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  1. His face after the goal was lovely, like 'hmm yeah that was quality'
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  2. An actual legend of the club. He played a key role in many of Chelsea's successes and he can be very proud of himself. Went from a complete nobody when he first arrived to one of the first names on the team sheet. I remember wondering if he was even going to play before eventually being shipped off to who knows where. An unorthodox fullback, definitely not my idea of a rightback, but he quickly grew on me and became one of my favourites. He was strangely effective in his unique way and he always gave his all. Of course he'll mostly be remembered for his big goals and rightly so. The man possessed ridiculous timing for the stuff of heroes. It's too bad he declined in such a dramatic fashion but he's not the first in his position to experience such a fall from grace. But I choose to remember him for the good times. One of the best rightbacks of his generation. The best in Chelsea colours in modern football.
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  4. Change this face of this club in a few months...Likeable, good football and he is a gentleman.
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  6. Buy Vidal and Conte will play with Vidal,Kante,Fabregas but for now he is getting the most out of these players.You should be proud of this team.
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  7. I know the 3-4-3 has gotten us results over the last few months but can't quite understand Conte's reluctance to switch to 3-5-2 in the big games. We have seen the side getting overrun and coming under huge pressure in matches and he's always brought on Fabregas and every time, we've seen him help us control the games better and even start to create some really good opportunities. So I don't get why Conte doesn't go with that from the start? There's no point playing 3 upfront if the guys behind them can't keep possession and create any chances. On a slightly more positive note, this squad has so many flaws and it needs some serious operation if we are to challenge big time again in Europe, never mind the Premier League. But somehow despite the flaws, Conte has managed to build a strong unit to challenge for the title and sit 9 points clear after 23 games. IF we do end up winning the league, we should consider building a statue of him outside the Bridge.
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  8. We didn't lose, Arsenal did, and Totteham drew. We've actually extended our lead at the top of the table to 9 points. I'm a happy man!
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  9. some people should be banned from this thread... honestly. Is the expectation for Conte to be perfect? He's already making something out of the this world with the players we have. Nobody could predict this team could have turned out to be this solid and that's down to Conte and how he works to maximize players' strengths and minimize their weaknesses. That's down to the manager, who has a great environment, deals the disgusting media with grace and class, set the players on fire, found a system that works with players such as Alonso, Matic, Moses, Pedro - that have their positives, but also many limitations. He recovered players such as Hazard - who had the worst season of his life last year, Costa, Cahill, Luiz (even if he was out, he was the same as he was here). Gave solidness to our defense without compromising the attack. He basically made 3-4-3 a thing again, didn't invent it, but refreshed it. Now we must nitpick on his faults. Ok, I don't like his fake hair (although better than bald, he wouldn't make baldness work), he looks really weird in some candid pictures, and worst of all, he doesn't sleep well because of football. I have minor critics to some decisions, I just don't see the point of bringing them up when he's doing much better than expected, none of them compromise and there is no thing such as perfect people, perfect professionals.
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  10. You sound surpised he's saying this stuff. He's a narcissist and a psychopath. He's just being Jose.
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  12. In case anyone wants a new phone wallpaper
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  13. Ty is tragic he wears a tragic hat a Chelsea fan saw it and said I'm having that.
