Box of Tricks

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  1. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Sack Sarri. Tonight.
  2. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    I see this point being made a lot, but how many players starting under Mourinho in 15/16 are starting under Sarri now? Not many by my count, so I don't see how you can accuse them of having form for it when most of them weren't even here.
  3. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    The Cup Final should be fun.
  4. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    Arsenalesque.
  5. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    If they play One Step Beyond at FT, then I can honestly say that I want Liverpool to win this title.
  6. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    Not even a sport.
  7. Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0

    She should go too.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    He might do nothing from the start, but if he turns a couple of games around from coming off the bench, then that could make all the difference in the Top 4 race.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    I refuse to believe loaning Batshuayi to Spurs is even being entertained. We surely can't be that stupid.
  10. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    I'm not going to pipe up about managers because I wanted Jokanovic, but that was thoroughly s**t and I'd sack him on the spot.
  11. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (4-2 penalties)

    This is a true test of Sarri's management. I'm not saying he should be forced out at the final whistle if we get a bad result, but if he picks 'that' lineup and we fail to turn this tie around, then we're wasting our time with him.
  12. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Garbage.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm all for backing the manager, giving him the striker he wants - and then he lives or dies on his decision.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Agree.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    There will never be a neatly packaged time window scenario for Tammy Abraham. Another loan to a struggling Premier League club will be pointless and tell us absolutely nothing, and may also mean we'd have to buy at least one striker in the time between. What we do know is that we need a striker now, and he's one that's scoring goals and on our books. He doesn't have to do much to better the output of Giroud and Morata. He's shown what he can do in two sides which have a bit about them (at the level they're at), so there's a likelihood that he can do it for us too. If we bring him back and play him then it's basically sink or swim - but it's the only way this will ever work - he either grabs his chance or he doesn't. I don't particularly want to use Kane and Rashford as examples, but they're pretty pertinent. One capitalised on having two struggling strikers ahead of him (Soldado and Adebayor), impressed in cup games, then eventually forced his way into the team, the other grabbed an opportunity when he wasn't even originally down to be on the bench, and never looked back.
  16. Chelsea 0 Southampton 0

    I cannot believe we're letting Fabregas walk out the door.
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Pretty much what East Lower said, as a wide option I think Zaha is decent although there are better alternatives out there for the reported price, but this whole Zaha up front thing needs to stop - Palace have been playing him there since September and he hasn't scored once.
  18. Transfer Talk Topic

    Certainly would be nice to see what he can do. Whatever the case, this should be his last loan spell.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    If we're not making any January signings then we should get Batshuayi back from Valencia and give him a spin.
  20. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    In a non Barkley/Kovacic timeline then maybe, but I can't see it happening. He'll do well wherever he goes though.
  21. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    Would be happy with those two. Less so with Pulisic as I think we need players who know where the back of the net is.
  22. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    I'd imagine so. Though I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up happening on January 31st due to sheer incompetence.
  23. Watford 1 Chelsea 2

    We're finishing fifth, aren't we.
  24. Tiemoue Bakayako

    Quick internet search brought up these quotes made before the game... And these ones after... This will run and run.