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Everything posted by Jason

  1. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    Chelsea vs Bayern Munich PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2019/20 Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg 25th February, Tuesday, 2020 Stamford Bridge 20:00 Kick Off (UK time)
  2. 18. Olivier Giroud

  3. Hakim Ziyech

    Done deal!
  4. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    The raving over Gilmour's performance against Grimsby didn't go on for months (or even days) though. Yes, we are building a team for the future (it's still a team with more experienced players than young players) but even then, we should still be measuring ourselves against the best, not against the likes of Wolves, Ajax etc even if victories over them are nice.
  5. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    Considering the number of times you have talked up that Ajax win, you sure seem to be implying that. That might actually carry more merit but that being said, the constant overselling the good B-tier teams from you is maddening to say the least. I know we are not near being the best right now but we used to measure ourselves against the very best sides but now, performances/results against the good B-tier sides are being talked up like a 1000 times, like some sort of grand achievement.
  6. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    Muller on Chelsea... https://theathletic.com/1628348/ Let’s talk a little bit about Chelsea before I let you go. Does 2012, the defeat in the Champions League final in Munich, still play on your mind sometimes? The fact that we won the trophy in 2013 has lessened the pain. In a sporting sense, it was a gigantic tragedy. But Bayern managed to overcome their two biggest traumas in modern times [2012 and 1999] by winning the Champions League soon after. Other clubs who might have suffered a similar fate would probably have disappeared for 10 or 20 years because you can’t get over such a thing. But for us, it’s not that bad anymore. On the contrary — 2012 was a big reason we won it in 2013. You were the goalscorer in 2012. You thought you had won… It was the most electrifying moment of my life. It was unbelievable. There’s a difference between scoring a goal and scoring a decisive goal. That goal was salvation, a huge release. The whole stadium exploded. Everyone had waited for us get the ball into the net for the entire game. It wasn’t the most beautiful of goals but the moment itself was unforgettable. Does it matter that the goal proved ultimately futile? It wasn’t futile — it took us to extra-time! [laughs]. Chelsea’s captain that night was Frank Lampard. Any special memories? Not from that game but he was a super player. He played practical football. Technically very good, super shooting technique, super with long balls — a midfielder who could work and be dangerous in front of goal at the same time. He simply knew: these are the things you need to do to win football matches. He was a player I can really relate to. What are your thoughts going into the first leg? You’d think you would have seen all the great European stadiums after more than 100 Champions League games but I was never at Stamford Bridge and I’m really looking forward it. Chelsea have young, talented players and a quality team that can really hurt you. We need to be well-prepared for their particular strengths. But they’re not the best team in Europe right now and we don’t need to be afraid. I’m confident.
  7. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    In their last 7 European home games, Ajax have won only once (vs Lille) and lost 4 of those games. While we did play well and were the better team that night in Amsterdam, I'm not sure why you keep on bigging up this Ajax side like they were the Ajax from 70s or 90s. This Ajax is good, but not that good as you keep making them out to be.
  8. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    Lampard's presser at 6:30pm UK time...
  9. Chelsea v Bayern Munich

    Tomo has a knack of overselling opposing big teams/underselling our capabilities, IMO.
  10. Eden Hazard

    No thanks. The Hazard ship has sailed. It's time we move past Hazard and have younger, quality players to take us forward.
  11. Hakim Ziyech

  12. 19. Mason Mount

    Mount is still young. I'd give him time to see if he can evolve his game before pigeonholing him as a player that's only useful against the big teams.
  13. Hakim Ziyech

  14. Álvaro Morata

  15. Hakim Ziyech

    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/02/23/chelsea-transfer-news--hakim-ziyech-agrees-personal-terms Personal terms finally agreed. 5-year contract.
  16. Álvaro Morata

  17. 2. Antonio Rudiger

  18. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Lampard on why RLC didn't play the U23 game last Monday and his fitness state (comments before Spurs game)... https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/02/22/frank-lampard-on-how-ruben-loftus-cheek-could-be-used-against-to
  19. The English Football Thread

    Oh apologies. Read wrongly.
  20. Chelsea - Spurs

    Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS 2019/20 Premier League Match 27 22nd February Saturday 2020 Stamford Bridge 12:30 Kick Off (UK time)
  21. The English Football Thread

    Just realized United face Everton, City, Spurs and Sheffield United in their next 4 league games...