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Title: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 17, 2014, 04:50:56 AM
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Chelsea FC v Everton FC
Stamford Bridge
Saturday 22nd February 12:45
Premier League Match Day 27

Chelsea's last 5 domestic results:

Chelsea 0-0 West Ham
Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea  (Ivanovic)
Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle (Hazard x3)
West Brom 1-1 Chelsea (Ivanovic)
Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea - FA Cup

Everton's last 5 domestic results:

Stevenage 0-4 Everton - FA Cup (Naismith x2, Heitinga, Gueye)
Liverpool 4-0 Everton
Everton 2-1 Aston Villa (Naismith, Mirallas)
Tottenham 1-0 Everton
Everton 3-1 Swansea - FA Cup (Traore, Naismith, Baines Pen)

Chelsea

Chelsea's 2-0 exit from the FA Cup by the hands of Manchester City means that Jose Mourinho's men only have 2 chances of glory left this season having seen the League Cup go by earlier in the season to Sunderland. The performance in the FA Cup was a stark contrast to what happened in the league at the Ethiad Stadium as Chelsea failed to mount a single attempt on target last Saturday. Some of Chelsea's star performers are starting to show signs of fatigue, in particular Eden Hazard who has started 7 matches in the space of 24 days along with Willian who has started 6 of those matches in the same period. Some under-performing players such as Salah and Schurrle aren't making selections easy along with a collection of strikers who aren't strong enough to lead a title winning team.

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Chelsea unbeaten Premier League home record under Jose Mourinho has always been well documented and it has been a big part of why Chelsea currently sit top of the Premier League table. They're the only team in the Premier League unbeaten at home and have only dropped points to West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion this season. That current record under the manager stands at 73 matches unbeaten in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

Possible Line Ups

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Everton

Everton's midweek Premier League game was called off due to adverse weather conditions which was perhaps an advantage going into the 5th round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Despite an average first half, Everton managed the win after a more inspired second half and a fantastic cameo appearance from Steven Naismith put Everton into the Quarter Finals where a trip to the Emirates awaits. Everton need to get their top 4 campaign back on track in what will be a seriously difficult test following consecutive away defeats to Liverpool and Tottenham.

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Everton have had 2 penalties this season but only 1 of them has come in the Premier League as Leighton Baines rescued a point away to Stoke from the spot. No team has conceded more penalties than the 6 that Everton have tallied up and no team has a worse ratio of Penalties awarded and conceded. However, only 3 of those 6 penalties have been scored with Sturridge skying his effort in the derby over the bar whilst Howard saved a penalty at Villa Park and was credited with a save away to Manchester City.

Stats & Injuries

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Chelsea will definitely be without midfielder Marco Van Ginkel who is out with an ACL injury until April whilst John Terry is judged to be 50/50 for the match. Everton will certainly be without Darron Gibson, Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo who are all long term injuries whilst Antolin Alcaraz and Romelu Lukaku aren't set to return until the start of March. The latter isn't eligible to play anyway due to Premier League rules regarding loan signings.

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Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blargins on February 17, 2014, 04:55:45 AM
Am surprised we have such a poor record against Chelsea.

Would hope Traore is up front, leaving the assassin on the bench to come off to score the winner.

Amazed we've conceded so many penalties.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 17, 2014, 06:16:04 AM
Naisy is already 2 in 3 against Chelsea.

Hat trick, easily.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Redartin on February 17, 2014, 07:39:36 AM
If we fail to win in this game we will only have won two out of seven League games since New Years Day.
Hardly CL material, is it?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 17, 2014, 12:01:16 PM
Usually expect a loss here, so a point would be good
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 17, 2014, 03:11:52 PM
That penalty stat is depressing, Ozzy had to be kicke three times to get our solitary kick as well and conceeding more than anyone else too. City Utd and Chelsea haven't had a single penalty awarded against them all season too.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2014, 04:45:00 PM
Bizarre that Cardiff have had none for and none against.

Although we were denied that blatant one on Baines at the start of the season against them.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 17, 2014, 05:52:00 PM
I dont think its that surprising, we hardly ever have the ball in the box to win pens. We should of had about 3 blatant ones though
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 17, 2014, 06:01:17 PM
If we fail to win in this game we will only have won two out of seven League games since New Years Day.
Hardly CL material, is it?


 You're right, I think we're going have to win 12 of our remaining games...on current form, can't see it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2014, 06:44:59 PM
If we fail to win in this game we will only have won two out of seven League games since New Years Day.
Hardly CL material, is it?

No.

Losing to Sunderland wasn't a disaster in terms of CL. Not winning against any of S'land, Stoke and West Brom is.

Similarly, emotive issues aside, the stuffing at Anfield wasn't a disaster in terms of CL. Losing to L'pool, Spurs and those other 3 results means that we almost have to win at Chelsea.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueToffee on February 17, 2014, 06:55:24 PM
One big game can change momentum. At the moment it's hard to see us in our current form winning the game but if we could find a way to do it it would give us a much needed boost in confidence that could make a huge difference in the run in.

Is it too much to hope for a couple of games against Chelsea where they can't find a way to score?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2014, 07:02:14 PM
There is always the hope that Mourinho must lose a home league game with Chelsea at some point so why not this one!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:04:24 PM
There is always the hope that Mourinho must lose a home league game with Chelsea at some point so why not this one!
Was thinking this the other day, really really hope it sus that do it
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 17, 2014, 07:09:24 PM
There is always the hope that Mourinho must lose a home league game with Chelsea at some point so why not this one!

 Oh yeah, I forgot about that 'stat'. If we win it will (or should be) be a massive boost - a 2 feather in the cap occasion.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 17, 2014, 07:10:46 PM
Didn't Cahill wrongly have what should have been a very late winning goal ruled out last time Mourinho was in charge of them?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:11:36 PM
Didn't Cahill wrongly have what should have been a very late winning goal ruled out last time Mourinho was in charge of them?
For some reason i thought it was james vaughan

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 17, 2014, 07:13:39 PM
Wasn't it McFadden?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:14:00 PM
Wasn't it McFadden?
Or Osman?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 17, 2014, 07:14:38 PM
Sure it was Castillo
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
Wasn't it McFadden?

Yeah I think it was McFadden.

He had a shot which went past Beattie who was given off-side.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 17, 2014, 07:28:54 PM
Be pleased with a point here as not many come away from Chelsea under Mourinho with anything to show for their troubles. I'd start Traore and bring Naismith on to fuck up shit after an hour. A win here would be amazing
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:34:20 PM
If Naismith has concussion will he be available?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 17, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
If Naismith has concussion will he be available?

I expect wel find out within a few days. They wont take a risk with a head injury
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:37:25 PM
I expect wel find out within a few days. They wont take a risk with a head injury
You have a standard time out dont you? Seven days or sommet like that
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 17, 2014, 07:38:49 PM
You have a standard time out dont you? Seven days or sommet like that

Oh yeah wasn't there a bit of a fuss about Lloris getting injured?he thought he was fine to play the next game but he wasnt allowed to or something
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 17, 2014, 07:39:42 PM
Oh yeah wasn't there a bit of a fuss about Lloris getting injured?he thought he was fine to play the next game but he wasnt allowed to or something
Rings a bell but I aint sure what the rules are
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 17, 2014, 07:41:30 PM
You have a standard time out dont you? Seven days or sommet like that

Is that actually a rule or just a guideline? Lloris obviously played the next game after his collision with Lukaku so I'm not sure if it's enforceable or not?




edit; he didn't play the next game after the medical staff at spurs over ruled AVB who wanted to play him and Lloris wanted to play. Which doesn't really clear anything up I suppose.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 17, 2014, 07:44:04 PM
Martinez says hes hopeful Naismith will be given the all clear to train this week so I would assume he will be ok to play
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Tony Clifton on February 17, 2014, 07:45:40 PM
Is that actually a rule or just a guideline? Lloris obviously played the next game after his collision with Lukaku so I'm not sure if it's enforceable or not?



I don't think anybody could be arsed arguing with Lloris. 

I'd save Naismith for the cup, he's destined to be our cup winning hero.  Hopefully he'll remember scoring the winners at Wembley. ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2014, 07:48:34 PM
Is that actually a rule or just a guideline? Lloris obviously played the next game after his collision with Lukaku so I'm not sure if it's enforceable or not?



There was a rule about it.

I remember when Paul Gerrard knocked out Abel Xavier and we officially confirmed that he had concussion so he couldn't play in the next game. We then played someone soon after who had a player similarly "knocked out" the week before but they only said that he'd banged his head so could play.

Not sure if that's still in place.

I think Lloris wasn't cleared by the doctors - the situation was muddied by AVB not taking him off in our game, then insisting he was fine. I'm sure if Spurs' doctors had said that he was ok for their next game he'd have been able to play.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 17, 2014, 07:56:03 PM
I don't think there's any hard and fast rule in football? I'm sure rugby is three weeks but obviously there's a greater chance of getting another serious knock in rugby.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 17, 2014, 07:58:40 PM
Hope Naismith remembers how good he was when he came on as thats exactly what we want from him every game!

Must be confusing enough for him as it is the way he goes from scapegoat to saviour on a weekly basis!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueski on February 17, 2014, 08:14:37 PM
hope we can get our general mentality sorted for this one, we looked inches from calamity far too often v Swansea and if we were playing Chelsea we'd have lost for sure

the positive probably is that they will be too bothered about playing their football to bother focusing on pressing
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 17, 2014, 08:15:14 PM
One big game can change momentum. At the moment it's hard to see us in our current form winning the game but if we could find a way to do it it would give us a much needed boost in confidence that could make a huge difference in the run in.

Is it too much to hope for a couple of games against Chelsea where they can't find a way to score?
against city they were not very impressive ,should beat them 0-1
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: MRB85 on February 18, 2014, 05:48:42 AM
Hope I'm not talking too soon, but the way Mourinho sets up his teams is not the way that is likely to tear teams apart.  I can't recall them hammering us for many a year.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 18, 2014, 05:58:02 AM
Hope I'm not talking too soon, but the way Mourinho sets up his teams is not the way that is likely to tear teams apart.  I can't recall them hammering us for many a year.
They beat us 3-0 there a couple of years ago under AVB
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 18, 2014, 12:24:52 PM
They beat us 3-0 there a couple of years ago under AVB

3-1 I think. Vellios scored.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 18, 2014, 12:30:03 PM
We got beat 1-4 in the cup and 0-3 in the league in 05/06.

Since then we've drawn 5 and lost (the last) 2 in the league. We've also lost the 1st leg of the LC semi 1-2 but won on pens in the FA Cup.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Polledreng on February 18, 2014, 01:23:32 PM
3-1 I think. Vellios scored.
Correct - I was there - He scored shortly after coming on - and they didn't hammer us.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 18, 2014, 01:32:11 PM
Hope I'm not talking too soon, but the way Mourinho sets up his teams is not the way that is likely to tear teams apart.  I can't recall them hammering us for many a year.

It'll be interesting to see how we approach this.

As you say Mourinho will be happy to concede possession but then look to spring forward with Hazard etc
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 18, 2014, 07:10:18 PM
I thought this was a Sunday fixture, and I was already pissed about it not being on TV (and DVRable, since I have a Sunday brunch date).  Then I saw this thread, and am overjoyed at needing to set my alarm to get up early on Saturday.

There will be no further debate whether 4th is still even a remote possibility, after this result.  Win = yes, Loss/tie = no.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueski on February 18, 2014, 10:16:10 PM
It'll be interesting to see how we approach this.

