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Match Day Moments - Liverpool (h)

It`s fair to say that the last three home games we`ve experienced have been real humdingers with a plethora of goals, action galore and last minute goals to raise the roof.

Will today be the same, as Liverpool come to Stamford Bridge, or will it be one of those staid clashes we used to have with the mickey-mousers when Jose Mourinho was in charge?

Either way we need the three points if we`re going to hang on to the shirt-tails of a Manchester United side that came back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 last night.

So why not join us for our usual Match Day Moments thread whereby we discuss the starting eleven selected by Roberto Di Matteo, the possible tactics to be deployed and all the action as it unfurls, it`ll be a scream!

But please be careful with what you write, although it is an emotional game, remember that these comments are read by all and sundry, including youngsters who support our fantastic club and we wouldn`t want to give a bad impression would we!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 11 2012

Time: 11:28AM

Your Comments

Its a lovely day to get a lovely win!
Ohans
I hope we tighten up at the back.
Zhahovic
I hope we tighten up at the back.
Zhahovic
I hope we tighten up at the back.
Zhahovic
Perfect Team Selections + Perfect Subs = Good Win
chuks09
Spent last night at the Jo-Burg leg of the Linkin Park Living Things Tour with my CFC shirt which I am still wearing so that our superstars can rock the brdge the same way Linkin Park rocked Soccer City. Come on you Blues....
Gian-Franco/Luca
Chuks09 is spot on with his comment, zhahovic too and u hope we have a fair treatment from the ref, though I doubt it, I have a feeling we'll won this one 2- 0 hopefully, perfect team selection and worthy subs will be the right way, torres is someone I don't know if he will be in a good frame of mind to play well for us as he havnt scored against pool in 5 meetings since his switch from anfield and he scored 5 goals or more against us while he was with the mersey siders.
Desmondadonis
Looking forward to a great performance from the players, and a sweet victory will just do me fine. I cant wait!
objectivekritic
liverpool will beat chealse today
Rayncity
Loserpool, always a bad customer,i pray we get it right this time and come out tops in today's transaction with them. Mikel's new found hunger for goals...mmmh!...the goal might come today!
Ohans
hopefully Torres going to start from the bench for this one, available stat. suggests his performances for Chelsea against his former clubs have been abysmal and in the spirit of giving other players opportunities to show their ability and help the team, i think its about time someone gave Torres a challenge for that first striker spot, we are behind Manu on the league table largely because we havent got a striker to salvage the team from difficult situations, a situation like the one Manu found themselves in at Fulham yesterday before the 'little pea' contrived a winning formular that saves the manures.
RayBell
Aston villa not fulham
blueblood4life
sorry my bad:)
RayBell
Predictaion close match .. The sort dat the diff will be a gol, 1-0 or 2-1 ... Lpool:- reina, johnsn, skertel, agger, enriqe, allen, shelvey, gerrad, sterling, downing, aquaman/suarez... For chelsea .. I will play wing footy; cech, cesar, terry, cahill, ivano, mikel, rami, moses, marin, mata, sturidge.. Subs- turnbull, luiz, bertrand, romeu, oscar, hazard, torres ..... Tactics .. Cesar can match sterlng 4 speed so stat him out LB, ivan can handle downing or suso.. Cahill/terry 4 suarez ( cool heads needed there).. Of the 3 muskateers mata is the key soo he stats, moses and marin speedy, good movers and eye for goal plus the added surprise... Sturidge is a jack in the box.... SUBS; luiz and bertrand for defence wen injured or tired only... Romeu to hold ball in middle.. Oscar and hazard if the game is going south and finally.. Hmmn give El nino TORRES an almighty hairdrier pep talk it now or neva... Tell him this is his match to win !!! All the best lads, CHEERS
anasewhiz
Hope this game is Torres' Reanimation...hope he scores a few
Gian-Franco/Luca
Mikel/Torres/Oscar to Score 2day.
chuks09
Spuds are looking a bit jittery. I hope AVB can do us and themselves a favor...Clichy looks switched on...
Gian-Franco/Luca
Off to the pub boys, wish our boys good luck may it be a Blue Sunday...no a Bloody One.
