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Match Day Moments - Swansea (a)

Now this is the acid test!

On the pitch we`ll all be hoping that Chelsea can over-turn a 2-0 first leg deficit whilst off the pitch I`ll be keeping my beady-eye on the comments being posted in order to reclaim this sites integrity - you`ve been warned!

The Liberty Stadium tonight will be a cauldron, there`ll be thousands of Welshmen believing that they`ll be heading off to Wembley Stadium, next month, to take on Bradford City in the Capital One Cup semi-final, can we silence them but at the same time probably incurring their wrath?

I`d like to think so, we have the pedigree but do we have the balls to go into the dragons den and drain their bellies of fire?

I guess we`ll see as soon as the action commences tonight, so why not join us from 19:00 hours onwards as we start the build up to the fixture, discuss the starting eleven picked by Rafa the Gaffer and then discuss the action as it unfolds before our very eyes.

Cometh the final whistle we`ll know if it is us or Swansea who`ll be taking on the perennial under-dogs that Bradford seem to have been in this competition.

On a personal level, I`ll also have an indication of how the membership have reacted t my warnings and how many might, if the mood takes me, be heading for the exit door - remember, you have been warned!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 23 2013

Time: 4:39PM

Your Comments

There seem to be doubts if the match will go ahead. Dont no how true. Its been snowing heavily at swansea. Am suprisely very hopeful that today will go our way.
Chelz Akamz
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11668/8428976 Damn another one bites the dust :(
JohnnyOz
Meanwhile David Beckham's son; Brooklyn was on trials at cobham on tuesday along with other u-13 kids, with Beckham present and cheering for him. I asked an online man utd fan why the lad didnt choose to go to their academy and he said the lad had been reported several times in the past to be a chelsea fan and may have chosen the chelsea path. This is an interesting bit. I wonder if he can be as good/and can bend it like his dad....
Chelz Akamz
am prepared for the worst, but will be great if we turn it around
darilngblue
looks like a typical chelsea comeback match...we need to be careful with our predictions so we dont jinx it though...I am courteously optimistic...go chelsea!!
layorh12
#carefullnessactivated. We have the pedigree indeed to achieve this. With our away form and going by our exploits en route munich,away games dont pose much problem to us...
Ohans
very typical @FV...keep it up...!!...what ever happens'll enjoy the match...
layorh12
using my heart, am predicting a 4-1 chelsea win. BA with the double, but ma head tells me our best will be to force it to extra time.
darilngblue
Nice to see your staying optimistic foreign_Viewer, i can tell you want the best for your team like the rest of us
EmeliaX9
Let's thrash them pretty hard...go go go go go go boys
valachi
If Ba starts and if Luiz pairs up with Ramires in the pivot,we will be lining up a strong XI already. 1 thing that troubles me is our lack of width in the absence of Moses....wish Marin can fill in well if he manages to get the nod. I want to appeal to Rafa the gaffer not to make unnecessary gambles in this game...hopefully it will be a blue night tonight.
Ohans
For those worrying about if the match will go ahead: I'm about 10 miles from the stadium (where I work) and even though the snow has been hammering down since about 14:40 friends close to or at the stadium reckon apart from a bit of snow on the roads, things are clear enough to go ahead. Swansea Council out gritting the roads as I write this (17:45) and everything should be fine to go as long as they can get the fans into the stadium. Downside is that one of the major roads into Swansea has a breakdown which has caused an hour long tail-back. Colleagues who left at 16:20 have only just cleared the breakdown which normally takes 2 mins drive!!! Crazy night. One work-mate has actually just left on foot to WALK halfway to the stadium!
Bizarre_Blue
Sorry... Don't mean I work AT the stadium. Where I work is 10 miles FROM the stadium.....
Bizarre_Blue
Just wishful thinking on my part but i would love to see us playing BA and Torres both upfront with Mata behind. I have a gut feelong that these two can run havoc against any opposition. Totally contrasting styles and will be a night mare to mark them both. The best part is that they both like to also create for others. But i dont think Rafa will ever take such a chance. I am not sure if many at VC will even agree with me, but i guess, this is how you can free up Torres and bring him back to life. Just a thought.
Chelsea-fan
I'd be happy for Torres and Ba upfront, but it means you have to sacrifice someone else on the pitch. Mata, Hazard and Ramires HAVE to play. Swansea have a strong midfield on the counter ro Ramires' pace is much needed and for this game you must play Hazard and Mata for their creativity. That leaves either Lampard or Oscar (from the likely starting XI) who could be dropped out. I think Lampard will play so that means no Oscar. That leaves us with quite a narrow line up and Swansea defend well through the middle (no so much out wide). Davies is their weak link and I think we need someone on him at all times (Where Oscar/Mata/Hazard can do some serious damage). For me it's Cech, Ivan, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Rammy, Lamps, Mata, Hazard, Oscar and Ba. That would at least bring a smile to my face before the nerves set in....
Bizarre_Blue
Cant find the F_V post mates! Like the first casualty has been recorded.
Ohans
@Chelsea-fan...nice tots..really nice...but I honestly dont think this is the match to try it out for the first time...maybe FA cup match this weekend against an oppsition from the much more lower league will be a better time to try...we have to go all out and try to win this...'ll start Ba and sit torres...if by an hour things still remain tight (i hope not)...'ll yank off one of the pivot players and bring in torres...I hope we can nick it...
layorh12
Chris Foy gives thumbs up after stadium inspection...After a long time,this will be the first time I'm hanging around for a match day moment in a long time. Let's hope it goes down well...Come on you blues!!!
nelyvanile
@Ohans...nice observation!!!....omg!...that was sooo fast....now Merlin means business....good good good stuff...i was almost sending out an angry post directed at @FV., but Merlin showed up and did the fantastic!!!....encore merlin!!!....
layorh12
For those worrying...the game will go ahead as planned. Its snowing but not bad enough to stop the game.
nelyvanile
The two man strike is worth a try if we can sacrifice 1 of the midfielders,maybe play Ramires to protect the back,he sure has the speed and aggressiveness to obstruct opponent's counter. With that we will play Mata,Hazard,Oscar in front of Rami with Oscar supporting him in his defensive duties. While Torres and Ba combine to wreck havoc on their defence. This line up will be the ideal response to the deficit.
Ohans
chelsea to win with brooklyn beckham scoring a brace both from free kick....
shlok27
Thanks Bizarre and Nely for the weather update. We cant affort the wait and suspense that goes with p.p'd games.
Ohans
Almost goes without saying but we musn't let Swansea score first, other than that patience is the key, an early goal for us would be great, but I won't mind 2 or 3 in the second half.
BlueABS
I doubt Rafa will play a 2 man striker,Rafa is pretty strict and not really flexible in terms of formation change. Like I said on some other thread yesterday,today is not going to be about what formation or tactics we deploy,it has more to do with the character and winning mentality of the team. Come on you blues.
nelyvanile
and thats M'vila off to Russia (Rubin Kazan!!!)...I dont know what these footballers go loook for in a place like russia at such a young age...if i weere a footballer and i know I have talent,'ll rather play for QPR!!!....than go to russia...such moves are potential career killers...if in doubt ask Hulk....!!!!
layorh12
we should sacrifice oscar in the am position honestly..... 4-4-2 , Cech , Azpi , Cahill, Terry , Cole - Ramires , Lamps - Mata LAM , Hazard RAM - Ba RS , Torres LS , if we stick with the traditional 4-2-3-1 with ba upfront and fail to produce to 2 goals , we should switch to this formation and it would give mata and hazard more space in midfield , option either to cross it into 2 good headers of the ball. I pray for the best but prepared for the worst. Keep the blue flag flying high , let's give it our all team. Blue is the color.
CFCTalal
FV = Forever Vanquished LOL!!!
BlueABS
We only stand a chance, if Ba starts the game.
