Johnny Bee

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  1. Chelsea 2 Sheffield United 2

    Well said, agree 100% Patience is the key.
  2. Chelsea 2 Sheffield United 2

    Could be that SFL thinks this game is one of our easier matches (famous last words) and wants to give his 2nd choice defensive pair a game with a view to pairing his 1st choice partnership of Christensen and Rudiger after the international break?
  3. Norwich City 2 Chelsea 3

    For what’s its worth I think he has been great since and including the Europa final. Yesterday he was great, they even did a few minutes on MOTD highlighting how well he played. I was unimpressed when we signed him permanently but I am happy to be wrong and think he has looked a completely different player to last season.
  4. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    My expectations for this season are that we are competitive in a cup or two and finish top 6. The transfer ban gives us a unique opportunity to see exactly what our youth setup is made of. I and many fans have been screaming out for our youth to have a chance and this season they will. I suspect we will see performances that will provide great optimism (Wednesday) and others (today) where the reality of the situation is all too clear. I always felt that a draw was the most likely scenario, Leicester are a good side, Rogers is a good manager and on the back of 120 minutes in midweek we were always going to run out of steam at some point today giving Leicester a route back in to the match. I was surprised that SFL did not make a few more changes given the midweek game, I thought Alonso would get a start as well as Willian and Rudiger/Tamori. Emerson was superb, Willian awful when he came on and the centre of our defence played pretty well so maybe Frank got it right and the fact we have a weaker squad than normal means that when the Champions league starts and we are playing 2 games a week this sort of performance could come along all too often. On the game today we started superbly, fell off the pace and did not perform in the 2nd half. A draw was probably a fair result over the 90 minutes but given Leicester finished so well it is understandable that they will feel they could / should have got the win. The defence did well for me, Zouma has put his nightmare against Utd behind him and showed a range of passing today that I was not sure he was capable of, Christensen was his usual tidy self, Dave is not the player he was 2 years ago and going forward is a liability (did he hit one decent cross) however Emerson was great again. For me, Emerson has been one of our best players so far this season. The midfield three was too disjointed today. I like a midfield 3 of Kova, Jorginho and Kante. The way that they interchanged on Wednesday was a delight. Mount is a superb talent and did well today, but I question whether he has the tactical awareness yet defensively. As the game wore on the midfield three looked more and more disjointed. This could of course be down to fatigue. Pulisic did ok but he is young and will have games where he does well and others where you would not know he was playing, today was more the later. With Pedro you can flip a coin as to whether he is great or not, today he was not. What he does do is work and so I can forgive him when he is off the boil although some of his decisions today in the final third did have me ripping my hair out. That said I would pick him every day over Willian, in my head Willian is an amazing player, talented, skilful, forward thinking, in reality he is lazy, frustrating and a poor decision maker. The biggest problem for me is up front. I just don’t see Giroud or Tammy being the answer. Giroud can hold up the ball but is so slow and static that we have very little threat in the box when he plays. Tammy has improved, shows good movement and better hold up play (than a few seasons ago) but will he get us 15+ goals? I doubt it. Maybe Bats will do the job but the fact that SFL has not used him yet tells me he does not fancy him. The next three games should provide an opportunity to get some decent points on the board and take a bit of pressure off. Whatever happens though we must stay behind Frank and the team, this season is a season of transition. Give the younger players game time, work out who is good enough and who isn’t and next summer give Frank the opportunity to spend some money to strengthen where we are weak. We have a well-educated, well spoken leader who is a hero to us all as our head coach with a unique opportunity to develop our youth and give them the opportunity to shine. I pray that he and the team do well enough to keep the wolves from the door and he gets the opportunity to do his thing and bring success to our club over the long term. There will be bumps (like today) but I have faith that he is the right man to do it given the time. Carefree!
  5. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    That isn’t true, this season the ‘VAR’ ref can inform the on field ref if they have missed something. There is a video showing how it operates on the Sky website.
  6. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    He hasn’t. Twitter rumour only.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Can’t argue that he isn’t slow. Quick brain, slow feet. Hopefully one will compensate for the other! Ironically Kyle Walker is probably the other way round! :-)
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well said. Christensen apart for a period towards the end of last season where his form dropped (probably due to being overplayed) was quality, he had a decent World Cup too. He will do well again next year. Luiz I love but a lot depend on what mood he is in, I hope we see the Luiz from 2016/17. I can see Rudiger and Christensen being the main pairing but I have not written off Cahill either, he is not as bad as some make out and I suspect will do a decent job if he plays. Alonso gets a bad press, the guy oozes technique and despite many people on here saying he is not good enough whenever I see him he is absolutely one of the best players. He got voted in to the premier league team of the year last year, can’t be that bad! The two goals against The Spuds last year should have given him legend status rather than the constant calls to upgrade! We could have Rahman back or a Luke Shaw. I know who I would rather. Defensively I think we will be fine, I too (like most it seems) have worries about our forward line and our ability to score enough goals. 2 days until kick off! Getting excited!
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    I know quite a few Fulham season ticket holders (half my family are Fulham, fortunately I chose the right half) and they all think that both players are poor particularly Piazon. Kalas played a bit more (29 starts) but Piazon only started 16 games, neither integral and I think we will be lucky to get a set of kit and a Mars bar for them.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think you will find he is away in Tenerife with his kids, according to his Instagram account he is anyway. I think you need to let go of the TC hating.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Being reported on sky sports web site, will be tied up in a few days apparently. With the players we have let go let's hope we start to see some coming in soon (and not Barkley).
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    It's because he invested money in to the club in the first place your expectations are high. Without that investment it is very unlikely we would have had the success we have. It is his money, he has the right to do what he wants with it. We should be grateful for what he has done and hope that his strategy moving forward proves successful. Who can blame him for not wanting to invest another billion and try a different route? When I read on here people complaining about Roman it makes me smile. Give me him over Uncle Ken any day!
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    TalkSport reporting Mata having a medical at United tomorrow. Sad times, what a player for us. Shame he is going to them but wish him well. Hopefully he can help Utd get results against our rivals.
  14. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo It's official, until the end of the season. I am officially depressed.
  15. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    I would rather have a goat in charge than Benitez.
  16. Official: Chelsea Sack Di Matteo

