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Match Day Moments - Everton (a)

I need cheering up!

I`m not well! I`ve got that winter vomiting bug, I`ve been sick more times than I can remember, in the night, it`s not been a good weekend.

So forgive me if things are not all they should be on the site and are not up to the normal standard.

Suffice to say, this is your blank canvas for the Everton fixture, please don`t let me down, I`m off to bed again, shortly.

Hopefully, I`ll get up to a Chelsea win!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 30 2012

Time: 12:59PM

Your Comments

Good news for us, Fellaini is not playing!
The Psychic Blue l9l
CFC TEAM NEWS: LAMPS AND HAZARD COME BACK TO THE TEAM WHILE LUIZ CONTINUES IN MIDFIELD.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Ramiers on the wing? Please noooooo....
lamarochs
I don't like rafa tinkering on paper today, I'll be glad if he proves me wrong and get all the 3 points at stake
Desmondadonis
Ramires is in to stop Baines.
THEBREEZE
why lampard and ramirez on the wings.we have real wingers.
mzee69
Sori merlin,get well soon!
blue5
Sorry Merlin, Norovirus could really make one be so miserable, hopefully a Chelsea will kick them out for you......
Latunvic
Ramires must be on the wings so as to stop Baines from bumping forward too much... I just hope it works out from Rafa... Best of luck to the boys... 3 points got to be in the bag... C'mon boys....
DonDhammih
Rafa.....you MUST win this game, I hope you realise this. Don't see the need for Ramires and the dude starting. Hoping for the best in any case.
had2bg
Don't complain guys, let's at least see how it pans out before u begin to lament...... Anyone knows what's up with Bertrand, he's been missing from the team for a while now, is he injured?
Latunvic
Get well soon please, Uncle Merlin. Hopefully you'd have something to cheer about after the match. Rafa's line up seems to suggest he wants to choke up the midfield first half then maybe wrap things up in the 2nd. Its going to be a really interesting sunday afternoon!
Ohans
@Latunvic Bertrand is injured... Remember leeds???
Tunez
Get well soon merlin,hoping for a chelsea win today especially now all the big wigs won their games yesterday...latunvic,bertrand was injured in the leeds game
Ken4CFC
with the line up...he is going for a draw..or he has conceded defeat before the match start....lamps and rami...when you have oscar moses marin....rotation my assss...
shlok27
Merlin get well. I suspect all was not well cus these matchday thread was late to schedule. A win for you these afternoon. @desmond & co, Where did u guys get the team news? Hope is not true ramires at the wing
prince china
Merlin get well. I suspect all was not well cus these matchday thread was late to schedule. A win for you these afternoon. @desmond & co, Where did u guys get the team news? Hope is not true ramires at the wing
prince china
oscar,moses,marin should play 2day.
mzee69
Thanks @Tunez and Ken4CFC, totally forgot he got injured in that game....
Latunvic
we need this win badly....... guys com'on, let's do this.......
Latunvic
Its on the chelsea main site and on twitter @prince china, this everton lineup is still strong!!! I hope we get the 3 points
Desmondadonis
Is Mikel gone to Nigeria already?
foreign_viewer
Get well soon merlin, was wondering why the MDM was delayed, never knew u were having a bug!!
Desmondadonis
ko time, come on chelsea!!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
I love the show of togetherness that the chelsea players are displaying. This is the first time we are spotting an all white kit. I hope it brings us luck on this very difficult goodison park ground.
Chelz Akamz
everton scoreddd told ya....
shlok27
I said it guys I just knew this guys will give us a scare!!!
Desmondadonis
great, gonna be a long game, Hazard and Cole sleeping there
chelsea44
where did cole go to.......
Latunvic
Hazard lost the ball and didn't track back.
foreign_viewer
Hazzard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tunez
What da feck just happened! I hate this goodison park.....
Chelz Akamz
Pienaar is better than Malouda.
foreign_viewer
Aspi was pushed in the back for the goal.
THEBREEZE
Hazard needs to sit down. Moses would have tracked back.
foreign_viewer
How can you say rafa is going for a draw because he started Lampard the same guy he started when beat villa 8-0 and that scored! If you knew much about football you'd know baines has created most chances in europe so to play Ramires there makes sense! Wish you guys did your homework before making stupid comments! On a lighter note nice jog by Ashley cole to let jagielka sprint past him
Marcel
we know they were gonna score, so no need to say you told us... that doesn't mean we still can't win....
Latunvic
anyone noticed the chance for us to close gaps we suck at lol
Clingy
That was a bad pass by Hazard... we need to retain possession well and be able to give neat passes if we want to win this game.....
Latunvic
One minute is a disgrace.
foreign_viewer
we need to settle down. looking sloppy x11
Clingy
Lampard is not creative at all. Oscar in his place will do better.
foreign_viewer
Hazard is lazy and he is so young. He had better do something amazing to correct his mistake.
foreign_viewer
hazard needs to cut out the crap....
denverblue
almost concede again, we were absolutely poor this 10 mins
chelsea44
That's 2 woodwork and a goal in 9 mins, did u know that too? Eigh?
Desmondadonis
No creativity, just hoofing the ball to Torres.
foreign_viewer
Why did cech not even attempt to go for that ball, could have been a 2nd goal....
Latunvic
Possession? Is it any wonder? Get Oscar on.
foreign_viewer
Come on Benitez do something.
foreign_viewer
so far,we need a real Dm in this game cos we are gonna lose this one the way ee are set up
TheIncrediblue
Thats what happens when you start a crucial game with a $hit line up. And Rafa is good at that: starting important games with crap formation.
Ohans
Let's forget this match guyz, we can't win it. Let's hope for draw...
jayb
Thats what happens when you start a crucial game with a $hit line up. And Rafa is good at that: starting important games with crap formation.
Ohans
Get Hazard off for Moses, Oscar for Lampard.
foreign_viewer
Thank God Mikel did not start this game. Everton are moving the very fast. David needs to get into the game now.
Dwonder
Chelsea should not give ashley Cole and lamps a new contract . They are done
blueblood4life
why wont this guys stop playing midfieders on the wing, Alex Ferguson is a FOOL.
11bandwagon
***** again hazard.... gees man
denverblue
Why change a winning combination? He did the same thing in CWC.
foreign_viewer
without oscar there is no creativity in the middle at all....mata and hazard cant do anything if they dont get any support in the middle..
shlok27
Everton are playing dirty.
foreign_viewer
How many times is it offside for Torres?
foreign_viewer
why the long ball to Torres, pass the ball, geez Luiz
chelsea44
There not playing dirty, their just competitive, and playing to their strengths.
CalculatedKalou
Mata needs to harden up...seems even my the lightest pl play can push him aside....
Krested Kal-el
We have been completely outplayed so far. Ramires have had no impact whatsoever in the role given to him which raises a big question mark on the rationale behind that decision. Benitez had better show us today is equally a big game coach.
