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Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Stamford Bridge



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Chelsea v Liverpool Prevew

After the dramatic events of Wednesday night, whereby, on home soil, Chelsea snatched yet another very late dramatic goal, we prepare to welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge this Sunday afternoon. Hopefully, the result of this game will be done and dusted before the 90th minute comes along, but then again strange things happen when we play Liverpool, doe they not?

Vital Quotes:

Facing his old club tomorrow, it`d be great f Fernando Torres could score, even more so if it were to be the winner.

Juan Mata, speaking ahead of the game, has no reason to doubt that Torres won`t come good, remarking,

"I believe in Fernando, that he will score goals, because I know him, know how hungry he is, inside himself."

"Every day he is looking to score. Every day he tries so hard, and because I know him I know how he is inside his own mind."

So how about a brace tomorrow Nando?

Chelsea Team News:

Roberto Di Matteo will still be without the injured Frank Lampard and there are also doubts about whether Ashley Cole will have recovered from the hamstring injury he picked up at Swansea last time out.

However, Roberto does now have the luxury of being able to select John Terry again after the club captain completed his four game ban given to him over the Anton Ferdinand affair. The question is though, will he pick him?

Up front, Fernando Torres will be hoping to score his first goal, for Chelsea, against Liverpool after drawing four successive blanks.

As for a starting eleven we`ll go for:-

Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Mata, Torres

Player to watch: Oscar

Simply sensational is the way to describe his goal on Wednesday night, but don`t miss the fact that he`s not all glitter, this young lad puts in a fair shift helping the team out, but can we have a first Premier league goal please?

Liverpool Team News:

Brendan Rodgers returns to Stamford Bridge, as Liverpool manager, for the first time. No doubt Brendan will be looking to get one over on his former employers but he faces a stiff task. Having rested several 'star` names in their Europa League game, on Thursday night, Rodgers will be fielding his strongest side for this one. Making a return after injury will be the former Chelsea defender, Glen Johnson, however another ex-Chelsea player, Fabio Borini, is on the injured list.

Player to watch: Luiz Suarez

The one Liverpool player who can turn a game on its head. He might not be everybody`s cup of tea but on his day, he`s a real match-winner.

Match Facts & Stats

Revenge is on the menu this Sunday. Liverpool managed to do the double over us in the Premier League last season, including an uncomfortable night at Anfield just days after we`d beaten the in the FA Cup Final. They also knocked us out of the League Cup last season.

In recent times though, the record books show that, results wise, there is very little to choose between the two sides. In the last eight seasons we`ve met 32 times, we`ve won 13 and they`ve won 12

Ref Watch:

Our officials for this hugely anticipated clash will be:- Referee - Howard Webb Assistant - M. Mullarky Assistant - D. Cann Fourth Official - Andre Marriner

Match Prediction:

If Chelsea can keep up the good form they`ve shown this season, I see no reason why they can`t take the three points on offer quite comfortably. Liverpool will create sporadic danger but if he ball is fed to Oscar, Mata and Hazard, their trickery will see us safely home with, hopefully, Torres getting on the score-sheet.

Next Fixtures:

Next up, in the Premier League, for the boys in blue is a trip to face Steve Clarke`s West Bromwich Albion

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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 10 2012

