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  1. You on crack folks? It's bloody 11 on the trot and you still moaning about this and that? Third game in the space of only six days of course it was not going to be an easy game. We're on course to finish the year with 13 wins in a row can't believe there is some of you trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. They said we should be lucky if we finish top 4 come May, they said three at the back is never going to work in England, they said David Luiz is a clown and Marcos Alonso a Sunderland reject, they said Conte is going to get the sack by the end of the season. Here we are top of the league, nine points clear with a passionate manager in charge and a happy squad. Great times to be a Chelsea fan
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  2. I never write on forums, because first and foremost I am a lazy bastard, secondly, I have never considered my views interesting enough to write down. But I have had to do it this time, since I have enjoyed the last couple of months so much. I would like to show my respect and say I am grateful for the following things: 1. I am able to sit down and watch a Chelsea match with joy, energy and excitement without being bored to death. 2. I can also look forward to the next match like it would be a holiday. 3. I like modest and professional people in life, so it is especially pleasant to hear/read about Conte and watch any interview with him. He doesn't mince his words and I think a coach doesn't have to. No mind games, no scandals. 4. I am satisfied with seeing the incredibly positive atmosphere within the club. Legends (not only Chelsea ones) come and go, they check the team, look at the lads how they work. I think Chelsea have lost a little bit of the hated nature that they had possessed before. 5. Moses. I like players on the periphery, since you don't need world-class players everywhere on the pitch (you need only a couple of them as far as I'm concerned), sometimes all you need is a lad, who does everything on a constant level and never goes beyond that thus becoming reliable. You need players who are good at following orders and never complain or rebel. I respect this guy for his humble nature and his incredible work. 6. I am grateful for the new and improved Diego Costa. I used to dislike him for the fact that he wasted a big amount of energy on mocking and bullying the opponent. With Conte he has managed to channel all this energy into being an efficient, running weapon on the pitch. He is a beast unleashed to tell you the truth and I would be really scared if I had to face him as a player. I know there is only one Didier Drogba, but Diego is more or less reminiscent of him so far, incredible. 7. Eden Hazard. I think with his new role on the pitch, the whole team can enjoy the benefits of a quick and offensive play. It is pure joy to watch him. Sometimes I rub my eyes and can't believe wtf has he just done. I reckon he shouldn't defend that much in order to utilize his creative potential much better. Of course it has its price, other have to do it. 8. Matic and Kanté can sufficiently manage this task complemented with Alonso and Moses. These guys never run out of juice, sometimes it is tiring to watch how much Kanté can run. I think this improved midfield is the key that our defense looks much better. In my opinion Conte has done a great amount of work harmonizing these guys. 9. I could mention the role of David Luiz in Conte's system. Being active, dynamic and ready to clear the ball even in the nick of time. He plays it pretty well and can also contribute to the offensive play with long balls. I am glad to enjoy football again and this was the sole purpose of writing this longish something here. Thank you Chelsea and Mr. Conte. I wish you all a happy new year!
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  5. One poor game (his passing was shit yes) and one of our most consistent players this season and reasons why we are top of the league needs a long term replacement. speechless.
