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Match Day Moments - West Brom (a)

Firstly, my apologies are offered for the slow turnover of articles at the moment but I`m being plagued by a virus that has seen me spend a lot of time in bed.

Today, I feel as though I`ve run into Mike Tyson, in his prime, but I`ll do my best to keep things rolling over.

We`re up at the Hawthorns this afternoon for a clash that has intriguing written all over it. The Baggies are flying high whereas we`re in a bit of a dip not having won any of our last three Premier League games.

The fixture also pitches two old buddies against each other, in Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Clarke.

Who`ll get the upper hand?

Who`ll get the nod for Roberto`s stating eleven?

How will the action unfold?

Join us from 14:30 hours to keep track of all the above, but please keep the comments clean and appropriate.




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 17 2012

Time: 11:06AM

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Blue India
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17/11/2012 11:23:00

torrrrrrrrressssss.he is goin to score and silence his those critisizing him. blues 3 albion 2
nwobi ebuka
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17/11/2012 11:29:00

torrrrrrrrressssss.he is goin to score and silence his those critisizing him. blues 3 albion 2
nwobi ebuka
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17/11/2012 11:29:00

our OsHaMa shall terrorize their defense and bank laden of goals for us. have faith...
blablablu
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17/11/2012 11:56:00

nwobi ebuka << head in the sand.
foreign_viewer
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17/11/2012 12:10:00

Lose and there is only a one point difference between WBA and us.
Blue Day
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17/11/2012 12:16:00

Even if Torres Scores today, that does not Hide the fact that He is finished...
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 12:22:00

I'll settle for three points and then I can retire back to bed to suffer again!
merlin
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17/11/2012 12:22:00

We should hire Claudio Ranieri to be our chief scout. Hopefully we can recruit another Drogba.
Blue Day
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17/11/2012 12:31:00

Uncle merlin sorry,hope the team gives u a 3*1 dose to swallow n get well soon.
blue5
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17/11/2012 12:36:00

Nwobi ebuka.Please don't say he'll score.Whenever folks say that,he never scores.
cfc250
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17/11/2012 12:36:00

I won't watch the game.Have some unfinished business.I will the read your comments.So,please try to avoid all the negativity.Thanks.
cfc250
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17/11/2012 12:38:00

Hope 'the player who will be replaced by Falcao' will score tonight.
Blue Day
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17/11/2012 12:42:00

WHO THE ***** ARE THOSE WHO SPAM OUR POLLS ???? GTFO OF OUR SITE YOU TROLLS !!!!!!
The Persian
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17/11/2012 12:47:00

agree with cfc250......... I say, Torres won't score
The Persian
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17/11/2012 12:49:00

Get well soon @Merlin.
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 12:52:00

I believe this game will say a lot about whether we challenge for the league or finish third(like the ESPN presenters like, Arsenal fan shaka seem to think), a draw or loss for me just wont cut it! so come on you blues!!!
pego sama
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17/11/2012 13:06:00

Howard webb has just ruined an excellent match by sending of Adebayor for a challenge that at best may have been a yellow card offense. Santi Cazorla put on his acting clothes and did an acting job that would make Barca proud. I am so sick of refs ruining games this way..especially these so called high profile referees..this is is just sickening.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 13:07:00

Arsenal 1-0 Spurs hope them s*ck*rs draw
pego sama
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17/11/2012 13:12:00

I am watching the game and I think Adebayor deserves a red but are u guyz watching wilshere?
Romanchelski
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17/11/2012 13:13:00

Arsenal 0-1 Spurs(thats the correct sore) adebayo has just been sent off! still hope them s*ck*rs draw
pego sama
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17/11/2012 13:14:00

Jack Wilshere is a brilliant footballer. My favorite outside Stamford Bridge.
ben_Crisp
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17/11/2012 13:17:00

Arsenal 1-1 Spurs thank you very much! no more goals please!!!!!!!!!!
pego sama
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17/11/2012 13:18:00

a red card is a red card cant do anything about it :( lets just hope willshire is sent off(his got that in his locker), to even things!
pego sama
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17/11/2012 13:20:00

The red card was worth it, it will be a day light robbery of arsenal if he wasn't sent off, but what happened ruined a very good game though and a lesson note too, avb started 2 strikers in a 4-4-2 formation, defoe shoot on goal sczesny parried towards adebayo, who else saw what I enjoyed at that time?
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 13:26:00

let the Arse win 2day and draw closer to the spuds please
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:30:00

let the Arse win 2day and draw closer to the spuds please
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:30:00

Podolski there you are... Ars-2 vs 1-Spuds
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:32:00

Oh adebayo just ruined a perfect game for observation, now spurs are being murdered.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 13:32:00

Podolski there you are... Ars-2 vs 1-Spuds
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:32:00

Podolski there you are... Ars-2 vs 1-Spuds
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:33:00

Yes, and Giroud settles it. 3-1, now expect the floodgates to be opened, hahahahhha
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:38:00

AVB will always be a clown!!!
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:41:00

@ikdaniel.. What was AVB's Faults???
chuks09
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17/11/2012 13:43:00

No mata who scores, I just Pray & Hope 4 A win from Us.
chuks09
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17/11/2012 13:44:00

I wish u quick recovery @uncle merlin...hope we win today coz anything less than a win is unacceptable
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 13:47:00

Why are my having this feeling there will be a goal fest in our Albion trip today!
Ohans
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17/11/2012 13:56:00

@Chuks, nothing but His mouth
Ikdaniels
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17/11/2012 13:58:00

I don't think Webb should be blamed for that red... it's always like every red card a referee brandishes is unfair, except maybe the player almost kill someone..... Refs don't have to wait for someone to get killed or amputated before they show red cards.. moreover, they have just a split second to make their decisions...
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 14:08:00

I don't think Webb should be blamed for that red... it's always like every red card a referee brandishes is unfair, except maybe the player almost kill someone..... Refs don't have to wait for someone to get killed or amputated before they show red cards.. moreover, they have just a split second to make their decisions...
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 14:08:00

4-1 ha
CFCTalal
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17/11/2012 14:14:00

great to see sturridge get a start , seems we are playing 442 or maybe its just daniel who is on the wing today
Don capon
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17/11/2012 14:16:00

Chelsea leave Juan Mata and Oscar on the bench, along with Ashley Cole. Daniel Sturridge starts for the Blues and Peter Odemwingie is back in the Baggies attack.
merlin
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17/11/2012 14:17:00

and bale scores. We need english players to replace lamps and ashley
Blue India
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17/11/2012 14:18:00

4-4-2 , Cech (c); Azpilicueta, Cahill, David Luiz, Bertrand; Romeu, Mikel; Moses, Hazard, Sturridge; Torres Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Oscar, Marin, Mata happy to see a change
CFCTalal
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17/11/2012 14:18:00

SUICIDAL TEAM SELECTION! west brom like to counter and we play mikel and romeu, both. i was nervous anyway for this game and now I'm just dreading it. Need hazard to step up.
Mia Maynard
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17/11/2012 14:19:00

that is a good line-up
Blue India
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17/11/2012 14:20:00

