Chelsea bounce back to beat Porto in Champions League
07/04/2021 | sport | football | 869
Chelsea bounce back from a testing few days to secure a crucial first leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League.
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08/04/2021 00:47:10 6 2
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They go on your thread to wind you in, and you all bite
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08/04/2021 02:36:45 1 4
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I think you'll find that they are laughing at you and your tiny trophy count.
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07/04/2021 21:10:10 0 12
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There is no way on Gods Warthe that a team as crap as Porto should be in the Champions League. It shows how rubbish the Spanish League is. Madrid should be the only Spanish club allowed in - and England’s club allowance should be at least 8 if you do it on quality. Championship clubs should be allowed to compete in the Europa. Ridiculous.
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08/04/2021 02:41:21 1 0
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Hilarious.
Your geography home schooling timetable needs reviewing fella.
Something else to blame on Covid ??????
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08/04/2021 02:43:46 4 1
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Both wing backs were outstanding tonight.
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08/04/2021 03:06:58 6 2
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Trolls were waiting by their keyboards last night all to no avail, one loss in 15 and their world was set
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07/04/2021 21:01:29 76 59
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That's foreign teams for you!
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08/04/2021 03:21:19 2 2
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Porto must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't come up against WBA then!
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08/04/2021 03:47:22 3 2
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Thats a bit rich coming from a secret spud, wont be long before you lot start doing a citeh special and let fans in for a fiver into your tax payers paid for stadium
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08/04/2021 06:38:14 1 0
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If that's the case then Real must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't come up against Brighton!
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08/04/2021 03:21:19 2 2
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Porto must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't come up against WBA then!
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08/04/2021 03:47:22 3 2
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Thats a bit rich coming from a secret spud, wont be long before you lot start doing a citeh special and let fans in for a fiver into your tax payers paid for stadium
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08/04/2021 04:05:28 1 0
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Nope Do not like Spurs even worse than Chelski! I'm a red btw your obsession with a club who haven't won ANYTHING since John Lennon left school is odd
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08/04/2021 03:47:22 3 2
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Thats a bit rich coming from a secret spud, wont be long before you lot start doing a citeh special and let fans in for a fiver into your tax payers paid for stadium
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08/04/2021 04:05:28 1 0
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Nope Do not like Spurs even worse than Chelski! I'm a red btw your obsession with a club who haven't won ANYTHING since John Lennon left school is odd
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08/04/2021 09:13:26 0 0
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The hasbeen reds who've spent in excess of 1.5 billion with 2 tinpot cups to show for it or the ones that have 5 european cups
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08/04/2021 02:20:03 4 2
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Cfc v real Madrid it is then.

Klopps Crying won't win liverpool anything for a long long time.
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08/04/2021 04:06:34 1 7
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You're getting worried again and move over reds will be slipping into the top 4 shortly
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08/04/2021 06:06:12 0 1
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Worried, don't be daft, back to wetting your pillows with your tears little boy.
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08/04/2021 02:29:10 4 2
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First English club to win every European trophy available! CFC!
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08/04/2021 04:23:32 3 10
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I wouldn’t say it’s over yet, but Chelsea looking like they’ll play PSG in the semis.
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08/04/2021 04:29:15 6 2
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Real in the semis.
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08/04/2021 06:21:34 4 0
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Wrong wrong again, draw already made
Jeez if really interested you would know that
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08/04/2021 04:23:32 3 10
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I wouldn’t say it’s over yet, but Chelsea looking like they’ll play PSG in the semis.
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08/04/2021 04:29:15 6 2
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Real in the semis.
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08/04/2021 02:20:03 4 2
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Cfc v real Madrid it is then.

Klopps Crying won't win liverpool anything for a long long time.
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08/04/2021 04:39:47 2 0
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Chelsea v Real.
Bayern v Dortmund
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07/04/2021 21:05:44 5 1
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I've just watched the Bayern v PSG first leg.

Not a chance I'm afraid.
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08/04/2021 04:52:35 1 0
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You understand only one will go through and im guessing PSG will
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07/04/2021 21:53:35 0 15
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So next week will you be home or away? Rather a pointless comment.
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08/04/2021 04:54:06 1 0
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whats up with you? dont you know the rules of european football?
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08/04/2021 04:54:51 4 2
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Playing at a neutral venue means this ridiculous competition is even less relevant.
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08/04/2021 08:13:12 1 0
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I don't like the teams still in it, but I am assuming your team is not one of them ?
Just an educated guess.
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07/04/2021 20:59:22 171 12
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Porto players go in aggressively in challenges and then fall over when the slightest breeze hits them
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08/04/2021 04:56:24 1 0
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Seen in the premier league in every game.It's a non contact sport.
Oh be quiet, you utter muppet. If you watch league football in Spain and Portugal you'll see that's a fact.