Blu
@layorh12 what did F.V say??? please tell i missed it!
pego sama
Ride out the first 15-20 minutes onslaught because i reckon they will come out all guns blazing to put the game out of reach. Be prepared for a rocky ride tonight, but if we hold fast then we should start to take command of the game. As I say, patience is what's needed, let's keep the support going whatever happens.
BlueABS
Starting line-ups?
cfc250
Just so ppl know...According to Section 13.5 In the Semi-Final ties, if the aggregate score is level at the end of the second game an extra half-hour shall be played. If the aggregate scores are still level at the end of extra time the tie shall be decided by goals scored away from home counting twice. If the teams remain equal after this procedure the tie shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the Laws of Association Football. That is to say,the away goal rule comes to play after extra time...
nelyvanile
@pego fv said 'swansea will do a Bradford''..then all of a sudden...Merlin did a ''fv delete''..looool...funny stuff...first casualty of merlin's wild axe!!!....
layorh12
Just so ppl know...According to Section 13.5 In the Semi-Final ties, if the aggregate score is level at the end of the second game an extra half-hour shall be played. If the aggregate scores are still level at the end of extra time the tie shall be decided by goals scored away from home counting twice. If the teams remain equal after this procedure the tie shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the Laws of Association Football. That is to say,the away goal rule comes to play after extra time...
nelyvanile
Just so ppl know...According to Section 13.5 In the Semi-Final ties, if the aggregate score is level at the end of the second game an extra half-hour shall be played. If the aggregate scores are still level at the end of extra time the tie shall be decided by goals scored away from home counting twice. If the teams remain equal after this procedure the tie shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the Laws of Association Football. That is to say,the away goal rule comes to play after extra time...
nelyvanile
So sorry for the tripple post guys...dang phone. My apologies.
nelyvanile
Sadly gone are the days when a player in our squad would man mark michu, boulharouz marked out ronaldinho once, if not for that man michu, I'll be 100% sure we'll teach them something about football, chris foy? Haaa lord help us, I can imagine his face when he denies us a free kick, but there is something about chelsea, when the chips sre down, we show our stuff, I hope we win this and progress to the final, for all our sakes
Desmondadonis
OK nely! I think we get the point LOL!
BlueABS
Merlin is the new abramovich. Lol.
CFCTalal
Desmond , we had drogba , kalou , anelka , ballack , lampard , terry , essien , they were all fighters and gave it everything to grind out a win , we don't have a huge fighter apart from terry , maybe lamps , and the reckless(at times) irreplacable david luiz
CFCTalal
Too true Desmond and for someone like Frank, cometh the hour, cometh the man? The win always feel so much better when we come from behind.
BlueABS
If we are winning by at least 1 by H-T image pretty sure we can go on to win
Humza_96
Merlin has been sharpening the point on his wand all day!
BlueABS
1st team news Demba Ba starts for Chelsea!
pego sama
100% agree with CFCTalal.Well said.Add Cech,Cole and Carvalho also to that list.
cfc250
Team: Cech; Azpili, Ivan, Cahill, Cole; Ram, Lamps (c); Haz, Mata, Oscar; Ba. - subs: Turn, Fer, Bert, D Luiz, JT, Marin, Torres
pego sama
Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cesar, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Demba Ba.
layorh12
Line-up is out.I am fuming by not seeing Terry on the team-sheet but please avoid all the negativity.
cfc250
Swansea team: Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu
layorh12
swansea's is lined up for the counter....quite defensive...God help us.
layorh12
Chelsea XI: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Ba.
I hate CR7
our bench looks decent with Dluiz, Terry, Marin and Torres...I still feel we can nick this...i am also sure the match wont end 0-0.
layorh12
Good line up...Pretty much the same team buzzing from the Arsenal win. Ba in for Torres. Up the Chels!
nelyvanile
Hahhahahahaahh@CFCTalal. Very funny guy but @layorh12 if what posted is exactly what FV said, i dont tink he deserve to be bad. His comment re not harmless...
prince china
Hahhahahahaahh@CFCTalal. Very funny guy but @layorh12 if what posted is exactly what FV said, i dont tink he deserve to be bad. His comment re harmless...
prince china
haha. Let's hope for the best blues.
CFCTalal
Chelsea start with 11 players again, that always helps!
CobhamBlue
@prince china...one of merlin's new rules is that no true fan should wish a chelsea team looses under any circumstance which I fully support...so @fv's post was a clear violation and merlin"s subsequent act was just perfect!!!....it was done in a split second like rapture..lol.....!!
layorh12
and I hope Ivanovic does not start bursting forward like in the first leg trying to right a wrong...we need to maintain our shape and show a little patience...he is primarily a center back and should do his job...not shooting from 35 yards out..or bursting forward unnecesarily...
layorh12
Foreign Viewer isn't barred, I just objected to his negativity on the eve of kick-off!
merlin
These guys would burn out by 60th minute , same team from sunday , same team from last week ..
Don capon
@blueabs and cfctalal, to say I miss those glorious days is an understatement, we have real warriors there, their faces all granite with seriousness, with ballack having a near sneer on his face, drogba been a royal pain in the butt for defenders and between terry and ricki, oh my god, I miss those sweeet days
Desmondadonis
Hahahaha...@Layorh.
nelyvanile
Bravo merlin!!
Bizarre_Blue
@don capon, I said he'll use this same team when we played arsenal, now he did, he'll do the same against brighton or whatever their name is, I am not saying he should take this match with levity but for chrissake he should rest the players on 60th minute mark
Desmondadonis
Hahahaha...@Layorh.
nelyvanile
FV...negative? Let me guess: something about Lampard?
RadioactiveD
:) well done @merlin we do need some regulation here! no fake chelsea fans allowed!
pego sama
Yes we do not want to deal with such trifles on the eve of kick off! Desperate times call for desprate measures! I have a feeling that the end score will be 17-0 and Man UTD out of pure wetting the pants syndrome will hand us the title because they don't want to get smacked in the face fifteen times
CFCTalal
oh I kid I kid , united will will relegate themselves to the conference out of pure humiliation. COME ON YOU BLUES!
CFCTalal
Oh jeez...triple post again. Lol. My phone most be catching cold.
nelyvanile
I don't see another triple post nely. You need a new phone. I suggest the slim and sexy lumia 920. Windows Phone OS is fanstastic as I have the Lumia 800 and it works like a charm. I recommend! Back to the topic anyways sorry guys.
CFCTalal
@CFCtalal. Thanks for the suggestion mate! I'm a bit old skool and might get lost using phones like that. Lol. Sounds like a really good gadget though. Cheers mate!
nelyvanile
If terry gets to play, I think he'll score a header as usual
Desmondadonis
Good team selection imo.... Talking about burning the team out, well, we've got no other choice, this is our best eleven for now or who would you rather have in the starting line up in a must win match???....
Latunvic
Hmmm i see @layorh12....whom am i to question merlin judgement. He's the editor but thread with caution. Irrespective of the name callings & heated argument between we fans attimes, i dont think it has any effect on the VC members cus i see love in this forum after watsoever that transpired earlier maybe during match day thread or articles with diverse opinions, thats one of the reasons i love these site. I wont support the idea of bannin any VC member no matter how the person erred. I believe if not for the same love of chelseafc, the issue wont arise in the first place. I hope i didnt cross lines....i'm afraid...
prince china
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez on starting Demba Ba: "We have two strikers and we have to manage them. Fernando Torres did a great job the other day but Demba Ba has done great before. It is great that I have such quality strikers to choose from. Asked if he has considered starting both Torres and Ba, Benitez said: "Not before the game. During the game? Maybe, you never know."
merlin
I think Chelsea will win but will it be a enough to get through to the final...hope so...
Pila12
I am frickin' nervous.
CFCTalal
I'm sure Iva will be up for this one,considering his mistakes in the first leg. Reckon he gets a goal from set-piece. #Believe
nelyvanile
I'm sure Iva will be up for this one,considering his mistakes in the first leg. Reckon he gets a goal from set-piece. #Believe
nelyvanile
Chelsea! Chelsea!! Chelsea!!!
sojofjand
Good job @Merlin..... better atmosphere here today compared to the last game's level of negativity.....