As you say Mourinho will be happy to concede possession but then look to spring forward with Hazard etc
and them, Mourinho has done that but he's also a tactician and I'm sure it won't have escaped him that we've had trouble against high pressing teams
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 19, 2014, 12:45:23 AM
last time we won here I believe was with a Paul Rideout goal in a 1-0 victory.  Later that season we won the FA cup final against a Manchester Club with the same player scoring and us winning by the same scoreline. Lets hope Steven Naismith bags a winner at Stamford Bridge and then repeats the feat in the FA cup final!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 19, 2014, 12:55:21 AM
last time we won here I believe was with a Paul Rideout goal in a 1-0 victory.  Later that season we won the FA cup final against a Manchester Club with the same player scoring and us winning by the same scoreline. Lets hope Steven Naismith bags a winner at Stamford Bridge and then repeats the feat in the FA cup final!
brilliant cross by limpar... One of a few decent things he did.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 19, 2014, 02:19:49 AM
brilliant cross by limpar... One of a few decent things he did.

You calling Limpar lad? Them be fighting words!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 19, 2014, 02:28:14 AM
You calling Limpar lad? Them be fighting words!
regulators..... Mount up
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 19, 2014, 02:34:02 AM
regulators..... Mount up

Reap it, Murphy, you son of a bitch.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 19, 2014, 02:35:10 AM
Wasn't a fan dave... Flattered to deceive
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 19, 2014, 02:41:38 AM
Wasn't a fan dave... Flattered to deceive

I loved him, all the talent in the World that lad when he was on it. Maybe he only did it in flashes but by gawd those flashes were immense.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 20, 2014, 02:51:42 AM
Him on one wing Kanchelskis on the other have we ever had it any better.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 20, 2014, 03:05:16 AM
Sheedy and Steven?

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 20, 2014, 03:25:51 AM
Sheedy and Steven?



Tough one JW the sheer pace of K & L may swing it...Then again the free kicks of Sheedy and his passing also they both scored their fair share. Kanchelskis was prolific. Tough one. Before them we also had a pairing of Morrisey and Husband in our champioship winning 1970 team. Remember them or too young ?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 20, 2014, 03:28:33 AM
Tough one JW the sheer pace of K & L may swing it...Then again the free kicks of Sheedy and his passing also they both scored their fair share. Kanchelskis was prolific. Tough one. Before them we also had a pairing of Morrisey and Husband in our champioship winning 1970 team. Remember them or too young ?
too young pal. Was brought up on sheedy and Steven. They complimented each other and the team perfectly. Kanchelskis was different class like
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 20, 2014, 03:44:44 AM
Ye Steven and Sheedy were definitely more team orientated. Limpar and Kanchelskis could be very selfish but a joy to watch when in full flow.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blargins on February 20, 2014, 06:33:42 AM
We've had some great partnerships in teams gone by. Stevens and Steven, Watson and Ratcliffe, Pienaar and Baines, Reid and Bracewell etc.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Redartin on February 21, 2014, 04:24:05 AM
On FA Cup fifth-round weekend, Lawro got one correct result from the seven ties that were played, with no perfect scores.  :wanker:

The good news is that this week he predicts Chelsea to win 2-0  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: goodison4 on February 21, 2014, 06:29:26 PM
jose please note - RECORDS are there to be broken - we could inflict his first defeat at the bridge in th prem - i think we can - one nil to us - Mirallas nod
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 21, 2014, 07:13:30 PM
To win this we'll need to play as a unit, recently we haven't been. If ever you need a win to turn things round, I couldnt imagine a better place to do it than stamford bridge

COYB
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Trowel on February 21, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
No Luiz in the squad for them, but Terry returns.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Confucius on February 21, 2014, 10:06:52 PM
Been a while since we had some luck with a dubious penalty or a red card for them in the 20th min. Can see it happening tomorrow
Title: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 21, 2014, 10:24:36 PM
Chelsea have lost none of their last 18 Barclays Premier League home games against Everton (W9 D9).

Chelsea have had win/win results in their last five home wins

Steven Naismith has scored in two of his three Barclays Premier League appearances against Chelsea.

The Londoners have won just three of the last 11 Premier League games against the Toffees (W3 D4 L4).

Chelsea have had Over 2.5 goals in their last five home matches against top-six teams

There have been four goals in the opening 15 minutes of the last four meetings between Chelsea and Everton.

All six of Samuel Eto’o’s Premier League goals for Chelsea have been scored at Stamford Bridge.

Everton have had both teams scoring in their last four away matches against Chelsea

Everton have scored 10 goals through defenders this season in the Premier League, more than any other side. Their opponents Chelsea have seen six goals from defenders (third most).

Six of Everton’s last 11 Premier League goals have been scored from outside the box; three of which have been netted by Kevin Mirallas.

Chelsea have had 2-1 scorelines in their last four home wins against top-six teams

Jose Mourinho’s side are on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League currently (11 games – W8 D3). 

Mourinho’s unbeaten home record as a Premier League manager now stands at 73 games (W57 D16). 

Roberto Martinez has lost all four of his previous Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge as a manager.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: cantoffee on February 21, 2014, 10:38:51 PM
Grease your asshole Jose because you're about to get fucked.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 12:09:54 AM
MOB...

Apart from mad twattings, open goal misses by Hugo Rodallega and hilarious Steven Caldwell mishaps at the back, Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic sides were chiefly known for coming on strong towards the end of the season. Hopefully the same – the tails up during the tail end bit – can also be true of his first season in charge of Everton, because after something of a dip since Christmas there are still footballing worlds to be conquered for his Stanley Park Spartans.

Well, the FA Cup anyway.

Unfortunately, thanks to the contempt for supporters that is more or less becoming Arsenal’s hallmark, only five thousand Evertonians will reap the fruits of the Blues’ labours against Swansea and get to watch the quarter-final live at the Emirates. Honestly, because of the high profile nature of the takeovers at Manchester City and Chelsea, the Gunners have somehow managed to portray themselves as some sort of bastions of fairness and good taste in the top four, but there’s no worse cunts around for acting as if they are doing the peasants, and that includes their own punters – resplendent in their Dr Dre headphones – a favour by letting them into their new ground.

But that’s for another day.

The Blues secured their place in the draw by beating a weakened Swansea side 3-1 at Goodison. They made harder work of it, especially in the first half and despite a dream opening when, after only a few minutes Lacina Traore marked his last first game in an oversized Everton nightie by gracefully back-ankling Sylvain Distin’s low shot past Gerhard Tremmel.

Unfortunately though the big unit hardly touched the ball again until he got hawked off in the second half and from the position he is at now, having been out for so long with injury and only playing in Russia when he was fit, it seems to be asking a lot for him to get up to speed with the English game and to the level of fitness necessary for him to make much of an impact for the Toffees between now and the end of the season. For a start, Romelu Lukaku will probably be back after the Chelsea game and, on the evidence of the Swansea tie, Steven Naismith is also quite a way ahead of the elongated Ivorian attacker in terms of the ability to lead the thin blue line.

The Scottish striker has hardly had it easy since joining the club but he has certainly improved under Martinez and has a knack of snatching important goals. Indeed, his was the decisive intervention when, on for Traore, he instinctively anticipated Neil Taylor’s backpass and clipped the ball past Tremmel and into the Gwladys Street net. Naismith, who probably moves more intelligently than Lukaku – just nowhere near as quickly – was also poleaxed for the penalty that Leighton Baines converted to seal the victory.

The trip to Arsenal hardly represents the most straightforward of the possible quarter-final draws but is there any great reason to fear the Gunners? The last time we went down there, fresh after beating Manchester United at Old Trafford, we put on a performance that perhaps encapsulated the Martinez era so far. In terms of possession and intelligence on the ball, Everton were incredible that night and probably only the liquid football of Bayern Munich has surpassed that performance at that stadium this season. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the brewstered Bavarians overshadowed Everton in their quality and ruthlessness in the ‘money positions’ in the final third.

By the time we return though, the scorer of the Blues’ wondrous equaliser in the leaguer game, Gerard Deulofeu, should be back nearer full fitness, and hopefully Ross Barkley will no longer playing like his piles are killing him, so the Blues might just have enough to edge their way into the semi-finals.

It will certainly be an easier task than overturning Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.  Because say what you like about boring little narcissist Jose Mourinho, for instance he’s a boring little narcissist, but that cat knows his stuff. The best example of this fact is the way the press and public alike openly mocked him for ‘losing the plot’ for hardly using Juan Mata, but almost £40 million in transfer fee later the admittedly talented Spaniard looks as lost as everyone else as part of David Moyes’s Old Trafford confuse-a-thon – and just wait until they have to start trying to shoehorn Marouane Fellaini back into that side again – while Mourinho’s Blues are beginning to take shape as a strong-running, high pressure counter-attacking team.

The sort that can really punish teams who are prone to dithering on the ball at the back.

Just saying.

When Chelsea were struggling for goals early in the season Mourinho’s faculties were again openly questioned because he let Lukaku go out on loan. But much as we are desperate to see the burly Belgian back in an Everton shirt the young striker has displayed enough weaknesses already this season that you could definitely make a case again for Mourinho judging that situation spot on.

‘He’s good,’ he would argue. ‘But not yet good enough for a side competing for the top prizes.’

It’s just about our toughest game of the year then, this one. As ever though, we go with that distinct whiff of Roberto romance surrounding us. We do enough of the basics really well that we almost always give ourselves a ‘platform’ to perform in any game and then beyond that we have just enough players capable of doing the unpredictable that no win for us, even at somewhere formidable like Stamford Bridge or the Emirates, would really come as that big a surprise to anyone.

In short, we’re still ace and we now have added Duncan Ferguson on the first-team coaching staff. The surly Scot has been doing all his coaching badges and serving his apprenticeship with the Everton kids. No doubt he has worked extremely diligently if he has impressed so much that someone who takes the game as seriously as Martinez wants him as part of his inner circle, and for that he is to be applauded. Still, for all that hard work and studious dedication, the first time that there is even the slightest hint of an altercation near the Toffees’ technical area you can guarantee that all sorts of fat lads and frail grandparents alike will be out of their ejector seats and imploring him to ‘FUCKENTWATIMDUNCANLAD!’

Which is the way it should be, clearly.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 12:33:22 AM
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Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 02:14:06 AM
3 points tomorrow guys ,changed my mind from 0-1 to 1-2 the big man and kev. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 05:46:54 PM
AN HOUR TO GO  i feel sick.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 05:47:18 PM
Howard Coleman Jagielka Distin Baines Barry McCarthy Pienaar Osman Mirallas Traore

Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Naismith, Barkley, Stones
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 05:50:45 PM
Pretty much strongest team possible for Chelsea

@chelseafc: Chelsea team today: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Lampard, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o. #CFC
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: ally2 on February 22, 2014, 05:51:43 PM
I think Mourinho will do a job on us tactically. Except Traore is a bit of an unknown. So maybe that could help. It's interesting as we like to keep the ball but they are the home team. At the beginning of the season, I would have thought we might have had a better chance away from home for that reason.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 05:52:26 PM
Would have preferred McGeady to Osman but oh well. COYBB
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 05:54:45 PM
It's going to be a very tough today and we will need to be on top of our game to get even a point out of this. Hopefully we can keep it tight until the last 20 and then release the power and pace of Barkley and Deulofeu onto their ponderous centrebacks and holding midfield players.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 05:56:05 PM
I would've started Barkley and think traore will be lost today. Judging by the Swansea game he won't be holding it up much, I would've preferred Naismith.

