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posted on 28/7/19

bring on utd first game!

ktbffh

posted on 28/7/19

I think he'll start with Tammy up top for today. He knows what he's got with Giroud and Batshooey but Tammy's a bit more of an unknown quantity in the Chelsea team.

No idea of who'll partner Luiz in Rudigers absence though, if I had to guess I'd say he might want another look at Zouma as it looks like the decision to loan out Tomori has been made!

posted on 28/7/19

we do still have AC

posted on 28/7/19

any streams available for the game yet

posted on 28/7/19

15m delay in KO.

I'm watching on the 5th Stand App - £1.99.

posted on 28/7/19

Chris Jones just said it will be basically two teams again today!

posted on 28/7/19

Tomori and Christensen start in the middle of CD - just the combination I wasn't expecting!

posted on 28/7/19

Caballero (c); Zappacosta, Christensen, Tomori, Alonso, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Pulisic, Barkley, Kenedy, Giroud.

posted on 28/7/19

Watching on the Chelsea website, video jumpy as feck

posted on 28/7/19

comment by SuperFrank (U15103)
posted 1 minute ago
Watching on the Chelsea website, video jumpy as feck
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Down load the 5th Stand app. Nice smooth picture, no buffering or annoying ads - only £1.99.

posted on 28/7/19

comment by BrummieBlue! (U3487)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by SuperFrank (U15103)
posted 1 minute ago
Watching on the Chelsea website, video jumpy as feck
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Down load the 5th Stand app. Nice smooth picture, no buffering or annoying ads - only £1.99.
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Paid £10.99 before pre season for the web version for the games

posted on 28/7/19

Great goal from Barkley

posted on 28/7/19

comment by SuperFrank (U15103)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by BrummieBlue! (U3487)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by SuperFrank (U15103)
posted 1 minute ago
Watching on the Chelsea website, video jumpy as feck
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Down load the 5th Stand app. Nice smooth picture, no buffering or annoying ads - only £1.99.
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Paid £10.99 before pre season for the web version for the games
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I've got the android version on my Samsung tablet - quality picture to be fair.

I wish I'd paid for the lot TBH.

posted on 28/7/19

That was really poor until Barkley’s goal went in. Since we’ve been alright. Still only Barkley looked better than average osrformance

posted on 28/7/19

Should be much better 2nd half theoretically, not many of that 1st half side will start v Yoonited, probably only Barkley, Giroud, Pulisic and maybe Alonso!

posted on 28/7/19

again i think kenedy did ok i think hes worth keeping for the season, he has a good motor and works hard up front, barkley very good again that 15 mill is looking very cheap now. Pulisic needs to get up to speed quickly or face a lot of time on the bench. Great game from mount and two well taken goals, i think Frank sees a bit of himself in Mount. Tammy looked lost again think premier league is a level too high for him.

posted on 28/7/19

Lampard said he was worried about our defence because of the goals we let in, but we need to remember we have Kante to comeback and Rudi as well, Christensen did well first half with a very young partner, second half there were a couple of mistakes but its still early yet, well be ok. With the performances of mount and Barkley this situation will give Frank sleepless nights as both deserve to start but in the same position so i think maybe at the start Barkley will get the nod simply because of his experience, but Mount will get plenty of minutes.

posted on 28/7/19

I would expect the next two games to be much more indicative of how we will set up for the United game

posted on 28/7/19

Mount seems good.

posted on 28/7/19

Typical - our two best players are in competition for the same position!

comment by jp1911 (U9072)

posted on 29/7/19

With hazard gone, goals from other midfielders is more important than ever and it's great to see mount and Barkley on the score sheet plus RLC had a good goal scoring run towards the end of last season. I think the fact it looks like we're going to play a number 10 this season will really help one of them get a good goal scoring return. The big problem is how it's going to work. I can't see more than one of them in the starting 11 regularly but we need as many goals as possible to make up for what we're losing in hazard. Good luck Frank is all I can say.

posted on 29/7/19

With hazard gone, goals from other midfielders is more important than ever and it's great to see mount and Barkley on the score sheet plus RLC had a good goal scoring run towards the end of last season. I think the fact it looks like we're going to play a number 10 this season will really help one of them get a good goal scoring return. The big problem is how it's going to work. I can't see more than one of them in the starting 11 regularly but we need as many goals as possible to make up for what we're losing in hazard. Good luck Frank is all I can say.
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The onus will be more on CHO than them to chip in with goals throughout the season. For 100k/w at his age we should expect nothing less quite frankly.

posted on 29/7/19

There isn't a contest between Mount & Barkley....

Mount is a cut-above Barkley...in the way he uses the ball, movement, pressing, and general footballing IQ on and off the ball.


Cal, Mount, RJ will all become top players.
They belong at the top(flight). Elite amongst their respective age groups.


I'm looking forward to (standout) prospects no longer being grossly mismanaged.

posted on 29/7/19

comment by Devil D.A. (U6522)
posted 3 hours, 6 minutes ago
With hazard gone, goals from other midfielders is more important than ever and it's great to see mount and Barkley on the score sheet plus RLC had a good goal scoring run towards the end of last season. I think the fact it looks like we're going to play a number 10 this season will really help one of them get a good goal scoring return. The big problem is how it's going to work. I can't see more than one of them in the starting 11 regularly but we need as many goals as possible to make up for what we're losing in hazard. Good luck Frank is all I can say.
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The onus will be more on CHO than them to chip in with goals throughout the season. For 100k/w at his age we should expect nothing less quite frankly.
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You can be on all the money in the world but at the end of the day he's still an inexperienced kid and with that comes inconsistency, I hope people don't get that pumped up about him, that they start expecting Hazardesque performances because it's simply not going to happen.

All we've done with his (very lucrative) contract is, assuming he signs it, tie up a potentially huge talent to keep him away from avaricious eyes elsewhere. In this day and age everyone from clubs to managers to players are trying to cut the best possible deals to suit themselves anyway so I don't blame him for setting himself up with a contract for 100k a week, even if I don't necessarily agree with footballers wages in general.

If he does turn out to be the talent we hope it will be money well spent!

posted on 29/7/19

There isn't a contest between Mount & Barkley....

Mount is a cut-above Barkley...in the way he uses the ball, movement, pressing, and general footballing IQ on and off the ball.
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I've got to say I agree with that. I've never been a fan of Barkley, however this pre-season he has shown more ability than I've had cause to give him credit for previously. I'm hoping he can carry this form on into the season and prove me wrong over the next 9 months.

However I think Mount looks a class above in natural ability and the way he reads the game. He's probably the closest thing I've seen to Lampard himself, with the way he times his arrival into the box to get efforts on goal.

If they can both carry on in the same vein it will give Frank a selection problem without a doubt but one he'll be glad to have - especially when RLC returns!

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