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The Chels

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  1. Deadline Day!

    Never mind, seems like he just prefers Spurs.
  2. Deadline Day!

    Hence "beyond what is known of his injury". Could be more serious problems.
  3. Deadline Day!

    Barkley saga reeks of medical issues (beyond what is already known of his injury). Remember Mourinho saying you don't publicly say a player has failed a medical so as not to ruin his career?
  4. The Conte Thread

    Funny how everyone wants to overlook this. We've shown we have no defensive stability whatsoever when we're down to 10 men, not even when playing at home against a small team. Conte is as much to blame as anyone else.
  5. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

    Never a dull moment supporting this club.
  6. The Conte Thread

    Doubt it. Conte is much more similar to Mourinho than people want to believe.
  7. Alex Sandro

    How so? For all we know Sandro could have been using our interest just to get this pay rise at Juve. There's also this: http://www.football-italia.net/105097/juve-offer-new-alex-sandro-deal
  8. Chelsea Kits 2016/17

    Wasn't that only spouted by the perennial bullshitter @Carefreedaily?
  9. Antonio Rüdiger

    Well it is what it is. Probably not his first choice but this does seem like a Conte signing. Tweet from last summer (apologies if already posted):
  10. Alex Sandro

    I assumed nothing would actually happen but then The Times said that we were on the verge of signing him. They got my hopes up, damn it.
  11. The Conte Thread

    I reckon Conte's pressure will force the board to finally spend big. Unfortuntately it's going to be for Lukaku lol
  12. The Conte Thread

    I don't understand how a good team performing badly in a big game can simply be put down to a lack of motivation. So we weren't motivated playing United away or in the FA Cup FINAL but were pumped to play Sunderland at home in a dead rubber? The sooner we accept the fact that we were outdone tactically and technically (by teams decimated with injuries) and instead discuss how to go about addressing that, the better. Pretending it was just a matter of motivation helps nobody.
  13. The Conte Thread

    4 seasons is enough evidence in my eyes. Conte consistently struggles in cup competitions and big (away) games (and so I certainly wouldn't have high hopes for the CL), but he is extremely good at flat-track bullying his way to the league title and that alone makes him a very useful asset, mind.
  14. Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Can't let it go from here now, Chels. The funny thing is that the points total Spurs are working towards would probably have won them the title last year.
  15. The Conte Thread

    That's true. I might have been harsh by saying we were exposed. Liverpool and Spurs didn't really create all that much in our games with them (but finished well), although against Arsenal and especially City, we conceded too many chances. Either way, we weren't particularly convincing in any of those big games, and as you mentioned one of the main reasons for that is our inability to cope well with pressing (coupled with our often passive approach limiting our chances going forward). Our standing in the 'top 6 mini league' isn't actually that bad though. It might be something that won't really be fixed until we get some better players in, but I do hope we at least see some improvement against Liverpool and Arsenal in the upcoming fixtures.