tradu81

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm disappointed in Chelsea FC in this transfer Window. Falcao will be a 50\50 gamble but as long as he does a well as Drogba its ok. We are not aggressive nor are we targeting the top players instead we are looking for squad players. We need to be aggressive in the Pogba pursuit. When Matic or Fabregas was out we were not the same side and so we need a player whom can come in in an event one of these guys are out which is why I believe we should go hard on Pogba. Barcelona won't be able to sign him until 2016 so we must try and sign him now. I'm sick of targeting squad players, Cuadrado, Salah, Schurrle, Willian etc. Do disreepect to these guys as they are good players but they are not unique, there are many players with the same qualities. We need players whom are big players, Real Madrid, Barcelona sign someone big every season. Surely Mourinho doesn't think Falcao is that man. 3 years ago I would have been thrilled but not after what I saw last season. I mean what players have we been linked with, Arda Turan, Douglas Costa, Song, Khedira, Witsel, Koke, Griezmann, Icardi etc. Some of these guys like Koke, Griezmann are great targets, some are not whilst some are not available unless you splash the cash. With FFP being more lenient I'm sure Chelsea can spend, why not spend 100 Million on Pogba, other clubs would and no one cares. I feel to get top players, players whom will improve your first 11 you need to spend big even though we very well know its overpriced or not market value. Truth of the matter is if we keep letting Barcelona and Real Madrid get the best players then we will always be behind in the UCL.
  2. West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 0

    It would be nice to get a win here and a great opportunity for youngsters to express themselves. Probable Line-Up: ..........................................................................Courtois Azpilicueta......................................Zouma\Cahill.............Terry..................................Luis ............................................................Mikel......................Ake Cuadrado.....................................................Loftus-Cheek.......................................Brown ....................................................................Solanke Now that would be something. Not sure if we would win but certainly a great chance for the youngsters to show case their skill. Cuadrado needs to step it up. He honestly looks slow, sluggish and sloppy. I don't understand how a player who everyone had high hopes for can be so bad.
  3. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    Not a bad result considering we are champions already. I was shocked but glad to see Zouma starting and Loftus-Cheek. I really do hope Zouma does not have a bad injury, knee and that could really affect one our most exciting prospects. RLF did quite well, showed maturity, good on the ball, strong and actually looked confident. The more senior players also looked comfortable giving him the ball which is always a good sign. I though we were ok but not great. Hazard had his poorest game in my opinion, did not look like he wanted to play, did not dribble like he usually does, bad decision making and unforced errors, lacked energy etc. For me he would have been off at HT. Even though the season is effectively over for us, I still cannot believe how hard goals are to come by for us. We have hardy scored more than 2 goals in 2015 or better yet in the last month or so. Willian and Fabregas were excellent but Willian misses way to much, Fabregas looked really lively whilst Mikel held our midfield well in my opinion. Filipe Luis showed glimpses of what he is capable of but also made a couple of errors. All in all another game where we did not lose and could have won had we wanted it more. What I'd like to see these remaining two matches is more youth playing, Nathan Ake has done more than enough to warrant a start over the years, he can play anywhere, DM, CB, LB etc. Also Solanke or Brown to play Up front for once. Mourinho talks about inexperience but look at Sterling, Ibe at Liverpool, everyone has to start somewhere. Have some faith.
  4. Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

    Lets not do Liverpool any favours, yes we have won the title but lets hope the boys finish the season off on a high. I'm pretty certain Mourinho is aware of this and will have a motivational plan heading into these last remaining fixtures. Ramires will still be absent not sure about Oscar and Costa though. Mourinho did say he would not risk Costa if we won the title which is a pitty as I wanted him to top the scoring charts. As for Oscar, I'm not sure if he is still concussed as he did not feature last game. If Oscar is fit, he should start. Zouma should definitely get a start, give the legend Terry a rest and I'd like to see Ake play either DM or LB. But I guess if w want to win we need to play a strong side out there so maybe Zouma and Ake will have to wait.
  5. Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 0

    We got the job done and after 5 years in the waiting we finally have claimed the EPL crown. Not a very entertaining performance but I feel this season was all about getting the results and Mourinho has done fantastically well. Clearly the best team in the EPL. Work should not stop here, we must try and get to 92 points and finish the season strongly. No point in letting our guard down. We must be ruthless especially against Liverpool. Don't give them a sniff. Terry and Cahill have played great lately but I would like to see Zouma play his natural position in these remaining matches. Zouma has been very mature for his age and his performances have been staggering when called upon given his age we must give him the time he deserves., I also hope these last few games will allow us to give some youth game time, sitting on the bench is not game time and I fail to see how they develop that way.
  6. Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 0

