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I wouldn't be so sure about that (would rather face Cardiff if we have to). Fulham, especially under Martin Jol, have always been poor-average side or horribly out of form but forever turning up against us and as Alex has mentioned earlier, with this being a derby and their first home game under a new manager, it's going to be a tricky one.

Under Jol in his first season, they finished 8th level on points with Liverpool and only a few behind Everton. Which in that season we got two 1 1s against them.

Last season we drew 0 0 at home when they were still pretty decent but from Jan onwards there form totally nosedived because off players stagnating and since then we have had 2 comfortable wins without playing that great ourselves.

Dont get me wrong there is like always a chance off dropping points, but new manager or not, this won't be as hard as facing them back in 2011 and 2012 was, we are better and they are worse.

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Fuck that. I am staying home alone with the kids. We ALWAYS win when i stay home alone with the kids.

Don't over-estimate the trip to Turkey & a mid-week match. We will have some tired legs @ Craven Cottage. Also it's a West London Derby. I expect fulcrap to bring their 'A' Game. You know these fo

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Under Jol in his first season, they finished 8th level on points with Liverpool and only a few behind Everton. Which in that season we got two 1 1s against them.

Last season we drew 0 0 at home when they were still pretty decent but from Jan onwards there form totally nosedived because off players stagnating and since then we have had 2 comfortable wins without playing that great ourselves.

Dont get me wrong there is like always a chance off dropping points, but new manager or not, this won't be as hard as facing them back in 2011 and 2012 was, we are better and they are worse.

That practically goes out of the window when the game starts. Regardless of whether they good or bad now, as I said, they'll somehow still turn up even when their form is horrendous, like now. Has happened in the past and won't be a surprise if it happens again. And besides, having just played 2 days in Turkey and Fulham have a week off to prepare, this could well be an advantage for them.

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José wasn't in a very cheery mood there was he?

Said the players haven't trained yet so we can probably expect some pretty dour football for parts of this one due to tired legs. Luckily Matic and Oscar will be very well rested and hopefully Luiz is fit and could maybe slot into midfield.

Should still have more than enough to handle the worst side in the league.

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David Luiz in defense; Ramires/Matic and Lamaprd (if fit) or even Oscar (if fit) as a CM.

Against a weak side - Fulham are the weakest - you gotta press high and go all-in from the get go. We have to have enough players committed and going forward to overwhelm them. Arsenal does that very well when playing at home, though they mistakenly try to do the same away too.

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They trained at 5pm at Stamford bridge,late training was to let the players have more rest and do light gym work,and training at Stamford bridge because the hotel is on only round the corner for the players afterwards.

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No Training?!

Bad feeling.

They trained at 5pm at Stamford bridge,late training was to let the players have more rest and do light gym work,and training at Stamford bridge because the hotel is on only round the corner for the players afterwards.

Eden Hazard in training today.
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Anyone who wants DL in defenxe should be tested for mental stability

Scolari and a bunch others are already waiting in line. :)

Anyone who expects JT and Cahill to play every single game until the end of the season should be tested as well. :rolleyes:

You increase the odds of scoring by incurring into more risk (of conceding)... very simple concept if you think about it. You do that by committing more players forward, like unleashing an attacking-minded defender if you've got one.

I'll make it very simple: David Luiz would play in midfield even though officially he will start in defense. It also helps that we play a defensive-minded fullback next to him.

That's how Brazil overwhelms the smaller teams in the WC (by committing players forward) and we should learn how to do the same - cannot drop points (by not beating) these bottom feeders.

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Scolari and a bunch others are already waiting in line. :)

Anyone who expects JT and Cahill to play every single game until the end of the season should be tested as well. :rolleyes:

You increase the odds of scoring by incurring into more risk (of conceding)... very simple concept if you think about it. You do that by committing more players forward, like unleashing an attacking-minded defender if you've got one.

I'll make it very simple: David Luiz would play in midfield even though officially he will start in defense. It also helps that we play a defensive-minded fullback next to him.

That's how Brazil overwhelms the smaller teams in the WC (by committing players forward) and we should learn how to do the same - cannot drop points (by not beating) these bottom feeders.

Is scolari our coach? Oh wait!!! That ego maniac got his ass fired 5 years ago.

Anyways when a person writes something in a "talkchelsea" forum and moreover in a match thread, it becones quite ovvious that he would be talking about chelsea. But I can see why you would bring brazil into the mix, since that is the ONLY defence left to luiz in defence.

Let me enlighten u here. We are not brazil. We don't play this way AT ALL. Jose likes solidity at the back and well to think he ll tactically ask luiz to break rank is a laughable idea to me. I don't know how u got the idea of us playing this way but I can wager ANYTHING that this won't be it.

Also considering the fact that we are top of the table, I would say we do know how to beat lower teams. Also I really wanna know who we should drop to incoprate luiz. Our captain, without whom we did drop points at wba and looked like a fish out of water against city or one of our defender of the season who well has been consistently brilliant for 2 and a half months now.

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Is scolari our coach? Oh wait!!! That ego maniac got his ass fired 5 years ago.

Anyways when a person writes something in a "talkchelsea" forum and moreover in a match thread, it becones quite ovvious that he would be talking about chelsea. But I can see why you would bring brazil into the mix, since that is the ONLY defence left to luiz in defence.

Let me enlighten u here. We are not brazil. We don't play this way AT ALL. Jose likes solidity at the back and well to think he ll tactically ask luiz to break rank is a laughable idea to me. I don't know how u got the idea of us playing this way but I can wager ANYTHING that this won't be it.

Also considering the fact that we are top of the table, I would say we do know how to beat lower teams. Also I really wanna know who we should drop to incoprate luiz. Our captain, without whom we did drop points at wba and looked like a fish out of water against city or one of our defender of the season who well has been consistently brilliant for 2 and a half months now.

Please spare me of your rhetoric and address the points I made.

So you think we need solidity at the back to play Fulham at home. Ok, I completely disagree.

For me losing 2 points to Fulham at home is just as bad as losing 3. If we are indeed title contenders that is.

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Please spare me of your rhetoric and address the points I made.

So you think we need solidity at the back to play Fulham at home. Ok, I completely disagree.

For me losing 2 points to Fulham at home is just as bad as losing 3. If we are indeed title contenders that is.

What points?? The point that we will change our whole system to break the great wall of fulham ( who by the way havr conceded the most no. Of goals this season). Sorry but simply don't think we need to be that desperate.

Yes, we need solidity against any team to win the natch. This is a fulham team that scored 2 against both pool n United in the last month. infact our USP has been concedinf the least no. Of goals and playing as a unit in a particular system.

So I massively diaagree with even the possilbility of US playing in yiur said manner.

So u think one point means nothing? (This does not mean that I would like a draw or be happy with it). But in a title race where 4 points separate 1st and 4th, every point is crucial. One point is the difference between us beong on top of the table rather than arsenal. Every point here is CRUCIAL.

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