Gian-Franco/Luca
Spuds Score....Come on AVB
Gian-Franco/Luca
Goal to Spurs
chuks09
Spurs lead City 1-0
Blue_Mel
The title is between us and United
Blue_Mel
I won't put much interest on their game
chuks09
Aston Villa disappointed me Yesterday!!!
chuks09
Villa did well...they usually get walked over by United. To me , there only mistake was taking their goal scorer off
Blue_Mel
*their
Blue_Mel
I would like RDM to rest Torres today. Liverpool know him in & out. Would rather test Moses in front of the Trio. Unlike the previous matches where Liverpool would sit out, cancel us and then counter, I believe they would be open today testing our defense (credit to Brendan & our defense for being leaky).
Kikan
Stating the obvious - we need the win today...and hopefully will be at least 2-0 to Chelsea
Blue_Mel
Stating the obvious - we need the win today...and hopefully will be at least 2-0 to Chelsea
Blue_Mel
Tough game today.... the only game I have been worried about..... I think what Chelsea have done with their squad is quality just need 2 or 3 players to be complete. I think it will be tight and it will go down to if you can keep Suarez quite or not his on form and looks hungry for more. If you can do that then that's half your job done the other half is breaking us down you got the players to do that but our defence is been getting better as the season has gone on. Anyways good luck for the rest of the season
muffdaddy1983
Mancini is clueless as a coach. What a waste of money and talent at Man citeh.
Ohans
I won't mind if torres is not started, he can be used maybe later in the game, or watch what he is going to do and yank him off at the 65mins if he aint doing well, I still see him as the only puzzle we don't have answers to yet, but if by miracle he gets to have a good game, then we can expect atleast a goal or an assist, but with giroud banging in a brace yesterday, who knows if torres will get a hat-trick or a brace too
Desmondadonis
Love Adebayor's overall Play..
chuks09
Actually hopes Mancini stays at City. Sacking him could mean Pep joining them.
KAKUfrank
TEAM NEWS?Does Captain fantastic start?
cfc250
Man citeh re playin trash
prince china
That's what i call a striker. AGUERO
prince china
City equalise against spurs....sublime skill from aguero.
Chelz Akamz
Only man u & chelsea are the teams playin very well currently & are the in-form teams so far
prince china
"@CarloFan: Confirmed Chelsea XI against Liverpool: Cech, Azpilicueta, Iva, Terry, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres. #CFC"
Desmondadonis
Cech, cesar, iva, terry, bertnard, mikel, ramires, oscar, mata, hazard, torres
prince china
"@LFC: Confirmed #LFC team v #CFC: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Carragher, Wisdom, Allen, Gerrard, Sahin, Suarez, Sterling."
Desmondadonis
Luiz not on the bench. Chelsea subs for Liverpool: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Romeu, Marin, Moses, Sturridge."
Desmondadonis
i dont think ivanovic is a good centre back
kakuta in Ghana
I'd think we'll start cahill instead of ivanovic as he is more used to playing there than iva, but I think roberto have something in mind for picking iva, an damnit man city are ahead, with a goal from their sub eden dzeko..clinical goal
Desmondadonis
OMG!!! DZEKO a super sub
prince china
Dzeko again
Ikdaniels
How many pts have Dzeko and Hernandez won their teams so far this season? Unbelievable.
Puttinuttan
Very interesting and entertaining match at etiahad stadium. The match has been very open and i knew City will win and dzeko has just won it for them. The more season why we must win today.
Chelz Akamz
No london club have won their match these weekend
prince china
Amazing how United and City have goal machines like Chicharito adn Dzeko on the BENCH, compare that to the striker we always START with.
CalculatedKalou
Man city still unbeaten, coming from behind to win, they've not been beaten in 2 years on their turf, splendid from the champions, but we are champions of champions, Goooooooo chelsea!!!!
Desmondadonis
*and
CalculatedKalou
Man city still unbeaten, coming from behind to win, they've not been beaten in 2 years on their turf, splendid from the champions, but we are champion of champions, Goooooooo chelsea!!!! Dempsey didn't do much for spurs today, adebayo did well to hold on to play, avb going defensive at 1-1.
Desmondadonis
Three horse race indeed!!