To be fair, some Premier league teams aren't far behind these days, but those leagues have always been worse for it.
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08/04/2021 04:58:00 2 0
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All premier teams have divers you clown.
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07/04/2021 22:23:03 1 20
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After all that money Chelski have pumped on players I still think Porto will go through on away goal. Chelski won't risk being spanked and humiliated in the semis.
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08/04/2021 04:58:03 0 0
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what a pathetic comment
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08/04/2021 13:29:09 0 0
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Just like Gandalfthereddevil! his pathetic comments for every team which isn't Man United will be annoying to deal with.
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Porto players go in aggressively in challenges and then fall over when the slightest breeze hits them
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08/04/2021 05:02:51 2 2
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Do you watch any English football?, or are you blind when you do? The game is the same whereever you go.
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07/04/2021 20:59:43 102 2
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Great to see an English side on the up in Europe.

Tuchel seems to be doing something right at the moment too, well done Chelsea!
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08/04/2021 05:04:35 0 0
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One game on from a 2-5 thrashing at home.
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07/04/2021 21:12:54 35 1
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Great result eventually but this team does nothing for my blood pressure. Only felt better when Tuchel finally got Werner and Havertz off and Kante and Giroud on. They have to start next week. Need a target man up front and control in midfield.
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08/04/2021 05:05:15 1 0
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We haven't got one. Giroud only. He is now best option for semi. But do we need a good forward.
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07/04/2021 20:55:56 66 5
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Chelsea record away in the CL incredible
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08/04/2021 05:05:27 2 0
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Eng vs Portugal in SPAIN!
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07/04/2021 21:53:35 0 15
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So next week will you be home or away? Rather a pointless comment.
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08/04/2021 05:06:00 2 0
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We are away in Seville at home!
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08/04/2021 00:03:19 1 6
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Bore fest at its best...same rabble and corrupt teams competing for a competition that’s 20 years past it’s sell by date
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08/04/2021 05:09:28 0 1
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As if the whole world of football is not corrupt. YAWA
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08/04/2021 05:20:58 1 10
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Chelski Vs Paris Etihad next

Sums the plastic tournament up.
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08/04/2021 06:20:39 8 1
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Wrong
Draw already made if you were really interested in the football
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07/04/2021 20:56:08 6 15
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Dull football. Poor technique

Champions League quality my elbow
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08/04/2021 05:24:14 1 0
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dull post poorly chosen words HYS quality? my elbow
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07/04/2021 21:40:37 0 18
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Think they learned from Chelsea tbh. Drogba, Costa, Robben, Lampard, Hazard

Some of the most despicable diving cheats the sports ever seen.
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08/04/2021 05:26:02 5 0
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Drogba and Costa yes and add Ballack to that but not Lampard
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08/04/2021 05:41:56 4 0
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Bounce-back-ability; how a failing club from the north west of England would love a cup of that... So caffeine free!
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07/04/2021 21:12:02 42 3
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Good result for Chelsea, Mount has come on in leaps and bounds since his loan spell.
All credit to Lampard.
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08/04/2021 05:42:14 0 2
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Would that be the Lampard that wasn't playing Mount before he got sacked ?
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08/04/2021 08:34:41 3 0
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another history re-writer! That comment is simply not true son
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07/04/2021 21:17:22 22 14
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Foden is good at pretty much everything shoot, volley, dribble, twist turn, tackle, solid in the challenge, do step overs, back heels, slide rule passes, he's strong, stays on his feet, has great pace and energy with a never say die attitude, that's one dimension I'd look for in any player.
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08/04/2021 05:44:04 0 0
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He can’t beat his man though. He slows England down and I love him as a player.
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08/04/2021 01:43:40 3 2
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I've had the same thing happen when I was questioning the game's integrity with refereeing decisions in favor of Real Madrid and them being "Anti-Bayern" in the past, but xenophobic comments are perfectly "fine" for BBC.
You're right. It's a joke!
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08/04/2021 05:44:45 1 0
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May depend on which side of the bed was alighted from...
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07/04/2021 23:11:19 0 0
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Oh ok, I get your “angle”. Good luck with that. Thought it was a football discussion, but if it makes you feel better waving your union flag and singing “God save the Queen”, good luck to you.
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08/04/2021 05:52:06 0 0
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Unlike the woke brigade most people are proud to wave the union flag. Don't disrespect people just because they have different opions to your own
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08/04/2021 08:25:22 0 0
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My sentiments exactly . Britain fought wars to get freedom . Let us not forget that ????????
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08/04/2021 05:53:55 6 0
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I am not a Chelsea supporter but to loose 5-2 at the weekend to win away in the CL is the mark of a good team. Also great to see two emerging English players on the goal sheet too.
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08/04/2021 08:11:32 1 7
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No, think you will find shipping 5 goals at home to a relegated team is NOT the sign of a good team.
Go away and think about it as you sound really, really deluded mate.
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08/04/2021 05:54:04 19 1
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It was a good response from Chelsea after the surprise scoreline at weekend, but although Tuchel likes the partnership of Jorginho and Kovacic I thought when Kante came on they had better control of the midfield. Btw what's with all the theatrics from Porto..? I swear if you got up and accidentally bumped into your TV set half of their players would fall over.
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08/04/2021 06:32:20 4 1
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Portuguese teams are all the same! England v Portugal 2006 was incredible for play acting. Also I watched Italy v Portugal years ago and it was hilarious, no passage of play lasted longer than 30 seconds!
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08/04/2021 07:20:33 2 1
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I did and they did.
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08/04/2021 05:54:24 3 4
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Going to be tough to win it with constantly playing Werner, don’t like to say this but he is probably the worst footballer I’ve ever seen at this level, Giroud and Abraham not up to it either!!! I’d probably go with Havertz up top with Pulisic and Mount in behind, all technically good, also leave Jorginho out, he’s a liability!!!
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07/04/2021 20:59:43 102 2
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Great to see an English side on the up in Europe.