Saying that it might all work a treat!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 05:59:13 PM
Not optimistic today, but hope I'm wrong. Just think they look very strong, and they're well rested. Maybe Traore could be our wildcard and maybe Seamus and Kev could give Azpilicueta some problems. Would take a massive display from the boys to get a point today, and a win would be dreamland. Come on Blues.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Thornton_19 on February 22, 2014, 06:00:09 PM
We keep the ball better when Osman plays instead of Barkley. I think he's made the change for that reason. To get anything from this game we cannot let them dominate the flow of the game.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 06:03:29 PM
Osman has played way too  much this season.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 06:04:30 PM
Barkley hasn't looked ready and Osman has looked better last few games. It was the obvious choice.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 06:08:56 PM
good win today lawros got us down to get beat  lolol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 22, 2014, 06:14:39 PM
Can't see anything but a 3-0 Chelsea win here.

Soz lads
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Thornton_19 on February 22, 2014, 06:16:55 PM
Can't see anything but a 3-0 Chelsea win here.

Soz lads

We will lose but it wont be that emphatic.  Feel more like a 2-1 1-0 sort of game. Both teams just want to get this fixture out of the way.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:19:33 PM
Gotta feeling it's gonna be a grim game. Early goal for Chelsea then a boreathon
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:21:41 PM
Gotta feeling it's gonna be a grim game. Early goal for Chelsea then a boreathon

I think it will be more open with goals from both teams. That could be the happy pills talking though
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:25:09 PM
Good stream here lads http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb# (http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb#)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 06:25:14 PM
not contemplating a loss today that would put us 11pts behind the rs shakeyheadman
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: keverton1971 on February 22, 2014, 06:29:49 PM
http://www.nutjob.eu/ (http://www.nutjob.eu/)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 22, 2014, 06:34:15 PM
Good stream here lads http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb# (http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb#)

Excellent stream this one.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: velimski on February 22, 2014, 06:37:51 PM
Good stream here lads http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb# (http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb#)

the ratio is all wrong.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:39:15 PM
Waiting for that crucial second cup of coffee to percolate from the Keurig, then I will be as ready as I gets.  COYB, damn it.  Hope is my favourite drug.  Well, maybe 2nd.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:39:27 PM
Traore injured?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 06:39:32 PM
Traore injured in warm up...Naismith starts.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 06:39:55 PM
Traore injured in the warm up. Fuck off! Come on Naisy lad.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:40:10 PM
Ah shite
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:40:10 PM
fucking hell Traore out. dear me.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 06:40:40 PM
Naismith is the better choice but no striker on the bench is not good
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: velimski on February 22, 2014, 06:40:48 PM
ffs
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:42:15 PM
And it begins...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:42:18 PM
Naismith is the better choice but no striker on the bench is not good

deulofeu is a bit of a striker.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blargins on February 22, 2014, 06:42:45 PM
Who replaces Naismith on the bench?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:42:59 PM
Traore could well end up only playing that one game!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:43:12 PM
Who replaces Naismith on the bench?
noone aka Luke garbutt
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blargins on February 22, 2014, 06:44:34 PM
noone

Does that mean we've used one of our 3 subs then?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 06:44:38 PM
 :smug:
Traore injured in warm up...Naismith starts.

No probs with Naismith starting. Who knows its one of those sedate early kick offs where no one's expecting a win and me might just pull it off. Someone will beat Mourinho at home in the prem eventually, might as well be us.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
Does that mean we've used one of our 3 subs then?

no
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Fern on February 22, 2014, 06:45:24 PM
streams lads??
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 06:45:27 PM
Rumours have it that Traore has put a contract out to tender for a nightclub in his basement!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 06:45:56 PM
Evertonian in NC will be happy at least.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:46:17 PM
KM has to be the alternate striker if Naisy comes off.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 06:46:21 PM
Would take a point right now.  COYB, let's pull the smash and grab.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:46:44 PM
There's a bloke in the pub in an Everton shirt with 58 LFC on the back. What the fuck
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 06:46:48 PM
hamstring strain for traore :(
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 06:47:53 PM
There's a bloke in the pub in an Everton shirt with 58 LFC on the back. What the fuck

?

Evertonians go the match.  RS go White Dee's house.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
Nice by Pienaar there.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Fern on February 22, 2014, 06:51:29 PM
any streams lads!!!?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 06:53:31 PM
going to need to start keeping possession or it will be a very long day.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 06:54:31 PM
Just walking past us
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 06:54:51 PM
mirallas blinkered again :(
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 06:56:45 PM
Fair play to Naismith didn't overplay that, good to see.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 06:57:15 PM
Wasteful fucking free kick. Just play it into feet somewhere, don't play high balls to Naismith when there's not another Everton player within 40 yards of him.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:58:02 PM
Fair play to Naismith didn't overplay that, good to see.

Yes, I'm always happy to see us be sportsmen, not cunts.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 06:58:50 PM
Hope we've kept the receipt for Traore.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 06:59:22 PM
Beautiful football there
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
aaaggghh...nice try ossie
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 06:59:41 PM
Excellent, fair commentary so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 06:59:50 PM
THAT was superb!!!  Deserved a goal.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:01:30 PM
Naismith's layoffs are infinitely better than Lukaku and Traore's.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
After the first 5 minutes, been very even.  Nice to watch free flowing, progressive football.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:03:53 PM
Some great attacking play here. Naismith doing well again
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Fern on February 22, 2014, 07:04:17 PM
please someone post a link would appreciate it
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 22, 2014, 07:04:36 PM
Naismith looks sharp
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:04:51 PM
please someone post a link would appreciate it

http://www.nutjob.eu/ (http://www.nutjob.eu/)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:04:52 PM
Pienaar is such a smart dude.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
please someone post a link would appreciate it

http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb# (http://atdhe.sx/others/watch-bt-sports-1-5b2fb#)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:05:31 PM
some great play here. keep tight at the back though. I fucking love Naismith.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:06:13 PM
Naismith is a completely different player up front. He's the best player we have a holding the ball up and finding his team mates
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:07:01 PM
When Pienaar is on his game he's a joy to watch, must be a nightmare at 5 a-side.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:07:34 PM
With Naisy and KM on the pitch together...they absolutely work the defense into the ground.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: wepull on February 22, 2014, 07:07:48 PM
We are such a good team to watch when Pienaar is up for it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:08:07 PM
Memories of the Emirates and Old Trafford flooding back in the last 10 mins or so.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueski on February 22, 2014, 07:08:29 PM
Criminal that Naismith wasn't on the initial teamsheet
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:09:09 PM
Loving McCarthys desire for the ball
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:09:23 PM
Looking just like the match at the Emirates.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:10:18 PM
Naismith exceptional so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Amata on February 22, 2014, 07:10:47 PM
Naismith holding the ball up really well so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
Some good experienced play by Barry at times today
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
Winning the midfield battle at the moment, good start so far
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:12:58 PM
hate the commentators keep saying "chelsea havent started yet " yes they have we are just playing better ffs
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:13:00 PM
Barry and McCarthy been a wall so far, much better than in recent games.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonexile on February 22, 2014, 07:14:26 PM
It happens so rarely, but I love when the commentators actually call out players for diving. "Hazard threw himself at the floor, no free kick at all!"
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:15:56 PM
Defending well too
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:16:59 PM
Seamus doing a great job restricting Hazard as well
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 07:17:13 PM
decent start, but nothing to show for it. chelsea will make something count, eventually...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:17:24 PM
How the duck has that linesman been able to give the goal kick
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonexile on February 22, 2014, 07:18:09 PM
Potentially controversial opinion: money/ transfer price aside, my father claims that Rodwell would fit wonderfully into this team. Says he'll play much better with Martinez style and could replace Barry. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:19:31 PM
It's hard for me to see anyone doing a better job than Barry has in this system.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
Potentially controversial opinion: money/ transfer price aside, my father claims that Rodwell would fit wonderfully into this team. Says he'll play much better with Martinez style and could replace Barry. Thoughts?

Without being rude, it's not the time for a debate on the merits of Rodwell. There's a game going on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:20:05 PM
Potentially controversial opinion: money/ transfer price aside, my father claims that Rodwell would fit wonderfully into this team. Says he'll play much better with Martinez style and could replace Barry. Thoughts?

no way to replace Barry
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 07:20:22 PM
Quietest ground in the country?  We're in this.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:20:41 PM
Best chance we've created off a corner in ages.  More, please.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:22:43 PM
Best chance we've created off a corner in ages.  More, please.

I have no hope at corners, I saw it as a chance to put the kettle on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:22:57 PM
Fucking hell Kev! You're looking along the line, you thick cunt!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonexile on February 22, 2014, 07:23:09 PM

Without being rude, it's not the time for a debate on the merits of Rodwell. There's a game going on.

Was thinking of it in the context of the game. Seemed like an interesting thought.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 07:25:11 PM
Best chance we've created off a corner in ages.  More, please.
agree were better  with short corners
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:25:18 PM
fed up of our fucking shit house corners
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:26:22 PM
Barry's playing really well though. Rodwell wouldnt sweep up half the threats he does
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:26:35 PM
''Takes a little knock in the calf' = ''Kicked by Ivanovic''.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 07:27:46 PM
commentator still not giving us any credit. just chelsea not up to par...twat.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:28:21 PM
Was that Osman marking Terry and Pienaar marking Ivanovic?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:28:33 PM
''Takes a little knock in the calf' = ''Kicked by Ivanovic''.
Yeah that was cynical studs across the back of the calf in my view.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:32:24 PM
Golden chance that
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:32:36 PM
Very poor from Mirallas, very poor
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 07:32:52 PM
fuck.....that was a good chance!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
noooooofucking hell kevin
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:33:04 PM
Oh for some composure around the box!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 07:33:10 PM
FFS Mirallas!

Some of our approach play has been excellent here, but...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 07:33:29 PM
Barn fuckin doors there Kevin. We just lack that killer instinct when we are on top in games.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 07:33:40 PM
Woeful shot that.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 07:33:44 PM
lovely football but no end product nod
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 07:35:01 PM
Our set piece deliveries are a real problem.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:35:18 PM
Comfortable first half but again need to turn dominance into goals
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:35:27 PM
Strange strangled "arghhh..ffffsssarghf'inell....kev" sound came out then, couldn't swear with the kid next to me.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 07:35:46 PM
very decent first half performance. if only we could have nicked a goal...

more of the same - plus a goal - in the 2nd half please.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:36:14 PM
i worry Jose will rile them up now and we rue those missed chances :(
Keep it like this and release deulofeu on 60 mins.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 07:36:28 PM
Pretty comfortable half from what I saw without really creating much, Osman shot and a Mirallas miss hit are about all I can remember from that half.

I still can't get used to us going to places like this and actually trying to win. Martinez out!! :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 07:36:40 PM
Unfortunate similarities with the game at White Hart Lane.

Just hope we break the habit of this season and have two cracking halves in the same game!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Alanvideo on February 22, 2014, 07:36:59 PM
Howard looking confident but his kicking is shite.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 07:37:47 PM
the subs in 2nd half will change the outcome of this game  hopefully ours  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 07:37:55 PM
Definitely feel like a 1-0 defeat on the horizon.

Everyone playing fairly well so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ell Capitan on February 22, 2014, 07:37:59 PM
commentator still not giving us any credit. just chelsea not up to par...twat.

They have given us some credit, but it's true that Chelsea are not playing well compared to their recent standards. Partly that's because we're outplaying them, but they have been sloppy with the ball and movement seems lethargic to me. I'd expect them to come out stronger second half, but the good news is that we usually play better second half too.