Hazard in the whole, or is that 2 up front?
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 14:21:00

@mia. Having rammy would have been more suicidal as we would have been defensively vulnerable. This is more like our own version of a counter attacking team. This team should do well.
Blue India
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17/11/2012 14:24:00

sturridge and torres upfront
CFCTalal
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17/11/2012 14:26:00

I don't mean to start a debate please,but i think Cazorla is superior to Mata. That guy is unplayable on his day.
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:27:00

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 Petr Cech (c) 28 Cesar Azpilicueta 24 Gary Cahill 4 David Luiz 34 Ryan Bertrand 6 Oriol Romeu 12 John Mikel Obi 17 Eden Hazard 13 Victor Moses 23 Daniel Sturridge 9 Fernando Torres Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull , 2 Branislav Ivanovic , 3 Ashley Cole , 7 Ramires , 11 Oscar, 21 Marko Marin , 10 Juan Mata . West Brom are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: Myhill; Jones, Tamas, Olsson, Ridgewell;Mulumbu, Yacob; Morrison, Gera, Odemwingie; Long. Subs: Daniels, Reid, Popov, Dorrans, Brunt (c), Rosenborg, Fortune. The referee is Michael Oliver.
chuks09
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17/11/2012 14:29:00

Pray we win this match, not comfortable with the line up at all.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 14:29:00

@ohans mata too is unplayable on his day .. mata is better that is why he gets selected for spain ahead of carzola who has more experience
Don capon
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17/11/2012 14:29:00

@ohans. I tend to disagree with you. Mata has been more consistent and he has been more influential than hazard and oscar. That is a big achievement as he has out shone the 2 superstars
Blue India
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17/11/2012 14:32:00

Seems we are resting players afterall, I only missed Ivanovic from roberto's lineup, would have been the winner.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 14:32:00

@ohans.. You Tried!!!
chuks09
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17/11/2012 14:32:00

official lineup: 1 Petr Cech (c) 28 Cesar Azpilicueta 24 Gary Cahill 4 David Luiz 34 Ryan Bertrand 6 Oriol Romeu 12 John Mikel Obi 17 Eden Hazard 13 Victor Moses 23 Daniel Sturridge 9 Fernando Torres
pego sama
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17/11/2012 14:32:00

There shouldnt any cause for complaint in our line up, it makes for sound rotation which oughtta keep our team fresh for the tuesday's game.
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:34:00

@chuck09. That line-up is more of a 4-4-2
Blue India
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17/11/2012 14:35:00

This is suicidal.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 14:35:00

@sojofjand how is it suicidal
Don capon
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17/11/2012 14:36:00

Ohans should look at the stats.
foreign_viewer
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17/11/2012 14:37:00

#shouldnt be...
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:38:00

I have a feeling we are going to drop more points today
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 14:39:00

Now the North London Clubs have to beat Kings of London...Oh wait, I just remembered 2-1 and 4-2...
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 14:39:00

People ask or Squad rotation and now when he does it, this is suicidal...
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 14:40:00

#shouldnt be...
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:40:00

I'm sorry to say but our squad is too small we need more depth. We should have signed another striker and midfielder.
ChelseaLover123
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17/11/2012 14:41:00

Interesting squad. Hopefully daniel and torres gel. Good to see moses starting.
abzkilla
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17/11/2012 14:43:00

CMON CHELSEAAAAAAAAAAA
TafChels
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17/11/2012 14:44:00

Also a trip to turin is coming up.
abzkilla
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17/11/2012 14:45:00

cazorla is a good player yes, but mata right now is on a different plane completely. Twice we have started Romeu and Mikel and both times we have needed Ramires to come on at half time. We are seriously short of pace in central midfield. If i look at it positively, Romeu has learnt his lesson from last time out and will provide the shield. But, a big but, is that west brom counter and we lack pace. Azpilicueta and Moses on the right should be fine. Sturridge and Bertrand on the left is dangerous.
Mia Maynard
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17/11/2012 14:48:00

Like i said,don't wanna debate,not in the mood for that. But watch both players and see which one of them keeps,distributes,and shoots the ball better. Not taking anything away from Mata,but Cazorla is more a complete package.
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:48:00

If RDM shows the same faith in Sturridge as he is doing with Oscar and Hazard I am 100% convinced he will do good things for us
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 14:49:00

Not comfortable with Mikel and Romeu in d middle, would have preferred Ramires to Romeu the midfield looks light weight. Any way pray we win.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 14:50:00

it's time for the boys to stand up and be counted today!
merlin
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17/11/2012 14:51:00

Mikel and Romeu, doubt that is going to work, Roberto.
RayBell
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17/11/2012 14:53:00

To be honest, I'm not comfortable with the Romeu-Mikel combo, they are both too slow...... it should be one of the two not both together. Anyway, let's see how it goes....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 14:54:00

What are you on...Mata over Carzola anyday. Mata keeps busy all throughout the game where as Carzola has small bursts of brilliance in games...he drifts in and out of games and at times is non existent!
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 14:54:00

Common Chelseeeeeaaaaaa
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 14:56:00

Why must Torres play? I hope he proves me wrong today cos RDM has changed the set up just to favour Torres...
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 14:57:00

com on Chels, a win will make me feel a whole lot better!
merlin
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17/11/2012 14:58:00

This line up makes me believe RDM reads our comments on here. Now this team selections brings a new deal on the table. A bit of surprise and with this attacking pair,certainly a change in pattern. Something different from MAZARCAR!! Lets hope it pays off. And that marin comes on,that means us getting comfortable quite early.
Ohans
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17/11/2012 14:59:00

It's Danny out wide with Hazard in the hole.
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 14:59:00

Just please don't concede an early goal!
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 14:59:00

@Ohans. why make a comment like that then say you dont want to debate, surely you would know your comment would make a debate cazorla is good however if you look at stats mata has cored more assisted more, yes cazorla may hold the ball and ass it better but id rather goals and assists than a layer who looks tidy
Marcel
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17/11/2012 15:00:00

I think the key to win thiis game lies with sturridge, if he plays with the team and stops his meaningless flicks and selfishness, then we'll win comfortably, if not, then we'll fight hard for a draw... Chelsea to win 3-1 hopefully, go chelsea!! The pundits are not giving us much chance.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 15:00:00

hopefully luiz can go today without making any howlers
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:01:00

Come on Chelsea!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:01:00

a nice staedy start might help today!
merlin
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17/11/2012 15:01:00

west brom have won 5 out of 6 home games :-(
merlin
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17/11/2012 15:02:00

here comes the selfish sturridge insults
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:04:00

Nice one Sturidge. But be more precise next time.
11bandwagon
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17/11/2012 15:04:00

Typical sturridge!
Ohans
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17/11/2012 15:04:00

Comon guys ramires is one yellow card away 4rm suspension.maybe rdm is sparely using him til after the city game and he has also got turin on his mind
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:05:00

I'm suprisingly confident considering the opposition we're facing and the weakened lineup fielded.
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 15:06:00

be calm with Sturridge guys, we need a player like him who is always ready to shoot....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:06:00

