sobota 29. srpna 2015

This is not how champions play!

We all saw it guys. The reigning champions lost to Crystal Palace. I didnt even think Palace were that good to be honest. They just benefited from our poor play. So many mistakes, misspases in our build up. It really pissed me off.

I knew it was going to be a tough game right ahead. Eagles are a decent side, i watched all of their games this season, the quality they have in that attacking trio Zaha, Sako and Punch is unbelievable. Plus they have a fantastic midfielder in that Cabaye guy. Seriously, why didnt we buy him?

If you compare both sides you come to an intresting discovery. We had 64% of ball possesion and we still managed to lose. Something needs to change. And it needs to change now. International break now, most of the guys going off to play for their countries, even though I personally think no one deserves to be picked. All the spaniards were bloody pathetic today, I really really do not understand why Rémy always start on the bench, even though every time he comes on he scores ... i mean the list  of things I dont understand goes on.

Kennedy looked pretty good, and If Im being honest I would drop most of the people who played today and swap them for these guys. Ivanovič is shite for the past few months and Mourinho still lets him play. I mean, dont spend 20 mil on a left back if you dont want to play him, even a not 100% fit Baba will play better than Ivanovič.

My ideal line-up for the Everton game: Courtois-Azpi,new signing, new signing, Baba - new signing, Matič - Pedro, Oscar, Hazard - Rémy

I have to say, Im not a big fan of big money transfers, Id much rather see Mourinho improve the play with the players he has now, because, to be fair they are the champions, they all are extremely good football players, and they are all EXTREMELY OVERPAID so why on Earth arent they playing like theyre ment to be.

But if I have to say who i would like to see come into the squad in the next couple of hours it would be .... Ill post it in the next article.

ALTTKTBFFH (At least try to keep the blue flag flying high) !

pondělí 17. srpna 2015

We need to wake up (Man City game review)

God, I'm so fed up with Mourinho. We were at the center of attention in the papers all week. That must have some kind of influence on the players. 

First things first, how he behaved to Eva was disgraceful. She has been doing her job very well since she came in the team, she was there at Munich in 2012 and has been a great head-doctor since then. She behaved well at the Swansea game, she did was she was supposed to do when summoned by the refferee. Swearing at your employees (+ Mourinho even isn't Eva's employer) is absolutely outrageous and in my opinion, Mourinho should have been fined or at least warned by someone in Chelsea. I'm still waiting for him to apologize and reinstate Eva and John  Fearn back on the bench.

Secondly, he has to stop making excuses. Last week Swansea should have got the credit for playing good football,and getting what in my opinion was a fair result since Courtois's sending off was 100% correct. And again, Man City didn't get Mourinho's credit yesterday. Lets start off with the postitives.

Asmir Begovič. Man, was he brilliant ... It could have been 3 or 4 nil after the first half an hour. He was calm with all the crosses and made those two crucial outstanding saves against Aguero. Yeah, and thats about it.

Our defence is rubbish. There i said it. First and foremost it is lacking pace. 10 seconds in and Aguero is behind them and infront of Begovič? Surely, that cannot happen. Sterling was doing whatever he wanted to on the right side of our defensive line, and he didnt have to do much. All he did was kick the ball around Ivanovič and run, and the serb had not chance at all. The first goal was pure evidence of our defense being uncapable of doing anything. 

I agreed with the half-time substitution, that was quite predictible to happen. Listen, Terry is the captain of our team, and a true Chelsea legend. I have got nothing but respect for him, but his form is dropping down rapidly. Nevermind, I think Zouma is good enough to step in, he is faster, more creative than Terry. The other two goals were concieded after two personal errors by Ivanovič, who i sincerely hope will not be in the squad next week.

I think we did quite well in the second half, although I wouldn't exaclty call it "controlling the game" as Mourinho did. Whe had a few good chances, Hazard needs to be scoring those if he wants to be on the level of Ronaldo and Messi. Falcao seemed good, hitting the post. Yes, of course. The game could have developed differently if the refferee had given Ramires's goal, which in my oppinion was just on-side. 

We can bounce back against WBA. I'm sure of it. Some changes need to be done though. With Baba Rahman in the squad now, I'm suggesting moving Dave to the right and replacing Terry with Zouma: Baba-Zouma-Cahill-Azpilicueta at the back.

Although I think Fabregas is invariably poor so far, we don't really have anyone better to replace him with (maybe we should think about buying Isco?) so I would leave Matič-Fabregas in the middle.

Now i sincerely hope Oscar is fit enough to play, 'cos I didn't think much of Ramires yesterday. Hazard-Oscar-Willian. But for heaven's sake. Let Hazard play on the wing! I saw him changing with Costa in the attack, that is no place for him to be at! Nor is the number 10 role! Which brings us to Costa... I'm not a big fan of this lad, especially because I don't agree with the nasty way he plays, so I would much rather prefer Rémy or even Falcao in the starting lineup. But I guess that is a matter of oppinion.