Tuchel seems to be doing something right at the moment too, well done Chelsea!
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08/04/2021 06:01:00 0 0
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English team ??? You mean the United nations team from England !!!!!
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08/04/2021 08:26:30 0 0
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3 English starters last night, and one more on the bench. What is your point?
I will give you a helping hand. There has never been an all-English team in any European competition. EVER.
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07/04/2021 20:59:22 171 12
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Porto players go in aggressively in challenges and then fall over when the slightest breeze hits them
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08/04/2021 06:02:04 1 0
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They all attended the Lacazette school of diving. ??
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08/04/2021 06:21:42 0 0
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How could they? Lacazette doesn’t run any schools. He was in fact a promising pupil in the Deli Alli College of Fine Diving
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08/04/2021 00:43:05 5 3
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If Lampard was still manager Chelsea would be out of the FA cup, The CL and be about 12th in the league
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08/04/2021 06:04:02 0 1
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spot on, lampard is clueless
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08/04/2021 08:28:32 1 0
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Merely inexperienced. Stop trying to re-write history. Have some respect for his achievements with the team last season, and with his development of the Academy players.
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08/04/2021 06:04:28 7 4
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whats it all about , WHY the monkeys do they have to play 2 LEGS if no one is playing in their OWN STADIUM ? Surely it would have been better/safer to have chelsea play at porto and 2nd leg at the bridge RATHER than making a english and portuguese side go to spain and BACK TWICE with a domestic game inbetween LOL , WHERES the COVID SAFETY in that ?. Please someone explain
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08/04/2021 06:18:45 2 1
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There regularly tested, who probably vaccinated as well now, private planes, secure bubbles, list goes on
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08/04/2021 06:29:21 0 0
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Have to agree there. One off tie would be better all round. Or why couldn't they just have dispensed with the CL for a season?
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08/04/2021 08:09:20 1 3
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Firstly why are you USING CAPITALS when not needed ?
Secondly European games are played over two legs. Always have been. Just because your team won the first leg, does not mean Uefa are going to change the whole format of European football just to please one little Chelsea plastic.
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Porto players go in aggressively in challenges and then fall over when the slightest breeze hits them
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08/04/2021 06:06:11 0 0
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Oh and that doesn't happen every week in the premier league does it???
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08/04/2021 04:06:34 1 7
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You're getting worried again and move over reds will be slipping into the top 4 shortly
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08/04/2021 06:06:12 0 1
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Worried, don't be daft, back to wetting your pillows with your tears little boy.
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07/04/2021 20:56:25 40 4
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I love the Champions League but my God it is so nerve-wracking ! After losing 2-5 at home to West Brom i feared the worst here.
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08/04/2021 06:06:24 0 0
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wait till they play a good team
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08/04/2021 08:33:14 4 0
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Plums like you said that when we drew Atleti?
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07/04/2021 20:56:53 31 7
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European Masterclass ????
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08/04/2021 06:07:35 0 0
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DREAMER
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08/04/2021 09:20:29 0 0
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How do you work that one out ??
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07/04/2021 21:01:29 76 59
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That's foreign teams for you!
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08/04/2021 06:07:58 0 0
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Just how many 'English' players regularly start for the likes of Chelsea,Tottenham,Man Utd,Man City,Liverpool ,Leicester,foreign teams my left foot.
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08/04/2021 06:08:00 3 1
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ps , well done chelsea
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08/04/2021 06:13:04 10 2
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Every single BBC piece regarding Chelsea for about a week mentions this training ground incident that Tuchel himself drew a line under and explained fully. It’s so irrelevant that to keep trying to leverage it for clicks/sensationalism is borderline negligent.

