My Blood Is Blue

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  1. Manchester United vs Chelsea

    Obviously I want us to win, but I'm not really too fussed about this match at this point. I hope we rest Willian, Giroud and Pulisic, save them for the next 2, far more important games. Willian especially needs a rest! I would go with: Kepa James Rudiger Zouma Alonso Kovacic Jorginho Mount RLC Tammy CHO
  2. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    Have to agree with this, Kalou was fortunate to have been playing amongst all those players. He was so frustrating to watch, but fortunately, it generally didn't matter as those around him were so good, they'd make up for it. That was a ridiculously good squad though, it has a bit of everything.
  3. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    That was pretty painful viewing, but really, I don't care at this point, just happy with the 3 points. The team (and we're not the only one) are starting to look really tired, with so many games built up over such a relatively short period of time, even Man United looked leggy vs Southampton. I really hope Pulisic and Willian are given a break vs Man United, ahead of the final 2 games. Rudiger looked better last night, but then it was Norwich, but he at least seemed to actually be focused and concentrating. James looked the best he's been since the 'restart' when he came on and I just don't know where we'd be without Pulisic and Giroud!
  4. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    My point was more around the fact that Droy was claiming we hadn't used many academy players, so I was suggesting he compare our numbers vs the other teams around us and he would then see that actually, yes we had.
  5. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    1. Disagree. The mood around the club after the way in which Conte departed was never really recovered in Sarri's season, for various reasons and not down to a group of fans that didn't like Sarri or his methods and to label them weird is pretty low, I thought you were better than that Droy. People can have differing opinions to your own without being weird. 2. So are you telling me, you would have been happy if last summer, we had gone out and signed James, Tomori, Mount and Tammy (if they weren't already ours?)... I know that you wouldn't and most others wouldn't either. Obviously, to an extent using the youth players has been somewhat forced upon Frank, especially Tomori, however, James could easily have been loaned out and Zappacosta kept hold of, we could have stuck with Higuain for another season or Frank could have gone with Giroud as no.1 from day one with Bats as no.2. Whilst I agree credit has to be given to the players for the performances and earning the amount of game time they have this season, to try and claim Frank had not real involvement in that, is ridiculous. 3. Name a side in the top 6, maybe even top half that has played as many academy players as us this season? 4. Yawn.
  6. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    City get ban lifted, top 4 it must be
  7. Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

    By the time this kicks off, we'll know if we're chasing top 4 or top 5, I have a feeling we'll be chasing top 4. Nothing less than a big, comfortable and convincing win here, anything else will not be acceptable. I feel like the team needs a shakeup, but sadly faith in some of the players is so low, I don't know who we can even trust to get this job done. I'd probably go with: Kepa James Azpilicueta Zouma Alonso Mount Kante Kovacic CHO Giroud Pulisic I'd consider bringing some of the youngsters on to the bench for this one and I'm not even sure Rudiger deserves a place on the bench at the moment.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yeah, that's fair. I wasn't trying to downplay that side of his game, but it's his leadership qualities I think we need the most... a good, solid defender who can organise a defence and be a proper leader.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Both. I'd definitely be looking at Dunk if I were in charge, I'd probably enquire about Tarkowski at Burnley too. They may not be the most glamorous of players, but for me, they are the kind we need, a bit of no-nonsense British CBs, willing to not just defend to the death, but ensure those around them do it as well. You would like to think one of those two is gettable and then find them a 'ball playing CB' to play alongside and I'll feel much better.
  10. Sheffield United 3 Chelsea 0

    Terrible. Nothing more to say from me at the moment, I just want to move on and not dwell on it. Fair play to Sheff United, they were incredibly well organised, every man knew what they had to do and they did it. Our defending is simply appalling, individually and as a unit. Rudiger is a joke. Let's hope 9.30 tomorrow morning brings good news.
  11. Sheffield United 3 Chelsea 0

    Are Kante and Kovacic definitely out for Saturday? I've seen the reports about Billy, but from what I've read Kante is very unlikely for Saturday, but Kovacic is a possibility to make the squad.
  12. Sheffield United 3 Chelsea 0

    Will be a tricky one this and I think we may see a slight change in approach from Frank if Kante is fit - I can see him going for Kante and Jorginho as a 2, rather than 1 central and two number 8's. Could probably do with Alonso's height, but not sure if Frank will trust him defensively. I would go with: Kepa James Christensen Zouma Azpilicueta Kante(if fit) Jorginho Willian Mount Pulisic Giroud If Kante isn't fit, then Mount/Barkley may be asked to play a deeper role or he may try Gilmour and Jorginho together, but not sure that would work. Not easy, but a win here would put us in a really strong position!
  13. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3

    Well, that was fun... NOT! That was one of the least enjoyable victories I've ever seen, no idea how we won... but we did and that is all that matters. Some good points though... Pulisic, just Pulisic. Zouma last-ditch tackle, love to see it! Kepa vital save. Tammy goal. 3 points. Arsenal do us a favour here and we're in a very strong position.
  14. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3

    Gilmour comes in for Kante, no other changes. That says a lot about Jorginho's future IMO. Batshuayi comes on to the bench for the first time since the restart. Come on Chelsa!
  15. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3

    No Kante or Kovacic, that is a concern. Gilmour or Jorginho in the middle, you've got to say it should be Jorginho, but he seems bottom of the pecking order currently, so we will see.