Latunvic
Here we gooooo,come on lads!!!!!!
3nity
Whats wrong with Luiz??? We could really use those passes in this midfield. Come on Rami,go on and have one of those games!!!!!
3nity
@latunvic, i dont tink there's need for any negativity
prince china
OMG CHRIS FOY!!!!!
3nity
I am damn nervous!!! The swans are taking the game to us
Desmondadonis
That counter got me nervous, Oscar didn't do anything to break it from the source. Sigh if relief
sojofjand
Great save by cech
Pila12
good counter attack by swansea. most of our players were cut out of position but these are the kind of risks we need to take . Jeeeeeeeeeezzzzz.... Cech just saved our asssseeeesssssssssss
Dwonder
*sigh of relief*
sojofjand
Great defending by Azpi...top class.
nelyvanile
Iva is having one of those games tonight......Come on son,Get into it.....Get in there!!
3nity
Swanse playing as if they are the ones that are 2 goals down. We cant hold the ball to save our lives
true2blue
We need to put the ball on the ground and build up our play, we need incisive play, take on their defenders and commit them
Desmondadonis
chelsea playing like they are the ones leading 2 nil.. smh
denverblue
I would like to see us take the route1 approach...hoof it long for Ba,midfield looks crowded. Hoof it long to Ba,and make sure the trio of Mata,Hazard or Oscar wins the 2nd ball.
nelyvanile
why is chelsea trying to avoid playing the ball onthe ground through the midfield.. ***** man!
denverblue
Not watchin...relyin on your updates here
prince china
Good Lord,we are still in the dressing room. We need to really press sensibly. We arent pressing well.
3nity
Arsenal one goal down...
prince china
I would like to see us take the route1 approach...hoof it long for Ba,midfield looks crowded. Hoof it long to Ba,and make sure the trio of Mata,Hazard or Oscar wins the 2nd ball.
nelyvanile
Hazard was that a back pass or wot?
Pila12
This players are so tired I feel sorry for them, oscar, mata are lethargic and lamps too is taking it easy, comeon guys, just push on and we'll win
Desmondadonis
so close cahill
CFCTalal
i hate the way lamps and ramires are playing.. lamps it too far from ram.. and they dont have the range of passes
denverblue
wow swansea are really up for this game whereas we seem to be playing as if they gifted us two of the softest goals ever...
Gondo
We'll need divine intervention to get anything out of this match the way we are playing, just can't explain what is happening.
sojofjand
Wow lol this team of mine haha
Number#25
Common guys!! How I wish mata was stronger, his creativity alone can win us this game, all we need us that first goal and it might be a goal fest, but seriously this laudrup fella is darn good
Desmondadonis
Oscar why?
valachi
Don't like the way Lampard is playing always shying away from challenges instead keeps on looking at his back and back tracking.
sojofjand
we look as pants as arsenal did against us in the first half on sunday
Gondo
Mata has to get more of the ball.....
Latunvic
these player have no one to blame but the rass self
denverblue
If rammy's pass haven't improve all this months, I am beginning to wonder what they do in training, mata needs to impose himself on this game and rafa is the key, just speak some motivating spanish for godsake
Desmondadonis
this laudrap fella? He is regarded as one of the best to play in europe...
CFCTalal
Beginning to turn the screw
Pila12
com'on guys.... we need to take our chances......
Latunvic
what the hell oscar
CFCTalal
Oscar off Torres on.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Cole sleeping!!!!
3nity
talk about lack of intesity
CFCTalal
Someone need to tell our boys that unless the referee see blood he will not give us a foul so they should just brace and stand up to these guys.
sojofjand
Oscar needs to change with hazard in that wing with oscar in the middle, oscar is ineffective in that wing, we need a player to impose himself in that midfield, and we should know foy won't do us any favours today
Desmondadonis
rambo took the dirty route there...
CFCTalal
Damn! that was a bad tackle from Ramires...
Latunvic
We need serious width, Swansea are well organized so we crosses coming in from left, right and center. We keep going through the middle that is congested, we need width mr rafa.
Pila12
I can bet my wife on this, we can't qualify again, another trophy lost, now trying to believe what ferdinand said about chelsea. He said the only trophy we will win is the signing of oscar lol
jayb
We can win this match boys....cmon. Swansea are scared. Just get it into Ba and surround him. Lamps come closer to Rami for Gods sakes!!
3nity
God Help Ussss.
Dwonder
risky ivanovic...
CFCTalal
Cfctalal I am well aware of his playing prowess mate, his tactical nous is what I am applauding as I wasn't expecting he'll do this good a job for swansea, I thought the team will be struggling since they sold 3 of their influential players and are still playing well, I really hope fatso is watching this game and taking notes, not just pocketing!!! I want to see an obvious improvement in the 2nd half
Desmondadonis
Remove Lamps or Oscar,Put Rami to the right wing to protect a counter, and Use both strikers in the second half. Thats what id do.
3nity
This is painful to watch
true2blue
If I was Rafa i would go 2 up top and (i cant believe im saying this) put Torres up top with Ba
Ess...DaBison
we have been rubbish this half i mean i dont think we have won 1 50/50 challenge
Gondo
Ba! unlucky
The Psychic Blue l9l
come on ba...
CFCTalal
good last 2 minutes , we need a good half time team talk
CFCTalal
Ramires And Oscar off. Luiz and Fernando On.
The Psychic Blue l9l
I am disappointed with our midfield, the only spark we have there is hazard doing a decent job, mata not doing enough and oscar well oscar is just confused
Desmondadonis
We need 1 more signing. Pivot looks pi$s as ever. Benat or Banega would be good.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Desmond,Getting your players to die for you is another skill set entirely and Tubby apparently lacks it. I dont know how to win this game without Luiz to be honest.lol
3nity
I would rather put Terry or luiz upfront than torres.
Pila12
swans are not killing us but Chelsea players are killing themselves.. Lamps.. missing.. ramires.. useless.. Oscar.. missing.. my god man
denverblue
Disappointing first half, no positive.
sojofjand
Torres on??? You must be joking lol...
Tiraspol
Chris Ferking Foy is the biggest @ss going. Penalty not given. Crap both ways. He'll cost us the result today just watch! Sadly to say Williams for them MoM so far.
Bizarre_Blue
We still can win it but lampard needs to come off and maybe two strikers will be better and luiz in midfield will win all those headers and second ball. Cahill and ivanovic are a dodgy partnership. Mata is lazy
shaka09
This is one of those games where we needed all the players to work their socks off. We need a performance like we played against Napoli 2nd leg last season. So come on Chelsea, sort your shizz together.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Disappointing first half, no positive.
sojofjand
Take lampard off for luiz, we need Marin for width and we need torres to keep warming the bench.
Pila12
Lamps should go out for luiz, mata for marin perhaps for more width, there is no way we can break this resillient side without pure width and creativity, iva out for terry pls, we need his character on the pitch
Desmondadonis
God we really do miss Moses. Hazard isnt running at their full backs and thats what he really needs to do....Oscar needs to drop deep. Remove Lamps,bring Oscar deeper to play with Rami in the pivot,and use Marin for the 1st 20mins of the 2nd half. Yes,solved! lol
3nity
our game plan is ***** no width and seriously, ramires is not doing a good job in the pivot. We should bring in David Luiz and instruct Hazard and Oscar to put in first time crosses. Demba Ba is being crowded in the middle.. If we don't have a goal within ten minutes of the second half, Torres should come in for a pivot player.
Dwonder
Our midfield is ineffective. argh!
true2blue
Denver I don't see how you can be critical of Oscar? He's been great as a second striker. If he had a fraction more space then he'd have scored. Time to replace him with Torres in my eyes. Let him have this one to try and redeem himself!!
