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Match Day Moments - Arsenal (h)

Amidst snowy conditions, well in this part of the world, Chelsea are set to take on Arsenal, this afternoon, in an encounter at Stamford Bridge that the home support will be hoping will end in a Chelsea victory.

The home faithful have suffered in recent weeks with visiting teams, such as Queens Park Rangers, Swansea and Southampton have all come and left a dent in what was fortress Stamford Bridge, but will that change today?

Well check in with us from 13:00 hours and be on hand to discuss the starting eleven selection;, the possible tactics and the action as it unfolds.

It could be quite an afternoon!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 11:46AM

Your Comments

This could have been Drogba 14 goals against arsenal, Ba is here anyway Good luck for the Blues
Larger_chelsea
I hope we win this game, rafa should make his subs on time and use the players in their natural role, we have a tough game away in midweek, so he should be intelligent with the team today, goodluck to chelsea and I predict a 2-1 repeat win.
Desmondadonis
Chelsea 3 arsenal 1 God is on our side
Larger_chelsea
I think ashley cole will have is hands full if what is on this article is true.... Perhaps we'll see ryan bertrand in the lineup today www.goal.com/en/news/596/exclusive/2013/01/20/3686277/-
Desmondadonis
Is it true that we'll pawn off piazon in a deal to get isco? Or is it just paper trash? www.westlondonsport.com/features-comment/chelsea-join-liverpool-and-arsenal-in-race-to-sign-england-keeper-report www.london24.com/sport/chelsea/arsenal_boss_discusses_chelsea_transition_1_1799725
Desmondadonis
Desmond.Got any team news?Is Terry starting?
cfc250
Someone please tell me if Terry is starting or not.Thanks.
cfc250
@Desmond i wont be surprised at all if bertrand is in the line up as a left winger...because Tubby is just stupid...he will justify his decision to bench Oscar by saying he wants to double up on the opponent's winger..(wasting one whole player to double up on Walcott and Chambalin??!!)...tubby's strange tactical depth..whatever...the only positive for me is that whenever VC members are very courteous about this team's victory, then a very good victory always happens in most cases...but when I am seeing a match prediction of something like 4-0 to chelsea or 3-1 to chelsea before any match at all (supercup, soton, COC 1st leg, QPR e.t.c)...then somthing always goes wrong...so judging from today's comments so far...I think we'll win it...loool....and seriously I think so.
layorh12
I am getting impatient as to whether JT is starting or not.Quick.Someone tell me,please.
cfc250
My friend cfc250, keep refreshing ur twitter list and u'll soon get it, that is what I have been doing for over 20 minutes, @layorh my friend, I see ur point, but I hope he doesn't do that, between hazard and cole, they should be able to curb walcott, we all know he is a tough customer whenever he is playing against us and cole in particular, I keep having nightmares on what he did to terry 3 seasons ago, wasn't it?...if rafa get his subs right and we remain disciplined, we'll win if ba starts and buries his chances
Desmondadonis
"@guardian_sport: Arsenal team v Chelsea: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Coquelin, Wilshere, Walcott, Diaby, Cazorla, Giroud"
Desmondadonis
Chelsea FC ‏@chelseafc Team: Cech; Azpili, Ivan, Cahill, Cole; Ram, Lamps (c); Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Torres. - subs: Turn, Fer, JT, Bert, Ake, Marin, Ba. #CFC
cfc250
Feck you Tubby.Demba Ba and Terry on the bench.Feck.
cfc250
"@chelseafc: Team: Cech; Azpili, Ivan, Cahill, Cole; Ram, Lamps (c); Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Torres. - subs: Turn, Fer, JT, Bert, Ake, Marin, Ba. #CFC" Chelsea team news
Desmondadonis
thats tubby for you again guys....but we are chelsea....we'll win this somehow.....i keeep faith
layorh12
I rest my case!! I wanna see what will happen with this lineup, I just hope we win, because it will be shameful if we lie on the stamford bridge fans today and blame a non existing boo
Desmondadonis
Cech; Azpili, Ivan, Cahill, Cole; Ram, Lamps (c); Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Torres. - subs: Turn, Fer, JT, Bert, Ake, Marin, Ba.
kakuta in Ghana
Torres starts???!!!!! My Goodness!!!!!
Tunez
Why Not David Luiz on the bench.***** you Mr stomach Destroy us and Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chota
chota.Guess he has been injured.Tubby is not as thick as we think.There must be a reason.
cfc250
Torres starts!! I hope the boos dont ring again today,please guys keep your boos to yourself whether torres plays or not,get behind the team and keep the faith...KTBFFH
Ken4CFC
This line up, brings back the memory, when avb put Bosingwa on the left against Napoli, with Cole and Bertrand both fit?!
icebluelg
News out that uiz failed a fitness test.
cfc250
Rafa....you must be out your bloody mind....the dude in the # 8 shirt starts? Why in the hell? WHY?. Torres has some atoning to do but why not start both strikers seeing that you MUST win this match. Why weaken your team like this? Someone in this squad has a secret for you? Blackmail? Jeez
had2bg
The game has not even started and we insultin the coach here,i wonder what the fans at the bridge would do..
