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Match Day Moments - Brentford (a)

Is anyone else out there a touch nervous?

Is there anyone else out there that fears Chelsea could be, embarrassingly, knocked out of the FA Cup this lunchtime, by Brentford, in a season that has become synonymous with upsets?

I sincerely hope not but after a night of torrential rain the Grifffin Park pitch is going to be a great leveller.

Chelsea will be hoping to continue their defence of the famous old trophy and ease into the last sixteen but our West London rivals will have other ideas.

As usual we are running one of our famous Match Day Moments threads, a thread in which we`ll encourage sensible comments from our readership about the starting eleven Rafa has selected and the action as it unfurls and also the aftermath of what will either be a Chelsea win or another day for the under-dog.

So why not join us, bit please keep the flow of comments civilised.




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2013

Time: 10:12AM

Your Comments

Tubby, I hop you are allright...could see you've been talking to the press a lot lately...please shut it and do what you are being paid to do for just 6 months...all the best chelsea....all the best.
layorh12
We cannot achieve anything with Rafa guys, stop bothering yourselves and raising your hope. Less you become like the Gunners. 6years at Liverpool.....1 CL, 1 Super Cup and 1 FA. All between 2004-06 possibly with Gerrald Hulier's (whatever the name is) team.
elemzy
hopefully the team finds some strength within itself and win this...go chelsea...
layorh12
This has the potential to be a banana skin, but we'll be fine. Easy win. Trust me :-)
djdutts
Potential banana slip for rafa. With the squad depth problems facing chelsea, rafa may need to rotate and experiment with his lineup and tactics... He may choose to start both Torres and Ba and switch formation to 442. Oscar and ramires as central midfielders while any 2 of mata/marin/bertrand on the wings. Lamps need some rest so he can start against reading. Even mata is suppose to sit this one out but i no rafa would always play him.
Chelz Akamz
Piazon was a sub vs Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. Why is he on loan?
foreign_viewer
if we cant rest mata in this match than i say we are doomed.
Blue India
what time is the match in india. Cricket on star sports and tennis on espn.
Blue India
Marin is staring, George Saville and JT in the squad as well as Benayoun. According to Chelsea TV....
layorh12
Well if you're lucky enough to gtet a ticket for the Brentford game,do let them know we are 'Champions of Europe'. Small west london club...lol Come on you blues
nelyvanile
No matter what assurance rafa might think he has got from roman and emenalo, if he should lose today then it would only be a matter of days before we have a 3rd manager of the season. They are not even showing any sign of backing him with the 2signings he is asked for. And honestly it would be unfair for them not to back him with atleast one more player to add to the signing of Ba considering the injuries, afcon and fatigue that have affected the squad.
Chelz Akamz
Turnbull, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Marko Marin, Oscar, Bertrand, Fernando Torres Subs: Hilario, Juan Mata, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Ba, Benayoun, Ake
Blu
and that is a fully stretched squad there....chelsea all the way...carefree!!!...asides ake, no single pivot player on the bench...its not possiible for us not to make signings in this window....impossible...
layorh12
I am *****ed. First off we are playing a first choice back 6 (actually because our squad is thin) and secondly they are showing the australian open and the india england game IN TWO *****IN LANGUAGES ON TWO *****IN CHANNELS on tv. And i want to watch.
Mia Maynard
i dont understand why they need to show the match on 2 channels
Blue India
anything less than a massive win and rafa should be out (IMHO)
Blue_Mel
and india lost
Blue India
and joker serving for the set
Blue India
and joker wins the set. Yaay!
Blue India
The joker is starting Torres over Ba .... Who would have thought Rafa and Torres were best buddies? lol
Blue_Mel
Lampard starting ... watch forthe slow pace to the game
Blue_Mel
Morning all, what formation are we playing?? I cancelled sky and espn....really sad now as cant watch the match. till more pub money now :)
Clingy
When is it starting? In naija?......I hope we win and the lads give a good account of themselves.....KTBFFVH!!!
Desmondadonis
Its good to have JT back guys
BluesInMe
@Des its starting NOW!
Blue_Mel
Desmond, it's a 12 pm kick off here in the UK
CalculatedKalou
they can easily show the match on star now that cricket is over and india lost.