Merlin i'm happy you are with us today. Recover soon
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:07:00

I'm drifting in and out of sanity I think!
merlin
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17/11/2012 15:07:00

great link up between studge and moses
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:08:00

Ooh goal sine scramble, unlucky there.
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 15:08:00

feck sake hazard you cant afford to do that in the prem
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:09:00

Sturridge already doing more at CF today than Torres has done all season
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:10:00

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:10:00

who is playing in front Mikel or Romeu
11bandwagon
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17/11/2012 15:10:00

Long :(
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 15:11:00

Luiz again FFS
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:11:00

Luiz a day without any howlers?....yh right. he is so 5hit
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:11:00

Bad bad defending.....! com'on guys..... please! we need this win....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:12:00

Oh nooo!for how LONG will this continue??
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:12:00

Wesbrom goal, oh my God
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 15:12:00

As i predicted the first goal scored by West Brom and by shane Long..David Luiz was culpable there but Cech did not do his reputation any favors either..Sad..once again we have conceded early. Now we will have to do this the hard way.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:12:00

people say we need a new striker.... i say we need a new centre half
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:12:00

When was the last time we kept a clean sheet??**scratchin ma head**
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:15:00

When was the last time we kept a clean sheet??**scratchin ma head**
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:15:00

@sojofjand I cant help but agree with you this look more like capital one team selection. But lets hope the boys come good
Realmike
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17/11/2012 15:16:00

We should still be able to nick this one
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 15:17:00

luiz shouldn never be a CB again the boy just play too much or have lack of awareness omg hope his not playing against Juve
bluebroda
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17/11/2012 15:17:00

we're playing two holding midfielders, yet the midfield is porous and no one is holding Morrison..
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:17:00

I'm not watching the match guys, though we've conceded, how is our boys faring out there? Let me know their performance rate so far. Anyone?
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:19:00

his becoming a HUGE LIABILITY at CB
bluebroda
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17/11/2012 15:20:00

I'm not watching the match guys, though we've conceded, how is our boys faring out there? Let me know their performance rate so far. Anyone?
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:20:00

I'm not watching the match guys, though we've conceded, how is our boys faring out there? Let me know their performance rate so far. Anyone?
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:20:00

have we won any league game since Lampard got injured?
Lakupiippu
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17/11/2012 15:21:00

Sorry for the double posts
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:22:00

glad I'm not watching this one... predicted a draw or a 1-0 loss to us and its looking that way. We'll lose in Italy too unfortunately.... this team just has no Chelsea spirit... doubt Robbie will be the manager in charge of the next league game.
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 15:24:00

Sturridge has made a few passes...but no the haters wont notice that, but they will when he doesn't and come up with 'he NEVER passes'.....fools
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:24:00

Does anyone understand what style we are playing? wings, middle??? and why must Moses always cut in, cross the ball in...........
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:24:00

Lakup yeah
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:24:00

As much as others don't want to admit it, we are severely missing Lampard.
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 15:26:00

Torres is sooo slow and out of touch with everyone else
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:27:00

Luiz is now ***** we need to respond fast
trublues
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17/11/2012 15:27:00

Torres is hurting chelsea........
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 15:27:00

Guys pls answer me
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:28:00

I guess we'll bring on mata, oscar to win this one.
trublues
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17/11/2012 15:29:00

we've yet to trouble the West Brom keeper!
merlin
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17/11/2012 15:29:00

I am concerned here..we are behind and since we conceded i dont remember us even forcing a save from their keepre thus far. We are behind yet they seem more likely to score the next goal in this match..this could end up being a very long day for us.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:29:00

We shouldn't sell torres, we should pay any club that's dumb enough to get him off our hands.....
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 15:31:00

@latun,cross to who??
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:31:00

I don't understand the theory behind this Romeu and Mikel combo, never a good combo for us, Hazard is having to drop deep to create from deep, our midfield will be better with a mikel - Oscar combo or Romeu-Oscar....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:32:00

Hazard FFS...you can probably do that in france but cant get away with it in the prem.
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:33:00

where is luiz?? honestly he might as not be on the field because it feels like we are only playing with one CB
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:34:00

I guess we now see torres is ***** lets just put up until january for a top class cf, but now we face westbrom
trublues
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17/11/2012 15:35:00

torres! please take note from shane long
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 15:36:00

why is romeu shooting from there? with the back 4 exposed behind him
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:36:00

Hazard needs to speed up his game....he cant afford to be so sloww on the ball
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:37:00

That time of the year, where we drop points. Now have to wait till February / March to bounce back.
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:37:00

Guys i am getting very afraid here..shane Long has missed two clear chances that on another day he would have put away. We could easily be 3-0 down here..it looks like we will have to bring mata into this game to even save a point from this game. Compare the games of El Nino to Long and you see what it means to have a real center forward on the pitch.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:37:00

I hope we dont let in two
trublues
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17/11/2012 15:39:00

HAZAAARD gets the goal
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:39:00

hazaaaaaaarrdddddddddddddddddd
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Chalobah scored his first senior goal!
Puttinuttan
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Wowwwwwwwww........thank God......thank you hazard.
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Good goal from Hazard
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

HAZARD!!!!!! little change in the 3 behind torres .. the goal comes .. still think we can win without oscar or mata
Don capon
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

u see that .. cross from .. Apzi.. wow
denverblue
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Hazzaaaaarrrrrddddddd forget what I said, we will BOUNCE BACK NOW!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

hazaaaaaaarrdddddddddddddddddd
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

And Chalobah scores for Watford!!
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Wonderful equalizer from Eden Hazard!!! Thank goodnessGreat cross by Cesar!!1
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:40:00

Thank you for the switch RDM and thank you for that goal Eden Hazard.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 15:41:00

Sturridge playing well
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:41:00

Studdgeee!!! Unlucky
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:41:00

Yes.......................... Goalllllllllll........ we need more crosses......
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:41:00

good thing hazard scored...
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 15:41:00

Thank God i'm not watching...with what i'm readin here, i'm afraid unless unexpectd happens...
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:42:00

Hmm!torres and sturridge combinin well in the last few minutes
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:42:00

Was scared because West Brom was giving us the Mourinho style footy......
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 15:43:00

Guys i dont want us to lose Danny..the boy has potential and he is not afraid to shoot..he at least makes the effort and the runs. Frankly thus far in this match El Nino has done absolutely nothing. Virtually every time he touches the ball he loses it.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:43:00

I know everyone complains about sturridge shooting so often but id rather have that from a striker than not get a shot at goal from him like Torres.....Its no wonder why Sturidge scores more goals
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:44:00

My comment came before hazard goal
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:44:00

WHAT WAS MOSES DOING!!! STUDGE WAS OPEN!
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 15:45:00

Moses can't score with his feet, should have crossed that ball to Sturridge....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:46:00

Sturridge is playing so well!!
San Medu
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17/11/2012 15:46:00

Wasted cornerkick
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 15:47:00

Hazard needs to improve his corners...rarely beats the first man.
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:47:00

well done cfc
habbo
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17/11/2012 15:48:00

hey guys been out an about noticed we were 1 behind and odds on skybet were 3-1...i consider putting £20 on that and thoght nah wont jinx it.....lol doh!
Clingy
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17/11/2012 15:48:00

