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  1. Africa cup of nations

    9th Jan to 6th Feb is the AFCON. It means we may be without Mandy for City, Spurs & Brighton. We don’t need that. Others are affected as well but that is a key position for us.
  2. Next year’s draw shows us in pot 1 with pot 2 opponents from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG, Borussia Dortmund or Sevilla. How mouth watering is that? No fears now though.
  3. After a night to reflect & let the euphoria calm down, some thoughts. What a difference it makes to the game when you have a proper ref who makes his decisions & sticks with them. No ridiculous VAR decisions ruining the game. 11 players on each side finishing the game toe to toe. A defensive performance of immense proportions from everyone. Was I the only person who wanted us to get out & attack more in the last quarter? All the players stepped up but if I’m honest I didn’t think Dave could play like that any more ( he proved me wrong & I’m happy to admit it). A commanding keeper giving the defence the base it needs ( needs to kick better though) What fantastic support from the Chelsea fans at the game. Next season we have to find a goal scorer ( my ageing heart doesn’t cope with how we sat back). We need another strong midfielder. It’s going to be a long season with so many games to fit it ( but that’s what happens when you win things). For the rest of the weekend, no make that the week I will sit & bask in the sheer delight that we won & are champions of Europe! I will continue to read the comments on here because I just enjoy the wide ranging various opinions of us all. ( oh by the way, that was City’s A side). ENJOY THE REST OF THE WEEKEND EVERYONE!
  4. Absolutely first class. Just what the game needed.
  5. Just finished putting the dining room units together so now I can get ready for tonight while the missus fills the units. I don’t have BT sports but will watch it on you tube. Blooming ridiculous I’m 68 & still get jittery watching us on the box. I’d be less nervous there to be honest. Anyway if 56 years of following Chelsea has taught me anything it’s that you just never know what’s going to happen, good or bad.I’ll get down if we lose for a day & then think about next season or alternatively I will be happy for the rest of the week if we win. Whatever happens I’ll be reading the various comments on here. If I knew we could tuck a couple of the chances away then I’d fancy us but it’s our Achilles heel. Think positive, we make chances so we are going to finish a couple & defend like we know we can. Stuff all the media that want city to do it ( even if I know what a good side they are). We beat Spain’s top two on the way here so we have something about us. I believe!
  6. I’m thinking Havertz, Mount & Werner as the starting 3 up front.
  7. Good luck to all the contributors on here that are going to the game, I do so envy you. I always found myself less nervous at the game than watching it on tv. Have a super time.
  8. I just watched the slow mo replay of when we won the CL on the Chelsea site. Wow, when Drogba headed that ball it was the greatest header of all time & that was the greatest memory as a Chelsea fan for me. The players were giants when you look back at it. Can this side match them? Not man for man but if they get shown that film then they will know what they need to be & what it means to Chelsea fans. I read that Leicester showed what the owners meant to them by getting the son onto the pitch after their cup win. Watch the film & see what the players did to Roman that night in the stands. Whatever happens TT has to get them to play to their limits as individuals & as a team. COME ON CHELSEA!!
  9. Aston Villa 2 Chelsea 1

    The one common thread amongst all the comments is the lack of a goal scorer. Let’s hope that this is addressed in the summer but don’t think that we haven’t been here before when we bought forwards. Robert Fleck, Tony Hatley to name just two. Chelsea seems to have that effect on some forwards. We’re also lacking the bite of former players. Can TT sort this out in the summer? I don’t know but to retrieve what he has for the season from where he started deserves some praise. So for now I think it’s time to stop slating the guy & give him a chance. What happens next week, who knows? If Mendy is out then I fear for us. As for the media & ref bias accusations, leave it alone it just eats you up, if we’re good enough it won’t matter. Onwards & upwards!
  10. Aston Villa 2 Chelsea 1

    I think Spuds supporters are more concerned about finishing about Arsenal than caring about helping us out.
  11. Chelsea 2 Leicester City 1

    Spot on with the line up IMO.
  12. Chelsea 2 Leicester City 1

    Dave at wing back again & Werner up front . Oh dear!
  13. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1

    We’ll see soon if enough if TT can really do it. Simply win the last two games & Champions league football is on for next season. He’s made poor judgement calls this week although I thought that James on Vardy was a good call as Dave would have struggled for pace & Vardy was a spare part in the game, reduced to playing cheer leader for the Leicester fans. Playing Dave at wing back however was not a good call. As for the conspiracy theories on here I’m not so sure but VAR hasn’t helped us this week, but if TT had called it differently then maybe we wouldn’t even be discussing it. Got to move on, keep fingers crossed the manager doesn’t have another brain freeze when picking the team & just think that our fate is in our own hands ( or TT’s). 2 huge games before the CL final. Can the man come up with the right team selections? Meanwhile if VAR does us no favours this coming week then I might start joining the conspiracy club. COME ON YOU BLUES!
  14. Chelsea 2 Bradford City 4

    Jose 'is ashamed'. So he should be & the all the players that represented Chelsea today. I hope that he gets that through to the squad not only for Tuesday & next week but for the rest of the season. Then remind them what an opportunity they are wasting for themselves , the club & the fans every time they slip into easy street mode. I've watched Chelsea since I was 12 (1965), this squad has talent & they shouldn't be tossing it away. A humiliating day for Chelsea. Well done to Bradford. Jose, earn your corn now & lets see something special from Tuesday on.