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18 Nov 2019 15:50:56
So what is your team vs Man City Guys?

My team for the game is the following; two main talking points - Reece James and Kante.


Reece James



I think Reece James is the player to handle Raheem Sterling. He is very quick and will be able to overpower Sterling physically. Azpi is a great professional, however, he will be beaten too many times should he start given his lack of pace and Sterling's pace and trickery. Furthermore, Reece James will be able to make the most of any attacking chances we create which will be vital for us in this game. He can build on that performance vs Zaha. The rest of the back 4 are no brainers.

I would keep the combination of Kovacic and Jorginho in the middle of the park. Not only have they been phenomenal this season, however, in a game like this they will be able to keep possession for us which is important. Against Man City you need players that are confident in possession and are press resistant and these two are the very best in our sqaud in terms of possession and resisting the opposition press. If we can't keep hold of the ball vs City then it will be a long afternoon.

Kante's energy will be important in this game and he is defensively more astute which will be very important vs Man City. Mount's omission makes us less threatening perhaps but I think Mount's influence will be minimal and Kante's will be significant.

The rest of the guys in the line up are no brainers.

What do you guys think?

1.) 18 Nov 2019 17:22:10
I would pick your exact team CFCShak.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 19:59:24
Good team Shak.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 20:04:01
I’d go with that too but I just hope frank sticks with Reece, I think he’ll start Azpi and then Reece midweek. Now N’Golo is back we can rotate in midfield as well. Mount should come in midweek to give Kovacic another rest.

4.) 19 Nov 2019 08:34:54
If only Kovacic can score.

5.) 19 Nov 2019 14:56:19
My team as well Shak but I have a feeling he will somehow squeeze Mount in as well, possibly for Pulisic. Not my choice but I think Lamps will play him for his pressing and energy.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 18:30:25
I have the same feeling too G8. Plus we got a big game against Valencia shortly afterwards.

Does anyone know if Pulisic has recovered from the hip injury? If Pulisic is free from injury then I think he will cause City problems, however that is dependant on whether or not he is selected.



22 May 2019 20:23:02
So some different rumours in respect of the managergerial saga, ones that make more sense.

Chelsea are not looking to replace Sarri even if they lose the Europa League Final. This season has been a success and he has achieved his target.

However, Sarri will be subject to offers from elsewhere and so if he decides to move on then Chelsea will not stop him. Due to the sight risk being present, Chelsea have shortlisted managers to replace him in that eventuality. That's where Lampard, Tuchel etc all come in.

This would make more sense to me if I am honest. As Ed said, the board won't be influenced by the fans or shall I say the vegetables (as ed mentioned lol) that have booed him this season which the media have used in their argument mainly. I just can't see the board sacking Sarri for delivering a reasonably successful season which of course was an improvement on last year.

1.) 22 May 2019 20:32:01
Totally agree Shak. If he leaves it will be down to him being offered an opportunity elsewhere. I think the seasons been pretty successful. Sarri’s been stubborn but seemed willing to tweak things towards the end of the season. We played very well at the start of the season and I hope with proper recruitment we’d be able to keep that form over a whole season.

Our form dropped off after Morata got injured and Sarri played Hazard as a false 9 instead of trusting Giroud. We never managed to pick up again really after that and I think players partially downed tools a bit. With a new striker this summer hopefully we can get to playing great football again.

2.) 22 May 2019 22:27:34
I’m now getting as bored with the Sarri leaving saga as I have been with the Hazard transfer.

Lets just win the final next week and all go on holiday feeling happy.

3.) 22 May 2019 22:27:47
I want Sarri to stay at Chelsea all day long but if things were to go sideways, I won't want to see Tuchel- named as a replacement if Sarri leaves. I think Chelsea dodged a bullet not employing Tuchel before now. Lampard is just the name that I want to hear. Sarri will win the Europa league and things will be fine.
I did lash him before now but I think he has done a good job so far in little time, he should stay.

4.) 23 May 2019 00:01:18
Yes he deserves to be charge for delivering a pretty successful season. I am of the opinion that we will only get better the more we play his philosophy.