Wow. The comments here are so doomsday ishhhhh. Joined you guys after the goal. Sometimes, you guys make me wonder if you think footy is as easy as A,B, and C. They were I think 4 changes to our offense; Sturridge, Moses, Romeu and Hazard playing in the middle. These guys haven't played together in one game this season and that's why they looked all out of sorts. Torres was bad. Hazard was bad. Sturridge and Moses were ok, but none of the front four was clicking together. Not until RDM switched the positions of the front four did we look like threatening. Let's see how 2nd half is.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 15:48:00

Marin for torres.......
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 15:49:00

this half just goes to show why sturridge should start ahead of Pooorres as CF
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:49:00

Ermmmmm. Who were those calling for Moses to play in the CF position? Can you see that the guy has zero zero finishing with his feet? There is a reason his 3 goals are with his head.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 15:50:00

Sincerely, I don't think we need Torres in this game, Sturridge as CF and mata or marin behind would have been better....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:50:00

Nice first half so far, our boys are trying and so far, romeu and cesar stood out for me, moses have been disappointingly average so far for me, hazard getting to good positions, torres still getting tangled smh*, we'll definitely win this game, I just hope we can keep an eye on mulumbu and morrison, I am happy so far but we can do better, the little rustiness in this team is that there are atleast 3 unusual starters, u can see that our game is getting more fluid, let's see what the next 15 minutes will bring, but we can win this game without mata and oscar with rammy.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 15:51:00

Romeu has distributed the ball OUTSTANDINGLY this game .... i am very impressed with him
Don capon
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17/11/2012 15:51:00

Are we judging a player's ability with one "huge miss now? Sighs*
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 15:52:00

Not a bad half. Really entertaining i must confess. Sturridge is doing good. But there is something about Moses' play today that doesnt just cut it for me he should be hungrier. Azpi is really decent. Mikel bossing the mid,Romeu too. Torres...hmmmm!!
Ohans
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17/11/2012 15:52:00

There is need to stabilise the mid field in the second half maybe Oscar/Ramires for Romeu
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 15:52:00

For all those who said when Hazard came he would play in the hole and is better than mata in the hole I hope you're watching...he starts in the hole we look dull...moves to the left we look threatening!
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 15:53:00

No, keep Romeu and Mikel. Oscar/Ramires for Torres.
foreign_viewer
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17/11/2012 15:55:00

i will like to see sturidge lead the line for second half , but i wana see our team play well without oscar and mata
Don capon
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17/11/2012 15:55:00

am i the only one impressed with romeu's distribution , its been a while since any of our central midfielders did such
Don capon
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17/11/2012 15:55:00

And torres has not had any shot on goal in this game.. he wont score if he does not try
Don capon
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17/11/2012 15:56:00

Kaku i'm not watchin the match, what do you mean by RDM switch the position of the front four
prince china
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17/11/2012 15:56:00

I have not been impressed by Moses, he likes to stop the ball before trying to beat a player and tries to cut in most time, he can't score with his feet, I think guys here over-hyped him, the only thing that makes him acceptable is the price we paid for him, I still feel we need a decent and reliable winger or wing forward, I wouldn't mind Marin coming in to replace Moses....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 15:57:00

I'm not watching the game but WHY is Torres still starting?.... and he will play 90+ minutes no doubt... and we all know he is not going to score! It's the same as putting your team at a disadvantage before the team starts...
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 15:58:00

Huge miss.....Nope. It is 3 goals with his head. Not so impressive goal to game ratio at Wigan over a couple of seasons and his finishing this season. The guy is a good player. Has trickery, dribbling ability, directness and pace. But his finishing is far far from even average. He needs a lot of work there and till that is up there with even the finishing of Kalou, then the calls to play him there is pretty pretty premature. QPR losing at home.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 15:58:00

Wow, Can U people think positive at all about us? Damn!!!
Prettyguy
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17/11/2012 15:59:00

I like the idea of Marin for Torres..El nino is doing absolutely nothing..we might as well "save" him for the Juve clash.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 15:59:00

"Wow. The comments here are so doomsday" <-- Completely agree.. I mean we were not GREAT but we weren't that bad either imo but you guys are all over the place. We're loosing 0-1 and you're "Chelsea is crap, im worried bla", we tie 1-1 and everyone is "so happy, and the team is gelling well"... Lol. I would change Torres for Long right now if i had the chance.. Sturridge is so much more dangerous than Torres, I'd pick him to lead our team instead of Fernando any day..
Carloss86
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17/11/2012 16:00:00

@prince china, We started off playing Hazard in the hole, Moses left and Sturridge right. None of that was clicking at all. Hazard was dropping off too deep. Torres was isolated from Hazard so they had not clicking or any sort. Any two passes between those 2 players were lost. Only Sturridge and Moses were doing anything reasonable, but were faced with a very organized defense by Steve Clarke. Towards the end, RDM switched - pushed Hazard to the left and Moses to the right - familiar positions. He is also playing Sturridge off Torres. Similar to how Sturridge was deployed in Bolton. Torres has stopped misplacing easy passes upfront since that change and occupies defenders. Sturridge gets more space to work with while Moses and Hazard keep their fullbacks busy. If Bertrand could be as attacking Azpilicueta, we should be able to open some spaces upfront in Steve Clarke's organized defense.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:03:00

Is GabeU is there a need of saving him for the juve match? What difference 'll he make? I hate to write these about torres..
prince china
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17/11/2012 16:03:00

Moses is average to me... his trickery and dribbling has not done much for the team.... and he spends more time without than with the ball.....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:04:00

Romeu is a snail.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:05:00

Oooh studg! Unlucky
Nobleonenoble
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17/11/2012 16:05:00

Btw do any of you see Steve Clark as Chelsea manager in the future? He looks like a very good coach and it seems he learned a lot under Mourinho. I'd like to win this game without Oscar and Mata but if we're not winning by the 65th minute I wish RDM get both of them in, maybe take sub them for Romeu and Moses, Or Romeu and Torres and get Studge up front.
Carloss86
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17/11/2012 16:05:00

Good stuff Moses
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:05:00

@Latunvic, his trickery and directness just created that chance for Sturridge.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:06:00

Sturridge is impressing me minute by minute, I hope he does that throughout this game
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:06:00

look how sturridge gets into the positions to get chances...something poorres cant do
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:07:00

Moses is 21 and will improve.
foreign_viewer
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17/11/2012 16:07:00

come on WTF!
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 16:08:00

Kaku,its a coincidence his goal sofar are headers,he has missed with his head too e.g chelsea vs manutd(C0C)...you and i know that he is not known for finishing prowess and the lad is gettin better
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:08:00

@kaku, thanks for ur feedback. So base on that, are we still playing 4231? If yes who is playin at the hole? Sturridge or torres?
prince china
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17/11/2012 16:09:00

Our central defensive midfield is too porous, Mikel and Romeu going forward together too much, they are both slow and always find it difficult to retreat......
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:09:00

just as i turn on the tv to start the game, oDEMWN******* scores...
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 16:09:00

