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  1. Fulham 0 Chelsea 1

    Well three points is three points. But that wasn’t very convincing. Sure they made it hard for us after they went down to ten men, but we had to rely on a poor keeper clearance to score and Werner looked shot of confidence at the end. We move on, but this season is stuttering badly and our midfield is woeful with no end in sight.
  2. Fulham 0 Chelsea 1

    Well we got a break there with that red card as we were under pressure. Let’s see if Lampard has the nous to see this game through. We should dominate this from here.
  3. Fulham 0 Chelsea 1

    Bad challenge. Almost cut Azpi in half Deserved red.
  4. Fulham 0 Chelsea 1

    Just come in a little late. What the hell is this line up? Have I missed something?
  5. Chelsea 4 Morecambe 0

    At last we string a move together. Werner scores from a Havertz header.
  6. Chelsea 4 Morecambe 0

    Good clearing header by Havertz there. Shame it was in their box.
  7. Chelsea 4 Morecambe 0

    What is going on with our passing? It’s like we’re playing on an ice rink.
  8. Chelsea 4 Morecambe 0

    Honestly didn’t expect such a strong line up. I guess the thinking is to treat it like a practice session, get some confidence, bag a few goals. Surprised Mount is starting though. If anyone needs a break, it’s Mount.
  9. Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

    I’ve got a feeling it’s likely to be Tuchel. He’s available. He’s German. He’s experienced. Still fairly young. I’d be surprised if we look elsewhere.
  10. Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

    Last few performances have been especially poor. It’s just getting worse and Lampard gives the impression that he doesn’t know how to turn things around. We’re not even competing anymore. You look for some signs that things are going to get better but everything looks desperate. We’re lucky that City took their foot off the pedal second half. We need an experienced manager to come in, play to our strengths and to raise the players confidence. I can’t believe the squad is actually as poor as this. It’s sad really as the Board clearly saw Frank as a long term project. Instead we look like we could really do with a short term fix.
  11. Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

    No Giroud then. Lampard has just given up.
  12. Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

    Really didn’t think we were going to win today. But thought we might at least put in a performance. Create a few chances. At least make it a contest. But this has been utterly shambolic. Don’t know what any manager can do with our current midfield. But Lampard is the one who knows the squad and has had time to figure something out. But it’s the same old story now. Kante and Kovacic. Kante and Jorginho. It’s just not ever going to work. And Kante has been living off his reputation for a while now. He’s just been really awful last few games.
  13. Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

    This is a disaster. We look all over the place.
  14. Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 1

    I don’t think it’s just today’s result that’s the issue. We actually played better today than in recent matches and Villa are no pushovers. Given the changes, dodgy officiating and injuries, 1-1 isn’t a bad result. The problem is the matches we lost in quick succession to Wolves and Everton and the match against Arsenal where we didn’t really turn up. If we’d been performing well of late then a 1-1 draw against Villa over the festive schedule would be forgiveable. But it’s the run of losses and inept performances of late that’s frustrating. We should be doing better. We should be more resilient to injury setbacks given the depth of our squad. I don’t think Lampard has dealt with things very well and his selections, tactics, and in game management have been questionable at times. I hope we can get back on track soon when Ziyech, James, Havertz and Pulisic get over their illness/injuries. Werner also looked very promising at the start of the season. I wouldn’t count him out yet.
  15. Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 1

    I can see the advantage of Tuchel having worked with Silva and Pulisic previously and knowing Havertz, Werner and Rudiger. I’m sure the Board don’t really want to be thinking about this right now. But I’m also sure they didn’t expect us to be in this position right now. I don’t know what’s happened so quickly for us to go from being title contenders, on an unbeaten run, into the CL latter stages, to the poor results of the last month. Frank hasn’t handled the injuries and fixture congestion at all well and some of his team selection and tactics have been confusing. Players seemed to have taken their foot off the pedal, look leggy, have lost all confidence and belief in each other. It’s just bizarre how it’s been allowed to happen and Frank has to take some of the blame. He looks haunted right now and I think the pressure is getting to him. He badly needs a string of good results and luckily we might not have to play Man City next...