Ohans
Thank God mikel is not anywhere near the team today, he would have been blamed for the goal... We keep hoofing the ball to torres, and we are being easily muscled off the ball, and its strange that we haven't forced howard to a save
Desmondadonis
Mata is such a lazy player....harden up boy!
Krested Kal-el
he will take us down down down.....
shlok27
we are getting dominated
Ess...DaBison
Dwonder,could you explain what this has to do with mikel... Cos past few games he played we kept clean sheet,this one we already conceded. I think he is needed in this game to keep the right tempo bcos our guys are just all over the place'
TheIncrediblue
Slow the game for heaven.s sake. Oscar for ramires quick
Dwonder
wow nice shot Rami, what an awful one
chelsea44
The other team looks like they want it more....
lamarochs
20 mins no shot @ goal.
11bandwagon
Ramires doesn't warrant being on the pitch....take him off as they are already down a goal..
lamarochs
20 mins no shot @ goal. Nobody shoot better than Lampard the whole of Epl !!!
11bandwagon
lanps and rami.....dont know why the hell they are playing....
shlok27
Hazard needs to take on players and stop trying passes.
foreign_viewer
When it comes to the crunch Benitez always F up
blueblood4life
Seriously,i haven't seen any impact ramires has made in stopping baines and pienaar.why not use moses instead at least he backtracks.
obimikelisdbest
lamarochs you are hating on the wrong player. Try Hazard or Lampard.
foreign_viewer
only thing i can think of to lift our spirits is this. clearly we are not the best team in the league. transfer window might prove interesting. by looking crsp today it might wake up the board and strengthen their resolve to buy good players....hopefully the positions that we need to strengthen. dm and a striker
Clingy
What a crap formation! Damn it,Ramires,whats your problem. Lamps shouldnt have started this game,the pivot was suppose to be Rami-Luiz ,with moses ahead.
Ohans
thanks cech!!
denverblue
Hazard is sooo poor!
Ess...DaBison
Unfortunately there is talk that mikel is injured, though it is unconfirmed, I don't really know how we'll get out of this mess, we need our DM to win more tackles and recycle the ball... This is really terrible display so far!
Desmondadonis
SWITCH TO A 4-3-3!! PACK THE MIDFIELD
The Psychic Blue l9l
Cole can't even throw a ball.
foreign_viewer
Mata!! Unlucky.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Mata play some G*D D*M defense...Jeezz...Get into the game....
lamarochs
What is Mata doing? Why is his passing poor? Why can't he just keep the ball and slow the game down?
foreign_viewer
See what happens when Rami plays down the middle? That's where we need him
The Psychic Blue l9l
This is why we need a player like Falani...our small light players take a knock early and they give up!
Ess...DaBison
Well if Moses is injured then it might mean he misses the African Cup, which is a boost for us.
CalculatedKalou
hazard and rami off. oscar and marin on?
Clingy
hazard is annoying the crap out of me.. why did he try to go alone.. its a team u know!!! if he had just tried to pass to someone instead of going alone man.. *****...
denverblue
Com'on hazard, should have passed the ball.... why is he playing this bad today????
Latunvic
Benitez is not making any changes. He needs to do it now.
foreign_viewer
When it comes to the crunch Benitez always F up
blueblood4life
marin on.. really smh
denverblue
We re being owned by everton
manzo2k6
Lampard off. What has he done in this game? Keep the fast Ramires. At least he can participate in a counter attack.
foreign_viewer
Lamps is killing this game. Oh no! The match is too hot for im. Take im off cos our midfield is non existent. We are very much on the back foot and Benitez is clearly not a big match gaffer.
Ohans
Foreign viewer calm down, u can't change in the first half, it my down the morale of that player, let's just wait till the 2nd half and see if rafa will porve his tactical nous, but right now, he is not getting it right on many accounts.
Desmondadonis
Where was the worlds best LB on their goal?
lamarochs
that Ramires wing is an Expressway,whats the point in starting him!
11bandwagon
Where is this leadership people moan about?
foreign_viewer
dabison. agree with that statement. we only seem to have small technical players that thrive on the possession play. as soon as wr get muscled off the ball we look shaky. some criticise the old chelsea but we were midfield powerhouse team. i miss those days much as i love some of our new squad
Clingy
We can't even coordinate a throwing. Jeez ramires was all alone and cole still threw it to an overmarked Torres. Hazard is having a stinker too.loses the ball and strolls non chalantly thru the field. What is wrong with that guy today? Needs to be reminded that he aint on drogbas level yet.
Dwonder
Torres deep in midfield. Useless striker.
foreign_viewer
Mourinho used to do first half changes.
foreign_viewer
That's better Mata!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Yep certainly Clingy, Ballack, Lampard, Essien and co, over this new breed any day.
CalculatedKalou
we now look like an arsenal,but with more midgets !
11bandwagon
It might* damn unlucky there!!!
Desmondadonis
Azpilicueta,that should have been a CUtBACK,Ramires was waiting.
11bandwagon
I have ONE FECKING WORD TO SAY!!!!! LAMPARD....whats he doing on the pitch???
Blue_Mel
We need to be able to take any few chances we get in this game... that's the way we can win this match. It's never gonna be easy so we need to take our few chances....
Latunvic
I blame Rafa for this obvious error
Blue_Mel
I hope u guys are missing a proper DM? I told ya david luiz is a CM and not a DM
Desmondadonis
That's why Abramovic is not giving Lampard a new contract.
foreign_viewer
wish essien could be back at his best would love him and ballack in the side(with the years rolled back) we had muscle pace and composure.
Clingy
Cant get rid of Lampard soo enough...... Do we have to wait till Tuesday?
Blue_Mel
Torres is a complete feather weight.and his positioning is at the lowest rungs. Where the hell was he when that cross passed just in front of goal,need just a tap in.
Ohans
ramires is very poor
Blue India
Torres is either offside or deep in midfield. What is the point really. Don't give him the ball.
foreign_viewer
what is wrong, why all these wayward passes.....
Latunvic
if rafa doesnt change the team in half time....then i dont think there is no other idiooooot in this whole world than him....everyone know our midfield is nonexistent today and if he keps the same then godd help chelsea...bcoz roman has fecked already...
shlok27
Oscar shld be playin. Ramires cnt keep hold of posession.
manzo2k6
i think we need to have a long look at the players we have and what the most sensible formation is. then buy players to fill in the blanks based on what we need. too many square pegs into round holes. im not a fan of this 4 3 2 1 really want us to mix it up. 4 3 3 isnt my fav either.
Clingy
This punk ref is not giving the free kick!
foreign_viewer
@ the incredible. I was just been sarsastic. David luiz has not done anything. Worth while today. Ramires is not holding up play at all and his passes and decision making hasbbeen below par.
Dwonder
Lampard to be our saviour today. Haters die tonight.
