreeement which Chelsea have denied and are angry about!

1.) 04 Feb 2019 21:01:43
I think Mr Courtois might have a selective memory complex.

Mind you I wasn’t at the meetings but I would prefer to believe the club.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 21:03:29
He was paid by Chelsea under contract, if his agreement wasn’t honoured that’s not fair but to go on strike and let down fans and talk about a dream move away at every chance is not on and hope the madridista’s turn on him, plus his now talking about hazard moving over there with him, can’t stick the bloke, I do get how these questions are leading for players but don’t keep talking about our club/ players, worry about your front post and keeping those legs closed.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 21:51:41
Strange how footballers are all about contracts, contracts and "my contract says" etc and he accepts a verbal agreement! Probably lashing out because his season has come undone.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 22:02:56
He needs to focus on Real Madrid, his happiness could be short lived if he carrys on performing poorly. His too focused on Chelsea despite leaving.

Best case scenario for us here at Chelsea would be if Kepa continues to perform at a high level. Real Madrid would regret not taking Kepa when they had the chance.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 07:53:47
As a person, Courtois is taller than his sense of loyalty and talks too much. I think he should shut up and concentrate on the keeping clean sheets cos at the moment he's swallowing goals like aspirin.

6.) 05 Feb 2019 13:00:24
From what I read on courtois he didn’t even want to leave athletico. We let probably our best ever keeper in Cech go for courtois to take his place and not reach anywhere near Cech standard. He was so over hyped it’s unbelievable. Yes I agree he is a good goalkeeper but not a great goalkeeper. When the team played well and he only only had to make one or two saves he looked good but when the team had problems that’s when his true ability was there for all to see. I will use David de gea as an example, Utd playing bad yet David de gea is keeping them in games and earning his team upto 20 points a season over the past few years. Courtois doesn’t have the mentality to be a world beater and I’m glad he’s gone.

7.) 05 Feb 2019 14:23:41
U didn't add that he's very slow in reacting with his legs, I am guessing that cos of his height, it takes a very long time for information to go from his Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal cord) to his effectors (hence poor reaction with his legs) .

8.) 05 Feb 2019 14:35:14
NWBLUE you have hit the nail on the head with the comparison to De Gea. Look no further than what De Gea did against Spurs and Arsenal. Countless saves. When the team played badly so did Courtois.

9.) 05 Feb 2019 18:55:28
four words "he is a clown! "

10.) 05 Feb 2019 22:22:18
Kepa every time.

11.) 05 Feb 2019 23:34:20
Agree Nibby. Kepa all day long for me too. Courtois was a bad bad mistake. He should never have replaced Cech.



23 Jan 2019 18:48:33
Looks like PSG have taken a march on us and are on the verge of signing Parades, a player we wanted but maybe had 2nd thoughts on.

1.) 23 Jan 2019 19:02:34
who cares i never even heard of him at a cost of 40 million. go and spend 80 or 90 and actually buy a top class player and make a statement not some average joe soap from the russian league. golovin or golokvin wat ever his name was apparently was d star of the league an he's strugglin big time at monaco aren't we glad we signed him.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe the issue is your lack of knowledge?}

2.) 23 Jan 2019 19:17:03
maybe either way wel still survive without him.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 20:03:52
he could still sign for us magic mate then you have shot yourself in the foot mate haha keep the faith.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 20:27:26
Survival is one thing, but we should want to flourish! To make top 4 we need strengthening this window beyond Higuain. Fact that PSG want to hijack (perhaps already have hijacked) CFC attempt at deal for Parades suggests to me that he's someone who has been scouted by a number of top teams and might have been just want we needed in terms of improving our midfield and offering competition/ alternative to Jorginho.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 20:29:00
Parades is a good player magic. There is no need to say anything else otherwise. His done well at Roma and Zenit. We have scouted him for a while.

6.) 23 Jan 2019 20:45:23
just saying in general i don't no who he is so not bothered either way im sure if he signs for a big club he must he decent but wel survive with or without him and if its with i hope he's a good player.

