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  1. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    ... and every month they'd all get a game for England on condition that Beckham turned up as well. Actually that sounds lot like Chelsea now.
  2. Media / Press

    Which is what most non-club attached groups have said, and Chelsea has been praised outside the media for leading on the issue. It is the media that is conflating the best Policeman with the most crimes.
  3. Media / Press

    Yeah, forgot about fatties being sold for human labour for centuries, or achieving political suffrage long after thin people, and being disporportionately represented in prison and the long history of fatties not being treated as human beings ... I know mods could take the view this isn't the time or place, but this is IMO such a poor post that it needs another post saying as much. Quite. There is half an argument about non-Jews using the Y word. They'd be the same half an argument about Whites using the N word (Ali G?) It is quite different when Blacks use it. Especially as in most cases it is American blacks using the word where the issues have dragged on in a very real way throughout the last 200 years up to and including today.
  4. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    Sure but there are two separate things here. Being short of form and confidence I understand. Making mistakes I understand. Being short of desire to look good in your one chance is the problem. Ampadu - full of mistakes and enthusiam looked like the one player who wanted to make an impression. Maybe CHO too. As for the England comparison - England managers just don't pick their best teams in meaningless friendlies. They pick mostly candidate players who should be out to make an impression - for whom the game is not meaningless. That is what Sarri did.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not sure what point or to who this is addressed to. But essentially FFP was a con, it could never be forced upon any club, all that could happen was that the clubs might pretend to sign up to it, creating a kind of informal cartel (also illegal btw). If City or anyone else calls the FFP bluff, all that can be done is to pretend not to notice.
  6. Media / Press

    I entirely agree with Jane and others that irrespective of the media, these chants ought to be rooted out by the club, and to be fair to the club they do seem to be taking a leading role in doing that (far more than I ever hear of other clubs doing). Unfortunately Anti "anti-semitism" is being used left right and center to make political points. Mostly to cover up what Israel does, but it is also part of the attack on Corbyn, and part of the liberal fight-back against Trump which claims that Liberal beliefs are being crudely trampled on. That plus the long standing anti-Chelsea bias wrapped in part of the anti Russian Olgarch claims, and we aren't going to see this blow over for a while. Indeed, it is almost exactly what the Integrity Initiative would be paying for right now.
  7. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    Or anyone playing better will play regularly, and anyone who plays like they did yesterday will play once in a blue moon :) Nobody says "are", just "were". And still the club tried to keep the first too and let the other two (and Cuadrado) go. There is no point here, just hindsight.
  8. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    Only one of them played much at all. Schurlle got moved on after 18 months (sold by the club, whereas Salah and KdB demanded a move when the club wanted to keep them). LIke Salah he did get a PL winners medal, despite leaving half way through the season. Unlike Salah he has won other medal, including a WC medal But you are right, when we did get to see KdB or Salah they were a long way behind Schurlle and especially Oscar.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Edit after re-reading the story properly. Story breaking over last 20 mins - I can see the ban on new registrations being appealed too. Either much richer clubs than Milan will go down, or FFP is just going to fall apart as the legal bluff gets called. It never was legal under EU laws about competition. https://wwos.nine.com.au/football/ac-milan-fined-19m-faces-1-yr-euro-ban/0846e844-e2fc-4dc7-a050-72b0c642370c
  10. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    I also remember half a dozen similar players from Azpi to Hazard who around the same time grabbed the odd chance, made themselves undroppable, and along the way won a couple of PL titles. Perhaps some of those should have been rotated out to accommodate potential talent.
  11. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

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  12. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    However Sarri is doing right now, his EL selections can't be faulted. A slightly cautious approach to the first few games left him with enough points to play a radical 2nd team where 10 players are not in the first 11, and the 11th was the job/share partnership which shares a first team place. QFT again - because people seem to think I was agreeing with some other post. I don't think I have ever slated the younger players. Just stated some realism about how far away they are from the likes of Willian, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta and several others who don't get the right to start on a regular basis. Certainly not in this post - perhaps you should read it first. QFT.
  13. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    3 cracking goals and a tap in from Ampadu. Willian's fk was brilliant. Giroud's was even better. Both topped by an absolute class goal by Nego, a real belter. And Giroud's harder chance which just went over would have been best of the lot if it went in. Still not an entertaining game - I blame the players. Last sentence unfair. Dead rubber with zero to play for, freezing night in eastern Europe. Not ideal environment to make a big impression. Very much with Original 21. Other than Pedro/Willian, 10 of the starters may get 2 more chances this season, the FA cup 3rd round and the final EL group game. And that is as true for Barkley or Christensen or Morata or Fabregas as it is for CHO or Ampadu. Hugely disappointing performances. If Cahill or Moses (who are clearly marked to leave) played like that I could understand. But these guys look like they have settled for the B team when actually this could have been their last chance to impress. Or at least that is how it looked today. The Ref - so that is what reffing is supposed to be like. Between 65 & 75 mins, Vidi got nasty and kicked everything that went past them. Whether they were desperate to hang on to a lead, or were just tiring as Chelsea tried to come back, or whether it was a cynical plot, really doesn't matter. The ref booked 4 of them in 10 minutes - as if he was in charge of the game. RLC was harshly booked right after, but that was to be expected giving how quickly he was getting the book out. Now if only some English refs were watching and taking notes. (No doubt Poll and Clattenberg would say the ref destroyed an entertaining game by making it safe for the Chelsea players on the pitch).
  14. Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0

    True, but he has been winning that argument for me recently with goals and assists. He's picked up that Essien trick of bursting forward 10m every time he gets the ball, which opens up the field, gives him time to look up and decide what to do next, and makes it easy for the front men to time their runs knowing just when the longer pass is going to come. Pretty soon he'll be the most fouled player in the Prem - just like Essien was.
  15. Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0

    A very original and interesting point. So now the problem is that Kante is restricted to certain parts of the pitch whereas before he could go where he wanted. A curious contrast to Blue Rod who you quote saying Kante has always been a DM. I think you'll find we have always been suspect on the counter when sides play direct and move the ball at speed. So equally have our opponents always been when we do it. It's called football.