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Downey26
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Geez with what was on the line this morning that was a very poor performance. 

76% possession. 22 shots to 2. 13 corners to 0.

As has been the case this season, teams find it realatively wasy to jsut sit back and let us have the ball knowing that we seriously lack the creativity to conjure up a decent attempt on goal.

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Downey26 wrote:

Geez with what was on the line this morning that was a very poor performance. 

76% possession. 22 shots to 2. 13 corners to 0.

As has been the case this season, teams find it realatively wasy to jsut sit back and let us have the ball knowing that we seriously lack the creativity to conjure up a decent attempt on goal.

Which is odd when you have Hazard, Willian, Pedro, and Higuain at your disposal.

Is it the players, Sarriball, or a bit of both?

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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brumbys wrote:

Downey26 wrote:

Geez with what was on the line this morning that was a very poor performance. 

76% possession. 22 shots to 2. 13 corners to 0.

As has been the case this season, teams find it realatively wasy to jsut sit back and let us have the ball knowing that we seriously lack the creativity to conjure up a decent attempt on goal.

Which is odd when you have Hazard, Willian, Pedro, and Higuain at your disposal.

Is it the players, Sarriball, or a bit of both?

How could you have forgotten the great man himself - Olivier Giroud!!!

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brumbys wrote:

Downey26 wrote:

Geez with what was on the line this morning that was a very poor performance. 

76% possession. 22 shots to 2. 13 corners to 0.

As has been the case this season, teams find it realatively wasy to jsut sit back and let us have the ball knowing that we seriously lack the creativity to conjure up a decent attempt on goal.

Which is odd when you have Hazard, Willian, Pedro, and Higuain at your disposal.

Is it the players, Sarriball, or a bit of both?

How could you have forgotten the great man himself - Olivier Giroud!!!

He's been relegated to cups and Europa league - sign the beautiful b*stard on a free this summer and bring him home!

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Zidane doing a Jardim and riding to Florentino's rescue at Real. All-but guarantees Hazard will be wearing white and being unveiled at the Bernabeu at some point this summer.

Downey26
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Cool to see Hudson-Odoi starting for England. And setting up Barkley for one of his 2

Downey26
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Well we bottled that rather spectacularly, That's embarassing. 

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How good to see RLC get injured in a meaningless post season friendly. 

Sarri called this one. 

I would’ve said the possible transfer ban would be a blessing in disguise for us, but RLC’s injury is going to make that bitter sweet. 

Chelsea FC - Glasgow Rangers - Wellington Phoenix - Canterbury Dragons

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Watch this space. 

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Well i fully expected us to lose this morning. It seemed with the CHO, RLC and Kante injuries, Sarri out rumours, Hazard leaving rumours and Arsenal needing to win to get Champions League all the momentum would've been with them.

That second half was excellent, though Arsenal's defense made us look better at times. Nice to see Hazard with 2 goals in his final game.

All in all, 3rd place in the league, losing League Cup final on penalties, Europa League winners isn't bad for a season whree we were in 'crisis' and Sarri was supposably out the door every other week.

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Fair play lads - you absolutely deserved that. 

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Gullitesque
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Sarri on his way out then. The first permanent Chelsea coach to depart without being sacked (I'm discounting Mourinho's first 'mutual consent' departure as PR spin) since Glen Hoddle left us to take up the England job.

As much as he was never a 'fit,' and as alien as his philosophy was to a vocal segment of the support, I'll still have a bit of a 'what-if' feeling in 12 months when he's inevitably lifting the Serie A title with Juve. 

Allegri is the only real 'category A' candidate on the market at the moment, think he'd be a good fit in the initial Conte mould but if the club are pressing on with the transition to a more attack/possession style of play then he might not be at the top of their list. Frank would be a popular but risky appointment, would be vital to get the support mix right if we were to go down that route: obviously Jody Morris, ideally Steve Holland but I think he's pretty wedded to the Southgate England revolution at the moment. 

Reports in Italy suggest we've reached a 'non-belligerence' (their lexicon, idk) agreement with Juve which means they won't go after Jorginho or Emerson. Supposedly they won't be paying any compensation to get Sarri but have waived some money owed on the Higuain deal in lieu of that.

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Way too soon for Frank you gotta feel. He needs to stay at Derby and keep doing what he's doing there. If not Allegri then who i wonder?

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I certainly think Frank would benefit from more time at Derby. Though with Mel Morris scaling back investment and the departure of key loan players I think automatic promotion will be a big ask.

The names doing the rounds at the moment verge from the cliche (Blanc) to the sensible (Nuno, Allegri) to the absurd (Vieira - and by absurd I mean his Arsenal links, he's actually quite a promising manager).

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Nuno from Wolves?

He certainly did well with them last season but they were pretty counter attacking based. Would that be going away from what the board want though?

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Rob Green did not play one game for Chelsea.  He proved that you can be a winner and a loser, or be a loser and a winner.

164 games  164 games

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Les Bleus were awarded their Legion of Honour medals by President Macron today - the highest French order of merit for military or civil distinction. A very humbled looking N’Golo Kanté here enjoying his moment.

https://twitter.com/GFFN/status/1135937579067617287

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Lampard + Morris looking increasingly likely. 

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Pretty hard seeing Hazard kiss the Real Madrid badge. I know it's all part of the unveiling process, but still, ouch.

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