7.) 23 Jan 2019 21:30:29
If Barcelona paid £75m for De Jong, I think Chelsea might have to pay top money if the club wants Leandro Parades, there's no way around this one besides there's no arguing that Leandro Parades is a good player (that is if the club wants him and if PSG haven't taken the player? ) .

8.) 23 Jan 2019 21:45:25
I thought PSG had dropped out and now going for Allan of Napoli?

9.) 24 Jan 2019 00:27:46
PSG have financial constraints, given that it’s reported that Allan is valued at around £80m according to some newspapers, it doesn’t seem likely.

10.) 24 Jan 2019 01:53:36
ed donwe have another midfielder in mind if paredes goes PSG?

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested.}



21 Jan 2019 20:31:49
All three domino deals will become official tomorrow! #Higuain #Morata #Piatek.

Im excited with the arrival of Higuain. I really hope we sign Parades too. These two players are loyal servants of Sarri who have played under him at Napoli and Empoli respectively.

Sarri needs more loyalty on the pitch from his players. I suspect we have bad eggs in the team and these transfers will go along way in eradicating the issue. They should be able to promote his tactics and hopefully it rubs off on the others too. Something needs to change for the good of the club though.

Its no coincidence Sarri's predecessors suffered from player power too which led to their downfall.

But with new signings i think we will be fine. I am glad the club are backing sarri and making the requested transfers. I don't think the others in the squad will demotivate big players. I don't agree with Sarri there his obviously frustrated.

Any guess at the bad eggs in the team guys?

1.) 21 Jan 2019 20:59:51
I think Willian and Alonso definitely. Hazard and Luiz maybe. Rüdiger, Azpi, Kanté and Pedro all seem proper professionals in my eyes but could be wrong. Kepa has a very good attitude also he’s like a breath of fresh air compared to Courtois.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 21:07:35
As I’ve said in a previous post, we have now had three managers saying similar things, maybe its best to look at the players who have played under those three managers!

This is only a theory!

3.) 22 Jan 2019 00:14:53
He's been a great player for us, but all three times, this "player power" appears when Hazard gets frustrated. JM values result over his fitness and demands defensive work, Conte plays him false 9, Sarri plays him false 9.

I'm not suggesting, if player power exists here, that it's only him, but it could be a very good place to start.

4.) 22 Jan 2019 07:53:15
I have to agree with the suggestions, Hazard, Willian and Alonso seem to be the ones for me. Courtois was a major player in this all in the past.

I love Hazard for what he does on the pitch but my patience with him is running so thin when he speaks to the press. let's be honest, his been at the club for the past 6-7 years and you would expect professionalism when he opens his mouth but his calling out Madrid each time indirectly. He needs to be patient and stop talking and let nature take its course. If Madrid want him then they will have him for the right price. Its simple.

Personally, Hazard has been great for us and the premier league but if he leaves at the end of the season then that isn't the end of Chelsea. It will be a blow of course. However, the club is bigger than each individual and it will give the platform for other younger players to shine. Plus it would mean the end of another era. The board have tried and continue to do so with him but they have been good in all of this so credit where uts due. If he doesn't want to sign a new contract then we should look to move on quickly though and look for his replacement.

5.) 22 Jan 2019 08:31:16
I’m not sure it is in any way relevant but I think there are four players who have been at Chelsea with the last three managers. Willian, Pedro, Azpilicueta and Hazard.

6.) 22 Jan 2019 10:22:28
I can't imagine Azpi not playing well for any manager. He's too professional and constant.

7.) 22 Jan 2019 12:59:16
Totally agree re player power. It’s important we back the right manager to deal with this. Hopefully Sarri is the man. If not we’re buggared 😅.



19 jan 2019 21:57:05
Have faith guys. We will turn this around. Need a good transfer window now. It is very important.

Its clear the players ain't playing to Sarri's philosophy yet. He was shouting at them to press but obviously they weren't doing it.

