Discussion in 'Football Banter' started by LW1, Nov 15, 2010.
Spurs next week will be a tough game for them. I fancy spurs to win that one.
You were sayin'?
Who would've thought this thread has become very useful for a long time.. let's hope this great run continues
Knew Chelsea were going to struggle through that run but my god. Like I said in the other thread their older players are quite noticeably in decline, Drogba is the most telling. They miss Lampard a ton as he's such a force going forward but other than that the excuses are fast running out. That crazy Russian may very well pull the trigger on Ancelotti if he doesn't get at least 7 points from Spurs/United/Arsenal, have a feeling the CL may save him though.
As long as their decline continues when they meet us - be typical bloody Chelsea to get a result against us.
Yup. Was the exact situation heading into Anfield last season. Us on the rise, Liverpool in collapse.
Still, I think we'll get something. Arsenal game is SO huge. HAVE to win that.
I find it hilarious that about 3/4 weeks the league was apparently over in some peoples eyes. Look at it now. **** Chelsea, dirty cockney scum.
We will pump Le Arse as usual then Chelsea will be a walk in the park.
Also this is what Chelsea deserve for punting the crab. Carlo is cutting a very lonely figure right now.
Abramovich will blame the bad results on Ancelotti and the players rather than his bad management of the club.
Abramovich is EXACTLY the problem. Chelsea is his toy, and he has no idea how to run a football club - apparently he wasn't even a football fan until he watched United V Real in 2003. The Sheikh will do more or less the same at City - buy a FM roll of players - get a big name in charge and then expect success.
Chelsea were lucky that Abramovich kept his nose out for the first two years (and that Mourinho turned out to be a genius) Now Roman is interfering - it's hurting them. Look at when he foisted Shevchenko on them.
Abramovich is the problem?
Did you watch football before 2003?
Yes. Obviously he's dumped loads of cash in, but if you look at Chelsea in 2003 they were already top four, had Terry emerging through the youth ranks (and I believe had bought Lampard too)
As I said, Roman's money put Chelsea over the top - as did hiring Mourinho as coach. But then Abramovich began imposing more of his decisions on the club, rather than leaving it to the football people to deal with (firing Mourinho, buying Shevchenko etc)
When he got rid of Wilkins, many people saw it as a "politically driven" decision - in so much as Wilkins had been speaking out against some of Abramovich's decisions.
Chelsea belongs to Roman, it's his toy to do with as he likes - unfortunately as I've said before he's not a football person (or at least wasn't before 2003. That's the problem, because Abramovich doesn't like being told what he can do with his toy - he has a vision for what he wants Chelsea to be, more or less a combination of us and Barcelona, however he doesn't understand in football, you have to build over time.
That's why I'm saying Abramovich is Chelsea's problem.
Roman made Chelsea the top team they are today, they were never going do big things without him and were destined to decent team with no success.
But he's partly to blame of their failures, he breaths down the managers neck too much and it must affect moral in the dressing room. They haven't picked up 3 points since they sacked Wilkins (for no reason) against 4 teams they would normally expect to butcher.
I just hope City's chairman is as power mad.
From his short history at Chelski, particularly his hiring and firing of personnel, Abramovich is apparently too impatient, meddles too much on the football side of things when he is no expert in it, does not like to be told otherwise and seems to trust and favour his cronies more than anybody else professional.
But I am not complaining. It is his club and his money and he can do what he pleases with his toy which fortunately for the rest of the league, have not always been the best of options. Like paying off their most successful manager, Mourinho, in mid season, parting ways with Grant when he did an enviable job of closing the huge gap he had to cover, some dodgy appointments in between, the abrupt sacking of Wilkins, again in mid season and having now to appoint a Nigerian hardly up for the task as a stop-gap measure.
Just surprised he is still not bored of his toy yet.
for all of chelsea's poor form, they are still very capable of getting 9pts from their next tough 3 games and returning to the top of the league...
the man speaks sense
let's all not get ahead of ourselves!
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, they are also capable of dropping all 9 points. With their poor form I think they would settle for 6 points if you offered it to them now.
fingers crossed!but we have to be honest with ourselves and know that they will eventually find their form!
Probably, but this run has exposed the fact that a lot of people over-estimated the depth of their squad. They basically have three centre-backs in Terry, Alex and Ivanovic. Bruma is young and inexperienced while they don't seem to rate Mancienne who is on his third successive loan. They are being linked with the likes of Shawcross and Cahill which would be decent back-up. Nonetheless, losing Carvalho has had a big impact on them.
completely agree with what you said!
Signs are there, his new girlfriend is into modern art, and Roman is spending a stupifyingly large amount on building an art gallery in their garden!!
Lamps is a huge player for Chelsea, that's gotta hurt that he's still out.
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