I sense a win here!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on February 22, 2014, 07:38:54 PM
Set peices poor that last baines free kick should 6 yd box
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 07:38:59 PM
Plenty of positives in the performance of all 7 of our defensive players.

Osman and Pienaar are doing so as well.

Robby, Blue Bill:  10-15mil striker pls, soon.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 07:39:59 PM
Unfortunate similarities with the game at White Hart Lane.

Just hope we break the habit of this season and have two cracking halves in the same game!

Was just about to say this. It's almost a carbon copy except Chelsea are more of a threat than spurs were. I'm hoping we don't just come out and let the game pass us by like the spurs game.

I'd like us to get either Barkley or Delofeu on around 60 mins to give them time to make an impact. The lack of a goalscorer is hurting us though and Chelsea won't be as lethargic second half.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 07:41:09 PM
Chelsea have let us dominate them??

Fuck off BT Sport, bunch of glory team hunting cretins.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 07:41:43 PM
Good first half, just need a bit more belief in front of goal, and someone needs to tell Baines to get away from corners and freekicks
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 07:42:15 PM
I love how we play now, so much potential with this style. Oh and David James is a cunt
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 07:42:33 PM
I'd like us to get either Barkley or Delofeu on around 60 mins to give them time to make an impact.

Good shout.  We're going to need a shot from 18+yds to get past Terry and Cech.

*EDIT*  Who tooled me?  What for?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:43:19 PM
Don't like singling out a player but Mirallas has been poor.

James is just talking out his arse
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Brownie on February 22, 2014, 07:43:35 PM
Chelsea have let us dominate them??

Fuck off BT Sport, bunch of glory team hunting cretins.

How do you let someone dominate you unless you are into that kind of thing? All these TV companies are going to have to work very hard sucking us to up when we return to the top of the tree in the next few years
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: montanatoffeefan on February 22, 2014, 07:43:46 PM
Unfortunate similarities with the game at White Hart Lane.

Biggest difference: still a half to play in this one--and we're going to fucking win.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 07:43:58 PM
Chelsea have let us dominate them??

Fuck off BT Sport, bunch of glory team hunting cretins.

They're outrageous aren't they.

Another hum dinger there..."HOPEFULLY, they'll be more for the Chelsea fans to smile about". Very impartial.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:44:18 PM
The second half will tell if it's more like Emirates or WHL.  Hopefully the former, with a better end result.

I think the commentators have done a solid job, definitely picked up on the lively play from Barry and McCarthy (our central nervous system).
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 07:44:27 PM
I think Mirallas has done well, everyone has done well.


He's looked better than Hazard today (And only today).
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 07:45:18 PM
Good opportunity for Deulofeu down the right if he can get on

move Mirallas into the middle and take Osman off?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 07:45:36 PM
Wow. That half time chat was the most ludicrously bias football coverage I've ever heard.

"Join us as we build up for the second half as hopefully these [camera on Chelsea end] fans will have something to smile about"

Holy shit. What's the name of that ex F1 host? I'm going to send him a tweet.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:45:40 PM
FYI, the American feed does not get the same halftime analysis.  So that very well could be shit.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 07:45:45 PM
Mirallas has been patchy but has improved as the game went on, I think Jagielka has been immense.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueToffee on February 22, 2014, 07:45:48 PM
Good possession just no cutting edge. Deulofeu could help us be a bit more direct.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 07:46:08 PM
Jacamo adverts piss me off.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: ally2 on February 22, 2014, 07:46:17 PM
Played really well that half. Thought Hazard was going to dominate but he was quiet after the first 5 minutes. Very disappointed in Mirallas so far. Generally poor in all aspects. I'm actually losing faith in him as I always thought he was class. Hope he can do something special second half to restore my belief.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on February 22, 2014, 07:46:31 PM
Never any credit from a rs , OK Czech not been tested apart from ossiies shot, and yeah chelski can't possibly play any worse, butbthats because we have controlledthe game
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 07:47:09 PM
Jacamo adverts piss me off.

Not as much as that god awful "anything for yeouw, cupcake". It makes me sick.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 07:47:37 PM
Wow. That half time chat was the most ludicrously bias football coverage I've ever heard.

"Join us as we build up for the second half as hopefully these [camera on Chelsea end] fans will have something to smile about"

Holy shit. What's the name of that ex F1 host? I'm going to send him a tweet.

Jake Humphries
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:49:18 PM
We can win this...we have to be on it from the moment the second half kicks off. No slack period please, blues.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:49:24 PM
Ffs Martinez will be the more anxious of the two manages at half time according to David James,
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 22, 2014, 07:49:50 PM
Chelsea have let us dominate them??

Fuck off BT Sport, bunch of glory team hunting cretins.

They're playing catch-up to Sky and are milking the "big four" thing to death.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 07:50:10 PM
Oscar off Ramirez on. Pity, Oscar was heading for a red with another dodgy challenge or two.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:50:38 PM
David James is a cunt
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:50:48 PM
McCallister is correctly giving us some credit at least, unlike his lamentable colleagues in the studio.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 07:51:46 PM

Jake Humphries

Cheers. Tweet sent. Twat.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 07:53:15 PM
Who is shouting 'eh, Lee' at Probert in a vaguely Mediterranean accent?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 07:54:10 PM
Who is shouting 'eh, Lee' at Probert in a vaguely Mediterranean accent?

Big Dunc
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:55:28 PM
Thank you, Distin.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 07:56:29 PM
We'll need to weather a storm now
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 07:57:07 PM
Blatant dive.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 07:57:10 PM
My view of the match. Some strange pop ups but not the worst restricted view I've had. :)

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:57:54 PM
Blatant dive.

No he caught him
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 07:58:59 PM
My view of the match. Some strange pop ups but not the worst restricted view I've had. :)

There's been some tits on at half time with BT Gash
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:00:09 PM
osman off Deulofeu on, we need some pace injected.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:00:44 PM
Ball coming back a bit too quickly at the moment. Need to keep it better in their half.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:03:02 PM
osman off Deulofeu on, we need some pace injected.

Ossies been decent today, if he comes off we need someone to come on and do the same type of job. Barkley would be good to swap with ossie and Deulofeu to come on for Mirallas.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:04:19 PM
great save. ossie just needs a bit more luck.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:04:46 PM
Ossie has been good, but we need someone who's more a threat to score.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:05:16 PM
Very nice impro from Mirallas
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:05:19 PM
what a save, cunt.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:05:46 PM
Barkley on for Ozzy for me, exploit the innevitable space that Chelsea will leave if the push for a goal. Now though, not if they score.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:06:15 PM
INCREDIBLE Howard. Absolutely phenomenal.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:06:24 PM
even better howard, fucking hell haha
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:06:29 PM
fuuuuucckk....well done, tim
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Simon Paul on February 22, 2014, 08:06:36 PM
Excellent from hiward
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:06:36 PM
Absolutely fantastic from Howard, top keeper
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonexile on February 22, 2014, 08:06:37 PM
Penalty ffs
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:07:35 PM
Great double save Howard.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:07:40 PM
Timmy wants to steal Barry's MotM vote, it seems.

I keep Barkley on the bench so he can hopefully get back to full fitness.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 08:07:41 PM
Our forward players are sooooo small... brushed off the ball men vs. boys.

Well done Howard, but we're just hanging on now :/
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:08:52 PM
good change COME ON ROSSSSS
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:08:55 PM
time for the barca boy :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:08:55 PM
Like it Roberto. Make a name for yourself Ross lad.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
Great sub right time. Proactive, love it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:09:43 PM
Good work from ossie today, come on Ross, give us something special.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:09:59 PM
ok ross then  lolol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:11:41 PM
Chelski definitely taking more chances, let's make them pay with a counter.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:12:09 PM
We won't be any happier to settle for one point than they will.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:12:21 PM
Piennar spot on there with Barkley he neede to give him options
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: wepull on February 22, 2014, 08:12:55 PM
Get Deulofeu in for Mirallas.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dazfrancis on February 22, 2014, 08:13:15 PM
Piennar spot on there with Barkley he neede to give him options

Barkley has looked half asleep
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:13:16 PM
Fire it at the defender every fucking time.  Fucks sake, shit themselves every time they get within 20 yards
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:13:27 PM
I think Pienaar is tired.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
Our full backs have been magnificent today.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:14:07 PM
we are taking control again. come on, just the 1 goal will do it!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:14:53 PM
Distin has been excellent.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:15:03 PM
Surely Deulofeu for Mirallas now??
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:15:24 PM
We can't take Pienaar off. Our game falls apart.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:15:24 PM
be fucking gutting if we lose this, we have been the better team.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:15:36 PM
Get Gerry on
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:16:16 PM
The next move is Nasmith off in about 5-10 mins, Mirallas through the middle
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:16:23 PM
Pienaar has been better, but he's tired and KM is not.  Tough call.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:16:55 PM
Aiden and Gerard for the two wingers.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:17:42 PM
be fucking gutting if we lose this, we have been the better team.

Let's have non of that talk Lizz. I agree, but let's not entertain that outcome.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:17:52 PM
Surely Deulofeu for Mirallas now??
got to be ,kevs not to good today
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:19:17 PM
Super Kev easily has the most energy in the second half of anyone up front.

Both teams need three, could be madness the last 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:19:22 PM
Deulofeu coming on COME ONNNN
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:19:49 PM
got to be ,kevs not to good today
yep barca boys coming on
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Fern on February 22, 2014, 08:19:59 PM
Mirallas can be naive in many aspects. Needs more coaching imo
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
Credit to Probert. Hasn't listened to the baying mob today so far.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
Good shout.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:20:58 PM
stage is set....
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:21:00 PM
Credit to Probert. Hasn't listened to the baying mob today so far.

He's really done a fantastic job.  How a Premiership fixture should be officiated.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Amata on February 22, 2014, 08:21:05 PM
Barkley looks like he's been given a tranquiliser before being sent on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:22:15 PM
Thank fuck for the bad bounce there, or we lose.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:22:23 PM
whatever the outcome, this sort of performance bodes well for the future.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:22:33 PM
How any handbills there Hazard?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 08:23:24 PM
Not that it needs saying again but I will, how fantastically refreshing to see an Everton manager make 2 hugely positive substitutions away to a team like Chelsea.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:24:26 PM
Distin MotM.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ell Capitan on February 22, 2014, 08:25:12 PM
Whatever happens from here, I bloody LOVE that we're going for it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:25:39 PM
if we were not so far behind the rs id be happy with a pt here  nod
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:25:42 PM
Another good change...one moment of magic please blues.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
I know he gets a lot of MoMs, but Coleman in attack and defence (against Hazard of all people) has been world class.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
Can't believe Moyes hasn't brought Heitinga on to safeguard the point...................
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:27:49 PM
Smart yellow taken by Barry.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 08:28:53 PM
How I wish Torres was still with the rs instead of Suarez...

