FA Premier League

Chelsea 1:1 Manchester United

Chelsea 1:1 Man Utd

Stamford Bridge

Date:
Sun, 07 February 2016
Kick-off:
4:00 pm GMT
Status:

Closed

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Feb 4, 2016
    #81

    pauldyson1uk Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    42,967
    Location:
    Wythenshawe watching Crappy Fims
    why? he played well against Stoke, I see no reason to drop him.
  2. Feb 4, 2016
    #82

    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,535
    Location:
    Muppet Treasure Island
    Agreed, he was surprising calm and it's always good when we don't use him as address main source of attack. I think he can keep Matic busy and free up the front 4

    Would happily take 3 points with a shit performance in this one though
  3. Feb 4, 2016
    #83

    caisenma I ♥ Adnan

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,147
    Location:
    planet telex
    it is a bit frustrating when such a non-entity/frustrating player such as fellaini and to a lesser extent lingard, keep getting chances and eventually they have a decent game and all appears vindicated. even a broken clock is right twice a day, and all that...
  4. Feb 5, 2016
    #84

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    14,667
    Location:
    Player Performance Threads
    I agree but players like Terry, Ivanovic, Cahill, Costa etc. are setpiece cnuts. Easily could get a smash and grab from a corner or a freekick, FWIW Fellaini does offer security in that sense as we have a shortish team and hopefully he'll be confident after his Stoke performance. Let's hope he can create a bit of havoc for their two holding midfielders.

    Not sure if he's even fit to be honest, after walking straight into the tunnel.
  5. Feb 5, 2016
    #85

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    10,280
    Damn!! It is Micheal Oliver once again. Don't prod your finger at him guys. Costa will definitely try to send one of us off especially with Oliver in charge.
  6. Feb 5, 2016
    #86

    Roosney Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,983
    Location:
    Finland
    I got the Stoke game result right and predicted 2 goals in the first half. Get me some likes and I'll drop you a few tips.

    Agree about Schneiderlin 100%.
  7. Feb 5, 2016
    #87

    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    50,263
    Location:
    Aliens are in control of my tagline & location
    I feel the same way about him, people were raving when we picked him up in the summer, but I'm yet to see a £25M player.
  8. Feb 5, 2016
    #88

    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    50,263
    Location:
    Aliens are in control of my tagline & location
    Is Fellatio fit for this one? He limped off in the last game.
  9. Feb 5, 2016
    #89

    swissgenius Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    169
    I was kinda like meh when we lost, because it increased the chances of getting a new manager. Now that it's almost certain to be Mourinho, I'm hoping for a winning streak more than ever.
    That face should stay away from Old Trafford as far as possible.

    As for the game, I think we'll beat them 3-1, with Martial giving Ivanovic an evening to remember.
  10. Feb 5, 2016
    #90

    Havak Pokemon master

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,173
    Location:
    Salford, Manchester
    :lol: no idea why I said him over Hiddink!

    Disclaimer: it is Hiddink with that record!! I'm only half an idiot.
  11. Feb 5, 2016
    #91

    Scarecrow Having a week off

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    11,541
    Overall, we're better than them. The injuries make this more or less an even match-up though. I'll be content with a draw, considering we're away.
  12. Feb 5, 2016
    #92

    Turnip Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,552
    Location:
    Beckham's right nipple
    I'm saying same as last game and I think I'd be ok with that. Would normally see someone (anyone) on instead of Fellaini, but he's been good in the air defensively the last couple games and there's a good chance we're gonna need that. And it's been a while since he's randomly nicked a goal, so probably about due to happen again. Think if we play like we have the last 2 games this should be interesting. They've raised their game recently too of course, but this is probably more important to us than them right now, even though they're gonna want to be saving face a little bit.
  13. Feb 5, 2016
    #93

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    66,538
    Location:
    Barrow In Furness
    I never understand why you'd pick the team until the press conference has happened and we all know who is fit.
  14. Feb 5, 2016
    #94

    sunama Baghdad Bob

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    14,099
    I assume you felt we had a chance with Guardiola?
    A lot of fans expected this, but the deal for Pep was done many months ago. My suspicion is that we have not even contacted Mourinho for reasons I have listed below.
    We don't ever hire staff with advanced planning - we are not proactive.
    The most recent example of this was selling DDG and getting a replacement. We all knew there was a problem. It was brewing. It was coming. And in the last few minutes of the transfer window, they dropped the price of DDG and tried to sell him.

    As for the wild goose chases, in the last few months: Ramos, Bale, Neymar, Alves, Muller and now we add: Guardiola to that list.
    This Summer, I predict that list is going to get very long, as top players will use us to get a better contract and fans will be fooled into thinking that we have a chance of signing top players...when we clearly don't.

    Anyway...I digress. As you were gents.
  15. Feb 5, 2016
    #95

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    17,932
    Location:
    Polska
    We are not winning this, we are not in a title race and this is not a come back.

