Matchday 5 - September 2, 2007 - Aston Villa v. Chelsea FC [R]

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  1. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. Miguel Alvarez

    May 12, 2006
    tough match at Villa Park. Wonder if Belletti will start this one. Is Sheva already available for this match?
     
  3. hope chest

    hope chest New Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    SF East Bay
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    an 8a kickoff!!!! i can sleep in!!!!

    this is gonna be an interesting match. i'm quite curious as to our starting lineup. no reason why we shouldn't win but villa's got a couple of good strikers so it's by no means a gimme.
     
  4. Passage

    Passage Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    USA
    2-1 Chelsea.

    I'm 1/3 on predictions :p
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    this will be a very dufficult away game. Pool got lucky to take all 3 points and we will need to be at our best to get the 3 points as well. Hopefully the lads are up for it.

    Excellent that the game is live and not too early.
     
  6. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    What's it been, three or four years since we've won there? I'll be just fine with a draw myself, and I'll be over the moon with a 1-0 victory.
     
  7. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Games on grounds like this, against teams like this, is where the title will be won and lost this season.
    There has been massive improvement in the quality of many teams we will face this coming season, plus even more pressure on the so called 'mid tier' teams to overachieve and finish high in the table.

    The three points the ref helped Liverpool win at this ground, could very well have a huge impact at the end of the season, the margin of winning the title this year will be that close I think.

    We will have a good look at our new right back in this game I would imagine, if Ferriera is not fit.
    Ashley Young will be playing on their left wing/forward, and he'll give nightmares to anybody that is caught out of position.
    I shudder to think of what he'll do if we have Essien and Ben Haim on that side of the back line.

    On the plus side, they're not defensively sound, so Drogba could have a very good game, I would also think that we'll see Pizarro start alongside him, this game being ideal for those two and their style.

    It is early yet, far too early to say anything but three points is a poor result - but we must match wha tother teams do against the same opposition.

    Why a Sunday kick off?
     
  8. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    villa *spit*
    are playing in the cup tomorrow night.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Ah - yes.

    How self important we have become lately, we no longer start off in the second round.

    Forgot about that.
     
  10. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    dreadfull innit ;)
     
  11. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Washington State
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we're overdue for a blowout win...
     
  12. fernb8

    fernb8 Member+
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    fecking plastic :D
     
  13. fernb8

    fernb8 Member+
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    great analysis

    A. Young is a game changer and the thought of he and Agbonlahor (however the feck you spell it) running at Ben Haim, Terry and Ferreria does not sit very well with me

    IIRC it has been at least 8 seasons since our last win at Villa
     
  14. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I always hated playing against Villa. We either come out with a draw or a loss. If Belleti starts and Alex or Carvalho manage to play hopefully our defense won't be so shaky. A.Cole is doing well fortunately and I've never been worried about the left side. I just hope that the Special One starts Essien at the midfield for once.
     
  15. Miguel Alvarez

    May 12, 2006
    Last seasons games against them were both draws weren't they? Didn't we smash them in the cup?
     
  16. Shwegeh

    Shwegeh Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    We need to be at our best for this one. 2-1 Chelsea hopefully. I think we'll see Bel. and maybe Alex if Carvalho isn't fit. Please put Essien in the midfield! Please!
     
  17. fernb8

    fernb8 Member+
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    1-1 at home. Villa 4 shots 1 goal, us 89 shots 1 goal. We were all fecking over them.

    0-0 away. We couldnt win and they didnt want to.
     
  18. The_ChelseaSupporter

    Mar 25, 2007
    Olympia, WA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should be a great game, looking forward to it.
    Off to look at the cup matchups now....
     
  19. schafer

    schafer Member+

    Mar 12, 2004
    Anyone see the pass he made to Maloney on the weekend for the winning goal? Absolutely brilliant.
     
  20. Bruckner283

    Bruckner283 Member+

    Apr 25, 2006
    Lake Of The Coheeries
    It would be nice to see some people from the injury list make this game. At least a half of play for Sheva, as much Makelele as possible, etc. I think an away game might not be the best place to start two new defenders but at least Belletti should start if be a miracle we are up by 2 maybe Alex comes on to get some minutes.
     
  21. BridgeMonkee

    BridgeMonkee BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2002
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Aston Villa fans are disgusting little freaks and its about to we stuck four past them...that said a win would be a very good result.
     
  22. adri

    adri Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Vancouver, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    So let it be written (by monkee) so let it be done:)
     
  23. TerminalVertigo

    Oct 18, 2004
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    and on the 7th day he rested
     
  24. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Chelsea, Gillingham
    Jul 17, 2004
    Freedom
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    rested:confused:is that what you kids are calling; non-stop pints, the finest meats and cheeses in the land, 100 year old scotch, the rotting carcasses of scousers and le gooners, and eastern euopean used lengerie scattered about; these days
     
  25. L.G.S

    L.G.S New Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    England
    Right now Drogba and Pizarro up front will always be more powerful than Sheva with one of the two.
     

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