Result probably better then the performance but at this stage of the CL, you take what you can get!
BBC 'news' is often the steady drip drip drip of common theme others maybe mean and call it gutter media news(?) It's certainly a waste of space. BBC could cover one of their pet topics racism and do some good might even achieve something in doing so.
In 50 years on average a black person dies in police custody once every two. Not one police officer has ever been found guilty. 25x50=1250 deaths
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08/04/2021 07:17:24 2 1
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It's what happens on every training ground throughout the world, day in day out and no one bats an eyelid. But the bbc and (liverpool managers) have to make a mountain out of a molehill.
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07/04/2021 20:57:08 17 8
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PSG and Chelsea final, the other teams are looking second class.
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08/04/2021 06:17:00 1 0
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STUPID BOY
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07/04/2021 21:05:07 136 4
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Not a Chelsea fan but a professional performance & the debate on Arnold & James
Well judging by the last couple of nights James for me
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08/04/2021 06:18:00 1 1
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Yes, because it's a good call to base a decision on 1 game eh? Go back to the weekend and TAA against Arsenal was way better than James against WBA, where he was pretty dire!
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07/04/2021 21:01:29 76 59
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That's foreign teams for you!
More racist bile.

And then when it’s two premier league teams playing, wait, don’t tell me, that’s black players for you ....

Take the knee before corn flakes if I were you. Then learn prejudice and how to overcome it
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08/04/2021 06:04:28 7 4
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whats it all about , WHY the monkeys do they have to play 2 LEGS if no one is playing in their OWN STADIUM ? Surely it would have been better/safer to have chelsea play at porto and 2nd leg at the bridge RATHER than making a english and portuguese side go to spain and BACK TWICE with a domestic game inbetween LOL , WHERES the COVID SAFETY in that ?. Please someone explain
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08/04/2021 06:18:45 2 1
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There regularly tested, who probably vaccinated as well now, private planes, secure bubbles, list goes on
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08/04/2021 07:02:33 1 0
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SO WHY SPAIN and 2 legs of clubs multi travelling through europe ? since the draw 19th march spain v england IN covid
spain about 108,ooo NEW CASES and 4,200 new deaths with only 13% vaccinated
england around 69ooo and under 600 new deaths and 53% vaccinated
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08/04/2021 05:20:58 1 10
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Chelski Vs Paris Etihad next