11bandwagon
Lampaard!!!
CalculatedKalou
What a goal! Lampard Out!!!!
CobhamBlue
goal
Blue India
Thank u lamps!
Desmondadonis
Now that luiz is playing midfield against a good side, he has so far looked very ordinary.
Chelz Akamz
Thank U lampard!!!!!
Krested Kal-el
Lamps!!!!!!!!
manzo2k6
And guess who comes to our rescue. THANK YOU MR. LAMPS
The Psychic Blue l9l
Can't watch the match, how's our performance so far? Which area do we lack on the pitch?
jayb
have that lampard haters!!
Clingy
Goal.get in there lamps
obimikelisdbest
well done lamps.. if he would just sit on the bench and chill sometimes.. wy cant he take a pay cut ...
denverblue
Lampard you are never a midfielder. Take Torres off and play Lampard up front. Great goal.
foreign_viewer
So we've won 8 of 9 competitive games this season with Lampard in the side, and 1 0f 8 without him. Food for thought there.
CalculatedKalou
Lets just move Lampard to CF...
lamarochs
yes..........yes................ 1-1..................... go chelsea....... com'on guys... we can do this..... great positioning and header by lampard...
Latunvic
HATERS DIE TONIGHT. LAMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDD BEST FINISHER IN THE PREMIER LEAQUE HISTORY ! ! !
11bandwagon
I knew our goal we come in the 42nd minute. I saw it and predicted it on the challenge n half thread. Nice goal LEGEND LAMPS!
Ohans
Liuz is not doing good today
manzo2k6
Liuz is not doing good today
manzo2k6
I knew our goal will come in the 42nd minute. I saw it and predicted it on the challenge n half thread. Nice goal LEGEND LAMPS!
Ohans
still he should be taken off in half time...he and rami are not gonna create anything....oscar and moses
shlok27
Haha. Foreign viewer proven he's an idiot once more.
Ddrogba
Oscar and moses shld be played. Ramires and hazard are absent
manzo2k6
im actually not opposed to lamps as a cf. love the man but agree he can be a tad selfish at times. perfect for getting goals. as torres would rather pass than take a shot. maybe move him to midfield hehe
Clingy
shlok just sit down, he's saved us and brought us back into the game like he's done hundreds of times before, just be happy. We ended the half well keeping a lot more possession and allowing mata into the game more. We've got all the momentum going into the second half.
CalculatedKalou
Oscar and moses shld be played. Ramires and hazard are absent
manzo2k6
Lamps scored...my word we are in "trouble" with general Media and articles on VC alluding to his importance LoL
@Mq
So glad many of you aren't managers unless players pass every ball perfect or do everything with no mistakes you want them subbed! Everton and stoke are only teams in prem who haven't lost at home! Their is a reason for that! Yet we drawing 1-1 finished half strong and you lot are complaining as if we losing to Wycombe at home! Great support guys great support!
Marcel
Must say I still feel Rafa almost lost us this game with his team selection. Why he plaus Ramires at RW ahead of Moses (who's leaving for Afcon) beats me *smh
@Mq
FV IS LOOKING STUPID @THIS MOMENT. LAMPARD FOR A HATRICK. BEST FINISHER IN THE PREMIER LEAQUE.
11bandwagon
Hazard isnt as good as everyone thinks he is...thinking about it he's hardly done anything for us this season!
Ess...DaBison
Good goal by lampard from a hopeful punt into the box by ramires. Frankly that is the only good thing he has done today. We need oscar on for ramires or luiz so that ramires can move into the midfield and track pienaar who is an absolute torn in our side today. To think that he was offered to us for 3.6m.
Dwonder
some of you guys are just out to criticize Luiz, has anyone been exceptional in this game? this is a very tough game with a solid four in midfield for everton and you guys expect it to be an awesome game for him..... For me Luiz hasn't been much of a worry so far in this game but rather our attacking four has..... And we all know Luiz is not going to be our 1st choice DM, we certainly need to get a tough and more seasoned DM but he's not doing bad at filling the gap....
Latunvic
And for those of you saying Ramires is doing nothing here is a stat for you! This has been the 1st game in a prem 1st half that baines has not created a scoring chance! But hey I wouldn't expect you play station fans to understand that
Marcel
Luiz must be subbed, he's going to cost us this game...
@Mq
I won't mind if we push lamps upfront as a CAM, rammy to the pivot and moses on the wings to curb baines....
Desmondadonis
Just that the truth is bitter.our worst players on the pitch scored and assisted our goal.
obimikelisdbest
Dont go there CALCULATED! Dont start what you cant finish. Nice come back lads. Plenty of corrections to be made. Starting with the pivot,Lamps should give way for Moses so that Ramires will move in there. Torres, oh! Torres make more vital movement in and around the eighteen yard box. We have looked very average so far and virtually playing into Everton's hands. Btw,the everton goal has something in common with C. Cole's goal against us.
Ohans
Demba Ba to meet with Chelsea tonight to discuss a possible move, no bid made yet....
Latunvic
Pienaar scored a fortuitous goal, still would never understand why we'd buy him, he's even been rejected by Spurs DWONDER....*just saying
@Mq
Official, Chelsea in talks with Ba.
CobhamBlue
Lampard is history..and him scoring a goal , dosnt change anything ..hes a less than adequate player these days
Blue_Mel
demba ba is meeting with chelsea reps. Sky sports
abzkilla
@calculated....yaa he score so....the whole first half was dominated by everton...how many chance we created with lamps and rami...nothing....we were poor in first half and if we play like this in second half everton will run over us...we need oscar and moses for creativity play to our strength rather than theres..
shlok27
We'll win this game :) #havefaithinRafa
@Mq
Goal by Lampard assist by Ramires yet they having such a bad game!
Marcel
sky saying demba ba a done deal. think i prefered villa loan deal myself but will see. happy to get ba as long as we still got a top class cf
Clingy
@mq, I think our greatest problem is midfield, we havnt found that piece to its jigsaw
jayb
Finally someone who speaks sense, well done Marcel!
CalculatedKalou
Ramirez has to move back to the pivot and Luiz be subbed, Moses comes in for more pace from wide. Oscar for Lamps around 65th-70th minute
@Mq
Sky Sources reporting that Demba Ba is set to meet with Chelsea reps tonight to discuss a possible move! (via Sky Sports)
chelsea44
If we play citeh, man utd stoke or any top european side with luiz as a DM, it will be a tough game, I am not saying he can't be useful as a midfielder when filling in, but he is better as a CM with his passes runs and drive, if u notice, he struggling in that DM role. We still need to fix that DM role either by purchasing or recalling one of our loanees
Desmondadonis
Shlok, footballs about goals, not chances created.