Time: 11:33AM

Your Comments

chelsea5-1liverpool oscar brace, torres hattrick.......
finney get real aha , It'll be 2-1 to chelsea , suarez gets the opener , matador and torres score after him
@ finney, LOL..... I wish ur prediction comes true but i can see it happening. It's going to be an intense game. Liverpool being fully rested within the week and Chelsea full of confidence after defeating shakhtar but ultimately, the game will be won by the hungrier of the two teams and i'll be hoping it's chelsea. Chelsea 3 - 2 Liverpool
* can't *
This game is gonna b crazy, i pray we win
Liverpool always up their game against chelsea....its gonna be one heck of a usual..we will concede..chelsea 3 vs 1 liverpool
Howard webb and luiz suarez are the players to watch, I won't be suprised if he red carded mata and hazard. The little**** can give penalties and offside goals too, fecking looney
Torres/Mikel/Oscar to score.. 3-0
Hope to see a fair officiating from howard webb.
Honestly i'm not worried about the officiating at all. After the controversial defeat to man utd, any referee officiating our game knows he is under scrutiny. Mark clattenburg (whatever the outcome of his investigation) knows his carreer will NEVER remain thesame. Other officials knows these and for the time being won't want anything that'll put all attention on them ESPECIALLY Howard Web whose carreer is surrounded by controversies. Lets just relax, the officials will not influence the result.
Interesting Half-time Results From BPL.. Arsenal 2-2 Fulham.. Fulham from 2goals down
3-3 last minute penalty loss 4rm Arteta!!!
arteta hahahaa , hazard/lampard/oscar would never miss xD , cant say that bout mata cause he missed his in the final :/
I hope RDM will be smart enough to make Torres sit this one out. He is easily intimidated by his ex team mates
Desmond.Not worried abot penalties.Cech will save.I am worried about red cards.I just have a feeling my dearest JT will get sent off by that idiot.
If giroud could get a brace, something tells me fernando will get a hat-trick tommorow!
United 1- 0 down
villa please hold on!!
Terry should not feature nor Torres start. Suarez will just target him and make a bigger fool out of him than he already is...Suarez is the problem for me, Sterling is decent and will try his best, Johnson always turns up when we play, they have Sahin. We must get that CB position right. I hope Moses and DS23 start and not Torres as he will be of more use coming off the bench. Mata also need a bit of a break, he was not himself against Shaktar so I would introduce him in the second half if needed. Overall tbough I expect us to win, not easily as this is Liverpool who ALWAYS raise their game when they play us. I'm not sure how the dude in the #8 shirt would have helped Chelsea tomorrow...would he have been a starter, creating chances and scoring goals?..Would he have been a replacement for Mata or Oscar?.....could someone please enlighten me..
Villa 2 UNited 0
Im seeing it - not believing it
United get one back through Chicharito , 2-1
United equalise
Did u see when fergie subbed off ashleley young? He subbed him off in the first half and brought in hanandez who have been immense for them so far scoring 2 wonderful goals.
Hernandez does it again ... with a hattrick....he needs watching
I wanted him for Chelsea....before he moved to United
Im sick and tired of man utd..wat kind of striker is that chicarito of a boy..damn it
why is it always that those "smaller teams" lead manshet by 2 or 3 goals and then let them equalise and then let them score the winner in the last minutes why why why why why why DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMITTTTTTTTTTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Villa made one mistake...subbing their scorer
I hope robbie is watching this, he can sure learn the importance of early sub and not blind faith on players that won't repay the trust.
Fergie's early reading of the game and their early sub made them win this game, and the funniest thing again to note is that man utd have not hit top form, when they do, they'll be harder to beat.
1-nil to Chelsea
Desmond.I was telling you.Man UTD is a big threat in the League and the CL and a bigger threat than Barca,Bayern and Real.I won't be surprised if they win the CL.This team has character and spirit.They lacked a CF last season and now they have the world's best defence.When Vidic and Jones will be back,their defence will be strengthened.When you have the lead against Barca and Bayern,you can sit back and easily frustrate them.It is very hard to do that with United.They somehow grab goals.Moreover,the character and spirit these guys show is fabulous.Disappointing to see them win,but I have got to admit that no other side have such a great team like United and Chelsea.And I predicted an all-English CL final at Wembley and I am sticking with it.United and Chelsea are two teams with great team spirit and character.
