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Chelsea vs Stoke City
PRE-MATCH DISCUSSION AND LIVE CHAT


John+Terry+Stoke+City+v+Chelsea+DUkMvFsb

2014/15 Premier League Match 30
4th April, Saturday, 2014
Stamford Bridge
17:30 Kick Off (UK time)

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Oh I do love the international break....said no one ever.

Given the way we are playing, and how the players look on the field, especially Fabregas, who looks like he could be outrun by a 6th grader, I'm glad it has come around.

Let some players get some rest and hopefully come back fresh.

Saying that, hopefully Jose can come up with something fresh after the break. The current line up gives up too much defensively, and we don't get anything in return offensively. Felipe Luis needs to be a constant starter in the team, as does Azpi. Ivanovic should be rotated centrally. Luis is a capable crosser, can beat his man off the dribble, and is great 1 on 1 defensively. I honestly wouldn't mind him as a winger given that he is actually far more direct than Willian, and he can whip a nice cross in.

------------------Costa-----------------

Oscar--------Hazard--------Cuadrado

----------Cesc------Matic---------------

Luis------Terry-----Zouma-----Azpi

Even if Ivanovic must play according to Mou, get Azpi on the left, Iva on the right, and put Luis in Oscar's spot. He is one of our most techinically gifted players, who can beat his man, and he rots on the bench. Cuadrado may as well get his shot since Willian on the wings is a disaster. If you're going to bring him on, put him centrally and push Hazard out to the wing since he is world class there already. Let's try and progress Hazard as a player by getting him accustomed centrally, and let Cuadrado develop, while also having Willian play his more natural position.

I dunno, maybe I'm just rambling due to the lack of decent play these last 6 weeks. But clearly, something at the back has to change.

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Remy deserves more minutes.

If Costa is fit to play:

Costa

Hazard Cesc Remy

Matic Rambo

Luis JT Zouma Azpi

Courtois

Hazard and Remy to switch flanks if the set up isn't effective.

Cesc can't play pivot this match cause Stoke is very strong in midfield, and we can't afford to lose Cesc on a two match ban.

We can rest Willian if Azpi plays RB.

If Costa isn't fit:

Remy

Hazard Cesc Cuad

Matic Rambo

Luis JT Zouma Azpi

Courtois

What I am afraid to see:

Remy/Costa

Hazard Oscar Rambo

Matic Cesc

Azpi JT Gary Iva

Courtois

-_-

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This is another final that we have to win.

It's important that we win the home games against the smaller teams because it would allow us to drop points to one of the big teams.

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west ham?

ya and even though only 3 games ago let in 5 since.Used to be so good at defending yet soon as score we switch off.Big game and gotta win

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Actually if I could choose, I prefer we play Pool, MU or Arsenal after the international break. Stoke will be fresh and will giving us a hard time.

Hope everybody come back fit and ready for this.

Playing at home again, we have to killed the monkey on our back. It has been a while since we last won.

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I feel confident about this. Normally Stoke shouldn't cause us many problems at home.

But then again the same i said about Hull.

Unless we shoot ourselves in the foot again multiple times, like we've been doing lately, we're going to win it convincingly.

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Think Stoke will come into this one with one objective: stop all football being played and come away with a point.

Can see this one being one of those laborious 0-0 or 1-1 draws in which Stoke don't trouble us much and we have to resort to 25 long shots against a parked jumbo jet.

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As many others have said before me and as others will likely say after me:

---------------Tibo-----------------

-Azpi----JT-----Zouma----Luis-

----------Matic-----Cesc----------

-Cuadrado---Willian---Hazard-

---------------Costa---------------

I doubt very much it'll happen but it's what I (and most others it seems) want.

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