Sums the plastic tournament up.
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08/04/2021 06:20:39 8 1
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Wrong
Draw already made if you were really interested in the football
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08/04/2021 04:23:32 3 10
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I wouldn’t say it’s over yet, but Chelsea looking like they’ll play PSG in the semis.
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08/04/2021 06:21:34 4 0
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Wrong wrong again, draw already made
Jeez if really interested you would know that
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08/04/2021 06:29:17 1 4
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Whoever they face I the semi I don't think they'll go any further, Real too good and Liverpool always get the better of them in the CL.
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08/04/2021 06:02:04 1 0
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They all attended the Lacazette school of diving. ??
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08/04/2021 06:21:42 0 0
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How could they? Lacazette doesn’t run any schools. He was in fact a promising pupil in the Deli Alli College of Fine Diving
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07/04/2021 20:56:12 86 3
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Surely FC Porto need a good dietician..They clearly fall over when breathed on.
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08/04/2021 06:23:52 2 0
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I miss the old days when you used to get fat players
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07/04/2021 21:48:04 8 2
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Chelsea we're clinical. Amazing what Tuchel has done with the team
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08/04/2021 06:24:01 1 0
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except Werner and Havertz, getting beat by WBA 5-2 that's amazing
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07/04/2021 20:58:53 7 2
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No need for gobble gobble as Chelsea are the deserved winners away fro home and now in the driving seat at home.
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08/04/2021 06:27:19 2 0
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they are playing both legs in the same stadium, Seville
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08/04/2021 06:28:45 2 9
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Nice to see a German coach and backed with load of Russian money doing well in Europe. Not sure about the shirts though some designs look cool an others best forgotten. A wins a win but far from convincing but a million miles better than loosing
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08/04/2021 06:38:55 13 1
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And not forgetting that two of the star players have been at Chelsea since the age of 6! Chelsea are no worse than other clubs with their foreign money. In fact they're better as they have produced some fantastic youngsters recently - and not only for England. So there!
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08/04/2021 06:55:17 4 0
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What a bizarre and bitter post, bit like the title of the poster
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08/04/2021 06:58:36 3 1
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Wow, straw grasping at its best! Try a bit of humour it works so much better than bitterness. Not to worry, not long to the final which Chelsea will be in.
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07/04/2021 21:16:20 37 4
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You must start watching Premier League,as you will see it every week.Vardy,Salah,Mane et al
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08/04/2021 06:29:01 0 0
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You don't mention chelsea players!
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08/04/2021 19:31:27 0 0
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‘Et al’ was posted!
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08/04/2021 06:21:34 4 0
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Wrong wrong again, draw already made
Jeez if really interested you would know that
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08/04/2021 06:29:17 1 4
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Whoever they face I the semi I don't think they'll go any further, Real too good and Liverpool always get the better of them in the CL.
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08/04/2021 07:52:03 6 0
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Err Chelsea have played Liverpool 4 times at the knock out stage of this competition
The current score is 2 all ??
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08/04/2021 06:04:28 7 4
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whats it all about , WHY the monkeys do they have to play 2 LEGS if no one is playing in their OWN STADIUM ? Surely it would have been better/safer to have chelsea play at porto and 2nd leg at the bridge RATHER than making a english and portuguese side go to spain and BACK TWICE with a domestic game inbetween LOL , WHERES the COVID SAFETY in that ?. Please someone explain
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08/04/2021 06:29:21 0 0
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Have to agree there. One off tie would be better all round. Or why couldn't they just have dispensed with the CL for a season?
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08/04/2021 06:32:32 2 0
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One word "money"
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08/04/2021 01:59:24 2 11
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Liverpool and MU outspent everybody for years using the money their success deservedly brought them.
Neither side had the benefit of a kickstart, or decade(+) of massive cash input from an oligarch or a sheik.
Compare the records/trophy hauls of Chelsea and MC pre- and post- golden ticket, and draw your own conclusion.
BM also doing it the LFC/MU way.
Don’t see why anyone could take issue?
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08/04/2021 06:29:30 11 2
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Both fantastic clubs but LFC were in Div 2 for 5 years when Chelsea were champions and MU were relegated in the 70s as were Chelsea when the then board overspent on ground development, then had to sell our stars (that had just won us the FA cup against a terrific Leeds side and the following year winning the Euro Cup Winners Cup against Real Madrid). A golden ticket? I call it destiny.
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08/04/2021 05:54:04 19 1
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It was a good response from Chelsea after the surprise scoreline at weekend, but although Tuchel likes the partnership of Jorginho and Kovacic I thought when Kante came on they had better control of the midfield. Btw what's with all the theatrics from Porto..? I swear if you got up and accidentally bumped into your TV set half of their players would fall over.
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08/04/2021 06:32:20 4 1
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Portuguese teams are all the same! England v Portugal 2006 was incredible for play acting. Also I watched Italy v Portugal years ago and it was hilarious, no passage of play lasted longer than 30 seconds!
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08/04/2021 07:24:22 2 0
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Pretty embarrassing behaviour from grown men, perhaps it's the way they've been brought up to play the game.
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08/04/2021 06:29:21 0 0
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Have to agree there. One off tie would be better all round. Or why couldn't they just have dispensed with the CL for a season?
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08/04/2021 06:32:32 2 0
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One word "money"
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08/04/2021 07:05:26 1 0
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tv adverts and sponsers ?
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07/04/2021 21:37:01 7 2
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Havertz and Werner aren't obvious starters at the moment but there's plenty of time for them to come good (probably next season).
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08/04/2021 06:33:09 1 1
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they have already had 30+ games this season, would they get a game if they were not German,same as manager ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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08/04/2021 13:30:50 0 0
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Lampard was persisting with Werner. They all see something in him. I have to say, as much as I don't want to see him selected, I do admire his attitude - he will run and chase and harry better than anyone, but his game is to score goals, doh! I did feel especially sorry for him last night when he trod on the ball and lost possession.
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08/04/2021 06:35:36 8 4
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Chelsea looking forward to palace away, in the meantime liverpool are dreading facing Villa and then Real at home.

Lets all hope it's 8 loses on the trot for klopp and his diving, shouldn't be in the England squad boys.
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08/04/2021 06:56:29 7 0
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Klopp's in the England squad? I know it's been a strange season but I didn't see that coming!
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08/04/2021 06:13:04 10 2
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Every single BBC piece regarding Chelsea for about a week mentions this training ground incident that Tuchel himself drew a line under and explained fully. It’s so irrelevant that to keep trying to leverage it for clicks/sensationalism is borderline negligent.