beat the reds beat the reds please torres :/
Note that the two teams made their substitutions early for ManU it worked out but for Villa its actually the substitutions that messed them up. It's not just about making substitutions sometimes teams lose shape after making series of substitution.
villa has disappointed me, just dont understand how manure keep winning even wen they go 2goals behind, but i hav heard anyone say dey were lucky to win but if it were to be chelsea, some will we were lucky.
but never say die, we are going to give looserpool a beating they wont forget, its tym we end liverpool's hoodoo.
darlingblue.I am afraid they make their own luck and they have been doing this for years.Yes,they have got a lot of help from the refs,but credit to Fergie and the boys.
Funny how people say "ManU has not reach top form and when they do they will be difficult to beat", let me ask has Man*****ty, Chelsea or Barca and Real reach top form now? Please we all started the season together, the fact that ManU are able to come back from two goals down in some matches now doesn't mean it will be like that till the end of the season, they can only do that against stupid teams, imagine ManU 2 goals down against Barca, Madrid, Bayern or even us Chelsea or Sharktar? so spare me all the crap of hitting top form. It boils down to luck they are just riding their luck, because if it is Chelsea now people will say we are lucky to do so. Please its still a long season and we are all in it together.
Its only someone that don't unserstand basics of footie that won't see that fergie's sub was the key and villa were undone bcos they tired out and lack depth, chelsea don't lack depth, we have quality on our bench! A good reading of the game and early sub won united this game, they made all the right subs, while lack of depth affected villa,inexperience and fatigue too, its clear as daylight!!
sojofjand.They will leak in less goals when Vidic and Jones are back,so they will be strengthened.And you make your own luck.United has been doing this for years,whether we like it or not.They have great character and team-spirit.And if you want to win the League,you have to do this against the stupid teams also.Even against Spurs,they were fantastic in the second half.
Sojo, u definitely don't know anything, its so clear, a team without a good defence, no fletcher as DM, no real playmaker, no kagawa too, what happens when this players are available and on form, abeg jor make better person come make we debate.
By the way, man utd came back from 3-0 down last season so its nnot as if its a big deal, there were days when chelsea will score first and u won't ever win, we scored 3 and they equalised, and don't even start with the penalties, if they weren't playing well and defending, they won't get that decision.
Desmond.We don't have anyone like Hernandez.Infact,we don't have strikers so there's not much scope in making subs who could make an impact.Maybe Moses,but otherwise,Di Matteo can't do much about changing forwards.
Cfc250, don't bother with that debate pal, its obvious that there is sentiments in the debate, the facts are there for all to see, man utd have been like that since I have been watching the epl, they are the come back kings, they scrap wins and never lose focus, they don't have lengthy blips and have a fantastic manager, I pray that robbie would learn from him the good side of his coaching abilities, I am sure if he does that, he'll be better than fergie when he gets to fergie's age, I hope he learns fast.
Desmond.That was idiotic refereeing by Webb.As much as I admire Man UTD's character and spirit,thats not the game I will use as an example.Even Man UTD fans have admitted those two were not penalties.But otherwise,they always come from behind to feck the oppositions.
Desmond.I hope so.Robbie is improving and he has impressed me the most with the way he handles the big games,rotates the squad and handles the press.
Cfc250, I am not saying its not stupid refreeing, what I used as a point there is that, if they are not in those positions to appeal for penalties, would they be given? Absolutely not, any other team would have been defending to keep the score low and not more than 3-0, but the feckers keep attacking!!