This is disgusting.. this is the difference between having actual goal scorers..for all our possession we are once again a goal down and the formula is so simple..quality crossing and incisive finishing.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:09:00

Yikesssss, Poor defending from Bertrand.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

Come on Robbie... make the subs now..
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

Once again sturidge getting into positions torres doesnt get into
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

Come on Robbie... make the subs now..
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

Hazard is so frustating with his poor corners.
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

*frustrating
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 16:10:00

Time for subs........ RDM please dont wait till the 80th min
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 16:11:00

Good movement from Sturridge....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:12:00

Torres is non existent
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:12:00

@Ken4CFC, if we know he is not good for his finishing prowess then I don't understand calls to play him upfront in the CF position. Let him improve that before we call to put him upfront. Where is Lampard?????
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:13:00

Torres and Romeu off-- Mata and Oscar on
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:13:00

Cable is down since last 10 minutes here in Bombay India (my area at least) .... perhaps best as it looks like another dissapointing night for us Chelsea fans :-(
ZeeNut
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17/11/2012 16:14:00

I don't know d match most of you are watching, as far as am concern our midfield is crap with Mikel and Romeu no cover for the defence
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 16:15:00

damn i feel another goal coming from wba...please please i hope im wrong
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 16:16:00

aah ... cables back .....Bertrand is not close to Cole's class at the moment ... i fear if Cole leaves in Jan
ZeeNut
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17/11/2012 16:16:00

Those of you saying the Mikel - Romeu combo is good enough need to watch more closely.......
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:17:00

@GabeU, that is what you call a typical Mourinho performance from West Brom. He really learnt from Mou. I wonder who Robbie is taking out for Oscar and Mata.....Probably Moses and someone. Hope it is Torres because he is awful.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:17:00

We need to get torres off and bring in mata then, sturridge should play in the center.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:17:00

Gloves Oscar, really??
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 16:18:00

Don...been impresed with Romeu's distribution have you...pfff
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:18:00

RDM cannot be blamed here. He made the changes to try and save players for the juve match but it is apparent to even salvage a point from this game we need to bring in Mazacar again..our defense hasnt exactly covered themselves in glory other than Cesar. Our DMs have also been rather poor because Morrison has been having his way in the center midfield.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:19:00

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo torres
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 16:20:00

Good changes
OCBlues
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17/11/2012 16:20:00

Great subsittutions...now lets try and salvage this
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:21:00

Great movement Sturridge...another example of why he should start ahead of Poorres
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:22:00

Sturridge has come so close to the equaliser twice so far..already the difference is clear between Danny and Torres.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:23:00

Mata definitely prefers playing with Studge than Torres...
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:24:00

Agree with u @Sojo, the Romeu-Mikel combo is terrible.... @Kaku, Moses has good idea but his execution his poor..... Can we see the difference between Sturridge and Torres, good runs, positioning, movement and attempts....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:24:00

at least sturridge gives him something to work with
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:24:00

We are playing well, its just our defending that have been suspect so far. We can still win this if the boys are hardworking enough.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:25:00

@kaku,i am not one of those that calls 4 him to play CF bt if he can play better than what we have there then i dont have a problem with it,remember gervinho who is known 4 his atrocious finishin but he is been good as a CF...
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:26:00

Whoever scores the next goal will decide how this game goes. Thank God morrison is going of for the Brommies,,,the guy has been a thorn in our sides from the very start.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:28:00

We now run the danger of being hit on the counter attack with all the pressure we are bringing but we have no choice..we have to gamble here as we are down a goal.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:30:00

I did say we were going to drop points today
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:30:00

We are just being unlucky so far, we are actually trying, I really hope we can win this, we need more urgency in this game, we are the one on the losing end here, we need to keep on attacking and pressing them, they'll actually crumble.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:32:00

FFS hazard....stop trying to do it all by yourself
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:33:00

Hazard completely owned by Peter Odem...sub him please..
had2bg
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17/11/2012 16:33:00

5th consecutive time Eden has lost the ball
OCBlues
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17/11/2012 16:33:00

@RDM, some people will still blame RDM. Just watch. I wonder if RDM has to tell a grown football player earning 170k a week how to make runs in behind defenders or our defense from conceding from crosses as we have been conceding since Scolari's era. Our defensive coaching needs a lot of work......
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:34:00

@GabeU, I mean....
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:34:00

Bring in Marin for Moses......
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:35:00

Our defense is out of sorts. I think we'll concede again.....
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:35:00

@Desmond we are not playing well
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 16:35:00

I can't really place my hand on what we are doing wrong in this game so far, just that this brom team is one lucky team!
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:36:00

we badly need a striker, Sturridge can't even score that one
chelsea44
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17/11/2012 16:36:00

Damn..sturridge just missed a golden chance there..he did very well but the West Brom keeper is having the game of his life!!!
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:36:00

Im liking the chemistry between mata and studge
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:37:00

I think it is fair to say, Torres has OFFICIALLY lost his starting XI shirt with the performance Sturridge has put in today......
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:37:00

Danny you can do better,dont give up
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:37:00

marinnnn bring him on man....
shlok27
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17/11/2012 16:38:00

You cant blame Studge for that...it was just a great save
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:38:00

Thank God Shane Long is coming of..that reduces their chances of scoring another..we have to case this game with reckless abandon now..just to get a point..
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:38:00

All I keep hearing is Sturridge-Mata from the commentators...I wish RDM could @least hear this, cue the Juve game...
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:39:00

I'll like someone to tell me what we are doing wrong and how poor have our subs are since y'all are saying we are not playing well, I have actually been missing something u guys are seeing then.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:40:00

@chelsea44 are you serious! have you been watching the game i agree another for depth but sturridge has be pretty ok..
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 16:40:00

I hope danny isnt injured there
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:41:00

I'm with DESMOND about us being unlucky because we done well thus far...
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:41:00

LOL...we still need to equalise..don't forget that.
had2bg
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17/11/2012 16:42:00

We've just lost ourselves a winnable match
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 16:43:00

we would have won this if Ivanovic started ahead of Luiz
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:43:00

Lucky ********s this west brom side are, jeez! Cmmon chelsea we can't lose this game. Studge, moses and mata do something!
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:43:00

Arghh Sturridge how many chances do you need?!
CalculatedKalou
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17/11/2012 16:44:00

chelsea cant win pl...i think they will struggle for top 4 also not good enough squad we have....
shlok27
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17/11/2012 16:45:00

Danny misses another heartbreaker..it appears today we will not be our day.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:45:00

Sturridge again getting in positions........I think the guy needs 3-4 games in a row under his belt to get sharp
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:46:00

We need to get a goal from somewhere quickly,time is running out..God help us
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:46:00

We just can't lose this game!!! We need a win, we are slipping off the log even if we manage a draw in this game, but I'll take that rather than a lose.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:46:00

come on chelsea!
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 16:47:00

the encouraging bit about Sturridgr is that he's been lively, making good combinations with Mata & Oscar, this is encouraging going forward esp to the Juve match, I seen more encouragement from Sturridge that Torr-Melted1
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:48:00

