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Everything posted by Jason

  1. 10. Eden Hazard

    Only notable English media outlet I noticed that's reporting this is the Guardian but in any case, what's been reported is nothing we haven't seen before. It's the same 'Real Madrid want Hazard/Courtois' story that we've been seeing like every month! Maybe Hazard will leave but maybe he will not. There's a number of reasons why people think he'll leave but at the same time, there's a number of reasons why he'll actually stay. And from what we've seen with Conte this season, we look set to do something special in the coming years and if the board show ambition by backing Conte and strengthening the squad with quality players, then I'm sure players like Hazard would want to be part of that.
  2. The Mourinho Thread

    Think Smith described Mourinho's style of play to perfection there. We played that way so often under him.
  3. 22. Willian

    Willian was confirmed as a Chelsea player on 28 August, for a fee in the region of £32m, after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had reportedly contacted fellow Russian billionaire Kerimov personally. Clearly happy with the late change of destination, the Brazilian international commented "I'm very happy to be here, it's been a dream of mine to come and play here. Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I'm going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I'm very happy and looking forward to it." Willian made his Chelsea debut as a substitute in a shock home loss against FC Basel, and made his full debut for the club in a League Cup win against Swindon Town the following week. He scored his first goal for Chelsea on his Premier League debut, a sublime long-range effort against Norwich City that clinched a 3-1 win for the Blues in early October. Having been eased into the Chelsea side by José Mourinho, by December Willian had established himself as a regular starter along side Oscar and Eden Hazard in the triumverate of attacking midfielders behind the striker. By the turn of the year he was consistently demonstrating his skill in attacking areas and his notable workrate was no doubt a factor in Mourinho's evident faith in the Brazilian. He scored his second goal for the club against Southampton on New Year's Day. Reflecting on his move to Chelsea in January 2014 he told the FIFA website I kept an eye on Chelseas fortunes after they first tried to sign me. I developed a bit of a soft spot for the club. The problem was that Shakhtar didnt want to let me go. And then Anzhi came in and met my release clause fee, he explained. But that made my desire to play for Chelsea all the stronger. It took a while, but now Im here, and I couldnt be happier. Click here to view the record
  4. 19. Diego Costa

  5. Chelsea v Crystal Palace

    Chelsea vs Crystal Palace PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2016/17 Premier League Match 29 1st April, Saturday, 2017 Stamford Bridge 15:00 Kick Off (UK time)
  6. 10. Eden Hazard

    Oh god. We should have enough to beat Palace without him (hopefully we can at least have him on the bench for that) but we definitely need him back for City!
  7. The Conte Thread

    Not too sure about that. Maybe not in the Premier League but think we may need it in Europe. There have been some games this season where we got overrun in midfield and Conte brought on Fabregas to help us wrestle the control back.
  8. Stoke - Chelsea

    Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2016/17 Premier League Match 28 18th March, Saturday, 2017 bet365 Stadium 15:00 Kick Off (UK time)
  9. The Conte Thread

    Mourinho will be busy picking fights with others even if his side is sitting 10 points clear at the top.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    Starts with a back 3/5. Goes 2-0 up against side second from bottom and one who can't score. Takes off an attacker for a defender. Has a back 6 with 4 CBs. Yet he dares to accuse Conte/us of being defensive.
  11. The Mourinho Thread

    Looks like Mourinho has gone with a back 3 again at Boro. If you can't beat them, join them?
  12. Stoke - Chelsea

    It is but if they both drop points, then we don't need 21 points to win the title.
  13. Stoke - Chelsea

    We need 21 points to win the title. So any help from Liverpool and/or Southampton would be nice.
  14. Stoke - Chelsea

    I know. I did acknowledge that. All I'm saying, judging by the celebrations, is that we better not get carried away and think we've only gotta turn up to win the title!
  15. Stoke - Chelsea

    It's obviously a significant win and it's likely a heat of the moment stuff but hope Conte and the players don't get carried away. The post-match celebration was almost as if we've actually won the title!
  16. Stoke - Chelsea

    No, I haven't forgotten but the profile of this side under Conte is different to the one under Mourinho. And given his age, ideally, you would want him to be playing week in week out and develop his game rather than just sit on the bench for the most of the time.
  17. Stoke - Chelsea

    Being squad players may not help their development and while we have done well with the Azpi-Luiz-Cahill combo this season, we definitely still an upgrade in there.
  18. Stoke - Chelsea

    Having high ceiling is one thing but whether or not they fit Conte's style is another. Christensen will maybe get a look in next season but Zouma may not. He's a bit like a Cahill. Can defend when sitting back but average 1-v-1 and looks cumbersome on the ball.
  19. Stoke - Chelsea

    Love the overrating of Christensen and Zouma.
  20. Chelsea v Crystal Palace

    Big Sam. Three straight wins. Three straight clean sheets. Great timing to be playing them...
  21. Stoke - Chelsea

    BIG BIG BIG win. Would have been farcical if we dropped points today considering we dominated all game but Stoke didn't even have any chance barring that penalty.