Ohans
Torres needs to get his act together today...
KAKUfrank
Not a bad starting line up for Chelsea. With matches coming thick and fast I suppose RDM has to do his best to keep his team fresh to challenge on all fronts. He can't win with any team he picks with some fans as they have their favourites but he's a clever man RDM and will have picked a side looking at the coming weeks fixtures too. Would have started Moses instead of Hazard to keep him fresh though.
FootballFan199025
our line-up looks funny especially the back line...i am not a coach though...but i think somthing is not right with the back four...i hope we still win
layorh12
I wish Us the very best Of Luck..
chuks09
Luiz out bcz of tonsilitis!
blue5
I wonder how we allowed Torres sulk us into thinking we don't more than one world class striker.
Ohans
Six Defenders by Liverpool???
chuks09
No matter what team we field today we can win this game if we have the desire to win, we should not lose the ball unnecessarily, be more clinical in front of goal and we should be wary of webb's threat.
Desmondadonis
Six Defenders by Liverpool???
chuks09
Any reason why Cahill isn't starting?
choc ice.
Would have preferred Cahil at center back to Ivanovic, pray we don't regret this.
sojofjand
#Dont Need
Ohans
..and Torres starts again after playing 90mins in the last match, let us hope with the undeserved faith the manager has in him he can repay RDM with goals today, fingers crossed.
RayBell
@chuks...five defenders not six!...liverpool start with what looks like a 5-4-1...interesting!
layorh12
Cahill played against Spurs, Man U twice, Swansea and Shaktar in the space of 2 weeks- I suppose he's been rested. Although Ivanovic did play well against Swansea so RDM has possibly gone with two experienced heads as his CB pairing. Either way there is healthy competition at Chelsea at the back- shame it can't be said about up front.
FootballFan199025
David Luiz is out because of illness. Would have expected Cahill to start alongside. Ivanovic and JT are bit slow for Suarez's movement. I really hope Suarez doesn't skin them alive. With Van Persie's performance, Chichi and now Dzeko's performance, Torres has to look at the mirror and be ashamed of his performances lately. He really has got to step up with the fixture list getting crazier and more difficult.
KAKUfrank
3-5-2
chuks09
oh...chuks...yeah....3-5-2...also likely...but i dont know who the second striker to suarez is...Gerrald or Sterling?...weird...!!
layorh12
@kaku, lols, torres can suprise us all today.
Desmondadonis
Although our defence is a surprise in the line-up, i believe it is experienced enough for the task at hand. And the pacy FBs are spot on.
Ohans
Come on CHELSEAAAAA!!!!
sojofjand
Torres..... please surprise us by doing your job today..... Let's go guys!
Latunvic
This is more than 5 times this season Oscar has shot in the box rather than passing to the open man in the BOX!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
This is more than 5 times this season Oscar has shot in the box rather than passing to the open man in the BOX!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
great run there, shame no one to receive the ball
chelsea44
What's happening!!!???
chuks09
This is it
chuks09
JT MONEY......Gosh. The irony. The Press will HATE HIM MORE.....
KAKUfrank
TERRY!!! great cross Mata
chelsea44
Welcome Back John Terry!!! Goal Goal...
chuks09
Quality header there JT!
CalculatedKalou
Anybody with a link to livestream of the match? Need to send it to a friend who want to watch online. Thanks
sojofjand
Jt, cant think of a better way to come back
Ohans
oh Torres, almost there
chelsea44
Torres has been a workaholic so far he seems to be every where, I pray he scores today to crown his effort.
sojofjand
Great game so far
trublues
Oh JT injured badly
sojofjand
omg it looks bad for terry
ktm_blues
Terry's injury is about a month damn!....now I wish all my predictions come true, thank u JT for scoring
Desmondadonis
Why is matchday comment like this? Sigh....
jayb
Howz the game going guys?, im not watching the game.
trublues
Where's the singing?
foreign_viewer
Coments dull today!
trublues
poor finish by Mata, should have scored or assist to Hazard there
chelsea44
we are creating the chances, i can see us scoring a few more. oh and mata just missed a great chance but he did well to create it though
ktm_blues
Is jt off guys?
trublues
Half time sigh of relief
sojofjand
we need wide players....wat a miss by mata....should have been 2 nil.....
shlok27
Both Oscar and Mata should have scored. Nobody and I mean nobody can pass the ball.
lamarochs
Ahhh..Juan...why not pass?..Hope ur not getting selfish sir...
had2bg
Mata wasted a good chance but where was Torr-Melted1?? trotting at the halfway line, this is so depressing
@Mq
Mata should have done better with that one and kill the game there. Anyway, he did well creating the chance for himself.