    Now team and LvG, prove it wrong... please.
  16. Feb 5, 2016
    #96

    The Red Roman Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    Northampton
  17. Feb 6, 2016
    #97

    swissgenius Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    169
    It's possible that we were never in for Pep. The romantic side in me kept believing that history, tradition and fanbase would weigh heavier than money but it's not like that in most cases.
    Money means chances, can't blame him.

    However, my post was more anti-Mou than pro-Pep.
    Whoever it may be, he needs class to guide this football club IMO.
    SAF was egocentric, arrogant, hated by most but he had class. Mourinho doesn't. I don't care about past success when your Manager is known for cheap shots, childish behaviour, organized injuries and cheating.

    I'd honestly feel better with Giggs on the sideline.
  18. Feb 6, 2016
    #98

    thelemon Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,548
    Location:
    England
    Then I hope your disappointment when we bring in Jose eats you up inside for being so naïve.
  19. Feb 6, 2016
    #99

    RustyS Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,172
    Location:
    To your left.
    Yeah my friend said the same thing. He much rather Giggsy took charge.




    My friend is a Liverpool fan.
  20. Feb 6, 2016

    Attila Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    10,045
    Supports:
    Trad Bricks
    Chelsea were horrible against Watford...we might win
  21. Feb 6, 2016

    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    29,095
    They'll raise their game. They always do.
  22. Feb 6, 2016

    peridigm Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    7,618
    I think this game will have goals. 3-2 United.
  23. Feb 6, 2016

    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2012
    Messages:
    16,377
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    If we win we may actually be able to do something in the league this year. But Van Gaal is the king of false dawns.
  24. Feb 6, 2016

    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    What a crazy season. Who'd have thought after the shite we've been served some would predict us winning away at Chelsea? Even SAF teams struggled there.
  25. Feb 6, 2016

    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    18,478
    Location:
    Grove Street, home.
    [​IMG]

    Something like that, we win.
  26. Feb 6, 2016

    Sereques Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    5,854
    Location:
    MD, USA
    :lol:
  27. Feb 6, 2016

    Gasolin Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,215
    Location:
    NYC
    Add Herrera instead and we win.

    [​IMG]
  28. Feb 6, 2016

    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    18,478
    Location:
    Grove Street, home.
    That as well. Think we could probably do with the protetion Schneiderlin and Carrick would offer however, if we were at home I would be fully on board.
  29. Feb 6, 2016

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    66,538
    Location:
    Barrow In Furness
    Morgan has to play with Carrick. Ander needs to sit like last season to get his form back. Fellaini has played really well, but he could leave Carrick exposed if he goes marauding up the field. I think Morgan will sit and let Michael make his passes.
  30. Feb 6, 2016

    Fer Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,747
    That would be my formation too. It would be nice to have someone better than Lingard as right winger.

    Can Memphis play in that position? I just remember the best version of Memphis playing as a left wide forward in a 433 at PSV. In my opinion, he is more a finisher than a creator. But I would like to watch him play once as RW instead of Lingard.
  31. Feb 6, 2016

    Gol123 Mouthfull (of) Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2015
    Messages:
    5,117
    Supports:
    Chelsea
    Chelsea won't win.
  32. Feb 6, 2016

    RedPed Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,582
    Either gonna be a 0-0 or United win by a couple. I had Chelsea down for a win earlier as thought they were improving but after seeing them against Watford, they're there for the taking...which means we're going to lose! :houllier: I'm confused!!
  33. Feb 6, 2016

    RedPed Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,582
    Schneiderlin's shite! I'm hoping he doesn't play as he will ruin the momentum we seem to be gaining. van Gaal can put him on the bench and bring him on when the game's won!
  34. Feb 6, 2016

    Leftback99 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    Messages:
    4,064
    There's a lot of over confidence here after wins against Stoke and Derby. Chelsea beat Arsenal away just two games ago while we were terrible against Southampton at home. Chelsea clear favourites for this in my opinion.
  35. Feb 6, 2016

    Irrational. Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Messages:
    23,288
    Location:
    LVG's notebook
  36. Feb 6, 2016

    ottosec Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6,278
    Location:
    WAS GOAL
    We must win this or our chances to a top 4 finish will be very-very slim.
  37. Feb 6, 2016

    soapythecat Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,455
    Location:
    back end of nowhere!
    I think we can get our first comfortable win at SB for some time tomorrow. 1-3 United.
  38. Feb 6, 2016

    peridigm Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    7,618
  39. Feb 6, 2016

    murphs_law New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    712
    We need to win tomorrow at all costs. The Gap at the top can not be allowed to widen. As it is Southampton are 1-0 up with 10 men and a win puts us 4 points off city in 4th, 4 above west ham in 6th still only 5 off second.

    Its going to be a long hard slog. All we can do is hope to win all our games and keep the pressure on.

    Ok back to my nail biting at st marys
  40. Feb 6, 2016

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    14,667
    Location:
    Player Performance Threads
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.