Bizarre_Blue
who are all the idiots calling for torres to come on & stink up the place you cant be serious...
Gondo
Let's see how smart Benitez is. If he doesn't make a change, then he is clearly clueless
true2blue
And its back to the drawing board once more,..... Wonder how many drawing sheets we have left?
Tugay08
Come on CFC
jollyheart Torres
This is what making two costly mistakes can result tom Ivanovic can I ask why please?
Tugay08
Guess maybe the cold is affecting our guys because I can't belief why we're playing this match with no intensity.
sojofjand
Gondo....be careful. No idiots here please!
3nity
GONDO: Why Torres on??? Because although his finishing is awful, his ability to occupy defenders is not. Him on the pitch will give Williams and Chico something different to think about and hopefully give Ba more space which he's not getting now.
Bizarre_Blue
no intensity , no urgency , they simply are not working hard enough
Don capon
By the time ba goals dry up! You guys sight will be cleared that our midfield lacks the vision to provide for strikers except mata, I busted into laughter when some guys here were suggesting oscar to mata in 10. Deluded indeed.
jayb
The blue God, we need you now! Work your miracle here tonight, please don't let another Cup ambition slip away!
Tugay08
With Ba playing the big man upfront,Torres might just benefit from that freedom. We need Marin and Luiz on though. All or nothing Rafa. We are losing anyway,why not gamble you spanish tubby?????
3nity
The only reason I would welcome lampard to sigh a contract is never to play in the pivot. We need proper DM,we need to do call Karen Brady for diame.
Pila12
By the time ba goals dry up! You guys sight will be cleared that our midfield lacks the vision to provide for strikers except mata, I busted into laughter when some guys here were suggesting oscar to mata in 10. Deluded indeed.
jayb
No changes. Rafa is as dumb as i thought. His 70min policy is what hes probably sticking to.
3nity
Expect Rafa's first substitution in the 75th min
Pila12
I actually think that Torres and Ba should have started together as this is a game when we needed to score and have nothing to preserve. We have all to lose and the coach should go for broke and put the best attacking talent he has out there.
BlueFortune
Well mata have done nothing with his creativity so far jayb, and if mata doesn't play 3 games are u saying a big club like chelsea would suffer? When did chelsea become a club that depends on only one player?
Desmondadonis
Peep the problem here. Who can replace Mata on our roster when he is too tired as we see now? Answer; no one. Who can replace Oscar on like for like on our roster when he is under performing as we witness now? Answer; no one. Point is squad depth is non existent in Chelsea presently. Theo only place we have depth is in the defence.
Tugay08
Is there anything wrong in changing that 4231? We can play 2 strikers....cant we?
prince china
If I were Benitez I would put Ivanovic up front with Ba and tell the players to hoof the balls up to them. No point in trying to play like Swansea. Get Terry/Luiz on for Lampard.
foreign_viewer
This Chubbstar hasn't changed Jack O!, Why O! Why RAFA!
Tugay08
Welcome back FV
prince china
IVANOVIC! STOP LONG BALLS FOR *****S SAKE!
The Psychic Blue l9l
When is this first Goal coming please, cos I aint convinced one Bit...... Come on HAZARD, I trust you son
Tugay08
Rafa is scared of losing here. He'd rather lose 2-0 and that shows he is a coward! Its obvious it isnt working,yet he isnt doing anything and you wonder why fans boo him???? This is a perfect example people!
3nity
Another striker needed on the pitch from what I've see so far. Mata not really seeing the ball in the second half.
had2bg
Get two big men up front. Terry used to do it under Mourinho.
foreign_viewer
We had our name on the COC ... we couldnt even win that one. European champions and we will probably go trophyless this season ..not even the lickle League Cup
Blue_Mel
@desmond, as you can see, whenever mata is off, chelsea is off automatically, that's why we still need another 10 capable of pulling the strings. I don't see oscar as 10 at all.
jayb
When the pace of the game is slow...you can usually bet Lampard is on the pitch
Blue_Mel
Depressing performance.
The Psychic Blue l9l
What in Gods name am I witnessing here, RAFA and IVANOVIC, thanks a million O!
Tugay08
prince china, I have a gag order on me. Can't type any more.
foreign_viewer
why can't Benitez make the changes now. Must he always wait until the 80th minutes mark. we just been unlucky to have dumb coaches since Mou. what exactly has Ramires done in this team today......
Dwonder
I think its time rafa rest our players since it is highly unlikely we'll score with swansea parking their yatch, he is obviously out of his depth here today, if there is no goal by the 65th minute, hazard and mata should go rest so we can still challenge in the EPL
Desmondadonis
Wow.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Quote me, Rafa wont make a change until after the 70th minute. Thats when he makes his changes no matter what is happening on the pitch.
3nity
C'mon RAFA go for it. Put both strikers on, dude in the # 8 shirt off and Oscar plays deep.
had2bg
Rafa rafa rafa rafa make some bloody changes.
Pila12
Our players are embarrassing the hell outta us, while Arsena is up 4 - 1 against the hammers, we can't even Hold on to the ball for a minute, JEEEEZZ
Tugay08
Lampard off please he's doing virtually nothing can't pass, can't mark God, Rafa please bring in Luiz for Lampard and Torres for Mata with Oscar dropping to the middle of the front three
sojofjand
Mata needs a 2 week holiday. He's knackered.
BlueABS
We need central midfielder.
The Psychic Blue l9l
He just called up David Luiz this minute. 66th minute.
3nity
There's only one di mateo, one di mateo, one di mateeeeeeeeeoooo, there's only one di mateo!!!!
Ess...DaBison
I Finally give up, iv thrown in the towel. With RAFA at the Helm of affairs here, we might as well chunk it up and be gone. I guess Marco Marterazzi was right, RAFA is indeed the Shiettiest manager ever.
Tugay08
And a sub at last! But it's a defender for defender?
The Psychic Blue l9l
Rafa is watching a different game to the one im watching
Blue_Mel
And Rafa does a shocker!!!
3nity
Take off lampard and bring on mar in we need to throw the kitchen sink at them
Pila12
Rafa is just clueless
true2blue
Rafa is definitely not a good coach, we need a goal and he's removing Ivanovic for Luiz??? CFC is in trouble.
sojofjand
we need goals and rafa swaps defenders
Blue_Mel
Rafa is just clueless
true2blue
So wait, we spend 80m on creative players, yet we STILL PLAY *****IN LONG BALLS??????? EXPLAIN THAT SHIZZ.
The Psychic Blue l9l
*****in hate pointless long balls.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Rafa has lost the plot, thank you roman for making us look like *****
Pila12
we need movement and pace in Midfield and he brings in David Luiz for Ivanovic who has not really been bad. Haaaaaa!!!!! Clap for yourself Roman.... you certainly got a better coach than RDM.
Dwonder
Guyys, why bother ur self? This match is already lost at stamford bridge, am surprised some still put their hope in this match.
jayb
And they call me deluded when I say this rafa here is no better than rdm, we need to change something in this game, not just sit and chew regurgitated cud!!!!
Desmondadonis
how can you need two goals in 15mins and still have a striker on the bench???????? The swansea goal keeper just made one save in the 2nd half.
Dwonder
STOP THOSE LONG BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Psychic Blue l9l
hahahahah @Mq thinks Rafa is better than RDM hahahahaha...OMFG
Ess...DaBison
Torres to come on with 5 mins to go...just watch
Blue_Mel
Don't you guys think that RAFA came to Chelsea for the sole purpose of Sabotaging our Cup ambitions? Two Cups that could have been won with the easiest of Ease, gone in the twinkle of an eye under his regime, isn't that enough for ponder?
Tugay08
I think Torres's problem with our midfield is now very clear... Hazard, Oscar and Mata dwell on the ball too much.
Dwonder
Wait for it lads,Torres just got up......lmao 75minute!