Blue India
Brentford manager Uwe Rosler: "We don't look so much forward, we are concentrating on the game and keeping focus on this and what we plan to do. The pitch is good for us, I'm not so sure it is for Chelsea. There was a lot of rain last night and we have to adapt but it will be more of a problem for Chelsea as they will have a lot of the ball. "Chelsea have brought a strong team but I don't think it is so much about us I think it is about Chelsea realising they need to play a strong team to stay in the competition, because they will want to win titles."
merlin
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez: "For us every game is important. This one is a cup competition and we will try to win. "I think the game is good for John Terry's return, he needed to play some games and today is a great opportunity. Everybody knows his character and his team-mates have a lot of respect for him, so it is positive for us. "We have had a lot of games so today Petr Cech has a small niggle so we have to be careful. Hopefully it is nothing long-term."
merlin
Why is Bertrand playing? Why not rest Cole then? What is this?
foreign_viewer
Why is Bertrand playing? Why not rest Cole then? What is this?
foreign_viewer
Ferguson reckons Phil Jones is better than Terry http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11661/8446069
Blue_Mel
If Brentford get at us toda, we'll be in trouble on that sandy pitch!
merlin
Our transition from defence is still slow
BluesInMe
We ve got to show character to win this one I guess
BluesInMe
Why da hell are they booing john terry? Did he shag their wives?? Lol
Chelz Akamz
Wow marin geting a taste of hard football. Brentford tackle quite strong
BluesInMe
There you go. Turdball again.
foreign_viewer
Omg terry just passed back and turnbull grabbed d ball. Its indirect freekick against chelsea in d box
BluesInMe
The TV coverage of this game is so poor,and the stadium too. I dont like it whenever Bertie starts on the wings. And feck!! Why that back pass JT?
Ohans
Guys our main problem is our setup on d pitch. Players are not always available to receive passes
BluesInMe
Stupid manager playing two LBs against Brentford.
foreign_viewer
I dont know why but we are just everywhere. No understanding what so ever in the play.
Ohans
Guys our main problem is our setup on the pitch. Players not always available to receive passes. Our attacking third needs to drop down a bit
BluesInMe
How can the FA allow a pict that is so crappy to host an official game? It is disgusting
Desmondadonis
Ramires needs a break.
foreign_viewer
No depth at all, how Iva, Ramires, Lampard and Cole are expected to do this is ridiculous.
CalculatedKalou
Terry is being very stupid with back passes
cfctoruletheworld
The whole team is playing the same way, so I won't even single out any criticism for now, we are playing like a team from the 3rd tier
Desmondadonis
Lets have Ba on
Blue_Mel
Marin look out of sorts,dont seem to know where his legs are.
Ohans
and joker wins in some style:-)
Blue India
I dont know what team Marin is playing for
cfctoruletheworld
Is this football pitch? Not even rugby is played in such a bad pitch
valachi
@ohans the whole team is playiing sheit, oscar, lamps, and marin being the bigges culprits, I won't even waste my breath, when we are playing against a team in a field that looks like a damn park
Desmondadonis
We can't even breakdown a league 1 team...how pathetic. The midfield sucks...
lamarochs
Desmond, that's what all pictches are like are this level trust me, especially in the winter.
CalculatedKalou
@ohans, Marin has defended well but hasn't made much contributions going fwd reason being is Chelsea persist with attacking on the left side. Lampard is guilty of that. Other than that we look not interested and not ambitious enough.
shaka09
It becomes even worse playing without a striker and a dried up player in the midfield.
Ohans
Not only this guys are playing to score,they're playing to win.
valachi
The pitch looks like a mud pile and i do think it is affecting our boys but my goodness this is a very poor display. The Brentford side looks like a set of amatuers but overall they are playing better than we are. If we can escape from here with a draw we can then replay them at Stamford Bridge and be able to play up to our standards and put them away. I seriously fear for us if we concede a goal here because i dont remember us even getting one shot on goal so far.
GabeU
The only time we look like building an attack is when Oscar drops deep, he should swap Lampard and Oscar because frankly Lamps and Rami dont work well together in the pivot.
Anarchy
Classic English pitch right here, personally I love it but I know others do hate it!
CalculatedKalou
Well deserved lead for the home side there
valachi
Ramires really suffer alot in that midfield...does the marking alone. Serious,our costly assembled team looks below average against a very cheap side. Now we are behind!
Ohans
We have conceded..this is bad..very very bad. Oh my goodness.
GabeU
@gabeu......You Jinxed it :-( welllllll
Desmondadonis
Well deserved lead for the home side there
valachi
There you go, Lampard can't control the midfield vs Brentford and now loses the ball for their goal.
foreign_viewer
hahaha. And rafa wants permanent job.
