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  1. Barcelona 1 Chelsea FC 2

    If that was what you took away from the game I guess your video stream was really bad. We gave Barca all kind of trouble trying to play out from the back for at least the last 30 minutes of the first half.
  2. Barcelona 1 Chelsea FC 2

    One of the things I like about Mount is he is not intimidated. You can see he has self belief and a real drive to stamp his mark on a game. He also has vision and football smarts. More likely to make the right play (pass or shoot) than the average player. What he also has going for him is a manager that believes in him. I'm genuinely looking forward to this season. I'm hoping this will be a breakthrough season for three or four of our academy players along with our veteran players doing well. For the team to do well we will need a nice blend of young and experienced players coming together under Lampard's guidance and leadership. C'mon you Blues!
  3. Barcelona 1 Chelsea FC 2

    What isn't meaningless is the way the players are starting to play more as a team. They were pressing as a team which led to Barca giving away the ball and our first goal. After the first ten minutes and we settled down that first half team played well together. I saw some encouraging signs that things are moving in a good direction. There was some nice link up play. Yes, we had a fitness advantage over Barca, but we made it count.
  4. Kawasaki Frontale 1 Chelsea FC 0

    Thanks! Yes. I have more time in preseason as on holidays. Also, very enthusiastic with Lampard now at the helm.
  5. Kawasaki Frontale 1 Chelsea FC 0

    Maybe Lampard plans to start him against Barcelona?
  6. Kawasaki Frontale 1 Chelsea FC 0

    Over these next two games we should start to get some clues as to the players in his starting eleven.
  7. Kawasaki Frontale 1 Chelsea FC 0

    Me second guessing myself >> He might leave a few players on at the beginning of the second half until about 60 minutes, starting to prepare for the competitive games.
  8. Kawasaki Frontale 1 Chelsea FC 0

    I think the subs listed may well be the second half team. ???
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yes, I hope I'm right too. I just get the sense that the board are trying to improve the team and that keeping your best assets is sound financial practice in this crazy market. Paying 71m for a 23 year old keeper will end up much better than paying over 100m+ for two midfield players who cannot grace the first team. As long as that GK fulfills his potential. And if the board will pay 71m for him in the hope that our GK position remains strong, then why would they weaken our midfield and attack by letting Kante, Hazard or Willian go? Particularly now that we cannot attempt to replace them in this window. Yep, I feel confident that we get to keep them for now. My hope is that Sarri's more creative approach will also result in 'results' and these three players will want to stay as the next two transfer windows come and go.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yep. When that window closes those three players will all be wearing Chelsea blue. (Or yellow if it's an away game).
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ahh! Kepa is the Keeper. I get it! I hope he can kepa da ball out of the net. :)
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    I disagree with your assessment because we have kept Hazard and Willian and Kante. My hope now is that Sarri can get the team playing a brand of football which will bring out the 'joy of playing' within Hazard and Willian again. Because for all Conte's good qualities, he was stifling our creative players and causing them to look for 'greener pastures'.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    "A very strange hill for you (to) desperately try to die on." Hi Jane. I think that saying is similar to, "pick your battles". In a world war 2 situation there would be strategic locations (hills) where a soldier's death was not pointless because he gave his life defending his country and his fellow soldiers in a manner that helped the cause. On the other hand, a soldier could make a reckless or thoughtless or poor choice which led to his death. Of course, the stakes get higher when those choices are made by Officers, or Generals, or Heads of State... or signing Chelsea's 3rd choice GK.
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    This made me chuckle. Mistakes will hurt for the club (and supporters) he is on loan to.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    You hit the nail on the head!