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I hope Spurs 2-0 Chelsea
I think Spurs 1-4 Chelsea
Damn
I'd be very surprised if there were more than 3 goals at best. Mou is gonna be cautious.
i'd wont be surprised to see us score 3 and wont be surprised to concede 3, the only thing i want i is DD to score
a win is what we want, i dont care if Courtios score our winning goal.
The wembley is Drogba destiny
can we plz plz stop harry kane tomorrow??? i Know i will look stupid saying this, but PLEASE stop him like how we stop Yaya Toure playing in our victory last year???
what the hell is wrong with epl refs?? how can u mistake O'shea for Brown... wow just wow.....
I miss David Luiz now. If we had him he'd have been DM..
you guys should buy another afro dude.

fill that void.
hm. he paid for Costa and Fabregas. you'd switch those two for Luiz?
-------Luiz- matic----
willian-fabregas-hazard
------Costa----

That would be nice vs big teams
We kinda Have Ake. Dreadlocks tho. Lets buy Fellaini
if Fabregas and Ramires start in the pivot, we will lose. Spurs will stretch the field with their fullbacks and isolate our midfield, then it's a matter of Erickson picking out the passes.

Somehow we need to win the midfield battle. The idea of Azpi in DM role has been thrown around and Luis as the natural LB. Also both Fabregas and Oscar can not start, one will have to be sacrificed. Obviously we can't play a 433 since spurs will line up with a 4231. The game will be won and lost in midfield.

courtois
ivanovic terry zouma luis
ramires* azpi
hazard oscar* willian
costa

*fabregas - either will start as the #10 or won't start at all. Will be very risky starting him as DM.

*ramires- please, please keep your cool.
Ramires has so far played as a box-to-box midfielder besides Matic.

If he is playing in place of Matic, it's unlikely that Jose will allow him to be as free. he'll sit in, and play defensively.

My only concern is how azpi will handle the middle of the pitch. But this is the team that fields the best/most in form players so I'd welcome it. Could't agree more that a Fab-Rambo pivot would be shooting ourselves in the foot.
Tomorrow's final is massive for José, the team , the Club and us fans for a variety of reasons as a win will make it Jose's first trophy in 3 years (the longest he's ever been without a trophy), help the team banish the memories of recent insipid run of poor form, help the team gain momentum and grow in confidence as we close I on the business end of the season, it will be the Club's first domestic trophy in nearly 3 years and it needless to say give us more ammunition to taunt rival fans with something for us to celebrate on the domestic front.

I undertstand we all still can't get the humiliation our team suffered at WHL out of our heads yet and it scares the life out of us to face them again especially without a robust presence in midfield. While our fear is not far fetched I think we are taking it too far. At WHL we underestimated Spurs and contrary to what most if us here think, we lost that game because of the space Ivan afforded our opponents on the right. With the team we have and with a bit more respect for the opponents I think our team can come out top of tomorrow's match. There is no need to play anyone out of position and I think we should start with our usual formation.

Courtois
Ivan Zouma Terry Azpi
Fabregas Ramires
Willian Oscar Hazard
Costa.

We can transition to 4-4-2 without the ball when defending. Oscar and Willian will be on strict instructions to be positionally disciplined plugging any gaps in the centre and right were possible. The only change I'd make to that starting line up is Ake/RLC for Ramires only bcos I think they will combine better with Fabregas as they have better passing ability than Ramires

How can Fabregas and Ramires possibly protect our back 4? Fabregas has been extremely effective this season because Matic is next to him making tackles/interceptions and giving the ball to Fab to distribute it. Without a natural Dm available in the team for tomorrow, Fabregas should be in the #10 role or not start at all.

