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Everything posted by DYC.

  1. 3. Marcos Alonso

    I hear Nsync music in my head when I see him.
  2. Spurs - Chelsea

    That was horrible. And I don't care. Now to soak in the hate.
  3. 3. Marcos Alonso

    Beautiful, beautiful man with the '01 boyband hair. Bless you, son.
  4. Spurs - Chelsea

    They have more quality but they sure don't know how to bring a win home like Chels. Chels love a good struggle init, haha. Forever underdogs.
  5. Spurs - Chelsea

    He really wasn't. Bringing on fresh legs up top made sense as Spurs were looking shaky. It's a shame but it's not his fault. As in, he's not to blame for this. He's had plenty of good moments coming of the bench as well. GOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA FUCK SPURS.
  6. Spurs - Chelsea

    10 min left. Come on, steal a win. A corner, a free-kick, an intervention from The Avengers, the Hand of Buddha. Anything
  7. Spurs - Chelsea

    Mehh, it was coming. It's a shame it had to fall like that but I'm not gonna blame the lad. Fuck.
  8. Spurs - Chelsea

    The way that guy would transform Chelsea's midfield play. Never happening, sadly.
  9. Spurs - Chelsea

    Morata's not much of a target man init? Not that I didn't know that already but this is painful. No point in long balls and punts forward but I guess the defenders and midfielders can't do better. If only Chels had a greater appreciation of technique and composure.
  10. Spurs - Chelsea

    Willian is killing me. I like mans but when he kills attacks with regularity like that I just wanna slap the taste outta his mouth.
  11. Spurs - Chelsea

    People will tell you he's good there though.I just don't get it. It was necessary today but he's never a midfielder.
  12. Spurs - Chelsea

    Chels need to assert more control. If not, I can't see them holding on to this lead. This physical approach also seems to be very exhausting. Can't see them keeping this up for 90 min. Credit to Conte for making some changes. It was necessary and has improved Chelsea's chances today. Thank God for Courtois' form today. Great goal Alonso. Hoping for the best. Come on, Chelsea. Win would be huge today.
  13. The Conte Thread

    For me, Suarez was one of the top three players in the league in 12/13. easily. He was an all-round attacking threat. Back then he was still pretty quick, highly energetic and a problem with his dribbling and ability to create for his team mates (he was still selfish though). He also scored 23 goals in 33 apps that season. He made his name as one of the top strikers around that season. Especially when you look at the quality behind him. But it was his first top class season. The question was whether he could repeat it. He also had his rep against him. He went on to do even better.
  14. Didier Drogba