Stay positive.

1.) 19 Jan 2019 23:21:27
He needs to find a way to add some spine into the team. Without RLC, I don't know where that comes from? Barkley instead of Kovacic? CHO instead of Pedro / Willian? Ampadu in midfield?

At the moment, the only two players with some Welly are Luiz and Rudi. Even Hazard just looks frustrated, but he's not yelling at team mates and leading.

Hopefully Higuain can help the cause, even if it's just his experience and winner's mentality.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 00:09:16
Press what to Kepa we only go in reverse slow boring football don’t think Sarri knows what to do been the same tempo slow football for weeks.

3.) 20 Jan 2019 06:56:08
Thank goodness, besides Sarri being so predictable, Sarri himself has started seeing that the players are difficult to motivate (which is his fault- not the players) . If I may ask why will the players go out of their skin to play when they know Sarri will stick with them even when they aren't putting in good performances- my point is Alonso will keep playing like rubbish cos Sarri will never start Emerson; Jorginho feels he doesn't have a replacement and clearly has no room for improvement; Willian knows he will definitely start no matter of how bad he plays (meanwhile there's a Hudson Odoi that could be more productive in some days) . Sarri's way of sticking with one player forever even when their back-ups are doing better makes no sense. There's no competition in the team.

4.) 20 Jan 2019 08:31:50
It will all change guys, patience needed even though its gone and wearing thin with many on here. Sarri is obviously frustrated and so are many fans are too.

However, new additions will help the spine of the team because these are all sarri's requests. The board are backing the manager which is great.

I think its fair to criticise the manager with his team selection and late substitutions yestersay but wanting him out so soon is overkill. He needs a proper chance with new signings. If he wanted the team to play like they did yesterday then he doesn't get so angry after the match. Even duting the match he was exploding at our players not pressing.

The players we have are very hard to motivate and i do agree with him here. Afterall these players have a tendency perform when they want. Look at our stats, we finish 1st, then 10th, then 1st, then 5th and now 4th after starting so brilliantly. Same core of players who are aging too. Also remember we don't have a proper striker.

Yes i agree i with frustrations of CHO and Emerson not playing but obviously Sarri doesn't seem to trust them. RLC is being missed so much.

Sarri is a quality manager, he has proven that at Napoli. I have faith that with new addtions we will see the Chelsea that we all want to, attcaking and fluid. However, if we don't after sometime and a fair chance then yes its fair to want a change. But calling for sack now is silly, we are known as the club who don't back their manager and that stigma must go if we are to fix the mentalities of the players.

5.) 20 Jan 2019 11:55:25
CFCShak, I really do respect your opinion a a lot but Sarri is so stubborn, stereotyped and predictable; these are undesirable and unproductive traits in the EPL. The is the league that doesn't give gifts, the league where the best managers are reduced to nothing. At the moment all we can do is pray cos one can't bank on Higuain.
Besides all the Sarri talk, the Chelsea board should strengthened themselves to spend big cos a lot of our players are past their good days esp if the club wants to win laurels.

6.) 20 Jan 2019 22:33:03
If sarris sticks with 1 player for every position how do you the others are playing better makes no sense.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 08:01:31
ADL said same thing about Sarri- not wanting to rotate and sticking with one player for one position (ignoring backups), and I think he was right. I feel it wouldn't have been much of a problem if Sarri is sticking with an exceptional group of players that are young like in Liverpool or Mancity. My point is what will our fate (future) be like as Pedro and Willian (who are in their 30s) are the ones Sarri's decided to stick with, then think of how good they will be next season in a fast league like the EPL as their age increases? Now imagine how good Mancity or liverpool's core players like Sane, Sterling, Salah (in their early 20s) etc will be next season as they grow into their prime- This is part of the reason why the club needs to start thinking of spending on younger exceptional players (or start giving players like Hudson Odoi and Ampadu a big chance to play) . At this rate, I pray it doesn't take us another 3 years before we win the league again.