SameX
Our game looks dull and lack urgency, I just hope we keep the lead and try to get that 2nd goal. Terry I pray should not be out for long as we look more coordinated at the back for the few minutes he had so far, our three musketeers are kinda a bit off it today, let's see what rdm would tell them in the 2nd half, hopefully we'll go for the jurgular in the next 15mins.
Desmondadonis
gOOD GAME SO FAR... OUR FINISHING COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER BUT HOPEFULLY IT WON'T MATA IN THE SECOND HALF. HOPING TO SEE MOSES SCORING ANOTHER GOAL FROM THE BENCH AGAIN TODAY.. CAREFREE.
Blue in Colorado
Good first half by Chelsea.. We should be 2-0 but we haven't been accurate in front of goal.. I hope Terry's injury isn't too bad because we were looking solid at the back after a long time..
Carloss86
wow loserfool came out very defensive surprising actually... Watching the game at a loserfool supporters place & our goal shut them the hell up im loving it. Lets go for more
Gondo
meeen...i hope we dont get punished for wasting great scoring chances...chelsea all the way...3 points please God!
layorh12
we need to score....cant rely on one goal....put in moses or marin they will get exposed big time on the back....
shlok27
Torres plays like he doesn't care.
foreign_viewer
We are not very sharp going forward. And why are we not scoring via open play? This set piece goals are not always reliable.
Ohans
a draw is written all over this game with the way we are playing and missing chances, it looks like RDM is contented with the performance so far, if we dont kill the game off but continue with same approach in the second half i can see a liverpool goal probably from Suare. we need to add urgency to our game.
RayBell
I am praying that mata miss dont come back and bite us. Good game for chelsea so far. Liverpool have not made any significant attempt on goal. I hope we would see this game out well. C'mon bluesss....
Chelz Akamz
ManUre Webb has been fair so far!
Ohans
ManUre Webb has been fair so far!
Ohans
Mata should not play full 90mins today, as soon as he scores his goal, he should be allowed to rest.
Desmondadonis
a good game so far by Azpilicueta, im very impressed with the lad, Torres? ..the story continues.
RayBell
Come on boyz we can put more goals in
sojofjand
Mikel bossing as he normally does...lets finish them off guys.
had2bg
Ohans u just jinxed it, u shouldn't have said anything about webb
Desmondadonis
liverpool's lack of attacking strength might just see us through with this one goal lead
ktm_blues
Marin/Moses 4 Oscar
chuks09
Someone needs to tell El Nino that he won't score goals if he doesn't shoot... Only one shot all game isn't good enough for a striker.
Blue in Colorado
very impressed with Azpilicueta.. i always said.. he can be a better RB than Ivano...
denverblue
No not gerrard... I want to see him lose!!!!
Blue in Colorado
Mikel cannot just score even to save his life. What a miss!
Ohans
sousa on for sahin for liverpool
ktm_blues
Mikel with an air shot.
foreign_viewer
Seriously I am already getting a telling tic about this game, rdm stand up and urge this boys on for that 2nd goal, this looks like a possible 3 points for us.
Desmondadonis
What is wrong with us today? Ryan nice cross in
Desmondadonis
What is wrong with us today? Ryan nice cross in
Desmondadonis
bring in moses pls... this game is becoming too open. We have to avoid another swansea last minute goal and kill this one off! Come on Robbie!
Blue in Colorado
we need wingers to close this game...
shlok27
we are wasting our chances here,
chelsea44
How many chance do we need to finish this game off? Get Sturridge on.
foreign_viewer
I sense an equalizer here. If we are not careful....
jayb
I sense an equalizer here. If we are not careful....
jayb
Is this going to be another swansea? Cmmon boys our destiny is right there in our hands before webb starts his madness
Desmondadonis
oh come on suarez scored
ktm_blues
there you go, miss all the chance and now come back to bite us
chelsea44
Where was mikel when carragher flicked? Where was Ramires when Suarez had a tap in???
