Lump Of Celery

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  1. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Never concedes from a setee piece
  2. Eden Hazard

    Struggling since they were no longer illegally funded by the Spanish government. Seems ok if you are funded by another government entirely, see Man City.
  3. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Edit: Accidental double post
  4. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Was glad to see him try something different but have to say the subs seemed more out of desperation and rolling the dice than some well thought out plan being executed. Seems we have found out how to play against top 6 but not against lower opposition, ironically the same goes for wolves but in a different way. Very easy for teams to sit back and look comfortable. This has always been a problem for us recent years, but more so now. For me the result and performance says a lot about the winning mentality of the squad. Or lack of. We are in one of those periods where look like a spurs/arsenal/liverpool we can only hope we repeat the trick of pulling a major title out the bag in the next couple of seasons.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    I thought it was Kante that covers 2 positions at once. Drinkwater so good he fills the same position twice... on the sofa at home.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    I wonder if the 'registration' of players is actually for a set period or linked to the length of contract, or more specifically in the case of loan players. As a crude example if you buy a car you register it in your name and the unregister it when you dispose of it. You don't register it for any finite period. Otherwise any player renewing their contract could have to be re-registered too (there may be some mechanism with regards to non EU players who require a work permit) Possibly Higuain and Kovacic are registered with us, albeit on loan, until we say otherwise.
  7. Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

    Must take advantage of Spurs losing again!
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Monchi has left Roma if we are looking for a DOF. I noticed we were heavily linked with interest in signing most of the players they signed during his tenure. Arsenal are the onesljnked in the press, think he worked with Emery at Sevilla before going to Roma. Then again might not need one if we can't sign any players!
  9. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    All the more baffling that Pedro played the full 90 minutes in a game where we rested all our other key players bar Luiz. Anyone scouting Kiev would have known they are awful away from home having not won in their last 9 European away trips and being a team with I think 5 teenagers in the starting line up. Yet we could only gave one of ours 12 minutes and he is clearly better than any of their players. Ironically maybe he would get more minutes if the players ahead of him were better than they are and put games to bed earlier, yet that only happens at the last knockings, if at all, for us. (Last night the team losing all concentration after the 2ng goal being another example, Fulham was the same) Too risky to drop them when playing crap, can't drop them when playing well. As a result the only chance of meaningful minutes is in a cup game in a cobbled together side where it's hard to impress and if you do, well it's against a rubbish team anyway. Best chance to impress is at another team (albeit probably not Bayern) and CHO knows it, particularly as Pulisic is coming in presumably ahead of him in the pecking order.
  10. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    You've literally just quoted somebody saying that and then pretty much said it yourself in the following sentence πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  11. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    CHO doesn't get into those goal scoring positions eh, good decisive finish
  12. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    You have to wonder what the score would be if CHO had as many of these chances as pedro has had....
  13. Chelsea 3 Dynamo Kiev 0

    Have been keeping an eye on Barkley and other than that nice turn in the corner he has not made a single forward pass or run with the ball. Even when he was played in with a through ball in our own half he drew a foul rather than run with the ball. Constantly playing with his back to goal and at least 5 times passed 20-30 yards back to a centre back from their half. As I type this makes his first forward pass of the game to Pedro and we score seconds later.
  14. He actually said something along the lines of he is not 'at the top yet' and that no player is at 18 but he has the tools to be a top player at 22. Also said that he has played some games this season and will get more game time each season as he learns and progresses. 'Not ready' and 'not a top player' are obviously two very different things. I think if it wasn't for the contract and BM situation we could be reasonably satisfied with his playing time so far this season. Arguably he could have had some more but with a new manager, new style of play, and the fact we have not been in a comfortable position in most competitions (also playing top teams in the cups fairly early on) it is understandable.
  15. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    πŸ‘ to the first bit πŸ‘πŸ‘to the second bit
  16. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    Two good performances against top six rivals, hopefully this is a turning point. Seems we are being a little bit more pragmatic. Also good that we won after dropping Kepa, that should now be in the past. Had we lost, or won with him playing, it would have dragged on.
  17. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    CHO does that all the time in training πŸ˜‰
  18. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    How often are keepers really switched for a penalty shoot out because one has a better track record. Sounds unlikely it was a supposed tactical switch to me, particularly given Sarri's usual subs.
  19. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    Don't like to quote myself but have just checked a couple of front pages and BBC- 3 headlines and stories on Kepa, no mention of Henderson Daily Mail - 5 headlines and 'articles'on Kepa, 1 headline on Henderson Again, I was unable to see live coverage of either but there is clearly an agenda. Also while researching the above found an amusing Souness incident after the liverpool game earlier asking the sky presenter 'why are you looking at me like that' they are definitely crumbling
  20. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    I've not watched any football the past couple of weeks due to being in South Africa and have been relying on BBC live text and these pages (including today) Kepa incident I've only seen clips so not sure what has happened but thought I would mention... During United Liverpool BBC mentioned that Henderson was furious at being substituted and gave Klopp a mouthful today. He is their captain and during an equally as important game for them. Will be interesting to see how both incidents are reported, pretty sure they won't be portrayed as a joke of a club for a bona fide act of subordination from their captain. Also curious that United Liverpool was scheduled for the same day as the final, offering a media distraction from one/both of those teams dropping points. Not even PL scheduling as two different competitions so maybe somebody else has a say so, one for the conspiracy theories. Couldn't keep up with the topic so hope somebody hasn't already said the same as the above
  21. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I'd just love it. Love it.
  22. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Wasnt even a 9 mil or whatever gamble on sarri it's now a 60m+ gamble on sarri and jorginho who we will never shift
  23. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    He doesn't have the players Yet uses the ones he has completely inappropriately
  24. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    At least it's going out of the FA cup early against a big team. Zizou or Blanc?
  25. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Sarri, supposedly a tactical genius of modern day football. Easily and completely nullified by Nuno, Eddie Howe, Emery, Solskjaer.... Worst of all he's not even trying