09 Jan 2019 20:32:25
Just continuing a previous discussion that some posters were having about our options for signing a striker.

Anyway 50m for Wilson?!? Surely we aren't looking to pay that sort of money for a striker that we will most likely replace in the summer and also given his dodgy knees its a massive risk for an investment. If we do make that alleged offer then that would indicate that the board also feel that they are in a desperate position in terms of strikers otherwise they would never consider such offers. Bournemouth would be silly to reject a 50m offer.

Higuain would have been ideal on a short term basis, however it's very complicated. Milan are paying 16m for the loan and then have to buy for 32m obligatory. Of course Juventus would want a similar deal with us which includes an obligation to buy otherwise they lose out. They would be mad not to accept 48m in total from Milan who have agreed to the condition and instead give us a short term loan and then have Higuain back in their books come the summer. For a starter no one would spend 48m or close to that fee for a 31 year old unless China come calling. This one is very complicated and probably won't happen despite the player and Sarri being desperate to work with each other. Maybe if Milan allowed Higuain to leave on a short term basis and Chelsea agreeing to pay half the loan fee then maybe it works. But obviously I think Milan don't want to buy Higuain outright in the summer.

Vardy won't happen, very unlikely.

Given the fees that are being thrown about for the linked strikers, maybe we should just trigger Icardi's release clause.

Obviously easier said than done. It makes more sense to me to pay close to 90m and buy a striker which covers you a very long time who is prolific than say pay Wilson (50m) and then another maybe another striker for 40-50m in the summer.

1.) 09 Jan 2019 21:00:56
Ed2 your the guru when it comes to transfers, any chance of a teaser?

{Ed002's Note - It would be cruel to suggest Icardi might get a League Cup medal this year.}

2.) 09 Jan 2019 21:15:05
Lol Ed2. Just being wishful. His probably Madrid bound.

3.) 09 Jan 2019 22:09:32
Probably at man city.

4.) 10 Jan 2019 01:01:57
Oh were we knocked out of Europa?

5.) 10 Jan 2019 08:11:48
Lol ed, can we get more teasers in the future 😂.

6.) 09 Jan 2019 22:41:46
What about a league cup medal next season Ed002 ;)

7.) 10 Jan 2019 11:38:12
i agree go all out buy icardi. don't see wilson or higuian as the answer icardi could be our aguero. who ever we get il support the decision and player and hope they succeed as i always do.

8.) 10 Jan 2019 11:49:52
Pat Nevin suggesting that a lot of the names being mentioned are very likely to be a cover for our real targets.
He thinks we are more likely to be looking at Piatek at Genoa, but then so are Madrid apparently.
Hes the right age profile but always a risk signing a young player from another league obviously as we have discovered with Batman.

9.) 10 Jan 2019 17:14:13
Ed002- Surely you don't think Burton can turn it around!?!




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19 Feb 2019 13:54:41
Here is me being hopeful.

I hope Sarri turns this around. I hope he woke up this morning and does the following;

- Bench Alonso and plays Emerson
- Rests Jorginho
- Play Kante closer to the regista
- Give CHO, RLC and AC a chance
- Promise the board to not take Mic and bring on Zappacosta when we are losing 2 nil and have a few mins left
- No more like for like subs

If he does that then he may survive slightly longer.

I am still Sarri in, just frustrated. It's a tough job and he needs to stop being stubborn.

1.) 19 Feb 2019 14:35:42
Rest jorginho?!? lol. Never happen. Far too stubborn. He’s not good enough going forward and even worse going back.

2.) 19 Feb 2019 14:38:32
Loftus-cheek is injured. Really has to get back sorted otherwise goodbye to a Chelsea career.

CHO won’t see any minutes. Sarri obviously not a fan and final straw was not using him last night. Awful subs.