    I can't see anything but a win against Crystal Palace. Its written on the cards. We will be champions. I feel that we have shown we know how to win and grind these results. The players want it, Mourinho wants it, the fans want it, Chelsea FC want it! Its inevitable. Unless something catastrophic happens like a plague in the Chelsea camp, knock on wood that doesn't happen then the title is ours. The good thing about winning the title quite early is that Mourinho can perhaps take a few risks and give some youngsters a chance. Zouma has been getting games but the amount of times he has used him in DM I feel he may forget how to play his natural position at CB. I'd like to see Ake, Solanka, Brown, Loftus-Cheek, Christensen all get some game time. I would also like to see Costa come back and start scoring again, if he was fit he would be out of reach for golden boot. Against Crystal Palace I can see Oscar returning to the starting line-up, perhaps Cuadrado will also get more than 5 minutes this time. I have to say Cuadrado is poor, more so than Salah. I know its early days, he must get used to the EPL etc but he hasn't shown anything, when on the ball especially. He doesn't look like he will cope in the EPL. The game is to fast, to physical. He gets caught out on the ball, pushed out the way. Doesn't look confident at all. KDB, Schurrle suited the EPL more. But we have time. Next season no more excuses for him. Probably line-up against Crystal Palace: ..........................................................................Courtois Ivanovic.........................................Cahill..................................Terry.......................................Azpi ......................................................Fabregas..........................Matic Willian..............................................................Oscar.............................................................Hazard ........................................................................Costa Subs: Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy
  7. Leicester City 1 Chelsea 3

    I thought we were average, especially first half. Sometimes it seems we try and walk the ball into the goals. Second half we were much better, even Drogba looked more lively. Nice goal by Drogz and Ramires. JT as always reliable. What I don't get is, Drogba was poor first half, I mean why even use him. Why not use the opportunity to start one of the youngsters, Brown, Solanke. I mean common. If your doing to waste a position why not benefit from giving a youngster a game. If the youngsters cannot get a game now he are we ever going to give them a game. Also Ake, whats the point of pulling him out of a loan and bringing him back when we don't use him. For 3 years we have been using him same amount or worse every season. How are we going to develop him. Seriously, Ake is ready, Bamford is ready, Brown, Solanke etc. Aside from that, we are a step closer, we are 10 points clear of Man City and 13 ahead of Arsenal, Arsenal have a game in hand though. We can clinch it at home against Crystal Palace this week.
  8. Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0

    As predicted 0-0 draw. Good result for us and I prefer it this way. Pretty much because we now have the opportunity to clinch the title at Home in front of our own fans and against either Crystal Palace or Liverpool. We are close and so far I think its going to Mourinho's plan. I thought we played well especially away, we had a couple of really good chances, Oscar and Ramires's chances were golden. I hope Oscar is fine after the concussion, apparently he went hospital at HT. Hazard was a little off the pace but still descent. Willian, Fabregas and Matic all did well as did Oscar. Our backline was superb as well. Another match which Wenger could not beat Jose now, what's that 13 games now without defeat. It must be killing Arsene. The title is near, I can feel it. I don't think Mourinho and\or the players will throw this away. You can see it in Jose's eyes and the players after every game, they want it bad. I can tell they are treating every game as a Final, very strategic. I'm already excited about next season, rumours are Koke, Pogba, Varane are all linked and Icardi as well. If we can get Koke or Pogba I will be extremely happy. Koke is an upgrade to Oscar, Cuadrado and Willian in my opinion and Pogba as well. Koke is a natural successor to Fabregas in the future but right now they both play in the first 11. Koke is not just good on the ball but a defensive minded one as well. Perfect player for Jose.
  9. Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0

    Its imperative we do not lose this game. It wouldn't be the end of the world but I'd rather us win the league sooner rather than later. We need to kill any title hopes Arsenal may have. That said, Arsenal are playing at home and are in top form. They will want to beat us obviously and know they must if they are to have any slim chance if winning the title. I honestly don't know if we can beat them this time, but with Chelsea we always have a chance. Mourinho will set out his team pretty much with the same mindset as Man United's game. If we defend well we will prevail. Mertesacker is out for Arsenal but this won't matter, Jose doesn't care, just like Man U, they were missing 3-4 players. Costa could be available, I just hope Chelsea do not rush him. Seriously, he hasn't played since he got injured, what's to say he won't get injured again. If he is not 200% ready then Jose should not risk him. Good news is that Willian should be fit and ready this time. MIkel is back as well, just in case we need him, Remy should be back as well. So if Remy is back and fitter than Costa, here is how I would start: .....................................................................Courtois Ivanovic........................................Cahill...............................Terry..................................Azpilicueta .....................................................Zouma............................Matic Willian.........................................................Fabregas..................................................Hazard .....................................................................Remy I have added Zouma because I feel Mourinho will go for a point here. I would Bring on Costa sometime in the second half if we really need to chase a goal. Drogba and Mikel can come on if we need to defend a lead. Oscar would come on if we need to score and if we need more movement and creativity. I predict a 0-0 or another 1-0 win for us.
  10. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