3nity
Tugay.... Ive been thinking the same thing
Blue_Mel
The striker....BAAA has to be SEARCHING for the ball.....lol. With "top quality" midfielders on show...chief of them is the captain..LOL
had2bg
Guys off topic...FrLamp tweeted: "I left VC because it became a ***** place. I seriously dont want to leave Twitter but it's becoming a more sofisticated VC actually." Lolz....pls someone should recommmend him to another site where everything runs smoothly as he so much desire. I dont think he's been missed here cus i never notice until now......@FV at least you'll start watchin what you type onwards...
prince china
LFC's special agent rafa Benitez.
Pila12
WOW HAZARD WTF????????????????????
Tiraspol
the season is lost people... When will you all get over it
Gondo
Wow!!!! Chris Foy!!! WOW!!!!!
3nity
hazard got a red , unnecessary from him though finally he will get some rest
Don capon
Now the press will have a field day with hazard's act which was born out of frustration, I am disappionted rafa made us stoop this low, I am ashamed for the moron that plaqued us with this liverpool rejects
Desmondadonis
Red card Hazard.
The Psychic Blue l9l
Shambles
Pila12
red card for kicking a ball boy, lmao wow :x
Tiraspol
* French
Blue_Mel
there is a precedent to this hazard incident ...coincidentally it involvedanother certain rench man .. CANTONA and a kungfu kick to one of the crowd. I bet Hazard dosnt get treated so leniently
Blue_Mel
That is feckin disgusting from Eden
CalculatedKalou
I really dislike these "one match on, one match off" displays we have been putting lately.
Tugay08
He practically left marin to rot on the bench and is depending on individual brilliance of mazacar to win, jesus, I feel like punching the morons that call rafa a tactical coach, sweet jesus
Desmondadonis
A moment of madness from Hazard there. He shouldn't have kicked the boy. inspite of the boy's best effort not to do his job which is to release the ball.
Dwonder
LAMPARD OFF CLEARLY !!!! WHY OSCAR...The kid was CLEARLY holding up the ball...
had2bg
I feel for Hazard here. He kicked the ball boy out of frustration nothing else. Hope he does not get a lengthy ban.
Keyser Soze
i have not been impressed by any of the chelsea players today.. they didnt want it.. they though it woulf be given to them .. Hazard ahould be ashamed of himself.. has not justfied his 32 mil price take.. PS only buy DMs and defenders fromthe french league
denverblue
That doesn't give him the excuse to do that, I'm ashamed.
CalculatedKalou
Hazard did nothing wrong in my opinion. That silly ball boy was actually trying to run down the time being his team playing. He was on the ball and wouldnt get off it!!!!! Hazard kicked the ball out and picked it up. Typical kid acting like he was kicked and why did Foy send Hazard off???? This game is just shocking. Chris foy says Hazard used violent force on a ''match official'' hence the sending off.
3nity
oops my bad - Belgian
Blue_Mel
LOL Bertrand for Ashley Cole. What a tactical masterclass by tubby. Roman are you watching?
Keyser Soze
Someone please explain the "leadership on the pitch" theory.
foreign_viewer
Omg are we defending a lead or we need a goal, rafa is the worst manager Chelsea manager ever even worse than felipe scolari
Pila12
another competition goes down the drain!
Ess...DaBison
Im gna find tht ballboy and give him something to fkin cry about lol
Humza_96
On the upside Hazard will be on the bench for a minimum of 3 matches forcing Rafa to either play Marin or buy another winger. Stupid Coach, Arrogant/Unwise owner.
Dwonder
And our only player on the night has left the field in embarrassing fashion. What a rollercoaster season we are having. Roman must be having nightmares week in week out.
Tugay08
I'm not necessarily defending hazard about kicking the boy, but if the boy had done his job without trying to waist time, and had simply given the ball to Eden, the whole situation would have never happened
bleedblueSTL
Jose Mourinho to come back next season. Rafa back to being jobless. Only Mourinho can save us now.
The Psychic Blue l9l
waste*
bleedblueSTL
rafa is at fault for sure but wat about the effort from the team...Being a must win match, i don't see the effort from team...Another trophy gone out of ur hands...So only one trophy left ....FA cup....We have no chance to win pemier league
Chelseaforlife567
Please blame this poor performance on Torres. Mtcheww
RomansArmy
We don't have a coach, a team is 2 goals down and we need to score and win and our so called tactical genius subs in 2 defenders??? OMG I feel like throwing up, he sits there on the bench and doesn't even know what to do to change a game??? I think to keep my BP good I need to stop watching this clown mess up my belove team for some times.
sojofjand
And now u see y i wanted hulk. a winger that can get goals out of nothing nd someone that actually knows how to cross. ffs even Moses would do
Humza_96
Do you guys think anyone else can handle this club's managerial position than Mourinho? For me he is the guy. No one else. He can handle our psycho owner.
Keyser Soze
What a fecking awful game... Hazard is peace of crap for kicking the boy.. Ivanovich did a good job by his wasteful passes... In general it just wasnt meant to be our season this year..... Cause we don't have our talisman Drogba anymore. Its simple...
Prettyguy
2moro headlines: FA to swoop on chelsea as hazard faces lengthy ban for kicking a ball boy despite apologiesin after the game last night; chelsea ouster from COC
prince china
Lamps and ramires really don't work together. mikel is better with ramires
Humza_96
Well,Swansea is gonna win the league cup for sure and deservedly so. Rafa lost it at Stamford Bridge. Do you blame those fans who have gone out to Wales,braved the freezing temperatures, for booing Rafa at the end of this match???? I wish i could get close to Rafa on that touch line.....................
3nity
i was thinking the season would end soon , but no it is just January .. guys we have a long way to go and yet after what happened today we still wana loan out marin . stupid
Don capon
Torres might actually have done something given more than 10mins
Humza_96
In a way I am happy that, we are having a ***** of a season. Roman needs to realize how foolishly he has behaved in the past. It could be good for club's long term future.
Keyser Soze
With two easy cups gone, RAFA's next objective is to kick us out of a top 4 finish and out of the FA cup. Well done Roman, I dare you to Appoint Rafa as our full time Manager, do it and see us relegated.
Tugay08
The better team has won over both legs!!!! No doubt!
3nity
Rafa is not a risk taker,120mins of football no goal against Swansea. P45 ready at the end of the season.
Pila12
Now , anyone wants to argue against Mourinho arriving?
Blue_Mel
Well done Swansea, hope you go on and win it.
Pila12
*apologising*
prince china
Hazard might face criminal charges there, and the possibility of additional 3/4 games suspension... The press will make a field day with the story, and make cfc and hazard the enemies of football once again... how nice lol, oh well best team won: http://i.imgur.com/ly6SchY.png ...:D Swanse's WHOLE TEAM COSTED 17M, 1/3 of Torres LOL LMAO ROFL, IF JM doesn't come in the summer i want Laudrup...
Tiraspol
Mix26, he did not kick the boy, he kicked the ball. The kid was behaving smart and wasting time. Remove your tinted glass you will see the obvious.
Keyser Soze
Thank you Roman. Hope you enjoyed the game as much as we did..
Dwonder
Well at least mq will realise tubby is not the man for us. That's what abramovich deserved, he can't be gettn away with it every time. Patience is the key, to me, we created our downfall when we showed mourinho the door. W.A.P
jayb
Cba to talk about this my ultimate team needs work. Hazard is at least useful there.
Humza_96
Copied from the much more intelligent forum- I enjoy seeing Chelsea win, but I won't abandon a "no child kicking" policy to enjoy it. Shame on me for watching the rest of the match. I've tried very hard to understand what is going on this season, but its starting to seem like I'm better off elsewhere. This has nothing to do with the muppet in charge of the team, this has to do with what I saw today. I'm embarrassed that such a tool can get paid for wearing the same shirt that I received as a Christmas gift from my wife. Disgusting.....
rslack
Why is it when we put 10 men behind the ball we are anti football . But when fkin swansea and qpr do it they are fkin heroes?
