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Match Day Moments - Werder Bremen (a)

Our tour of Europe continues this afternoon when Chelsea plays an attractive looking fixture against the Bundesliga side, Werder Bremen.

The game will be played at the Weserstadion, in Bremen and the kick-off is scheduled for 16:00 hours UK time.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their unbeaten pre-season run whilst also giving some of those players who returned later than others from World Cup duty.

Likely to feature in this fixture, at some point, are John Obi Mikel, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. Missing from the squad but scheduled to return after this fixture are our Brazilian trio of Willian, Oscar and Ramires, also scheduled to return is our World Cup winner Andre Schurrle.

The game, for those with access, will be shown live on Chelsea TV. As usual, please feel free to offer your opinions on the action as it happens, but please keep all comments civil.




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 3 2014

Time: 12:20PM

Your Comments

cmon i need to c drgoba also ... specially with fab in the mid .... drogba second half with hazard ...
gary777
cant wait to watch my beloved team for the first time
Finney_angel
cant wait to watch my beloved team for the first time in this pre season
Finney_angel
@finney_angel...what channel are you going to be watching the game?
Hazard11
super sport 2 and 6
the_blues
ss6
Finney_angel
I am not in position to watch the game guys. Your updates will be appreciated.
BOTUM
Chelsea team to play Werder Bremen: Courtois, Azpi, Zouma, Terry (c), Luis, Van Ginkel, Matic, Salah, Fabregas, Torres, Costa
layorh12
Subs: Cech, Ivanovic, Ake, Hazard, Mikel, DROGBA, Cahill, Chalobah, Baker, Christensen, Boga, Solanke. #CFC
layorh12
Now Where is Romeu Oriol?....I hope he will not be the single international player to leave...shame...in Mou I trust.
layorh12
I jux what to see a win n a good game.
Sulemana Abdul-Jalil
What number is Courtois wearing? I thought he was you to be assigned one.
BOTUM
He is wearing 13
Pantera98
That means Holy Moses could be the guy off on loan or sold entirely.
BOTUM
Unbelievable save by courtios
Pantera98
Some debut SAVE by Courtois!! deary me!!
syed230183_chelseafc
TC....
BlueMIA
is their any one from Nigeria watching it and if their is which channel
emmy10
Costa looking strong and lively
Pantera98
Am not in position to watch d game n would love to get updates
Gibson wobo
Supersport 2 or 6 naija
Gabriel Ofunuel
Moses might leave but he is homegrown so that doesn't help reduce the squad of 18 to 17.
CobhamBlue
Handball terry penalty
Pantera98
Defence shaky as has been the case in preseason so far. JT handball and penalty now.
syed230183_chelseafc
1-0 courtios guess the right way they are looking sharp
Pantera98
thanks man staying glue to ss2
emmy10
Costa fouled free kick
Pantera98
Don't think it was a penalty! The call was a bit dubious. Terry got suckered and that's why he conceded the penalty while trying to cover back. Haven't seen Torres trying to run behind the last man or into space as I expected.
Dwebb55
30 mins in no shots on goal. Giving the ball away a lot
Pantera98
Not able to watch the match live but keeping an eye on updates, am really angry with torres. Even in the pre season he cannot score. Please get rid of this crap asap.
Muhammed Jahanzeb
too conservative for my liking...
Ikdaniels
Torres still Torres again.......
DonDhammih
Horrible miss by you know who again
Dwebb55
Ball falls to Torres who kicks it 4 miles above the goal
Pantera98
Torres!!! LOL!!
Tunez
Where were the defender's? 2-0
Dwebb55
Defence goes to sleep yet again..... Time to increase the tempo of the game.....
DonDhammih
Great header 2-0. We are so slow moving forward
Pantera98
2-0!!! *****! Poor first touch Salah! :(
Tunez
Get Cech into goal at half time quickly,how far out was that header.
THEBREEZE
Great pass there Van Ginkel!!! Wow!
Tunez
Dwebb55 with your words horrible miss anyone can guess its non other than torres. Feel of him as i always louded his performances but he's finished and costing us dearly
Muhammed Jahanzeb
Cech wouldn't of saved the header it was perfect
Pantera98
That's Torres set up both their goals. Do they want to buy him? I cannot put up with these unbelievable misses for another year. We're only in pre-season and he has already had two howlers.
CobhamBlue
Still a problem moving the ball forward fast enough.
BlueMIA
Salah yet to impress me! Will surely welcome Schurlle and Willian back ASAP. Without mincing words, Torres needs to go. We need to start a campaign or something, this can't go on for 2 more years.
Dwebb55
We just don't move forward it's pass pass giveaway
Pantera98
Time to ring the changes...... VanGinkel isn't good enough yet to be Matic's partner.......
DonDhammih
We scored but offside
Pantera98
P.S - Why are we playing 2 strikers with Torres being out on the wing? Lack of players back or experiment?
