My Blood Is Blue

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  1. Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth

    I'd stick with what we had last night, we need to get league form back on track and last night looked strong for the hour they were on the pitch together. We have a week gap between this and the Spurs match, so plenty of time for the players to rest then if needed.
  2. Chelsea 2 Lille 1

    Tomori needs to come back in as does Emerson (yes he had a couple of poor games, but we're much more balanced with a left-footer that side) and I'd also get Jorginho in as we missed him a lot against Everton (IMO). I'd probably move Mount to the left and give Pulisic a rest. So... Kepa James Zouma Tomori Emerson Kante Jorginho Kovacic Willian Tammy Mount Subs: Caballero, Rudiger/Christensen, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Pulisic, Giroud, Bats Tricky one as we have to win, so could be some nerves and they are playing for nothing other than pride so have nothing to lose - always dangerous. I feel like if we get an early goal and take control of the game, we'll be fine - give them a lead or get stuck at 0-0 for HT and we could be in a bit of trouble.
  3. Everton 3 Chelsea 1

    Don't want to dwell on this one for too long, just want to move on - defensively it was as bad as I have seen us for quite some time. AC and Zouma is NOT a partnership. Get Tomori back in and then partner him with Rudiger once he is fit. Azpilicueta has a shocker yesterday, within 5 mins I sent my brother and Dad a text saying exactly that. His touch was heavy, his passes were overhit and he was getting caught out - we really need to sign a CB and LB in January. The Kovacic goal should have been enough to win this match, as Everton were nowhere near deserving of a goal, let alone 3. It was a freak result in the end, but purely because we gifted them 3 goals. If they don't get that first so early, we probably win fairly comfortably, but after going 1 up, it was a case of 8 men behind the ball, run around like crazy, closing the space down around the area and we just had no answer for it. Massive improvements needed asap. P.S. Kovacic is World class.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    Was just about to post a link to the club statement. I love that statement and it really does turn the spotlight back on to FIFA and I would love to see it get picked up by the media with pressure then poured on to FIFA to respond to what Chelsea have said... of course that won't happen, but proud of our club all the same. In fact, throughout the process our club have dealt with it very well I think.
  5. Everton 3 Chelsea 1

    Silva going makes this game much harder than it would originally have appeared. Fully expect 'Big Dunc' to send out the biggest, strongest team he can with a view to 'tactically' hurt us and stop our players by any means. We should get the result here, but with the manager leaving you just don't really know what to expect. Frank has some tricky decisions to make for this one, with so many games recently and a very important game vs Lille on Tuesday, players will need a rest, but as we've seen, we can't afford to rest too many. I would go for: Kepa James Zouma Tomori Azpi Kante Jorginho CHO Mount Pulisic Tammy Subs: Caballero, Rudiger/Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Willian, Bats, Giroud
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ban reduced, we can sign players again in January... be interesting to see how the club approach this window.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Rumour has it that the ban has been reduced, still awaiting official confirmation though
  8. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    Let's hope for good news on both! I really do think we need some bodies in January, ideally a real top quality CB, a goalscoring CM and a striker who can also play wide if needed. Won't be easy in January, but I think this squad is showing signs of being stretched at the moment and the lack of quality in-depth and the inexperience of so many of our players is starting to show.
  9. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    Yeah, so do I and hopefully, it will be, but it's a long time out and so the first stage is recovering, then it's getting back to full fitness and then working with the team and coaches to get yourself match ready. Fingers crossed it's sooner.
  10. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    No real news to be honest. He's started doing some ball work inside, but I don't think he'll be back training properly until the new year, so I wouldn't expect to see him back playing until Feb/March at best.
  11. Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

    I think we need Willian back in for this one and if Tammy is fit, then give Pulisic a rest. I think what the West Ham game showed Frank, if he didn't know it already, is that the depth here really is poor and we really do need the transfer ban overturned for Jan. This game is must win (I know they all are), but we cannot lose a 3rd in a row in the league, then that starts becoming a 'thing'. Get back to winning ways in a nice solid performance and if we could get Rudiger on the bench that would be an incredible lift. If Tammy is fit I would go with: Kepa James Zouma Tomori Azpi Kante Kovacic Willian Mount CHO Tammy Subs: Caballero, Emerson, Christensen/Rudiger, Gilmour, Jorginho, Pulisic, Bats If Tammy isn't fit I would go with: Kepa James Zouma Tomori Azpi Kante Jorginho Kovacic Willian Pulisic CHO Subs: Caballero, Emerson, Christensen/Rudiger, Gilmour, CHO, Giroud, Bats Before the season kicked off, who would have thought we'd be so reliant on Tammy?
  12. Chelsea 0 West Ham United 1

    Agree with what most have already said, need to use some rotation here, to give some a rest and clear some possible cobwebs in others. It's obviously a tricky thing and so I would expect Frank to try and give almost everyone a rest over the next two games without causing too much disruption. For this one I'd go: Kepa James Zouma Tomori Emerson Kante Kovacic Willian Mount Pulisic Batshuayi Sub: Caballero, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, CHO, Pedro, Giroud I'd then expect CHO to start in the week (as long as he's fit enough) ahead of Willian, to give him a rest and Jorginho in for Kova, Azpi back in for Emerson and possibly Christensen in for Zouma, to give him a rest. That means only Kante, James, Mount and Pulisic without a rest and they're the 4 who have played least games this season, at least recently anyway. Any news on Tammy injury yet?
  13. Valencia 2 Chelsea 2

    Same for me, but from London Victoria - I'll probably get home just after the 2nd half kicks off, very annoying.
  14. Valencia 2 Chelsea 2

    Must not lose this, but the players have to be careful they don't go in with that mindset, for them, this has to be must win and get the qualification to the knockout rounds sorted. I would bring Mount back in for sure, it's just a question of who drops out - for me, Kovacic has to play on current form even though he seems the most obvious choice to drop to the bench, so it's not an easy decision for Frank. Pulisic possibly gets a rest ahead of the weekend and we play 433 again tonight? The other decision is obviously full back and personally the two in form full back are James and Azpi, James is really making a statement whenever he plays and I don't think that can be ignored. It's tricky, but I think I would go: Kepa James Zouma Tomori Azpilicueta Kante Jorginho Kovacic Willian Abraham Mount Bench: Caballero, Emerson, Christensen, Pulisic, Pedro, Giroud, Batshuayi I think it will be a nervy match, they don't concede many, but I think we should have enough for a narrow win. Come on boys! P.S. Hate these early kick-off times, bang in the middle of my commute, so I'll have to try and stream on my phone and have it cut in and out constantly until I give in and put it on the radio and just hope nothing exciting happens we go through tunnels!
  15. Manchester City 2 Chelsea 1

    Yes, but it isn't exactly a bad replacement is it.