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  14. Playing Azpilicueta at RWB would be a terrible mistake. Azpilicueta is a quite good passer of the ball for a ("central") defender — yet he would be a very bad passer for a midfielder. Additionally, Zouma is a terrible passer of the ball (whatever his position). The best thing produced by Conte's shift from a four-men defense to a three-men defense is that it has allowed to play Azpilicueta next to Luiz ; meaning we have, out of three defenders, two who are able to participate to the game construction, and more importantly who are able to start our offensives (or the building up). This has been critical to our success — just has it is critical for all the best teams out of there (Barça, Madrid, Juve, Munich, etc.). Leaving out (of the defense) Azpilicueta for Zouma would just undo all the good work Conte has done and we would be back to square one : a defense that has little usefulness when we are in possession of the ball — and no, one player (Luiz) out of three is not enough. Not only this move would worsen our defense but it would also worsen our midfield. Our biggest weakness over the last seasons (especially under Mourinho) has been the lack of ability on the ball displayed by our midfielders. Actually, this is by far our biggest weakness today. Do you imagine a midfield composed of : Alonso - Matic - Kante - Azpilicueta ? Oh my Goodness, it would be a sore to the eyes. Moses is not Iniesta neither I am his biggest fan, but in all seriousness, he is technically better equipped to play in midfield than Azpilicueta is. We do not need more denfensive quality — we do need more offensive quality. If people are so obsessed with Azpilicueta lack of aerial ability, then the solution is in front of him ! Why are opponent players are allowed to take in good crosses ? This is the real problem ! And to be honest, with the players we have at our disposal, this is the best we can produce and there is little room — nay none — for improvement. The only change of (positive) significance we probably could make would be to play Fabregas instead of Matic — that is, an offensive change. Otherwise, we will have to wait for the summer transfer window for any major change ; and even then if you bench one of our defender, it has to be Cahill and not Azpilicueta (playing the spaniard as a CB as been the best move that Conte has made so far). To play Zouma in defense while shifting Azpilicueta to midfield would actually be more problematic than going for the ultra defensive approach that Mourinho mark II adopted in his first two seasons, respectively after Stoke and after Tottenham — funnily enough, this is once again after a defeat against Tottenham at their ground and on the very same date (two or three days of difference) that people started to advocate for an ultra defensive move. P.S. On top of that, Azpilicueta is significantly a better defender than Zouma, the latter being better than the former only in the aerial aspect... which is a very meager upside in comparison to the many downsides.
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  15. I see that we have now found our Ivanovic replacement for constant criticism ... All those mentioning Lukaku - fuck me his first touch is worse - he is lazier than Diego -,who is a born winner and sets the tempo accordingly from the front. Lukaku isn't as natural a finisher as Cosa. Genuinely - some of you are proper deluded - just because we are trying 1-2's doesn't mean they will come off - and yes his link up play can be erratic - but that's a small price to pay. You need to look at the collective attributes not the individual attributes- a team wins things, don't let the media and bullshit marketing convince you otherwise. Without every other single player putting a shift in - we could have Messi and Renaldo and still lose every game....
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  16. The man has built enough credit to play a few bad games. Some of you seem to assume he's thinking about all that Chinese money while the more plausible explantation is a patch of bad form which can happen to anyone.
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  17. Moses transformed into Antonio Valencia that match. Smacked about 30 crosses into the man marking him.
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  21. What a scene..., if only Frank was there today...
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  22. Considering there are few hours left in the transfer window, I think you are looking for the wrong answers here. The reason I'm more than happy with the current situation is that despite the lack of better players in key areas we are still in a very good place. Months ago Liverpool decided the game after 25 minutes of the 1st half at SB. Now we played at Anfield and only a missed penalty prevent a victory. Situation is soo good, that even if we lose the game against Arsenal, we will be at least point in front of the 2nd placed and team and with only both Manchester teams left to play from the top 6 teams. Players like Moses are not Champions League late stages material, but he is decent enough to be part of a PL winning side.
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  23. We all complained how terrible he became, and slow. In every match thread there were dozen of posts he is getting awful and we were all left frustrated many times. BUT looking now and in years to come, we will remember only the best from him, how he scored 2 against Pool in CL and brought us to next round, how he scored the 4th goal vs Napoli in extra time, how he scored the winner against Benfica, and a bunch of other memories we will never forget. During his time here, he went from someone we almost sold to undisputed legend, someone who always gave everything, someone who in big games absolutely never gave up. And while he wasnt the most skilled of players, he was devastatingly efficient. Proper old school lad. The fact that he is serbian, gives me even bigger connection, because after all we were all brothers once. Its never easy to let these players who you watched for ages go, but the time has come. Brana, srećno
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  24. I had to log out of this place because you lot were making me a nervous wreck despite us dominating and playing fine. Huge 3 points, huge step towards the title and lots of positives today. Start believing, start appreciating and love the Chels.
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  25. no, the 15 goals he's scored the season should give him credit, but plastic fans will always be plastic fans...
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  29. What an embarrassing post, go shiver in shame you hateful . "I hate Cahill more than Suarez" lmao GTFO
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  30. God, you are annoying. Reminds me why I've been away.