Ken4CFC
The game have not even started and we insultin the coach here,i wonder what the fans at the bridge would do..
Ken4CFC
Oh Sh*t Torres starts, I am not feeling good.>>> Maybe he is saving Ba for Swansea?
B2K420
Where is david? I hope he is not injured, we can't afford that for now
Desmondadonis
Why? Why benitez why? I cannot stand losing to arsenal and they will score today. where will we score from?
Mia Maynard
torre starts = we play with 10 men = we lose. 2-0 arsenal. torres will squander 3 1 on 1's.
arbor9
Hmmmn.NANDO TORRES Starts.i just hope benitez will substitute him early when he's having a bad game.he always have a bad game though
obimikelisdbest
wheres DAVID LUIZ!!!???????
TafChels
Bloody hell. We haven't even kicked a ball yet and you're already moaning and on Rafa's back. F@ck sake. Support the team you morons.
djdutts
Aaaaand we start with ten players again...BTW If tubby changes Lamps for Oscar in that formation with Mata on the right wing we might play a lot better.
Simeon23
I second my point again! We're supporters! We SUPPORT the team. Not boo. Not moan. For f@ck sake, can we please stop moaning and actually get behind tthe ladsin a fixture we mmust win?
djdutts
Torres *****!!! No way i'm gonna watch the match... Cuz i damn know Ba would come in in the 80th min... Feck...
DonDhammih
Sorry djdutts.Cheers.Just sick at the sight of seeing Terry on the bench.I left all my hectic load of work I have to see Terry start but Tubby has ruined my day.
cfc250
RAFA BENITEZ !!! As inconsistent as ever, fingers crossed hope we don't live to regret the day we sign this fat s*****h waiter as our coach.
sojofjand
Don, you are the epitome of everything that is wrong at Chelsea. You can't even be bothered to watch because you don't agree torres should start? Bloody hell, grow up. We could do without the likes of you. Chelsea wants true fans.
djdutts
This is the problem with an interim manager that knows he has no chance of getting the job permanently. Hes more interested in winning the carling cup or whatever they call it these days, than qualifying for the champions league next season. The club really do need to stop appointing interim managers...
CFC_Jay
I hope we lose this one and roman understands that Tubby is not the right manager for Chelsea...
Simeon23
This is why I am skceptical about this man, his tactics are mostly sheet, I understand he might have rested ba for the swansea game (who brought us to the mess in first instance?), but what is more important is top 3 finish, is rafa after cups as people suggested to bolster his CV at our expense? Well let's wait and see.
Desmondadonis
djdutts "in a match we must win" and your stupid coach comes up with a poo formation, please spare me the support shait
sojofjand
Simeon.... You hope we lose. I rest my case. Enough said. F@ck off.
djdutts
Our defence need to be careful as this is their strongest posible team. Diaby-Coquelin in the pivot and a wicked trio of Walcott-Wilshere-Carzolla in the band of 3, Ahhhhh!!!! Lamps needs to stay back and help Rami.
SameX
I'm not booing the team nor would I ever boo them. I'm just very concerned with the team that has been placed on the pitch to do the job. The midfield is overused and lack discipline in key areas. Any manager coming up against us just needs to get the team sheet to start scheming. The captain is a selfish individual with a personal agenda who will leave out defense exposed and cause an over run of our attacking third. Oh my head. I'm just praying we can do our best and survive.
had2bg
After the midweek come back stunt that southhampton did at stamford bridge, i had serious doubts about today's match. Now rafa has just made it worst with his lineup. Why would u keep ur inform striker on the bench in a match of this magnitude? Just to please a 50million flop who has had 2years to prove himself but has continually proven to be a waste!
Chelz Akamz
Ken4CFC if you want them to stop Boo then go to the Bridge and tell them! It wont help saying anything on here
Lakupiippu
'your' stupid coach? He's OUR coach! Seriously mate, you need to learnhhow to support the club. Let's try backing the team shall we?
djdutts
I'm trying to be optimistic but seeing Flop Torres on the team sheet is really not helping.... and it's so difficult to look at Rafa Benitez and not remember Liverpool... Oh God, pls help me!
Blue in Colorado
We need to be very clinical, thats why i feel Ba should have started instead of Torres as he is more clinical. Anyway, Torres may be on fire today and surprise us all.
SameX
@simeone, I know u understand ur footie, that is why I am addressing u, please don't hope that we lose this game, u have to just hope that end of the season will come soon with us qualifying for the UCL and this man to leave us for good and never to return!! Thank u
Desmondadonis
Torres has barbed his hair??? Hope his new look bring him goals.
sojofjand
Lookin a 3rd world war waged against rafa in here when we ve not even kicked a ball,just hope the SB faithfuls would be at their best behaviour and cheer the team till fulltime
Ken4CFC
apparently torres has had a hair cut to prove he is serious. He better *****in be. Lampard starting is correct; though would prefer Oscar with him and Ramires wide as walcott is on the wing.
Mia Maynard
Am scared of their band of 3- Walcott-Wilshere-Carzolla,,,, Iva-Cahill & Lamps-Rami all need to be alert.
