When asked to describe Chelsea's win at Crystal Palace Jose Mourinho scribbled on a Journalist's notepad "Big Balls" (as in the photo above) I am wondering if you agree?
‘If you were in another league I would say immediately "yes, we'll do it". In the Premier League the only thing I can say is that we can do it.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten record and five point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas sealed the three points for Jose Mourinho.
Following on from Jose Mourinho's tribute to JT ahead of his 500th game as Chelsea captain this afternoon in my last post, Ron "Chopper" Harris and Marcel Desailly (both former Chelsea captains themselves) have paid their own special tributes.
First up is Chelsea legend Chopper Harris who said:
"The saying has always been that when the going gets tough, the tough get tougher
John Terry will make his 500th appearance as Chelsea Captain this afternoon and Jose Mourinho has been speaking about the man that has been the heartbeat and cornerstone of our club for years.
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If there is one common theme of the past few days regarding Chelsea it's all this talk of us being the next "invincible" side after Arsenal in the Premier League. Forget it as it's not going to happen!
Jose Mourinho was right when asked about the possibility ahead of our last Premier League game when he said:
"It's something that happened once in a lifetime.
According to a report in The Telegraph this morning, Labour's Ed Milliband wants to shake things up in Football and if they win the next Election, wants to force clubs into offering the supporters a seat on the Board of Directors. I am asking you the Chelsea fan if you think this is a good idea?
Neil Warnock has paid the boss a glowing compliment in his press conference ahead of our encounter this weekend and has compared him to a legend.
"I think he is the best there is, I always have done.
He is great for you guys (press) because he always has a quote on something.
With the two week break for the international fixtures come and gone, the whole Mourinho/Wenger spat seems to be a distant memory. Speaking this week, Arsene Wenger has express his regret at what happened.
We all have our opinion of Wenger and the Chelsea fans will know the amount of stick he gets when he comes to the Bridge.
SkySports Pundit Gary Neville has been speaking this week about the next three fixtures for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United side and believes that after games against Chelsea and City, we will be in a place to judge exactly where they are at.
For me, despite their obvious attacking talent, United are lop-sided and have major defensive problems which are likely to be exposed by the two of us for sure.
William Gallas has announced after two decades in the game that he has called an end to his football career and has retired from the game. I am asking what your lasting memory of the controversial defender was.
For me, it will always be that right foot strike from 25 yards against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in 2005-6 that flew into the corner late on!
After beating Chelsea in the corresponding fixture last season, it seems that Crystal Palace head into this weekend full of confidence and looking forward to the game.
As we all know it was games such as this one last season that had a huge impact in the outcome of the Premier League title last term.