CalculatedKalou
lamps out oscar in.mata out marin in .then moses.
mzee69
I'm concerned about the chances (or lack thereof) that we not creating, our midfield isn't really handling this game well and ffs Rafa must know Ramires is ALWAYS BETTER in the middle, he better do the right thing early in the 2nd half or else come game end we'll be talking "could haves" JAY B
@Mq
Good point @Marcel, keeping Baines is very vital if we must get any point from this game...
Latunvic
@ChelseaStats: BREAKING: sky sports confirming Demba Ba is meeting Chelsea tonight to discuss terms, 7m buyout. Oh.
KAKUfrank
BAAAAAAAAAA http://inagist.com/all/285391285899100161/
josevis
ba for sturridge????...sturridge is far better than ba...he doesnt get chance that the big problem...cant believ chelsea trasfer policy regarding ba...
shlok27
If Baines hasn't created a scoring chance its it not because of Ramires......
lamarochs
For all our stupid managerial decisions you gotta admit that our board make wise transfer moves. Ba is a match winner. Great move
pancake
I can't believe some people are suggesting we withdraw mata for marin... are u serious at all???
Latunvic
shlok27, Didn't Ramires create the goal? Didn't Frank score it? ----------Cech out!!!!!!!!!!
CobhamBlue
Mata has come back in the game from the middle, we need that trio once more for this game, winning this 1 isn't so much about the result but the morale boost we'll gain from this. We simply have to win this game, and that means no experimenting in the 2nd half....Cech injured?? OMG
@Mq
Turnbulls come on for cech, feck
CalculatedKalou
great. Cech is injured, oh god, i'm scared now
chelsea44
Cech off,Turnbull on.
THEBREEZE
IMO Ba is only a fill-in till we get Falcao
Blue_Mel
wheres courtois when we need him! oh $hit
pancake
*****.. what happened to cech...
denverblue
Whaoooo.. cech injured..... God help us...
Latunvic
Cech out?! Wtf!!!
manzo2k6
We are *****ed with turnbull
KAKUfrank
LoL selling a versatile Sturridge for Demba Ba (basically a 1 trick pony)?? Talk about planning for the future :(
@Mq
what is feck with this man Cech ia out for Tumbull
Larger_chelsea
The goal notwithstanding, Lamps has not matched the Evertons midfield. Am hoping to see a good change,but not Turnbull for Cech,oh no!
Ohans
what the chit about Cech????
Blue_Mel
HEAVEN SAVE US,CECH OUT.
11bandwagon
@calculated if you cant create chances then you cant score....
shlok27
Breaking News, Torres shoots from outside the 18 yard box and hits Mata, lol. Reason we are playing c***: Its called PRESSURE, Chelsea players want Everton to give them time on the ball so they can pass and have shots on goal, see how Moyes is asking his players to close us down, move up the pitch, Everton are making Peter to boot long balls to Torres and guess what he has won s*** in the air that is the reason I want Chelsea to sign Demba Ba.
B2K420
How can someone even suggest that Sturridge is better than Ba?! What has sturridge done to prove that, Ba has repeatedly scored goals at every level he's played at and give us a different style of play. Sturridge is a one trick pony.
CalculatedKalou
Shlok, well we have scored so that proves that wrong, and taking of one of the only players with an eye for goal would be madness!
CalculatedKalou
we are *****ed
Blue India
The goal notwithstanding, Lamps has not matched the Evertons midfield. Am hoping to see a good change,but not Turnbull for Cech,oh no!
Ohans
Shuddering already!!! Turnbull!!!! Please make me eat the humble pie about what kind of player u are
Desmondadonis
Recall Courtois if Cech is injured...nothing less will do
Blue_Mel
Everton bossed us for large amounts and hit the post twice , we really need to start winning 50 50s , second balls, individual battles, we need to keep the ball and start passing better. We must improve everything because the were better than us in every way. COME ON CHELSEA!
Nobleonenoble
...Ba has repeatedly scored goals at every level he's played at...LoL how many levels is that??
@Mq
out walking the dog where the feck did cech go?? wtf
Clingy
Great start to the 2nd half, we need to make this pressure count
@Mq
CAHILL IS A VAMPIRE ! ! !
11bandwagon
I fear the worst with Cech out. Turnbull certainly isnt good at pull outs. Oh! We are literally riding our lock now.
Ohans
Defenders need to be more solid now, Luiz can't be running forward everytime, Everton clearly will be aiming at attacking Turnbull, we need to be mindful of that
@Mq
this is a must-win match for Chelsea , draw not really good enough
Blue_Mel
WHY IS HAZARD STILL TAKING CORNERS FOR US ,IT NEVER BEATS THE FIRST MAN OR IS IT A TACTICAL STRATEGY.LOL
11bandwagon
I genuinely believe I can do a better job than Torres!
Ess...DaBison
Cmon Mata, what a waste
@Mq
Torres :(
@Mq
Mouscron - Belgian League, Rouen - Ligue 1, Hoffenheim - Bundesliga, West Ham and Newcastle. Far more that sturridge has. That's 7 years of being a prolific scorer.
CalculatedKalou
does anyone know when cech game off was it at half time?
Clingy
WE HAVE A STRIKER WHO CANT TRAP THE BALL IN FRONT OF GOAL.
11bandwagon
Toorress!!! WTF
The Psychic Blue l9l
torres z DEAD!!!
DonDhammih
Torres, what a waste of space! Get hold of that ball and finish it up,arent u a pro?
Ohans
Torres just showed us we don't have any reason to be paying him 175k or starting him, RVP,hernandez, BA would score that ball, he is costing us again today
Desmondadonis
Thank God demba ba is coming. Days of watching Torres clown this club will soon be over.
KAKUfrank
Again Torress giving Mata absolutely nothing to work with!!
Ess...DaBison
tough opponents show us at VC how uselss torres really is...Im glad, if you still think he has it after this performance then i feel fooball is not for you!!! On that note Luiz is amazing!!! The last number 4 that was this Fab played for Arsenal and i feel like we have a got a wonder here! and Mata is o great but is even grate at wing!!! that was my 2cents...
Number#25
Our worst nightmare confirmed. Cech out: courtious in. Sorry turnbull. In
Dwonder
Yes Clingy, he's got an ankle injury.
CalculatedKalou
Torres's position is terrible..... we should be leading by now...
Latunvic
How old is Ba CALCULATED?? How old is Sturridge?? We talking about potential here lad, and Sturridge is FAR MORE versatile than Ba, he can play on the wings just as much as CF, have you seen Ba play another position??
@Mq
I wud even take Crouch ova Torres now... D guy z DEAD!!!
DonDhammih
I don't get why we slow down when we near the Everton 18, it's so *****ing off really. Can't we keep the pace and take more shots instead of trying to play the ball into the goal?? Everton will throw their bodies when we slow down, Rafa has to get us moving the ball quicker
@Mq
@Mq...the sturridge boat has sailed, he's gone and there's nothing that we can do about it now. What we need is a finished article wo can find the back of the net and give us a different style of play hence Demba Ba. Yes, we could get a player like Remy who is very similar to Sturridge but that's not what we need right now. I know you're a big Sturridge fan but the boy's on is way out and we need a quick fix.