Result probably better then the performance but at this stage of the CL, you take what you can get!
BBC 'news' is often the steady drip drip drip of common theme others maybe mean and call it gutter media news(?) It's certainly a waste of space. BBC could cover one of their pet topics racism and do some good might even achieve something in doing so.
In 50 years on average a black person dies in police custody once every two. Not one police officer has ever been found guilty. 25x50=1250 deaths
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08/04/2021 03:21:19 2 2
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Porto must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't come up against WBA then!
568
08/04/2021 06:38:14 1 0
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If that's the case then Real must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't come up against Brighton!
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08/04/2021 06:38:54 1 0
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I can’t explain why but to be a successful striker at Chelsea you have to be a big strong powerful centre forward - Drogba and Costa. And more lightweight or technical players don’t work - Torres, Morata, Shevchenko, Werner. That’s why despite the price tag Werner is not performing as well as the less glamorous Abraham and Giroud. I think it’s the way their midfield plays
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08/04/2021 06:52:54 5 0
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Drogba had a poor first season at Chelsea, if you recall took a long time adapting and came in for lots of criticism for his antics, in the main diving and rolling around.
Shevchenko, lightweight and technical, that’s stretching it, he was so like Shearer in how he played
We have just been cursed, ever since Robbie Fleck ????
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08/04/2021 07:00:09 0 0
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Hazard ....
599
08/04/2021 07:38:28 0 0
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Peter Osgood
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08/04/2021 06:28:45 2 9
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Nice to see a German coach and backed with load of Russian money doing well in Europe. Not sure about the shirts though some designs look cool an others best forgotten. A wins a win but far from convincing but a million miles better than loosing
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08/04/2021 06:38:55 13 1
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And not forgetting that two of the star players have been at Chelsea since the age of 6! Chelsea are no worse than other clubs with their foreign money. In fact they're better as they have produced some fantastic youngsters recently - and not only for England. So there!
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08/04/2021 06:58:41 1 3
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It would have been nicer to see Frank still there, I think perhaps the players had decided to stop playing for him? Maybe players would have benefited from a dedicated sports psychologist to sort their heads out? Russian money comment its European competition you don't see British money buying a Russian club, The Russian money has been spent well on academy players. A wins a win long may it last
571
08/04/2021 06:41:03 8 5
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At least two of the three English teams pulled their fingers out in Europe.

Liverpool were a disgrace.
Defending champions? Not today.
572
08/04/2021 06:51:40 2 2
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Chelsea defensively will always be strong as long as Zouma is not in the team. I have no idea how he has fooled pundits and players alike. Been saying for over a year now his positioning puts his fellow defenders in trouble so it looks like he is innocent as they have to deal with the issues he creates. No surprise he was in the team for the thumping by WBA
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08/04/2021 06:52:16 8 2
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Just want to be sure to add before comments close Mendy has been a fantastic purchase. Not a huge amount said about him, but an excellent player.
And TT has got their heads in a great place. On the day they could beat any team...(except West Brom).
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08/04/2021 14:35:23 1 0
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TBF if Tuchel had picked the right team against WBA I am sure that the result would have been different
569
08/04/2021 06:38:54 1 0
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I can’t explain why but to be a successful striker at Chelsea you have to be a big strong powerful centre forward - Drogba and Costa. And more lightweight or technical players don’t work - Torres, Morata, Shevchenko, Werner. That’s why despite the price tag Werner is not performing as well as the less glamorous Abraham and Giroud. I think it’s the way their midfield plays
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08/04/2021 06:52:54 5 0
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Drogba had a poor first season at Chelsea, if you recall took a long time adapting and came in for lots of criticism for his antics, in the main diving and rolling around.
Shevchenko, lightweight and technical, that’s stretching it, he was so like Shearer in how he played
We have just been cursed, ever since Robbie Fleck ????
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08/04/2021 09:13:58 0 0
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We have just been cursed, ever since Robbie Fleck ????

Hahahaha, that is so true!!!
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08/04/2021 06:28:45 2 9
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Nice to see a German coach and backed with load of Russian money doing well in Europe. Not sure about the shirts though some designs look cool an others best forgotten. A wins a win but far from convincing but a million miles better than loosing
575
08/04/2021 06:55:17 4 0
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What a bizarre and bitter post, bit like the title of the poster
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08/04/2021 06:55:53 5 1
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playing a covid risk 2 legger in valencia spain ? the quarters were matched up BACK on the 19/20th march . From there and Up to last night portugal had 8k new cases and just over a 1k new deaths , Spain had WELL over 105,000 new cases with over 4k new deaths. ENGLAND in same time frame has had 69k in new cases, and just under 7oo new deaths.
DER !
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08/04/2021 09:11:39 1 2
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But Portugal's population is far smaller than the other two, so in percentage terms, the risk is still significantly higher in Portugal than in England or Spain.
DER!
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08/04/2021 00:29:32 0 1
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Chelsea is a 1 man team at mo. Stop Mount. Stop Chelsea
577
08/04/2021 06:56:17 1 0
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But if your comment is correct then we should have lost the second leg to athletico madrid because mount was suspended. But we won??
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08/04/2021 06:35:36 8 4
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Chelsea looking forward to palace away, in the meantime liverpool are dreading facing Villa and then Real at home.