cfc250, u know I am one of the staunch supporters of rdm, I wish him well and want him to perform, so peeps that are against him in the summer won't come back and say, I told u so, that's why I have been harsher with my criticism of his mistakes, if he continues to wear the trio of mazazar down in the epl without letting them rest or mixing them up atimes, we'll be found out soon and they won't be a threat to any team anymore if their threat is easily neutralized, mix it up atimes and make the right call when players are underperforming and sub them off, that was what fergie did today,he removed an ineffective ashley young and brought in chichi and it worke dimmediately, if he had persisted stubbornly with young they would not win that game, that I am sure of
ManU the best team in the world and they were knocked out in the CL group stage last season??? Well everybody is entitled to their opinion and @Desmond am not debating with you just expressing my view so you don't need to say its idiotic, but we will all see how the season pans out all I know is that substitutions brings the desired result sometimes and some other times it doesn't, so it's not as if once it works out you are a genius what about those times it doesn't work out? When ManU was hammered in the CL final at least SAF was there on the bench watching clueless so my brother take it with a pinch of salt.
Funny how convenient u are using an example from a team that are well matched, comparing with a mismatched game today, say wasn't pep watching cluelessly when paul scholes sent barca out with a goal in 2008 semi final?
That point is so skewed!!...villa weren't a match for man utd and haven't been since 1995, ashley young was the weak link for manutd, and he was subsequently removed after 45mins only while utd where trailing by 2-0 down, and it worked perfectly, villa continued with their players and made changes as the game went on, one they were weary and 2 the most experienced in that villa team was steven ireland, shows how inexperienced and fatigue cost villa the game not their subs.
Damn typos, sorry.
Juve are ripping this serie A team (pescara) apart, jeez! Vidal is a midfield beast! I can't remember where he was bought from but my God he is quite good.
"@OptaJoe: 2 - Man Utd have come from two goals down to win on seven different occasions in the PL, with six of them away from home.
All am saying is that substitutions doesn't always bring the desired result sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't, well I can see there is a mind set therefore I rest my case.
Bayer Leverkusen for 12 or 15 M,but i agree that he is a hell of a midfielder
Rubbish! Manure are not winning the CL this season.
Vidal also scored against us on matchday 1 of the cl @desmond :)
What Red nose did was to change the formation from regular playing from the wing to diamond. I don't credit red nose for that victory but I'll blame villa for losing concentration after scoring the second goal. What worked for villa in the first half and part of second half was that they wait for manu to attack and got them on the counter attack and they got two gaols from it but after the second goal they sifted to full attack and they dearly pay for it. Who ever think that Manu has not hit their best form yet Is making a lot of mistake as they are presently playing their best game in the last two season right now,there was not a time they were this good throughout last season.
Desmond,I dont get you mate.....Are you trying to say Man utd is really strong and therefore has a chance of winning the CL this season?? Lol!! Youre funny man! They wouldnt make it out of our group!! They have been doing it against stupid teams and with the help of the refs!!! And stop saying ur a staunch supporter of RDM when all you seem to do is find faults. Would you have done any better if you were in his position?? Its his job,stop moaning and let him fecking do it mate!! Avb knows more about football than you do and he almost got us relegated!! We didnt even play this well in pre-season,we were crap and all of a sudden,we are playing sexy football and people are calling us the barca of the epl....WORK IN PROGRESS!! You think someone who has brought us this far in such a short space of time doesnt know what he's doing?? The guy wants us to play good football but also wants us to get a defensive balance,therein lies the hard work. Trust me,if RDM came on this site and sees some of the posts....he'd probably just laugh his head off at how naive some people are!! Football manager isnt the real life thing.
Rijkaard was the one, not Pep. He never lost to manure.
foreign_viewer.If you a prophet,then please let me know who is winning the CL.
Yes.Desmond.Riijkaard was the coach that time,but still no excuse.Barca were as strong as that time as they are now.But United were at their peak that time.
3nity.Desmond is 100% right.Man UTD have a big big chance of winning the CL.We actually have a better chance to beat Barca and Bayern than Man UTD.If we take the lead against these two sides,the game is almost in our hands,but not in the case of Man UTD.They are the coeback kings whether we like it or not.RVP is a big big bonus to them.Then they have Chichi.And if you are underestimating them,then you are living in dreamland.