CalculatedKalou
we cant win anythig with torres in front and to top it that we are bringing ba....who dosesnt suit our style at all and not good for chelsea....this season is going from bad to worse....
shlok27
David Luiz, always aiming for the space. Enough of those high balls.
Ohans
@Mq.. we don't need a winger and we don't need potential. We need a quality striker
pancake
Oh my God!!!!
Desmondadonis
When you put it that way I understand CALCULATED it's just a tad bit *****ing off why we are so much focused on the now sometimes to our detriment
@Mq
Is Ba not playing in Afcon??
@Mq
rafaaa feckerrrrrr bring in oscar and moses....we wanna win this....we dont wanna draw here....
shlok27
i would never wish for a player to be injured but you do wknder what would happen if he got the flu for a few weeks....
Clingy
Had Sturridge been getting game time PANCAKE I'm sure we wouldn't be having this discussion. Experience comes with game time, something Sturridge didn't get at Chelsea (unfortunately), but for the sake of progress I'll grin and bear it :)
@Mq
my suggestion is Moses on for Lampard right now
Blue_Mel
OH MY GOD !
11bandwagon
I completely understand, and Senegal didn't qualify thankfully.
CalculatedKalou
RAMIRES CANT PLAY 1-2 PASS.
11bandwagon
We need Oscar now Rafa, we need to create more clearcut chances going forward and currently we lacking more incisive passing options
@Mq
Better, much better Torres :)
@Mq
As a " stop-gap" solution I suppose Ba is the best we could get, much like Rafa as Manager LoL
@Mq
@Mq Ba isnt..... Senagal failed to qualify... u happy??? :-)
Tunez
feel nervy. would take a draw now :(
Clingy
We need a player that knows how to use the ball, and that is oscar!!!! We need oscar ASAP and I hope he clicks
Desmondadonis
That's it, take Luiz off. He will cost us this game, mark my words
@Mq
rafa fecking is waiting for everton to score goal.....what a feck man we had this clow at chelsea...
shlok27
LAMPARD!!!
CalculatedKalou
Just sell Cole sing Bains, thats it
che-l3k1
Yes!!!! 3 points !!! exactly what we need
Blue_Mel
I told you we'd win this game
@Mq
frank...nuff said :)
Clingy
LAMPS YOU LEGEND!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Lamps thank u again!!! Gooooaaaaaal!!!!
Desmondadonis
Lampard is a hero today. He is a striker. Play him up front.
foreign_viewer
we need a third to be safe
Clingy
Moses on For Lampard...Lampard needs resting LMAO
Blue_Mel
SUPER FRANKIE LAMPARD
che-l3k1
Lampard killers will hang themselves after this.
KAKUfrank
Lamps just scores when he's been largely anonymous LoL
@Mq
Now bring Moses for counter attack
The Psychic Blue l9l
Nice strike Torres, more of such. Everton is really powering our RB,and nice save Turnbull,aww! Saved by the bar there too. David Luiz on the books there. The pressure is mounting on us. Nice goal Lamps!
Ohans
Hahahaahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dwonder
Rafa should make the changes now to make sure we kill this game off, Luiz goes off for Moses (cpounter attack)
@Mq
Sign him up, sign him up, roman roman , sign him up!!!
Nobleonenoble
WE CAN WIN UGLY. LAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMmPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.BEST FININSHER IN THE PREMIER LEAQUE. I SAID THAT LAMPARD WILL GET A HATRICK TODAY, HATERS D I E TONIGHT.
11bandwagon
Don't give him that contract Roman!
foreign_viewer
Moses on, good sub Rafa
The Psychic Blue l9l
@Kaku ..even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day
Blue_Mel
im so nervous watching this lol
Clingy
you still want luiz out with all the hard work he has done, who do u wanna bring in for luiz...
Latunvic
I don't get why Luiz is still in the game, he'll cost us this victory if Rafa isn't careful
@Mq
Nobody here ever doubted if Lampard can finish or not. It his midfield play that's the problem.
foreign_viewer
WHO IS THE ONLY MIDFIELDER THAT HAS SCORED FOUR GOALS IN A SINGLE MATCH???
11bandwagon
This match reminds me of our FA cup final against Everton in 2009.
The Psychic Blue l9l
LUIZ IS GONNA COST US THIS GAME.HE S SLUGGISH.
11bandwagon
2 games in a row people have been crying fo lampard to com off!!! Guys lay off the coke...ou cantexpect Roma to take off totti... Lampard wil stay legendary...
Number#25
@midfield scorers ..only happens when strikers cant do their job or should I say striker (singular)
Blue_Mel
What happened to Cech? I looked away and he was gone.
foreign_viewer
Once again, hahahahahahhaahahahahhahaha Lampy for u. Roman a one year rolling extension asap.
Dwonder
He came off at half time because of an ankle injury
CalculatedKalou
Luiz should be subbd off ASAP,he might get a red.
Ohans
If we win this game..... then U think we would be crious contenders for the EPL!!! I know we r really behind Utd though!!!!
Tunez
foreignviewer!!! if he was completely awful in midfield and still scored these vita gal i wouldnt give 2 ****s cause goldie lox at the front isnt doing what he is suppose to!!
Number#25
If we win this game..... then U think we would be crious contenders for the EPL!!! I know we r really behind Utd though!!!!
Tunez
Oscar on for Mata
The Psychic Blue l9l
Please remove david now. Pleeeeeasseeeeeeeee. Rafa. Not mata for crying out loud. Davidddddddd!?!?! He is gonna get another yellow. I can feel it in my bones.....
Dwonder
THEY NEVER REALLY TESTED TURNBULL,GOD KNOWS WHY !
11bandwagon
*I* not "U"...... my bad :-):-):-)
Tunez
*I* not "U"...... my bad :-):-):-)
Tunez
Regardless of my personal feelings, there's ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to pay a squad player more than 80K per week
@Mq
why a uselesss torresss is stilll on the pitch.....rafa is here to feck oscar career and make torres fecking careerr...
shlok27
Distin has been immense for Everton
The Psychic Blue l9l
STRIKER PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
11bandwagon
those are the simple things that make Torres looks so bad.. u give him on a plate and he does that... smh
denverblue
we have won...YaY
@Mq
Oscar should have passed to Moses.
foreign_viewer
We can hang on,good Lord,we can!
Ohans
YYYEEEEESSSS WHAT A WIN!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Win the game in hand and beat City and United, we got our league, added with a striker who can score goals.
The Psychic Blue l9l
So Lampard haters what you got to say now? Some of you are not supporters said we would lose before a ball had even been kicked what kind of support is that! Chelsea haven't lost a league game this season with Lampard in the side when he was injured look how team fell apart!