Lets all hope it's 8 loses on the trot for klopp and his diving, shouldn't be in the England squad boys.
578
08/04/2021 06:56:29 7 0
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Klopp's in the England squad? I know it's been a strange season but I didn't see that coming!
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08/04/2021 07:12:21 5 0
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His English is better than many scousers I've met!!
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08/04/2021 09:18:23 2 0
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He’d probably give TAA a run for his money.
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08/04/2021 06:28:45 2 9
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Nice to see a German coach and backed with load of Russian money doing well in Europe. Not sure about the shirts though some designs look cool an others best forgotten. A wins a win but far from convincing but a million miles better than loosing
579
08/04/2021 06:58:36 3 1
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Wow, straw grasping at its best! Try a bit of humour it works so much better than bitterness. Not to worry, not long to the final which Chelsea will be in.
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08/04/2021 06:38:55 13 1
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And not forgetting that two of the star players have been at Chelsea since the age of 6! Chelsea are no worse than other clubs with their foreign money. In fact they're better as they have produced some fantastic youngsters recently - and not only for England. So there!
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08/04/2021 06:58:41 1 3
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It would have been nicer to see Frank still there, I think perhaps the players had decided to stop playing for him? Maybe players would have benefited from a dedicated sports psychologist to sort their heads out? Russian money comment its European competition you don't see British money buying a Russian club, The Russian money has been spent well on academy players. A wins a win long may it last
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08/04/2021 07:03:37 0 0
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And if Frank would of been there, then we wouldn’t be commenting on Russian money influencing this game, in the main we would not of been here.
569
08/04/2021 06:38:54 1 0
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I can’t explain why but to be a successful striker at Chelsea you have to be a big strong powerful centre forward - Drogba and Costa. And more lightweight or technical players don’t work - Torres, Morata, Shevchenko, Werner. That’s why despite the price tag Werner is not performing as well as the less glamorous Abraham and Giroud. I think it’s the way their midfield plays
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08/04/2021 07:00:09 0 0
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Hazard ....
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08/04/2021 06:18:45 2 1
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There regularly tested, who probably vaccinated as well now, private planes, secure bubbles, list goes on
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08/04/2021 07:02:33 1 0
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SO WHY SPAIN and 2 legs of clubs multi travelling through europe ? since the draw 19th march spain v england IN covid
spain about 108,ooo NEW CASES and 4,200 new deaths with only 13% vaccinated
england around 69ooo and under 600 new deaths and 53% vaccinated
580
08/04/2021 06:58:41 1 3
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It would have been nicer to see Frank still there, I think perhaps the players had decided to stop playing for him? Maybe players would have benefited from a dedicated sports psychologist to sort their heads out? Russian money comment its European competition you don't see British money buying a Russian club, The Russian money has been spent well on academy players. A wins a win long may it last
583
08/04/2021 07:03:37 0 0
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And if Frank would of been there, then we wouldn’t be commenting on Russian money influencing this game, in the main we would not of been here.
564
08/04/2021 06:32:32 2 0
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One word "money"
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08/04/2021 07:05:26 1 0
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tv adverts and sponsers ?
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08/04/2021 07:11:19 7 0
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Let’s hope that players such as Mount, James, Foden, Tomorri, Saka, Hudson-Odoi, Greenwood, Alexander-Arnold, etc. continue to flourish over the coming years. In five or six years time many of these should be at their peak, and England should be formidable.
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08/04/2021 07:35:31 3 2
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A golden era of young talent that will be wasted unless we have a tactically more astute manager
We should go all out to secure Pep as England manager when his contract ends at City
He has always said his next job is on the international stage and as a Basque he might not be the shoe-in as a Spanish manager as we all think and open to working with all this talent
578
08/04/2021 06:56:29 7 0
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Klopp's in the England squad? I know it's been a strange season but I didn't see that coming!
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08/04/2021 07:12:21 5 0
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His English is better than many scousers I've met!!
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08/04/2021 07:22:38 2 0
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That's true ??
Let's not forget Chelsea are just a financially supped up everton. Chelsea are what everton are in Liverpool - not very successful. Removed
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08/04/2021 07:21:37 13 2
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Chelsea are the best team in London. Tranmere the best team in Liverpool. Everton are the class team in Liverpool everyone knows that.
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08/04/2021 07:24:44 6 0
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Gee, you must be aged under 10 I recon if you think Chelsea aren't successful.
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08/04/2021 06:13:04 10 2
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Every single BBC piece regarding Chelsea for about a week mentions this training ground incident that Tuchel himself drew a line under and explained fully. It’s so irrelevant that to keep trying to leverage it for clicks/sensationalism is borderline negligent.