SameX
Haha even the bookies are wise to how.crap torres is. Line up is posted and they slash the odds. Arsenal was 3/1 nownowhere near that lol
Clingy
Complainig on Lamaprd for wanting to be chelseas leding top scorer. If abramovich gave him the contract 1 more year then he woulnt be so selfish.
Lakupiippu
Am scared @Desmond
SameX
wth Torres starting, he has no business in starting line up, even not in the bench, Rafa showing his favoritism again
chelsea44
Luiz loves games like this.
SameX
Would still get behind the team with the belief that the people rafa have put out there can still win it. Afterall they are chelsea players and should show us why. Rafa still believe he can resurrect a dead man torres, afterall that was his brief that got him the job. The only thing that can save us today is for rafa to gat the balls to haul him off ontime should he continue to misfire and bring in ba. Or else him and his souscer mate should be haul off our club before they reduce us to mediocracy.
Chelz Akamz
Seriously, some of you here are becoming very pathetic..... this much negativity even before the match starts is very disgraceful.... even if we eventually lose, so what? You should at least support your team before u begin your usual negativity... this is bad and this is why so many people come here to rubbish Chelsea fans... @simeon23, hoping we lose! com'on.... it's better you guys stay away from anything Chelsea for now until things gets better and juicy again... then you can come back to be Chelsea fans and supporters....Ridiculous!
Latunvic
Oh tubby why oh!!!! Why? Why not Ba in for lady fooless and luiz for lampard
AMENS
I think we have some many qualified coaches completed their batches and talking tactics... telling who should play. Grow up guys.. give the guy a chance.... you can vent all your anger on the board....but when the game is on.. you have to support the team. The manager can only send the team out and if you start booing and be so negative it will affect the players whatever you may say.. I am not saying Rafa is doing great, but we can expect the same 11 to start every game... if he start Ba today and start Torres on wednesday... ppl will still complain and btw, we had Ba against Southampton and still we drew the game...
gankrish
if any of you have any pessimism keep it to yourself. At least support your team. I am sure all the pessimist/realist here are sure that this attitude will help the team win. And they call for stability.
Blue India
Yesssssss.....Luiz not in the team sheet!
Ess...DaBison
gankrish at least Ba can score goals unlike that lady up front who is wasting our counter attack and can't even score
chelsea44
Ba on for Torres in the 80th minute lmao
Blue_Mel
Heard Torres has for military like hair? And WTF is he doing in our starting XI
The Psychic Blue l9l
Come on CHELSEA FANS, get behind the starting 11, none of us are privy to players knocks, strains etc, a manager will always pick what he thinks is the best available side to play v whoever the opponent is. Also just hearing Sky interview with him- means nothing, I wouldn't expect him to advertise any injuries, to either Arse or Swansea. And I don't buy rubbish like Rafa preferring to win Capital One Cup over Champions League spot, it's clear to all which looks better on a C. V.
analooish
I just hope this decision doesnt backfire. Lets go there.,lols @ the new look Torres.
Ohans
Some of you are just obsessed with complaints, it's a disorder I hope you one day find a cure for.... you will always have a reason to complain.... it's not your fault though, it's the disorder taking its toll...
Latunvic
Well for cutting his hair, he won't look like a stripper any more, he shows he is serious, I hope we score and we win, I am happy oscar starts in the middle
Desmondadonis
First minute penalty.
foreign_viewer
Go Boys make me proud. A big 5 star to the fans that show that Banner. "WE CARE ABOUT RAFA AND RAFA CARES ABOUT US" Proud of u guys.
jollyheart Torres
Anyone with a working link. PLEASE !!!
had2bg
First minute penalty.
foreign_viewer
@simeone,u really hope we lose?? Damn,what kind of fans do we have??be optimistic man,torres should not make u stop lovin CFC
Ken4CFC
That was suppose to be a penalty...Oscar was brought down.
Ohans
My word! Torres...he looks so different! Let's hope his change of hairstyle contributes to his change of form.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Ivanovic heads the ball over too often.
foreign_viewer
Oh yea! We survive! Gosh,enuf of that mistake. Goal! Mata!
Ohans
@samex, I am beginning to get scared of that arsenal's band of three
Desmondadonis
JUAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Seems Giroud has taken Walters' spot in the team. He's doing well so far.
foreign_viewer
Magic man mata!
CalculatedKalou
Goal Mata
sojofjand
Goaaaaaaaaal Mata
jollyheart Torres
Wenger wants a free kick after they lost the ball.
foreign_viewer
@lakupiipu,if u still dwell in the stone age u better wake up.this is 21st century and i dont need to be at stamford bridge to get my message across
Ken4CFC
Why can't Torres do that ???
Blue_Mel
Juan !!! Nice. Keep it up
had2bg
YESSSSSSSSSS.......... 1-0........ great pass from Azpi, good goal from Mata........ Yes, let's go Chelsea!!!!!!!!!
Latunvic
Nice ball from Ceazar
SameX
Mata behind a striker would be deadly!!! Feed on loose balls, set up assist for the striker, I am still worried, I hope we score more, I'll relax after we score more
Desmondadonis
Lamps come on, iva wasn't offside, stay in ur position and u might get a penalty, but stay in ur effing position man!