Sarri won't change his way’s, subs will always be the same as he won’t try and change formation. May as well only name 3 subs. So predictable. Just like the play on the field.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 18:24:41
Feel for the guy for being so stubborn. He clearly isn't thinking right. He knows there are problems but it seems he isn't stepping back and looking at the problems from far. It seems that he is running for solutions and is ignoring everyone in the process. By playing the same players that are letting him down and making the same subs is baffling and demonstrates his stubborn characteric. Everyone can see that his making mistakes barring him which is strange. He is so fixated into the job atm. If he is sacked he will realise his mistakes but obviously it would be too late.

I still give him credit for starting in blistering fashion.



19 Feb 2019 07:55:14
I think Sarri has lost majority of the fans in the stadium, social media and even on here.

Personally I desperately wanted stability at the club and wanted an attacking brand of football at the club. I wasn't too bothered about the results as long as Sarri showed his got the tactical nous. However, Sarri is way to stubborn to survive unless things change massively and so quickly in the next two games.

1.) 19 Feb 2019 08:23:37
I have been advocating that we keep him as well, but I honestly don't know what to think anymore.
Bringing on Zappacosta instead of CHO or Giroud yesterday, when we need to score two goals, is proof of how little grip Sarri has. I don't think I've ever seen a manager be that unambitious in a cup game, and honestly I don't really care if he stays or not. However, I do care about the players. I think yesterday, at least in the first half, they tried. Hazard took runs he hasn't taken before (at least I haven't noticed), but still I feel this will be the third manager sacked because of player power, and it's got to stop.

2.) 19 Feb 2019 08:32:16
Most of this post is blindingly obvious but it’s all I’ve been told. So, as usual don’t shoot the messenger.

“The managers position is under constant review but IF and it’s a big IF, the board would be unlikely terminate his contract until after the Tottenham game”.

I did also ask about a DofF and was told “The process is reaching a conclusion”.

Sorry lads nothing earth shattering about any of that news. I personally believe, If Sarri is going to go before the end of the season it will be after this Sunday’s final.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 08:48:42
i would say u are right when we are embarrassed by city in a cup final the inevitable will happen.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 09:04:55
So, I guess Magic you want Sarri to stay because I can’t imagine you want us to lose on Sunday.

I think we will win on Sunday but I’m one of the few optimists in this site.

5.) 19 Feb 2019 10:55:14
id like sarri sacked now because he's going to play the same team and the same tactics as he did the last time we played them and we will be embarrassed again no leaders no heart the club is in a bad place.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 10:55:58
zappacosta come off it man he's a brutal player shouldn't be next or near our club.

7.) 19 Feb 2019 13:46:51
Azpi was as poor yesterday. Maybe Sarri should go out guns blazing and play players that want a career at chelsea or atleast show that they can play. It's obvious the players ain't grasping his style of football. But with Sarri it will be the same old squad again.



14 Feb 2019 22:02:03
2-1 win, difficult away game with a hostile crowd. A lot of pressure given the poor result vs Man City earlier this week. Happy for the lads.

Maybe should have been 2-0 but we do have a few issues in within the squad that will take time to iron out. We seem to be making individual mistakes far too often. Barkley got caught in possession near the death which was terrible, lucky for him it didn't lead to a goal.

1.) 14 Feb 2019 22:08:30
Kovacic looked better in JORGINHO role . better passer plus he can drive and a lot sharper.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 22:38:32
Kovacic looked good and in my opinion Jorginho needs a rest. The players generally looked tired. Rotation will cost us dear.

We need a big summer of investment at Chelsea. A lot of aging playings who have unfortunately lost pace and are not suited to the high press.

3.) 14 Feb 2019 22:40:04
Thanks for the positive post Shak! I was trying to take some positives from this game and was struggling slightly!

A few positives:

Christensen - Very solid as usual, he should play more.
Willian - Better, playing more like Sarri is asking him to play. Can still offer more.
Emerson - Solid display again.
Barkley - Probably his best performance - We need more of that.
Kova - Solid display - Looked comfortable in the regista role.
Kepa - Not a lot to do, a positive for our defence I guess.
Giroud - Held the ball well, linked up a few times with the forwards, took his goal nicely.