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  6. Just popped out into the garden with a can of beer when all of a sudden the ball that Townsend took the free kick with came hurtling down and knocked the beer right out of my hand,
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  8. I'm really impressed with Conte. In the first games he looked really poor, specially with his late game subs. Some people here were talking nonsense about the squad being incredibly bad and even saying Conte wasnt doing good because he did not get he not so world class players like Koulibaly and Naingolan. While I agree those are good players, they lack of them were not the reason why the teams wasnt performing well. Conte was reluctant to use his favorite 3-6-1 formation, and he decided to give it a try after the humiliation defeat against Arsenal. Even after the first good results I wasnt sure about his qualities, since it seemed he was only using the "formation that won the last game". He was playing the same starting XI over and over, but in recent games I realized he is even better than the first good results with this formation were suggesting. Against City he realized he needed to change thing really quickly, so he dropped Pedro for Willian. That was a game changer move. The team went to win that game, 3-1, with Willian scoring the 2-1. Against Sunderland we had no Hazard. Then instead of just replacing him with Willian, he also moved Fabregas into the starting line up replacing Matic. Without Hazard we lose a lot of creativity and attacking power, so bringing Fabregas would help to fix that hole, while Willian is better than Hazard in helping the defensive system, so Matic's absence would not have a great impact in the teams defensive duties. The team went to win that game with Fabregas goal after a Willian assist. Against Palace, Pedro who was a regular starting player for most part of the season was not even used, instead Fabregas was introduced replacing Willian in the 2nd half, because Conte realized that game was asking for more presence in the midfield, something Fabregas would offer more than Pedro. What about the last game? Everybody were just expecting Batixuai to replace Costa, instead he went with Pedro, who scored 2 of our 3 goals. Still 20 games on the cards, but at this point Conte is looking a hell of a manager.
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  9. I already wrote most of what I think about him and today's match in Michy's and match's threads, but he deserves all the praise he can get. I was very much okay with the team he chose, even before the match - no moans from me and I think today we showed again the dominance we did before the last three short results. I've read some people complaining about space, chances and whatnot we offered to Bournemouth in the first half, but I've seen none of that. It's not like you won't allow the other team to have nothing. They scrapped a couple of shots, but have we gone so pampered and spoiled that we don't expect us to concede this sort of thing to a team just because they are on the second half of the table? They are a good unit, very well organized and not the kind of the team that will sit and wait for you. their manager has been with them since 2006 (player and assistant coach), and full time since 2012. They came from almost dropping to fifth division only eight years ago to a second year in a row in the highest flight. They aren't those pushovers we faced in Sunderland or Tony Pulis 10-man defense. They are a decent side, that tried to play decent football, but we were just too good for them. I think we went a few notches up today compared to the last few matches and the team doesn't look battered for the next two matches before some of them catch a break. Conte seems to have everything figured out and of course, at some point we will lose the winning streak (hopefully with a draw), but he is confident and so are the players and the kind of mentality he already imprinted to the players in such a short time - especially considering how long they've been conditioned to defend a 1-0 league with all their might and with everyone behind the ball (it precedes Mourinho's second spell). Conte has been magnificent and I couldn't be any happier.
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  10. He's trying to put the narrative out there that Chelsea are an ultra defensive team. He wants the media to pursue this narrative and taint our stellar season with this angle. It must be eating him inside to see what's happening at Chelsea this season and the feel good factor currently around the club. There's been a lot of good press for Conte in recent weeks and this is his pitiful attempt to try and put a stop to that. The man is an absolute c*** of the highest order.
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  11. Result: Hammersmth & Fulham Council has unanimously approved Chelsea's Stamford Bridge redevelopment plan!!! 🎉🎉🎉 And that is that. After 2hrs 52mins: Chelsea have planning permission for a new Stamford Bridge. A major moment in the history of the club.
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  12. Life at TC after a loss, doesn't surprise me anymore. Let them vent, next game we win with him beasting he will be underrated instead of overrated again.
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  13. Aye so it took one game after 13 STRAIGHT wins for people to suggest 1) we need a new system 2) Conte will fail 3) Azpi is not a CB 4) we've not shown any progress... need I go on? Quite embarrassing. One game doesn't win or lose you a championship in January. We will definitely finish top 4 and I'd be very surprised if anybody thought that we'd achieve that this year based on last season.
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  14. I cannot believe that he has the audacity to say such a thing — him from all people... Seriously, him who made us park the bus against a team playing with ten men for 70 minutes while we were at home ; him who made us play one of the most defensive, conservative and uninspiring — in a word, the shitiest — football that I have ever seen. At times, I wish genuinely that his name were to be erased from our history, even if that means losing our titles, I cannot stand being "grateful" to such a little man and I cannot stand the fact our club is associated with him. He is really a pathetic sad man — he is of the worst kind.