This manure side will be spanked in Europe when they face a proper team. They were getting spanked in their sorry ass by us until the referee played his part as manure player. They can only win with sides who fear them. I see City doing a double over manure this season again. Manure for CL? I can bet against it all I have got.
Keyser Soze
@3nity, stop spewing garbbage if u don't know what u are talking about, go to the archives and u'll see my comments and articles I wrote about rdm, if u don't know what u are talking about kindly ask around from peeps that have been on the site longer than u have, @mq, foriegn viewer and so many fans here will attest to that, when most of u were funning and trolling on this site about rdm, I was always vocal, poinying out his mistakes doesn't mean I am moaning pal, neither does it mean I know how to coach than him, it will be delusional, rdm played in the highest level and is coaching now in the highest, but does that mean he is getting it right all the time? Give me a break pal!!! About man utd, as soon as they sort their defense when vidic gets back, u'll see another man utd and u'll remember I told u so, man utd won't get out of our group? Are u for real? Bcos they got out from the group stage last season doesn't take anything away from them IMO, they are one of the few teams that can still upset chelsea in the UCL if u don't know. And pal, chelsea too haven't hit top form too, that I am sure of too.
@keyzer soze, betting all u have got won't be wise, nobody gave us a snowball chance last season and we won, man utd is a team that will always score goals, and when u can score goals, it covers most of ur mistakes, barca are defensively poor, but they have one thing working for them, 9/10 times they'll outscore u.
@Cfc 250 so of all the teams you've seen in the ECL this season ManU is still the best then it means you know next to nothing about football even Fulham will play and qualify from that group, so please stop ur arse licking and face reality imagine ManU in Mancity's group and tell me they will be coming back from 2 goals against the like of Real and Dortmond? Please get real.
sojof.I believe you have not been watching Man UTD this season.Yes,they get help from the refs.I am not denying that,but with the addition of RVP,they are ompletely different.And they are stronger than last season's Chelsea.So,writing them off would be childish.
Keyser.Got to be honest with you pal.The current United side is looking as good as the 2007-08 United side.Scholes,even at this age is doing well.Rooney,Valencia,Rafael,Van Persie are on the top their games.They are still missing three big players in Jones,Vidic and Fletcher.Not saying that they will win the CL,but they have a great chance.I feel they will be difficult to beat than Barca and Bayern.
I don't know why peeps pick a convenient point to suit their ignorance (no insult meant) chelsea had to leave it late to qualify in a group that is termed an easy group, valencia was the treat in that team and they didn't make it out of the group, football Imust say and admit is not ABC, when u think u get it figured out, u'll realize that u got it so wrong. Man utd might have already qualified if they are in our group or real's. The puzzle with man utd is that they'll score u, no matter how prepared u are, bayern, barca, Psg looks stronger but u can't deny the threat of man utd, whose record in the ucl in the last decade is only bettered than barca and chelsea
Man UTD crashed out of the 2005-06 group stages,only to be crowned the European Champions two seasons later.
3nity raised a good point.i'm not sure how people can compare man utd vs villa against ours vs utd was 2-0 down surely fergie have to make an early sub while we at 2-2 surely want to win the game at the same time avoid another goal leaking.there's the different situation.i can say shakhtar is ahead of villa by a miles regarding ability.chicharito was doing what he always did for man utd for years that is come from the bench and banging a goal.could u see sturridge do a chicharito?so what is the point to make an early sub then?some people said we should play 3 at the back while we conceded 2 goals even with a back 4.hilarious!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
