My Blood Is Blue

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  1. Liverpool vs Chelsea

    What I want to see: Caballero Zappa Cahill Ampadu Emerson RLC Fabregas Barkley Moses Morata CHO What I think we'll see: Willy Zappa Christensen Luiz Alonso Barkley Jorginho Fabregas Moses Morata Willian I think we'll draw after 90 mins and then who knows what will happen. I also think Liverpool's team will be stronger than many suspect. Salah will play.
  2. West Ham 0 Chelsea 0

    We drop our first points of the season in game 6 and from what I've read on the last few pages we're now about to tumble down the table and half the squad aren't fit to pull the blue shirt on... come on guys and gals, let's cal down a bit it isn't ALL doom and gloom. Don't get me wrong, that was poor performance, but every side has an off day. A few things I think went wrong/Sarri got wrong: - Rudiger shouldn't have played midweek. I know hindsight is a great thing, but this guy has played every game this season and we had Cahill who could have taken his place easily midweek. - CHO should have been on the bench. I didn't expect him too, but he really should have been - he would have given WHAM something really different to deal with had he come on. - Kante shouldn't be the most attacking of our 3 midfielders. I understand he has the legs to play box to box constantly, but he's no good in the oppo box so it's all a bit pointless. I'd rather Kovacic in that position, coming off after an hour for Barkley if he's tired. I was expecting us to struggle today, a long journey back on Thursday night that got delayed with most of the 11 having stayed the same, I'm not surprised they looked so tired and without Pedro being able to come off the bench to make in impact, we really struggled. We also need to invest in a striker in January, desperately.
  3. West Ham 0 Chelsea 0

    We're in agreement again, I'd definitely keep Zappacosta, just not as a winger. Moses will stay for the season I think, he's a good squad player to have, he has a lot of PL experience, he works hard and will do almost any job he's asked to do. He's a great player for Sarri to have in the squad whilst trying to implement a new system IMO - I believe he will move on at the end of the season though as I think by then CHO will be more integrated in the first team. P.S. Cult hero status as soon as that ball hit the back of the net!
  4. West Ham 0 Chelsea 0

    I'm honestly not sure, I should have caveated that lineup with my assumption that he was. If he is fit, he plays for me for sure, but is possible he could just be on the bench with Barkley starting. Agree RE CHO, but as I said in a post a few weeks back, I don't expect to see him until the team have a better understanding of how Sarri wants to play as it will be much easier to introduce him in to a side where those around him can guide him through the game much better with a fuller understanding of the system - this is why I think Moses is currently ahead of him in the pecking order... Zappacosta playing on the wing was an odd one though!
  5. West Ham 0 Chelsea 0

    This game worries me. I feel like it has a few ingredients to make it a frustrating day for us... Chelsea coming back off a Thursday night game in Greece (delayed as well) West Ham coming off the back of the first win of the season This is one of West Ham's cup finals We've only beaten them twice in the last 7 attempts West Ham will be so up for this and they will not let us settle and so it will be interesting to see how we react, our players won't get much time on the ball at all - Luiz worries me in this one! However I'm still hoping a fully rested Hazard will make the difference for us. I expect to see: Kepa Azpilicueta Rudiger Luiz Alonso Kante Jorginho Barkley Willian Giroud Hazard Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Fabregas, RLC, Moses, Morata I'd like to see CHO make the bench with Pedro out, but I think he'll still opt for Moses ahead of him for the time being. My heart says 2-0 Chelsea, my head says 1-1.
  6. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    This is great news! I've seen a few bits recently about other clubs sniffing around etc, so to nail him down is a great move by the club. I really hope he gets some game time this season and even more the following - this kid can skip the loan period and push for a match day place within in a couple of years IMO.
  7. PAOK Salonika 0 Chelsea 1

    So Jorginho, Kante, Willian, Fabregas, Alonso, Zappacosta, Barkley, Morata, Pedro, CHO & Ampadu all definitely travelling and Hazard appears to not be. Would seem to indicate we're going to see some of our key men tomorrow, at least on the bench and hopefully a run out for CHO at some stage (hopefully from the start).
  8. PAOK Salonika 0 Chelsea 1