Result probably better then the performance but at this stage of the CL, you take what you can get!
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08/04/2021 07:17:24 2 1
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It's what happens on every training ground throughout the world, day in day out and no one bats an eyelid. But the bbc and (liverpool managers) have to make a mountain out of a molehill.
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08/04/2021 08:14:46 3 1
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if it was a story coming out of Liverpool training ground it would most likely be spun to be positive, "player bust up shows that there is still fight in the team" etc etc
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08/04/2021 07:19:11 6 0
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In this era of ridiculously inflated transfer fees, what must Mount be worth? Twenty years old so not even in his prime, creative midfielder (not a crab passing sideways and backwards) and scores goals.
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08/04/2021 05:54:04 19 1
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It was a good response from Chelsea after the surprise scoreline at weekend, but although Tuchel likes the partnership of Jorginho and Kovacic I thought when Kante came on they had better control of the midfield. Btw what's with all the theatrics from Porto..? I swear if you got up and accidentally bumped into your TV set half of their players would fall over.
590
08/04/2021 07:20:33 2 1
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I did and they did.
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08/04/2021 07:21:34 9 4
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So Chelsea, city and psg win and all of a audden this competition is declared a waste of time and plastic by rival fans who's team have just lost or aren't even in it.
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08/04/2021 08:00:47 2 1
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Sounds like you already know Money has ruined football as a sport ?
You show the same shallow thinking of all the others, simply because one of the teams spending football into oblivion is yours.
Nice one. What are you gonna think when the money moves on and you, like the rest of us, are left with a sport that is broken.
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08/04/2021 08:10:17 0 0
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NeilAndy who is 100% blinkered for CFC commented yesterday it's a waste of time
Let's not forget Chelsea are just a financially supped up everton. Chelsea are what everton are in Liverpool - not very successful. Removed
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08/04/2021 07:21:37 13 2
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Chelsea are the best team in London. Tranmere the best team in Liverpool. Everton are the class team in Liverpool everyone knows that.
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08/04/2021 07:12:21 5 0
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His English is better than many scousers I've met!!
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08/04/2021 07:22:38 2 0
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That's true ??
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08/04/2021 06:32:20 4 1
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Portuguese teams are all the same! England v Portugal 2006 was incredible for play acting. Also I watched Italy v Portugal years ago and it was hilarious, no passage of play lasted longer than 30 seconds!
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08/04/2021 07:24:22 2 0
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Pretty embarrassing behaviour from grown men, perhaps it's the way they've been brought up to play the game.
Let's not forget Chelsea are just a financially supped up everton. Chelsea are what everton are in Liverpool - not very successful. Removed
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08/04/2021 07:24:44 6 0
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Gee, you must be aged under 10 I recon if you think Chelsea aren't successful.
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08/04/2021 08:18:57 1 1
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Winning a few cups since a wealthy owner came in does not constitute being a successful club.

should the cup wins last for a longer period of time without outspending other clubs then CFC can be considered a successful club.

another question, were they successful B4 Roman?
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08/04/2021 07:30:36 6 2
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Great to see Chelsea teach the cheating Porto players and their obnoxious manager a lesson
Still hoping all three English teams make it to the semis although I fear for liverpool against EuFA darlings
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08/04/2021 07:34:15 3 2
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Chelsea should get through but like City they aren't quite good enough to win it. Good to see Mount and Foden impressing. If England can find a few decent central defenders they will be competitive in the more important Euros coming up.
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08/04/2021 09:00:22 2 0
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Interesting comment. Not stating Chelsea will win it but, after those first legs, which of those teams are exactly good enough to win it? Don’t think any tie is over by any means but, I would equally find it hard to pick a winner from what I saw, particularly with the Bayern result.
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08/04/2021 07:11:19 7 0
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Let’s hope that players such as Mount, James, Foden, Tomorri, Saka, Hudson-Odoi, Greenwood, Alexander-Arnold, etc. continue to flourish over the coming years. In five or six years time many of these should be at their peak, and England should be formidable.
598
08/04/2021 07:35:31 3 2
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A golden era of young talent that will be wasted unless we have a tactically more astute manager
We should go all out to secure Pep as England manager when his contract ends at City
He has always said his next job is on the international stage and as a Basque he might not be the shoe-in as a Spanish manager as we all think and open to working with all this talent
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08/04/2021 07:57:11 0 0
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Shoo-in
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08/04/2021 06:38:54 1 0
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I can’t explain why but to be a successful striker at Chelsea you have to be a big strong powerful centre forward - Drogba and Costa. And more lightweight or technical players don’t work - Torres, Morata, Shevchenko, Werner. That’s why despite the price tag Werner is not performing as well as the less glamorous Abraham and Giroud. I think it’s the way their midfield plays
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08/04/2021 07:38:28 0 0
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Peter Osgood
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08/04/2021 08:01:24 1 0
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But he had Ian Hutchinson alongside him (which also had the advantage of Hutch’s long throw, remember the ‘it’s a corner’ shouts when Chelsea had a throw?)
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08/04/2021 01:59:24 2 11
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Liverpool and MU outspent everybody for years using the money their success deservedly brought them.
Neither side had the benefit of a kickstart, or decade(+) of massive cash input from an oligarch or a sheik.
Compare the records/trophy hauls of Chelsea and MC pre- and post- golden ticket, and draw your own conclusion.
BM also doing it the LFC/MU way.
Don’t see why anyone could take issue?
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08/04/2021 07:49:30 6 1
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Littlewoods FC bought success same as.
The 'top clubs' have always had top spend - current exceptions being Leicester & West Ham, but those tend to be flash in the pan only when the moneyed clubs stuff up.
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08/04/2021 11:32:13 0 0
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I think Leicester are building solidly for the long run. I can see them being a fixture.