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:30:34 PM
Barkley looks like he's running through ankle-deep mud.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:30:36 PM
Torres could end up getting sent off here
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Amata on February 22, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
Fu*king hell Ross!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:31:08 PM
Can't believe Moyes hasn't brought Heitinga on to safeguard the point...................
pmsl
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:31:41 PM
Barkley has been woeful!!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: hill135 on February 22, 2014, 08:32:25 PM
Can see why Mourinho fancies Azpillicueta. Doesn't let much get passed him. He's almost been as good as Baines and Coleman
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:32:30 PM
Crowd make you laugh...as if we've come for a draw! Noticed the subs you Chelsea fuckers?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cozzie on February 22, 2014, 08:32:43 PM
Barkley has not been the same since his recovery.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonexile on February 22, 2014, 08:33:47 PM
Fuck off Torres.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:33:50 PM
fucking torres. waits, then feigns injury. twat!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:34:38 PM
Oh dear.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:34:38 PM
Ross lad, uve had a stinker.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cozzie on February 22, 2014, 08:34:41 PM
Heavens above Ross lad!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: wepull on February 22, 2014, 08:34:58 PM
Barkley has been poor today. Looks a bit slow than his usual self.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:35:12 PM
Barkley has been woeful!!!
you wouldn't know he was playing
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 08:35:30 PM
Who gave Barkley a wrap of heroin to smoke before he came on?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:35:31 PM
Someone needs a word in Ross ear, gee him up, he knows he's having a bad game, can still produce a moment and be a hero.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 08:35:46 PM
Barkley has been so bad the last few matches.  Considering his age, I'm concerned about his confidence.

 
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 08:35:47 PM
Jesus, Barkley can't even knock a ten yard pass together at the moment.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:36:12 PM
you wouldn't know he was playing

You do, because hes been fucking shit.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:36:24 PM
I love you Ross, but it's been 12 v 10 since you came on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:37:45 PM
That's why I said he shouldn't come on.  He needs time off the pitch to get his body/mind right.  We have a healthy bench, don't need to force him on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:38:03 PM
barry has been brilliant  today :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cozzie on February 22, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
Shit
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
Mcallister spot on with his MOTM.

Arghhhhhhhhh you fucking cunt
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:38:38 PM
Robbed again.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:38:38 PM
oh fuck off!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 08:38:43 PM
Was always going to happen.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:38:48 PM
o m g shakeyheadman
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 22, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
Fuck it all to hell.  Gutting.  Time to sign off for a few hours.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 08:39:26 PM
Of all the fucking wankers in the world to score a winner 3 minutes into added time............
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:39:27 PM
In other news water is wet.

We've produced no attacking threat at all.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 08:39:39 PM
Fuck me. Stupid free kick to give away though.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: jongre123 on February 22, 2014, 08:39:48 PM
Can we learn how to defend a FUCKING SET PIECE.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:39:59 PM
Shame how shit this season is ending.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Amata on February 22, 2014, 08:40:07 PM
That's what can happen when your playing with 10 men.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:40:24 PM
that really is fucking heartbreaking :(
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Major Clanger on February 22, 2014, 08:40:36 PM
It's so fucking typical, isn't it.

An offside goal from a nothing free kick in five minutes of extra time that shouldn't have been.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:40:41 PM
absolutely gutted
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: wepull on February 22, 2014, 08:40:52 PM
Never a free kick.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:41:26 PM
I don't understand why people are that bothered. 1 point wasn't enough today anyway.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:42:35 PM
I did say it was shaping up the same as the spurs game.

Gutted.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: griff969 on February 22, 2014, 08:42:36 PM
We have conceded so many goals from set pieces this year it is just ridiculous. Another soft one to add to the list
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 08:42:54 PM
I don't understand why people are that bothered. 1 point wasn't enough today anyway.

Sometimes you come out with some utter drivel.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: sam of the south on February 22, 2014, 08:43:00 PM
Numb
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:43:05 PM
I don't understand why people are that bothered. 1 point wasn't enough today anyway.

Because we played really well against a ridiculously rich club, and we didn't deserve to lose in any way, shape or form.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:43:13 PM
Sometimes you come out with some utter drivel.
More than sometimes pal.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 08:43:33 PM
for gods sake have we no luck :'(
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:43:34 PM
Sometimes you come out with some utter drivel.

Well said. Utter drivel from Shogs at the end of the match.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blob on February 22, 2014, 08:43:38 PM
I don't understand why people are that bothered. 1 point wasn't enough today anyway.

it would have been better than nothing, shogs.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 08:43:40 PM
Good performance but same as we have seen for the last few months no one to put it away. It's a work in progress but really frustrating.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: dchans on February 22, 2014, 08:43:52 PM
ross was poor - we had chances on the break and didn't look close to doing anything with them

bugger the EPL, lets get that Cup won now
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 08:44:13 PM
In other news water is wet.

We've produced no attacking threat at all.

This.  We can't really complain.  When you can't score, you are always susceptible to an unfortunate set piece goal.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:44:31 PM
Because we played really well against a ridiculously rich club, and we didn't deserve to lose in any way, shape or form.
Does it really matter how much money they have?

Who looked more like scoring throughout the game? Chelsea

We player quite well, yes but didn't produce anywhere near enough to trouble their goal to deserve anything.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Amata on February 22, 2014, 08:44:36 PM
Just a shame that bringing on Barkley made a huge difference.......to Chelsea.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Ross on February 22, 2014, 08:44:38 PM
Well BT loved that didn't they
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluestevie on February 22, 2014, 08:44:41 PM
Gutting, a great performance that didn't deserve a defeat. Wasn't a free kick for me, 3rd time in the game Probert got suckered by a nothing challenge. Barry and McCarthy were superb in midfield, toss up between them for MOTM imo
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:45:15 PM
Dogshit at setpieces at the back.  Dogshit at setpieces attacking.

Comfortable and neat and tidy for 90 minutes, and fucking gift them again.  Fuck off
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: griff969 on February 22, 2014, 08:45:16 PM
It may be unlucky to lose the game, but just like at Spurs we show nothing up front. If you cannot score you are not going to win games, and we do not carve out enough chances to win against these sorts of teams.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cozzie on February 22, 2014, 08:45:42 PM
Ahhh well, good performance, just cant convert our dominance in to goals. In some respects  its martinez fault for not buying a forward in the window.

Its such a shame though how this season has been so good, yet its now gona just fizzle out.

We have honestly deserved so much more this season than what our points tally and league position suggests.

Barkley has been absolutely fucking abysmal since his return, havent a clue what is up with him

It's FA cup and finishing above united for me now. Shame because this season had a hell of a lot of promise.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:46:05 PM
Barkley needs a proper break or something he was absolutely dire when he came on, need more creativity in the final third, we should have been leading at half time.

so so so gutted but a good performance, great in some parts. We dominated them but just knew they would score at the end.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: The Good Citizen on February 22, 2014, 08:46:10 PM
Ahhhhhhh, sickner. Lampard in that area is just lethal, could feel it.

Think the three subs, which I applauded actually meant we lost control of possession, Deulofeu, Barkley both isolated and losing possession, only McGeady tried to fit into our shape. Possibly a bit naive, overall though some massive performances, we are just still missing something that will make this team something really special.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 08:46:30 PM
That sequel to 300 looks well shite doesn't it?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:47:12 PM
Does it really matter how much money they have?

Who looked more like scoring throughout the game? Chelsea

We player quite well, yes but didn't produce anywhere near enough to trouble their goal to deserve anything.

I'm too fucked off to form a coherent argument at this point, so it's better to just leave it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Polledreng on February 22, 2014, 08:47:42 PM
It's so fucking typical, isn't it.

An offside goal from a nothing free kick in five minutes of extra time that shouldn't have been.
Offside ?  . try again with own goal
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Inchy on February 22, 2014, 08:47:47 PM
Feckin' Terry
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:48:47 PM
Barkley needs putting back with the kids until he is fit.  Waste of space today generally getting in the way and giving them the ball back, in fact can't recall any of the other 2 subs even touching the ball.

Oh and did I mention our corners and free kicks are absolute shite? ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 22, 2014, 08:48:51 PM
Well BT loved that didn't they

Not really no.

They said after the goal we were the better team!

Was a terrible blow to lose Traore because as much as I feel Naismith has improved, he cant be expected to play a lone striker role and get a clear sight of goal at any point during the game.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 08:49:21 PM
I'm gutted but it's our doing again, same v spurs. We've got to start scoring whilst we're on top etc. Goals win games at the end of the day so playing well and not deserving the loss means fuck all.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2014, 08:49:36 PM
I really hope they take that goal from Terry, imo theres no way he got a touch on it.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blueToffee on February 22, 2014, 08:49:46 PM
Played well at times but just no cutting edge. We looked a bit Swansea like. Or like us early in the season before Lukaku came on board and started giving us that sharpness.

It's a shame out subs seemed to make us worse too. Barkley really is having a dip in form since he returned. Maybe he is playing with the injury on his mind. Think we would've been better off not repeating the same subs that had us go backwards at Spurs.

The only good thing I can take from this is that it means Chelsea are more likely to win the league rather than Liverpool. Cold comfort though. I think it's a very tough road for those holding hopes of a late push for 4th now.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 08:50:21 PM
A lot of these things are quite easily addressed, the problem is they probably can't be until the summer. We rely heavily on Mirallas to take a shot and he didn't get the space to that today, Pienaar does great work but the amount of times he played a ball instead of shooting today was really frustrating.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:50:55 PM
I know we played well, and we did. Some good football, great passing and great defending but just look at the stats.

Chelsea Shots - 22
Chelsea Shots on target - 11

Everton Shots - 4
Everton Shots on target - 3
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2014, 08:51:10 PM
Dogshit at setpieces at the back.  Dogshit at setpieces attacking.

Comfortable and neat and tidy for 90 minutes, and fucking gift them again.  Fuck off

That's whats pissed me off more than just conceding a last minute goal, were pathetic at set pieces at both ends of the field. It's at the point now where I'd just leave Jagielka and Distin back for every one if were just going to mess around taking them short and even when it does go into the right area's their pair of them can't score a goal to save their lives.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 22, 2014, 08:51:17 PM
It may be unlucky to lose the game, but just like at Spurs we show nothing up front. If you cannot score you are not going to win games, and we do not carve out enough chances to win against these sorts of teams.

Agree fkin gut wrenching way to lose a game Tim Howard og but we need a goalscorer and not getting anyone in whose injured or not match fit. Watched the first half and we outplayed Chelsea, yet we go off at halftime and its 0-0, that's where we lost that game.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
I know we played well, and we did. Some good football, great passing and great defending but just look at the stats.

Chelsea Shots - 22
Chelsea Shots on target - 11

Everton Shots - 4
Everton Shots on target - 3

Funnily enough though, about half way through the first half I was thinking they've had well more shots than us but they were all rollers from the edge of the box, it was asif they were trying to plump up their shooting statistics.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Polledreng on February 22, 2014, 08:52:10 PM
Barkley needs putting back with the kids until he is fit.  Waste of space today generally getting in the way and giving them the ball back, in fact can't recall any of the other 2 subs even touching the ball.

Oh and did I mention our corners and free kicks are absolute shite? ;)
McGeady wasn't a sub then
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 22, 2014, 08:52:21 PM
I know we played well, and we did. Some good football, great passing and great defending but just look at the stats.

Chelsea Shots - 22
Chelsea Shots on target - 11

Everton Shots - 4
Everton Shots on target - 3

Says it all you don't shoot you don't win.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2014, 08:52:51 PM
I know we played well, and we did. Some good football, great passing and great defending but just look at the stats.

Chelsea Shots - 22
Chelsea Shots on target - 11

Everton Shots - 4
Everton Shots on target - 3

So statistically we had 75% shot accuracy and they only had 50%, we win. :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 08:53:15 PM
I know we played well, and we did. Some good football, great passing and great defending but just look at the stats.