Blue India
Benitez for tubby of the year
trublues
Lampard gave it away...we have the worst midfield..it is truly a joke.
lamarochs
Benitez for coach of the year
trublues
I won't blame anyone , I'll just blame the pitch.. Rafa should have fielded the youth team, that would have saved us any form of embarassment
Desmondadonis
Is it not important we point out who caused us that goal?? So much for Legend obsession.
Ohans
Brentford......Brentford lol....how far have we fallen....seems the bubble really has burst. End of an era lads. hard to stay positive. WE climbed to some pretty fantastic heights but I see an ominous future ahead....dark days coming
Clingy
The legend gifted them that goal....I hope it does turn out to be Ivanovic vs Swansea show
valachi
it is better we start with 9 players in the second half.... torres and lanpard OUT
cfctoruletheworld
You're fools for complaining about the pitch, if you think that Brentford are gonna play right into our hands with a tiki taka smooth pitch then you're deluded.
CalculatedKalou
Brentford know who the weak point of the team is. He is dragging the team down to his level. Get Ba and Benayoun on.
foreign_viewer
Very very awful display from the lads, horrible!
RayBell
@lamarochs, it is not lamps fault, he wanted to place a pass on the counter and a player blocked it... Mata??? Is rafa serious? Are we going to play all our stars to beat a brenford side? Irrespective of the blimey pitch!
Desmondadonis
It is scary and people have said it before..it appears we are unable to play anything useful unless Mata is on the pitch. I am sad to say this but for us to pull this out of the fire Rafa will have to bring on our big guns. Mata and Ba have to be brought in. We can afford to lose this game..the psychologic blow it will deal our young players they may not recover from for the rest of the season.
GabeU
What was that?.......................Marin had a stinker, he did not take on a single player, what waste of money, without Rami we would have conceded more. The whole team played ****.
B2K420
Guys is the transfer window still open?
Clingy
Brentford are playing superb on this pitch so there's no excuse for us. We should have played the likes of Paulo, Ba and Benayoun.
CalculatedKalou
*doesn't*
valachi
Rafa has to be the worst manager ever. I'm so disappointed with how this season has turned out and I don't see it getting better. Once we get thrashed by Prague in the Europa League, maybe then Roman will realize he has failed with this project and Rafa has to go....
Blue in Colorado
Berty & Iva think for 3 hours before putting a cross in, our crossing in general and on set plays have been seriously ****. We are so slow, pivot is ****, Torres as always is ****.
B2K420
@desmond. What weed are u smoking. We are champions of europe. We should win this easily even with so many absentees
Blue India
I meant "we cant afford to lose this match"
GabeU
I guess the players want tubby out too!
dickturpin
Well 1-0 down to a League one side can't believe it we are shocking whats worse on our side of things is we have that crappy Spaniard playing.
Elbowz
This is as bad as it gets. Did we even have a shot on goal. And as we all said yesterday there is no depth. Look at how poor the bench is. What's sad is I don't see us scoring. Don't even look like we have a goal in our bag today. All the players who went out on loan could've been getting valuable experience. This is hard to watch
Pantera98
Errrr, the pitch was awful and that's why we played badly? Chelsea players only know one way to play and don't adapt quickly and can't detect a side's weakness. Lamps and Ryan should not come back frm HT with yossi and mata and play a different system. I hate this 4231 business.
shaka09
I truely cannot wait for this season to be over, whether we finish trophyless or out of the top four. Let's just have a fresh start next season and learn from all our mistakes.
Tugay08
Can someone explain why the fuick we havent bought any players this transfer window, apparently newcastle is putting in a cheeky 12 mil bid for bony....why the fuick are we content with mediocrity......3 fecking days left......thats it...and then we suffer big time over the coming months....i just cant understand why we are so shiut all the time in all areas of our club....dissapointing
Clingy
it would be best if rafa was sacked, in case we lose this game as well. there is nothing that has changed since he replaced diMatteo. look at the line-up it seems only players out of form or without any confidence can play this game. come on you blues, whatever happens
HaraldBlue
Not a single shot on goal, not even one. Against a third tier team. Unbelievable. Now rafa d gaffer would through mata in the second half confirming an already known fact that we are now a one-man team that cant play without mata. A mata that is increasingly getting fatigued and exhausted. Things are now really getting worse.
Chelz Akamz
Tubbys mistakes ... Lampard starts, Torres starts
Blue_Mel
He should have played a depleted side, most of this players are tired, there is no way they can do anything with this game, mata won't play well either, marin is the weakest player on the pitch, oscar just trying with one pass, the whole team are confused, I am befuddled myself!!!!