BlueMIA
2-0 to Breman !!
syed230183_chelseafc
You are right COBHAM Torres gives the ball away everytime he has it
Pantera98
2-0
Ikdaniels
It's like Crystal Palace all over again. Torres as bad as ever if not worse.
CobhamBlue
What are you talking about Don what has VanGinkel done to upset you.
BlueMIA
Half time.......
DonDhammih
Torres got a shot on goal but saved since he kick it straight at the keeper. Boy we look bad
Pantera98
Half time. Torres with a chance towards the end but keeper smothers the shot.
Dwebb55
The only thing I am thinking is on another day it would be Hazard/Schurrle/Willian in place of Torres on the wing, and possibly also instead of Salah.
BlueMIA
The less i speak and watch torres, the healthier i am. He is the worst striker i have seen in premiership history.
KAKUfrank
Need to bring hazard on and take Torres off
Pantera98
(Singing with the sound of music tune) How do we solve a problem like Fernando, How foes he take a shot and keep it down. Or how can we sell him for a bit of profit, Or loan him out or give away for free!
Dwebb55
If Falcao is loaned to madrid for 10mm fee, maybe Torres might head out to monaco. But I am praying it works like that.
KAKUfrank
People will say it is just preseaeason but this first half has not been confidence inspiring in the least. We had just one shot on goal the entire half..a tame effort from el Nino. We are down 2-0 against a Werder Bremen side that finished 12th in the Bundesliga and is ~ 2weeks behind us in fitness schedule for the Bundesliga start. Courtois had one world class save but then got beat on a header that was taken from nearly outside the box. Also Torres has been a sieve on the left hand flank repeatedly losing the ball there and thus placing heavy pressure on Felipe Luiz one of such give aways ended up in a PK against us..I am sorry we need a real partner for Matic in the center of the field..i just dont see MVG being that player and unfortunately having El nino on the field is essentially playing one man down.
GabeU
Need to bring hazard on and take Torres off cause they are all over costa as soon as he gets it. They know they don't have to mark torres
Pantera98
I find nothing wrong with this game. I mean, yeah, Torres should score one of those two chances, but I feel guys should play with both Costa and Torres more. Try to find them and pass to them, include them in the game more.. Costa is a beast, but he needs more of the ball..
FS
GabeU to be fair though you got Torres and Salah on the wings. In no way would that be a starting line up in season when whole team is fit.
BlueMIA
Well said GabeU you said it all really
Pantera98
Take the positive in how good Costa is looking and how he is trying to make up the work up in the final 3rd.
BlueMIA
Is there anyone who still think we don't need a backup striker for Costa?? I would be dissappointed if mou think we don't
kolagold25
I think torres is on a mission for liverpool against their rival chelsea. He misses far to much. I may sound a hater which i dont want but just my opinion, we have been patient with him that he will come good but thats to long, how many points we could have earned if he showed the strikers killer instinct. Score in crucial games and win matches f the team even if they are playing below par. Sometimes the strikers brilliance can cover up the tems poor day, no matter how great your team is, it can underperform sometimes but at that moments strikers comes up with the goods and saves the team, & thats what means you the domestic league with slightest of margins. Can save team from relegation thats the importance of a cf. but our main striker is flop torres who keeps failing since his move to chelsea.
Muhammed Jahanzeb
I think torres is on a mission for liverpool against their rival chelsea. He misses far to much. I may sound a hater which i dont want but just my opinion, we have been patient with him that he will come good but thats to long, how many points we could have earned if he showed the strikers killer instinct. Score in crucial games and win matches f the team even if they are playing below par. Sometimes the strikers brilliance can cover up the tems poor day, no matter how great your team is, it can underperform sometimes but at that moments strikers comes up with the goods and saves the team, & thats what means you the domestic league with slightest of margins. Can save team from relegation thats the importance of a cf. but our main striker is flop torres who keeps failing since his move to chelsea.
Muhammed Jahanzeb
Costa looks good considering how slow we are and not being able to get him the ball
Pantera98
our movement a bit slow, its obvious from previous games Fabregas best position for us is patnering Matic, and van ginkel sitting behind matic is not working at all, I think it should be other way round.
RayBell
*win. And apologies for the double post.
Muhammed Jahanzeb
Jose out!!!