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  32. What kind of bullshit attitude is that? If you are a Chelsea fan than surely every cup competition should hold some significance.
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  33. He will be my number one choice of realistic central midfielders we can sign in the summer. Fantastic under pressure. Good passing range, intelligent, work rate, close control in tight spaces, both deep-lying playmaker and a box to box midfielder, constantly averages a high tackle and interception rate. He's a complete player and already better than Matic. Under Antonio, he can become a world class player.
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  35. Tell me about it.. And he decided to leave BOTH commentary and music. Like, u wot m8? Every youtube compilation of any footballer is attached with the most shocking selections of dubstep/techno/hip-hop/ songs ever produced on planet Earth. Im convinced the creators of these videos have a silent agreement between eachother to make all of their viewers suffer for working hard on the compilation by choosing said music. Madting. Sadting.
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  36. “If it is so simple, every team would pay £100m for N’Golo and would be sure to win the title,” said Conte, who has a fully fit squad at his disposal. “If football was that simple, I’d try to keep him for our whole life in Chelsea and we’d be sure to win the title every season. “No, no. First of all, we haven’t won the title yet this season. I hope [we do]. I hope we have it at the end of the season. For sure, if this happens, for N’Golo it would be a great achievement for him. But I don’t trust in the theory that you can win only because of one player. That doesn’t happen. Ever. Win, draw or lose, the team is together.”
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  38. This forum has seen this so many times but it is fitting -
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  39. Look at it like this, we would have thought Arsenal and Spurs would have won. They both dropped points while we drew a top 4 team away from home. It's honestly a good day.
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  40. Gutting because of the pen miss, but factor in this result plus Arsenal and Tottenham, who wouldn't have took this?
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  41. Asked if he sees himself at Chelsea next season, he said: "100 per cent. I am not thinking about anything else than challenging myself here. "Sometimes it's so easy, you don't play two games, you get frustrated and upset and want to move somewhere else, but for me it's the opposite; I want to challenge myself. "It's been shown in many games this year, even when I have come on for five minutes, I have done something to make a change in the team," he said. "Now I am playing much more than at the start of the season and hopefully I am changing the manager's mind a little bit and can get many more starts." http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/10780361/cesc-fabregas-says-he-is-100-per-cent-staying-at-chelsea
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  43. Remember last summer when people said we should sign Mustafi when the whole Koulibaly saga came to a very sad end? Yeah, me neither.
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  44. he wanted regular playing time and we couldn´t garantee him that anymore and with Courtois around it was always going to be difficult, he didnt want to hang around and play 2nd fiddle to Courtois, i do understand his stance, but i would have never allowed him to go to Arsenal of all teams, not even the other rivals, i rather he went abroad, but like he said, his family was settled in London and he didnt want to go elsewhere, and for all he´s done for us we need to respect his wishes, we owe him that much, the only club available who matched his ambition was Arsenal unfortunately, we just need to accept this, take it on the chin and move on. Cech has left his legacy at Chelsea, he was immense for us during 11 years, he is immortal at this club just like Zola, Drogba, Terry, Lampard, Ashley Cole, etc. players come and go, its a fact we all need to embrace, now its time for new blood and a new cycle at the club. Cheers
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  45. It's just funny that the 3-0 loss last time it was has led to all this really :-D ain't been the same since and in such a good way :-D. Nice to see Drogba there as well..Didn't let him down
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  48. Time to head on to Arsenal Fan TV ... it is gonna be pure entertainment!!!!!
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  49. Please let it be.... But please not another John Stones/ Koulibaly saga that takes way too long.
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  50. Disappointing not to win it with the pen but very good point at what is probably the toughest away game of the season. HOW MANY TIMES does Cesc have to come on and completely change the game for the better before he earns a PL start?! Matic and Kante together simply cannot offer what he does. Also, Moses was again our Achilles heel defensively. At fault for the goal in the same way he was against Spuds. Alonso is also very poor against the better sides. We NEED to have different options in the wingback positions next season. Moses and Alonso get exposed against these top teams. Hazard is starting to concern me a bit. Started the season so amazingly but has disappeared lately. Has the odd great game but just looks off the pace completely. Worrying.
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