Humza_96
Next formation for rafa is cech,cole,cahill,iva,cesar,rammy,lampard,mata,oscar,marin and ba, hazard won't be there because of the red card, and at a point the moronic coach won't have any other option than to play marin. Karma is a bitch, we sowed the seed of this game when we packed the bus against barca. rafa wow applaudise
Desmondadonis
Once again, the gods spread cheeks and ram cock in @ss. Loooool!!!
Tugay08
Well it was ivanovic not Rafa that let us down but you ve to ask why does lampard play 90min, he was rubbish today and as for mata lazy as always and why on earth we have a LB replacement when need goals? Rafa is not acting alone but the whole coaching staff is clueless. JT was made for these occasions
shaka09
Absolute scumish behaviour by Hazard.
meee93
Good Lord, we are a real jekyll & hyde side at the moment. Really poor on desire and quality tonight.
BlueABS
I think the days of chelsea winning these type of game are long gone when drogba left. We are opposite of man utd. There's a big difference between winnin from two goals down comfortably & strugglin to score
prince china
My God......Expect the press and the spineless fa to twist in the knife over that Hazard incident. I cant even start to imagine what the headlines are gonna be like. Weve given the british media something to go on with. Expect them to write to the kid's parents to press charges. Expect claims of briken ribs and all sorts of psychological problems. God!
3nity
Tugay08- Awesome @ss ramming reference, I'd say something clever if it were an insult. Go support Arsenal on your own.
rslack
Hazard is going to get a real taste of the Chelsea hating gutter press tomorrow. Watch them ensure he gets a lengthy ban.
BlueABS
I agree with Keyser Soze, I dont believe Hazard was trying to kick they boy but to get the ball loose because the little sh** was wasting time and ignoring his job
bleedblueSTL
I think the days of chelsea winning these type of game are long gone when drogba left. We are opposite of man utd. There's a big difference between winnin from two goals down comfortably & strugglin to score
prince china
Well Roman must understand, if you just spend money and have short term manager, you will never get beautiful football...See swansea, they played better footall...was comfortable in possesion....You need to give time to manager to build a team to play beautiful football...Nw the problem is we are struck with a crap manager, unbalanced squad and clueless board..This is really crap
Chelseaforlife567
if we can't score against Swansea in two matches we're shagg3d
dickturpin
Our fecking midfield can not create some good chances. That's why Torres has been struggling. Hope u all saw how useless Demba ba was today? That's what happens to a striker when the midfield is not working. The entire team is average. Simple.
RomansArmy
I'm at work and missed the second half--just saw Hazard's kick. How disappointing. I don't doubt the boy made a meal of it, but you simply can't do what Hazard did. No excuses. He'll get a long ban and, well, maybe we'll see more of Marin after all. What a circus this season has become.
RadioactiveD
WTF? The commentators didnt mention once that hazard went to kick the ball out from under the ballboy and struck him also. They were making it seem like he kicked the boy. Hes going to be out for a while now, at least 3 games - obvious - but maybe more.
Mia Maynard
It's easier to portray Hazard as a villain here. That the media would do their best to get Hazard win the antagonist award.
Keyser Soze
Thank God torres didn't start, at least you all cried for BA, what has he done? Am not even slating him, but our link up play to striker is ******** slow, what we can do to redeem that is to make us of width more often than this, that's why its obvious we are missing moses, and at least we will have to see marin now, that hazard have raked up suspensions
jayb
harzard is the new and improved cantona...but the little boy kinda shined us on methinks....still exceedingly dumb of harzard...oh yeah....thanks roman...the grotesque gaffer must be smiling as he further derails all of rdm's good work. anyway at least my country won in da afcon today.
Gian-Franco/Luca
There's no clever way to spin it. Hazard's intent, whether malicious or not, isn't relevant. He kicked a ball boy. No need for that. You can rip the ball from his hands and you won't provoke a reaction like that--not from the boy, certainly not from the ref. Utter stupidity on his part.
RadioactiveD
worst season under roman
dickturpin
I hate nothing more than fans (who call themselves fans), like Pila12, who hopes a team who just beat us in the semifinal wins the final. And about the ball boy, Hazard kicked the ball. You can see clearly that the ball goes out from under the ball boy from the Hazard kick
keka
Wait, torres kicked the ball boy! why was hazard banned?cant torres take the ban instead?
Mia Maynard
Swansea was not the better team. In the first leg we should and deserved to win around 5-0 but we gave them 2 gifts and the linesman dissalowed Bas goal. In this 2nd leg we should have had a penalty in the first few minutes which Lampard would´ve scored, moments like these change games, we would have gone on to win the tie if we had that penalty but chris freak supports all the teams that play against us. This is the most luckiest tie win that have ever happened. They are only through to the final because of our mistakes, you can basically say that we knocked ourselves. The better team did not go through NO WAY!! They played with 14 players on the pitch including the ballboy cause obviously chris freak considers him as player, since when does a player get red card for kicking the ball while a little looser is trying to **** the ball. We deserved to be in the final but i hope bradford beat swanugly in the final
TafChels
I cannot believe there are people here defending Hazard's actions. A disgrace. I see Chelsea twittter account has came out defending him too. Disgrace of a club.
meee93
http://i.minus.com/ibuvvmVAeLL4x6.gif Look Hazard kickes the ball!
Lakupiippu
You may have cool name Keyser, but it doesn't make you less of an ass. Last time I kicked a kid, it ended poorly. Oh wait, I didn't kick the kid because that would be asinine. I'm not 22 anymore, but having made it past that particular year I can certainly say that I didn't make the mistake of kicking a kid out of frustration at that age. Disgusting....
rslack
Pila is no Chelsea fan he should go and support some ugly looser team like himself
TafChels
meee93 you can clearly see that hazard kicked the ball u ideot
TafChels
Well the way I look at it is that Swansea deserved to go through. Hazard's sending off was justified but he was procedures not only by the chubby ball boy but also the fact that the ref was incapable of controlling the clock. The keeper was time wasting by up to 10 seconds at a time. Davies kicked the ball away without reprimand and we should have got a pen for Ba in the first half. Bad performance by the ref and our lads couldn't get it done against a very well organised defense. I'd say our best bet this season is to get third and let everything else go. Rafa can leave in May and we get Jose back in June. Depressingly night
Bizarre_Blue
Baby kicker!!!! Thats the headline! Im not picking up a paper tomorrow. Dont worry people,we dont need to keep stating the obvious. Rafa knows he is leaving im sure.....He is simply just experimenting and enjoying his time.
3nity
rslack, what are you blabbering about? Go get some sleep.
Keyser Soze
And once again, our midfield is ******** poor. There's too much burden on mata, and another problem of ours is, we are over expecting from this guys, we shot ourselves at the foot by some decisions made by the board, e.g, sale of meierelss, loan of essien, de bruyne for what? To use bertrand or what? We got what we deserved.
jayb
Onto the fa cup and Europa league wingers
Humza_96
Hazard will probably be off for 10 games just cause the FA hates us and it was a "little boy" ...I mean Hazard really picked on someone his own size literally...but I see nothing wrong with what he did...unlucky to him...as for the game, let's not be too harsh, deep down we always knew we were out since the 21st of Nov 2012 19: 50pm....oh well...all I can do now is hope for pre season so we can start fresh
Number#25
Give lampard 4 years contract. He Is Mr Chelsea
blueblood4life
What's the reason behind Lampard playing week in week out under Tubby? Oh......maybe to ease pressure on him from the fans?
valachi
And the headlines are out in force already. Trust them when it comes to Chelsea. Newsnow is full.
