Michael Tucker

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  1. Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 15:00, Saturday, 14th December, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  2. Chelsea vs Lille

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Champions League match against Lille at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00, Tuesday 10th December 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  3. Chelsea 0 West Ham United 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 15:00, Saturday, 30th November, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  4. Everton 3 Chelsea 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 12:30, Saturday 7th December, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  5. Valencia 2 Chelsea 2

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Champions League match against Valencia at Mestalla, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 17:55, Wednesday 27th November, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  6. Who will be the next Chelsea boss?
  7. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 19:30, Wednesday 4h December, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  8. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    So, if he doesn't come out, he's a clown, and if he does, then it's just 'routine actions'? That's my point in a nutshell - he simply can't win whatever he does.
  9. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    Plenty here can find reasons to bag the guy, but always fail to give praise where it's due. If you thought that was an easy save, then good for you. We agree to disagree. And how many of his regular, most strident critics gave him any credit for that?
  10. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    If he came out and missed the ball, he wouldn't 'look better', he'd look stupid, and then he'd be crucified by all the goal-keeping experts we have on here. By the way, did you mention the superb save he made near the end of the game that guaranteed the 3 points? No, thought not.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ok. But he still has more than 4 years to go on his 5 year contract, and they were probably a bit crap when he signed that, so what's new? Also, I can't understand why Everton would even entertain an offer.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    So why would he do that? Doesn't seem remotely likely to me.
  13. Chelsea 0 West Ham United 1

    Yes, he is. IF we get our January transfer ban overturned, and can bring in a couple of quality players, and show the door to a few, then I'm very positive about the second half of the season.
  14. Chelsea 0 West Ham United 1

    Frank Lampard knew there would be tough moments in the Premier League this season, and wants to see his team react to defeat against West Ham United in the right way in our next match against Aston Villa. Despite being in control for most of the game against the Hammers, we suffered a 1-0 loss as the visitors made the most of their few chances and we struggled to break down a stubborn defence at the other end. However, Lampard knew that games like this would come around sooner or later, given the strength of teams throughout the Premier League. ‘Shocked isn’t the word,’ he said. ‘I think the Premier League is what it is, no game is easy or given to you. I’m disappointed with it rather than shocked. ‘Generally, collectively, we can handle that game better, and I think that is part of the process. I don’t think this will be the worst thing for us, as long as we react in the right way, because I keep hearing positive great stories about us over the last six or eight weeks. I always try to close my ears to them because I don’t like them because I understand what this league is and the fight that we’re in over the course of the season and there will be moments like this. ‘We were never going to come through a season as invincibles or anything, it just was not going to be the way, so when these moments come they’re little tests for all of us and we have to pass those tests. Frank didn’t feel the changes to the team after the midweek match in Valencia affected the result 'Tammy was enforced and he’s been going well, but at the same time I have to think about the squad and about the course of the season. When we have a very taxing game where we give everything physically, arrive back late, I have to think about how fresh we can be for the game ahead. ‘It also gives me a look at how we are generally, because we’re not going to get through the season with the same 11 players, so those are the things for me to look at. I think the team we had out there for sure had the quality to go out there and win this game. The fact we performed below par is the reason that we didn’t. ‘I do believe in the squad and I think we’ve shown some great stuff this season. I’ve not had to say many times we were below par. Hardly at all, even when we didn’t get what we want, but today was one of those days. So I don’t think this is any time for harsh reactions and judgements across individuals or the team. It’s time for a look at a bit character, to see how our reaction is for Aston Villa.’ He has identified the need for more creativity in the final third 'We were below par in many parts of our game, it’s not one, but we didn’t do enough in the final third. That’s been a little bit of the story in our last three games. They were different, with Man City we got in the final third a lot and didn’t do quite enough with our choice of pass or cross or shot, similar to Valencia. ‘Today we didn’t get in there quite as much, but we need to be more inventive and generally we have been this season. My gripe this season has been more that we’re not converting enough of the chances that we’re making. Today wasn’t quite that, we didn’t quite create enough.’
  15. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Of course, had you actually bothered to read my posts, you'd know where I stand on that issue. But you didn't, so you're left to throw a few (predictable) cheap shots in my direction. My hero. Now, I'm done with this nonsense.
  16. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Yes. Is actually doing that beneath you? It's what everybody else does. If you say so. Good for you. Everybody is entitled to their own opinions on here, just the same as people are entitled to disagree with them. Read my previous posts.
  17. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Instead of asking this pointless question, why don't you just look at what I've posted before? Oh, the wit!
  18. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    You conveniently forgot to include the " That's football at the top level, and I'm happy with his work ethic" bit. Never mind, fixed now.
  19. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    Frank's opinion: ‘I’m happy. I know Kepa as a professional is a keeper who – and you can see it in his attitude and how he trains every day - is striving to be better, as he should do at his age and the status that he’s at. ‘He will want to get better all the time, and there have been a few instances this season where he would be the first one to say he can do better. That’s football at the top level, but I’m happy with him and his work ethic.’
  20. Chelsea 0 West Ham United 1

    Will be surprised if Frank sees it any different. Although he will be keen for a win. Or, indeed, Batshuayi. Sounds about right............:)
  21. Manchester City 2 Chelsea 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 17:30, Saturday 23rd November, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  22. Valencia 2 Chelsea 2

    This. People are looking for reasons to criticise Kepa, and it's as simple as that. He's not perfect, as we all know, but the constant bagging is just disheartening.
  23. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    So, where do these stats come from? Genuine question, by the way.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    Based on? 4 years left on an initial 5 year contract. Sorry, but I can't see him going anywhere.
  25. Youth Team Production

    Then you'd doubt wrong. As I said earlier, go check the first pages of his thread. Plenty had an opinion then, and most of them positive. As usual, you're talking complete nonsense.