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Chelsea (H) PL - Thurs 4th Mar 2021 at 20:15

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If Fabinho is back it would help us a lot i feel.

 

Phillips and Kabak v their forwards? Not for me.

 

Obviously Fabinho would preferably play in midfield - but can't see how the two kids cope v these.

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10 minutes ago, an tha said:

If Fabinho is back it would help us a lot i feel.

 

Phillips and Kabak v their forwards? Not for me.

 

Obviously Fabinho would preferably play in midfield - but can't see how the two kids cope v these.

 

Giroud would rip Kabak a new arsehole. Fab needs to play at the back if fit.

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This fixture was our very last home game of last season. It was an entertaining affair that resulted in a 5-3 win. We led 3-1 at the break thanks to a long-range bullet from Naby, a textbook free kick from Trent and a close range volley from Gini after Chelsea failed to clear a corner. Giroud pulled on back. We were much the better side in the first half but the second half was more even. Bobby finally scored a league goal at Anfield with a powerful header from a great Trent cross, but Chelsea got two goals back through Abraham and Pulisic to make things edgy. Ox finally put the game to bed, finishing off a move after Robbo bombed down the left. One memorable aspect of the game was Frank Lampard arrogantly going off on Klopp like a jumped-up twat. The irony of him suggesting that Klopp was "giving it the big 'un" when Klopp has actually won things before was one thing. Making those claims when as a player, Lampard won loads of trophies under a manager who epitomises "giving it the big 'un" in something else - a total lack of self-awareness. The most memorable thing about that game was Hendo and the players FINALLY getting their hands on the coveted Premier League trophy. No fans in the ground but the club (and Sky!) went all out to make a real occasion of it. Pyrotechnics in the Kop, the Hendo shuffle and a hearty rendition of YNWA once they all went back out onto the pitch. Champions of England!

 

In 2011/12, the fixture was also our final home league game of the season. It had been a wretched season attacking-wise as the team set some sort of record for hitting the woodwork, only drawing games we'd comfortably dominated. After a while, it seemed to get to the players mentally too. We'd been defensively OK for the most part, but then started making regular silly errors to concede goals. Our profligacy at the other end (thanks to a combination of the aforementioned hitting of the woodwork, every opposing goalkeeper having a worldy and simple woeful finishing) saw us drop points practically every week. We ended up finishing in 8th, behind the Shite. The Chelsea game came just days after they beat us in the FA Cup final. In that game, we'd done what we always seem to do at the new Wembley, not turning up at the start, ending up trailing before rallying and making a game of it before ultimately falling short. We nearly made a real mess of things in our League Cup final a couple of months earlier, scraping a shoot-out win over second-tier Cardiff.

 

In this league game, Chelsea went with a largely second-string line-up that featured Torres up front. We found our shooting boots, winning 4-1 thanks to an opening own goal from Essien after a great run down the right from Suarez, followed by Hendo running through the middle to roll on into the far corner, and then Agger finishing after Carroll had had an effort saved following a corner. Ramires pulled one back in the second half but Shelvey scored late on, firing into an open goal from 40 yards after the Chelsea keeper Ross Turnbull had made a hash of a clearance. In that first half, we still managed to hit the woodwork when Stewart Downing was handed the responsibility of scoring from the spot. That he missed it meant he'd failed to score in the league all season. It summed him and us up, as we were adept at not taking chances that we created.

 

 

In the charts, Carly Rae Jepsen spent 4 weeks at the top with her bubblegum pop hit 'Call Me Maybe'. There have been FAR worse songs than that make their way to number one.

 

 

 

We go into this fixture on our worst run of home form for donkeys years. We haven't won at Anfield at all in 2021, a far cry from not so long ago when we were only dropping a couple of points at Anfield in a season. Chelsea have changed managers, bringing in the more tactically astute Thomas Tuchel to replace the naive Lampard so they've become a bit more resilient and less gung-ho. We have a good record at Anfield against Tuchel though, winning in the last minute on both occasions thanks to goals from Degby against Dortmund, and Bobby against PSG.

 

We have what it takes to win, but we must start showing it and get the league season back on the rails. No if, buts or calling it maybes, just get the job done and get all the points, even if it takes some more last minute dramatics.

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1 hour ago, an tha said:

If Fabinho is back it would help us a lot i feel.

 

Phillips and Kabak v their forwards? Not for me.

 

Obviously Fabinho would preferably play in midfield - but can't see how the two kids cope v these.


Agree.

 

But Phillips a kid? He’s 24 in three weeks time, is he the next Nabil el Zhar?

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3 hours ago, TheDrowningMan said:

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Surprised you didnt use The Scream!

 

Hope to goodness Giroud has been run into the ground by Tuchel recently because the twat always seems to score against us. He's the type of player you'd hope Div could have been.

 

I hope we bomb a few shots in against Mendy because he looks a bit of a flapper especially when the shots arent daisy cutters. The game is a virtual 'must win' because if Leicester are starting to wobble, we need to be able to close the gap and put pressure on them.

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9 hours ago, Joey8FrogsLegs said:


Agree.

 

But Phillips a kid? He’s 24 in three weeks time, is he the next Nabil el Zhar?

In CB years, 23 going on 24 is still a kid.

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10 hours ago, Joey8FrogsLegs said:


Agree.

 

But Phillips a kid? He’s 24 in three weeks time, is he the next Nabil el Zhar?

Well ok, not exactly a kid, lets say inexperienced.

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Just convert our chances eh! CONVERT OUR CHANCES!!!

 

No pea rollers, no straight at the keeper, no scuffs, spoons or ballooning it. Hit the target, make the keeper work. I am sick of wasted chances. Stay after training and practice striking the ball, do it till bed time you fuckers.

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5 hours ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

Just convert our chances eh! CONVERT OUR CHANCES!!!

 

No pea rollers, no straight at the keeper, no scuffs, spoons or ballooning it. Hit the target, make the keeper work. I am sick of wasted chances. Stay after training and practice striking the ball, do it till bed time you fuckers.

Apparently its a pronunciation problem, in training they are told to aim at the goal, but turns out the accents make it sound like, aim at the goalie.

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A good result against Atletico for them, but they were unimpressive either side of that against Southampton and Man United. 
 

I get the impression Jurgen isn’t a huge fan of Tuchel either.

 

A win gives us a fighting chance of fourth and maybe bringing in somebody in the summer who isn’t Gareth Barry or Ricky Lambert. 

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