Truth is, ManUre are damn good offensively at present. They can comfortably unlock any defence with the way they confidently go on rampage in their games. Their character is second to none world over. Countless times i have thought they ve lost matches only for them to give me heartbreaks. Their major problem so far has been defending, and that is why i believe they wil become even stronger when Vidic returns,and returns to his old self. They are winning big teams this season and i see that as a bad omen. I pray that we stop dropping valuable points so that we give them a good title challenge. We sure need to be more forceful offensively so we can outscore strong opponents. Again, we appear too predictable sometimes. Wish we can add different variations to our game and get opponents with surprises.
@Cfc I still insist you cut crap, stop patronising United all teams are not to be written off in Europe (even Arseanal) because its a game of luck and chance, but you saying united has a better chance than Real, Barca, Bayern? Then you must be joking, do you realise that Barca has been playing with no recognisable CB in the last 7wks and they still grind out results? All teams have there problem so stop saying when some players come back for United, which players? of all you've mentioned only Vidic is a added advantage. No disrespecting United but you now painting it as if they are a team from outa space is what is not acceptable. ManU versus Barca or Madrid or even B.Munich best of ten matches I am certain ManU can't come out tops so what the feck are u talking about.
Ohans, thank u for raising the same points as I did, atleast it wasn't as if u were criticizing anybody, peeps in here think I am saying this bcos I want rdm fired, its nave and riddiculous, I am making my points bcos I want the man to suceed, if he improves as a coach it will be cfc's gain, and if he doesn't it will be cfc's loss, nobody in his right mind will want his coach to or team to lose to prove a stupid point. When vidic gets back and they get stronger at the back, with kagawa back too and on form,u'll see a different man utd, they are currently leading with 4 points now, and all we can do is pray we beat our bogey team. If we don't, they'll be difficult to catch, someone said city will do a double on manure, well its likely that they do, and its likely that u are on cheap opium thinking they would do that double on manure, when they are on the brink of collapse.
@sojo, u are very funny, very funny, a man can be the difference in a team, chelsea had the best defensive record b4 terry's ban, right now we leak hoals as if we don't have good CBs, I won't be suprised if we stop leaking the riddiculous goals when JT is back.
There is a reason Manure only won 2 CL in 26 years under rednose. That to those 2 were very lucky wins (1 can argue you have to be lucky to win CL). They never convinced me in Europe. Their 2 finals against Barcelona is as 1 sided encounter you will ever see in a CL final. They get all the favor from FA, so they have won so many Premier League trophies. But they don't get it in Europe.
Keyser Soze
Keyser soze actually they do, they got ref favour when we played them in europe the last time. I have made my point with the little fact I know and I won't argue further.
Barca was weaker in 2008. Their game was different. Pep changed everything for Barca..You only have to look at the two Barca - ManU finals after Pep took over.
Whith Carrick, Anderson, Cleverly and Scholes do you think teams like Juve, Bayern, Madrid, Dortmund etc would just roll over and let them win? Chelsea is the better team at the moment. Considering the only loss PL was after poor officiating.
I would bet all too if I was a betting man. Manure will not win the CL. Can we put a bet on them not winning the capital one cup?
These vitalchelsea members are complete jokers. We were asked 2 talk about chelsea vs liverpool and all i see is nonsense talk bout man utd and their champions league credibility. What concerns us about man utd, pls go back 2 d original topic and stop d argument about man utd.
don delsy
don delsy: What concerns us about man utd? Well if you have not figured out they are our primary League rivals for 8 years. Reason enough to discuss them?
Keyser Soze
@keyser is dat a good reason 4 supposed chelsea fans 2 start a useless argument on whether dey can win champions league or not.
don delsy
We had to correct this manure worship going on in here. Too many of their fans in here.
About the pool game, i do believe we have the upper hand,cos they are even more deficient offensively. If we can keep Suarez quiet,they'd have no chance whatsoever to throw a punch. That Sterling kid is good but defo not unplayable. In as much as i want us to sit Luis out of this match, i see him as key to curtailing Suarez' excesses.
Don delsy, the ManUre EPL & CL challenge may be slightly off topic,but is worth debating. They are our primary concern and their present exploits is troubling if u dnt know.
