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  • #51693 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    Silly booking for Jorginho but on the positive side at least he’s available for the City game.

    #51699 Score: 0
    Anonymous
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    You guys know I have limited knowledge of Chelsea. It does sound though like Sarri held you lads back. It sounds like he might even have held back the one player who he kinda based his football on. You lads are starting to change your minds about players. I’ll tell you, that’s a great sign for a manager. I remember seeing many pliverpool players stepping up a level and keeping it, under Klopp. Before Lallana got injured, he was absolutely amazing under Klopp. This is a kinda controversial statement with some who never rated him but they are wrong.

    What you have witnessed is the most successful transfer windows ye’ve had in over 5 years.

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    MightyMoosMightyMoos
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    CM Kovacic is a good player and yes he is playing well that’s why he was at the biggest club in the world Real Madrid, why then did they let him go? It’s obvious he still has no finish to his game, shooting or a killer assist. Maybe he will get that at some point but when?

    #51711 Score: 0
    Chelsea1967Chelsea1967
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    That Jorginho booking was contrived to clear the deck and be on board for City. Watch the last 10 minutes again and, in particular, Jorginho. It was a case of if at first you don’t succeed then try, try again.

    #51714 Score: 0
    sean the sailor
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    What a pass from Jorginho

    Really love watching him play

    Another very good away win for Chelsea

    #51716 Score: 0
    MightyMoosMightyMoos
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    CM if Kante and Jorginho are available then Kovacic will be a permanent sub except for the odd game

    #51719 Score: 1
    Chelsea.manChelsea.man
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    Moos

    At this minute, Kovacic is there to stay. while it will be strange to say this. but i don’t think if Kante will walk back straight in to the team. Kovacic has been playing level not seen before. personally i don’t give monkeys whether he scores or not. but as long as wins the midfield battle, i’m content with his performances so far and he is the main reason why Jorginho isn’t exposed so far this season, and why our attacking players are thriving so much, because of his runs from the deep and his pace, he compliments Jorginho very well and has a good understanding with him.

    #51721 Score: 0
    Oz
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    I said at the start of the season Chelsea were my Smokey to go well this season & even after a slowish sort of a start I thought they’d come good. Must say it’s still only relatively early but I didn’t expect them to be going so well this early but I always had a gut feeling they’d get top 4. If they are going this well with a pretty young side imagine how they’ll go when they can but again, with money @ a good young squad I expect them to be right up there in the coming seasons.

    #51726 Score: 1
    442
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    oz… Trouble is adding to the squad… its going to take some scouting to get it right. the team emerging has played very well minus a headless defence at times, or poor decision making as seen in the last ten yesterday… Cant will aid that, ruddier too, the Crown Jewels to our current set up is Ruben Loftus cheek who could become a titan if he stays fit. Experience from this campaign will add up into next… there are currently few sides with the buzzing ability of CFC at present. Sadly, this team has come too late for Willian who arrived five years to soon on the planet. Reckon he’s going to have a good twilight to his CFC career. its a team of absolute ballers emerging.

    #51728 Score: 1
    Anonymous
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    If you look at my prediction for where Chelsea would finish this season, you’d see that as things stand, I was way off. I’m actually glad to be wrong (so far) as I’d like Lampard to be a managerial success. The guy is a class act.

    #51734 Score: 0
    Chelsea.manChelsea.man
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    I think many are not giving the credit he deserves, but Zouma has been outstanding in the last few weeks. and should he sustain this form and the partnership he has formed with Tomori. i think it will be difficult for Rudiger and Christensen to regain their positions. and i can’t believe that i would say this, given that Rudiger in particular has been our best defender also. also credit to Azpilicueta who has turned the corner in his season. he has returned to form. but part of that stems from the fact that Willian who tracks back is now giving him the protected he lacked at the start of the season.

    #51735 Score: 0
    sean the sailor
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    Chelsea are only 2 points behind city and 8 behind Liverpool

    That’s not many at all.

    #51736 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    67, I must admit that thought crossed my mind too and we could have Kante back for the weekend too if not young Billy Gilmour won’t let anybody down in the deep lying role. Also Jorginho could do with a little bit of a rest too.

    #51737 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    Some very kind comments from our opposition friends on here it’s a bit confusing tbh because as Chelsea fans we’re much more used to “No one likes us everybody hates us think I’ll go eat worms”.?

    I do think something very special might currently be happening at Chelsea and we’ve probably not seen anything quite like this since the Class of 92 which is a very hard act to follow.

    But everyone is intrigued to see where all this might go under Frank and Frank and Jody are very likeable guys too and because of that maybe attitudes towards Chelsea are changing a bit.

    It’s great to be succesful and hopefully that follows but it’s quite nice to be liked and respected for what Frank and the lads are trying to do too!?

    #51738 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    Kind of agree with both CM and Moos.

    But if Kovacic can add that killer pass and a goal or two he would be the complete midfield player.

    I guess the ultimate accolade you can pay him is that Kante hasn’t been missed as much as most Chelsea fans feared he would be.

    #51798 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    This confirms Chelseaman’s earlier post today. “He struggled at the start of the season but now looks like the player I watched at Everton last season – and it’s still a young partnership, him and Tomori. He’s shown good leadership to help his mate,” Jamie Carragher

    It won’t be easy for Rudiger to just come back into the team as good as he is.

    #51827 Score: 0
    Chelsea.manChelsea.man
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    #51831 Score: 0
    Anonymous
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    Nine, it’s not just what you’ve mentioned above but also from what I’ve seen when playing against Chelsea. Other sets of supporters might have to be reminded that we’ve played eachother 2 times already this season, not just once. Now, I’ll preface this by saying that our defence isn’t quite what it was last season, teams definitely get more of a look in than they did before but it’s still really good. My guess is that Klopp has sacrificed some of that defence for control of the game. That said though, I could see from the first game that Chelsea had quality. Maybe after the 4-0 against Utd, I just wasn’t expecting much, so it was really highlighted for me. It was the same in the PL match and I can see only Man City making us hold on at the end like ye did. Sure, away games can be a bit like this but my heart was in my mouth.

    Not just that either though, it’s the young players who’ve come through and not just done alright, they are some of the PL’s top performers. I think this must be the thing that draws most neutral fans in. With the Chelsea – Liverpool rivalry being pretty much dead (Nil, we know man, we know :P), that makes it a lot easier for us Liverpool lads anyway.

    Personally, I’d like the top 4 to finish the way it is. I mean I was going to say the order doesn’t have to be the same but you lads know who I want top. It’s good to see the underdogs in there (Leicester) and the new project who are so far thriving as a result of restrictions imposed. Didn’t someone once say that restrictions are the heart of creativity, or words to that effect?

    #51832 Score: 0
    Anonymous
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    From watching that clip, I see bits of Xabi Alonso there.

    #51835 Score: 0
    Chelsea1967Chelsea1967
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    Re Lampard, isn’t it fantastic listening to a post match interview which is interesting and makes sense. I used to walk away as soon as Conte and Sarri woffled on about trivial, irrelevant and repetitive garbage week after week.

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