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Author Topic: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread  (Read 6816 times)

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2021, 11:41:45 AM »
Chelsea rent boys

We're not really all that into homophobic bullshit here. So no more of it please.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2021, 12:29:39 PM »
Much as I'd like to see Archer etc I'd prefer us to have a proper go at winning this.  Players like Watkins & Ings should be capable of playing Sat - Wed - Sat, particulalry with all the international breaks.  I think a win and the momentum would be better for us as a club than giving the fringe players minutes.  The kids time will come - Smith has shown that if they are good enough he will back them.

Watkins looks in need of football but I'd give Ings a break for sure.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2021, 01:49:01 PM »
I'd hope none of our non-internationals are in need of a break. We've played two games since their last fortnight off from first team duties, and we've got just two more weekend fixtures until their next one.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2021, 02:18:28 PM »
With a couple of exceptions for those whoíve been playing internationals in South America or winning gold medals I think most would benefit from more competitive game time together to work on cohesiveness so hope we avoid wholesale changes.

Nailed on for eleven changes now.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2021, 02:43:36 PM »
Sack it off, rest key players for the meaningful league games to come.

Cup games not meaningful ?

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2021, 02:55:08 PM »
Much as I'd like to see Archer etc I'd prefer us to have a proper go at winning this.  Players like Watkins & Ings should be capable of playing Sat - Wed - Sat, particulalry with all the international breaks.  I think a win and the momentum would be better for us as a club than giving the fringe players minutes.  The kids time will come - Smith has shown that if they are good enough he will back them.

Yes, would agree with that. All of the players in the teams playing in Europe will play loads more games this season, and yes add in the international breaks will give most of ours a break as well. The likes of Ings, Watkins, Cash, Young, Targett, Ramsey, Konsa and Mings should not really need to be rested at all.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2021, 03:17:53 PM »
Martinez
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Nakamba Sanson
Traore Buendia El Ghazi
Watkins

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2021, 03:23:45 PM »
Sack it off, rest key players for the meaningful league games to come.

What a load of old shite.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2021, 05:57:56 PM »
From the training photos seems that Carney and JPB might be getting back to fitness which is good news. Might be too early to see them tomorrow but great if they could feature in some capacity

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2021, 07:15:35 PM »
Sack it off, rest key players for the meaningful league games to come.

What a load of old shite.

Absolutely. I cannot understand it at all

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2021, 07:39:37 PM »
Sack it off, rest key players for the meaningful league games to come.

What a load of old shite.

I hope that's the attitude of Chelsea, as if we play like we did the other week, but tighten up proficiency in both boxes, then we have a chance.

The idea that we shouldn't care about winning a trophy is mind boggling.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2021, 07:43:06 PM »
Happy to take Lovejoy's Final ticket off his hands.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2021, 08:15:53 PM »
We should always take all cup games seriously. We have a great history with the League Cup and letís go for it. It will be a tough ask but Iím very happy with the way weíve played in the last two games and we can beat these.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2021, 08:20:20 PM »
Two realistic chances to win a trophy every season.

Iíll never understand the modern psyche that theyíre not important.

Always remember hearing a Wigan fan on the radio when asked would you rather have stayed up than win the FA Cup. He said, ďI canít imagine telling the grandkids all about the year we finished 17th - I will be able to tell them how we won the Cup at Wembley though.

Trophies. Thatís what itís all about, for me.

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Re: Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup pre match thread
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2021, 08:48:04 PM »
What I hope happens
is we play a slightly weaker side to save players for Man Utd but still be enough to get by a weaker Chelsea team,
Then go to Old Trafford with our top players rested and come home with some sort of positive result

What I think will happen
is we will play a side that will put up a reasonable show but ultimately wonít be strong or good enough to beat a second string Chelsea
Then turn up at Old Trafford with all our best players rested and lose again

Sorry for the gloom but hope is all I have

 


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