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  1. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Not anticipating us getting to the final is a failure of Board management. We were clearly in with a decent shout. Once we were committed to take part then it’s down to priorities. Was Sarri instructed to play a strong team? What kind of preparation is it anyway to play a useless American team on a bumpy overgrown pitch? Loftus Cheek was the most likely to get injured as he’s been recently struggling to finish games. He might have got away with a ten minute cameo. Anything else was a big gamble. Sarri took a chance and the kid ruptured his achilles. In the end, we’re a football team that should be preparing for a big game. Not travelling half way round the world for a charity game on a dodgy pitch.
  2. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    The responsibility lies with those who arranged this exercise at a ridiculous point in our schedule. Can you imagine Liverpool or Spurs doing this before the Champions League final and getting one of their key players injured? By all means support charity games. But there’s a time and a place. Sarri was likely under instruction to play a strong team. But that’s no excuse for risking Loftus Cheek who’s been clearly struggling with getting through games of late.
  3. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Well the fact that Loftus Cheek was recently subbed twice due to cramping-up might be a sign that the guy probably needed a rest. Also to what extent are the injuries of Rudiger and Kante down to being overplayed and Sarri’s well known aversion to rotating his squad? Injuries happen at anytime. But suddenly we’ve got a spate of them at the business end of the season. And Kante apart, all pretty serious and similar types.
  4. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    We flew to another continent, a couple of days after the end of a long season, to play a pointless friendly, on a pitch that wasn’t fit for purpose, two weeks before a European final. Sure, Loftus Cheek could’ve got injured in training. He’s being nursed through a long term injury after all. But he was more likely to get injured playing on a dodgy pitch in the US. You could see the players were trying to protect themselves by not going into strong tackles. Or turning too sharply. A couple of the opposition players had gone off injured already. The pitch was a minefield. The Board were incompetent in arranging the fixture. I don’t know why Sarri felt obliged to give RLC game time given his recent injury problems. Personally, I was amazed he even started Hazard. Word is that Sarri was instructed to play his strongest side by the Board. We should never have played the game in the first place. And Sarri should not have started RLC. It’s amateur stuff and no way to run a proper football club.
  5. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Completely predictable. Idiots run this club.
  6. Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Disappointing to see Sarri play Loftus-Cheek on a bog of a pitch in a pointless US match. And then see him being carried off the pitch with what looks like a serious injury. Hope it’s not the end of his season. But it didn’t look good. Breathtaking stupidity of all involved in organising such a match before a major final.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    When we’re constantly linked to the likes of Coutinho I sometimes think we’d actually be better off with a transfer ban.
  8. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    And the ref puts everyone out of their misery.
  9. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    Pedro has been a masterclass in incompetence.
  10. Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0

    Stronger line up than I expected. Thought a few more would be getting a rest. Surprised to see Loftus Cheek starting after he went off on Thursday. Just hope we emerge unscathed. It’s a relief nothing is riding on this game and we don’t need a result.
  11. Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (Chelsea win on penalties)

    69,000 capacity stadium. 6,000 tickets for Arsenal. 6,000 tickets for Chelsea. Who gets the remaining 57,000?
  12. Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (Chelsea win on penalties)

    Baku FFS. What numpty came up with that one?
  13. Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (Chelsea win on penalties)

    Well if we'd lost that, we'd have no complaints. I know it's not our only problem, but any chance we could bring in a striker before the final? My god, Giroud and Higuain are a pair of donkeys. I just pray that Kante is fit enough for the final. Don't know if I can take more of Kovacic.
  14. Chelsea 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (Chelsea win on penalties)

    Well that was the worse breakaway I've seen in a while.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    I thought our appeal was rejected by FIFA today. Are we appealing the rejection of our appeal?