Dave-David
Van Ginkel out!!
Dave-David
Costa out!!
Dave-David
Courtios out!
Dave-David
I know we still have Hazard, Oscar, Willian & Schurrle out but I am getting worried about the first 2 games - Burnley & Leicester. If their managers have any sense they will do a Norwich/West Ham/Crystal Palace on us and the way things are looking we could end up in exactly the same situation as last season. And the defense doesn't look as solid either!! Hopefully it will be alright when it really matters.
CobhamBlue
Oh sod it everybody out!! Boo Hisssss
Dave-David
Costa actually looking better than i thought of him. Would have preferred him to control and try his luck with the ball he released to salah though.
kolagold25
Dave-David in. Oops! We are doomed. This is pre-season yawah!
BOTUM
Wow costa is off and Torres stays on
Pantera98
Is Torres playing for a pay-off?
CobhamBlue
Torres gives the ball away again my word
Pantera98
Mikel is on don't worry that will up the tempo
Pantera98
Torres should've scored with that header but goes way off
Pantera98
Dammit the thing about inverted wingers is their main strength comes out if you move the ball quick from defense to attack.
BlueMIA
Torres is better in clearing the ball than the opposition's defenders.Get him out of the club asap
Simeon23
He should've kept costa on with drogba.
Pantera98
Jose sure doesn't like losing. Drogba, Cahil, Iva and Mikel in for Costa, Zouma, Felipe and Van Ginkle I think. Also, Cech for Thibaut. We've been much better in the second half. In oyher news, Gooners a hoal down to Monaco in the Emirates cup. Falcao with a beautiful header!
Dwebb55
Wow Torres just tried to pass it across files and kicks the ball into the refs back how sad
Pantera98
atsu is better than drogba nowadays surely
tarkan mardinCOYS
Boy we look bad
Pantera98
Hazard on for salah. Torres off for ake. TORRES IS AWEFUL
Pantera98
Hazard on. Mourinho should have kept Luis on, to see how the clicking is between those two.
BlueMIA
nah drogba n costa r alike in many ways drogs is better with header ... we should just use shirley instead of torres as a striker ...
gary777
Mou looks *****ed
Pantera98
do we look that awful playing today ???? hazard could do some magic hopefully
gary777
I'm hoping this display is just down to people being tired from two a days cause no one looks good out there right now
Pantera98
Gary777 we do look that aweful one shot on goal in 65 mins
Pantera98
Well, I'm glad we've not sold Cech...
Latunvic
Fabragas almost chipped the keeper set up by hazard
Pantera98
Drogbas touch has been way off
Pantera98
Drogba has a shot on goal but over the bar
Pantera98
may b the team is not jelling well n fab with matic is the best option n his lack of pressing as no 10 causing probs ... anyways its preseason jose will analyze the mach later
gary777
I feel Baker is the guy we should give the opportunity to play in front of Matic. IMO, Baker is better than MVG in that position.
Latunvic
is Mikel playing CB now with 3 in the back?
BlueMIA
Mikel now playing CB slow as a turtle
Pantera98
Just pray costa stays fit cause if we have to rely on Torres or drogba we are in a lot of trouble
Pantera98
We should play Baker or Oscar in front of Matic and play Fabregas as No.10.
Latunvic
To be fair though the pen against JT was harsh and the headed goal would've been stopped by no keeper. But preseason or not there is some worrying signs.
Pantera98
Perfect ball from fab but Drogbas touch lets him down
Pantera98
Don't know what cech was doing got lucky should've been 3-0
Pantera98
Great individual play from hazard almost scores
Pantera98
5 mins left
Pantera98
Nathan Ake concedes a PK....
DonDhammih
Pen on ake I hope we get better then this cause today was aweful
Pantera98
3-0 preseason or not it's embarrassing
Pantera98
Full time 3-0 they deserved it we were aweful
Pantera98
Only a friendly obviously but one of the biggest defeats Chelsea have had in years. And Bremen aren't even any good!
CobhamBlue
I reserve my comments till later when I've calmed down. My first match live and what a let down it was.
Dwebb55
Hahahaha! Dave...including the fans...everyone Out!! Good laugh mate!
nelyvanile
Well, it's good that we are losing this game, it will serve as a reality check and remind us that there's still work to be done. This is the first real preseason test for us and we got beaten. As for the CF position, the question is why we decided to sign Drogba as our 2nd or 3rd choice CF when we knew we were going to sell Lukaku.
Latunvic
only a friendly and thought it wasnt a pen but ake has impressed me and it looks like jose as well hint the time he is getting on the pitch. maybe he will say?
guitarguy656
Thorough whitewash. Hope we learn from the mistakes made.
BOTUM
Still think Torres and mikel need to go
Pantera98