CalculatedKalou
I saw that coming, I saw that coming, damnit,
Desmondadonis
I told you!
Blue in Colorado
Fresh legs needed RDm
had2bg
hahaaa....we dont deserve to win this match.....we are poor...
shlok27
Moses on for Mikel needs to be made.
CalculatedKalou
Now come on... get mOSES ON AND LET'S WRAP THIS GAME UP... WE STILL HAVE SOME TIME
Blue in Colorado
Oh no not again
sojofjand
I am sure will change on the 90th monute, hazard and mata are knackered already
Desmondadonis
rdm you asss hole why kept bliody idiot torres on pitch....
shlok27
COME ON MOSES!!!!! If he scores today... then I hope Robbie finally put him in the first team ahead of the useless Torres..
Blue in Colorado
RDM needs another Abramovic "visit".
foreign_viewer
God help us to win this game asi am just speechless right now, I am fecking speechless....this fecking game is winnable I won't even consider a fecking draw!!!!
Desmondadonis
I hate what we are doing to Sturridge's career... just ruining him on the bench.
Blue in Colorado
Our lack of quality striker is affecting us seriously.
sojofjand
this is bad... If we lose we will have no one to blame but ourselves. No killer instinct
Gondo
RDM, Common sense is not always common.
foreign_viewer
can we ban shlok27?
ddrogba
seems november-december blues is at the helm yet again :(
bluebroda
Can we please get rid of our girlie front man its not only costing games but chances of titles. Go sub me on and i will give it a go :)
Clingy
some chelsea players have taken their place for granted.....need to shake up or else say bye bye to epl...
shlok27
When will RDM learn to start playing Sturridge instead of Torres, and to play a winger in some matches instead of Mata-Oscar-Hazard, everytime, I hope we get another late goal today...
Latunvic
when the ***** will we ever see marin
Gondo
We always susbstitute Oscar for Moses and lose our offensive ability. I dont know if RDM ever notices that
OCBlues
@shlok27... watch your language.... I have told you several times. That is your last warning before your ip address gets blocked.
Blue in Colorado
can we ban drogba...yes we can
shlok27
we wasted too many chances.mata should have pass to Hazard for easy tap in.
11bandwagon
Am sorry but RDM just flatter to deceive. He just won't cut for Chelsea fc
blueblood4life
blue in colorado what your problem dude...you guys can use those language when it comes to some players...and when we use you have problem...mind your own business...
shlok27
Hazard really wants to score... I feel for him...
Blue in Colorado
I can't believe this I can't possibly believe this
Desmondadonis
Just watch it...! Your consistent use of obscene diction portrays you in a bad light. This website has policies and nobody uses words like "***" and makes it visible intentionally unless they want a ban.. which you are clearly begging for.
Blue in Colorado
a proper manager would've never lost this game - that's what I know... I would be really surprised if Di Mateo's still here beyond the summer.
keka
Well, that was rubbish.
foreign_viewer
Everytime Oscar goes off, we lose offensive momentum......and we give that momentum to the opposition.
OCBlues
Oph what a winnable game messed up, by lack of cutting edge, we just fluffed our chance to move back to second place
sojofjand
poor game... no excuses... we need to work on our finishing... AND WE NEED A STRIKER WHO CAN SHOOT!
Blue in Colorado
keka. This is a tie - not a loss.
ddrogba
Just ban Shlock.
ddrogba
See what I mean throughout this week guys? First we need variation in this team, torres shouldn't have started, tough luck he did, no.2 hazard is the most tired of the trio, he shouldn't be playing 90mins week in week out, our formation and lineup is too predictable and we need to be making subs early, thank God we didn't lose and that is thank u to cech for that.
Desmondadonis
keep slagging me for rightly criticizing RDM for being Reactive than Proactive at our expense...