However, a few negatives or something that I've observed lately. I like Pedro's enthusiasm, his work rate is fantastic, but I feel he's not offering much in attack lately. Obviously he set up Barkley's goal but he's been quite frustrating at times.

Luiz, seems to point the finger when he makes mistakes. Not sure if that's really the case but just from what I see each game.

Azpi - He's improved a lot in this system, but it's obvious he is struggling with the ball at his feet. In the defensive phase he is immense, just feel we need to strengthen that position in future.

Jorginho - Thought he was poor by his standards. He will improve I'm sure.

Subs - Not really sure what to think - Don't agree with them, but I'm sure Sarri had his reasons for them.

Onwards and upwards. Hopefully we can take the confidence of the win tonight into the next game!

4.) 14 Feb 2019 22:54:27
The atmosphere was incredible, fair play to the Malmo supporters. You don't get better atmospheres than that anywhere in England. As for the result it was expected for me, tons of deadwood in that line up that should be moved on in the Summer. Biggest problems are in the defence, no matter who we play we'll struggle if the opposition go at us. Out of all the areas in the team that's were it needs investing the most.

5.) 15 Feb 2019 12:43:21
No worries Blue Soldier. It was a tough away game and we scored 2 away goals. Like LondonBlues stated the atmosphere was incredible. The away fans were jeering and putting prsesure on our players and the ref until the 90th minute. But I am happy for the win and it should ease the pressure after the last two away performances which have not been so good.

Unfortunately, given our recent successes winning so much we have attracted a new breed of fans who are very impatient and they are criticising team / manager at every game and at every platform and this adds unnecessary pressure which the players can feel which isn't healthy. So its a good win for the players who have to combat the above.

Yes we have to move some players on, I wouldn't call them deadwood as they have achieved alot. I wouldn't call Drogba, Lampard etc deadwood even though they tailed off as they aged. But point agreed we need new players for sure.

6.) 15 Feb 2019 14:21:30
It was not a tough away game. They were an average team and we played average, scoring two and then finding a way to let them score. Players earning their money playing in the pressure cooker games of the EPL are not going to be bothered by any crowd such as that and they certainly do not care what the media say. We are not playing well and there the malaise we saw under Conte developing.



11 Feb 2019 10:07:34
Its about time the club take a deep look at the players for once before they start to look at the manager. The trend of sacking a manger must stop.

Some players have privately started to complain that everything is "too tactical" and that there is now an overload of instructions that they can't keep up with. These bunch of players complained when we had a defensive manager in Jose, complained when we had manager in Conte who was balanced initially and now are complaining against a attacking manager. It seems to me we have a bunch of moaners in the team.

If you can't be proud and show passion when the blue shirt is put in then you must leave. Regardless of the manager in charge where is the passion.



06 Feb 2019 13:57:12
Reece James is doing really well at Wigan. His apparently won most of the monthly accolades and MOTM's. Wigan fans have really taken to him. He does look really good and has massive potential.

Anyway, I think it is safe to say that Chelsea will not buy a RB next year as it would be wrong to do so. This kid sould should be Azpi's understudy as he can replace the former. Focus should be on the left side where we may need a new addition given that Sarri doesn't seem to trust Emerson.

1.) 06 Feb 2019 15:54:08
Nothing is sure at our club with regard to the progression of the kids.
Sarri has been angling for the club to buy the Napoli RB who is 25yo.
With Azpi signing a new long term contract where would that leave Reece.
For me he has been the standout kid of the last few years and I include CHO.
He has everything but importantly he is a grown man physically even at such a young age.
Handled correctly a future club captain.

2.) 06 Feb 2019 22:47:33
Sarri also supposedly wanted a replacement for Cesc and didn’t get it. I’ve been saying for a long long time RJ is an unbelievable player and he will be in our first team for years! He will be playing for the mighty blues in the first team next season.