I think they'll tear us apart if we start with those players. Whoever wins the midfield battle wins the game. Also remember that tour back 4 is only as good as the protection it gets from midfield. If spurs manage to stretch us and isolate our back four, we will leak goals.
@Ethio1989

tear us apart? please. they couldn't tear apart Fiorentina or West Ham. Yet they are going to tear us apart?

they scored five goals against us because Ivanovic and Cahill had their worst games, and we allowed two silly goals in a span of two minutes just before the half, which meant we abandoned any shape to try and get back into the game, which we nearly did if Azpi score that great chance Hazard created.

No way Ivanovic plays midfielder tomorrow. He's going to be a proper, defensive full-back in the final.

And how is Fabregas-Ramires any worse than Lampard-Ramires?

You are telling me that Ramires can't protect the back four from the likes of Eriksen and Chadli?
+3
Felipe luis makes more sense playing in midfeild then Azpi, hes by far the more technical player
Why will any manager in the world bench a player like Cesc and play a RB in midfield...100% sure that jose is not mad enough to make such a stupid move. it won't happen chill guys.

BTW we are not playing Real , Barca or Bayern..let's not over react to on big defeat to spurs in a decades. Sh*t happens once in a while
Speaking of Jose, can you remember him ever losing twice to the same team in the span of 2 months?

he isn't going to take this lightly, nor is he going to let the players forget the 5-3.

This isn't a second game in three days. That 5-3 was the perfect storm for Spurs. We were coming off a tough away game at Southampton where we exerted extreme amounts of energy to try and win.
@ethio sorry but you are giving way too much to the spuds midfield lol, you're making it seem as if we are playing world class midfielders :(
+3
Idk why u guys are worrying so much,this is Jose he will find away.
+1
*respect
+1
Lol. Not worried about this final at all
Ramires will make mistimed tackles and get mad at the referee for mistimed tackles.

#StroyOfRamires.
here's hoping the players don't underestimate them as much as you guys lol
+1
Mourinho underestimated them at WHL because we beat them 3-0 a few weeks before. Surely the same won't happen again.
Defending is not only about tackles it also involves being able to keep the ball becayse needless to say the longer you keep the ball the less likely it is for ur opponent to score. Fabregas is our best player in ball retention and recycling that is why it will be the most timid and cowardly thing if José doesn't start him. Oscar has to start because of his pressing and positional intelligence to fill in midfield when more bodies are required. Willian on the right for his workrate to help out Ivan and to take advantage of the space Walker leaves behind when bombing forward.

The only person I am a bit iffy about is Ramires because in such a high intensitygame he is llikely to cause 2 bookable offences leading to a sending offand I am not so cconfident in his ability to recycle the ball with Fabregas. The later point can be remedied with Oscar dropping into the midfield to combine with Fabregas .

Like Moeb8 has pointed out Ramires - Fabregas and Lampard - Ramires are notso different and imo the former is better.
Liverpool has not lost a home game after losing to Chelsea in the beginning of November. Across all tournaments, LFC has been unbeaten at Anfiled for 11 games now. How good it would be if they can make it 12?
City will win. they nearly won last year without Augero and Toure, and destroyed them already this year.
Liverpool played 120 mins just like chelsea did when they played city only 3 days before. Look whst it did to us.

City will probably win
Liverpool vs City is going to be a very big game both in terms of top 4 as well as the title race.
If LFC wins they are only 2 points behind ManU.
IF City wins they are only 2 points behind Chelsea (with one extra game in hand for Chelsea)
...I am one of those rare Chelsea fans who like Liverpool. I hate ManU and want LFC to finish top 4 (hope for Southampton is gone)
Also LFC winning will help Chelsea. Hope LFC can get at least a draw against City.
This may shock people. But im going to go ahead and say it....

The PL refs are starting to become retarded
starting to? starting to?
+6
Considering Drogba retires next season and A villa get relegated. Should we try to bring in Benteke as cover ?
another big Belgian striker, eh?

don't think Jose likes those types.
Yes! I'd love us to have Benteke.
Does wanting Burnley to get relegated makes me a bad person ??
+1
Be careful what you say as a blue brother...FA are everywhere!!!
+1
haha. rather harsh.
Lol!! It doest matter if we want or not...they are getting relegated anyways
Does wanting QPR to get relegated make me a good person?