Desmondadonis
Lampard should leave some chances to other players.
foreign_viewer
I hope we can score three more before our defensive sickness starts
Zhahovic
Lamps is soo goal hungry,should have left that ball for the man on side.
Ohans
@zhavovic, I copy that, howdy mate? U just free ur guy side
Desmondadonis
Lampard you are off leave the ball for Ivanovic.
sojofjand
I love me boy oscar and moses, sweet footballers
Desmondadonis
PENALTY!!! LAMPS COME ON SCORE THIS ONE!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Arsenal are finished.
foreign_viewer
I love me boy oscar and moses, sweet footballers, I told u that mata is more effective from the wings!!
Desmondadonis
GET IN THERE LAMPS!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Yes...............2-0..... com'on Chelsea! Thank you Lampard!!!!!!
Latunvic
Goooaaall!! Nice penalty there! legend Lamps.
Ohans
Still hating on lampard even tho he just scored. You complains on the stamford bridge fans for booing when your self arnt better
Lakupiippu
Well done boys
DonDhammih
I am sure we will lose this game. The combo of lampard and ramires in the midfield will only lead to chaos as soon as lampard gets excited. And start running into the opposition box. We should have started oscar in the pivot.
Dwonder
I pray it wont be southampton 2
Zhahovic
Mata outshining Cazorla. ARE YOU WATCHING DEL BOSQUE?
The Psychic Blue l9l
Finally Cech releases the ball early. He hasn't been doing that.
foreign_viewer
Cmmon boys let's get one more pls!!.... Don't get complacent, pls one more
Desmondadonis
Goal Lampard, more goals please, b4 our lethargy starts
sojofjand
Hazard, Oscar and Mata are toying with these Arsenal players.
foreign_viewer
Great boys! We are doin fine,thats what a great support brings to the party..kudos to the fans for bein fantastic so far
Ken4CFC
Good game so far. Go boys.
jollyheart Torres
really f_v??? then i'm missing the treat and chance to watch oscar play after so many days..
ChampionBlue
how is torres and oscar fairing guys??? please give some updates regarding those 2.. there are no torres abuses since match started.. does that imply he is playing well??? somebody please reply
ChampionBlue
Calm down Wilshere
The Psychic Blue l9l
Another back pass from Ivanovic. He should stop.
foreign_viewer
This z one of the best cfc matches i vve watched this season...
DonDhammih
One more goal pleaseeeeee
sojofjand
Arsenal are non existant. It's so one sided. They won't get top four this season.
foreign_viewer
Walcott is crap on the wings. Thanks Wenger.
foreign_viewer
Am enjoying this game so far
valachi
iva should stop back passing
Blue India
Championsblue, torres is working hard for the team and that's it, he is not threatening the arsenal defenses
Desmondadonis
We are not playing badly, despite his new look,Torres has been insignificant.
Ohans
one more please
Blue India
Oscar z repeated skining sagna...
DonDhammih
rammy why waste all the good work.
Blue India
Wilshire should move to Chelsea. His mediocre teammate will ruin him there.
foreign_viewer
Chelsea need to score another goal....put the game to rest.
had2bg
Oooh Ramires with a great run but poor finish
CalculatedKalou
Ramires! SQUARE IT MAN!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Ramires what the feck?? This was what killed us against southampton in midweek, cmmon guys don't be complacent, one more goal pls
Desmondadonis
we have not been great this season & we are simply walking all over arsenal today so how useless are they... Mind you it is still the first half
Gondo
put ba in there. Arsenal defence is s.hit.
Blue India
Am not comfortable with this lead, we are allowing them more time on the ball. Let's wrap it up with another goal please.
sojofjand
As I said, torres is not threatening at all in the opposition defense
Desmondadonis
gotta say im loving this so far to those unlucky not to be watching the game ARSENAL ARE PARKING THE BUS HILARIOUS
Gondo
Ba will score. Get him on. Torres has disappeared.
foreign_viewer
lets get one more please. How many times have we felt like this with a 2 goal lead.
Blue India
So so proud of our performance so far. Please boys don't drop the tempo.
jollyheart Torres
@Desmond.. thank you.. and what about OSCAR??
ChampionBlue
What a Malouda-type shot by Torres!
The Psychic Blue l9l
toress is *****. S.hit.
Blue India
Torres missed again. Get Ba on.
foreign_viewer
I've never in my life seen a striker shot ball the way Torres just did
valachi
Am still not comfortable
sojofjand
We are dominating arsenal with 10 men =)
Ess...DaBison
Am still not comfortable
sojofjand
our hobbits are physically abusing arsenal
Blue India
Ba must come on for torres
trublues
just get that 2-0 lead through to half time.. dont concede on stroke of half time
ChampionBlue
@valachi...Is Torres a striker? lol
Blue_Mel
Good half lads. Now let's counter them and finish them on the 2nd half! Oh, and we are 2-0 UP against Arse WITH DEMBA BA ON THE BENCH! Bring Demba Ba on, Finish them!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Oscar is having a good game, the whole team has done well so far.....