Desmondadonis
No complain guys.... Some here have been calling for Marin, thank God we have him playing today... I said it that from what I have seen from Marin, he won't make any difference in our team and we should not expect anything much from him, at least not for now, but some feel he is the saviour we need in our attack.... Some also asked that we drop Mata for this game, I said it yesterday that we are useless without Mata, so seeing the line up I'm not surprised we are one goal behind..... Let's just hope for the best guys!
Latunvic
Stop moaning,you spoilt brats.This is a period of transition.No Mata,please.Let Oscar and Marin get playing time even if we lose.
cfc250
If we loose this game it will be the bigges emr tfrasement of our history. We are the european champions and we loose to a league 1team? Please Chelsea i beg you please win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
office banter could be a problem tomorrow guys!
dickturpin
If someone were to turn round and say the entire roster apart from mata, the hot physio and the tea lady have all been let go...i honestly think I would have no objections. Fire the board, the manager, the owner, the players, the fans, and just start again. lol we are rotten to the core, everything is a disaster. turning this off and going to go spend time with my family, such a waste of time
Clingy
I dont know why people are so blinded by obsession that they cannot see why we play crappy footie with a poor midfield. How long are we going to hang on to the past? Lamps doesnt have the power to control midfields,not anymore,yet he wants to play every game and some people dont see anything wrong with that. Two 'leaders' have been terrible today! How can u lead when u r terrible yourself. Lamps,truth be told,has been horrible,. Not just today against this mediocre team,but in all games. Am getting tired of this,seriously. And pls Rafa get that girl in 9 off the pitch,we can afford to lose against this side without a fight. Their pitch is a factor but then we can match them up if we want to.
Ohans
Roman out!
Lakupiippu
lets think of some positives.....
dickturpin
how much more evidence do u guys need to be convinced that the season is lost... This is embarrassing to say the least
Gondo
I honestly dont want a replay. We either win or lose. WTF. Cos there is honestly no need to keep piling the fixtures and giving ourselves hope while putting our league form in jeopardy only to be booted out in the quarter or semi-final.
Chelz Akamz
But one player will not be subbed and he is pretty awful and Torres needs a mate upfront
shaka09
@GabeU you are exactly right no mata team is crap. Torres is the absolute worst cant even make runs and get open against brentford are u kidding me. I was watching Javier Hernandez yesterday and I noticed that he is continually moving in the box and doesn't stand still for a second. Right then I thought to myself that all Torres does is stand still in the box he doesn't move. Whatever I just don't know what else to say its rubbish
Pantera98
What a joke of a manager will play a LB as a winger when you are playing against a two-tiers-lower side.Marin can play in only one position and it is as an inverted winger on the left hand side.He is useless on the right as he is in the centre,where he amazingly plays for the time being,leaving space to Ivanovic to cross the ball,which lead to nothing dangerous in front of Bradford's goal.But I suppose that Tubby is the mastermind behind this tactical piece of brilliance.It is a paradox that we bought technically gifted midgets who are supposed to dominate possession and at the same time the humble team of Brendford has more possession on the ball than we do! We clearly lack any idea how to attack and I believe that the goals we score are more of a coincidence than something we have actually tried and tested on the training ground.
Simeon23
Cancel loans for Lukaku, De Bruyne and Josh. Bring them back immediately.
foreign_viewer
maybe brentford embarrasses us then roman fires tubby... I could live with that. Where are all the idiots who were trumpeting tubby as a tactical genius hahahahahahaha
Gondo
Lamps off for Benayoun,Torres off for Ba and we get something out of this.
Ohans
MATA on.. this is a joke so the team cant be a third tier team.
cfctoruletheworld
Why is Bertrand still on the left wing? Is he still marking Walcott?
foreign_viewer
If mata gets a knock or any injury in this game with hazard out, then I'll say it will be a miracle if we make top 6
Desmondadonis
Unbelievable he took off Marin for mata. Why not take of Bertrand do we really need a left back on the wing against brentford
Pantera98
Thanks roman for sacking Rdm and your fetish for barcelona football. Thanks for letting go of Drogba, carvahlo, ballack, kalou,
Lakupiippu
truth hurts.even if u block my post.lamps is no first team player.
mzee69
Benitez is losing games on purpose. He hates Chelsea. He know he's not getting the job anyway.
foreign_viewer
ok some live football now on in india. espn
Blue India
Ivanovic, Lampard and Torres. These three.
foreign_viewer
If brentford wins will fans still attend games to view crap, well money buys comfort, or relief from economic meltdown, but the chelsea team is no comfort to watch, no relief and are definately in meltdown.
trublues
Very poor from the whole team in first half! Marin i doubt has ever seen a pitch like this before and cahill just looks awful like turnbull! Its the same old situation,team turns up and expects to win as there the champions of europe! Usless. And why are we playing 2 LB's at brentford? Baffling.
