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  1. Has anyone ever done a domestic treble before? Pep's Champions League record post-Barca is pretty underwhelming - amazing that he's struggled without the Refs on his side eh? As I mentioned before, I really don't think he does all that well when he has proper competition (which is why Bayern did so well domestically and also took a couple of proper poundings in the latter stages of the CL when he was in charge). I think Saturday's game defines City's season. If they win convincingly, they should win the league, if they drop points they've surrendered it.
  2. CHO

    Walker needs to work his his play in the defensive phase let alone anybody else. Seems like he's spent his career being caught out of position so often when his team don't have the ball. Also didn't look like he was telling Callum where he should be. Surely a much more experienced player should be capable of that. Not a wonder that Callum looked better when he switched to the left. Rose actually positions himself where he's meant to be.
  3. Ross Barkley

    I have to say I agree with you. Regardless of the opposition, Barkley looked a very different threat to the one we're seeing in a Chelsea shirt last night. Good set-piece delivery, good runs into the box - both things we've really lacked this season.
  4. We'll finish 6th. Which is the best we'll deserve given the dross we've played for large chunks of the season.
  5. Fulham 1 Chelsea 2

    I'd go: Kepa Azpi Rudiger Luiz Emerson Kante Jorginho RLC Hudson-Odoi Higuain Pedro
  6. Media / Press

    "Just as Liverpool won't have failed if they finish second" And there you have it. The British media in a nutshell.
  7. It does strike me that Sunday is an ideal time to start both CHO and Loftus-Cheek. Both chomping at the bit to play, rest of the squad potentially a bit knackered after a hard January & February and Fulham leak goals like a colander with shotgun blasts through it. He's got a good opportunity to give some of the younger players real meaningful minutes between now and the end of the season, it'd be a real shame for all involved if he didn't take it.
  8. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    I'd almost forgotten the feeling of waking up in a good mood the morning after winning a big game. Hopefully we've turned a corner this week.
  9. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    You could definitely apply this statement to Jorginho too....
  10. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    This. He'd done it twice before and got away with it. This was the first penalty in a shoot-out in a final. When you're up first, you have one job: Score. And by scoring, you put the pressure of chasing on the opposition's first man up. He took a crap penalty and by doing so, put them firmly in the driver's seat.
  11. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    Quite surprised he's not been getting more grief for this to be honest. The way he took that penalty was utter tripe.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Could be a bit quiet in here for a while then...... :-o Sky reporting we've been banned from making signings through two transfer windows
  13. Yeh, I'm really feeling that too mate. Seems like he sees the problems, just has absolutely zero interest, ability or willingness (or all 3) to do anything to rectify it. The ease with which a side like Malmo played straight through the middle of us so often and simply was pretty frightening to be honest (no disrespect to them, thought they played well)
  14. Less talking, more fixing some of the problems we've been experiencing. Because it's a really rather a long time since I've noticed us improving at anything under his stewardship.
  15. Malmo FF 1 vs Chelsea 2

    I agree with this. I'd really like to see Kante and Kovacic in front of the back four like that. It'd give the full-backs more opportunity to push up as well as making us MUCH harder to break down through the middle of the pitch. Both carry the ball from deep well and despite their smaller statures, each provide about 1000% more physical presence in there than Jorginho will ever do. I'd advocate 4-2-1-3 with RLC in front of them to provide real physical and goal-scoring presence from our midfield.