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  15. Our last Spaniard striker couldn't score in a brothel..look at our current
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  17. Lol he needs to be replaced? After one game? I think some people need to smoke either less or more weed to chill.
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  18. There are the Beckenbauers, the Maradonas, the Peles, the Zidanes, the Messis, and the Ronaldos of the game. And then there is Mikel. A player who gets as often forgotten as he gets criticised. A player who isn't necessarily blessed with great athleticism nor on-ball skills. A player who will not often wow you. But a player who, at the end of the day, has given his all and served Chelsea for years. Something, I will dare say, nobody can deny. Over 10 years ago Mikel signed for Chelsea. A tall, lanky boy who seemingly received a yellow or red card everytime he stepped on the pitch, Mikel was an interesting case. Not only because of his controversial transfer but the role he was supposed to play when he first joined: Lampard, Ballack, Essien, Makelele, Geremi, Diarra all were already at Chelsea when Mikel arrived. Various other central midfielders came and left. Over a decade later and a few hours ago Mikel was still at Chelsea. I truly believe he embraced being a Chelsea player. A boy among men such as JT and Drogba Mikel was for years one of our youngest first team players learning from the best, listening to the most dedicated, being indoctrined by those who will always be Blues until he became one himself. In the process of reaching that status Mikel experienced the biggest defeats and glories in the history of our football club and always put in his best performances when it mattered most. FA Cup Final 2007. CL Semi-Final 2009. CL Final 2012. Watch any of those games and the one thing that will stick out most will be Mikel's coolness. Mikel always knew all the angles and the space he could operate within. His composure made him a bastion of calm when we most needed it. Watch any of our greatest victories from the past 10 years and chances are good you will find Mikel somewhere. Why? Because Mikel never complained or put himself above the team. Because Mikel played when his father was potentially facing death. Because Mikel scored when he wanted. After a decade of being privileged to watching him play for Chelsea, I can, without any doubt, say Mikel was worthy of wearing our blue. He will never be forgotten, he will always be a legend.
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  19. Excellent post from an unbiased footbal supporter to which we thank you for contributing your thoughts. They are always welcome both good and bad you lazy bastard . The change thats occured in peoples (football supporters AND media/pundits) has been a 180" turnaround. We are making the normal supporter look forwards to watching us and Ive never heard that in my life. Going from Contes open charasmatic character to his man management methods he uses thats got all the players believing in him and his ways amd who have made them believe in themselves once again. Its just a great time to be Blue. But football supporting is a very fickle thing isn't it. You just watch how the bandwagon can turn like a snake at that 1st drop of blood. That first loss we have you will see us shredded. There will be questions like Was Chelsea just lucky and shit like that. The world loves building someone/something up and take great pleasure in tearing it down again. I'm just not used to this out pouring of love towards us. We have always been hated even when we were winning which made it alot easier to see the haters coming cause everyone who wasn't Chelsea did hate us. Its going to be difficult to get used to the Conte era but I hope its a long one!
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  20. You been living under a rock? How could you not know Kante is french....
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  22. We truly are Hollywood FC. The Extreme Highs & Lows that this club goes through. Never a dull moment supporting this club, never. Forza Conte. Forza Chelsea. "Amala Pazza Chelsea, Amala". You gotta love it.
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  24. The Pogba emoji thing on the side board is so fucking embarrassing.
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  25. It could have been much worse, but it seems like that Aguero tackle is becoming more bothersome than originally thought. All because a vindictive twat couldn't handle getting outplayed AGAIN.
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  26. Liverpool dropping points means less pressure on our players. Hopefully we play to win and make a statement: Do not fuck with Chelsea. EDIT: Forgot to say that I really don't understand people who are doubting our ability to win. We might concede yes but when you have the likes of Costa, Hazard and Kante in top form, you don't fear the Kanes, Eriksens and Allis of the world. Grow some balls, thank you.