A lot of fans have criticised Sarri and cited luck and the poor form of our rivals as the main reason as to why we finished 3rd. However, a lot of people have forgotten that we would not have been in the position to take 3rd position had Sarri not gone 18 games unbeaten at the start of the season.

However, there is a massive risk that he may walk should Juventus make their interest official.

5.) 23 May 2019 07:56:08
Yea CFCShak, the players will get better playing his philosophy besides, I am tired of unattractive football.

Do you know one funny that I discovered? Ed002 IS MATT LAW (HE JUST HAS TO BE) - their voice is just one and the same (there's no difference) .

6.) 23 May 2019 09:55:12
He can’t be obinna because I’m Matt Law!

7.) 23 May 2019 11:43:49



16 May 2019 22:20:49
CHO to sign a 5 year contract.

1.) 16 May 2019 22:39:31
That would be good news!

2.) 17 May 2019 09:27:38
I hope so. But wouldn't jump the gun.



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.}




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09 Nov 2019 13:26:32
More of the same and maybe we will break the palace defence. Abraham needs to get himself involved. It's been a frustrating given that palace have all 11 behind the ball.

1.) 09 Nov 2019 14:25:58
He was poor overall but one chance one goal I’ll take that 👌🏻.

2.) 09 Nov 2019 14:31:42
I did say more of the same and it got us a 2-0 win. What a performance from start to finish by everyone.

Defense was Rock solid, Zouma and Tomori look great together now. Emerson and James are brilliant full backs. This defence could be the future and for many years.

Pulisic looks a bargain for what we bought him for now. He is such a threat and could have scored a crazy good goal today. Kante covered well.

Special praise to Willian who has been fantastic for awhile now. He was different class today. This man is the boss when he wants to play and he has been consistent for a while now. He is almost the first pick in the team with Jorginho for me. G8 I know his your man and trust me his the boss when he plays well.



09 Nov 2019 12:16:48
James replaces Azpi for today's game. Brave and courageous decision and one I agree with. Lampard is all about giving people chances and now has thrown the baton to James. No doubt that James is up for the tast. Probably the best of the youngsters for me.

1.) 09 Nov 2019 14:30:14
He was great today. Amazing prospect.



06 Nov 2019 10:55:18
Group H is on the knife edge.

I can't believe I am saying this but so far we haven't been able to wipe off the Barkley penalty miss/ drama from the hime loss to Valencia. Had we scored and drew then we sit comfortably at the top of the table right now. It just shows how the difference in champions league is so minimal/ fine and could come and bite you later on.

We cannot afford to lose to Valencia away otherwise we are pretty much out. You would expect Ajax to get a result at Lille and Valencia would have a better head to head against us should they beat us. Must win game, however, at worst it must be a draw.

I still expect two wins.

1.) 06 Nov 2019 12:16:43
I know! I can’t believe that it is still so precarious the way we responded to the opening day loss. Just have to keep doing the business! Thankfully the lads seem to prefer playing away at the moment!



05 Nov 2019 22:01:58
Having come from 4-1 behind to level at 4-4 should be pleasing, however, I feel robbed that our 5th goal was chalked off. We still had chances to win the game. Brilliant 2nd half - lions.

1.) 05 Nov 2019 22:15:09
I know what you mean Shak. Emotional roller coaster, feel totally drained.

2.) 05 Nov 2019 22:17:05
I’ve only just got in Shak was it a case of us being defensively poor first half or credit where credits due to Ajax for playing well? See Alonso went off was he no good?

3.) 05 Nov 2019 22:18:01
Not sure about you guys but I feel gutted with the score at 4-4 given that we was 4-1 behind. Strange game and feeling at the end. Abraham needs to be more clinical for me. Batshuayi created more than abraham in his cameo.

4.) 05 Nov 2019 22:42:00
Danny, Ajax are a very good side but we made the situation difficult for ourselves in the first half.
Tammy shinned one into his own net when he should have headed it clear.
Alonso (very poor game) gave away a needless free kick out wide. The free kick was hit in with plenty of pace and beat Kepa all ends up bounced of the post back onto Kepa and into the net.
The other goal came from a good cross that was allowed all to easily, Dave was asleep on the back post and the guy nipped in to score a good header.
Apparently Ajax had one shot on target and scored three goals. That just shows how stupid some statistics are!