Just what Chelsea needed. Werder was very good and dulled our attack during the game and they pressed really well which is great for our lads. In the middle of pre-season this is exactly what we need. No worries about the result for me at all. Oh yeah. Let me just add that it was obviously Mikel's fault. You know, just to put it out there ;)
FS
Question 1)..Gobby " I wanna be #1" GK...reminds u of anyone? ..ahem Lukakau ahem displaces Cech .... Question 2) more specifically at Stamford..was wondering of Lukaku might have done better than Costa this evening ? CHUCKLES!
Blue_Mel
the last penalty was not fair said in commentary ... whats wrong with the ref ... i will watch the highlights later n c if they r really that worse
gary777
*Courtois replaces Cech..so easy to get them mixed up I know lol
Blue_Mel
I don't remember when was the last time we lost by a 3 goal margin under Mourinho. I guess never. I am not concerned about the scoreline here but I am concerned how we played. This result may not be the worst thing for us at this point of time. It will only make Jose/board think if they are really satisfied with Torres/Drogba as back up. Even if we sell Torres, who do we buy now? Quality strikers are not available in large numbers. Are they?
Keyser Soze
torres should leave and buy bony or any other strike or i pity for jose to lose his job becos of toress
the_blues
well said@gabeu i like your comments.
the_blues
we need a midfeilder to patner matic and a striker like bony pls
the_blues
The best we could do with Torres is to loan him and pay part of his huge wage until his contract expires. What curse he has been for this great club. When he joined Chelsea I was totally against it. Now I just feel sorry for him, for the club and for us fans. What a waste of 50 million (not to mention his wages).
Keyser Soze
we need a midfeilder to patner matic and a striker like bony pls
the_blues
I'll watch the game later and give my opinion on how the whole game went. I didn't have the opportunity to watch it unfortunately.
BOTUM
Lousy outing to be fair. Hope Jose irons out the kinks. #upthechels
syed230183_chelseafc
Let the truth ßε̲̣̣̣̥ said,preseason or not we'v not been showing class against all our opponents. Player seem not τ̅☺ have options each time they receive the ball.we lack close control of the ball especially when we'r pressed that makes us lose the ball far too much.All lowly team now seem τ̅☺ know hw τ̅☺ play against us....This match shw τ̅☺ ♍ε̲̣̣̣̥ dt nothing have been solve except fϑя costa who makes us look dangerous going forward as against last season...Check out hw Manure nd loserpool doing I̶̲̥̅̊n there preseason matches against better opposition...high time Mourinho looked into his tactics if there is a problem somewhere
Ewuola Abraham
Let the truth be said,preseason or not we've not been showing class against all our opponents. Player seem not to have options each time they receive the ball. we lack close control of the ball especially when we're pressed that makes us lose the ball far too much. All lowly team now seem to know how to play against us....This match show to me dt nothing have been solve except for costa who makes us look dangerous going forward as against last season...Check out how Manure nd loserpool doing in there preseason matches against better opposition...high time Mourinho looked into his tactics if there is a problem somewhere
Ewuola Abraham
Wow... Harsh crowd. The best chance of a goal in open play came from a Torres cross, which was saved by some good goalkeeping. Torres had a bad miss, but a good chance, which was also saved by good keeping. As for those bawling about Cost being hauled out... Did it ever occur to anyone that this preseason, and we don't want him injured? For that matter, did it occur that Bremen has a point to prove, and we're just able to consider this match as research and development? For *****'s sake, I was just happy to see some different tactics on display. Yeah, it didn't work... Nothing lost!
solid7
Well said Solid7. Allow me to reiterate the opinions of a few forward-thinking vc members. This is just a pre-season match. It is better for us to lose a pre-season match and have a rude awakening than to bask in the illusion of a great win that could give us a false impression of our potency. The pertinence of pre-season games is to give us an impression of what the constitution of our team should be for the oncoming campaign. So hold your horses and have a little faith in the team we all love and cherish. I realize that most of the Chelsea faithful are only supportive when we record victories. I look forward to the time when we still cheer our team in spite of a painful defeat.
drogbaicon
The biggest concern in the match is our inability to create scoring chances
Cyprian Bassey
Guys I believe in this team, I don't know why but I do, a team without Torres starting will make things better, Matic, cesc, Oscar, hazard and shurlle beying costa will win many games. chelsea will win the league you hear it here first.
cfctoruletheworld
 

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