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Jason

Champions League thread

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If we manage to get a wing back and possibly a midfielder we are good to go. There are always gonna be some problems with the team, but we have to work it with the squad we have got. We have a good squad now, a few changes and we are ready to fight against the top teams. It happens every season that, us, Tha fans have some problems with the squad and transfers, but we really need to stop this negativity, this is the same squad that won the EPL last year. Is the players show some real fight, they can beat any team of this world

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4 minutes ago, xPetrCechx said:

WTF :ph34r:

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We should just rest most of our players against City, if we manage to get a good result against Barca in the first leg. 

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Can't be fooling ourselves here, truth is our only chance of going through was drawing Istanbul. 

In or out of form Barcelona or the fact that they are not the same like a few years ago, it simply does not matter - we are not good enough and our tactics fit the high pressing teams like a glove. 

Five at the back works for the short term and never against the big teams. And this is a fact. And to complete the misery - Cahill is one of the centre backs and there is no decent full back in Chelsea's squad.

I'm always the optimist, but I truly fear this is the tie where Hazard decides there is no point in extending that contract and forces a move elswhere. Same goes for Courtois.

Why I am saying this? Because not only we have a poor back line (bar Azpi and Christensen), but if we're going to play five at the back with Marcos Alonso, Cahill, Moses/Zappacosta there, not only we'll be unable to string two or three consecutive passes, but Hazard and Morata will be feeling so isolated upfront, they'll wish they'd have been left on the bench rather than having to chase shadows throughout the two legs.

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Taking into account how bad we are this season (IMO), it's worth having the perspective that Barcelona have been pretty much neck-and-neck with Valencia this season, while playing with a less consistent quality for the most part, getting ahead through individual quality more often than not. I know we can beat Valencia.

Then again, Barcelona's defence is doing better than it's ever done really, and they're not nearly as inexperienced as Valencia. 

We're obviously, clearly, so damn clear to see 2-3 levels below current Barcelona, but we were 2 levels below Bayern. Though then again we had more magical players.

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21 minutes ago, xPetrCechx said:

WTF :ph34r:

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Fake.

The first leg will take place at home on Tuesday 20 February, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time), and the second leg away is on Wednesday 14 March, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time).

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I just noticed this but isn't it strange how after virtually all our CL fixtures we get another title contender immediately after? 

Qarabag - Arsenal

Atletico Madrid - Man City

Roma - Chelsea

Qarabag - Liverpool

Now Barcelona - Man United and Man City

This is an incredible "coincidence" and obviously a big disadvantage. They seriously wanted to give us as little a chance as possible of retaining that title. 2 in 3 years is enough.

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We'll obviously rest the starters vs City, we are too far back now. Man United will probably rest a few vs us so we'd probably do the same vs. them. Full strength both legs vs Barca. 

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they are not much better than we are. this is not the same old fierce barca. suarez is out of form, neymar is gone, iniesta and busquets are past their primes, only real real thteat is ofc messi. we can play with them.

 

obviously after my rare optimism we are gonna be trashed like 7-0 aggregate.

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This might very well be the weakest barca side in years. We are unbeaten in our last 6 games against them when they had far superior teams. Todays has s just a shadow of that. If they ever were beatable it is now.

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Good game in perspective, we all wanted Besiktas ( mind you they are a very good side ) but it's not meant to be, to be fair i rather we face Barca than PSG. For some reason this has Messi finally scoring against us written all over it :ph34r: , lets pray not and even if he does, lets hope it doesnt make a difference in the end, anything can happen when the ball is at his feet, still remember that pass for Iniesta to score at the Bridge, damn it Essien, if only you had cleared that... We can give it a good go for old times sake, our clashes vs Barcelona down the years have been classics no doubt, and they will be looking for revenge for 2012. Altough they are not the same team from back then, they have a lot of quality players now, specially the little argentine magician, and you know anything can happen. We are kidding ourselves if we think this Barca side is weaker than in previous years, far from that, if we manage to beat this lot we can beat anyone, no excuses. Lets see how we cope come February, i for one cant wait for this game, it has been long overdue us facing Barca again, i say bring it on and PSG can fuck off for all i care. Cheers and KTBFFH

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The draw should serve as a  silver lining to wake up the apathetic board and Roman and buy as many quality players as possible in January. FFS this is a big club, I'm, as a fan, sick and tired that we have to make due with average players like the patjetic Alonso (did anyone else notice the audacity he had to moan subtly about being substituted against WH?). Fucking pathetic player, I hate him so much. Bakayoko is a lost cause. The guy has the swagger of a coward. We have the possibility of buying so many great players who can replace these journeymen, Guerreiro being a good example. We could also recall RLC. In the end, I just wish that Conte gets unlimited and unconditional support next month. We've finally gotten a coach that feels and is the ONE for this club. I beg for the apathetic board and Roman not to take him for granted.

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Against Villareal yesterday they won 2-0 but Villareal was down to 10 men.
The opening goal at around the 60th minute.
I actually think they are the best team so far in this year's champions league, together with PSG and City also.
Bayern is not impressing me at all and RM as we know had a very bad start of the season if nothing else..

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Against Villareal yesterday they won 2-0 but Villareal was down to 10 men.
The opening goal at around the 60th minute.
I actually think they are the best team so far in this year's champions league, together with PSG and City also.
Bayern is not impressing me at all and RM as we know had a very bad start of the season if nothing else..
They haven't been great IMO. Didn't offer much away to Juve, drew at home to Celta & away to Olympiakos. They aren't as open or expansive as years gone by and are certainly beatable. I personally think this draw was the best to extent, as we aren't favourites, which is normally when we perform best.
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7 minutes ago, Irakozium257 said:

The draw should serve as a  silver lining to wake up the apathetic board and Roman and buy as many quality players as possible in January. FFS this is a big club, I'm, as a fan, sick and tired that we have to make due with average players like the patjetic Alonso (did anyone else notice the audacity he had to moan subtly about being substituted against WH?). Fucking pathetic player, I hate him so much. Bakayoko is a lost cause. The guy has the swagger of a coward. We have the possibility of buying so many great players who can replace these journeymen, Guerreiro being a good example. We could also recall RLC. In the end, I just wish that Conte gets unlimited and unconditional support next month. We've finally gotten a coach that feels and is the ONE for this club. I beg for the apathetic board and Roman not to take him for granted.

Who can we realistically buy in January who isn't cup tied?

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Don’t think it will be anywhere near as bad as people think. I mean the matches aren’t to February... Barca is Barca but they aren’t unbeatable as Valencia showed few weeks ago. Real/PSG game should be a belter for neutral football fans. 

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Just now, OneMoSalah said:

Don’t think it will be anywhere near aa bad as people think. I mean the matches aren’t to February... Barca is Barca but they aren’t unbeatable as Valencia showed few weeks ago. Real/PSG game should be a belter for neutral football fans.

Real will manage to get trough i feel

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