@Mq
Managers live in their own little world where the obvious is hard to see.
foreign_viewer
ddrogba, if it doesn't feel like a loss to you then I don't know what to say
keka
I thought we were a team in transition...
ddrogba
Do we ALWAYS have to win?
ddrogba
we have a Manager with a "questionable" ambition
@Mq
y does RDM nvr put a guy on the back post?
Humza_96
Well the only thing lacking from today's performance was goals as we saw today we didnt need to change gear we got 3 or 4 great chances out of which we should have scored atleast 2.Only a good Striker can change this no blame to Torres today he really tried its just that we cant afford trying anymore we want to see the ball in the back of the net.
Drog_legend
RDM learning from Ancelotti and AVB on how to be stubborn lose points. The man is not dynamic.
foreign_viewer
@ddrogba yes we are , but we were in a winning position and we should have killed it off .. our early season performance has risen the expectstions of the fans ... deep down i am not surprised its been a while since we have beaten liverpool in the league
Don capon
Tell me how are you right Mq? Teams will always have a bad game, a bad momentum. You do what you can with the players you have. There is NO way a team can win ALL games of the season. And you pick any loss or any tie to slag off the coach. You sure have an easy job, because all you do is criticize and you know the team is going to tie or lose so you can claim that you were right.
ddrogba
we badly need a striker badly, torres did well but not enough for me but only if Mata had buried the chance he had...liverpool have always be that Bogey team dropping point is not a good thing now we r 3 pts off the pace we need to start getting points and we cannot be dropping point especially at home, i also felt JT injury also cause mental effect on the players... Mikel started well and finish average anyway we better just hope JT come back on time...im impress with Azhip though but torres running into defenders as if his maradona makes me get tired of his decision making by not getting into the box ontime also part of our undoing and i hope we just maintain at least 3rd till january
bluebroda
we have to win were we are capable of winning DDROGBA what kind of ambition do u have??
@Mq
Its amazing to see couple of weeks ago people praising RDM and now suddenly he is garbage. C'mon people grow up.
Drog_legend
Damn! What went wrong? Oh no.
Ohans
Torres needs to go, that's all.
ddrogba
Our lack of a quality striker will cost us games. RDM got the substitution wrong should of took Torres off for Moses as soon as Oscar came off we lost our attacking impetus.
Anarchy
Poor show today - now third - where's Marin for gods sake? - It seems we have no plan B in games
Dixons-Betting-Slip
I have ambition, but Mq, you slag off the manager, EVERY manager for every tie or loss. It's really silly man. And it gets really old.
ddrogba
The tiny @Mq is here again after Chelsea lose point. What a waste of space.
Keyser Soze
Mq, tell me if you do not act like a spoiled brainless child every time we tie or lose? That's fact.
ddrogba
but Mq, you are NOT right.
ddrogba
bad moment started?
Tiraspol
it's not about me being right but about the Manager learning from his errors... he still makes changes too late
@Mq
Don't let us deceive ourselves, RDM is not capable. How many 1 0 leads have we lost this season? Must he sub oscar for moses always? Must he sub sturridge after 80 minutes? did he expect him to prove himself with 10 minutes of football? Why on earth is marin not playing? What is happening? And conclusively, those guys need to work on their finishing, they only have themselves to blame, most especially mata. Anyway, chelsea till I .......
jayb
Well, we continue to play without a striker, i'm not going to blame Torres i put the blame at the door step of a manager who keeps playing a player who is out of his depth, a player whose inclussion alone spells doom for the team.
RayBell
u guys just hate criticizm but u expect praise, wtf is that?? with praise comes criticism where necessary and RDM has been effing up things lately especially his poor substitutions
@Mq
Anyone can criticize and say they are right when we lose or tie. How many times have you criticize when we are losing, and we come back to win just to prove that RDM was right and you were wrong? I can count countless times this season when RDM have prove you wrong. The game against Shaktar to begin with. So now we tie, and you say you're right? That's biased and silly.
ddrogba
Am also getting frustrated with RDM,i don't understand while Torres must always start even though we all know that he has nothing to offer and i really don't know why the coach always makes his sub when it's too late,truth be said,he's not tactically sound
Cobham78
what does marin need to do to get a game & why always start with torres... I think we have an easier stretch of games now lets get maximum points from them
Gondo
As per the game, we had our chances. Mata should have passed it to Hazard at the end of 1st half, that would have been the game winner. So so disappointed. We are playing without a striker really. Torres is so poor. I mean it is out of any stretch of imagination he can not score whatever you give him. Ok 1 can argue he did not get clear cut chance today. Well if he will score if the goal is presented with a plate then there are plenty of others who can do a better job. The Dzeko goal today, Harnandez goals yesterday underlines what a striker can do. He will win you matches. Torres is the reason we will not win the league this season. We have only ourselves to blame.
