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    Mata once again showing why he's one of the best attacking mids in the world. Still a tier above Oscar tbh.
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    So, where's the pessimism on this thread then?

    Nice playing the game so direct. Ba coming on with torres changed the game. Like I said, he's not been given a chance. But credit to torres as well, he's worked hard this game and pressed the centre back, same with ba.

    So second, only 4 points behind arsenal. 2 points above third. Looking good ain't it.

    Well done Mourinho. Good subs, grinded the game out well.
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    (Original post by Scott.M)
    It's irrelevant as still won't win the prem.
    Neither will Arsenal. Man City will most likely win the league this year. Chelsea still have a shot if we can get a bit more consistent with out performances.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Mata once again showing why he's one of the best attacking mids in the world. Still a tier above Oscar tbh.
    True, hopefully mata does what robben did last year under heynckes and just go on a run of form.

    Good win. Responded well and controlled the game.
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    Stamford Bridge will be a fortress again??
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Mata once again showing why he's one of the best attacking mids in the world. Still a tier above Oscar tbh.
    Agree, really don't want him to go.
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    (Original post by Nichrome)
    Neither will Arsenal. Man City will most likely win the league this year. Chelsea still have a shot if we can get a bit more consistent with out performances.
    All City need to do is win 75% of there away games with their absolute lethal home form.
    They are looking scary atm.
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    (Original post by Cannotbelieveit)
    Game. Set. Match

    Make no mistake, this was a great win for us. Southampton are definitely top 4 contenders.
    Na, they're not. I feel that their confidence dropped and they struggled to play their football the second we turned on the heat, they then got shown up to be an alright prem team tbh.

    Top half team for sure though. Play positive football and get results from it in this league its really hard to do so. Talented players, ward prowse gets very good whip on his crosses which troubled us a bit and they're a very intelligent team, I watched the way they got out of their blocks to get second balls or to reduce chelsea pressure via giving us less time to play through and their movement was sublime, have energy too(although they struggled to keep that fitness level up as I thought)
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    (Original post by Nichrome)
    Agree, really don't want him to go.

    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    True, hopefully mata does what robben did last year under heynckes and just go on a run of form.

    Good win. Responded well and controlled the game.
    He was looking quite confident in his play as well. And I agree about the Robben bit.

    Was a bit confused at what our formation was though, first 4-2-3-1, then Lampard went on for Oscar and Ba for Essien, what was it then? 4-4-2?
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    (Original post by Nichrome)
    Agree, really don't want him to go.
    He's not going to go. Pretty clear how good he is, Mourinho knows how good he is too.

    Mazacar didn't work well today though.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    He was looking quite confident in his play as well. And I agree about the Robben bit.

    Was a bit confused at what our formation was though, first 4-2-3-1, then Lampard went on for Oscar and Ba for Essien, what was it then? Wasn't totally focused on the game
    When Lamps went for oscar ramires played on the right wing and Mata went in the hole in a 4-2-3-1.
    4-4-2 second half. Mata and hazard on the flanks but coming in.

    Then reverted to a 4-3-3
    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    Stamford Bridge will be a fortress again??
    Hopefully.
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    God I hope Mata gets a lot more starts, he is sublime.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    When Lamps went for oscar ramires played on the right wing and Mata went in the hole in a 4-2-3-1.
    4-4-2 second half. Mata and hazard on the flanks but coming in.

    Then reverted to a 4-3-3

    Hopefully.
    Cheers. Thought it was a 4-4-2 but wasn't sure.

    Also, how good did Azpi look as the LB? Looks like we won't even need Shaw if he keeps this kind of play up.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Cheers. Thought it was a 4-4-2 but wasn't sure.

    Also, how good did Azpi look as the LB? Looks like we won't even need Shaw if he keeps this kind of play up.
    He was generally good, wasn't troubled too much tbh. James ward prowse put in a couple crosses which were pretty good so he could have done better then, but he wasn't getting ripped or anything. Seems like a long term solution there tbh.
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Cheers. Thought it was a 4-4-2 but wasn't sure.

    Also, how good did Azpi look as the LB? Looks like we won't even need Shaw if he keeps this kind of play up.
    What if Ivanovic was to get injured then we'd need Azpilicueta back to his position.
    Luke Shaw is still young and improving, would be an amazing signing if we could get him.
    Saying that, Ivanovic played really good today and his crosses were more improved.
    Ramires should run the Olympic Marathon for Brazil, god knows where he gets the energy to run like the way he does for 90 minutes and also fly in with slide tackles.
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    Should play azpi LB and bertrand RB as a new tactic.
    (Original post by cleveradam)
    What if Ivanovic was to get injured then we'd need Azpilicueta back to his position.
    Luke Shaw is still young and improving, would be an amazing signing if we could get him.
    Saying that, Ivanovic played really good today and his crosses were more improved.
    Ramires should run the Olympic Marathon for Brazil, god knows where he gets the energy to run like the way he does for 90 minutes and also fly in with slide tackles.
    Meh, we have wallace in the wings hopefully and kalas can play RB at worst. If that's not feasible to mourinho we'll get a RB.

    Don't want Shaw tbh. Good player and all, but until Cole leaves there's no point.
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    (Original post by Scott.M)
    Don't get too happy about this. From an outsider's point of view southampton had dominated the entire game and you have been lucky and scored from 2 corners in 2 mins.

    At the start of the season I thought Chelsea might win the title, but based on this and other performances I think there is now absolutely no chance of that. Arsenal are going to show you up.
    Rubbish, you need to watch another sport if you really think that.
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    (Original post by trrr)
    Rubbish, you need to watch another sport if you really think that.
    Agreed :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Nichrome)
    haha... cheeky :lol:
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    Oscar's updated his facebook to say he isn't injured which is good, looks like his substitution was just a precaution.
 
 
 
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