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  1. Apparently so...
  2. I see the logic in his choices too, but I'm slightly worried that this lineup has echos of seasons past where we struggled to break down teams that defend with 10 men behind the ball. I would be quite surprised if both Cesc and Batshuayi are not on the pitch at some point in this game. Gonna go with 1-0 Chelsea, late Batshuayi goal.
  3. You do have to despair at some of the immediate reactions sometimes. I wonder if a formation change to 4-2-4 to incorporate Batshuayi is on the cards now.
  4. Class substitutions by Conte got us back in front. Fantastic stuff.
  5. Would love to see Carvalho back as a coach or player-coach. Why not? Sure he's not going to start every week, but I can't believe he wouldn't be a positive influence in the dressing room. I can't see the club offering a contract to a 38 year old, however.
  6. "Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. Goalkeeper Begovic, 28, has signed a four-year contract, and becomes our second signing of the summer following the arrival of Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan. Begovic said: ‘I am very happy to be joining Chelsea FC. After speaking at length to the manager, I feel like I can develop here and be an important part of this team. I am looking forward to meeting up with the team on Wednesday for the pre-season tour.' Thibaut Courtois will remain No. 13 with Begovic taking the vacant number No.1 shirt. Begovic, who stands 6ft 6in, had spent the previous five-and-a-half years with Stoke having joined from his first professional club Portsmouth in early 2010. At the Britannia Stadium he made 172 appearances, quickly establishing himself as first choice, and scored the Premier League’s longest-ever goal when he netted a clearance from inside his own penalty area against Southampton in November 2013. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Begovic spent his childhood in Germany and Canada, representing the latter at the Under-20 World Cup before opting to play at senior level for Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was their first-choice goalkeeper at their World Cup finals debut in Brazil last year, and has accumulated 41 caps so far."
  7. So Sean Dyche has tried to play down the blatant injustices throughout the game in an attempt to bring "balance" to the debate. His defence of the tackle on Ivanovic is dubious but his defence of Barnes is nauseating. Link here:
  8. Referee has been shocking. I understand why some would interpret Matic's reaction as a red but Barnes has to go as well. He's been a dirty shite throughout this game so he could have potentially had two yellows. Also cannot believe neither of those obvious penalties was not given.
  9. Phew, what a let-off!
  10. Just wait till Lampard scores the winner for them... >.<
  11. Hi - Just wanted to double check whether my name can be changed or not? My current one adds to the trauma whenever I see Mata in a Manure shirt... edit:: Although at this rate that will happen less and less!
  12. Since I've had some terrible luck with my amalgamation of Mata and Lukaku, I would like to change my name to something completely unrelated. Please could my username become Panda, which also appears to have become my RL nickname. This way I will hopefully not contribute to any more promising players leaving the club. Thanks!
  13. Is this a slight cause for concern?
  14. West Brom 1 - 3 Chelsea Hazard Salah Eto'o
  15. Unbelievable performance first half. I have to admit though I've got a really really horrible nagging feeling that Matic is going to get a second yellow...