5.) 05 Nov 2019 22:44:53
I'm not sure what what happened with Alonso, he was so so poor. He gave away a needless free kick in which we conceded. He was defensively very poor and his link up play was non existent. There was a cross which was so so overhit and the fans got on his back after that point. Lampard had no choice but to get him off otherwise the fans would have probably started to boo him the more he carried on. Kepa was poor with his positioning today. Improved in 2nd half. Seems to be a liability and I agree with Ed1's analysis on him. Abraham should have been more clinical. We had chances to win the game clean. CHO was very positive today.

7 points for all three teams.

6.) 05 Nov 2019 23:18:16
Tom nice analysis mate. what are your thoughts, you reckon we will make it through? The the group has turned out harder than anticipated. I didn't expect this from Valencia. Thank goodness lille equalised against them in the previous fixture.

I think we will win the next two games and qualify. When we played Valencia the 1st time our young players looked nervous and we weren't as solid. However, we look a better side now.

7.) 05 Nov 2019 23:32:10
all part of the learning process for all the young players. it's ok playing a premiership match but entirely different playing a top European team. Just a shame that one of our most experienced players Alonso had a poor game. But as a group they stuck together and would have learnt a lot, which all goes well for the future.

8.) 05 Nov 2019 23:49:32
Shak, Valencia will be a hard place to get a result but I fancy us away from home.

We are Chelsea, so we will make it hard for ourselves in some strange way!

The Mount injury could be important over the short term. Hope it’s not serious.

Ajax will be without there two centre halves against Lille so could well drop points.

9.) 06 Nov 2019 09:53:02
Thanks for the summarisation Tom b much appreciated mate.

10.) 07 Nov 2019 08:20:56
Ajax plays team football, even without their sent off center halves player, they'll claim max point from Lille @ Tom B.



24 Oct 2019 23:42:53
CHO has taken some slack over his performance vs Ajax. However, some fans need to understand he is only 18 years old. For an 18 year old he is full of confidence and he will only get better.

As for the previous thread regarding wingers, I think we are in good hands with CHO and Pulisic. However, if both Willian and Pedro leave then for me we should keep an eye on Sancho and Ziyech from Ajax. I would stay away from Neres.

1.) 25 Oct 2019 03:04:56
Ask G8 his opinion he knows it all 🤙🏻🤣.

2.) 25 Oct 2019 10:05:51
Hi Ed001 good morning; what are your thoughts on Samuel Chukwueze as a winger?

{Ed001's Note - he has potential but he is just a kid and you already have enough young wingers, you need someone ready now to replace Willian and Pedro. I am assuming you are referring to that role? If so you really need someone ready made to drop in and help Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic etc achieve their potential.}

3.) 25 Oct 2019 14:46:03
Yes Ed001 you are spot on, I meant someone that will replace Willian and Pedro.

{Ed001's Note - that's what I thought. It is nice having young starlets, but you need the odd bit of experience to guide them. That 'team of kids' that everyone seems to think United won the league with was actually packed with experienced players.}

4.) 25 Oct 2019 14:48:05
Thankyou Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

5.) 25 Oct 2019 15:13:17
Who do you think in you’re opinion is now best to replace Willian or Pedro Ed?

{Ed001's Note - someone like Emil Forsberg or Douglas Costa, possibly. Looking at it, there are not a lot of good options out there. You might even be better sticking with what you have. Though Timo Werner (if the noise thing is not too much of a problem) has played wide as well as through the middle in the past. Perhaps someone like him, who can push Abraham centrally and add options wide? Just gives a bit more flexibility to Lampard when picking his team.}

6.) 25 Oct 2019 16:19:10
What about Depay, Thauvin, Suso, Inaki Williams or Felipe Anderson, Ed001?