This is soooooo painfull
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 16:48:00

What's the point on spending 100m on Creative players if our striker van't finish. F OFF .s
The Psychic Blue l9l
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17/11/2012 16:49:00

@Mq pls, when we drew Liverpool you never said unlucky cos we played way better than this, so keep that crap cos we've seen the rotation you crave for now we are unlucky. Rubbish
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 16:49:00

If we have been giving studge those 15 or 20. Minutes cameo I was moaning about back then, probably he'll be sharper by now, but really the lad didn't do much wrong in this game
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:49:00

RDM did his best but I hope he will "do the right" and change our starting #9 henceforth
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:50:00

Lmaoooooo @ Cech. Nice try though.....
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:50:00

I feel likke crying.....
LeyemovicH
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17/11/2012 16:51:00

Wow!cech almost gettin a goal there
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:51:00

Congratulations to Steve Clarke.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:52:00

love it's called "my" opinion SOJOF and if that hurts u... LoL do what thou wilt: )
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:52:00

When i said a few days ago that we were in a bad moment version 3.0 i was told i was being too negative..well here we are folks..we have dropped 3 points at west brom and with this very bad taste in our mouth we must now go to Turin to meet up mighty Juve..may God help us.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 16:52:00

luiz drops more points for us
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:52:00

I said it from the beginning, two things we did wrong, starting Torres, he was a waste of space, should have started with Sturridge alone. The other wrong is starting with both Mikel and Romeu, it is never a right combo for us....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:54:00

Gordon Strachan said 2-1 to West Brom at the start and I thought he was bluffing... what a wizard: (
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:54:00

Sadly we lose... A few positive in this game is romeu, sturridge and cesar, luiz haven't changed a bit and robbie needs to do something about our defense fast, I am so disappointed that we need not win this game, we don't have any excuse or nayone to blame.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 16:54:00

our team that finished was my preferd teamed to start (bar luiz for Ivanovic)
Ess...DaBison
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17/11/2012 16:54:00

That was just sad. Torres doesnt get into any positions, sturridge does and cannot finish. I thought West Brom would be difficult, but it was easier than i expected, much easier. Two soft goals and poor finishing.
Mia Maynard
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17/11/2012 16:55:00

stupid!!!stupid!!!!luiz playing *****!!!!i'm really angry with our defends especially luiz and bertrand!!!!!!!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
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17/11/2012 16:55:00

.first of all sell that ****** blondie....what a waste that **** is....and bring a top class striker along with a top classs midfielder....and why the hell marinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn is not used at al.....give that guy a chance atleast.....what a feck man......
shlok27
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17/11/2012 16:56:00

Its like a grand-dad driving a Ferrari always changing the same gears, Moses was ineffective so was hazard and its clear that we won't win anything at all with Roberto and his coaching staff and I expected this result before kickoff. The person might be gone in January might not be Torres look at the bench.
shaka09
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17/11/2012 16:57:00

after watching the game it has to be said yes its the 1st few months but hazard has so far not justified the huge fuss and fee he came with, early form has vanished. i love david luiz but he is a liability he is like chocolate you like him but having all the time is bad for you, and i dont think rdm can be blamed today, there wasnt enough bodies out there who were playing for the shirt today and thats the dissapointing thing. we have to many lads who are not 'chelsea' those that die for the badge just my opinion based on today and the last few weeks. and so the november curse continues.
Marcel
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17/11/2012 16:57:00

a draw @ Juve and a win @ home vs Nord will see us through, most likely as 2nd in the group
@Mq
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17/11/2012 16:57:00

Goosh!final whistle now..feelin very very sad right now...we are gradually slippin off the log makin it easy 4 the manchester clubs
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 16:57:00

Our problem is the defense. I am beginning to doubt Luiz's ability to play in Chelsea
teepie
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17/11/2012 16:58:00

Every match is winnable, it depends on strategy, tactics, game plan and team selection.... we got it wrong again today....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 16:58:00

west brom were lucky, trust me if had taken our chances they would have lost but at least we learnt one thing from today and that is that Sturridge should start way way way way more games. He said himself that he plays better when he starts games and today we saw the proof. I want Sturridge to start against, Juve, Man city and many more games. Too bad we missed our chances or else we would have won, come again Chels
TafChels
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17/11/2012 16:59:00

Torres should go and train with the under 21s like Malouda. Promote youth team players.
foreign_viewer
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17/11/2012 16:59:00

we control much of the game but conceded 2 very very stupid goals from their rare attacks.luiz what the *****!!!!!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
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17/11/2012 16:59:00

I wonder why folks are getting worked up about the bad moment. Been going on since Jose and will likely continue till you have world class expensive players in each position on the pitch. Unfortunately for us, we are weak in all our finishing department and won't solve that till January.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 16:59:00

if RDM don't learn from this and do the right thing from the start then he has no1 to blame but himself... moment 3.0 GABEU?? surely not as bad as the last week had
@Mq
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17/11/2012 17:00:00

I think I said it from the beginning of the match, you play your strongest team in all matches with only one or two changes to your starters. Don't remember Mancity benching (without injury) Yaya or Silva or even Aguero if they are fit all in the name of rotation. Only Sturridge justified his claim for a starting shirt all the other are average players.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 17:00:00

Agree@Desmondadonis about sturridge. but even though we lost(damn!!) not a bad game man our defense need to tighten up. cant really fault any for this game unlucky i taught we played great RDM made the changes early, after WBA went into their defensive shell it was always going to be difficult to win or get a equalizer
Blue_yank
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17/11/2012 17:00:00

we can't blame RDM for this defeat, he try his best knowing alot of this players had a long journey from the stupid in'tl friendly and then we have a trip to Turin again so its will be too much on these guys but the guys he put his faith on are not paying them back and today we had so many chances that if we had the likes of chicharito etc we could have won by 2-6 also their keeper was on top and i feel CECH need competition he has being conceding some silly goals lately and our defense need some shake up really fast.. maybe bring back Kalas and Bruma to fight for their place as well and then in January... WE BADLY NEED A STRIKER... as for POORES i am tired of him and again will never believe he can cut it with us.. for me POORES is DONE/FINISHED... we just have to cut our lost and move on from the guy... now use Sturridge more even if he missed some chances today at least he know how to put the defenders on his back.. im not dreaming of title at all because we are not in it we just need to Secure 3rd spot and i will be cool....quater/semi-final in UCL with worldcup club with FA or Capital one cup...will do me this season....Cheers Guys
bluebroda
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17/11/2012 17:00:00

I have said it, those saying Moses is a steal are just unreal, he has been more of a pointless or useless player than useful... I don't understand how he plays, had just one penetration throughout the game.... waste! We need to sink Torres before he sinks us....
Latunvic
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17/11/2012 17:02:00

Sturridge just had his chance as a forward today..give him all the chance POORES had and see him doing better than POORES.. im tired and sick and don't want to see the Scouser agent in our team line up again and what is going on why can't MARIN get match is he that poor? if he can make the bench then he can get on the pitch
bluebroda
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17/11/2012 17:03:00