Marcel
I love Robbie, but this was a game he wouldve lost...
pancake
Lampard EPL 12/13 P11 W10 D1 L0. Lamps OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
CobhamBlue
Hallelujah!
Ibidayo
yes..... where are the pathetic fans who have concluded we are losing this match even before the match started..... @shlok27, where is your face.... it's never over until it's over.... great game and performance from our boys...
Latunvic
We need to give lamps a year rolling contract on the club's own terms, he is still massive for us
Desmondadonis
Exactly @Marcel, some fans here are annoyingly pathetic, all they do is complain.... especially @shlok, coming here to tell us he had predict we were gonna lose just because everton scored first, really pathetic being....
Latunvic
great win!!
denverblue
Who was better today Baines or Cole?
lamarochs
A great win it is,thanks to super Legend Frankie. We are on course now and this win goes a long way to show we are becoming solid by the day. Although most of our players had an off game today,but credit to Everton,they can really fight.
Ohans
lampard. sell him? the difference, the best moment of this season. what a fantastic result. hazard was off color, but ramires looked good. its that horrible 4 poitns from 7 games run that we had. Exclude those and we've dropped 2 points.
Mia Maynard
Lampard is the only midfielder to score four goals in a game in the Epl history and his all round assists is outstanding,though LAMPARD OUT !!!!!!!
11bandwagon
Wow!scintillating victory,a thrilling performance,there was never a dull moment from start to finish..very very glad we got all 3points in a tough ground..congratulations to all chelsea fans..cheers
Ken4CFC
man of the match. Legendary Frank Lampard. Haters die tonight.
11bandwagon
Crazy game. Torres??? Lol
SameX
Legend Lampard thanks for making ma day..hmmm lookin like we still need the dude afterall
Ken4CFC
@latunvic....we are lucky to win this game....everton dominated most of the match....this line up wont win us anything in future....short of creativity all i can say....would play oscar any give time over lamps and ramires....
shlok27
Very relieved by the result, tight game. Almost fainted when I saw Turnbull come on at halftime - hope Cechmate is ok.
ForeverChels
Being able to stop everton from getting the 2nd goal was massive for us, this win will make other teams show us much respect..... great job from Rafa and the boys....
Latunvic
Shlok27,would u ever stop bein negative? U keep complaining after every match,i bet u wanted us to lose this game or are u just born to complain ehh
Ken4CFC
Courtois should be recalled, Turnbull on goal? Disaster ensues !
11bandwagon
Thank you Rafa, tnx Lamps, tnx Cech, n d oda lads aside Torres... Gud 3pts... D title challenge z on...
DonDhammih
shlok27, Everton did not dominate the game. They dominated the first 25 minutes or so but after that it was pretty even and in fact we missed some great chances. Even the stats suggest it was pretty even on possession and shots on and off target.
CobhamBlue
@shlock27, you call this luck, lucky to win is all you can draw from this game, they had just 2 or 3 goal attempts more than us, possession almost even and you still call it luck.....
Latunvic
Thank God for this win. Hair raising and nail biting till the end
Dwonder
Torres played like sh|t
Rip The Reds Apart
@Shlock am getting tired of you. Do you remember what they did to United? Do you remember we have not won there since Scolari? Do you know we would have scored 4 or 5 with a better CF? Common, give credit when deserved.
SameX
Winning in matches such as these is what makes the difference at the long run. I see us fighting for the title till the last day with this kinda win. Oscar is one player that comes on and asks the coach 'why bench me' with his performance. Cheers all,and to Frank i say a big well done,he knows how to be in a scoring position at the right time.
Ohans
11bandwagon We cant recall Courtois since Atletico Madrid payed to loan him.
Lakupiippu
CFC has activated Ba's release clause!
Tiraspol
Letting Super Franky Lampard leave is a colossal mistake that is equivalent of buying Torres!!! Why not renegotiate his wages? I'm sure he'd much rather take lower wages, and be back up player and sit on the bench then to ever leave CFC! He is a LIVING LEGEND and a TRUE MODEL PROFESSIONAL ON AND OFF THE PITCH! Yes, he has his off days on occasions and he knows he isn't getting any younger, but when he can win you games like this he already made CFC back all that pay and then some! Letting him leave in these circumstances is not only classless and unprofessional from RA and board but simply idiotic...
Tiraspol
"Drogba gave Chelsea the Champions League and plenty of trophies and that hasn't earned him a new two year contract, so why will Lampard be any different?"
Smartoo
I am very a happy for the 3 points. going through all the writes up and mostly the negative and complains. If some of the fans here are opportuned to be in the board would have made far worst decisions than Roman. The tweak in the Team selections are based on the kind of the oppositions, their strengths and weakest. The results just shows we have top coach.
jollyheart Torres
Oscar is obviously a great player but at this point what matters is winning games... we've lost games with Oscar in the line up, Moses was dropped for today's game yet we still managed to win.... for me, winning is the most important thing. The problem we had under RDM was the continuous use of hazard-mata-oscar together when it was obvious we dont need all 3 on the pitch at same time as it chokes our play and makes things more difficult for us......
Latunvic
@shlok,do you say this things you say to get attention or what? Why should you say we were lucky. We were down at some point but rose to the challenge impressively in majority of the game. Btw,Torres has washed out totlly,nothing left.
Ohans
foreign viewer asked where was the leadership that people moans about. funny
Gaban
Roman can replace any player.
foreign_viewer
Forget falcao Suarez is the guy
blueblood4life
I think Lamps situation is a bit different then DD. Drogba was always going to leave unless he got what he wanted, Lamps on the other hand would love to stay and talk about options of doing so but is just told leave the club... at lease that's my feeling on the situation
Tiraspol
We are getting Ba
SameX
Suarez is a dirty/racist player, we don't need him, our club will be in bad press because of him.
B2K420
Lamps really need to be kept around a little longer,let him have a 1yr rolling contract. Unless there is more to the lack of agreement .With good management every player will give his best. Just that the passing game may not be a reality afterall.
Ohans
At least he knows how to put the ball @the back of the net and can score crackers out of nothing. Torres will understand as he has been crap since August, we sold DD and have given him the oppurtunity to shine, it is time to move on. He is the major reason why we crashed out of the CL and are not on top of the league. He is scared to shoot and fails to be in the correct positions. Ba and Walcott may be all we need. Relegate Torres to the bench and play him alongside Piazon and Marin in our early FaCup games.
SameX
Tiraspol, another difference with Drogba is that Drogba had virtually given up trying in league games and was preserving himself for Champions League and FA Cup games. Lamps is still doing it week in week out. A 2 year extension at 80k per week is more than reasonable.
CobhamBlue
Lamps is a legend. But more to the point: he's still performing at a high level and seems content to not only play a slightly deeper role but also to not start every game. His attitude is in check. He's doing whatever he's asked to do. It would be madness to let him go in January; I hope the club has the sense to see what's obvious. You don't discard your leaders, especially when they want to stay and are still playing well. If Lamps wasn't playing well, it would be a different story entirely. It has to be a sporting decision, and I'm convinced Lamps makes Chelsea better.