Dave-David
our players seem weak
bleetoe
@simeone, tell them pls, kindly hammer it in their brain, if mata gets injured in this game with the way that ref is officiating and not cautioning the brents then may God save us
Desmondadonis
poor freekick by lampard
Blue India
mata should have come on bertrand not marin , pure retardation
CFCTalal
"they build you up to let you down." it's coming back lads...
CFCTalal
INTERROGATIVE FORM: We ARE the 'big' club here, aren't we? Are WE the premier league club here? DO we have the character to come back?STATEMENT/ASSERTIVE FORM: We ARE a one-man team...no Mata, no result! EXCLAMMATORY FORM: We really DO suck sometimes!!!!!!
Squig
@dave-david, I am of the opinion that marin haven't seen a pitch like this too, it is very convenient for fans to single marin out for blame and leave out the whole team, the whole setup sucks,.... Oscar for u a fine strike
Desmondadonis
united played last week without rooney against spurs. This is shameful if we cant play a team like brentford without mata.
Blue India
Brilliant goal from Oscar there
valachi
OSCAR.. WHY???? .... RAFA OUT!!!!!
Blue in Colorado
OSCAR.. WHY???? .... RAFA OUT!!!!!
Blue in Colorado
oscar
Blue India
thank you oscar!!!!
bleetoe
Mata on the pitch we look like a different team.great goal by Oscar now how about 10 more
Pantera98
Com'on Chelsea..... let's go chelsea..... com'on we can do it..... 1-1 great goal by Oscar....
Latunvic
Oscar has replaced Lampard in this team.
foreign_viewer
What a goal by Oscar,just on his own,love that.
Ohans
Oscarrrrr good boiiiii
BluesInMe
good tackle by lampard
Blue India
oscar finally gets a goal
CFCTalal
Thank goodness..equalizer from Oscar. My goodness i am so relieved..this is what happens the moment Mata comes in..Guys if in the next three days we dont break the bank to get Willian and Fellaini at the very least then our decision makers are true numpties. We desperately need reinforcements and right now we have absolutely noone who can give mata the chance to rest by doing a half decent shift as a back up..Willian would be that player.
GabeU
Is it a coincidence that we are playing better since Mata came in??
Ohans
it's not Mata that made the difference, the pitch on the side Chelsea are attacking is much better now, hence the better link-up play
keka
In my country here we play ball on concrete, and worst fields, so cfc have no excuse, they are profesionals paid to represent our team, in better and in worse till (rafa) do, us part, what is worse physical stoke or crap brentford and ancient pitch make ur choice no excuse. Its a ******** disgrace.
trublues
You all can bash me all you want but if faling monumentally means Roman will finally come to his senses and fire rafa (then stop meddling with club affairs) then I hope we fail big time.
Blue in Colorado
Mata sub has change the game tho. So wat happens if we don't av mata to play
BluesInMe
Nice tackle from super frankie
djangbahevans
If no Mata then we are buggered..
B2K420
For me oscar is the difference, he is everywhere and doing a better job this 2nd half
Desmondadonis
what was that john terry?
bleetoe
Nice shot from oscar
BluesInMe
Put ba on and lets play rugby.!
trublues
Why are u guys complaining, I thought most of you said it's fine we lose this game and focus on EPL..... Just enjoy the game and stop complaining.... There is no complaint u make that is new anymore..... we've heard it over and over again......
Latunvic
The pitch is soooooooooo bad..just take a good look at it
valachi
WHY IS BA ON THE BENCH... What kinda manager do we have? Can't this guy use his brain?
Blue in Colorado
bertrand spends most of the time BALL watching
Blue India
Turnbull just leave
CalculatedKalou
Imagine this kind of field we are playing on with snow or rain.! Loll
trublues
another trophy gone
Blue India
Time to release Turnbull.
foreign_viewer
penalty against us..can this get any worse?
GabeU
******** sickening
Pantera98
that was a poor penalty. It should have been saved
Blue India
Turnbull is 2 years overdue being released
Blue_Mel
Didnt I say we needed a good back up keeper???
Blue_Mel
season over then....