Chelsea Shots - 22
Chelsea Shots on target - 11

Everton Shots - 4
Everton Shots on target - 3

How many of those shots were speculative 30 yarders? A fair few. Chelsea have never lost at home in the league under Mourinho. Never. They are going to have chances in a game. Are you seriously suggesting that we didn't play well in that game?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Trowel on February 22, 2014, 08:54:42 PM
Let's not forget half of our shots were scuffs from Mirallas.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cozzie on February 22, 2014, 08:55:20 PM
The promising thing is, performance wise, while we dont look like scoring we still look rather solid and have the defensive stats to back this up.

I said this season before it began that this season will be a transitional one that will take some getting used too before Martinez puts his real stamp on it.

In some ways we have done a hell of a lot better than I thought we would have despite the tinkering.

We have a good solid foundation here to build on, I think this is still mainly a work in progress but we have a great base and this is honestly the start of something big.

It's gonna be an interesting summer in terms of the forwards.

We are very unlikely to sign Lukaku and Traore will be going back. What worries me is Robertos fondness of Kone, I hope he doesn't pin his hopes on him next season because he is absolute dog shite.

Still confident of a top 6 finish and maybe an F.A cup, and finishing above the mancs, no doubt everyone would have taken that at the start of the season.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bally on February 22, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
When the player ratings is done make sure Barkley gets a zero everything he touched today went to shit.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:57:31 PM
McGeady wasn't a sub then

Remind me what he did after he came on?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:57:48 PM
How many of those shots were speculative 30 yarders? A fair few. Chelsea have never lost at home in the league under Mourinho. Never. They are going to have chances in a game. Are you seriously suggesting that we didn't play well in that game?

Howard made 4 or 5 very good saves.

I'm saying Chelsea deserved to win and they were the only team that threatened to win.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 08:58:48 PM
When the player ratings is done make sure Barkley gets a zero everything he touched today went to shit.

What's happened to him.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 08:58:52 PM
Let's not forget half of our shots were scuffs from Mirallas.

Both of Ossie's shots were good.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 08:58:58 PM
I thought McGeady looked good.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: griff969 on February 22, 2014, 08:59:05 PM
I do not think that anyone can dispute it is historically the most difficult place to go and win, but if you do not score you cannot win. We do not do enough to score at the moment, and with the players we have we should be creating more chances.

Most teams will concede a goal at Chelsea, but did we really look like nicking on at the other end?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 08:59:22 PM
That's whats pissed me off more than just conceding a last minute goal, were pathetic at set pieces at both ends of the field. It's at the point now where I'd just leave Jagielka and Distin back for every one if were just going to mess around taking them short and even when it does go into the right area's their pair of them can't score a goal to save their lives.

We have been now for 18 months or so.  Baines set piece delivery, for all his good play, is woeful.  We are more likely to concede on the break from one of our corners than actually score.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: sam of the south on February 22, 2014, 08:59:45 PM
Work in progress is the thing to focus on here (I have to, or I would feel a bit down!)

We have to really go for it at The Emirates now, and hope Lukaku is reinvigorated.

In the summer hopefully Martinez will have a fat wedge of TV, Fellaini and Jelavic money to spend on a striker, attacking mid, and winger.

New contracts for Coleman and Barkley, and a further years loan (with an option to buy!) for Deulofeu, a permanent for Barry, and full recoveries for Oviedo, Gibson, and Kone, would see me genuinely hopeful of continued progress.

But who am I kidding, this recent period has hurt like hell!

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 09:00:58 PM
ah well that's 4th out of the window then shakeyheadman
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 09:01:26 PM
We're a cup team anyway.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 09:02:10 PM
Howard made 4 or 5 very good saves.

I'm saying Chelsea deserved to win and they were the only team that threatened to win.

I would say they looked the more likely to win but it isn't like we had zero chances and we had the bulk of the play. Osman's shots could have gone in. At the end of the day Chelsea didn't really look that threatening for the majority of the game and we controlled for long spells. While it's frustrating to lose games in this way there are some really positive things to build on and many of them aren't difficult to sort out long term.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 09:02:21 PM
we need to work on crosses from corners and free kicks, what the fuck has happened to them? i dread corners due to counter attacks from the other team.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Risky on February 22, 2014, 09:03:42 PM
Barkley's confidence looked shot more than anything, didn't look like he knew what to do with the ball.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 09:04:10 PM
even the manure can overtake us now
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
Barkley's confidence looked shot more than anything, didn't look like he knew what to do with the ball.

He seems to want to just drive forward no matter what right now as that's what people expect to see, there is more to his game. I would honestly be giving him minimal game time at the moment
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Cuttyblue on February 22, 2014, 09:08:41 PM
We will start winning matches again when Lukaku and Barkley are back on form.

Huge gaping hole right now in our striker and CAM play
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluestevie on February 22, 2014, 09:08:44 PM
even the manure can overtake us now

Only on GD though, who's to say Palace won't give them a run for their money given their form lately?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2014, 09:10:35 PM
We just seem to put on a great show one half and look limp in another as an attacking force.

One of those things, like last week.

Some good fixtures coming, time to regroup and move on. Maybe in 5 weeks time we will have found a little mojo back.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 09:12:39 PM
Only on GD though, who's to say Palace won't give them a run for their money given their form lately?
hopefully mate
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: sharpattack on February 22, 2014, 09:14:23 PM
ah well that's 4th out of the window then shakeyheadman
United go above us tonight.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 09:15:01 PM
6 goals scored in our last 7 league games.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 22, 2014, 09:15:43 PM
Just need to put a run together in the winnable games we've got. Still think we can get 5th. Need big Rom to come back firing for the run-in.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: blargins on February 22, 2014, 09:19:08 PM
From what I saw, we were unlucky. Definitely deserved a draw.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 09:20:13 PM
We just seem to put on a great show one half and look limp in another as an attacking force.


I think that's the thing for me. I'm getting a bit tired of watching a match, playing our usual decent passing game and commentators waxing lyrical about us without really testing their goal.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 22, 2014, 09:23:16 PM
I think that's the thing for me. I'm getting a bit tired of watching a match, playing our usual decent passing game and commentators waxing lyrical about us without really testing their goal.

We need to invest every penny we have in a goalscorer for next year. Simply you can play all the nice football in the world but it means nothing if you cant score.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 09:26:11 PM
I need a drink.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Polledreng on February 22, 2014, 09:26:30 PM
Remind me what he did after he came on?
Ask Lizz - or take another look
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: sam of the south on February 22, 2014, 09:29:06 PM
We need to invest every penny we have in a goalscorer for next year. Simply you can play all the nice football in the world but it means nothing if you cant score.

I don't think we've created enough chances lately either though.

A lot of our possession has been predictable.

We have sorely missed the pace out wide of Deulofeu, and Oviedo before Martinez swapped him back out for Baines.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: charlatan on February 22, 2014, 09:29:19 PM
I think that's the thing for me. I'm getting a bit tired of watching a match, playing our usual decent passing game and commentators waxing lyrical about us without really testing their goal.

Couldn't agree more.  We were laughing at the redshite for the "We won the passing" stuff last season, and that's exactly what we're hearing now from us.

Don't get me wrong, we are a work in progress, and Bobby is doing a great job, but this needs addressing.  We might have 70% possession, but we do fuck all with it.

I made a thread a few weeks ago about our final ball a few weeks ago, and again today was the same old.....
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Everton Mint on February 22, 2014, 09:34:01 PM
Shocking way to lose a game...

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/73156000/jpg/_73156094_chelsea2_getty.jpg)

I'm a big fan of Distin but not MOTM for me... too many hoofed clearances and then leaves Terry for the goal ...
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Everton Mint on February 22, 2014, 09:38:31 PM
Tim Cahill ‏@Tim_Cahill 

That cross needs to be headed away.We can't keep saying we were unlucky.We were the better team. Can't play without a striker.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 09:39:22 PM
going to game next week hope roms playing,should batter them if we play like today and hes on form :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Alex6691 on February 22, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
I'm so angry. Everton have had such a good chance this year to get 4th. We've fucked it up. I am absolutely sick of never winning anything prestigious. (i'm only 21 so missed the '95 fa cup) This about as knee-jerk a post you'll ever see from me. Got my hopes up we'd actually make 4th. Damn.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 09:39:52 PM
Tim Cahill ‏@Tim_Cahill 

That cross needs to be headed away.We can't keep saying we were unlucky.We were the better team. Can't play without a striker.

We can Tim, we did it with you quite often!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Alanvideo on February 22, 2014, 09:42:26 PM
From what I saw, we were unlucky. Definitely deserved a draw.
...........not unlucky. Toothless.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 22, 2014, 09:44:28 PM

 At the end it was just a catalogue of errors - Ramirez played for the free-kick, and Pubert gave it - Distin fell asleep at the resulting kick - Howard gave us his disturbing incident, which he gives every game.

 In regard to splashing the cash (in the summer) for a striker; it's usually folly ...we need a new keeper.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2014, 09:45:15 PM
Keeper is the last thing we need to splash cash on.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 22, 2014, 09:47:55 PM
Yeah a keeper would have won us the games against Tottenham and Chelsea...creative mid and striker.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 22, 2014, 09:50:24 PM
Keeper is the last thing we need to splash cash on.

 Why is it then Roberto has Keylor Navas on his radar.

 http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/after-martinez-fell-in-love-with-la-liga-star-everton-told-what-t (http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/after-martinez-fell-in-love-with-la-liga-star-everton-told-what-t)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 22, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
Yeah a keeper would have won us the games against Tottenham and Chelsea...creative mid and striker.

 You didn't read my comment correctly. Splashing a substantial wedge on a striker is folly ...dip in form (Lukaku)...injury (Kone)...(Traore)...and don't pick me up that 2 of those 3 are strikers we haven't been bought.

 My point is, big money for a striker can literally cripple you.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: ally2 on February 22, 2014, 09:56:54 PM
We were hanging on in that second half so we can't feel hard done by. Possession game actually works better for our players IMO. It's just that our players aren't quite good enough to find that killer edge that you need to have to go with it.

I have lost patience with Mirallas though. I always thought he would be an amazing player for us. But he just isn't that good. I have never rated Howard and his kicking today was absolutely shite as per usual. I have no fucking idea how he plies a trade as a footballer when he can't kick a football under even the slightest modicum of pressure.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Les Trebilcock on February 22, 2014, 09:59:46 PM
We were hanging on in that second half so we can't feel hard done by. Possession game actually works better for our players IMO. It's just that our players aren't quite good enough to find that killer edge that you need to have to go with it.

I have lost patience with Mirallas though. I always thought he would be an amazing player for us. But he just isn't that good. I have never rated Howard and his kicking today was absolutely shite as per usual. I have no fucking idea how he plies a trade as a footballer when he can't kick a football under even the slightest modicum of pressure.

 Spot-on, Ally.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: indiantoffee1975 on February 22, 2014, 10:07:15 PM
It'll be an interesting summer, no doubt with a full season behind him, Martinez will have an idea of how he moves the club forward from being 6th or 7th. Once again BK and his board will ultimately come under the spotlight, in terms of how much they back him. I'm still not sure Martinez will see much of the funds left over from Fellaini/Jelavic/Anichebe sales, be surprised if its anything more than 15M, maybe a little more from the TV deal and yet again he will probably have to consider moving on a couple. Either way i'm not confident the board will show there hand and unless big money is found and spent 5-8th it'll be next season
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 22, 2014, 10:22:35 PM
You just cant play the slow tippy tappy stuff with a group of players like ours. Alot of the time Barce even struggle to break teams down. Martinez' stubbornness is starting to irritate me abit.

The corners are making me lose the will to live aswell
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 22, 2014, 10:24:55 PM
You just cant play the slow tippy tappy stuff with a group of players like ours. Alot of the time Barce even struggle to break teams down. Martinez' stubbornness is starting to irritate me abit.

