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Match Day Moments - Wigan (h)

Match Day Moments - Wigan (h)

If you believe the press, the last time we played Wigan with so much at stake was when we needed to win to win the Premier League title, under Carlo Ancelotti

This time the press is suggesting that Rafa Benitez has to win this fixture to keep his role as the interim manager of Chelsea Football Club with the inference being that a loss will see the axe swung.

Now whether it is true or not we can only wait and see, however if our ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League, next season, are still to be achieved then Wigan, at home, just has to be a must win game.

So why not join us for our usual jamboree of comments relating to the team selection, the tactics deployed and the action itself as an afternoon of drama unfurls at Stamford Bridge.

It could be quite an occasion.

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

Date:Saturday February 9 2013
Time: 11:06AM

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Rafa OUT if we lose to Wigan. Martinez the replacement. Fellaini urges Chelsea to come up with a bid. (Via The Sun). I would rather have Terry/Lamps in player cum manager role rather than Rafa. Anyway lets see how today's game goes. Come on Blues. KTBFFH. And there is no pressure of expectation. It's all gone. Anyway KTBFFH
09/02/2013 11:51:00
We have the squad fresh and somewhat big enough to handle this game without complaints. Lets hope the gaffer gets every move spot on and have the blue nation smiling once again. Go Chelsea!
09/02/2013 11:58:00
Not sure how i feel about this match. If the rumours are true and rafa loses he gets the whilst that st fantastic and may save our cant help but feel we need to win every game from here on in...its a toughy lose today and get a manager with a brain but drop out of the top 4. God help us
09/02/2013 12:23:00
Martinez is Mr Relegation Scrap. No way.
09/02/2013 12:34:00
I'm a fan of Martinez, always manages to motivate his team at the key point in the season whilst playing decent football.
09/02/2013 13:25:00
FV.You would prefer Vilanova over any manager,right?
09/02/2013 13:31:00
^^^major cause of worry for me is that wigan has not improved under him and are always battling relegation..for the 4-5 seasons in a row now...he seems to be doing just barely enough....look at swansea...look at stoke....I have serious doubt about his overall abilities to make a top club champion stuff....
09/02/2013 13:32:00
hope we win today and get some space between us and spurds
pego sama
09/02/2013 13:37:00
anytime there is a sense of uncertainty on a match day thread..chelsea usually wins..and I dont know why that is the case...thus based on evidence from the posts above, chelsea is gointa win today....
09/02/2013 13:37:00
Not sure about how the team will perform any more can't wait for the season to just come to an end.
09/02/2013 13:58:00
He hasn't really had any financial backing from Dave Whelan though has he, but when e has look at who he's brought in for peanuts: Al Habsi, Kone, Moses, Beasajour etc. If they showed some ambition I'm sure Martinez could turn them into a top 10 side.
09/02/2013 14:11:00
Officail Team News: Cech; Azpili, Ivan, Cahill, Cole; D Luiz, Lamps (c); Ram, Oscar, Haz; Torres. - subs: Turn, Fer, Bert, Benay, Marin, Mata, Ba. #CFC
pego sama
09/02/2013 14:12:00
still no marin but better than having bert on the LW
pego sama
09/02/2013 14:14:00
cant get this news into the rumour mill but rumour that we are offering £46 million + Courtois for Falcao
09/02/2013 14:21:00
Ba is not going to play in the europa league because he is cup tied so why not play him now ??? (Do not tell me he is injured because hes not)
I hate CR7
09/02/2013 14:24:00
clean sheet clean sheet clean sheet . please clean sheet !
09/02/2013 14:26:00
Thank God there's no Mikel too @pego sama.
09/02/2013 14:26:00
@Blue_Mel Paying 46m PLUS COURTOIS? Must be crazy.. Its either we pay 46m or trade courtois + small amount of money for falcao. But heck no, courtois is ours, there's alot of strikers out there, why falcao..
09/02/2013 14:26:00
Courtois worth something in the range of 20m-25m and falcao not worth 65mill so that rumor ain't even worth putting in the rumor mill @Blue_Mel P.s ; and the rumor mill love's running em crazy rumors!
pego sama
09/02/2013 14:28:00
lol , the blaming game starts even before the kickoff ! classic !
09/02/2013 14:29:00
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