RadioactiveD
B2K420, Not sure Suarez is as bad is the press make out. I saw him in that Liverpool tv show. He seemed to spend his spare time round at his pals playing Monopoly. He seems relatively clean living.
CobhamBlue
@CobhamBlue: I have watched some Liverpool games and number of times I have seen him dilliberality catching opponent player (he stamps on their feet, he stamped on Distin and should have been sent off). I can guarantee you that he will bring our club in bad press. HE is a DIVER as well.
B2K420
CobhamBlue and RadioactiveD, i completely agree with you both as i see it the same way. Telling Lamps he can just find a new club in Jan is unheard of from any other club in the world doing that to their legends. RM let Zidane retire at madrid, ManUtd are using Giggs and Scholes superbly... Scholes have won them games at his age on numerous occasions but we don't hear ManUtd telling them to feck off! This is exactly what i've meant when i said Roman needs to take a step back from these kinds of decisions... If Lamps is being pushed out of the club, its simply unbelievable...
Tiraspol
good victory good result
judy
12m for Sturridge and 7m for Ba. That's proper business. F U to all who doesn't trust the board. You lot are the real morons.
Fernando.9.Torres
Shlok27 is the mq of rafa's reign..lol
Ken4CFC
Nice backpeddling by some Lampard haters on here today....particularly Ohans, Blue_Mel and foreign_viewer! I guess he was 'just lucky' to be in the right position for both goals!?!?!?! :( Eating crow, are you? Marcel said it best: "So Lampard haters what you got to say now? Some of you are not supporters said we would lose before a ball had even been kicked what kind of support is that! Chelsea haven't lost a league game this season with Lampard in the side when he was injured look how team fell apart!" I have to include an answer to the following post by Blue_Mel: "I have ONE FECKING WORD TO SAY!!!!! LAMPARD....whats he doing on the pitch??? My Answer, Blue_Mel...HE'S SCORING GOALS AND WINNING THE GAME FOR US!!!!!! :() Great post on Lamps, Radio.
Squig
at present lampard is a waste in the midfield but ******** lucky in the box. he even more lucky than sir Alex fergusen that he is able to get into the score sheet withnot doing anything worthy in the field which would help the team to dominate the opposition and play better football.
The Blue Indian
lamps is definatly a leader and has that winning mentality that jose imparted to his chelsea players which is lacking in our talentd new players so he definatly is impotant for us but it depends on who the manager and what type of game he would employ. Lampard suit best in today kind of game, for more passing game we have better player than him to play in his place, so lot depend on manager also. If rafa remain manager i m sure he would want lampard in his squad
post_rom
at present lampard is a waste in the midfield but ******** lucky in the box. he even more lucky than sir Alex fergusen that he is able to get into the score sheet withnot doing anything worthy in the field which would help the team to dominate the opposition and play better football.
The Blue Indian
at present lampard is a waste in the midfield but ******** lucky in the box. he even more lucky than sir Alex fergusen that he is able to get into the score sheet withnot doing anything worthy in the field which would help the team to dominate the opposition and play better football.
The Blue Indian
So apparently the win today was due to Rafael Benitez's tactical master class? Duh. We were outmuscled tactically today,but Super Frank stepped up when it mattered most. Most of our players weren't at their best today,that's when u need others to step up to the plate,and who better than the captain himself. #Influential.
nelyvanile
The Blue Indian. I couldn't agree more. 192 lucky breaks!
CobhamBlue
@ohans...have you saw the match today ....if you had saw than i dont think you wouldnt had asked me the question....last time when rdm used to win the matches and not used his subs properly the same people used to say...yaa we won winning is important and not the subs...and you know what happen to him...the same goes today...the way rafa is preferring lamps over oscar...will wont take us forward...yaa you guys will be happy with one or two good display of him...but for long term he is not the person to be playing in the midfield role and that in place of oscar....today he scored all the lamps worshipper are in full force....im so happy that atleast the board is using some of their mind in not giving him contract....dont want him to take some talented player place in first team just for the sake of his status at chelsea...we need to play oscar moses marin more so that they would understand the link.play between each other better...the more they play together the more is good for chelsea....lamps is not our future
shlok27
Frank is " *********lucky in the box", The Blue Indian???? No, he is GOOD in the box! Knows where to be and puts it away as good as any striker! On the first goal he saw Torres was out wide so went to the center of the box for that exceptional header!
Squig
"Famous last words" cos regardless of how he performs this is LAMPS LAST SEASON!
traykidd
the way teams like everton stoke city destroy us in a physical battle in the midfield worries the hell out of me. We need a very physical player like fellaini to avoid us being Over-run in the midfield. Luis fellaini pivot will be devastating.
Blue India
Suarez equals a monster
blueblood4life
btw blue india and blue indian are 2 different users. My take on lamps is that he has much to offer to this team through his experience, leadership and mental strength. But we cannot offer him similar financial terms as his current deal in the world me ffp. He has to take a pay cut prorata his reduced contribution to the team. At the moment a replacement to lamps DOES NOT EXIST in the current team and we still haven't decided on who will take the captain's arm band from our new puppies. Till such time both the above criterion are not met lamps is INDISPENSIBLE.
Blue India
Well done Frank another stonking performance, leadershp, drive, passion and desire. To let him go would be another stupid decision by the club. Never has there been such a prolific midfield goal scorer in World football.
Blueheart9
No one but no one is luckier than Ferguson or Man ure. Its surreal their luck. Lampard is there when it matters..he makes his own luck
springy
Just looked at the comments.Do Shlok27, Blue Mel and Foreign Viewer have any idea about football or are they just stupid.
THEBREEZE
Lampard did nothing of note in midfield. He lurks in midfields. If Roman wants Lampard gone, Roman can replace him.
foreign_viewer
Oscar and Ramires are LAMPARD REPLACEMENTS!
traykidd
I am not a Lampard worshiper or hater but I have a feeling if he didn't play today we would not have scored a single goal. OSCAR was great when he came on and he showed Chelsea puppets/players how to close the ball/how to press/how to put pressure. Some people here are saying most of the team had a bad/off day apart from Lampard. Get real people, give credit where it is due, Everton played with high tempo and did not give us that much time on the ball that is the reason most of our players had a OFF day and if other teams like Stoke do the same then you guys will say the same thing "Most of our players had a OFF day again". Pienaar was everywhere. They hit the post/bar 3 or 4 times. Torres is a disgrace and I am ashamed he plays for us.