{Ed001's Note - Depay if he is at it could be a decent option. Not convinced by Thauvin. Suso is a good shout, nice lad too. Inaki Williams always seems to be on the peripheral whenever I see him so not sure. As for Felipe Anderson I would avoid. Plenty of talent but flatters to deceive often going missing when he is needed or just running into blind alleys constantly.}

7.) 25 Oct 2019 16:53:00
Since you called Suso a nice lad Ed, is there something about him I am unaware of?

{Ed001's Note - no mate I just knew him at Liverpool. Only through friends like but he was treated badly by managers there.}

8.) 25 Oct 2019 17:36:15
What are you’re thoughts on Sancho Ed?

{Ed001's Note - got a lot to learn. I have worries about his attitude personally, the hype might be going to his head. He was late back after England duty. Ability is there but he needs to keep his feet on the ground and remember playing well in short cameos does not make him a worldbeater.}

9.) 25 Oct 2019 18:16:18
Your earlier comment ED01 about us maybe sticking with what we have is exactly what I have been saying. CHO and Pulisic are special talents and they have Willian pushing them as well. Mount can play wide as well and when Ruben returns alongside Jorginho and Kante I could see Lamps playing him in one of the wide positions.

{Ed001's Note - exactly. You don't really need to spend just show faith.}

10.) 25 Oct 2019 19:36:21
Mount is average out wide you should start watching games lad.

11.) 26 Oct 2019 00:22:59
Definitely wouldn’t want mount to play out wide. Happy enough for him to do so in desperate situations this season but come next season id rather we had a seasoned winger to fall back on if both Willian and Pedro depart.

12.) 26 Oct 2019 15:58:08
Exactly fuser, swear some people don’t watch us just come on here with awful opinions.




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19 Nov 2019 18:30:25
I have the same feeling too G8. Plus we got a big game against Valencia shortly afterwards.

Does anyone know if Pulisic has recovered from the hip injury? If Pulisic is free from injury then I think he will cause City problems, however that is dependant on whether or not he is selected.



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19 Nov 2019 07:53:32
Turvey your posts these days are very sensible I have to agree. Berge may be a talent, however in Ampadu we have somebody with massive potential and I am sure as soon as he gets exposure at Chelsea he will do well. However, it all depends on what position chelsea want to play him.



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12 Nov 2019 19:54:14
Lol Matt, they are called wonder kids. You got to be in it to win it mate haha.



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11 Nov 2019 20:33:39
Ed2 did say it's old news. However, I will add that the he looks and plays like an old school brazilian - Kaka mould. He could be phenomenal. Big and strong.



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07 Aug 2019 18:43:48
Wrong timing ahead of the Man Utd game.

Club ain't that daft to create a story by selling Luiz knowing they are banned and before a big game. Adverse media.

Luiz probably knows he will be phased out slowly and has been told at arsenal he will be integral. If this is the case then what a way to end a terrific career at chelsea.




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16 Nov 2019 10:01:40
Ed2 you have hit the nail on the head. Most of liverpools squad is formed of players that have been coached and developed to become stars. Credit to Klopp and his staff.

kepa, morata, Pulisic, Jorginho etc have all cost a lot. However, spending money isn't always the answer and doesn't guarantee world class players. Speak to Man Utd fans to start off. With money comes pressure and a lot of scrutiny. Some posters wanted Pepe last year, however would you want him over Pulisic or CHO now?



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16 Nov 2019 09:45:39
We don't need Chilwell when we have Emerson who has been superb for us. Why spend over the odds for Chilwell, It doesn't make sense. That move will totally hinder Emerson and the eventuality is that he gets sold to another big team and one we may live to regret.

3 assists against a below average team and his world class now? Will you lot be wanting Ricardo Pereira soon given that his been on form too? Utd fans did the same when they signed Maguire and I wonder how well he has done.



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15 Nov 2019 15:13:41
Agree TomB, he deserves a contract and deserves to stay.



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13 Nov 2019 20:24:02
Agree 100 percent TK.



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12 Nov 2019 19:56:58
Jorginho is the main player in Lampard team sheet and rightfully so. I don't want to get into any debates but he is ahead of the trio for me. His creativity is what does it for me. Leader on the pitch.