The corners are making me lose the will to live aswell

It's not slow tippy tippy stuff. A lot of our passes are zipped around nicely and we play good one-two's...it just all goes to shit in the final third.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 22, 2014, 10:29:30 PM
It's not slow tippy tippy stuff. A lot of our passes are zipped around nicely and we play good one-two's...it just all goes to shit in the final third.


Slow in terms of progression, alot of its sidewards and in front of the defence. Very rare to see us cut through a defence
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Thornton_19 on February 22, 2014, 10:30:43 PM
You just cant play the slow tippy tappy stuff with a group of players like ours. Alot of the time Barce even struggle to break teams down. Martinez' stubbornness is starting to irritate me abit.

The corners are making me lose the will to live aswell

What would you rather we do than keep possesion? Everytime we got the ball forward quickly Naismith flicked it on to nobody.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 10:32:11 PM
If lukaku was ours, we had someone else who can play the killer pass like pienaar, if mirallas learns to be more of a team player and Barkley gets better at decision making, we challange for the league.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: griff969 on February 22, 2014, 10:33:57 PM
If we think back to the win at Old Trafford, the winning goal saw our centre half in a position (to slide a pass to our centre forward) about 40 yards out from Utd's goal, and our left full back at the back stick to knock the ball in. We are just not getting the players into advanced positions to carve out chances. You could have a proper goal poacher playing up front for us at the moment and I cannot see it making much difference.

Create the chances first, then worry about converting them.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 22, 2014, 10:40:08 PM
What would you rather we do than keep possesion? Everytime we got the ball forward quickly Naismith flicked it on to nobody.

I'd rather we played with some kinds of speed, with forward thinking and creativity. Look at the way liverpool have set up recently, they've swapped possesion football for actually taking chances getting the ball quickly and directly from a to b to c. As i've said we just dont have the players with the cutting edge to make the possesion football worthwhile. As soon as a team parks the bus or is generally good defensively. We have no chance
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 22, 2014, 10:45:18 PM
If lukaku was ours, we had someone else who can play the killer pass like pienaar, if mirallas learns to be more of a team player and Barkley gets better at decision making, we challange for the league.


Thats alot of if's. And a disagree about pienaar, iv'e actually been a big fan of his over the years, but i dont think he plays the killer pass at all anymore, how many assists does he have? cant be many.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 22, 2014, 10:47:02 PM
Mirallas and Barkley can and will learn what they need to, in fact thy have got better this season as well. Without pienaar we are shite so he must be doing something right!!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 10:47:49 PM
If lukaku was ours, we had someone else who can play the killer pass like pienaar, if mirallas learns to be more of a team player and Barkley gets better at decision making, we challange for the league.

and baines stops taking corners lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 22, 2014, 10:49:04 PM
Mirallas and Barkley can and will learn what they need to, in fact thy have got better this season as well. Without pienaar we are shite so he must be doing something right!!

Mirralas doesnt do it for me, i'd happily cash in. He'll never be a team player, and he's not good enough as an individual
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 10:57:36 PM
Mirralas  i a good player but to inconsistent  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 22, 2014, 11:04:42 PM
going to game next week hope roms playing,should batter them if we play like today and hes on form :thumbsup:

Is that the westham game? if it is i'm going as well in the main stand.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 22, 2014, 11:12:32 PM
Is that the westham game? if it is i'm going as well in the main stand.
upper st.end me should be good game they beat s.hampton today
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 22, 2014, 11:24:07 PM
Grim.

Looks like we played well though.

We need to fix this problem we have away from home if we want to ever get 4th
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: School of Science on February 23, 2014, 12:02:42 AM
Grim.

Looks like we played well though.

We need to fix this problem we have away from home if we want to ever get 4th

The problems scoring goals Ram away from home its even harder because we create even less, until we buy a goalscorer or if Lukaku finds his early season form, it will remain the same.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Toffeeblue22 on February 23, 2014, 12:06:07 AM
I thought we looked really good 1st half and parts of 2nd half...barkley was very off the pace today,some real positives to take away but we need to be more clinical when we create the chances
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 23, 2014, 12:17:05 AM
Did pretty well first half but it felt to me increasingly like we were just trying to hold on at the end.

Looks like a 6th or 7th place finish, if we can win the FA Cup as well I will be delighted!

Long term though I'm not sure this style will see us progress much from the previous manager when translated into points and final league finishing position
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 23, 2014, 12:44:35 AM
The issue for me is does this style of play require several top class players to improve from where we were?

If the answer is yes then we're never going to get a load better as we can't afford the prices of the players who make the difference.

We don't get enough people in the box or get forward quickly enough. Our decision making and/or execution are also suspect.

Again this is mainly down to the quality of player available to us and then the price of replacing the current players with better ones.

These, if course, were the issues of the past few years.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 23, 2014, 12:47:50 AM
Now that I got to be gutted for a few hours, and beat the shit out of some tennis balls (match ended in a draw so I could do some divorce counseling for my tennis buddy, hope for luck in the replay)...I have the following things to say:

1) I love Roberto Martinez, and the heart of every man on the pitch today.  I'm proud to support EFC.

2) Striker is where we spend money, because it's our limiting reagant.  No, it's no guarantee that the cash recipient won't go tits up, but we have to try.  It's also the one position we can't really "moneyball" our way through.  Similar to SS in baseball.

3) We will beat Manure again, by more than one goal.  We will finish 6th, and something funny will happen to fuck the Shite out of CL football, despite finishing 4th.

4) We buy Lukaku in the summer, and he rewards RM's faith in his ability.  Our ability to focus on the Premiership pays off, and we finish 3rd in 2014-15.

5) I don't have a prediction for the FA Cup, but the lads go into Emirates and make us damned proud again.

6) Ross Barkley should sit for at least two weeks to get right.  We don't need him losing all his confidence.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 12:52:51 AM
Lizz needs to have a word with mirrallas and tell him to pull his socks up  :whistle:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: marky v on February 23, 2014, 12:59:47 AM
The problems we have are obvious; we don't have enough goals in the side, even some of the stand outs for us this year are not providing us with the goals to take us into the top 4,

McCarthy 0
Barkley 4
Osman 2
Pienaar 1
Barry is having a decent return considering with 3

not good enough to challenge


Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: GLewis on February 23, 2014, 01:06:47 AM
The problems we have are obvious; we don't have enough goals in the side, even some of the stand outs for us this year are not providing us with the goals to take us into the top 4,

McCarthy 0
Barkley 4
Osman 2
Pienaar 1
Barry is having a decent return considering with 3

not good enough to challenge




Mirallas - considering he's a "forward" with 5 isn't enough either.

It's good that we've got 10 goals from full backs (although Baines' all set pieces) but they should be a bonus. As it is they're vital.

We haven't looked like scoring a lot from general play in the league since Fulham at the start of December.

We've won a good amount of home games but we've had to score a lot of great goals to win those games.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Sir Stealth on February 23, 2014, 01:14:45 AM
Martinez saying in his post match interview that he was delighted with the first half performance and that we showed we can go eye to eye with the league leaders.

The difference was though, that they managed to find the breakthrough and we didn't. Unfortunately thats the hardest and most important thing to do!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 23, 2014, 01:18:07 AM
Martinez saying in his post match interview that he was delighted with the first half performance and that we showed we can go eye to eye with the league leaders.

The difference was though, that they managed to find the breakthrough and we didn't. Unfortunately thats the hardest and most important thing to do!

It was never something fixable prior to the summer transfer window.  It is what it is.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 01:23:03 AM
Lizz needs to have a word with mirrallas and tell him to pull his socks up  :whistle:

I'd rather him take them off ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 01:31:33 AM
I'd rather him take them off ;)
why did i not know that lol x
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 23, 2014, 01:32:25 AM
No man takes his socks off. Its an unwritten rule
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 01:39:31 AM
I'm a sock wearer. Once you whip the piece out they couldn't care less whether you keep your socks on or not.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 01:39:59 AM
good forum today no one kicking off ,even though we lost :cheers:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 01:45:37 AM
I'm a sock wearer. Once you whip the piece out they couldn't care less whether you keep your socks on or not.
not bragging are you ram lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 01:45:58 AM
I've heard wearing socks is a bedroom faux pas...bit of a turn off to the ladies and that.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 01:46:43 AM
They ;) hahha ram I love you
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 01:47:21 AM
I've heard wearing socks is a bedroom faux pas...bit of a turn off to the ladies and that.

Depends if they are clean
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Heisenberg on February 23, 2014, 01:53:24 AM
Depends if they are clean

Which? Rams 'piece' or the socks 
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 01:55:35 AM
I've heard wearing socks is a bedroom faux pas...bit of a turn off to the ladies and that.
only heard eddie its a deff  nono lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 01:56:11 AM
Which? Rams 'piece' or the socks 
lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 02:01:29 AM
only heard eddie its a deff  nono lol

Haha I've never been tempted to take a survey to find out to be fair! I don't wear them myself, the less layers the better when I'm giving the lucky lady what for ;).
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 02:07:53 AM
Haha I've never been tempted to take a survey to find out to be fair! I don't wear them myself, the less layers the better when I'm giving the lucky lady what for ;).
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Haha I've never been tempted to take a survey to find out to be fair! I don't wear them myself, the less layers the better when I'm giving the lucky lady what for ;).
you smoothy eddie lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 02:10:27 AM
you smoothy eddie lol

 :-*
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 02:12:46 AM
:-*

Fag ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 02:13:13 AM
Why would anyone wear socks?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 02:14:10 AM
Fag ;)

 :batty:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 02:23:53 AM
Lizz eddies seems ok to me  nod :whistle:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 02:24:50 AM
Why would anyone wear socks?

Youngens these days don't care jimmy
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 02:25:34 AM
Lizz eddies seems ok to me  nod :whistle:
only kidding eddie 
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 02:27:29 AM
Youngens these days don't care jimmy
no style, no class have they lizz
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 02:30:29 AM
only kidding eddie 

Ha no problem!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 02:37:58 AM
 :cheers: eddie
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 02:45:03 AM
no style, no class have they lizz

No they dont, its sad for lovely girls like me hahahaah
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 02:57:02 AM
love this site  some brilliant people on here and lizz is the pin up girl  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 04:05:04 AM
well win fa cup now no problems 4th place gone  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 04:59:40 AM
love this site  some brilliant people on here and lizz is the pin up girl  :thumbsup:
yep
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:05:06 AM
love this site  some brilliant people on here and lizz is the pin up girl  :thumbsup:

Im really not but thanks anyway! :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:06:54 AM
Im really not but thanks anyway! :)
yw x
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 23, 2014, 05:08:55 AM
It's really non of my business, bluegrant, but are you coming onto the First Lady of NSNO there?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:11:07 AM
It's really non of my business, bluegrant, but are you coming onto the First Lady of NSNO there?
errr no cheek  jealous are we lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 23, 2014, 05:13:26 AM
errr no cheek  jealous are we lol


Madly :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:16:51 AM
Madly :)
hehe
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:20:15 AM
Lizz seems bluedylan is smitten with you   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 05:22:09 AM
This has took a strange turn.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 05:23:34 AM
Loving this thread
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:23:47 AM
This has took a strange turn.
amour lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:23:56 AM
hahahahah oh dear!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 05:24:25 AM
I've got a bit of a chub on here
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 23, 2014, 05:24:29 AM
grant, are you male or female (or neither)?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 05:26:19 AM
grant, are you male or female (or neither)?