Blue in Colorado
It was a DIVE dammit
ZeeNut
ogod.....
CFCTalal
and Ba still on the bench
Blue_Mel
and there standing in the dugout is your master tactician
Blue_Mel
This is sardonic. I don't knw why benitez can't just change to keep up our tempo. GOD help us mates
BluesInMe
DEMBA BA DEMBA BA.. If you want to win a game, you'ld think the first player you'ld bring on would be your best striker but no... not rafa... I wonder how the fans haven't mobbed him yet at the bridge. i'ld love to slap him for that plastic comment. now everyone calls us plastic cuz of him. I HATE him.
Blue in Colorado
Lakupiippu OUT! Are u crazy?!
foreign_viewer
Complains! Complains!! and Complains!!!
Ken4CFC
Wow
valachi
Rafa your being sackind in the morning ..no wait, we have to wait for JM
Blue_Mel
oh now we're losing and rafa wants to bring on Ba...? I swear if we win this game and Ba scores the winner, I'll be ******** *****ed.
Blue in Colorado
and they said rdm was bad. We fought against spurs united munich and barcelona. Both matches against united this season were bloodbaths
Blue India
Ba will come on with 5 mins to go
Blue_Mel
foreign_viewer I should ask the same question to you
Lakupiippu
Rafa is not good at all. He leaves a useless striker in the field till the 80th minutes. And he is bring on a defender to avoid us conceeding goals,he wants to defend a 1 goal deficit...lol!
Ohans
JOSE MOURIHNO PLEASE JUST LEAVE MADRID PLEASE I'M CRYING
CFCTalal
wtf! azpi for Iva...? This guy Rafa really wants us to go down as a club. This isn't a manager... this is a damager.... He has destroyed us 100%.
Blue in Colorado
Defenders to blame on the brentfod 2nd goal
ZeeNut
bring on ba
Blue India
Why is Rafa bringing on Cesar when we are 2-1 down..Ba needs to be brought on immediately.
GabeU
hahahahhahahahaha @Mq thinks tubby is a better manager than RDM hahaha....what a moron!
Ess...DaBison
And PVA scores for vittesse
Ken4CFC
we re looking for goals and tubby bring on a defender... hmmmm coach my foot
cfctoruletheworld
Playing two LBs vs Brentford is worth the sack on it's own.
foreign_viewer
AZPILICUETA SERIOUSLY?
CFCTalal
RDM WOULD HAVE WON AGAINST BRENTFORD QPR AND WEST HAM
CFCTalal
and fulham
CFCTalal
I hate to be critical but Bertrand and Marin were really poor today. in retrospect neither merited inclusion in this game. We have 10 minutes ..Thank goodness El nino saves our faces..assist by Ba!!
GabeU
We really should get Craig Gordon
Humza_96
Ba superb assist !!
ZeeNut
Oh S*** Torres scores
B2K420
Torress !!!!!
ZeeNut
Torres finally. One more goal plssss
BluesInMe
Yes........... 2-2....... com'on chelsea..... we can do this.........
Latunvic
And Torres scores for chelsea
Ken4CFC
Torres just saved Rafa. Ba with an assist.
foreign_viewer
Nice goal by torres and great linkup from ba, sighs...
Desmondadonis
Can people now see what i have been saying for months that we need to be playing multiple striker formations more frequently? This is something that City and ManU have figured out years ago and yet we only seem to do it when we are in a mess. For Goodness sake, board get us a third striker so we have more options.
GabeU
Torres scores... Ba assists. Rafa saved by the hair again... Can we please stone him during the next game we play at home...?
Blue in Colorado
Nice Torres goal,Demba Ba impact.
Ohans
YES TORRES YOU HAVE REDEEMED YOURSELF FOR 1 day
CFCTalal
Ba assist
meloxy14
Swap Bertrand for Shaw. He will never be a great player.
foreign_viewer
has anyone seen Lampard play a worse game for Chelsea?
keka
Can some of you just shut up..... you want Ba to start every match? you same lot complaining now said Ba should be rested for EPL games now you're complaining about Torres..... What sort of humans are you people.....
Latunvic
*sighs* Tubby just makes me sick... I hardly watch games lately cuz my gf cant stand me losing my fu*king mind ova tubby n lady9...
DonDhammih
so close lampard
CFCTalal
I know he is not match fit yet but JT has looked very tentative out there..as for Turnbull its not like several of us have not been saying for months that we dont have a credible back up no 2 goalie. If we can just escape today i hope our board would have seen the obvious problems and try and do something about them in the remaining days we have in the transfer window.