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  27. Lovely scene there..., such a great bonding between manager and players....
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  28. 39 points out of 39 possible. 39/39. That is something incredible.
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  29. No you're wrong. Nigeria didn't qualify for the tourney.
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  30. The most technically gifted player I have ever seen play for Chelsea, a legend in the making. We will only ever truly realize what we had once he's gone, hopefully that happens when he's 35 and has a statue.
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  33. Fact remains we need more talent in the the side. Maybe James isn't the guy that will take us to the next level, but he's definitely clear improvement over Willian and Pedro combined. We keep saying Eden is the only talented player we have in the attack, the one capable of producing magic. James is nowhere close to Eden, but he is talented, smart and it balances the attack out with three threats in Eden, Diego and James. Work rate is overrated because it looks like people think one can't learn how to do that. Conte is the kind of manager that will make you work his way and if you don't have work rate you will learn because, guess what, work rate is something one can learn. Now talent on the other hand you either have it or you don't. Bring the gems and let the manager lapidate them. I have a small wishlist for the window and James is at the top of it - no matter how much I dream about other players, they won't come now. The winter window is adjustment time and to add depth, but it isn't the window to turn things around completely. We did very good deals at this time of the year in the past, and I'd be ecstatic if we we brought James because I'm positive he would become yet another example of that. Reject, world class, slow, fast, work rate. Seriously, why are people discussing those things? It's the same as it was with David Luiz. I stated the same, it isn't what I think will solve our problems, but it is a clear improvement over anything we have. Look how well that turned out to be. Just bring the kid and let Conte work his magic. We need to bring more names like James to our attack. You can't simply have Eden and Diego - although they are huge names. If we aim to be really big, we need more names, James is one of them.
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  34. Looked like a broken man in the last minutes. Just stood there, doing nothing, probably asking himself what the fuck am I doing in this team full of donkeys??? Too good for that little club. Perfect moment to offer him a way out of there.
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  36. No need for this comment at all, in future be careful about posting stuff like this.
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  37. Roman sent some goons round to Costa house.
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  39. I think the best compliment I can give Nate for his performance, not just today, but throughout this season , is that I would not panic if Matic and Cesc were out from a match and we had to start him.
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  41. Wait, what.. people are saying Kante isn"t good enough and he should be replaced??? LOOOOOOOÒOOOOOL Thats an all time low for this forum.
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  42. This forum has gone down the drain with some of the people that post on here. Can't even properly discuss football on here anymore. Has one bad game, and gets called out on here. Piss off. Don't come back here and post that garbage. His short passing has been the best in the team by far over the course of the whole season. Need to start banning people that post garbage on here.
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  43. Before you all go into panic mode just fucking remember we won 13 games in a row and are sitting comfortably on top of the table.
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  45. We are currently 0,0% champions and we should continue with this attitude. This is PL and we still have 20 games to play.
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  46. It pisses me off how the press is biased towards United. I remember in 13/14 when they were really awful under Moyes. At some point in early January, United went 8 points behind the leaders, and Mail was giving us headlines like: "United is only 8 points behind the leaders, what they must do to win the title". ONLY 8 points!! Now United won 4 games in a row and they are even asking Mourinho about the gap between them and top of the league. Thats ridiculous. United is now in 6th position, 4 points outside the top 4 (actually 5 points, since they have a poor GD record). Its just outrageous people even talk about United chasing the leaders at this point, when their main concern is avoid the humiliation of staying out of the top 4 after spending such kind of money on transfers and after getting a manager that has been treated like a God in England.
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  48. I would go for 3-5-2 with Chalobah, Matic, Fabregas in the middle and Michy with Eden on top
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  49. Media fabrication. Chelsea win and shut Leicester down. Chelsea go 7 clear Lets get on the beer.
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  50. Some of it has to do with him being a black man with power. He also helped kick the individual out and fronted up on Chelsea TV when all the other mugs went into hiding. The man is an absolute legend.
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