3nity
i said this this and am gona say again...demba ba will be lucky to hit the cross bar with our trio ..the supply is weak...torres will do well if he moves on ...mata is not a match winner ,its hard for him wen we depend on him because he is avaerage ..him oscar and hazard...good playes perfom and rise to big games
trygunes
Lol: Warning! Chelsea may be HAZARDOUS to your kids ;) Eden should never of done that, but if he was going off for it, I do wish it had been a harder kick. More deserving of the red then
Bizarre_Blue
Swansea deserve a massive fine over there ballboys behaviour ,any of you think Hazard actually kicked that little ***** are wrong . Hazard should not have gotten involved but i've never seen such bad sportsmanship in all my life . It was disgraceful from Swansea City FC . They clearly told there ballboys to waste time . We were pretty poor but that ballboy incident has boiled my blood . The media and public will have a field day with Hazard now . I dont care what any of you say ,that was bloody disgraceful from that ballboy .end of
zolaisalegend
Finally i feel sorry for Torres, all this while we have been dissing him, not knowing the real problem is the service from the midfield players. With MAZACAR all Hogging the ball to themselves whenever they get it, do you know how many runs Torres would have made (expecting service) in vain, even in training? So I guess he has chosen not to run anymore, clearly today, we saw the same happen to Demba Ba. These creative midfielders are not creating Sheit at all, they are frustrating our strikers period.
Tugay08
@TafChels. How embarrassing. He has just kicked a kid. And your evidence to defend him? A slow motion of the kid being kicked.
meee93
****! https://mobile.twitter.com/CHARLIEM0RGAN
Lakupiippu
OUT OF 7 POSSIBLE TROPHIES TO PLAY FOR, WE ONLY HAVE FA CUP LEFT... :(
Tiraspol
Thankyou rslack, finally someone who agrees with me!
CalculatedKalou
guys read this. Seems they found the ball boys twitter account as well.lol http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/eden-hazard-sent-off-trying-kick-ball-free-214559711--sow.html?
3nity
that "kid" was my age, 4 years younger than hazard and tweeted that he was going to time waste. feel free to insert your own profanity into this comment wherever you feel fit.
blueirishman
Hazard kicked the ball but the flow through caught the lad in the ribs.he made the most of it and then Hazard got sent off. It was the constant time wasting not actioned by the ref that led to this, but that's no excuse. Hazard deserved red even though I feel he was justified in what he did.
Bizarre_Blue
Meeee93 . Take your blinkers off ,man . You can clearly see the ball come out the other side . Your a fool . What in gods name is the ballboy doin holdin onto the ball like that in the first place ??? Clearly disgraceful tactics from Swansea now go away
zolaisalegend
Regardless of how slow the ball boy was to get off the ball, first of all Hazard shouldn't have been anywhere near the ball. Secondly he was bending down to pick the ball up and gets pushed over, of course he's going to fall over! In any other work place, if a kid gets pushed and kicked, they will be punished severely and will most likely loose their job. A disgrace.
meee93
Swansea didnt deserve to go through THEY DID NOTHING. WE GAVE THEM TWO GOALS, HAD A GOAL DISSALLOWED, SHOULD HAVE HAD A PENALTY AND MISSED SSOOOOOOO MANY CHANCES IN THE FIRST LEG, we knocked ourselves out, swansugly did noting absolutely SO PLEASE STOP SAYING THEY DESERVED TO GO THROUGH IT MAKES ME SICK!!!!!!!!
TafChels
the time wasting was deliberate, the ball boy himself tweeted it 4 hrs before the match
jay-cisc
Ball boy on twitter: "The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting".
foreign_viewer
That boy is heavy. He made a real drama of it. FA should deal it sensibly.
Keyser Soze
Meeee93 ,have a look at other players twitter reaction to that ballboy and there all saying the same thing THAT THE BALLBOY WAS A DISGRACE
zolaisalegend
meee93 please go support swansea. IF HAZARD KICKED THE DISGUSTING LOOSER KID THEN HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT THE BALL POPS RIGHT UP WHEN HAZARD KICKS HOW HOW HOW HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BY THE WAY THE STUPID LOOSER KID HAS JUST ADMITTED HIMSELF ON HIS TWITTER THAT HE WAS TRYING TO WASTE TIME AND YOU ARE DEFENDING , YOU MAKE SOO SICK meee93 GO SUPPORT ANOTHER TEAM YOU COW!
TafChels
oh dear lord. A kid jokes about time wasting to his mates before being able to ball boy for his team, so that makes it acceptable to push and them kick him. Oh right.
meee93
@keka they were the better side over 2legs..120mins of football. They play good football mate and they deserve to be in the final. Forgotten about sportsmanship
Pila12
Keyser- Very mature comments, almost mature enough to know that it is wrong to kick a ball boy.....
rslack
swansea will loose in the final
TafChels
HE KICKED THE BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
EVEN PAT NEVIN HAS BEEN SAYING ON CHELSEA TV THAT HAZARD KICKED THE BALL meee39 ohhh DUK OFF!!
TafChels
seriosly rafa was that your best shot???
BluesInMe
And that guy got almost 40,000 followers in an hour. He could not thank Hazard enough.
Keyser Soze
Pls it will terrible if we say hazard is justified, every kid have their own follies, hazard was fighting a lost cause, if it was ur kid or ur brother would u be happy? Its just like raping a girl and the offender protesting that he did it bcos of the revealing cloth she wore, its not justified in my own opinion and the card should stand, I'll be disappointed if we appeal it as a club
Desmondadonis
rslack, get over it. No one is saying what Hazard did was right. It was a soft kick. It would not even hurt a chic. You getting too sentimental for a 18 year old well built guy.
Keyser Soze
@Desmondadonis "it's just like raping a girl...." need i say anymore?
blueirishman
Desmondadonis, oh come on mate, you are comparing a soft kick to rape. What happened to the good old people here. Benitez has fecked everyone up.
Keyser Soze
Keyser- Since when did it become acceptable to kick kids because they'd (reportedly) get twitter followers. Another great display of maturity.
rslack
Rafa out now, absolutely clueless. People having a go at Hazard need to get a grip, he didnt kick him, he was gettin the ball back to get the game restarted. That kid should get a stadium ban, just jumped on the ball and lied on it, at least Hazard showed some urgency.
european_champions
LMFAO @ "the king of Ball Boys is back" like its an Ambition/Achievement on his part. Shocking though Hazard, hope Chelsea doesn't have to Punish Hazard as well (forced by the FA and Chelsea hate mob).
Tugay08
Desmond you're comparing that to rape?? Seriously man there's overreacting and then there's overreacting. Hazard kicked the ball but the follow through hurt the kids ribs. Justified actions given the blatant time wasting but his actions also generate a red card. He got what he deserved with the card, and the kids got what he deserved for trying to cheat. Balance of the universe restored without anyone getting raped!!
Bizarre_Blue
Its like raping a girl Desmond ???? Are you FOR REAL MAN ??? Thats the worst and most inappropriate comparison i've ever heard .
zolaisalegend
Don't read "compare to rape" read his whole comment. What are yous, Daily Mail journalists?
meee93
we desperately need one or two more out and out wingers........ why these things always happen when MOSES is not on the pitch ??....... WE NEED WINGERS !
The Persian
What kinda drama queens are on this site, do ye think that kid was hurt, he was playing up, no wonder our game is the way it is now with ye drama queens, Hazard was rong but cumon, compare it to rape? sickenin
european_champions
Keyser- Yeah, someone on twitter claims to be the person that was kicked by Hazard and I'm in the wrong. Let's (for armaments sake) say that the ball boy was the person you describe. Was Hazard justified in kicking him? Not by any rule book I've seen. Last time I checked, kicking someone- or even at someone- wasn't a good way to help your team. It's a good way to get a card, but certainly not something you do to win a match. The discussion doesn't really need to go any further, that's how damn right I am.
rslack
rslack, talking about maturity, you started name calling. I have not used any foul language on you.