GabeU
Now, Rafa's next target is the Europa cup and champions league spot. He's gonna see how he can kick us out of those cups too. I told you guy that he is on a mission, (secret Agent Chubbstar). Even Roman has given up on our season already and that's why he isn't going to buy or recall a soul this transfer window, its as good as Shut for Chelsea FC. As much as I would Really want to, i would not support the sacking of Benitez now, let him see out his contract as i fear sacking him wouldn't change a thing and may even put us in an even tighter situation
Tugay08
excellent vision by oscar
Blue India
If that was chelsea that would've been a handball penalty and a straight red
Pantera98
Its like the whole referring association is lined up against us..that was a blatant hand ball in the box against Brentford and the ref just conviniently becomes blind.
GabeU
that was a handball. Clear as day light
Blue India
I am sincerely hoping the board would just try and buy 2 players irrespective of who will be our coach next season and have pity on the fans that spend their hard earned money to go watch crap after crap
Desmondadonis
CLEAR PENALTY FOKING DISGUSTING REF CLEAR AS LIGHT IT WAS A PENALTY WHAT FOKING DISGUSTING CHEATER FOK HIM
TafChels
My verdict... our season will become worse if we keep Rafa as the manager.
Blue in Colorado
THE REF IS A DISGUSTING LOOSER IT WAS A PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
TafChels
We escaped..thank goodness..i know we dont exactly need more matches added to an already congested match schedule but i will take it any day. We will hammer these guys at the Stamford Bridge. Rafa wont make the mistake of playing Bertrand, Marin and Turnbull in the replay..we dodged a huge bullet here today. Bye guys..i am fo to church.
GabeU
English refs are all jerks. How come we weren't awarded that penalty for an obvious handball. That should have been our winner. All the same,its not a bad result and Rafa's late changes bailed him out. Now let them come over to stamford bridge,the field will be so muddy.
Ohans
Whew dat was One hell of a game. Have got to give it to the goals we scored tho TERRIFIC
BluesInMe
Stupid fans screaming about the penalty.... when we should have buried the game a long time ago.You guys always find excuse for failure; it was a penalty (yes) but t would have been extremely harsh in the circumstances. The referee did the right thing. Rafa does not deserve any favors.
Blue in Colorado
IF BRENTFORD GOT A PENALTY FOR DIVING HOW COME WE DONT GET A PENALTY FOR A CLEAR HANDBALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH FOK OFFF U DISGUSTING LOOSER REF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TafChels
I have a half assed theory, I suppose our board (including emenalo) are waiting to see if nigeria will qualify or not from their group, if nigeria qualifies, maybe they would understand that reinforcement aint coming and buy one or two players
Desmondadonis
How many passes did Torres receive today? And why is the supply drying up? Lamps needs to play 45minutes and that's it, he is not a central midfielder.
shaka09
Another game in an already congested fixtures.
blue5
Whaoooo... I'm just glad we didn't lose....
Latunvic
BRENTFORD WILL GET RUINED AT STAMFORD BRIDGE WE WILL GIVE THEM A HUMILIATION THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.
TafChels
Sentiments will destroy the club. From Roman to the fans. Your sentiments are dragging the team to draws with Brentford.
foreign_viewer
The team didn't show up ready to play today and that is the managers fault...Also with Bertrand on the wing with Torres and Ramires/Lampard...did anyone not anticipate a poor showing? Its like playing with no CF or any midfield then add a defender playing the wing...Did anyone really expect any offense from this line-up? Why not play Bertrand at LB and let Cole have a rest? I feel for Marco Marin as this game pretty much proves to me that he is not physically able to play English football...wow...I want to know who was the person that recommended that we buy this guy??? THat guy needs to be fired...I am not hating on Marin, but he is not physically capable to play English football and it is another perfect example of this organizations lack of competence...
lamarochs
Blue in Colorado SHUT THE FOK UP WILL YA. THE REFS JOB IS TO JUDGE WHETHER ITS A PENALTY OR NOT WHICH IT CLEAR WAS NOT TO JUDGE WHETHER ITS TOO HARSH OR NOT. UR THE WHOS STUPID
TafChels
haha! @GabeU, some people here will still demand that Rafa should play Marin, Bertrand, Turnbull, etc.... even in EPL games
Latunvic
TafChels... Get Rafa's dick outta your mouth then maybe i'll hear you properly
Blue in Colorado
Marin played **** cause we put him on the right wing whereas he is a left winger that is why he didn't take on any players. We need to put him on his correct position and give him a chance again. Berty I don't know what to say he can't replace Cole.