Neither?

Animal/vegetable/mineral?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:27:10 AM
only messing site gone quiet  :cheers:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:29:18 AM
Neither?

Animal/vegetable/mineral?

Im a mineral :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 05:29:54 AM
Whose shampoo do you use granty?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 05:29:58 AM
Im a mineral :)

I'm an animal...raaar!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:31:05 AM
Im a mineral :)
me to
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:33:30 AM
Whose shampoo do you use granty?
[/quote
Whose shampoo do you use granty?
yours if thers any left lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:33:42 AM
I'm an animal...raaar!

Grrrrrrrr

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/9d03abd8d9a2e6ee4e9d34006fc15603/tumblr_mvfff8P0NN1s8hiuvo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 05:35:42 AM
yours if thers any left lol
:)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 23, 2014, 05:36:40 AM
me to

So just to clarify, are you male or female?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 23, 2014, 05:37:27 AM
Asl?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 23, 2014, 05:37:45 AM
I've got a bit of a chub on here

I bet you've got a sock on now as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 05:40:19 AM
Grrrrrrrr

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/9d03abd8d9a2e6ee4e9d34006fc15603/tumblr_mvfff8P0NN1s8hiuvo1_400.gif)

Oh what are you doing to me posting that Lizz!  :love:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:44:46 AM
i know you too well Eddie haha
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 23, 2014, 05:47:12 AM
So...this is what matchday threads turn to when ye lads and Lizz are up past your bedtimes, eh?

Look forward to this exercise after we win the Cup in a few months time.  And when the Fightin' Oviedos take the WC by storm.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:48:42 AM
if we win the cup we will all be on County road asking everyone their ASL's haha
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:52:15 AM
if we win the cup we will all be on County road asking everyone their ASL's haha
Lizz whats there ASLS ?

 
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Evertonian in NC on February 23, 2014, 05:53:01 AM
RM wouldn't like that negative thinking, using "if" instead of "when!"
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:53:34 AM
Lizz whats there ASLS ?

 

Age Sex Location, its what people used to ask on MSN messenger or myspace when they met new people x
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 05:54:32 AM
RM wouldn't like that negative thinking, using "if" instead of "when!"

Bloody hell you are right, sorry Roberto!!! WHEN we win the cup...!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 05:55:19 AM
Age Sex Location, its what people used to ask on MSN messenger or myspace when they met new people x
ahh ty x
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 23, 2014, 05:55:51 AM
ahh ty x
ASL?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 05:58:56 AM
Bluegrant, put shogun out of his misery will you!
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:01:58 AM
Bluegrant, put shogun out of his misery will you!
age,sex.location
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 06:02:44 AM
 lolol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:03:36 AM
lolol
what lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 06:06:43 AM
what lol

It just seems we're going in circles! My a/s/l is, 28/male/liverpool. What's yours?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 23, 2014, 06:06:49 AM
age,sex.location

Is that a question?

42, male, Scotland.  :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 06:07:56 AM
Is that a question?

42, male (mon-fri), Scotland.  :)

Fixed.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Brownie on February 23, 2014, 06:10:15 AM
33/sexual tyrannosaur/the jungle fighting the predator
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 06:11:16 AM
25/mineral/manchester
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:13:42 AM
never give up do you  lolol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 23, 2014, 06:15:31 AM
never give up do you  lolol

Definitely female.
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:17:27 AM
Definitely female.
[/quote hehe
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 06:18:41 AM
23/m/Liverpool/8 inches
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Gash on February 23, 2014, 06:19:59 AM
Maybe the matchday threads aren't all bad. :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:21:07 AM
23/m/Liverpool/8 inches
not bragging ram then lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Shogun on February 23, 2014, 06:21:57 AM
Don't boost his ego ffs
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Brownie on February 23, 2014, 06:22:20 AM
23/m/Liverpool/8 inches

Fucking hell, you're Tom Thumb ;-)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 06:22:44 AM
Don't boost his ego ffs

I'll boost her ego all over the fucking joint.

 :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:22:49 AM
Fucking hell, you're Tom Thumb ;-)
lol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 06:23:25 AM
this is NSNO waiting for Grantys ASL

(http://rottenpanda.com/uploads/gallery_images/13925689835300ea974a3cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:24:54 AM
I'll boost her ego all over the fucking joint.

 :)
ive no ego ram llol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bluedylan on February 23, 2014, 06:24:59 AM
I'll boost her ego all over the fucking joint.

 :)

You do realise the avatar is Kate Moss, Ram?
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2014, 06:25:46 AM
You do realise the avatar is Kate Moss, Ram?

Loves the beak
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
god Lizz these guys get so arsey  lolol
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 06:29:03 AM
god Lizz these guys get so arsey  lolol

Good guys they are though Granty, even Ram ;)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:30:22 AM
Good guys they are though Granty, even Ram ;)
i know its a laugh x
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:31:58 AM
ram :cheers:
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: bluegrant on February 23, 2014, 06:33:02 AM
Lizz  :hug: nite all
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 06:36:17 AM
Lizz  :hug: nite all

Night mate :)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 23, 2014, 06:38:00 AM
How i feel not knowing Grantys ASL...

(http://rottenpanda.com/uploads/gallery_images/13925692455300eb9d8fb54.jpg)
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Bally on February 23, 2014, 07:06:57 AM
42 /yes please /anywhere

This still is the match thread isnt it....
Wtf happened in here


That match done my fucking head in today we won every battle but the goals fucking cunts and now I have to go into work to look at my mates smug fucking Chelsea face


Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: marky v on February 23, 2014, 04:43:43 PM
Everyone got over that result quick
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Polledreng on February 23, 2014, 05:45:52 PM
Everyone got over that result quick
reading the last post... Not sure if people watched the match or did a Bendtner and went off to a sex-bar
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Eddie on February 23, 2014, 05:56:31 PM
MOB...

Neat.

Deep.

Cave.

Defeat.

Neat.

Deep.

Cave.

Defeat.

Everton went to another much-lauded London club, performed really well in most aspects of the match – indeed embarrassed their hosts at times – but ultimately came away with zip for their efforts.

In the words of Morrisey: ‘Stop me’, etc.

Lacina Traore was the surprise inclusion in Roberto Martinez’s starting line-up, only for the gargantuan goal-getter to pull out with an injury sustained during the warm-up. The assumption was that he must have bashed his head on something, but apparently it was a hamstring injury – presumably a recurrence of the troublesome titanic tendon that delayed his first appearance in an Everton shirt.

So Steven Naismith stepped in and, once again, acquitted himself well as Everton total dominated the first half with an almost pass-perfect replication of the display they put on at the Emirates earlier in the season.

Whereas in the past we would have tried to park the bus, to use Jose Mourinho’s phrase, this time we took charge of the double decker and drove it off for a summer holiday, just like Cliff and Una. Chelsea, for their part, were reduced to the role of the girl from the special school wearing My Little Pony rollerblades, standing up front and trying to cop off with the cool driver who sports a pair of ‘Oakleys’ from the market.

The home side simply couldn’t cope with Everton’s cleverness, especially in midfield, as the Toffees did that ‘Champions League away leg’ thing of starving the over-eager home side of the ball, thus making them think twice and become risk averse whenever they had possession, for fear that a gamble might leave them chasing shadows again. And we’ve seen it several times now, that the top players at clubs like Chelsea can sometimes find it hard to bring themselves to play the stooge to those they deem inferior. They’re just not used to doing so much thankless work, especially at home.

Petr Cech did brilliantly to tip a Leon Osman drive over after a great passing move down the left, Gary Cahill made a desperate block from Kevin Mirallas and then, just before the break, everything opened up for the Belgian but he scuffed his shot from the edge of the box. He actually connected so poorly that the ball almost fell for Naismith but, somewhat inevitably, it struck the Scot’s heel and ended up bouncing away to safety.

Considering the opposition – one of the real contenders for the Premier and Champions League – it was a brilliant first half, but you know that you need to convert the possession into goals against any opposition, never mind the likes of these.

Chelsea were a bit better in the second half then, despite the introduction of the hormonal Fernando Torres whose every action has the stink of ‘it’s not fair, I hate you, you’re not my real Dad’ about it. He is one bad weirdo him.

Tim Howard had to make a brilliant double save, first from the subdued little Lego-head, Eden Hazard, and then unfeasibly Sunday League-looking Branislav Ivanovic. That’s not in terms of his play, clearly, as he’s very good, but his general appearance is that of the lad who plays centre-forward every week because no one has the arsehole to tell him he’s dropped. And he clearly fucking reeks of Lynx Africa.

Despite the home side’s modest revival Cech still had to make another good save of his own, diving low to his left when Osman’s sweeping effort clipped the heel of Mirallas and looked bound for the bottom corner.

Going back to Chelsea’s subs, Mourinho also threw on André Schurrle. Has anyone else noticed that he is the absolute spit of the arl fella off Outnumbered?

Anyway, undeterred by Mourinho’s changes, Martinez attempted to wrest the initiative back from the home side by throwing on some youthful legs, but if anything it had the opposite effect. Ross Barkley clearly has physical advantages over a fading Leon Osman, but the youngster hasn’t a fraction of the veteran’s awareness and appreciation of space. In fact, he looked like he’d had half a tablet on the train up to match.

So, with Gerard Deulofeu on too and Chelsea pressing forward it seemed in theory that Everton were set up to catch them on the break. However, Osman’s the best player we have for instigating that transition from defence to attack – he drifts into the space in midfield, gets his head up and picks out runners. With him and Steven Pienaar off the field and Barkley wandering round looking bemused, Chelsea were finally able to get a bit of momentum going. Still, it looked like we had done more than enough to take a point as the game edged into injury time. In fact, as we anticipated the final whistle there was a creeping sense of disappointment that we hadn’t in fact done more, as it was the best opportunity to win a league game at ‘the Bridge’ than we have enjoyed in some time.

And that was when Ramires went over Phil Jagielka’s half a challenge. Frank Lampard fired the free kick into the area known in coaching circles as the ‘jigger of jitters’, John Terry slid in and under pressure Howard appeared to slap the ball into his own net.

For fuck’s sake.

Gutting, clearly, and more than Chelsea really deserved.

Martinez was upset with the referee afterwards, because as you always get at places like Chelsea with a team full of massive snides they were throwing themselves everywhere and doing the handball Haka whenever the ball struck an Everton player anywhere above the knee.

As for the actual free kick that they scored from, there’s not even any point discussing those individual decisions any more because the whole issue of what is and isn’t a foul has become its own branch of philosophical quantum mechanics and the conversations just become embarrassing.

It was certainly ‘debatable’ at the very least but you see them given all the time, because diving has now been accepted as a legitimate part of the game, and Chelsea got the benefit of it because they were the ones doing the attacking by that point.

Once again, we reluctantly accept the mantle of gallant losers and watch horrified as Manchester United overtake us in the league.

All we can do is keep on doing what we’re doing though, as there’s really not a lot wrong with the way we play – and at the very highest level – that a handful of £30 million players wouldn’t put right.

Until they arrive we just pick ourselves up and go again.

Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Silas on February 23, 2014, 05:57:30 PM
reading the last post... Not sure if people watched the match or did a Bendtner and went off to a sex-bar

God you are so last week , it's called doing a Giroud nowadays
Title: Re: Chelsea v Everton
Post by: Everton Mint on February 23, 2014, 06:38:08 PM
Howard OG for the goal but he kept us in it a few times with some fine stops ...

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tim+Howard+Chelsea+v+Everton+Premier+League+WaRrhOT9XtMl.jpg)