21st Fixture: January 12, 2013 - Stoke City FC v. Chelsea FC - [R]

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  1. fernb8

    fernb8 Moderator Staff Member

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    game on ESPN Deportes at 10:00 a.m. EST

    lets see how Rafa fecks this one up


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  3. Yaroni

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    well... considering stokes set peice game, were gonna need him to defend corners :D

    seriously though, if azpi is at RB instead of Ivano we could pay, i think DL is gonna have to step back into CB for this one, stick ramires in beside lamps please and thank you.
  4. yasik19

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    No other TV coverage?


  5. Wrath

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    If it is on ESPN deportes, it should be on ESPN or atleast ESPN3 i guess.
  6. fernb8

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    no ESPN but ESPN3
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  7. Miguel Alvarez

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    Stoke away will be a hard nut to crack. Formidable side without a loss at home yet.

    We're playing so inconsistent right now I can't really give a prediction what will happen tomorrow.
  8. Blueallthru

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    Oye, what a fooking joke. ESPN Deportes?
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    ESPN3.com people!
  10. fernb8

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    JT in the squad and should be on the bench

    Cech possibly in the team as well
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    who's feeling good about this one?

    not me
  12. Passage

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    guess I'm watching this one in spanish
  13. Andy F

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    at least you got it on tv at all!
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  14. Blueallthru

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    Not in the least mate. Stoke is always tough. Stoke is doubly tough with Rafa.
  15. ComeOnChelsea

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    Well at least FSW had enough sense to start Ba
  16. fernb8

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    Cech and Lampard starting as well

    JT and Torres on the bench
  17. fernb8

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    Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
    1 Petr Cech
    28 Cesar Azpilicueta
    2 Branislav Ivanovic
    4 David Luiz
    3 Ashley Cole (c)
    7 Ramires
    8 Frank Lampard (c)
    17 Eden Hazard
    10 Juan Mata
    34 Ryan Bertrand
    29 Demba Ba

    Substitutes: 40 Hilario, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 26 John Terry, 57 Nathan Ake, 11 Oscar 21 Marko Marin, 9 Fernando Torres.

    Stoke are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:
    Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilkinson; Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Etherington; Adam; Jones
    Substitutues: Sorensen, Whitehead, Upson, Kightly, Crouch, Shotton, Jerome.
    The referee is Andre Marriner.
  18. Blueallthru

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    Who is starting?
    Cech
    Azi Cahill Bane Cole
    Luiz Lampard
    Moses Mata Hazard
    Ba
    ???????
  19. fernb8

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    see above
  20. GianfrancoZolaJesus

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    I'm trying to think here, so if anyone can assist me, that would be great, but have we won a match this season with a "defensive winger" in the first XI? I don't believe I remember it, but I could be mistaken.
  21. Blueallthru

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    Thanks fern. Must have posted near the same time. Bertrand out wide here. Hmm...
  22. fernb8

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    I believe the opener vs Wigan with Bertrand to contain Moses

    a couple of other games as well IIRC
  23. fernb8

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    I think so- just wanted to give you a quick heads up in case you were still looking for the first XI

    Luiz back at CD. Glad to see it- just a little nervy that is against Stoke which whom he has had a few problems in the past.
  24. fernb8

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    Gary Cahill is not in the Chelsea squad today because his partner went into labour this morning. He is now the proud father of a baby boy. Congratulations to the Cahill family.


    from the beeb. Congrats Gaz.

    (cue the JT jokes)
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  25. Blueallthru

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    Oye, he better make sure it's his!

    Congrats Gaz! Happy for the lad. Have to say that he is one of my favorite players. He's got a good head on his shoulders and is a really good defender.
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