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13 Feb 2019 07:52:30
Turvey I'm sorry to say but unfortunately being an instant success fan won't be beneficial for you at this time. Success won't happen anytime soon. Its clear that we need massive investment and also one that a DOF should oversee.

Anyway you need to think about the future direction of the club. Today's papers are linking us to Zidane. Obviously its rumours but if anthing like that did happen then I will officially say that our board are lost, you can't plan a massive style change and give it a few months only and expect to be the finished article! You can't keep chopping and changing managers and crave Klopp's style of football, Pep's style of football and Poch's style of football. It took years of sweat and determination and massive investment for others to get the success. Zidane goes against the whole saga of appointing Sarri in the first place, different managers.

Anyway I am confident that the board will do the right thing. I am more confident that the team will overcome come this and turn it around. 6-0 is a massive wakeup for Sarri.



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12 Feb 2019 20:00:06
Pep Guardiola had a difficult first season at Man City. He got criticism from all directions. Anyhow, rather than wielding the axe the Man City board backed the manager and overhauled the squad and got him a new gk, new defence and other additions. We know what pep acheieved the following season. Man City is being run brilliantly since the massive spending spree.

Now rather than backing the players and sacking the manager, the board need to make the right decision here. As fans we are all are getting bored and frustrated with the same situation occuring over and over again. The players ain't good enough and a few are aging, in general they are very inconsistent. We have finished 1st, 10th, 1st and 5th in the last 4 seasons which sums up the inconsistency.

It is obvious the manager needs to be backed here. A new manager will bring a new lease of life temporarily, however how long before it happens to the new manager? History says maybe 2 year before the cycle restarts?

I'm not saying Sarri is a blessing from god as he has faults. He needs to learn quick and fast. He needs to give younger players a chance, he needs to be brave and make decisions like dropping Alonso, Willian etc when they underperform and give CHO, RLC, AC and Emerson more of a chance. Obviously he needs to be less predictable with his substitutions etc and be proactive and look to change the team shape during matches when we are struggling.

Sarri still has my backing!



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11 Feb 2019 09:43:41
Wheely get a poch and sack him within a year like we normally do?

Poch isn't stupid enough to leave Spurs and come to Chelsea. We can pay him whatever money he wants and he still won't come to a club where 3 or 4 bad results in a row means fans like you and there are plenty like you get on his back for him to get sacked.

Just to let you know poch struggled massively at spurs at the start, he hasn't won anything yet. Im sure you would call for his head to be sacked with those stats. Same with Klopp and same with Pep. No doubt they are all class managers. However, at chelsea i think all 3 would have been sacked because they would have all failed in their 1st season and instant success winning fans would want them sacked.



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09 Feb 2019 16:21:50
Thanks ed.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}



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09 Feb 2019 12:35:08
Thanks ed, very much appreciated.




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19 Feb 2019 18:56:54
Good post Matt.



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19 Feb 2019 18:24:41
Feel for the guy for being so stubborn. He clearly isn't thinking right. He knows there are problems but it seems he isn't stepping back and looking at the problems from far. It seems that he is running for solutions and is ignoring everyone in the process. By playing the same players that are letting him down and making the same subs is baffling and demonstrates his stubborn characteric. Everyone can see that his making mistakes barring him which is strange. He is so fixated into the job atm. If he is sacked he will realise his mistakes but obviously it would be too late.

I still give him credit for starting in blistering fashion.



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19 Feb 2019 18:13:50
Matt his got a persistent back injury unfortunately. However, even if he was fit do you think Sarri would play him is the question? He doesn't seem to change his first 11 much.



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19 Feb 2019 13:46:51
Azpi was as poor yesterday. Maybe Sarri should go out guns blazing and play players that want a career at chelsea or atleast show that they can play. It's obvious the players ain't grasping his style of football. But with Sarri it will be the same old squad again.



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18 Feb 2019 23:54:07
Lol Sid haha.