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  1. Name Changes thread

    Could you change my name to TacticalBlues
  2. Eden Hazard

  3. Juan Mata

    I feel proudApril 20th, 2015 Hi everyone, Today, as the title above says, I feel proud. I’m going to tell you why, but as you can imagine this has been a special weekend for me. When we were leaving Stamford Bridge, to catch the train and go back to Manchester, I had mixed feelings. I was angry about the defeat, I was thrilled after seeing some old friends, but especially I was proud. Mainly for two reasons that I’m going to explain now… I felt proud of the game the team had played, keeping the ball possession, controlling the game and creating chances to score, and all this at Stamford Bridge against the leader… As our manager said after the game, we were loyal to our football idea, and despite the score didn’t show that, if we keep playing like this there will be many more wins than defeats, I’m pretty sure of that. Besides, the team showed personality by playing that way against such a tough opponent, who gave no space in their half of the pitch and defended with so many players. Obviously, we also made some mistakes we have to learn from in the future. But overall that was my feeling about the game we had played: pride. The other reason, as you can imagine, is about the reception I was given from the Chelsea fans. It was really moving to feel the people’s respect and affection, and I will always be grateful for that… To them and also to the players. I thank them for such affection and I congratulate them for the title they are about to win, because it’s almost done… It was nice to meet them and chat with them after the game, and also the club’s staff, doctors, physios, etc., and feel their respect and friendship. Thanks to all and congratulations. We know we have five finals ahead and we will try to win each of them to get to our goal. The first one is away against Everton, not an easy stadium. The last time we played against them we struggled a lot to win, but we will try to get the three points again. On Saturday, since we were playing, I missed the main games in la Liga. The first three teams won. That includes Barcelona, who faced Valencia, a side that gave a lot of trouble to Barça in their previous game between the two and had won at the Camp Nou last season. Barcelona won three vital points to remain in the top spot because Real Madrid keep close behind despite the injuries of Bale and Modric, who may miss the next few games. By the way, I want to send a message of support to my team-mate in the Spanish national team David Silva after his worrying injury, when he was given oxygen and left the pitch on a stretcher. I hope he is fine and back to the football pitch as soon as possible. I think his cheekbone is not broken, so it all seems to be a contusion and a big scare. I finished my Sunday watching some motor highlights, like Hamilton’s great win in Formula 1. Sadly, none of the Spanish drivers got points. In the motorcycling Grand Prix it happened the opposite way: the Spaniards were fantastic, as always, and Valentino Rossi celebrated his victory wearing a Maradona shirt on the podium. I’ve always thought this Italian guy is a genius… Have a nice week! Hugs! Juan PS: Below this text you will find a ‘button’ allowing you to donate money to the Asociación ELA (ALS Association) of Asturias. It’s a non-profit organization that helps people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and their families. They will use the money to buy electric wheelchairs that will enhance the quality of life of those who suffer this damn disease. Thank you very much in advance! http://juanmata8.com/blog/en/i-feel-proud/
  4. Romelu Lukaku

    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku wants to move to 'a top club': http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11671/9712353/premier-league-everton-striker-romelu-lukaku-wants-to-move-to-a-top-club Lmao how disrespectful to the club who spent 30mill(!) on you.
  5. Eden Hazard

    Eden Hazard has today signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea: :blue scalf: http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/02/hazard-signs-new-deal.html
  6. Christian Atsu

    He won the Player of the tournament and Goal of the tournament award.
  7. André Schürrle

    SSN just said it'll be announced in the next 30 minutes and it's a four & a half year deal.
  8. Didier Drogba

    Didier Drogba honoured by Football Writers' Association as Jose Mourinho hails striker as Chelsea's best value player of all time DROGBA: MOURINHO SPEAKS ABOUT DROGBA 'Didier arrived at Stamford Bridge for £24million, but he is probably the best-value Chelsea player ever, and I remember clearly how it happened. 'I came to Chelsea in the summer of 2004 and in my first written report to Mr Abramovich in relation to my plans for the club, I gave the names of some players. 'Big names were arriving at Chelsea in that period. The previous summer, for example, Claude Makelele came from Real Madrid and Hernan Crespo came from Inter, among others, but Didier was unknown and the price was very, very high. 'Yet I knew as clearly as I have ever done that he was the player I wanted. 'I was very strong to persuade my club to pay such an amount for him and I think we can already say he was the best-value signing for Chelsea in relation to what he has done for the club over so many years, and he is not finished yet. 'My story with him started after I got Marseille in my Champions League group when I was manager of Porto. 'Before we played against them, I travelled to Marseille to watch them play Paris Saint Germain and I was amazed with the potential I saw in him. 'When we played against them, I met him in the tunnel before the game and I told him, 'I don't have money to buy you, do you have a cousin like you who is lost in Ivory Coast?' 'That was the first time that the big guy put his arm around me. He told me, 'In Porto, you don't have money to buy me, but if you move to another club where you do have money to buy me, then I will go with you.' 'After the Champions League final with Porto at the end of that season, I moved to Chelsea and immediately began the process to sign him. 'Reflecting on our relationship, I have three moments in my mind that best characterise the man – because Didier the man is just as great as Didier the player. 'The first one was when I met him at Farnborough Airport when he was landing to sign for Chelsea. The way he hugged me, and the way he thanked me was not normal for a player towards a manager, immediately after signing for a new club. Chelsea were changing his life forever in that moment, and he knew that. 'The second moment was after we won the 2007 FA Cup at Wembley against Manchester United. The game finished and I went to the dressing room, leaving the players to enjoy the moment and to celebrate on the pitch. 'I was on the phone with my wife, when suddenly a big monster ran into the dressing room and told me that if I didn't come with the players, they wouldn't collect the cup. They would only go up there with me. 'I told him that I wanted the players to go and enjoy the moment together – that I didn't need to be there – and he said, "We are only one. You can come by your will, or I will carry you there!" 'The third moment was when I left Chelsea in 2007 and I saw the big man crying like a baby. 'So I can say that he is a phenomenal person, and I have also had the privilege to visit his country and to see what he means, not just to the people of Ivory Coast, but to so many African nations in that region. 'I know what he means as a player and as a person. That is why this combination of the player and the person is so amazing. 'Throughout my career, I have always refused to say which is my favourite player or the best person, because so many have given soul and blood to play and to fight with me, but if I have to choose one who represents all the good things you want in a player and a man, I think in this moment I would choose Didier.'
  9. The Mourinho Thread

    Mourinho named coach of the century http://www.espnfc.com/barclays-premier-league/story/2245279/chelsea-coach-jose-mourinho-wins-portugal-award-for-coach-of-centurychallenges-portugal-coaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjU13pSFPOw
  10. The Boxing Thread

    Yh lol your right. Just saw it through I guess, surprised he didn't get the ko. (5 something am here when I wrote that) only saw last 2 rounds though. I mainly woke up for the khan fight. Completely outclassed Alexander. 2015 should be a big year for him!
  11. The Boxing Thread

    Thurman impressed again. Khan absolutely outclassed Alexander, really impressed me.
  12. Eden Hazard

    Messi scored... against Chelsea? Come on
  13. The European Leagues & Competitions Thread V2

    LMAO that was Nathan, Gomez and co' from Trollstation
  14. Diego Costa

    Costa's goal vs Getafe has been nominated for the Puskas award. Vote for it here http://www.fifa.com/ballon-dor/puskas-award/video=2463785/index.html