Latunvic
We still need a goal ba offers more strenght, shots headers, positioning get him on tubby.
trublues
@cobhamblue, oscar have been immense so far in this half, switching all about the pitch with hazard as they deem fit, but he started in the middle, he is playing well but he ought to keep it simple at times, he'll definitely improve in the 2nd half if rafa whispers a few words in his ears and that of lampard, lampard should stay in his position most expecially if we want to play a set piece as we can be a victim of a swift counter attack, ba needs to come in early in the 65th minute and marin for hazard, we'll need all hazard's trickery and form for swansea, I am still worried a bit about arsenal and I'll love 2 more goals
Desmondadonis
Fantastic we are beating ars with just 10 men! Now could we take Torres off for Demba and start playing with 11!
Nobleonenoble
guys i need your help. Should i buy a nokia lumia 920 or wait for sony xperia z. I want a durable and fast and sexy phone.
Blue India
We really dominated the first half proceedings although we have played a man down,cos there's no striker there. Oscar,Mata,Hazard have been blazing real hot and Ramires has been combative enough to keep arsenal at bay for much of the game. Ba should come on not more than the 50th minute.
Ohans
Playing with 10 men and dominating Arsenal! GET BA ON SEE WHAT WE DO WITH 11 MEN!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Ramires is having a good game.....
Latunvic
do not at all buy nokia @Blue India.. they are lagging behind android.. go for sony xperia
ChampionBlue
we need another striker. How is bony.
Blue India
Oscar and Hazard have been brilliant so far....So has Cole and Azpi. Best I've seen Oscar play for us so far!
Ess...DaBison
we need another striker. How is bony. I have heard good things about him.
Blue India
If Swansea attack us like Arsenal are doing they will conceed 5 especially if Ba and Terry start.
SameX
@desmond.. thanks again... really pleased to hear oscar doing well despite not playing too much in recent times..
ChampionBlue
I have a bad feeling in this match tho, unless we score one more.
jayb
Cole is only good at defending, as for going forward, he has nothing to offer, what annoys me with Cole is that he can't use his right leg for anything, not even to pass. I particularly have problems with one legged players especially defenders
Tugay08
Honestly this is the best game Chelsea have ever produced this season, they all rush like Shakhtar when they lose the ball, pass the ball like barcelona+Dortmund. It looks like Lance Armstrong visited Cobham Training Centre....
EliteBlue
Oscar is destroying the hell out of Sagna.
SameX
Pray we start the second half hitting the ground running just like the first cos it really caught them unprepared. We should not allow them time and space on the ball as they will want to place possession football to open our backline up. Lampard and Ramires has being shielding the back 4 well with help from MAZACA. Good game guys just keep up the good work.
sojofjand
@ess..da bison, oscar was unplayable against juve, give him a coupla games and build his confidence and u'll see what he can do, he should be played in the middle, when he get used to the pace and enrgy of the pl, he'll be the best no.10 in the league, what I love about the 3 amigos today is the way they switch play and interchange, that is what I really like, hazard's form is unbelievable, if mata and oscar can be in that level too, it will be wow
Desmondadonis
Knowing us this season we will feck this lead up!
Ess...DaBison
How are the Fans in the stadium doing? are they booing?
EliteBlue
@EliteBlue. Hope lance did not give the men any advice. Bloody liar. I used to idolise him.
Blue India
We giving them too much time on d ball n that can be our underdoing...
DonDhammih
I hope we wont repeat our wednesday stunt. We were completely on top in the first half but the strategy should be to play safe in the second half. Hit them on the counter.
Chelz Akamz
Benitez is no tactician. Wenger just switched his midfield formation an they've had 2 shots in goal in 3 minutes.
KAKUfrank
When will Ba come on. This is where Benitez shows he's an idiot.
foreign_viewer
Arsenal are having more of the ball, we shouldn't allow this please guys.
sojofjand
Ba will have this arsenal defense for desserts, thank u nando for working hard, can u pave way for ba to increase his premier league tally?
Desmondadonis
what does tores offer this team.
Blue India
What is this man waiting for,bring on Ba you muppet,this game is slipping off our hands.
Ohans
Ba's probably being rested for Tuesday's semi final match against Swansea
CalculatedKalou
bring on ba.
Blue India
tubby make the changes!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
feck
Blue India
Benitez is no coach. Everybody outsmarts him.
KAKUfrank
Feck!!
DonDhammih
Get JT on now
CalculatedKalou
Here we go again
Tugay08
What an idiot. Benitez is *****.
foreign_viewer
Torres thank u, rafa is a huge tactician ......
Desmondadonis
Benitez is a proper tool.
foreign_viewer
JT AND BA ON NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
And we conceed! I saw it coming. This coach isnt for us.
Ohans
tores mistake cost us the goal
Blue India
Saw it coming
Clingy
Berty on for Hazard to protect Cole from Walcott might help.
CalculatedKalou
TAKE TORRES OFF.... BA IN... GEEZ
Blue in Colorado
Waste product torres i saw it coming
AMENS
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CHELSEA DONT **** THIS UP AGAIN PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I BEG YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
wow torres earns 175k a week to fall over like a little girl while offering us absolutely nothing
Gondo
Benitez is crap.
foreign_viewer
if we drop points here. I will officially join the rafa out bandwagon
Blue India
Torres mistake??? Try foul not given. Kicked in the back of the legal and no foul given. Our boys too busy protesting to defend. Shocking refereeing!!!