Marin........What would Marko Marin have done today? He has 28 goals in 204 appearances in his career. How would that have worked? Demba Ba, Chichi, or a decent striker upfront and we would have won this game.....Don't see how Marko Marin solves that.....
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 17:03:00

It clear now that bertrand is not ready to take up the mantle from cole, both him and cole has been crap in that defence i think they are our weaklink
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 17:04:00

I think defense lost us this game, Luiz and Cech. Gotta say Luiz was so bad today, it amazes me how easily Long got away from him to score the first one and also Petr Cech could've done better in both goals or at least in the 2nd one. Nothing to blame RDM for imo, he made the right subs at the right time but their players let him down today. DEFENSE is putting our offensive players under too much pressure. We always have to come from behind and that eventually wears you off...
Carloss86
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17/11/2012 17:04:00

@Shaka09...you are of course open to your own views but anyone who blames RDM for this really has a vandetta against him..our defense other than cesar were woeful..our central mids allowed Morrison all the space and time he could ask for and we had a so called striker who brought absoultely nothing to the table and then and inspired Westbrom goalie..how is RDM to blame for these. He was even forced to bring on the whole MAZACAR trio eventually as well as Ramires and took of the liability called Torres but still nothing doing..RDM is not to blame..we were outplayed by a team with more passion though less skilled..pure and simple.
GabeU
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17/11/2012 17:04:00

Torres to plày anther 90 minutes oñ Tuesday.... I was impressed with sturridge unlike most ppl here. This game has cost us the league... best we can gun for now is second or top 4... and I think we need a new manager.
Blue in Colorado
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17/11/2012 17:05:00

don't blame RDM for luiz stupidness!!!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
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17/11/2012 17:05:00

For as long as we play the same formation life would be miserable for us. Bertrand and Luiz are bad combination. Luiz is left to cover him at LB most times.
shaka09
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17/11/2012 17:06:00

bluebroda-POORES for TORRES.u really make my day.at least for a moment.hahaha
Chelsea n Torres Fan
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17/11/2012 17:07:00

shaka09@ The only thing i can say to you is that you dont know anything about football. You cant say its impossible that we wont win anything with the quality players we got and RDM did the right thing, he changed the team because of the midweek games. Ramires, Oscar, Mata, ivanovic all played in midweek and only had one day to recover and baring in mind juve game he had to make changes orelse MAZACAR who have been tired and we need them for this game. Moses and Hazard werent ineffective, they were creating west brom all sorts off problems especially on the left. I say it again west brom were just lucky, if he had taken our chances we would have won.
TafChels
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17/11/2012 17:08:00

i think roman will not have much patience if we keep on dropping point....simply when he jnows that pep is available and i dont think he will miss the oppurtunity of loosing him to other club...
shlok27
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17/11/2012 17:09:00

Its not good at all.juve,mancity,fulham on the horizon.i must say rdm must get results,soonest possible.
blue5
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17/11/2012 17:09:00

now u realize how influence JT is.he is the one who win us the game...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
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17/11/2012 17:10:00

Chelsea will win nothing this year if they continue to play Luiz and Torres every week. John Terry brings much needed stability to the team but I'm not having people say 'the Cahill/Luiz' partnership doesn't work. How can you legislate the mistakes that Luiz makes? Awful defending which has gone past a joke for Longs goal. Also what is Ryan Bertrand actually good at? Not particularly great at defending as shown in Odemwengie's goal and distinctly average going forward. Also whilst Sturridge didn't actually have a bad game today there's no way he's good enough to play for a side like Chelsea. Come January I think its time to dump both Torres and Sturridge (won't happen) and get a real quality CF and a goal poacher as well.
FootballFan199025
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17/11/2012 17:10:00

I wonder how Pep will win with a misfiring striker upfront? Even Pep with his resume and his genius can't cure that at all.
KAKUfrank
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17/11/2012 17:11:00

@tafchels, thanks for schooling me sir. I play football and I guess Marin played midweek which explains why he rested him. Dribbling with no end product is plain simple ineffective. We have a good squad and this has been ongoing for sometime if you opened up your eyes
shaka09
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17/11/2012 17:13:00

You guys forget that this team is in transition, take it easy, just wait how incredible this team will be after transition.
TafChels
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17/11/2012 17:13:00

This game isent RDMS fault. I fully agree with you bluebroda
TafChels
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17/11/2012 17:14:00

I was priviledge to watch the second half, I'm not disgusted we lost today cus there're positives to gain from these match. Lets keep prayin sturridge, at least he's goal hungry more than torres. Torres complains lik a baby. I cant fault any player durin the second half, nice sub. Sturridge needs more game. We're still third!
prince china
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17/11/2012 17:16:00

shaka09@ I never said anything bad about Marin, I also wanted him to start, I was only talking about todays game, so please learn how to read.
TafChels
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17/11/2012 17:19:00

we need to SINK toress before he SINK us..his Scouser Agent..send him to another team and see him banging goals, his heart is not here this guy don't care making 175k a week and can't gather up his confidence..pls just sell him even if for 10m pls ROMAN safe us
bluebroda
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17/11/2012 17:23:00

I was explaining your idea of resting tired players not that you said anything about him. You learn to reason better and think out of the box. And you and I are entitled to our own individualistic opinions
shaka09
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17/11/2012 17:23:00

what was RDM thinking? With this kind of performance he will lose my support. And need not forget tht a certain Gardiola is still unattached. He should no better than making such silly gambles.
Realmike
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17/11/2012 17:24:00

The second half was better because of the players that came in, how many chances did we have in the first half? We had played like that from the start we would have won, play your strongest team get comfortable and bring in your substitutes. All the players we tried resting eventually still played 25-30mins so why not start them get comfortable lead and remove them for the rest you want.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 17:30:00

Well that's what happens when you rotate against a good team in the premier league, any intelligent person whose watched it long enough will tell you that! i believe i warned against it yesterday. And the fact that Oscar mata harzard played almost the full game with juve in about 4 days, means RDM has made a mistake! AGAIN!!!! With a very good team!!!! he should have never rotated in the first place! if you has the manager decide to rest your Key players in a must win league tie, the least you can do is stick to your guns, if not to show that you where prepared, atleast do it to show that you know what you're doing! Though i really doubt RDM will have learnt anything cause he dosen't seem like a guy who learns and corrects his mistakes, but rather the stubborn type who sticks to his principles no matter what (though i hope he proves me wrong cause he seems a nice guy and i wouldn't enjoy seeing him get sacked)case in point mikel! yes mikel who reminded anyone watching just how bad he can be! i mean even gera and mulumbu do a way better job defensively yes bertrand was suspect and luiz was the only one worse than him but Mikel! sigh!!!!!!!! :-( ,,,i really dont know!! anyways, enough said, but i Bet we would have got different results with a hiddink in charge.
pego sama
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17/11/2012 17:30:00

