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Fed Up!

Fed Up!

2-0 up in the last 5 minutes of a game!

The old Chelsea would never have surrendered 2 goals in the last 5 minutes. Maybe Norwich, or Spurs but never Chelsea.

Where's that firepower?

Where's that spirit?

What's going wrong?

Our defence is strong. Our attackers are dynamic. Our forwards are improving. So what are we lacking?

Who can we blame for this recent slump of form?

The players?

The manager?

Or our own owner?

I really don't know the answer as yet, but you can tell we`re missing a link. Some things not right, were not clicking as a unit. So where do we go from here?

Are we destined for failure, or is it onwards and upwards?

I may be fed up, but I haven't given up in Chelsea. All I know is that some thing`s not right. And it must be fixed sooner rather than later.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday January 31 2013
Time: 4:42PM


Any reasonable manager would have brought Terry on after Reading scored their first goal. The idea is to waste a minute or two and bolster the defence. But Rafa merely replaced Torres with Ba and the defence failed to clear their lines and look what happened.
Blue Day
31/01/2013 16:58:00
Fire power is on the bench. Spirt left with Ballack, Drogba, Essien and, etc. What's wrong? Got rid of too many CM's, fired RDM, have got Rafa in charge. To find out where it really went wrong, we failed to build a new team after being knocked out the champions league by Inter. It's 4/5 years too late. Who's to blame? Everyone, including the fans, though I do also understand the boo's, especially when your paying money to support a club that's not listening. In short, sacking Mourinho, not backing Carlo with money from the start and then sacking him ruthlessly, wasting youth, wasting money on 2 has-been forwards, not signing Aguero for £10m less than Torres, singing AVB one season too soon, sacking AVB too soon, releasing too many CM's, Lukaku, Courtois, De Bruyne, sacking RDM, and, finally!!! Hiring Rafa!!!! All we had to do was buy Modric and Fellaini - we would of had the best pivot in the league.
31/01/2013 17:01:00
roman is maybe fed up with the ungreatful funs chanting.if he wont buy this january,expect the worst in future.unless the oldguard is removed no good player will come,and also good manager.
31/01/2013 17:14:00
"the defence failed to clear their lines"................therein lies the problem, our defenders are playing poorly, they should know not to leave three people unmarked at the back post in the last ten minutes of the game. Most who subscribe here will of course blame Rafa, however it is my view that he can work only with the materials provided and he has been dealt a poor hand as this must be the most understrength Chelsea squad since Abramovic took over. We should have been moving forward after the win in Munich, instead we have concentrated on dumping older players and bringing in youths who have little idea of how to play in the premiership, this has resulted in a weak midfield which can’t win the ball back when lost and that is putting pressure on the defenders as they play with their backs to the wall most of the time. For the life of me I cannot see the point in Hazard who is just another Joe Cole and brings nothing to the side in the way of teamwork and I think Oscar has potential but he is much too lightweight yet for this league. Quite where we go this season with the personnel we have I don’t know, I suspect a finish of around 6th will be the best we can do. It will be a tough job for whoever comes in.
31/01/2013 17:15:00
meen i will think about all these and guage my depressive levels when i can safely conclude we are not making additions this transfer window...for now I am waiting and hoping....against hope...Lord have mercy.
31/01/2013 17:18:00
lool @ layorh...Lord have mercy indeed
31/01/2013 17:27:00
@Aslaram.......Who are you mate? Great insight into the whole issue.
31/01/2013 17:32:00
So Ranners, top, international defenders (who were immovable rocks just a few months ago as we won the CL on the basis of our defence) are suddenly a shambles and it has nothing whatsoever to do with the Manager? So what does a Manager do then?
31/01/2013 17:33:00
roman is maybe fed up with the ungreatful funs chanting.if he wont buy this january,expect the worst in future.unless the oldguard is removed no good player will come,and also good manager.
31/01/2013 17:40:00
Chelsea these days have concentration lapses in every game. sadly this time we thought the game was won. That first goal although a well worked goal should never have been conceded. Both CB's were sleeping and reacted very late to that through ball. Amzingly the second goal was awful as reading had 3 unmarked players on the far post. Where was the defense? Blame Rafa all you want this was down to the players.
31/01/2013 17:51:00
Nice article sir. I am also at a loss here. Clearly the club needs a reboot like a frozen PC ..the problem is if we do nothing in this transfer window and change nothing from what we are doing presently i really fear we may end up out of top 4 by seasons end and then we will understand how Liverpool ended up where they are today. I agree with Layorh12..Lord have mercy on us..weve got problems but i dont know where to start as regards trying to steady the ship enough to get us safely to May ending without a shipwreck.
31/01/2013 18:02:00
Breaking news: According to FA....QPR will be starting their own premier league from next season...Because they way they are going... till the transfer ends they would have signed each and every player from the planet.." so FA will be facing big competetion from QPR next season..
31/01/2013 18:18:00
*insert Fed Up by DJhaled* LOL
31/01/2013 18:32:00
The problem is not rafa's alone, the players have to take a share of the blame as aslaram said and as spanishblue said too, how come defenders who are the best in europe last season become this *****ty? Offcourse we can't say it is due to old age is it? There is really something going on in the dressing room for awhile now, it seem to me that the players have lost their spirit for now, gone are the days when cahill will make terry esque blocks and when luiz would intercept passes like ricky did, its such a distant memory now and this ***** also started since we started playing the damn pivot formation
31/01/2013 19:13:00
31/01/2013 20:38:00
why fat f*** brought on ba instead of terry is beyond me
31/01/2013 21:15:00
Willian goes to anzhi!!!!! WTF is wrong with this brazilian players? I agree we didn't bid for him this window but cmmon anzhi? For someone who wants to earn a spot in the selecao
31/01/2013 21:21:00
Definitely a difficult time to be a chelsea for yesterday,that was a game we could have won even without a coach to tell the players what to do.we squandered very good chances to increase our lead,the coach made a (ba)d sub,terry was a better choice than demba at that moment,then ultimately the defenders let the whole team down with their shambolic display in the last 7min..we can blame rafa for all we want but the players have got a fair share of the blame
31/01/2013 21:28:00
Before the window opened we were linked with practically every player but the news seem to disappear in recent weeks,and here am i hopin and wishin we get a player or 2 before the window shuts but its lookin more and more unlikely as the clock tickdown..what a transfer deadline day without a chelsea business imo...
31/01/2013 21:43:00
I believe we shouldnt be adopting this 4-2-3-1 against every team. There are some factors we have to consider before deciding the formation to go with. This factors should bother mostly around the opponents approach and style. This formation like we all know has not favoured us against teams that seat deep and hit on counter and fast flank attacking. That is why i think another carefully tot out shape,that puts into consideration the kind of players we have and the style of our opponents ,should be established.
31/01/2013 22:23:00
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