Very interesting discussions going on here. And there is nothing wrong with discussing man utd cos they are our biggest rival this season and probably the team that stand between us and the title judging by the matches so far. The truth is that man utd get too much respect from PL teams both small and big. That is why they are come-back kings in england. Am sure that if villa had been leading us by 2-0 at villa park with 58minutes, the way they would have fought to hold on to that lead would have been more determined. Thats what annoys me most about EPL. That is why they always find it more difficult in europe against established teams. However i cant rule out any big team out of winning the champions league. Cos judging from our own experience last season, u sometimes need luck to compliment ur quality inorder to win it.
Chelz Akamz
@ohans and chelz this page is for discussing d chelsea liverpool game, if u want 2 discuss or debate man utd why nt go post an article about dat.
don delsy
am very sure man utd fans will love d fact dat chelsea fans deem it fit 2 post an article on how good dey are. Pure ****
don delsy
As for the liverpool game, i say its time to end their winning run against us in the league. If we play like we have been playing before the man utd defeat, then we would win. Make no mistake, the liverpool team is a very good side and have been playing well but have been unlucky with results. Since they tend to raise their game against us, it means we have to raise us, take our chances cos they will be few. That is why i dont want to see torres in the lineup. With Danny, u sure that even if he misses a great chance, he will keep going and hustling for every ball. But with us playing torres former club, if should he miss his first good chance to score, be sure that he will be useless and a liability for the rest of the match. How can someone who earns 8.8million a year have such a pathetic confidence?? Pls robbie dont start torres for this match! U can continue keeping faith with him in other matches but not this one.
Chelz Akamz
As for the liverpool game, i say its time to end their winning run against us in the league. If we play like we have been playing before the man utd defeat, then we would win. Make no mistake, the liverpool team is a very good side and have been playing well but have been unlucky with results. Since they tend to raise their game against us, it means we have to raise us, take our chances cos they will be few. That is why i dont want to see torres in the lineup. With Danny, u sure that even if he misses a great chance, he will keep going and hustling for every ball. But with us playing torres former club, if should he miss his first good chance to score, be sure that he will be useless and a liability for the rest of the match. How can someone who earns 8.8million a year have such a pathetic confidence?? Pls robbie dont start torres for this match! U can continue keeping faith with him in other matches but not this one.
Chelz Akamz
Apologies for d double post. @don delsy....the editor(merlin) is not complaining neither is any of the editorial board members which means its not a problem. Alot of members were involved in the discussion and i enjoyed reading what they think of the man utd challenge. If u have a problem with that then i suggest u ignore those comments, post yours and move on.
Chelz Akamz
@chelz dats why i said an article on how good man utd have suddenly become will make it more interesting.
don delsy
Don delsy, you are yet to post anything related to this article you know. Let it go,wil you? people mustnt always do it the way you want it. One thing you must know is that an issue leads to the other,so came about the debates in here. We digress and we come back ,its just the fun of it. We clearly don't have much as regards todays fixture yet,maybe wil when the match day thread comes up. So other issues might suffice. And i don't see how acknowledging your opponent's or rival's strength means being their fan. Lets stop all this dumb loyalty s.h.i.t
Sojofjand.The way you address people in your comments doesn't only bring out your over-smartness,but it also suggests that you are making a nuisance of yourself.Stop behaving as if you are the editor.And kindly stop insulting and disrespecting others' opinions.
