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Everything posted by Jason

  1. 22. Willian

  2. 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
  3. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    He signed a SEVEN-year contract. SEVEN!
  4. Christian Pulisic

    https://bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga/news/can-christian-pulisic-flourish-for-borussia-dortmund-and-usmnt-as-number-10-3156 The USMNT manager is going try Pulisic in the No.10 role in their upcoming matches. Interesting...
  5. 1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

    It was silly of Pedro to try and stick his foot in when Kepa was going for the save.
  6. 3. Marcos Alonso

  7. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/premier-league-fixture-list-announced-3589047 We're getting there. 6 more days! :blue scalf: Hoping we'll start with a home game again.
  8. Abdul Rahman Baba

    On 16 August 2015, Rahman signed for Chelsea, for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £21.7 million, for a five-year deal Click here to view the record
  9. Cardiff v Chelsea

    Cardiff vs Chelsea PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2018/19 Premier League Match 31 31st March, Sunday, 2019 Cardiff City Stadium 14:05 Kick Off (UK time)
  10. Everton - Chelsea

    Everton 2-0 Chelsea PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2018/19 Premier League Match 30 17th March, Sunday, 2019 Goodison Park 16:30 Kick Off (UK time)
  11. Roman Abramovich

    Have faith in humanity, manpe.
  12. Roman Abramovich

    That isn't shady at all...
  13. Roman Abramovich

    Okay but is he shady person or someone who can be trusted etc?
  14. Roman Abramovich

    Can anyone shed some light on Jim Ratcliffe? Like what exactly is he all about? He seems pretty determined to buy us going by reports in recent months.
  15. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Don't get why it has to either be attacking football or counter attacking football for us. Why can't we play both? The attacking football might not be Guardiola's kind but we have shown capability in the past of dominating, attacking opponents when needed to. I've always liked our tactical flexibility in the past, when we seamlessly switched between those two approaches depending on who we played.
  16. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    We definitely need to rebuild the squad, that I don't disagree. We have needed it for years! But is Sarri the right manager to oversee this all? HELL NO! It might have been well documented but Sarri admitted that Higuain was having a fever. So why play him then? Point is, he wasn't 100% fit and he wasn't played from the start.
  17. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    If we somehow win the Europa League win, then the board won't sack him regardless of the shit results in the league. If not, then he'll likely get the sack. Of course, that is assuming he doesn't get sacked before then...
  18. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Picking your best player is one thing but picking an unfit player is another. And what did Higuain even do on Sunday really? Think he had like 1-2 shots and that was it. What you said would have been on point had Sarri not benched Hazard early on in the season when he was just returning from the World Cup and an extended summer break.
  19. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    The players are a problem and so is Sarri, who seems to make things worse every time. Call it shit luck or lack of due diligence from the board but we have had managers who make things worse every time, one way or another. Mourinho was hell-bent on creating drama, controversy, a toxic atmosphere around. Conte, who was actually doing alright up till January last season, but decided to sulk and stink up the whole place with his endless moaning. Sarri just looks like a clueless manager, one who is out his depth - can't understand what's wrong the team, blames players after defeats, admitted he can't motivate the players, uses one-dimensional tactics, makes like-for-like subs etc.
  20. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Who's asking for Sarri to pick Giroud every week? Higuain wasn't 100% fit. So why start him in a game that we needed to win?
  21. Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

    Here's another "great" squad management from Sarri. Player not at 100% but decided to start him anyway rather than start the one high on confidence after scoring a hat-trick in midweek.