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    I was behind the goal...John Mortimer jumped above everyone in a crowded box and headed in...Lawrence went up into Mortimer and lost out on the challenge and the goal was disallowed... Lawrence wasn't fouled....he was well beaten but "we wuz robbed"...if I remember correctly the media...not anti Chelsea back then pretty much agreed with me. Changed the course of the game.
  3. West Ham 3 Chelsea 2

    Just to state the obvious -the xmas period will be crucial to our season - we need key players back or we could lose a lot of ground to Liverpool and Man City. I still think we will finish comfortably in the top three..and for me that will do nicely. We have played some of the best football I have ever seen as a long time chelsea supporter.Let's not get bogged down by a few less than brilliant performances.We are missing key players - when they come back we are still the best team in europe Let's see how Liverpool perform without Salah.I watched their game against Wolves and they ain't that special.
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    Docherty's diamonds! pray tell how did we get cheated against the mickeys in 65?
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    Spot on....the down feelings and reactions when Chelsea lose are not the same as thinking/stating we are ****, most on here ,if not all, appreciate the strengths of the side and the weak areas.....watching RJ rising...Silva at his imperious best..Mendy contributing waaay above the first expectations and on....10 months in?...any views on where Manure will be in ten months?.... Good to see you back and hope illness is passed...
  8. @t_vanhoomissen Weerwoord moet er zeker zijn. De coaches hebben ook recht op eenzelfde platform. In deze heb ik en…

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    Being allowed the time is as important as the influence. How many seasons will TT get and would he survive a dodgy few months??
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    Agreed! It's not being harsh to say we are a good team and sometimes a very good team, but we are up against two teams who are consistently very good or even better. That's just the reality of it at the mo. No shame at all in being third best to those two at this moment in time, or having probably the third best manager in the world too.
  11. Chelsea vs Leeds United

    We hate them, anyway. So smash them, please :)
  12. West Ham 3 Chelsea 2

    If you read my posts you would know that I don't think we are ****, just not Premier League winners this season. As far as post count is concerned I have been unwell for the past 6 weeks, but I do not, in any case, as demonstrated in my disdain for you, measure the worth of a forum contributor by the volume of his contributions.
  13. Chelsea vs Leeds United

    Maybe last year, but this year they are not as good.
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    We host Chesterfield in the 3rd round of the cup. That might help congestion.
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    True. Both Klopp and Guardiola have the exact profile of player they want, players suited precisely to how they want to play. Does Tuchel have that? No chance. I don't believe he is entirely happy with the make up of the squad. Whether Tuchel will be allowed to have the same level of influence Klopp and Pep have is the question.
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    Klopp has been at Liverpool for 6 years. Guardiola has been at City for 5 years. Tuchel has been at Chelsea for 10 months.
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    Sounds exactly like this was December 2020. Welcome back - been missing for a few months haven't you. 20 posts in a calendar month - all since half time this weekend. As they should now sing: where were you when we weren't sh1t?
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    You continue to project your own deviousness onto others. At the same time you are erecting a straw man in suggesting widespread criticism of TT, who has in fact been almost unanimously lauded, even by those who believe, as I do, that it was morally wrong to sack Lampard last season. You may believe that such moral considerations have no place (and in that you are certainly in a massive majority), but to project any kind of vengeful bitterness towards TT or the team is risible and says more about you than anyone else. The fact is that there has been palpable improvement on the pitch (and apparently off it) since TT arrived and I haven't heard anyone denying or lamenting this, despite your attempts to suggest you have.
  19. Chelsea vs Leeds United

    Good news and hopefully the weekend after next he'll be giving us meaningful minutes on the pitch.
  20. West Ham 3 Chelsea 2

    Different issues. The point is that we aren't as good as them......yet.
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    Because we patently aren't as good as them.
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    Not just Villa.......( and fwiw temp up to 0C at 10-45am....back to T shirt!)
  23. Chelsea vs Leeds United

    Was just about to post this… this is very good news. Get some balance back in the side.
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    Couldn't agree more. Revamping our midfield should be an even bigger priority than the search for another striker. The tweak to the team that got us to the CL trophy in Porto was the absolute best that TT could have done given the time he took over. But let's not forget that some of our previous managers have tweaked a team that was even more moribund and got somewhere great or nearly great only to get a kick in the teeth the next season for failing to make the major changes. As a defensive unit, our midfield worked pretty well when the three have been fit - Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic. As a creative unit, it has been pretty poor for the past three seasons. With Kante and Kovacic off, it has now also lost its defensive credibility. So we have a midfield that is both poor at defending and at creating, with the defence picking up the responsibility for both. Yes and no. I don't think anyone would want a Fabregas in his final playing years, (any more than we would want to re-sign Didier Drogba right now) But there is something about having a midfielder, whatever you may call him, who makes other forwards get into a position of advantage the moment they touch the ball because they know what could come. Neither Jorginho nor Kante or Kovavic does that. (Kovacic is our third choice by overall quality, but he is actually our most offensive/direct of the three) There seems to be an expectation that the ball is going sideways or even backwards first. This is emblematic of our current midfield. If an attacking midfielder cannot carry the ball forward as quickly as it is needed, then he must let his passing do that work. The latter is what a Fabregas in his prime gives you. Our current midfielders are struggling with both, I'm afraid.
  25. Zenit St Petersburg vs Chelsea

    Nah.....needs to get cold before they think about that!
  26. Chelsea vs Leeds United

    In more promising news
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    Playing 3 CBs effectively takes away the spot from a Fabregas-type creator. If we played his type alongside Jorginho we'd be totally overrun in midfield. Don't get me wrong, I was a massive Fabregas fan. He is one of the most talented creators the club has ever had. But his legs had gone and he just could not perform the midfield duties required these days (bit like Fernandes at ManU). The only way he could fit in is if we switched to 442 or 443 and I can't see TT doing that. Obviously a creator with legs and an engine would be the solution. A 22 year old KdB would suit us. Ruben is a vague possibility but I think he needs a Kanté rather than a Jorginho alongside him.
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    None of them are a Fabregas, which the squad is missing
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