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Fulham Broadway

Title Run In

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Its the arse end of the season that usually matters -and this definitely aint easy. I just hope enough points have been accrued as a cushion come April.....

Sat Apr 13 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sat Apr 20 Liverpool A

Sat Apr 27 Swansea City H

Sat May 4 Manchester United A

Sun May 12 Aston Villa A

Sun May 19 Everton H

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Its the arse end of the season that usually matters -and this definitely aint easy. I just hope enough points have been accrued as a cushion come April.....

Sat Apr 13 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sat Apr 20 Liverpool A

Sat Apr 27 Swansea City H

Sat May 4 Manchester United A

Sun May 12 Aston Villa A

Sun May 19 Everton H

Exactly. I can see Chelsea getting possibly 12 points out of those fixtures.

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For me, looking at the schedule, what comes across is not so much the tough end of season, it's the absolutely glorious December. We have a few really tough parts of the schedule (Oct/Nov has the toughest little bit IMO where, in a 6 week period we face City, ManU, Spurs, Liverpool, and Swansea away).However, December1-January 1 is West Ham, Sunderland, Southampton, Villa, Norwich, Everton, and QPR. End of the day, it doesn't really matter. You have to get points no matter when you play teams.

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That's a troublesome end to the season. I'm not expecting us to be challenging for the title next season (I'd love to eat my words come April) but to get back in to the Champions League spots.

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For me, looking at the schedule, what comes across is not so much the tough end of season, it's the absolutely glorious December. We have a few really tough parts of the schedule (Oct/Nov has the toughest little bit IMO where, in a 6 week period we face City, ManU, Spurs, Liverpool, and Swansea away).However, December1-January 1 is West Ham, Sunderland, Southampton, Villa, Norwich, Everton, and QPR. End of the day, it doesn't really matter. You have to get points no matter when you play teams.

That's true. Getting through December/January has been a fumble-a-thon these last two seasons.

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we should first cement a top 4 place. we could be fighting for 4th with that run in.

yes, hazard, hulk etc are coming but that doesn't mean we are gonna stroll through every game. an overhaul doesn't happen overnight ,or in this case - over a summer, we should first start playing better attacking football. use ground passing more often rather than relying on dumping it to the target man (which next season will be nando :banghead: ) a title challenge is possible but its not realistic to think that those games will be played for deciding the title

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Well usually it's around Christmas where we fall apart. We have it easy this year so hopefully we can go on a run throughout December and carry that momentum into 2013 and keep winning games left, right, and centre.

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We may have a tough end to the season, but in knowing that, we must be ruthless and get enough points before then, do the business before and over Christmas

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Exactly. I can see Chelsea getting possibly 12 points out of those fixtures.

bit to early to say isn't it? for all we know we could be well clear at the top and unbeaten by the time we play those games or we could be in the Europa league places dropping points left, right and centre!

We dont even know what our stating eleven will be against Wigan! so its really impossible to say how many points we could get from those games.

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We dont even know what our stating eleven will be against Wigan! so its really impossible to say how many points we could get from those games.

Well even with our current lineup

------------------Torres---------

---Hazard------Mata----Ramires/Marin

-----------Mikel-----Lampard----

--Cole-----Terry----Luiz----Ivanovic

We can still beat every team in those first 5 matches, maybe even Arsenal away. Now consider that we may get even better with possible/likely purchases of Hulk/Jovetic, Cabaye/Modric, Debuchy and it's not really hard to see that we can pick up alot of points.

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Well even with our current lineup

------------------Torres---------

---Hazard------Mata----Ramires/Marin

-----------Mikel-----Lampard----

--Cole-----Terry----Luiz----Ivanovic

We can still beat every team in those first 5 matches, maybe even Arsenal away. Now consider that we may get even better with possible/likely purchases of Hulk/Jovetic, Cabaye/Modric, Debuchy and it's not really hard to see that we can pick up alot of points.

Haha! if only football was that simple!

ever heard of that famous saying 'football isn't played on paper' ;)

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we should first cement a top 4 place. we could be fighting for 4th with that run in.

yes, hazard, hulk etc are coming but that doesn't mean we are gonna stroll through every game. an overhaul doesn't happen overnight ,or in this case - over a summer, we should first start playing better attacking football. use ground passing more often rather than relying on dumping it to the target man (which next season will be nando :banghead: ) a title challenge is possible but its not realistic to think that those games will be played for deciding the title

Not too sure that is happening.....could have been a media created rumour....its completely died down , which makes me think the media knows something we dont.

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Its all a matter of confidence. In 2009/10 our last six league games were:

Man United (away)

Bolton (home)

Spurs (away)

Stoke (home)

Liverpool (away)

Wigan (home)

I would usually say that only the Wigan and Bolton games there are certain 3 points. I would not expect us to beat Man U, Liverpool or Spurs away and Stoke are always a difficult team to beat. But with a few good results and confidence and belief in the team they can beat anyone. We won at Old Trafford (Man U fans point out Drogba's offside but always fail to mention Macheda's 30 hand balls in the build up to their goal), beat Bolton in midweek after playing an Aston Villa team which was very strong back then in an FA Cup semi final, lost to Spurs but then smashed 7 past Stoke and won 2-1 at Anfield. Then we smashed 8 past Wigan in a title decider that could have been very nerve-racking. (Although lets be honest they did play most of the game with 10 men and gave up after 2-0) As long as we have a few good results in the lead up to our last few games I am confident we will do well

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