    Completely gutted by this, we are a joke. If the fat Spanish waiter gets put in charge I think I will cry. I guess I should not be surprised but I am just gutted, he deserved better than this.
  17. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    Ahhhh Micky Hazard....... as a youngster I was over the moon when we signed him. "A poor man's Glenn Hoddle" my Dad told me, which in my mind meant he was better than most of our team. As it turns out he was more of a poor man's Neil Webb. As for Eden, I am optimistic he will sign, he has bundles of talent and just what we need.
  18. Salomon Kalou

    Done some research...... Below are the games that his goals had a direct result on a win or draw for us (quite a few more than 7 or 8). As previously stated he is far from my fav player but to say he is our Traore or we won't see much more of him in football is nonsense. Scored in 2-1 win against Everton in CC October 2011 Scored winner against Benfica in ECL march 2012 Scored winner against Rottenham in prem April 2011 Scored in 1-1 draw with Everton in cup in Jan 2011 Scored in draw with Newcastle in prem In Nov 2010 Scored winner against QPR in CC 09/10 season Scored in 1-1 draw with man u in prem in sept 08 Scored in 2-1 win v Cluj in UCL in Dec 08 Scored in 1-1 draw with Southend FA cup in Jan 09 Scored 2 v boro in 2-0 win in prem, Jan 09 Scored winning goal v west ham in April 09 Scored against Sunderland in 3-2 win in may 09 Scored winner v Bolton in 07 Scored winner v Newcastle in dec 07 Scored in 2-1 win v full ham in prem in jan 08 Scored in 2-1 win v Wigan in 06 Scored winner v Watford in prem in 07 Scored in 3-3 draw with Rottenham in FA cup in march 07 Scored in 2-2 With Bolton in prem in april 07 Cheer up, smile, we are winners of the Champions league and like him or loath him Salomen played his part and he is a trier.
  19. Salomon Kalou Looks like Salomon is off. Probably one of the most frustrating players I have seen in a Chelsea shirt, often guilty of picking the wrong option however he can finish, is a worker, always puts the team before himself and seems a nice guy so on balance I am sad to see him go although I think it is for the best and we will improve in this area. Good luck Salomon for the rest of your career, it has been emotional......
  20. Didier Drogba

    Listening to TalkSquark and they are reporting that The Drog said goodbye to his team mates and told them he is off. A sad day but given the CL win it is a great way for him to bow out and I think he is right to move on. Over the years he has frustrated the hell out of me but also given me moments that I will never forget, he will always be considered a Chelsea legend. Farewell Didier, thanks for the memories and if you do happen to play against us again try and stay on your feet!
  21. Disappointed that AVB did not get longer as I feel we need stability from somewhere and I hoped he was it. I fear that any manager now coming in has to start from scratch with squad evaluation and we will not move forward as quickly as we could have done if we had stuck with AVB. That said we have not been good recently and with Chelsea's record over the years with managers (Uncle Ken loved a sacking too), it is no surprise. Robbie getting the job is something the board has got correct. Rafa would have been a nightmare. The fans will get behind him, the players will respect him and he does have some managerial experience. I hope he is bold and makes some changes to the shape of the team, we can't do much worse than we have been. As for next manager I am thinking an old hand with someone working under him to take over after a few seasons. Capello and Zole..... Capello will pick the team on merit and will get the best out of the old Guard with Franco to take over once the transition is complete. It won't happen but it would make me happy..... One last thought, does this mean Steady Eddie Newton will come back to help out Robbie as with WBA? Legend!
  22. Congratulations, your comment has inspired me to stop being an anonymous user and sign up to this forum. As a Chelsea fan who follows us all over the country and has been attending the Bridge since 1985 I find this sort of comment and response quite incredible, Supporting a club is not about getting on the back of a player who has only got one goal in however many games but cheering the team on whatever is happening. I have seen many strikers over the years who have come and failed, Robert Fleck, Chris Sutton, Joe Allon (although he was cheap and tried hard), Dave Michell (now he really was terrible) and Shevva to name a few but you know what when they put the blue on I always was behind them even if they went 20 years without a goal. The thought that because someone wants Torres to be a success and is rooting for them leads you to question their support of the club is bazaar in the extreme. Unfortunately over the years the fans that I grew up with who were happy for us to avoid relegation and cheered us to the hilt no matter what the performance was like or where we were in the table have been slowly eroded and replaced by fans who think we have a divine right to win and slag off a player who does not score even though he is clearly trying. Get a grip, thank your lucky stars that we have been blessed with an owner such as Roman who has invested the cash to bring us the success that we have enjoyed and get behind the club and all the players, not just the ones who you perceive to be good enough. Torres may not have got the goals that we hoped his transfer would bring but he is still better than many strikers that have gone before him and has every chance of still being a success.