Yep.
+2


12 hours ago
Fully fit and back on form, Chelsea’s Ramires believes he can make a difference against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup final and that Wembley is the perfect stage on which to prove his point
23 hours ago
Tottenham are at full strength while Chelsea are missing only the injured Mikel John Obi and the suspended Nemanja Matic
1 day ago
José Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has said that the credibilty of the Premier League around world is at stake after Nemanja Matic’s suspension
1 day ago
José Mourinho has never had to wait so long between major trophies while the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham will be a new experience for many of Chelsea’s side
1 day ago
Argentinian has tough goalkeeper call for Capital One Cup final as manager tells Spurs players: ‘I am the boss’
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Diego Costa has said he will not change his style of play but acknowledged he needed to be more careful after his three-match ban for stamping
2 days ago
Chelsea have agreed a £40m-per-year deal with the Japanese tyre firm Yokohama Rubber, making it the second most lucrative in Premier League history
3 days ago
David de Gea not talking to Louis van Gaal? | Tottenham in for Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour? Aaron Lennon to stay at Everton for £7m?
3 days ago
Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech only expect to learn who is to start for Chelsea in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final on the morning of the game itself
3 days ago
Chelsea have warned supporters they will take the strongest possible action against anyone aiming antisemitic abuse at Tottenham Hotspur fans during the Capital One Cup final
3 days ago
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham face a big four days with a Europa League second leg at Fiorentina on Thursday, standing at 1-1, then the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday
3 days ago
Incident at St Pancras station came hours after abuse of black man on Paris Métro by Chelsea supporters
3 days ago
Detectives issue images of men sought in connection with alleged racist chanting at train station in London last Wednesday
4 days ago
The Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has had his three-game ban for the red card he picked up against Burnley reduced to two games
4 days ago
Sean Dyche is nicknamed the Ginger Mourinho but who won the war of words over Nemanja Matic’s red card?
5 days ago
Burnley’s Sean Dyche has criticised his Chelsea counterpart, José Mourinho, for his belated reaction to Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic
5 days ago
Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is resigned to losing his appeal over the Burnley sending off and missing the League Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley
5 days ago
Chelsea will appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge
6 days ago
Sergio Agüero is firing again, José Mourinho’s propaganda may be backfiring and has the penny finally dropped for Scott Sinclair at Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa?
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Richard Barklie, a former RUC officer, says he did not sing racist songs during incident when black man was stopped from boarding train

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D
W
Pl
Pos
60
34
22
56
2
6
18
26
1
55
31
25
56
3
7
16
26
2
50
20
26
46
5
8
14
27
3
48
20
29
49
6
6
14
26
4
46
18
20
38
9
4
14
27
5
45
9
29
38
7
6
13
26
6
44
5
36
41
8
5
13
26
7
40
-3
34
31
9
7
11
27
8
39
6
33
39
8
9
10
27
9
39
-3
34
31
10
6
11
27
10
35
-10
42
32
10
8
9
27
11
30
-7
38
31
11
9
7
27
12
30
-9
34
25
11
9
7
27
13
28
-4
37
33
10
10
6
26
14
26
-11
36
25
13
8
6
27
15
25
-16
38
22
10
13
4
27
16
22
-18
45
27
16
4
6
26
17
22
-20
45
25
13
10
4
27
18
22
-24
37
13
15
7
5
27
19
18
-18
42
24
16
6
4
26
20
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UEFA Champions League Table

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GA
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W
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Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

UEFA Champions League Table

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GA
GF
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D
W
Pl
Pos
14
14
3
17
0
2
4
6
1
8
-5
14
9
2
2
2
6
2
7
0
12
12
3
1
2
6
3
3
-9
13
4
3
3
0
6
4

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