    I have to say, the line-up and game plan was quite predictable I think many people who are fans and non fans alike knew Mourinho's game plan. You could predict Zouma would play DM with Matic for example and you already knew how Chelsea's would head into the game. I bet Mourinho's training was based on dealing with Man Unite'd threats as opposed to working on our creativity and attacking strategies. Its disappointing to see Chelsea not going all out but this was a calculated victory and as Mourinho stated it how they in visioned it. That was the plan and it worked to perfection. Chelsea only needed a point and it would have been an acceptable result, 3 points is even better. I thought our backline was solid, lets not blame Ivanovic as he was not to blame for the space Shaw had on the left, that was due to the fact that Oscar drifted in the middle to often and allowed Shaw plenty of room on that flank with Young. Thatwas corrected late on in the first half and definitely in the second. Zouma looked about shaky at the beginning and so did Matic. Matic at times tries to much instead of playing a simple game which DM's should be a accustomed to. Fabregas was ok when o the ball but needs to get more physical, Hazard was brilliant, Oscar was pretty good as well and Drogba was battling. You can tell we miss a younger Striker who can press the opposition defence but Drogzis Drogz and always gives 100%. We have to remember Man United have been flying, beating Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool. Undefeated in 6 games, considering that we did well to defeat them. I would have liked to see Solanke come on for Drogba but I can see why Mourinho kepy Drogba on, his physical presence, experience and to deal with Man United if they had a late surge and sending crosses in. All in all, its 3 points, Mourinho got the job done, it is about results. All we need now is another 2-3 wins, depending on who we beat. If we defeat Arsenal and the Leicester, we have won the league. However, If we draw Arsenal and then we win against Leicester, Crystal Palace we win the league. I'd like to see us win at home, perhaps against Liverpool.
  11. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

    Drogba is unfit and that is purely because he only plays when Costa is injured and games are shared between Remy and Drogz. If Drogba starts again this week he will improve form last game because he would have at least 75 minutes under his belt. Depends how Mourinho wants to play, if he wants to play direct with long balls then Drogba will fit the bill, however if he wants players to run in behind then Remy is your man as Costa is out.
  12. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

    Man United are an in form team, they will be boosted by that win. The Chelsea players better be up for this, we need to step out game up as this is not Stoke, Hull or QPR. These guys will punish us. We haven't looked dangerous in attacking areas and looked vulnerable at the back. Mourinho will try and avoid defeat, break up play and then hope for a mistake or break from us. Its near the end of the season and Mourinho is very calculated. A draw against Man U and Arsenal would put us in a great position. That said, I have pride and I hope the Chelsea players have pride especially playing at home. I want us to go for all 3 points and I don't see why we should get all 3 points. Man Unted were lucky with a couple of goals against Man City, arguably Mata and Fellaini could have been ruled out for offside, we don't have Mangala so if Terry was there Fellani would have been offside. LOL And Young was fortunate with his goal. That said, Man United looked a lot more organised, playing deep and good going forward. Carrick must be closed down and someone must be prepared to battle Fellaini who is so dominant this season, he was dominant against us at Old Trafford as well. The other players in form are Mata, Rooney and Young. Our best form of defence is the attack as Man U look most vulnerable at the back, so we must apply pressure in the attacking half. When defending we must be aggressive, careful not to get booking but in for the fight. I see this as a draw if we play as we have in 2015, however, I'm still waiting for us to hit that next gear, so hopefully this is the match that does it. Probable line-up: ............................................................Courtois Ivanovic...............................Cahill............................Terry........................................Azpi ............................................Zouma.........................Matic Willian................................................Fabregas.....................................................Hazard ..........................................................Remy\Drogba
  13. QPR 0 Chelsea 1

    Another game which we grinded out. Have to say it was nothing spectacular. We were not on control, very slow at distributing the ball, even Matic form CM, we panicked at times and got into QPR's long ball game. I though we were going to draw 0-09, couldn't see us scoring at all until Oscar came on. As soon as he came on he changed the game, Fabregas and Hazard could play off him unlike Ramires. QPR was unlucky because we crafted a beautiful goal, a special goal by Fabregas and neat play by Hazard and Oscar. These games is what win you titles and we have been scrapping these victories in 2015, but at the end of the day its 3 points and 3 points which keeps us 7 points ahead of Arsenal and still with a game in hand. If we avoid defeat's in two of the games against Arsenal, Man U or Liverpool the title is ours. We must defeat one of them, most likely Liverpool but at home we must try and beat Man U as well.
  14. QPR 0 Chelsea 1

    We must be ruthless. Austin must be kept out of the game, very dangerous player. We will have lots of the ball so lets make it count. Who ever is playing AM's we need them to help Hazard more. This guy can't do everything. I've foreseen Remy bag a goal so hopefully that is one of many in this match. If we keep a clean sheet we will win.
  15. QPR 0 Chelsea 1

    QPR are in a relegation fight and this game could be costly if we don't turn up. I'd be happy with any win, thumping or scraping win. We need some players to step up as Hazard is the only player pulling us through in the attacking half. I'd like to see Zouma get some game time, But its probably a game to big to take that risk. I can see Mourinho starting with Remy up front and perhaps only player making way being Oscar for Ramires. I would however like to see Oscar start ahead of Ramires. I don't think we have anyone better than Oscar at this stage, not Cuadrado or Ramires. Probable line-up: .............................................................Courtois Ivanovic..............................Cahill...............................Terry.............................Azpi ...........................................Fabregas.........................Matic Willian..................................................Oscar.................................................Hazard ............................................................Remy