Bizarre_Blue
I think Ba has to come in NOW!!!!!!!
Tunez
I wish the benitez supporters can tell him to make a tactical change that will show us the tactical nous they swore on their honour he has... I don't think the fans are booing him now are they?
Desmondadonis
Its on now.
Tugay08
What's wrong with Benitez? What's he doing? Where are the changes?
foreign_viewer
Arsenal scores, av been shouting we need another goal to curb what happened against Southampton
sojofjand
how many proper touches did tores have in this half.
Blue India
Get ba on tubby
trublues
So we're under siege now
valachi
i am worried
Blue India
BRRRRRRINNNNNGGGGG BAAAAAAAAAAA ONNNNNNN!!!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
is tubby really working for chelsea
Blue India
***** you Benitez you liverpuke ****
foreign_viewer
Now its 2:1 ***** benitez
trublues
Minus his goal, Mata has been awful. Take him and Torres off. Marin and Ba in. Push Oscar to the middle.
KAKUfrank
Ba on in the 78th minute ....Rafa lol
Blue in Colorado
we are the total opposite of man utd cant hold a lead for *****...
Gondo
tores is *****
Blue India
I swear to God that rafa wants us to concede again before he make any sub.... I won't blame torres for that if I were u, nice one but poor execution
Desmondadonis
FUDGE ME!!! TORRES 99 PACE. 0 BRAIN AND 0 FINISHING!
The Psychic Blue l9l
I swear to God that rafa wants us to concede again before he make any sub.... I won't blame torres for that if I were u, nice one but poor execution, rafa looks uninterested about this and that is why I despise him so, he doesn't care about my beloved club
Desmondadonis
Now we shall see what the team is made of...no shot on goal since the second half. Arsenal would clearly have been better in the second half and we have not had the same intensity as yet.
had2bg
What is Benitez waiting for? This is not good enough.
foreign_viewer
has tores had haircut to pretend to be sick.
Blue India
No NO NO WRONG SUB! WHY WE GOING DEFENSIVE!
The Psychic Blue l9l
Di hell ? OScar off
had2bg
OH MY GOD..... BERTRAND FOR OSCAR?!!!!
Blue in Colorado
So after waiting this long this is all Tubby can do...get Torres off the pitch asap
valachi
***** benitez not bertrand. baaa the idiot
trublues
And once again, our midfield vanishes in the second half
Tugay08
were going defensive so basically we're beaten... Come on rafa lets ******** go for it
Gondo
Bertand lyk seriously!!
DonDhammih
some pleses please shooooooot those liverpool bustardss....
shlok27
Torres,come on,how did you turn crap? And now the change ,a useless one for that matter. Bert for Oscar,feck!!
Ohans
I'm still perplexed that TorrMented1 and Lamps r still playing...they done nothing to warrant their continued playing, is Lamps awaiting another penalty to take?? Is TorrMented1 getting paid to waste chances/cause no threat?? *smh
@Mq
I hope he gets sacked after this game. Win or lose Benitez is a rubbish coach.
foreign_viewer
Now arshavin is on hope arsenal equalize
trublues
Just confirmed now Benitez is no coach, why remove Oscar and bring in Betrand when it's glaring as sun light that we need a goal to make this safe, he wants to go defensive. Any way a draw is all I can see on the card that is if we don't loose. Rubbish coach.
sojofjand
why no power in shot?
Blue India
If we concede these 3 points then Rafa clearly doesn't want us to progress...this is depressing
@Mq
So who is gonna close down Arsenal now? The dude in the # 8 shirt? Oscar is off and Mata now has to be chasing the ball to get it...talk about overworking one player
had2bg
god Benitez is unspeakable, how did he manage to keep that Lady in front seriously, he have done nothing
chelsea44
But we're not sure of been award a penalty any time soon so why not sub Lampard now
valachi
when mata is offside you know if is not confident on the striker.
Blue India
this joker is here to destroy us.....dammm how the feckkkk torres is still on the pitch...fansss dont booo him go and feck him beat him thrash him you deserve to do that....
shlok27
Benitez is a fool
trublues
ba is on
Blue India
For ***** sake Rafa. Bring in BA you fool.
KAKUfrank
YAY! DEMBA BA IS COMING ON
The Psychic Blue l9l
Arsenal now have more midfielders on the pitch than we do...two more in fact.
had2bg
Benitez let Arsenal score their goal. He did nothing about it. Then he takes off Oscar. Why does he hate Oscar so much?
foreign_viewer
Ba z coming in 2mins before the 82min i predicted...
DonDhammih
And torres was subbed off in the 80th minute, oh rafa lovers I hail theeeeeeeee!!!!!!
Desmondadonis
80minutes benitez is now the biggest fool
trublues
We need someone to hold up the ball pleaaase get Torres off! What the feck is up with this manager??
Nobleonenoble
let the long balls start.