    Didier Drogba proves why he has to be Chelsea's top dog - and that means Fernando Torres must start on the bench against Manchester United Struggling Spaniard can make bigger impact as a substitute against Manchester United, but the Ivorian powerhouse must be the one to lead the Blues' line on Tuesday By Wayne Veysey at Stamford Bridge Apr 10, 2011 9:30:00 AM There are some big beasts in the Chelsea jungle. But there is only one top dog – and that is Didier Drogba. Following Fernando Torres' deadline-day switch, a pack of feared predators have been queuing up to bare their teeth at the point of the attack. But on the evidence of the audition for Tuesday's season-hinging match at Manchester United, only Drogba has the bite to compliment the bark. Chelsea's centre-forward required careful guarding against Wigan Athletic. He ran the channels, bashed defenders out of the way in a manner in which only he can, created space for others with smart movement and banged in shots from all angles whenever he had a sniff of goal. In manager-speak, he put in a shift. He was also wasteful, too, in his desire to breach the dam erected by Roberto Martinez and prove he is lord of the manor at the Bridge. Excellent free-kick positions were wasted and team-mates were sometimes ignored as he strove in search of something that would guarantee his master's approval. Carlo Ancelotti claims he already knows his team and the system he will play at Old Trafford in the quarter-final second leg. He provided a big hint by binning 4-4-2 and starting with the 4-3-3 formation that has been Chelsea's bread and butter since the Jose Mourinho days. Drogba alone up front, Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda either side of him and a three-man midfield patrolled by Frank Lampard, Ramires and John Obi-Mikel. Like John Terry, who was not in the matchday squad, Torres and Michael Essien were 'rested'. Feeling blue | Torres has failed to score in 648 minutes at Chelsea since deadline-day move As a dress rehearsal, it can be said to only have been a partial success. By the end of the first half, as Chelsea searched for greater cutting edge, Anelka was playing alongside Drogba. At half-time, the ineffective Mikel was withdrawn and Yossi Benayoun was summoned from the bench for his first Chelsea appearance since September 22. By that point, it was back to the 4-4-2 formation originally introduced to shoehorn Torres into the starting XI. Anelka made way for the Spaniard a third of the way into the second period after linking well with Drogba but failing to offer the kind of threat of which he is capable. Torres' 31-minute performance was a considerable improvement on his previous 617 minutes in the blue shirt. He was industrious, lively and found himself in some excellent goalscoring positions. There was everything but the goal. How the Bridge willed him to break his Chelsea duck. Malouda's goal coaxed Wigan out of their half and provided the kind of space behind the centre halves that would have been an amusement park for the Torres of two years ago. One Drogba cross narrowly avoided his lunging body. A long ball from the back sent him clear on goal but Torres' first touch, not for the first time in a desperate 10 weeks in west London, let him down. With the clock counting down, Benayoun side-footed a short pass into his path in the penalty area with no Wigan defenders in sight. The crowd held its breath as Torres shaped to pull the trigger. Surely, this would be it. Torres' connection with the outside of his right boot was true. The ball was heading for the back of the net. But Ali Al Habsi, whose reflexes had been in good working order all afternoon, stretched out his arm at the last millisecond and diverted the ball to safety. It was a mighty fine save but something is still missing for the Chelsea No. 9. You feel Torres in his 2007-09 pomp would not have given Al Habsi the opportunity to show off his athleticism. With his job and legacy possibly depending on the outcome of the Champions League quarter-final, Ancelotti cannot afford to indulge Roman Abramovich's marquee signing from the start on Tuesday. For the Italian, it has to be Drogba leading the line, with two creators either side of him. Just the way the Ivorian likes it. The support act is not one that suits him or Torres. They both have to be the main man. Malouda is likely to get the nod over Yuri Zhirkov as Saturday's Spring sunshine reawakened the player that had laid dormant for six months. Yossi Benayoun is fit to start after making his first appearance for Chelsea since September 22 on Saturday but it would represent a gamble by Ancelotti to prefer him to Anelka, whose versatility and awareness should guarantee him a starting point. He is also the club's leading scorer this season with 16 goals. Poor Salamon Kalou, scorer of nine goals this season – the same as Torres – will once again be shunted out to the sidelines. Whatever the future of the Big Four strikers holds beyond this season, Ancelotti must concentrate on the here and now. It will suit Chelsea, and perhaps Torres too, for the club's record signing to be an impact substitute against United's tiring defenders. That means letting the club's top Drog off the leash from the first minute. Link
  15. The Conte Thread

    Suarez scored 54 goals in 66 league apps in 12/13 and 13/14. I just had to correct you there. But please, continue.
  16. 19. Diego Costa

  17. Nemanja Matic

    Well, if players truly experience such feelings to move yet remain in the same league, I hope Pogba will want to join Chelsea in one or two years.
  18. Nemanja Matic

    Hmmm... athletes are natural competitors. I have trouble believing a seasoned pro like Matic didn't think he could keep a young nobody like Bakayoko (let's be honest, he's a nobody at top level) on the bench. So you move up north? A true change indeed, Jason. Most would consider that move a downgrade in terms of scenery.
  19. Nemanja Matic

    Let's assume this is true for a moment. What makes a starter of the champions all of a sudden decide to join a rival? Either someone told Matic he wouldn't be playing as much or he was offered a significant pay rise. Or maybe Nemanja's a cold, calculating individual who expected Utd to surpass Chelsea.
  20. Nemanja Matic

    What? Where in my post does it say Conte agreed to or approved the sale. I said the club sold him.
  21. Nemanja Matic

    The money was too good to turn down for the club. I think I even read Conte saying the same. Letting Matic go would not have been a problem if a quality replacement(s) was brought in. That's the problem.
  22. The English Football Thread

    My compliments to Utd. That was brilliant. Pogbaaaaa. Middlefinger to the world with that performance. If only he played for a different team.
  23. The Board

    The focus of the Chelsea operation has obviously shifted to generating funds. It's been a slow transition since around 2010. Fans would be wise to adjust their expectations to this new reality. We'll see what goals the club will set after the new stadium has been erected.
  24. Danny Drinkwater

    Horrible squad management. Even worse than the summer of 2015. Chelsea were stagnant that summer but now they've actually made the squad weaker. A little over two weeks left and Chelsea need four players. It's gonna take an almighty job to manage that. And getting four quality players would be a miracle.
  25. Danny Drinkwater

    Imagine either Kanté or Bakayoko getting injured and needing three months to recover. Chels would be fucked. We also have no idea how Bakayoko will adapt. Relying on Baka and Kanté for a full season would be insanity if you ask me. I like Roberto but as a complimentary player. Play him alongside class footballers and he'll do just fine. Excellent squad player. Don't think he's suited to the PL though.