My Blood Is Blue

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  1. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Sorry for the outburst all, been one of those weeks, months, year and I hadn’t had a beer yet! Must day I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many people have reached out mainly just to check I’m ok and it reminded me not to take this place so seriously, enjoy it for what it is and maybe just ignore some people on some days. That said, I think I’ll take a break all the same, maybe pop in and read what you all have to say and jump in when you’ve really wound me up to the point where I need to set you straight. Bloody Chels, look what it does to us (me)!
  2. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    I really do find it so odd, the negativity seems to have reached an all-time high, with so much of it aimed at our manager. We're 3 games into a new season after a successful previous season (regardless of what anyone now says, not many thought we'd get top 4), we've signed a bunch of good young players and we're not integrating them into the team. Things really are not that bad. I understand everyone has opinions and frustrations and I don't expect to come here and it all be roses and rainbows, but seriously, the amount of point-scoring that constantly seems to take place, the feeling that some posters are so above everyone else and opinions are facts and nobody should ever disagree is all starting to form quite a toxic environment that I just don't think I want to be part of anymore. I have more than enough stress in my day to day life, including Chelsea at times, that coming here used to be a nice way to escape for a bit with like-minded people who shared a love of the game and a love of our club, but somehow it's become so painfully negative and argumentative, I think I'm going to bow out. I hope I'm not overreacting after a bad day and a long week, but here we are. KTBFFH!
  3. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    The negativity in this place is becoming tedious, to say the least.
  4. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 3

    Exactly the same team I would pick too. Be nice to get in a position to get Silva on for more minutes too.
  5. Chelsea 6 Barnsley 0

    Watched the first half and seen highlights of the second half, so can't comment too much, but from what I saw the key points I'd make are: - Tammy was superb, for me he has played himself into the team at the weekend, with Werner - Havertz - Mount playing behind him - Havertz will be such a good player for us, the more confident he gets playing in this country, the better he will get - Silva such a natural leader, I noticed before the game in the tunnel, he was there giving instructions to Azpilicueta, presumably in Spanish as he speak no English yet. He's going to be such an asset for us - Tomori has to be in with a shout to be the partner to Silva, personally it's between him and Zouma for me. - Barkley a great squad player Now, let's hope we do something similar to WBA at the weekend, see if we can't get Werner a hat trick
  6. Chelsea 6 Barnsley 0

