Droy was my hero

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  1. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    Werner, Havertz and Pulisic will get 50 between them (assuming Haaland doesn't push them onto the bench). It took TT days to sort out the defence. Scoring big will take a bit longer.
  2. Favourite Chelsea Matches

    Would have been an amazing WB, and I always thought he, Ashley Cole and Kante were very similar athletes if different footballers. I seem to recall him playing RB one game. As I recall the oppo equalised on 35 mins, then Captain leader legend got sent off on 37 mins, and in the reshuffle Ramires got moved to RB. On 43 they took the lead and then on 44 mins Ramires got booked and so would miss the next game (...). What did he do next?
  3. Official: Chelsea Sign Christian Pulisic

    Started 6 of the last 7 now for club and country, and appeared in all but 3 games for both this calendar year. 180 mins in the last 3 days. And one hell of a committed performance today.
  4. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    Robbie Savage has already started tonight. Pulisic really was a fighter today. I wouldn't be too harsh on Porto or the ref, because I think he got away with making a fair few bumps look like legbreakers (doing what Porto did to us). Comparisons with Hazard are only not fair in the sense that Pulisic is really his own man. Not going to complain about the 2nd leg score, we were so much better than them over 180 mins, as we should be against whoever we play in the Semis. A 90 min final might be less suited to us though. The ref really looked like he wanted to avoid suspensions for the semi or final by keeping his yellow card locked. Porto forced the issue with some fouls, and of course by then it was clear they weren't going to be in the semi anyway. Porto committed 20 fouls and got 5 yellows. We committed 14 and got zero cards. Yes a lot of theirs were for stopping breakaways, and we rarely needed to do that, but it still sets us up well for the semi. We got no yellows in the first leg despite committing 17 fouls.
  5. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    This is a huge Chelsea CL night. Where are the Chelsea fans? Have they opened up the pubs?
  6. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    And yet he is the one who has screwed up chances twice. I put it down to spending the night with his missus - you can still see the lipstick. Well it might be that. Yeah more will do fine. Ref seems to be making sure no one gets suspended for the Semi final - been kind to both sides.
  7. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    How come no one is posting tonight - big game. I guess no one wants to forecast the result.~ That would explain a lot. Not sure about the last two, but yes for the rest. Though Azpi offers balance in a way no one else but Silva does. I fully expect 85+ points. I'm not going to predict how close that will get us to City.
  8. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    It is a good question. Given he started against WBA after a 2 week break he must surely be fit by now. Yet he was only given 10 mins against Porto in the first leg. My guess is that the question is not fitness, but whether he deserves to start ahead of Christensen (or Azpi or Rudiger) on merit and form. Maybe he doesn't.
  9. Chelsea vs Manchester City

    Not even sure this is true - Betfair has us 7/2 for both CL and FAC. Certainly avoiding the big favourites Man City in the semi of the CL helps. Usually I don't worry about the FA cup being an extra game as it is a week after the seasons ends. But if it precedes the CL final, that will not help. I'd play a weakened team (though not Gilmour - who presumably has been rested from the CL for this) The counter argument is to just take one game at a time and not plan out the rest of the season.
  10. Chelsea 0 Porto 1 (2 - 1 on aggregate)

    Tuchel being coy about Kante being ready, but I expect he is. Just to speculate though, if only Jorginho is available, and with Gilmour not even on the plane (see every other curse from me and a few others about him not being on loan), who might play? I'm sure he'd want to keep the same 343 pattern. For me the candidates alongside Jorginho are Mount, James and Azpi. All give up something elsewhere. Mount is the AM most able to drop back into CM to provide more cover during the game. Azpi is the magic that makes the back 3 work - glue when we want to be tight - flexible when we don't, and smart at playing the right role at the right time. James (like Chilwell) is the WB who can play as a FB when you have a 2-0 lead. And today is a game to start with the safe option a RWB. My call is Kante, and if not then a back 3 of Christensen - Silva - Rudiger with one of James and Azpi playing CM and the other RWB
  11. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Well shambles yes, but the kind of shambles that was quite predictable when they introduced VAR as a way of avoiding criticism of refs. It was always going to be inept - I expected worse to be honest. But since getting the right decisions or removing bias was never a goal of VAR who can be surprised. If sitting in a tin box and watching replays was going to lead to accurate and unbiased decisions we'd have had 25 years of added value from the SKY TV team.
  12. Media / Press

    I think that is a straight red in 2001 against anyone but Danny Mills. The FA did review it though. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/2221105/le-saux-in-the-clear-over-mills-foul And it seems Mills could have gone for a stamp on Petit in same game.
  13. Media / Press

    Interesting. He looks very young (still does) but given the team players I noted, it was a Leeds game in 2001, either October in a PL 0-0 draw, or November in a 0-2 LC win. The "victim" was Danny Mills. So it is a fair bit that he had done something equally bad to le Sox earlier in the game (you don't even need to see retaliation to guess that). No sympathies. Le Sox looks young but this is him playing LM forward of Babayaro (both games). At first site I thought this was the young hot head being riled up by David Webb again. But no, this is a 32 yo just finished his England career jumping on a younger FB just starting his (much shorter) England career. Le Sox's only excuse is that it is Mills. Ditto for the ref.
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    Yup - just showed how desperate we were that season. That was the season we started with 19 players aged over 21 , including Falcao, Remy, Djilobodji and 3 GKs which in reality makes 14 choosable o21s. I suppose we could have paid full price for Falcao and Pato...., we were that desperate.