What changes would you make? Leave a comment and keep the blue flag flying high! :)

sobota 6. června 2015

Season is over, Mourinho ready to strengthen the squad.

I think we deserved to win the league. We were better in every possible aspect of the game, and as Mourinho said at the POTY award dinner, "you have to score one more goal than the opponent to win the game", which is exactly what we were doing through the whole season.

But the season is over now, and us Chelsea fans know, that the next season will be way more difficult. Man Utd have been spending big on new signings and the transfer window hasnt even opened yet. They already signed the fantastic Memphis Depai of PSV Eidhoven, and are looking to improve the squad even more, with sources suggesting that Louis Van Gaal is interested in Matts Hummels, Ron Vlaar, Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling, Petr Čech and Morgan Schneiderlin. 

United will be good next season, and so will Arsenal, and we HAVE TO BE PREPARED. And what worries me the most is that the names we have been linked with are not making any sense to be at the moment. Now its clear that Petr Čech and Didier Drogba wont be continuing to play for us, so I would understand that we need to buy a 2nd choice goalkeeper and a 3rd choice striker. It looks like good old Brad Friedel will be taking Čechs place, but why on earth are we considering Falcao as a replacament for Drogba??? This guy is absolutely pathetic, He has been showing very poor performances since his departure from Madrid, especially in at our rivel club Man United!! It doesnt make any sense, plus he will be sooo expensive to pay! 

I think that we dont need to worry about the striker place at all. We can do with Costa+Rémy, and maybe bring back Patrick Bamford (he had an astonishing season at Boro). What I think we need is an extra holding midfielder to team up with Matič. Even though Fabrepass had a fantastic first half of the season, he hasnt been quite doing it since then. Not to mention that Mourinho enjoyed using him next to Hazard and Willian in the trio attacking midfielders. That leaves us with Ramires and Obi Mikel. John Obi Mikel has been in the club since 2006 and I think it might be the time to move on now. He doesnt play too often and when he does, its nothing special. I would also sell Ramires, who hasnt been very good these past two season, which would leave us with two spare places for defensive midfielders. 

I would go for Pogba of Juventus. Definitely. Great player, incredible pace, i think he would do well in England, since he was here already. He has proved himself good enough at Juventus this year, taking them to the final of UCL and wining Seria A. 

And for the other place ... Ruben Loftus-Cheek. A product of our academy, fans will love him. He has had an amazing season so far in the Youth team, he was one of the main reasons we managed to win the YUCL, and I think he is ready now to make it in the A-team. 

Thats it for today guys, that is my wish list, let me know in the comments who would you like to see in the team next year (either from the academy, or from a different club). Enjoy the UCL final today anb KEEP THE BLUE FLAG FLYING HIGH!

sobota 21. února 2015

A campaign ... ?

Must be surely. How else am I supposed to understand the performances of referees in every single game we play in the Premier League?

Martin Atkinson today. Two obvious penalty calls, none given. A bone-breaking challenge on Matič in the 69th minute worth at least a yellow card, but still nothing given. I'm not even suprised by Matič's following reaction. This kind of behaviour might be normal in the Balkan countries, but not in the Premier League, so a clear red card for the "spider", but how is it possible that Ashley Barnes got nothing? That i won't understand.

After steaming off like this I have to admit that our performance was poor today, apart from Hazard I can't think of anyone showing any kind of class today. When we're 1-0 up we have to keep pressing, and we just need to kill the game off. Because you never know what could happen.

What annoys me the most is that I don't hink Burnley earned even the point they got. All they were doing through the game was just fouling our players and trying a few long distance shots on Courtois.

All in all I think FA should call it a day, back off from the english football, and let some real referees in, like Dr. Felix Brych, Nicola Rizzoli, Bjorn Kuipers, Pedro Proenca etc. The english would go and try working somewhere like Spain, where the game is a bit less physical.

Let me know in the comments what you think :)

sobota 12. července 2014

Chelsea transfers and rumours

If I was a manager of a high profiled club like The Blues are I would go to Brazil in person and watch the players I want to buy in action. This way I would prevent the club from buying players that had shown absolutely nothing in the World Cup. I don't understand how could we purchase the spanish duo Fabregas+Costa. They were both rubbish. So far I have the feeling that Chelsea is weakening their team, more than strenghting it. Our beloved David Luiz has left to PSG for 50 milion pounds, being the most expensive defender in the history of football. For some reason, Mourinho keeps selling players that the fans love. (Juan Mata)

Kurt Zouma, a young talented defender, should probably take David's place in the team as a third choice defender. The fourth purchase to our team so far has been Mario Palašič. I'm not sure what to expect of this guy, but he'll probably just go to Vitesse.

I hope that some players, such as Lucas Piazón, Patrick Bamfrod, Nathaniel Chalobah, Marko Mari, Oriol Romeu or Romelu Lukaku, that were on loan last season can proove to Mou that they are good enough to stay at Stamford Bridge for the upcoming season.

