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Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, London, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club's home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had their first major success in 1955, when they won the league championship. They then won various cup competitions between 1965 and 1996. The club's greatest period of success has come during the last two decades; winning 21 trophies since 1997. Chelsea have won five national league titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winners' Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League, and one of four clubs, and the only British club, to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.

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Conte admits to homesickness. What a cunt; he is a millionaire that can fly home at anytime most of the year and be there in a couple of hours. I can afford Australia maybe once every two years and it takes over a day to get there.

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Still think we could of achieved so much more that season. The best Chelsea team to date and arguably one of the best if not the best team in the world at the time. 

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1 hour ago, carefreeluke said:

What a night.

 

 Ahhhhh The year we won it. 

 

Them were the days 

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Yeah the Infamous Luis Garcia goal, if the goal line technology was active back then you would only have four :(

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7 minutes ago, True Blue said:

Yeah the Infamous Luis Garcia goal, if the goal line technology was active back then you would only have four :(

If the goal wasn't given you'd have been down to 10 men anyway. :D

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1 minute ago, LFCMadLad said:

If the goal wasn't given you'd have been down to 10 men anyway. :D

Excuses excuses...:ph34r:

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Just thought I would ask if Barcelona's big night against PSG reminded any other Chelsea fans of a certain Tom Henning's performance at Stamford Bridge a few years back?

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6 minutes ago, The Liquidator said:

Just thought I would ask if Barcelona's big night against PSG reminded any other Chelsea fans of a certain Tom Henning's performance at Stamford Bridge a few years back?

The Liquidator? Keep away from Smiley he's sick of seeing people like you :ph34r:. What was your username on TFF if you don't mind me asking - I seem to remember that avatar from over there but can't seem to remember this name - welcome all the same :).

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Eden Hazard's attitude maybe down to beatings in Lille:

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Eden Hazard’s former clubmate has revealed the Chelsea idol began his professional career by getting beaten up twice by senior players.

The Belgian midfielder, 26, has recaptured his best form this season to inspire Antonio Conte’s side to the top of the Premier League but ex-Lille defender Gregory Tafforeau has told how Hazard enraged the French club’s players with his attitude when he broke into their first team aged 16. Tafforeau, 40, recalled:

“Hazard turned up for his first Lille training session with his socks rolled down, his laces undone and without shinpads. As for his standard, he trained as though he was a club veteran. That annoyed the senior players. ''

Soon afterwards I could hear voices being raised in the fitness room, and I heard a loud whack, I went in and saw Eden holding his cheek. Franck Beria, one of our star players, was there and his eyes were bloodshot with rage. It turned out Eden had bumped into Franck in the city centre, and taken the mickey out of him in front of everyone.

“Two days later he got another good slap from our defender Nicolas Plestan. The lad was in tears, from then on we noticed a change in his attitude.”

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Interesting to read considering he's perceived to have a bad attitude now, maybe some traits never go away? 

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14 hours ago, carefreeluke said:

Remember this?

 

I remember Joe Cole, with 6 months of the French season to go, being VERY confident where Eden would end up.

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He showed how big of a pro he is last season, he was piss poor. He subbed himself three times during the season, and he would be off in a flash if we had two shit seasons. For me personally he will always be a pure mercenary who the fans idolize because we want a wannabe Messi. As soon as Barca or Real comes knocking he will be on a plane and waving to us with his middle finger.

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Unlike our 2015 title win, we haven't been that reliant on Eden. Handful of players in our side have had a better season. Luiz, Pedro, Kante, Azpilicueta, Costa. We have a manager who has built balance and fluidity in the side, having not to rely on a particular player. 

Personally hope he stays until he accomplishes everything with us. 

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15 minutes ago, True Blue said:

He showed how big of a pro he is last season, he was piss poor. He subbed himself three times during the season, and he would be off in a flash if we had two shit seasons. For me personally he will always be a pure mercenary who the fans idolize because we want a wannabe Messi. As soon as Barca or Real comes knocking he will be on a plane and waving to us with his middle finger.

That's an interesting point of view.

I dont agree with any of it, but it is interesting.

I guess you were a huge fan of Robben too?  :ph34r:

 

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Just now, The Liquidator said:

That's an interesting point of view.

I dont agree with any of it, but it is interesting.

I guess you were a huge fan of Robben too?  :ph34r:

 

I was a big fan of Robben, he did well for us but he was also very injury prone. Not just at Chelsea but all his career, at that point we were looking to cash in. He played three seasons for the club and he was superb in all three.

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Superb is pushing it. 2007 season he was mediocre.  If anyone was superb, it was Duff. 