    I agree Kepa should start this, get him some exposure toe european competition football and I just thing some more time bedding in to this squad. For me I'd go (if RLC isn't fit): Kepa Zappacosta Christensen Cahill Emerson Ampadu Drinkwater Barkley Moses Morata CHO Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Fabregas, Kante, Pedro, Giroud I wouldn't rush Cesc back and if he wasn't fit for the bench yesterday, I'd suggest giving him more than 20/30 mins in this match just isn't sensible/needed. CHO not showing on the UEFA site as being in the squad, but presume he's able to without being officially registered in the squad?
  9. Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1

    Good result, good performance once we woke up after 20 mins or so. Giroud makes such a difference, his link up play is so SO good, Hazard said after the game that he thinks he's the best target man in the world right now and I'd struggle to disagree. Hazard has such a good understanding with Giroud and clearly loves playing with him and for me, Giroud has to be the main man for the moment as Morata watches on from the bench. It's going to be interesting to see what we do come January because if Giroud continues to play and links up like this with Hazard, then do we really want to replace him mid season? Probably not, but you definitely feel like we need a striker in sooner rather than later that can get us the goals we need from that position... unless Hazard becomes that man. Shame Kovacic went off injured, he was having a really good game and is fitting in to this system really well - if we continue this form all season and get top 4, I can see him making sure the move becomes permanent. Thought Barkley did well when he replaced him though, I think he's showing himself to be our best option for CM4/5 depending on the need (Fabregas being the other option) and means RLC is going to have to work seriously hard if he wants to break in to this team, let alone the bench when all players are fit. Pedro v Willian is a great problem to have right now and as it stands I'm happy with whoever plays and long may that continue. Still not massively convincing at the back, but I did sense some improvement and feels like they're slowly getting used to a back 4 again. All in all it was the result I expected and puts us top which is always nice... I imagine (and hope) the press continue to talk up Liverpool and not Chelsea though, more than happy for us to drift under the radar as the Liverpool love in grows and grows. Also... how good is Hazard?! This guy is on top of his game right now and is genuinely ahead of all others in this league on this form. If he can keep up this form then I really think this could be his breakout year - which I know is an odd thing to say for someone like him, but what I mean is this could be the season he gets himself 20+ goals and steps up to be truly world class as we know he can be. Let's just hope Madrid aren't paying attention.
  10. Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1

    So far Cardiff probably look the weakest side in the league and so we really should be winning this game. It would be really nice if we could get an early goal this time so that I don't have to spend 80 minutes getting frustrated whilst watching the side try and break down yet another stubborn defence. In terms of the 11, I imagine Pedro will be straight back in, especially after having a break over the international period. Sarri must be tempted to put Giroud in for this, he got a goal for France and he's looked good when coming on for us... personally I'd give him a go in this one. Also, if Fabregas is fit then he should definitely be involved in some way, presumably from the bench as he won't be match sharp. Kepa Azpilicueta Rudiger Luiz Alonso Kante Jorginho Kovacic Pedro Giroud Hazard Subs: Cabballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Fabregas, RLC, Willian, Morata
  11. New Kits

    Oh, that is nice.
  12. Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1

    I don't like any of the international breaks, but this one is always the worst... you've just got the season going, excitement has built up and them BAM! we have to stop for two weeks for some meaningless international friendlies. But this time it's the 'Nations League' so they're 'competitive' friendlies. Nations League is so pointless and so badly thought through. Rant over. I'll come back to this thread closer to the time.
  13. Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0

    I'd rather see CHO come in at that point and keep the 433 and then Moses and RLC as the back up for those positions.
  14. Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0

    Kepa is young, he's had a last minute move to a big club in a big lead - he's instantly under more pressure than he will have been in for the majority of his career, I think we need to give him time to settle before we can really see how good he is. I don't think he's made many real mistakes in his first few games, he may not look to be super confident yet, but that will come and I do think he'll be a top goalkeeper for us for years to come. It could be worse, he could be Allison and have made that mistake vs Leicester.
  15. Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0

    Frustrating game, but we stuck to our plan and eventually broke them down and a deserved win. 4 out of 4 and I'm more than happy for the press to continue the liverpool love in, let us fly under the radar for as long as possible. 6 things to pick out from today: 1. Hazard is just so good, he makes everything look so easy. So glad he is at our club. 2. Alonso continues to prove he can play LB/play LB as well as he played LWB despite what some on here would have you believe. 3. Kovacic is going to be a great player for us. 4. Pedro has to go straight back in the starting 11 in place of Willian. 5. Giroud should be given a chance to start a few games now. 6. Morata still missing.