B2K420
Rafa wanted to show the board that our 2nd team or bench is ****, Rafa proved to the board, hopefully we shall sign some Quality players.
B2K420
as poor as ever, can't believe what i just witness
chelsea44
blue in Colorado UR THE ONE WHOS SUKING HIS DIK AND UR SOOO FOKING BLIND NOT TO SEE THE REAL PICTURE SERIOUSLY GO FOK URSELF AND WHILE UR AT IT GO SUK THE REFS DIK TOO
TafChels
@lamarochs...we bought Marin and loaned out KDB.....ROTFLMAO....!!!
layorh12
@B2k420 if that player replaces lampard as of tomorrow it would be fantastic signing.
shaka09
What did the whole team do today? The whole first half was sheit, the whole team played crap, oscar was the only one that tried a bit, the whole team Is playing sheit and u lot are singling out a player to blame, it is pathetic the bias way we talk of football in here, the pitch is the worst ever we have played in and rafa had to wait till the 81st minute to bring on the remaining subs. Sighs, if not for the clueless boards who loaned out our players, we shouldn't play players like oscar, mata and the likes of cole in this game
Desmondadonis
our pivot problem still exists and without mikel to calm things down and hold possesion we we shiiiiit thruout the game. We clearly need a very good DLP to free lampard from. The pivot and play him in his natural role when we need goals. Lastly, I was happy to see demba and torres together on the pitch and actually create something together. Also I will not judge marin with this encounter. He is a finnesse player and the horrible pitch did not help his cause. I say we get him against brentford at the bridge on a far better turf. It is also obvious that like last season, Mata is the most important player we have. The team's confidence went sky high immediately he was subbed on which shows that the team is more comfortable with him the no 10 role than oscar who I feel should be redeployed into the pivot. Also let's say the truth. The pitch was very bad and affected our game.Let us at em' at the bridge and I can guarantee their manager won't be soo cocky.
Dwonder
This really talks about our team depth and quality of fringe players...Marin, Bertand and turnbull had the chaces and they couldn't take the oppurtunity....As for bertand, he is a left back and not a midfielder or a winger and shud be played there..i don't see him to be our future leftback by playing hime in midfield/wings...We are really lacking in number and are not even considering benayoun who is back after loan...he is a decent player and can be used as backup....Thankgod Rafa introduced Ba around 80 minues...He is so reluctant to play 2 strikers...Once Ba was introduced, Torres had freedom and he was able to make some impact... I am not defending him, but to get some thing out of him it may be better we play with another striker.....A far s midfield is considered, we hav only lams and ramiries, we don't have a choice eventhough they are not playing well together...Well with matches coming in every 3 days, tiredness cannot be a excuse, players need to step up...As for Rafa, hope he is not given permamnent job, tat wud be tragedy....
Chelseaforlife567
Marin isn't as bad as you think.It is normal for him not to be in perfect condition as he had started 1 single game prior to the Brentford match.And am seething with anger over the way BeneathUS manages the club-even the cleaning personnel has a more accurate concept of football than this FSW.
Simeon23
I'm for two strikers from the start. Ba and Torres linked well I thought in the few chances they had to do so.
Carvalho
I can now enjoy some laughs,we didnt lose against this tiny side,would of been embarrasing.
Ohans
@dwonder... thanks for making some sensible and costructual comment. really appreciate that mate.. otherwise there is lot of negativity on this site.. goal conceded.. Manager OUT... and goal scored.. still MANAGER OUT because it was talent of the player that prevailed rather than the manager.. actually its correct.. but isn't it the mistake of some one that we concede??? and oh yes.. WE DESERVE BENITEZ.. because we once had a great manager young and upcoming who is doing well now for tottenham.. he also has tatctical awareness.. hence tottenham are doing well.. aren't they?? but our disgracefull legends fu(ked him so hard that he had to leave.. and i will personally blame it on lampard for us to loose him.. and since then i have lost lots of respect for him.. so i am totally with club on their decision to not to give him the new deal.. because removing these legends will give new manager an air to breathe.. part of this poisioned challice belongs to them....
ChampionBlue
he went out of fa cup today with tottenham, by your logic your post hath been rendered redundant. ^
arbor9
On the brighter Part Of things, both liverPool and totenham crashed out Of the fa cup today to non PL sídes. I am convinced brentford will have their assses floged on the Bridge.
Dwonder
@Dwonder: Only if we play our best team and play not like we did in the first half against them.
B2K420
 

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