Keyser Soze
oh no...the curse has begun....
Gian-Franco/Luca
I will never praise and not criticise where necessary...am with u JAYB uyamosha lomjida
@Mq
We had our chances to kill this game early on. No criticism due on Robbie this time around. He made the subs and they were ineffective. Simple as that. Some you, some you lose and as today, some you draw. problem with most of you on MM is that you have to find someone to blame. You lot need to grow up.
BlueABS
Pundits on air here are saying we need variation in the team, that we should have started without one of the trio, just for the sake of variation and suprises. The deed is already done guys, there is nothing we can do about the result now. We need to think of something fast and rdm is not probiding it recently, all he needs is to sit and try to evaluate what he is not doing right.
Desmondadonis
Why does RDM play Torres? Is he forced to play him? I don't understand why he plays.
foreign_viewer
Since so many of you want to be the Chelsea manager, why don't you TACE a drive down to king's road and pick up the application form?
Blue in Colorado
It's ok to criticize Mq. I just don't understand how you can say you're right? You've been wrong so many times, and you pick when we lose or tie to claim that you are right. I criticize the manager, Torres, Lampard. But I also understand the dynamics of a football game. You have been wrong so many times. I am saying it is very easy to say you're right when we lose points, it is inevitable that throughout a long season, we will lose points. So what is the novel, smart, intellingent point in your comments? Nothing.
ddrogba
recall I spoke about lack of variation in my article this week DESMOND and throw poor timing of subs...why wait till 80th minute when u can see signs of fatigue
@Mq
blue in colorado most of vc member use abusive language here....im not the one...and i havent see that comment going towards anyone....because some of you people are totally biased towards some people here and other who dont agree with your opionion you guys wanna ban them....i dont mind i will write what i feel like expressing it...not like some people who likes to sugar coate their comments with fake praises before expressing it....
shlok27
Well actually, any manager being third in the league with Champions League winners (actually this team is better than the UCL winners, except for Drogba) should be criticized. A 24-point total from 11 games is just not championship-winning form. But if our ambition this year is to finish in the top 4 then we're certainly on the right track and the manager is the best for that job.
keka
You have been more wrong than right Mq. Just admit it.
ddrogba
RDM needs to go for coaching classes,it's obvious he's not tactically sound and Torres needs to be consigned to the bench permanently,am tired of seeing him on the pitch
Cobham78
I think most of us said that we are in transition. We were happy to be top 4 at the beginning of this season. Weren't we?
ddrogba
it wasn't about me being right but about showing the evident flaws in RDM that I get criticized for like m the only 1 that sees them DDROGBA
@Mq
Talented midfielders control matches, talented in form strikers win you points. What the Manchester clubs are doing is the perfect example. It's not just luck. I think we have only two options. One is to buy another striker and sit Torres, or use him in a two striker system. I just can't see anyone wanting not only to buy Torres, but to pay him his salary either. Maybe we should ring City and ask them which striker they like least...
BlueCowboy
We would have lost that match, thanks to big PETE
jayb
ddrogba....you are in wrong forum....go support arsenall....they need supporters like you...
shlok27
*win*
BlueABS
well i felt we just need to find any striker.. we don't have to buy falcao.. drogba wasn't hype when we bought him we can go and do the same we just can't reply on torres.. look at Man U, City they have game changer in chicharito and Dzeko and for us we don't have it and beside why we never use Marin im not saying he will dribble everyone and score but we've bn using the Mazdacar so much that we need to give them some rest and use our depth...:(
bluebroda
Hazard *****ed up for the goal...stupidly lost possession
Ess...DaBison
u haven't been on VC a lot because had u been, you'd have seen me eat humble pie a lot and admitting to it
@Mq
shlock, you are a spur supporter, aren't you? haha
ddrogba
That's not true. You keep saying that you were right in your criticisms. I have seen you being wrong MANY times, but your job is not on the line, it is very easy for you to speak. You're wrong, you move on. We lose or tie, and then you scream out loud how right you were. You're just a negative bitter person, that waits for the prey to fall in order to bite them off. But that's easy to do, isn't it?