Blue India
Roman applauding Torres, wow! Lolz!
Ohans
how did he miss that?
The Psychic Blue l9l
Ba, how did you not score?!?
CalculatedKalou
that 50 cent losser shoukd be dumped in garbage with that joker.....both are waste...
shlok27
Yes, better reaction from the fans.... no need to boo, just cheer the guy out of the pitch....
Latunvic
Finally Ba is in, wtf is Lamps still doing??
@Mq
Saved from Ba.
foreign_viewer
Oh baa
trublues
And what do you all say to that?.... Should have been game over.
had2bg
and Ba miss a sitter, oh god
chelsea44
This is why we never develop players marin is an attacking threat, he didn't use him when we are 2 goals up, he is planning on using hazard and mata for 90 minute, he'll use this lads again on wednesday and on sunday next week
Desmondadonis
thats what ba offers.
Blue India
Imagine what we woulda done if Demba played 90 minutes
Blue in Colorado
@Mq Playing football.
Lakupiippu
Nice try by Ba...
@Mq
arsenal defence is sacred of ba.
Blue India
Wonder what you lot would have said had torres missed that, hypocrites!
CalculatedKalou
Ba comes on. Chelsea dominate.
foreign_viewer
Lampard is playing really poorly
Blue in Colorado
Ba misses a glorious opportunity.
Ohans
aside from his goal mata has been nonsense...
Gondo
At least ba holds the ball better
trublues
cole being intelligent there.
Blue India
Mata, that was idiotic. Holding on to the ball for no good reason.
foreign_viewer
We still have 2 weeks on the transfer window, and surely Roman can see how ineffective TorrMented1 is (I saw Roman watching) can we do something sensible?? We won't make top 4 with 1 striker .
@Mq
Lampard and Torres should have come off.
foreign_viewer
Really don't get Benitez. Mata has been awful and he leaves him on the pitch. He almost cost us.
KAKUfrank
Dude plays 90 mins ...WOW
had2bg
Am beginning to get angry with Mata now.he's too casual with ball for my liking
valachi
Phew...good miss, we still have a chance. Hazard off?? He's been our better player attack FM I'ma and defending, WTF is Lamps still doing playing??
@Mq
Marin wont do much benitez is stupid how can we head balls now
trublues
Corr, you wouldn't have thought we would be beating our London rivals with some of these comments. Why are you all so negative, stop with the complaining.
CalculatedKalou
U can see ba's work ethic, he is trying to soak up the pressure for the team, by holding up play brilliantly
Desmondadonis
5 mins stoppage wtf
Blue India
You do realise that we have no central midfielders on the bench, who do you expect him to bring on?
CalculatedKalou
Lampard has been poor today
trublues
cahill why panic.
Blue India
Why did he take off Oscar for Bertrand? What was his reasoning?
foreign_viewer
bad by cech
Blue India
victory
Blue India
OH MY GAWD! FINALLY A HOME WIN FOR TUBBY!
The Psychic Blue l9l
we wonnnnnnnnnn....but feckkkkkkmkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk you toressssssssssssssssssssss feck you rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....got lick each other asssssss
shlok27
we have too many players disappearing when it gets tough not all teams are as rubbish as arsenal... Hoping spurs do us a solid
Gondo
we win... lucky rafa scraps through.
Blue in Colorado
Thank u lord for not letting me have a heart attack due to our coach's tactical nous!!! I am sure rafa will start this same team over and over again making them play 90 minutes or 82minutes till they burn out, by the way I predicted this right merlin, I said 2-1 would be cool, is there any price for me?
Desmondadonis
*Sigh deeply* wow! Atlast we make it. But then am not impressed with our 2nd half.
Ohans
And we won whilst playing 10 men for about 80 minutes! Gotta love the MAZACAR.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Wow!! Congratulation guys,morale boosting victory,great support from start to finish.now we should build on this performance..cheerss
Ken4CFC
Benitez got lucky today mata and lampard saved us benitez out ****
trublues
Benitez luckily escapes... Ba would have scored at least one goal if he had played as long as toress played... Fuc*ing benitez...
DonDhammih
FV, to stop Walcott wreaking havoc down that flank and it worked
CalculatedKalou
Lampard did nothing in midfield again. Bertrand doesn't belong in midfield.
foreign_viewer
A win at SB at last............ Thank God, I'm glad the miserable bunch of supposed fans we have here hoping for a loss and conceding defeat even before the match won't have a course to laugh today.... Com'on Chelsea!!!!!!!!
Latunvic
Rafa OUT!!!! He nearly lost the game. What a fool.
foreign_viewer
good character by team. Tores breaks the harmony of the team.
Blue India
Glad we've got the three point but don't like the way we played like an inferior team for the last 20mins
Nobleonenoble
my word we almost *****ed up a game we should have had sealed up at half time. Now to swansea.
Mia Maynard
WE WON YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
This is Roger 1905: Mission 1 complete. Thank you Alpha North London for your help. Now over to Mission 2 where Omega North London will continue alone and stop Red Devil Manchester. By the way Torres is bad. Roger 1905 out.
The Psychic Blue l9l
These win feels like a loss, very mediocre Arsenal team make me very nervous in secend half. why do we persist with torres for Gods sake.