@Sojofjand.Yes,Arsenal can be completely written off.A team that has not won a trophy for seven years won't win the CL this year by any means.Barca has not been playing with CBs,but yes they grinded out results against $hit sides in La Liga.What happened when they faced Celtic twice?What did they do with that 89% possession?Even Spartak Moscow gave them a tough time.Man UTD are looking stronger than Barca,Bayern and Real to me.Maybe,I am the first fan who thinks that.Thats my opinion.Take it or leae it.Their defence is excellent.Rafael,Jones,Vidic,Evra.Fletcher is the most underrated PL player right now.Scholes is a genius and even at this age,he's doing wonders.Anderson's work-rate in the midfield is excellent.Valencia is a beast at RW.Our own Ash has been struggling to deal with him.Young on the left can be devastating,although he's not that great.Rooney is another world-class player.And the massive advantage they have is Robin Van Persie.He's the world's best number 9 and he can score goals out of nowhere.He's the massive bonus they have got.If he gets injured,UTD's chances will be restricted.Then,they have super-sub in Chichi.I absolutely dislike Manchester United,but they are looking tough to beat than Barca and Bayern(can't say about Real Madrid).What I am saying is that we better plan out something.We are not playing them now,but there is a great possibility we'll meet them in the CL.Chelsea should better plan out something to beat these idiots.We have not beaten them for the last five games.We know that parking the bus will work against Barca and Bayern.I am 100% sure they won't have an answer to that.But that won't work against RVP,Chichi and co.They are very well balanced in attack and defence.
4-3 thriller or a 1-0 stalemate Im thinking Terry to score first ;)
@Keyser.I am not getting it.2 Cups in 26 years.Okay.Thats fine.Real Madrid have zero CLs since they last won it under Del Bosque in 2002.But,will you write off Real Madrid and the Special One?And they knocked us out last year also.And getting in the finals twice itself is a very big achievement,irrespective of winning or losing.What I am saying is that the manager should plan something to beat them.We have not beaten them since the 2-1 win in London,when Luiz and Lampard scored.Its a long time.And there's a big possibility of meeting them in the latter stages of the CL.So,what I am saying we should we very well prepared.Thats it.They are as tough as Barca and Bayern.
The FA refused us a postponement of last season FA cup game against spurs when we had a tight schedule, now again they refuse to postpone our game against sunderland and give us more time to acclamatize ourselves in japan for club world cup, I am sure they postponed some games for united in 2008 (correct me if I am wrong) which leads me to the conclusion that the FA will do evrything in their power to ruin us this season, I pray to God that they won't suceed with their evil ploys
As for today's game,I just have a feeling that Webb will screw it.He'll dismiss Terry before half-time.Hope I am wrong.But I can see Webb fecking us.
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It has been an exciting debate and some fans raised some interesting points we'll all be mulling over when alone and thinking of the possibilities, which is cool, but as cfc250 said, I have a bad feeling about howard webb today, with the can of worm di matteo opened which involve the FA never favouring chelsea fc when ever we need their support both domestically and in europe, its such a huge shame, I hope webb don't ruin what my rada is tellinh me will be a great game without inference from the ref.
Desmond,that is actually a topic for another day. It calls for concern that an F.A which should be giving us every necessary support is more or less workn against us. And a big AMEN! to that prayer of yours.
@cfc I don't think av insulted you in any way, readers can bear me witness but all am saying is stop your patronising ManU, in my opinion they are not in any way better than those teams you are mentioning, even for the fact that they always go some goals down shows you that the team is not right and will not always come back against strong teams, well as you've said its your opinion but football is not always like that you win some you lose some no team is perfect.
United beat Villa from 2goals down and someone says they will win the UCL. Lol! We gave them 2 cheap goals @the bridge and were about to turn it around until Clattenburg happened. If they were in our group or City's group in the CL they will never qualify. Top teams like Barca, Madrid, Dortmond, Chelsea, Malaga, Athletico, Juventus, Bayern and even Shaktar will not score 2 against them and watch them equalize, it is not possible.
Samex the truth is bither, guys just like living in fantasy world.
SameX.I have been saying this ever since Man UTD signed RVP.I am not saying UTD will win.I am saying they have a great chance of winning.Anyway,we'll see.I hope Chelsea win everything.
Samex, we came from 2 goals down with 10 men at the nou camp, man utd came from 3-0 down last season, shet happens, and anything is possible with football.
We must be wary of these Pool players since they seem to have more motivation and switched on whenever they meet chelsea
WBA are actually flying high and will prove to be a harder nut to crack than even Liverpool

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