ddrogba
Please you don't need to blame RDM for everything? was he the one that said Oscar or Mata should waste our chance when we had ours? Liverpool took the only chance they had up till that moment they score they where virtually non existence. Bottom line we need to take our chances and kill off games.
sojofjand
Now Liverpool are gloating like they just won the league. RDM ruined my day.
foreign_viewer
I go to the forums where people have more intelligent discussions. But figured I would help you guys see some common sense today.
ddrogba
I criticize our club as well. I said in the summer that we needed a worthy backup to Torres. A lot of people wanted him to take center stage and prove his worth, and if it didn't work, we can get someone come January. Well, January is a bit too late.
ddrogba
from top position to second and now from second to third next what??.. we are moving in wrong direction....we need to change the direction asap or else it will be too late....
shlok27
Mq, I have been in VC long enough for every member to call you stupid. I am not judging you instead. I am here to help you learn some common sense and trying to reason with you.
ddrogba
@shlok27 I won't bother getting drawn in argument with you... However,any more visible curse words from you and you'll find this website inaccessible.
Blue in Colorado
ddrogba before helping people in improving their common sense.....first you improve your sense of humor...its so bad...
shlok27
ddrogba - spot on mate. I am getting really sick of these armchair critics. I am surprised they can tear themselves away from their Playstations long enough to watch a real game. Easy to criticise from a keyboard where mistakes and failure to win are possible whilst forgetting we are still in a year of transition.
BlueABS
blue in colorado you cant get in arguments with me....because you know that you are wrong....
shlok27
I wasn't trying to be funny though. You act like a spurs fan. It is an observation, not a joke.
ddrogba
ddrogba....its happens when you fall flat on your face....you can improve...you can do it better..
shlok27
Hope d board act quickly as possible when the trans window opens in Jan, or else we shouldnt expect any trophy come May. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/281850/
walintonbluz
Cry babies
sojofjand
So much for the winter slump. Maybe we re expecting much from the young and rebuilding team, maybe the coach is still understanding the rudiments of the game. We were not clinical,apparent enough, but then we are a better side to what we were this time last year. A STRIKER is need urgently,Torres is lost and we are losing studge too as a result of lack of game time,moses and romeu too. We do need to play to our strength onwards. Hopefully we will win consistently in subsequent games and keep touch with the table toppers till Jan. RDM shld try and mix the pack a little,something diff from mazarcar, i predicted Moses starting cos i thought he should,scoring in two consecutive games as a sub should spoken volume for a startn bert as a reward. And resting Hazard for the 2nd half. Lets believe we are learning. The last thing that should on our agenda should be firing our manager. Keep him long term no matter what,he wl make mistakes certainly,and he wil correct himself and learn from it. @calculated, you must really be a mental retard you know, i have watched your comments for many games, all you do is pick at Mikel. Are you that jobless and brainless that you dnt have something else to contribute? Its becoming annoying.
Ohans
not having qulity strikers is affecting our chances....RDM needs to find a quality striker this jan...otherwise, we will end up without any trophy and not reaching CL next year....Torres is simply not up to it and is dragging us down....how many chances we fluff this season....hernandez just scores with almost every opputunity he gets at ManU...we need a clinical finisher like him...
Blu_run
RDM...begging you to play sturridge in place of Torres....plz....
Blu_run
also, lack of depth is affecting us...we keep playing Mazacar in all matches...time to recall KDB and use Marin/KDB/Piazon more...
Blu_run
Torres mentioned that 'he was not worrying if chelsea won or lost'...was this about last season or this season...looks like he was talking abt the present and future rather than the past...
Blu_run
We need to bench Torres.
Kendemsblue
He proves to be a liability at the moment since the form he showed at the start of the season is really eluding him and fast
Kendemsblue
 

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