Pila12
***** torres i wish some player give him K.O tackle ****
trublues
What a nail biting finish. #sigh of relief# wheeeew!!!
Tugay08
A lot of coaches we have on this site, each one coming up with his own football manager tactics.... LOL!
Latunvic
Next chelsea lineup cech, cole, luiz, cahill,cesar, rammy, lampard,oscar, mata, hazard and torres/ BA, with mata and hazard playing for 90 minutes each, then we'll play the same team on sunday tilll the players burn out, when he ought to have removed nando in the 60th minute for ba and remove mata for marin in the 75th minute with oscar in the middle, that is tactical nous
Desmondadonis
@nobleonenoble not for the last 20mins, the whole second half.
Pila12
lamps played 90 minutes and does nothing torres plays 80 minutes and does nothing.....why rafa keeps on playing both of them cant understand at all...oscar was the best player and removed him early where lamps and torres where still on the pitch doing nothing....and he bought ryan another uselss player on the midfield....why cant you play ba in each and every match....today if ba would had been there from start we would had won by 4 5 goals....feckk him man feck his tactics...hope i dont see him and his whore next season...
shlok27
Thank goodness that we won this match. It was a professional performance from chelsea. Rami played very well today and was far better than he did on wednesday. We made an excellent signing in azpilicueta and if he keeps his performances up, he would not only bench ivanovic when terry returns, he would also be knocking on the spainish national team.
Chelz Akamz
@CalculatedKalou, u don't need to explain the Bertrand sub to, they still won't get it and will always find something to complain about... The reason behind that sub was clear to every to sensible being, especially with the fact that Walcott became quiet after the sub....
Latunvic
Well to the team and the supporters today, maybe RA had a little chat with them again. FL is let us the second half and for as long as we don't have a makelele or Ballack type CM we will always have failing strikers and a vulnerable team. Well done Rafa.......
shaka09
Ryan came on and I did not see Walcott again. It was not a bad move from Rafa.
SameX
y dyu ppl want Spurs to win United!!!!! We cant win the league can we... United win pls, or draw preferrably!!! Who's with me??????!!!!!!
Tunez
Lampard wasnt suppose to play all 90 minutes. Mata fizzled out early and was supposed to be subbed.
Ohans
y dyu ppl want Spurs to win United!!!!! We cant win the league can we... United win pls, or draw preferrably!!! Who's with me??????!!!!!!
Tunez
Congrats All...Great win for us...They really gave tough time to us in second half but that is expected from any team which is 2-0 down in halftime...But we held well, Gud performance from defence, particularly Cahil and Cole....Credit to Rafa for bringing in Bertrand....They were really taking conrol and we needed to be defensive...So finaly we are back to winning ways in SB.
Chelseaforlife567
rooney on bench. Imagine the hysteria if he was our player and left on the bench.
Blue India
So how's the atmosphere now ei? Stupid to have blamed the atmosphere for our loss in the past. We got complacent in the 2nd half once again,top defending from our lads. Rami definitely my Man of the Match,worked his socks off,and we did the double over Arscums. 3 points in the bag. London is blue.
nelyvanile
i want spurs to win. We would then be only 10 points behind united. Hopefully city and us defeat them and we might still be with a chance. we should be fighting united for league and not the delinquent spuds
Blue India
The atmosphere was better,there was no boos and the fans cheered the boys on till fulltime(even torres was applauded when subbed),thats how its suppose to be and not ring the boo after a slight boo,long may the support continue..
Ken4CFC
So many coaches in here,u guys should go get a job..the rovers hotseat is vacant
Ken4CFC
We won the game and yet they still complain maybe some of you think arsenal would just roll over and allow us trash them*sighs*
Ken4CFC
We won the game and yet they still complain maybe some of you think arsenal would just roll over and allow us trash them*sighs*
Ken4CFC
ken4cfc, they rolled over and allowed us to thrash them in the first half but we let them off. Im delighted with the win, but a side so inferior with less threat than southampton should have been dispatched with ease. Big three points now that spurs got a deserved point against Robin van United. Funny how everyone praised Utd and not van Persie and last year they called Arsenal a one man team.
Mia Maynard
Few coaches on the forum. To all the guys that complains, complains and thinks they know football more than the coaches. Why waste your precious time here, go get a coaching badge and apply for the job. I am tired of the all negativities here.
jollyheart Torres
Mia,agreed we let them off on a couple of time in the 1st half but u and i know they would always give us a run for our money,readin comments here one would think we lost the game,so much negativity,so much illusionary coaches,so much irrational thinkin when its clear we are leadin and the boys doin their best to protect the lead..if it were manure or city they would come here and praise their character and slate the boys for failure to emulate them,now the boys ve done same,yet they moan and suck...in between am equally glad with the spuds vs united result
Ken4CFC
Thumbs up JollyHeart Torres - my thoughts exactly loool
JohnnyOz
The day hazard and mata will burnout simultaneously is coming near, then we'll see what we can do without them at that time, instead of saving them while we can and utilizing the squad players to keep the match winners fit till atleast after the nations cup
Desmondadonis
 

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