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  1. Media / Press

    The NHS is no longer unambiguously good anymore though. Ask anyone trying to visit their GP. I'm not knocking NHS workers, but the story is cloudy now.
  2. Media / Press

    Sensible to do, yes. It puts a lot of pressure on his team mates though, when they are asked what they said to Alonso when it was discussed. Either way, I reckon saying it was not discussed is the smart option.
  3. Media / Press

    Alonso - I'm curious how this came out. It seems he has been not kneeling since the start of the season, just touching his BLM logo (or whatever it is) on his sleeve to show respect. It feels like Chelsea tried not to comment, but now have put the story out on the official site to pre-empt more critical reports. Metro / McManaman. I think if you ask an ex-Liverpool player to comment on the top three in the prem, you can't blame him for coming up with a rationale to back the two that have done well in recent years. At least it is an argument that contains some commonsense (ie McManaman and not Carragher or worse). I'd expect Pat Nevin to say something that favoured Chlsea The question isn't why McManaman wrote the piece that way, but why so many Liverpool ex-players get columns, most of them having far less acumen than McManaman.
  4. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Maybe. I think Spurs went down hill rapidly from about 30 mins. They gave it their all at first and by the end they gere giving buxxxx all. We would have dominated the second half with 3-1-6. But as a system against say Man city or Juve next week it might suit. Perhaps TT has already been training with it for that reason. Any two of Werner, Havertz and Lukaku up front. Saul, Ziyech and Mount could all play CM roles.
  5. Chelsea vs Aston Villa

    Yeah I wonder just who is on the edge of the team - anyone but Kante, Mendy or Pulisic who didn't start yesterday will certainly be hoping to start for this. Otherwise they look really out of TT's eye. So Chilwell, James, Ziyech and Werner will expect to start. CHO Chalobah and Saul will have their fingers crossed. And RLC, Sarr and Barkley are hoping to get very very lucky. Can Anyone think of a young kid who might get a sub appearance? Or have all the likely lads gone on loan. Soonsup-Bell or Harvey Vale (to be honest I just like the names)? As for Villa, whichever stars they rest for this one, they'd be very lucky to get on our bench. 5-1 unless: which would be as weak a team as we could put out. I think that team might struggle to get many and would need a few subs H2 to get a win. On the other hand that is probably the right team to pick - it is not as though we really want to play the next round.
  6. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Well that is one way of putting it. Another is that Frank made a pig's ear out of 18 or 19 diamond players. And quite a few were saying this 11 months ago One has to ask why he isn't being marked. Perhaps the 10s are doing more than it appears. Thanks for the name check. Funny how no one gave me a heart for saying it. You've added the bit about scoring, and yes I also prefer a scoring 9 and 2 disappointing 10s to 3 good looking non-scoring 10s. The other thing seems to be that the WBs are getting even further forward than last year, partly because of space the 10s are creating but not getting credited for. That also means the 10s are forced a bit deeper. When Kante came on we went to no 10s and 2 9s, both attacking beyond the offside line. It worked (possibly because the scoreline invited counter-attack).
  7. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Oh and our corner. Rudiger and Silva both move perfectly into the right position for where the corner drops. And Azpi has cleared the space in front. A well rehearsed move.
  8. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    At half time: exactly And by about 60 mins: My own h/t thoughts. I think H2 was more predictable than some dared to say. As a way to make a 30 min game of it, Nuno had a great idea. As a way to make a good 90 mins of it, it was a bad idea. We are too solid, Spurs don't have the cutting edge. Once it got to 30 mins with no goals, Spurs were always going to lose. There were a lot of very good if not "in your face" performaces. Kovacic new mode of looking up at his colleagues means he could turn that winning the ball back into a great assist for Kante. He has equalled his best Chelsea PL season with 1 goal and 3 assists. Last time he did that he got POTS. Kepa was quietly reliable. Azpi as an attacking WB was excellent and his position superbly judged. Once we were 2 up he stopped getting so far up but Alonso (who, like Silva, was "in your face" excellent) remained. Rudiger and Christensen looked class. It wasn't. Amusing, very amusing for us. But most Spurs supported didn't stay to watch. 352 ?? Seems to work. Havertz or Werner + Lukaku makes sense. A 3 man midfield could include any 3 from Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, and Saul, Mount of Ziyech. Harder to see roles for CHO or Pulisic except as WBs
  9. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    I'm happy. We are keeping them in their place, and they will tire much more than us H2. Not only have they started players back from injury, their bench is weak and they played Thursday. Ziyech or Werner perhaps - not because I think the 10s have done badly, just because we have so many of them and rotation is good. Azpi once again - a master class in how to play WB. He will be a great coach.
  10. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Well up until the first goal of course. If we keep scoring early goals, it is a bit hard to expect the 10s to star.
  11. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    A man up after 35 mins we still lose 6-0 to Arsenal at U23 PL2 level. Ugly. And my feeling is that there team was no more experienced than ours. Report: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/09/19/pl2-report--chelsea-v-arsenal?cardIndex=0-1 Hihglights: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/videos/v/2021/09/19/chelsea-1-6-arsenal--h----pl2-highlights-DoP6Rwrn
  12. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    More than good enough Tottenham Lloris (c); Royal, Dier, Romero, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Alli, Son, Kane. Substitutes Gollini, Doherty, Rodon, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Skipp, Bryan, Scarlett
  13. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Arms are considered not scoring parts of the body - the WHU seems to be quite stupid in playing the rest of him onside at the last moment.
  14. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    That was ridiculous. Never mind the "ref must be shown to have clearly made a mistake" the replays showed it was a blatant foul and a blatant Red card. On the flip side though a City goal was given offside by inches - I thought that kind of distance was allowed now. That was a decision by the linesman, but only after the ball had gone in. And late on Livramento lost control in a tackle that might have seen Red instead of yellow.
  15. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Not at all. If he keeps playing he's doing fine. He got benched last week (not sure why) and this week he is back at LCM I gather instead of DM/playmaker. I'm curious but not curious enough to watch the match. But with his size I'm not at all surprised he is asked to play in other positons - that is good too. Though yes, playing for a team challenging (or not challenging) for the championship would be good too. Chelsea is the biggest team in the whole league they tell me. If Billy wants (or his fans want him) to play for us, then playing for Norwich is the perfect way for him to prove himself.