The European Super Cup 8pm 14/08

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  • #1774075

    nine nine nine
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    Always nice to play in because it means you’ve won a major European trophy.

    But this season of all seasons we could probably do without it as it leaves us facing a very good Liverpool team even better on the transition than United who have had two days extra rest with Chelsea still missing a number of our key players.

    I’m hoping for a good performance whoever is selected and for us to be a bit tighter than we were on Sunday when we’ve conceded possession if not I fear the worst.

    The best we can probably hope for is a narrow defeat another big defeat might damage moral ahead of another tricky PL game at home to Leicester on Sunday who are probably one of the teams Chelsea will be fighting it out with for a top 6 place.

    The game is live on BT Sport from 7pm put your tin hats on and get comfy behind the sofa.😊

    #1774135
    aindro
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    With more luck: we can beat them!! Alisson is absent. As long as we can keep Salah and their 2 wing backs quiet: we can beat them. Tammy to score against them I hope

    #1774147

    nine nine nine
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    It’s a funny old game Aindro. You just never know.😊

    #1774170
    Luckydestiny
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    Even if we lose (which is obviously very likely), as long as we show more composure and discipline after going behind it would be a step in the right direction. Just another step on a very long road.

    #1774185
    bort
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    I want our front line to get some competitive goals

    #1774341

    nine nine nine
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    “Willian has handed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard a significant boost by travelling with the squad to Istanbul for Wednesday’s Uefa Super Cup against Liverpool.

    The midfielder missed Sunday’s 4-0 loss at Manchester United due to his engagement with Brazil at the Copa America – a competition the hosts won by beating Peru in the final on July 7.

    Willian missed that match due to a knee problem and has since been working on his rebuilding his fitness away from the first-team group in recent days.

    However, he was set to train with his team-mates this afternoon in the Turkish capital with Lampard ready to recall the 31-year-old to the starting line-up if ready in light of last weekend’s chastening defeat at Old Trafford.

    Antonio Rudiger is also believed to have made the journey and it remains to be seen whether Lampard also rushes the defender back ahead of schedule given the error-strewn display against United.” Evening Standard 13/08

    #1774355
    Luckydestiny
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    The sooner the better, but I dont want us taking risks with anyone. The season ahead is more imortant than tomorrows game.

    #1774359
    bort
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    Willian is taking an age to return. The Copa finished 7th July and he returned about 2 weeks ago. He couldn’t have lost that much match sharpness in 2 weeks – 1 month

    #1774362

    nine nine nine
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    Frank confirms that Kante picked up another slight injury on Sunday?😭

    #1774365

    nine nine nine
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    After Frank’s pre match press conference Willian probably on the bench he is recovering from an injury picked up at the Cops America? Rudiger probably not quite ready for that but close? Kante picked up another slight injury on Sunday likely at best to be on the bench but they’re talking tonight?

    #1774371
    aindro
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    Bad news regarding Kante. We need him badly

    #1774383

    nine nine nine
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    Billy Gilmour in the Super Cup squad great potential and a wonderful experience for the lad.

    #1774504

    nine nine nine
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    Liverpool 5/7 on Chelsea 9/2 against. That seems about right to me. I would take a narrow defeat and a decent performance right now if it was on offer.

    “But it’s a funny old game Saint”😊

    #1774573
    chelsea1967
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    5am this one. At least I get the sleep in before the nightmare. We repeat that last defensive effort and we are in all sorts. Anyway I’ll put on the positive hat and hope for the very best. 1-0 to us 🙂

    #1774592

    nine nine nine
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    67, much better time for you buddie.

    I hope should we lose tonight we don’t see a silly over reaction on here and people take into account the opposition and the current situation we as a Club find ourselves in.

    I don’t think we will see the real Chelsea for a few months yet and until we manage to get all our key players up and running.

    Try and enjoy it the pre match build up might be the best it gets.😊 Cheers 9’s

    #1774646

    nine nine nine
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    Confirmed line up and Kante starts: The EL Final line up bar the departed Luiz and Hazard.

    Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante, Pulisic, Pedro, Giroud.

    #1774685
    Wise-fan
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    I’m surprised by the intensity of our performance tonight. we are the better team, with chance after chance created by the team. impressed by the performance of Pulsic tonight. while will go a long way from replacing Hazard, the signs are encouraging tonight. a good assist to his name and what would have been a wonderful goal denied for offside. this guy has cemented his place. also, Jorginho is doing fine so far by having Kante alongside may have lifted him. Emerson is looking classic. Azpi is doing fine although the Liverpool attack is poor equally. but I’m still nervous about Zouma. more of this in the second half please.

    #1774716
    aindro
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    What a pity. Hope that Tammy will change that no 9 to another number.

    #1774718
    Wise-fan
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    Well, that was it when I saw Abraham, the Memories of Lukaku 2013 came into my mind. but once again credit to the boys. Barkley has been a waste in my opinion. he failed to impact that game.

    But can’t say that I’m too disappointed with that performance tonight. it has been a good one. although I thought our defense has been a suspect once Christensen left the field. I hope he is not injured because we need him at this moment. over the Leicester on Sunday, play like that with little mistakes at the back. and we have a real chance of winning it.

    #1774724

    nine nine nine
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    Very decent performance tonight from the lads I think we were marginally the better team I’m sure the players and Frank and the Coaches will take great heart from that.

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