Painful loss no doubt by our standard as fans and as a club…we could have won the match but truth is we did not..the truth no matter how one looks at Chelsea, we are still a team in transition..yes we had a good start but it does not change the fact that we are a team in transition. Despite this fact, I made some observations: I have watched Bertrand closely this season, he is a decent young player but not an excellent left back or left sided mid field….decent is the word to describe him. As a left back, he was all over the place against Shaktar (to be honest), almost single handedly costing us the match, and was not good today (together with Luiz). I think the path of wisdom is either give Ashley cole a decent 2 year extension so that we can observe how Bertrand evolve, or sign a decent left back that can slot in immediately while Bert remains a squad player…. We are short in central midfield and we need one extra player to compliment Mikel and Ramires..Romeu is still a bit far off…Wish Essien had stayed at least for this season, he has been playing decently well at madrid but that’s history… I will keep the striker bit simple. FT9 no more deserves to be on our payroll and while Sturidge is clearly an upgrade on FT9, he is not good enough to be our first choice striker, he is an able back up at best. Before you argue it, just look at our rivals and check their main strikers..Man U (Van persie), City (Aguero or Tevez), and even outside England, it’s the same. Just to make a point to FT9, we should make Danny the first choice striker till January and by then get in a quality striker, it does not have to be 50 million, but someone that has positional sense and that can actually finish. If Long or Odemwinge was our striker today, I have no boubt that we would have won. By January, Torres should be sold for whatever price before he inflicts the dressing room with a sulking attitude. Lets deal with it, not all investments work out and bear fruit. So while we are still in transition, I think we need two players (if we extend Cole’s contract) or three if we don’t…A quality striker, a central midfielder and a left back (if we choose to release Cole)…Although may be a smart thing to do will be to sign a quality striker, give Cole a two year contract and recall Essien..Whatever we do…truth is we are still 3-4 players short of overall quality and it is so obvious… And RDM need to stop playing Romeu-Mikel, they are both defensive and we are one player short in the attacking third...none of both is a box to box...an appropriate double pivot in my opinion is a DM and a box to box...i hope RDM is learning...even though one has to start thinking if he will realistically finish two years here let alone an extension NB: if Barca comes back with at least 25 million for Luiz, we should sell without much taught.
layorh12
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17/11/2012 17:32:00

I guess Mourinho will rest his best players today bcos they played mid week and have a crucial CL match on wednesday. Stupid idea
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 17:37:00

Guys...I hope its getting clearer that Betrand is not eady to step into Ashley shoes. He was the weekest link asides from Torres though. I however believe he would get bette if he gets starts against smaller teams. This we should have been doing since last year. I feel we were just unlucky not to win.
elemzy
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17/11/2012 17:38:00

We seriously have to improve our defence, it our defense was good we wouldnt have concede 2 goals.
TafChels
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17/11/2012 17:40:00

@pego sama and @sojofjand: Guys, Mata travelled from England to Panama and only got back on thursday, Oscar and Ramires went to the US and only got back on thursday. This trips destroy you mentally and physically because of the time differences and the long hours in the plane. You ever travelled at all? Most people need at least a week to get used to the jet lag. Also, considering that we have a CRUCIAL match against Juventus on TUESDAY it was a very good decision to rotate today imo. It was a no brainer. I think defense lost us the game today, simple as that. They shot twice and scored twice, ridiculous.
Carloss86
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17/11/2012 17:42:00

@sojofjand, comparing Mourinho's situation is silly because he doesn't have many players that made intercontinental flights. This is not fifa13, this is real life and there are more aspects that you have to consider before deciding a starting line up.
Carloss86
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17/11/2012 17:44:00

Carloss86 thank u for schooling them, they don't seem to know.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 17:47:00

The fact is that playing hazard was a risk today bcos of his ankle problem in midweek, if u check south america games, their flights are long and weary, oscar was kicked harshly in the friendlies, I was suprised he even made the bench, if we started with our normal team today, we will be too exhausted to even snatch a point in turin, normally today's team can win anywhere, what happened was our defensive frailities and badluck infront off goal, atleast we weren't outplayed.
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 17:54:00

@Carlos pls how many of our players made int flight? at least Real and Barca had 3 to 4 important players each with Spain that goes to Panam$a with Mata, please you're just making a rubbish excuse for the coach stupidity, I don't usually blame RDM but he got it all wrong cos we are not d only one involved in international matches and like us they have important Champions league in mid week too. You play your best players barring injuries, remember a certain Mourinho with us he plays his strongest team at all times even in the then carling cup. Why you guys are saying this sheit is because you got the rubbish rotation you a shouting about and we lost a game we could have comfortably won. Spare me pls.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 18:36:00

@Desmond are we out played against Swansea and Liverpool when you guys were complaining about squad rotation or did you talk about bad luck? You got what you wanted now and we lost then you start giving excuses about not been outplayed and bad luck. Next time becareful what you wish for.
sojofjand
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17/11/2012 18:41:00

@sojofjand makes a valid point barca, real, mancity and the chelsea of old would not rest key players! not if you want to win the league! see thats one of the reasons some top players like tevez,ronaldo or ronney get p****d off when they're not played or are subbed.
pego sama
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17/11/2012 18:46:00

Thanks norwich 4 wiping ma tears...i was mocked by ma united frends after our game but now its payback time..WOOOOW!!karma is such a bitch
Ken4CFC
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17/11/2012 19:53:00

@sojo, since u mentioned my name, I want u to name 5 starters for real madfrid and barca that travelled all the way to southamerica, then u will kindly tell us the position real zaragoza is and compare them with westbrom, since u are making it sound as if we and barca or real are playing in the same league and have the same depth or talents. Pls tell us
Desmondadonis
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17/11/2012 20:01:00

@Desmond nobody went to south america Brazil played in the USA, and Spain played in Panama all in central america, Barca had Valdes, Busquet, Pedro, Xavi, Iniesta and Villa in the Spanish team not mentioning D.Alves for Brazil and even Messi went to play against Saudi, same goes with Real you know all this, we can't keep mentioning names, you're just making excuses the rotation you want messed us up admit and let's move forward. I asked a question last week that if we eventually rotate and we lost what will you guys say? Now you making excuses, all the matches we've played before yesterday except for the Shaktar match no team has outplayed us, we created chances which we don't convert yet we complain and not talk about bad luck, but now we lost cause we rotated to what all of you desire and we lost you now start making excuses. I wouldn't have said anything about this match, but I just have to because I don't like the way you guys has been complaining about the team in the past few weeks even when we draw and clearly we are the better team. Please lets learn to stop complaining about football out comes we have to accept that you win some you lose some and I belief none of us in here knows as much as RDM. No matter what anybody feels or say I belief we are a good team all we need is just some few adjustments in certain areas and we will be as good as any best team out there. Guys no hard feelings its all in the spirit of supportership.
sojofjand
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18/11/2012 07:08:00

having slept on this result, i must ask: anyone else feeling good about azpi?
arbor9
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18/11/2012 10:01:00

Actually Norwich did what I did not expect and they really made my night. Reality check time now and we are to brace ourselves for a reaction from Roman
Kendemsblue
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19/11/2012 07:42:00

They wiped my tears and gave me something to cheer about over the weekend since locally my team AFC Leopards were beaten and later on Chelsea lost.
Kendemsblue
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