Keyser Soze
As I said, u were justifying hazard's kick bcos they were wasting time, then I asked if we can absolve a rapist of his crime bcos the lady wore a revealing cloth, what I am trying to say is that the more we keep saying hazard is justified then other fans and the world will continue calling us thugs, on no account should u kick a kid
Desmondadonis
How pathetic it is @desmond to compare what hazard did to raping a girl.Your comment is inappropriate and i advice that you mind what you are typing next.
sunnymakcres
*arguments sake
rslack
He's not a kid, he is 17yrs old.
Pila12
Don't turn ur frustrations on me guys, what hazard did was wrong, and if he really wants to take the next step in his career, he should find a good PR person that will help him clear the air, or else he won't be looked favourably on by the football world except by cfc fans
Desmondadonis
Keyser- where exactly did I step over the line of saying that it is wrong to kick children, and start name calling?
rslack
Very very bad comparison ....
ZeeNut
"that's how damn right I am." That is your opinion, not fact. But, I do agree discussion stops now. You are too hurt. To ease your pain watch the size of the kid. Further ease your pain watch the kick, it was soft. Enough said.
Keyser Soze
Hazard was rong but cumon this is ridiculous, he didnt even deserve a red, that kid was a drama queen, I hav a 3 year old and if he acted like that Id be ashamed, I supose what can you expect when ur watchin these guys rollin round every time they're touched
european_champions
@sunnymakcres. Read his whole comment to see what he's actually comparing it to. Rather than see 'rape' and then post nonsense
meee93
Now just bring in Mou. The press loves to hate him, His profile simply suits Chelsea. No matter how hard we try,the fact that Roman is rich is enough reason for that hatred. This season is really over and we only need to fight hard to stay third. Rafa shouldnt waste any energy in Europe,he cant win a thing. Skysports just said and i quote,He appeared to kick the ball from underneath the boy!!!! They also confirmed that the South Wales police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident!!!! Oh dear Chelsea!
3nity
My word! VC members here are really going at each other here.... Mr. Merlin, Mr. Merrrrrliiiiiin. I think this is the appropriate time to let that Golden Axe you've been polishing all morning, to swing and let heads roll. And if ur Axe don't work, I can lend you my trusted Sabar.
Tugay08
http://i.imgur.com/Sqw5Eje.png LMAO AHAHAHHAHAHHA
Tiraspol
@sunnymacres, if you are not too drunk, u'll understand that a crime is a crime no matter what u say, u'll be punished for it, u are supporting hazard's action because he is one of our own, my comparisons is to tell u that no matter what, u cant justify that, now his acts will make him miss games, he'll be fined, our already thin squad will be stretched and all for what? A lost cause
Desmondadonis
rslack, read your 1st comment directed towards me, you would get what referred to. Anyways its 4 AM here. I am off to bed. Benitez's sacking news tomorrow would ease my pain considerably. Wishful thinking.
Keyser Soze
WTF kicking a kid? Are you *****in crazy? Hazard is a joker, a funny fellow and he thought, since he appears to be like a prankster, he could kick the ball out from under the ballboy but a part of his leg struck the fellow who made a big *****in meal out of it. If it is violent conduct - it shouldnt be i feel, but he did touch him - then a 3 game ban is jusitified.
Mia Maynard
Enuf bout that obese child, we have big problems in this club, Rafa needs to go, that team tonite wernt motivated. He played brazils playmaker and our best passer of a ball on the left wing, our defence kept pumpin long balls coz no1 was showin for the ball, Lamps spent most of the game playin off ba when we needed him deep and Rafas subs wer embarrasin. Get him out now
european_champions
Tiraspol, that was hilarious.
Keyser Soze
Its a controversy that ought to be avoided, his emotions got the better of him, we'll be in the press till next season again, I just hope it doesn't affect our season again
Desmondadonis
Surely its the right time to start protestin on matchdays to get Benitez, its the only way to save this season
european_champions
@Tiraspol, Can Torres for Pete's sake hit anything at all these days? Everything is a MISS when he's involved. LMFAO...... Fecking Hilarious there Mate.
Tugay08
He shouldn't have tried to kick the ball out of the boy, he had the right to do it but it wasn't the best idea..... It's a case of stimulus and response, the best thing to do at that moment is calm down....I won't blame him too much though, everyone of us have a tendency to react wrongly to stimulus... The FA will deal with that, the main problem is the fact that our Hazard-Oscar-Mata combo finds it difficult to create space.... Those always demanding for MAZACAR combo can at least see today that it makes us a bit choked up, this combo is what got RDM the sack... This is why I honestly hope we can get a new winger as we need width badly more than anything else.... Marin, to me is not ready yet for the rigors of EPL....
Latunvic
when has chelseafc not been the hate of the press or the guys behind the ball rules.
sunnymakcres
Keyser- I guess I should apologize for calling you an ass for condoning Hazards actions. We're both lucky that I'm not Hazard and you aren't within kicking distance.... But thanks for showing me how to take the high road.
rslack
That's right ya'll, Kiss and make up, Ok.
Tugay08
Whats wrong Tugay? Not enough innuendo for your sodomy comments? Cheer up, you'll get plenty tonight without our help.
rslack
This is ridiculous, you can clearly see he went to get the ball from under him, this sort of thing happens all the time on the pitch, just because its a ball boy everyone is up in arms, the boy is 17 years old and I am sure he considers himself a man... It's not like he's a 12 year old kid, yes the "kick" was mistimed but everyone can see that his only intention was to get the game going again. He got the ball and unluckily followed through a bit, it seems the ball boy has been taking lessons from the Louis Suarez school of diving. As for the game itself, We as a club should be ashamed of that performance, no penetration from the pivot, no movement in the middle, nothing to note in attack, Swansea just sat back and soaked up the pressure, we seriously need to consider changing the formation, it doesn't work in the premiership when teams sit back and defend, we have absolutely no end product and are crying out for a central midfielder who can dictate games and unlock these tight defences, we also need an intelligent striker who can play on the last line and make runs to pull the defenders apart, we say that the three hold on to the ball too long but what do the strikers offer, generally there is nothing ever on for them to make that killer pass, we're too static in our play and not intelligent enough to counteract that. Roman needs a rethink now, Rafa is clueless, Mourinho would've made a change in the first half as soon as he saw something wasn't going to plan, were far to predictable and it's easy for teams to just sit back and hit our defence on the counter attack.
Splint1976
Every professional footbaler is tweeting in hazards defence right now and some of you supposed chelsea fans feel he deserves his suspension ??? Your a joke ! This whole mess is a joke . This site boils my blood , two faced "fans" all over it ....
ZolaIsALegend
Just because loads of people defend your stance doesn't make you right. If it did the Earth would revolve around the sun, as opposed to the other way around. Call me whatever the hell you like, it doesn't change the fact that that Hazard deserved a red. The official's job is to make sure that the players abide by clearly defined rules- Hazard didn't, and received the appropriate result. If you don't like the repercussions find fault with the guilty party- not the refs or the fans who don't think that the incident deserves a pass because the player was wearing blue. The only joke comes your own comments.
rslack
No one condones what Hazard did but if the kid does his job properly we would not be discussing this furthermore the kid was boasting about time wasting on twitter before the match so he knew exactly what he was doing. If he was my kid I would be embarrassed!
Anarchy
Am already bored about this hazard argument. Instead of us analysing our holes in the team, we are busy debating on already spit milk. Smh.....
jayb
We have been talking about the holes since the beginning of the year and it has brought us nothing at all, this holes that we talk about have made some fans call other fans deluded and saying repitive things that are obvious, if u scroll up, u'll see where I wrote that by the 65th minute if we are not a goal up, that we should withdraw both hazard and mata to rest them because it is obvious that we won't break this team no matter how hard we try to, if mata wasn't playing well, rafa's job was to remove him, push oscar to the middle and refrain lamps surge forward, with marin and hazard giving us width, lamps should have been removed in the 70th minute for luiz and iva for terry, terry with his character might just be the tonic we need in a set piece situation to nod in a goal, rafa is very clueless to say the least and I am just dismayed that u guys haven't noticed all this while
Desmondadonis
we love you hazard!
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