B2K420
@ Tiraspol, is there any official club statement telling Frank to look for club?... NO, Players are happy to be a free agent anyway. He created the problem for himself coming out last yrs after the draw at Valencia about his relationship with AVB. that is nothing u will expect from your legend. The Board might have made there decision to get rid of the oldies to create a better atmosphere for for any new coach to succeed for a long time. Regarding Zidane he retired at 34 which is exactly the same age as Frank. difference is Frank still believe he have 3/4 yrs left in him. @ Scholes retired because he claimed it was difficult to accept be a bit player. CFC is e bigger than any individual. If Real Madrid can let Raul leave and I see no problem if CFC decide against renewing lamp contract.
jollyheart Torres
Luiz did nothing to note in midfield...neither did Mata, neither did Hazard..Picking on Lampard's performance (who won us the game today- so their was something to note) is Low and shows you cannot analyse a football game!
Ess...DaBison
As for the Ba situation I really don't feel there is a point in signing him because his price tag is only 7m. And we know at Chelsea you're not going to be a first teamer if your price tag isnt in the 20+m. Even though he is 100x better than Torres, the girl will always be a starter (because of his price tag) and we will waste another talent in Ba just like we did with Studge!
Ess...DaBison
hazard was useless. i heard this guy was like messy but now i don't see him beating a single player with dribble or pace. what he always do is pass pass and pass. buy willian and with an attacking trio of willian, oscar and moses\mata we will play better as all of the above three could get pass one or two players easily.
The Blue Indian
We should just pay 30m for Ba (even though we can get him for 7). that way there wont be any pressure if he plays ahead of Torres.
Ess...DaBison
As long as the likes of Lamps still persist at CFC, the youth will always be under their shadows and NEVER GROW. The legends have had their moment of spotlight. It's time for the next generation to shine.
traykidd
*Moment under the spotlight *
traykidd
the duty of the pivot or the midfielders is to controll the tempo and speed of the game, to keep possession and let the attacking players involve more in the attack. our attacking players are best in the bpl. they are not able to fulfil their potential because our midfield is not supporting them properly. u are only looking at two goals scored by lampard and are not looking at those dozens of goals could have been scored if lampard and other midfielders did what they should have done.
The Blue Indian
love u chelsea fc and brothers in vital chelsea. good night to all and god bless u. its 1.30 am in india. off to sleep.
The Blue Indian
Oh there would be lots of lampard article tomorrow,thats for sure
Ken4CFC
This win is as good as it gets. Everton playing on their own turf is definitely no pushovers.
Blue Day
Think it is time Chelsea review their 30+ policy ASAP.
KAKUfrank
Think what you may, I think demba Ba can be to us what Anelka was.
Blue1989
I think Ba would would be a fine signing and value for money. Experience in the PL and just slightly less efficient than RVP. Hopefully we can work it out..
ForeverChels
Here it is...Lampard should be playing the #10 role in the 4-2-3-1 system...Today Mata was invisible in the #10 role and let's face it...Mata can't defend at all. Lampard is a box to box midfielder that was over running Mata in the #10 position. IMO if you play a 4-2-3-1 you need a passer/playmaker in the pivot with a DM. Chelsea does not have anyone currently on the roster that can perform the passer/playmaker position well. Same with Ramires as he is suited for the 4-3-3...same position as Lampard...box to box...Tubby took off Mata for Oscar and I thought Oscar did a good job...In this big games against physical teams I would go with Mata on the wing.
lamarochs
Might as well either loan or sell Marin...Lets move Mata to the wing and go with Oscar/Piazon in the #10..They are better defenders as Mata is worthless as a defender. Furthermore, I would like KDB to return and have KDB/Piazon rotate with Hazard. Marin can't defend as is a possession player similar to Mata..Don't understand the purchase....Just throwing money away...
lamarochs
Nobody is talkin about cahill and ivanovic,tbh i think they are our unsung heroes..they were equal to anything everton threw at them and they made sure turnbull was given all necessary protection..kudos to the pair
Ken4CFC
yeah cahill and iva were solid. if i were marin i would wonder why i was bought lol
Clingy
Just Feck off lampard haters. C'mon Super Frankie Lampard...
shaf86
To all Rafa's detrractors, have you changed your mind? I have. It's the results that matters. I appreciate what RDM has done. I really do. But now it's time to move on.
Blue Day
RAFAAAA!!! I say give RB 10 years contract create some stability in club. As i said before Lamps is in the team as team needs captain someone senior etc. Let him stay but cut his wages by 50% if he is over 150k a week.
NikolaTesla
@Blue Day RDM has done nothing, with extra 80mil or so talent he did not have a clue what to do, if he stayed we would be like 6-7 on the table by now. Out of champions league and no league for the next year. I believe we will challenge for the title;)
NikolaTesla
Just an idea, do you think we are playing Lamps to show that he is not finished yet so that we could get some money for him in Jan?
NikolaTesla
We still dont get to the real problem we had yesterday. Lampard scoring 2 goals will not hide the problem he had in his primary duty. the 2 midfielders need to control the tempo and dictate our play. They couldnt do it yesterday bcos of the high tempo...Luiz is new to that position, maybe he will learn and develop to that. But Legendary Lampard who has played his life time there and still struggling to control a game...If he hasnt scored those 2 goals, i wonder what will be the comments here...but dont take any credit from him..kudos for the 2 goals and gettig us the 3 vital points...bcos all teams competing for 4th place won this matchday and we are playing our direct rival for top 4 spot...so, a great win even though it is less convincing...
Blu_run
Again, Roman please be aware of the shout for Lampard contract extension...Dont review ur policy for 30+....Give a 1 yr rolling contract with a reduced wage as per chelsea's freedom to lampard..Let him choose what he wants...but dont sell him in Jan...
Blu_run
My opinion is that, lamps should be oferred only a year rolling contract with a pay cut suited for a squad player, he won't dictate when to play and will only address the media when interviewed, I have said it again and again, lamps is not a pivot player as most of us know, he should be allowed to roam in the opposition box, rafa can find how to play him as he have been doing, and lamarochs, u raised a solid point which I was debating with a friend yesterday, mata should be placed on the wing, while oscar should be the no.10, oscar is more solid than mata and passes well too, but he doesn't have the intelligence of mata, that is what mata is using to get into the team ahead of him, despite being out of form for almost 2 months now if u are not looking at the goals he is scoring alone, he is too soft and haven't improved physically, he doesn't d anything when playing against physical sides while oscar on the other hand disturbs and make nice tackles
Desmondadonis
Strikers roam the opposition box.
foreign_viewer
We cant play Lampard as No 10 or striker. He is effectively getting space at the box,because the defenders are attracted away by Torres & Mata or Hazard...If you play Lampard at these advanced positions, he will not be effective...
Blu_run
Lamps scores as he is always in front of the goal leaving his midfield position exposed. Guess he can do that as he is Lamps;)
NikolaTesla
Thanks God you are back
Kendemsblue
Give him or not give him, chelsea will move on.
Kendemsblue
Give him or not give him, chelsea will move on.
Kendemsblue
Sorry for the double!
Kendemsblue
 

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