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Unlike our 2015 title win, we haven't been that reliant on Eden. Handful of players in our side have had a better season. Luiz, Pedro, Kante, Azpilicueta, Costa. We have a manager who has built balance and fluidity in the side, having not to rely on a particular player. 

Personally hope he stays until he accomplishes everything with us. 

Yes, a much more balanced view from you Cicero.

Eden, along with whoever was playing the opposite side of the pitch, having licence to move inside, instead of being pinned to the flank which the previous coach insisted on, has been key to allowing him to flourish into the exciting attacking player he is.

If you listen to his interviews, he says as much each time he gets the chance.

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6 minutes ago, The Liquidator said:

Yes, a much more balanced view from you Cicero.

Eden, along with whoever was playing the opposite side of the pitch, having licence to move inside, instead of being pinned to the flank which the previous coach insisted on, has been key to allowing him to flourish into the exciting attacking player he is.

If you listen to his interviews, he says as much each time he gets the chance.

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5 minutes ago, True Blue said:

I was a big fan of Robben, he did well for us but he was also very injury prone. Not just at Chelsea but all his career, at that point we were looking to cash in. He played three seasons for the club and he was superb in all three.

Well Robben was touched up by Madrid to get him out of Chelsea. Something we are lead to believe they have done to Eden. The only difference is, Eden has not given them the Green light, where Robben waited till the Chelsea squad touched down in America to drop his bombshell of wanting to move on to the waiting Spanish press.

I humble suggest your harsh words are pointed in the wrong direction.

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If this season finishes tomorrow, Eden in 2014-15 (the last league winning season) was better.

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18 minutes ago, carefreeluke said:

If this season finishes tomorrow, Eden in 2014-15 (the last league winning season) was better.

Yeah I would say that is a very fair comment, however you only have to listen to him to accept he is far more happy with this positioning under Conte.

After that great Premier league winning season, teams doubled and trebled up against him and I have always felt that was enough to give him the benefit of the doubt on if was putting it in that season or not.

For him to continually bring up the being pinned out wide during that 15-16 season, when interviewed this, while a direct illumination of the previous managers preference, I think he genuinely wants people to know he was trying last season, just played to instruction and was snuffed out by oppositions expecting him to do the same each week.

Word is after Jose was sacked Eden sent him a text to say sorry and point out he wasnt a Machine.

 

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25 minutes ago, The Liquidator said:

Yeah I would say that is a very fair comment, however you only have to listen to him to accept he is far more happy with this positioning under Conte.

After that great Premier league winning season, teams doubled and trebled up against him and I have always felt that was enough to give him the benefit of the doubt on if was putting it in that season or not.

For him to continually bring up the being pinned out wide during that 15-16 season, when interviewed this, while a direct illumination of the previous managers preference, I think he genuinely wants people to know he was trying last season, just played to instruction and was snuffed out by oppositions expecting him to do the same each week.

Word is after Jose was sacked Eden sent him a text to say sorry and point out he wasnt a Machine.

 

How do you explain Hazard subbing himself off 3 times when absolutely nothing was wrong with him at all? That's a losers attitude and shows a weak mentality and is one of the reasons why he'll never be one of the worlds best players. 

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5 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

How do you explain Hazard subbing himself off 3 times when absolutely nothing was wrong with him at all? That's a losers attitude and shows a weak mentality and is one of the reasons why he'll never be one of the worlds best players. 

I am sorry, I do not waste my time on media\internet bullshit stories. If you want to hold that myth to your heart all power to you. For me it's total bollocks opinion from fans who know very little about the game. There is no positive proof he wasnt injured and professional players are told if they feel a problem to inform the sideline so he does not make it worse. Everybody knew last season he was carrying injuries from soon after the season started. He should have been rested, but the manager kept putting him in.

Our last game at West Ham, Eden did the same, walked off pointing to his groin\hamstring ~ Nobody calling him mentally weak then was there.

It's that simple.

 

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Apparently a condition of Conte's contract extension is giving him the investments to strengthen when needed. Lovely to hear that. We will need to have a big summer if we want to compete in Europe again. 

If Costa does leave for China, we will have nearly 140 mill in funds from him and Oscar. 

If everything went our way, best outcome of our transfer window

IN

Belotti

Sanchez/Bernardo Silva

Bakayoko

Ghoulam

Semedo

OUT

Terry

Batshuayi

Loftus-Cheek (Loan)

Aina (Loan)

Recall

Baker

Christensen

Abraham

 

Belotti

Hazard------------------Sanchez

Ghoulam---Bakayoko--Kante---Semedo

Azpilicueta---Luiz---Christensen

Courtois

 

Abraham, Pedro, Willian, Cesc, Baker, Chalobah, Matic, Alonso, Moses, Cahill, Ake, Zouma, Begovic

 

 

 

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