    From what Frank said after Liverpool, Silva is the only player who could come back in for this, others won't be fit enough in time. I would agree with Droy though, rather than kids, let's treat it as a pre-season game and get some minutes in for the first team players. Caballero Azpilicueta - Tomori - Silva/Zouma - Alonso Barkley - Jorginho - Kovacic CHO - Tammy - Werner Subs: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Mount, RLC, Havertz, Giroud
  7. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Yeah, I would agree, Zouma has started this season well, I just felt that Tomori really impressed when he came on and seems to have really worked on his game. Stepping out of defence to win the ball a few times, putting himself about and using his strength and was really composed on the ball, he really impressed me. I would say it's between Tomori and Zouma to partner Silva and then they should be the pairing when Silva is rested.
  8. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    46 pages... wow, I don't think I have time to read all of that but I imagine all and every viewpoint has been discussed over all those pages. I guess I should add my own views, but I'll keep it short and sweet... - Kepa has now surely played his last ever game for Chelsea. Not sure why he was even given these 2 games, to be honest, but I hope to god that Mendy is actually a good keeper! - James now number 1 RB? He's certainly playing like it, he's started the season extremely well. - Tomori our best CB after Silva... I do wonder what happened to his game time. - Why no CHO Frank? Natural width was needed not players being played out of position. - Werner is quality. He may not have scored yet, but my word this kid is good. Can he be on penalties now, so we can pad out his goal tally Ultimately the sending off killed us and killed the game as a contest. I'm not saying we'd have won if Christensen hadn't been sent off, but we were containing them and keeping it a close game and I think we could maybe have snuck a draw. Such a shame. This game doesn't define our manager, our season or any of the players though - it came too early for us and we had a few very unfortunate moments (individual mistakes) that ultimately lost us the game. Can't wait to get the other half of the starting 11 back fit, because that's what's missing, GK, LB, CB, LW & RW and I hope people are taking that into account if they're having a massive moan about the manager. Take those starting positions out of any team and they'll struggle, let alone against the champions.
  9. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    I should clarify, I'm not claiming we have a world-class fitness team that shouldn't be under any scrutiny, I was more talking about the criticism I've read regarding going into the start of the season with the current absentee list. Last season we were incredibly unlucky with injuries and how much of that was down to the fitness team and/or Frank's training techniques, I've no idea, although as I said Pulisic does seem the type to pick up a lot of niggly injuries, unfortunately. RLC I agree was a strange one, but I guess when you're out for as long as he was, returning from that spell out is never straightforward and Kante in my opinion as been overplayed for far too long and has clearly been asked to play through the pain too often and it's caught up with him now. I hope that whatever the reason for the increase in injuries last season, we don't suffer the same fate this season. I'm desperate for more consistency this season and that's starts by having a settled core of a side.
  10. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Thiago A will have had a break after CL final and then would have had a 'pre-season' with Bayern, whereas Thiago Silva had a break and then only 2 (maybe 3 now) training sessions with us, so the fitness levels will be somewhat different between the 2 players. I would be surprised if Thiago A starts tomorrow, possibly on the bench, but don't expect anything more than a cameo if that. In terms of the other injuries, what about Azpilicueta? The fitness team have got him back pretty quick and in time for the start of the season. Pulisic one is frustrating I would agree, but I'm more concerned that it's his body causing him the issues rather than our fitness team - he seems like the kind of player who gets a lot of niggling injuries. Chilwell came to us injured, we knew that; he missed the end of last season and so it working his way back to full fitness. Ziyech is the one I would question and would love to hear more about his injury, it seemed nothing too serious, however, knee injuries are nasty (I know first hand) and so recovery time can be longer than you would expect, but I would hope we'd have him back for at least our next PL game after Liverpool, otherwise I'd start worrying it's something more sinister/serious. I've seen a lot of people moaning about our 'fitness team' on here and elsewhere online, but when you look at it properly, it isn't really down to them at all.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    I fear the Kepa debate may rage on throughout the season as I'm not convinced we're getting in another GK. It's gone very quiet on Mendy and he was apparently back in training, so I wouldn't be surprised if the club put a final offer on the table and Rennes turned it down expecting us to be bluffing... but Marina doesn't bluff. Kepa in his first season was a decent keeper IMO. He made the odd mistake, but he made some point saving saves and these are the saves that seem to have disappeared from his game, which just highlights the mistakes he makes even more. It is all very strange. Although he did produce some after his initial period of warming the bench, against Liverpool in the FA cup for example. He's in a bit of a no-win situation now, because no matter how well he does, the moment he makes a mistake, the fans and press will be on him - he needs a long period without any kind of mistake before he can even begin to rebuild his confidence. Is there a good keeper in there? I believe yes, you don't get to international level, especially for Spain, without having a decent amount of talent and he showed some of that in his first season. Will he ever get back to the level we need ar our club? No, not with the scrutiny he will be under for the duration of his time here. It's a shame, but it just isn't ever going to work out for him here now.
  12. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    I didn't expect Silva, Chilwell or Ziyech to be fit to feature, but I had hoped we'd have Pulisic back, especially as rumours he was in contention for the squad last week. Desperately need to get these 5 back, all very important players for us this season and it definitely makes it harder vs Liverpool without them. With no Ziyech or Pulisic then I think CHO has to start, we need someone to give us some width, otherwise, the Liverpool fullbacks will have a field day.
  13. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    I'm really looking forward to this, which is odd for a game against Liverpool, but I've got a good feeling about this one. If we can get Pulisic back and involved that will be a massive help and Frank needs to never try out that odd 4222 formation again, none of our players suited it! For me, I would go with: Kepa James - Christensen - Zouma - Azpi Kante - Kovacic Mount - Havertz - CHO Werner Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Jorginho, Barkley, Pulisic, Giroud, Tammy
  14. NEW FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT 2020

    Thanks for the update Jane, hopefully, all is well with Michael and he just has other (hopefully positive) distractions in his life at the moment. Shout if and when I can help, be more than pleased to give a bit back to this forum and maybe my 'technical knowledge' could be of help with some of the issues you're having around new registrations.
  15. Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 3

    Havertz I could see starting, I feel he might be too good to not start, regardless of how long he's been training with the squad. Pulisic, I'm not sure we'll risk him, he's too important to us this season and I'd much rather (and expect) him to be given some minutes in the second half, with a view to giving him 60 against Liverpool next weekend.