Probably the most expected return to the Bridge is the return of the atlético's "king" in goal Thibaut Courtois. Some people expect this young belgian to be the first choice goalkeeper. I hope this won't happen. I think that Petr Čech has proven more than once that he's much better that Courtois. Plus the attitude of the belgian is pretty irrotating as well.

So basically, I think that the transfer window isn't going very well so far for us. If you look at the singings club's like Arsenal, Man City, or Man United have made, we can be pretty afraid.

Here our some other players that we might try to sign this summer: Filipe Luís, Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba, Eliaquim Mangala.

These players look more like the guys I'd like to see in the Chelsea colours next season, and I really think they would prove some use to the team, because the positions of these players don't look that strenghtened.

Left back: César Azpilicueta, Ryan Betrand, (Filipe Luís)
Centre back: John Terry, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, Nathan Aké, (Eliaquim Mangala)
Holding midfielder: Cesc Fabregas, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Oriol Romeu, (Paul Pogba)
Striker: Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku, Diego Costa, (Didier Drogba)

I think that Ryan will leave, if Luís comes. It will be for the best, Ryan is a fantastic player, and deserves to play in the first team of a decent club in Premier League.

I don't feel that the centre back position is still good enough. John Terry is fantastic, but quite old already, and this looks like his last season at the Bridge, so I don't think he'll be able to play in every game. So this means Gary will be the number one centre back. And Kurt Zouma, and Nathan Aké are certainly not ready enough to step up for John if needed.

The holding midfielder position will be a problem. I still don't agree with the depart of Lampard from the Bridge, and everyone will be really sorry he isn't there for use this season. I don't know what the boss's plans for this spot are, but I never thought neither Mikel or Ramires are good enough to play for Chelsea, so Pogba would be a real reinforcement to the team. 

Yeah it seems like we have enough strikers, let's just hope at least one of them will be capable of scoring goals. If King Didier returns, it won't be like he'll be playing all the games, cause he would probably work as a coach/player.

Well I can just say I'm really interested what will happen in this transfer window. KTBFFH

úterý 8. dubna 2014

PSG rematch preview

It's the Champions League 2012 all over again, a lost 3-1 away at the Park of Prince (that time in Napoli), a home win against Spurs and then ...? Hopefully we'll finish the third game as we did last time. Win 4-1 in the extra time, or even better, not concied a goal at home and win 2-0 in style.

Let's have a little flash-back and have a look at our starting line-up from the magical night at the Bridge: Čech - Ivanovič, Luiz, Terry, Cole - Essien, Ramires - Mata, Lampard, Sturridge - Drogba. 
Well, 4 of these players are not at Chelsea anymore, I am pretty sure Cole won't  start since Azpi has been brilliant in the past months. So this leaves us with Čech, Ivanovič, Luiz, Terry, Ramires, and Lamps. It's quite clear, that we need to score goals, so we need a lot of attacking players, but ALSO we must not let in any. 
I hope the classic defence Ivanovič,Cahill, Terry, Azpillicueta won't do any mistakes like they did a week ago. It's a pity we can't use the only two players that seem to be doing great in the past weeks. (Matič, Salah) + it looks like only of the duo Willian-Schurrle can play. So what do I think will the starting line up look like today? Easy. Čech-Iva, Cahill, Terry, Azpi-Lampard, Luiz-Hazard, Oscar, Willian- Eto'o.
Ramires can't play so I am pretty sure we will see Frankie from the start next to David Luiz, and Samuel Eto'o has just recently recovered from his injury, so I am not really sure if he'll start or not, but even though I don't consider him as a very good player, but I hope he's going to be playing against PSG, because Torres is in a very very poor form lately.

sobota 22. března 2014

Arsenal Preview

So, It's the London derby today. Even though Mourinho keeeps sayin' we aren't good enough to win the league this year, I think different. We are good enough. We just musn't loose to clubs, that are situated in the middle of the table or lower. City are playing Fulham today with Liverpool peeking to Wales for today's match in Cardiff. I expect them both to win, and getting 3 points, which leaves us with a simple task today to keep up the tempo for the league trophy - WIN. We are certainly capable of this, even though Arsenal are playing very good football this year.

(Un)fortunately we can't use Willian and Ramires to face The Gunners. I think that this means we'll see a rather defensive duo Lampard-Matič with Hazard, Oscar and Schurrle above them. Even though Arsenal are having a very good run for the cup this year, the weren't perfect in the last few games. Only a 1-0 win over Spurs, before that a 0-1 lost against Stoke, before that a splendid game against Sunderland, but even before that, in February a goal less draw at the Old Trafford and a massive defeat 1-5 against the Brandon Rogers's Liverpool.

Personaly, I am preddicting a entertaining match with a 2-1 victory to our team. Overall we are playing at our home ground at Stamford Bridge where we haven't been beaten yet in a very very long time.