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English Premier League

Mourinho, Enrique, and the Sophomore Slump

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In the world of music, critics often lament a thing called "the sophomore slump." Basically, a new band with a unique sounds enters the fray, generally kicks ass, and launches a debut album that blows our hair back Sir Alex-at-halftime style. Then comes the problem. The second album. Almost inevitably, with expectations lifted, novelty not a factor, and initial creative juices maxed out, the follow-up album passes muster but does not light our hearts aflame.

Manchester United and the Discourse of Shadows

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During the title-winning season of Sir Alex Ferguson, commentators used the phrase "smash-and-grab" with abandon. Basically, Manchester United would go to an away game, play so so, grab a goal on a counter, and hang on for the win. Oftentimes, these victories owed more to luck (and goalposts) than any tactical acumen or physical superiority.

CHELSEA LEAKING GOALS - HERE'S THE SOLUTION!

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Chelsea have conceded an alarming amount of goals since the players came back for pre-season and now the start of the Premier League. Is anyone else concerned?

I wrote my match report on Sunday after the game and stated that I was concerned about the way we were playing and the fact that it seemed to me anyway, that the players seem to be stuck in first gear and never really looked like getting going.

"Signings made by Liverpool, Man City or Man Utd would NOT get into Chelsea's team"

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Jamie Carragher has made a bold statement on the eve of the new Premier League Season. He claims that NONE of the new signings made by Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United would get into the Chelsea team. Do you agree?

Let's start with what he has actually said in his Newspaper column:
"I've been watching the action in the window unfold and I am yet to see a signing that has made me think ‘wow'; for all the money that our clubs now have, we cannot say they have bought someone from the elite.

The Premier League Season Preview: Disabled Fans Will Be Discriminated Against

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I have only one prediction for this year's English Premier League. No, I will not toss a dart between City and Chelsky. No, I will not boldly predict another Champions League qualification-Cup double for Arsenal. Rather, my sole prediction is this: if you are a disabled fan who wants to attend a match in person, you will probably be discriminated against.

Jose Mourinho claims Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd are "Buying the title!" - Is he right?

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Jose Mourinho has already stoked the fires with our rivals ahead of the new Premier League season by stating that with the money they have already spent, they are all trying to buy the title! I am asking if you agree?

It's a statement that has been labelled at Chelsea ever since Roman Abramovich came in and took over the club in 2003.

CAN CECH WIN ARSENAL THE LEAGUE? - PT 1 Chelsea Challenger Chat - @ChelseaFansYT

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Can Arsenal win the league next year? Can Cech help them do it? The boys analyse the threat that Arsenal pose next season...agree? COMMENT BELOW!

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CAN MANCHESTER UNITED MAKE THE JUMP? - PT 2 Chelsea Challenger Chat - @ChelseaFansYT

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Can Manchester United challenge Chelsea to the league next season? Our boys talk through united title charge...Agree? Comment below and get involved!

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Patrick Bamford "Too Good for the Championship!"

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As we see numerous strikers being linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, there is one current Chelsea player we all have our eyes on, wondering what is going to happen with him, and that's Patrick Bamford.

Named as the Championship's Player of the Year last term after a fantastic season, Middlesborough Manager Aitor Karanka has revealed that the player will not spend another season in the Championship.

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CHELSEA DEFENDER DROPPED FOR WEST BROM - DO YOU AGREE?

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According to one report in the press yesterday, Branislav Ivanovic is the first casualty of Chelsea's poor start to the season and will be dropped for the game at West Brom. Do you agree?

Branna has been immense for Chelsea for season after season but we have to put sentiment to one side, we have to look at the situation realistically, we have to be honest, We have to think of the team first and admit that he has been really poor overall!

Bransilav Ivanovic hopes for a positive reaction from the Chelsea fans towards Petr Cech.

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Tomorrow at Wembley in the Community Shield, all eyes will be focused on Petr Cech in goal for Arsenal in his first competitive start for his new club. Branislav Ivanovic hopes he gets a good reaction from the Chelsea fans.

Speaking ahead of the game he said:

"I hope they will give respect to him because he deserves it.

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DIEGO COSTA: "We just need to win a game and everything will change"

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It's been a dreadful couple of weeks for the Chelsea team. Chelsea look a shadow of themselves at the moment but Diego Costa believes that a win will change everything.

It's sounds ridiculous to say it bearing in mind we are the current champions and to think this time 12 months ago, we were playing with confidence and purpose.

Do you agree with Jose - Chelsea do not need other players?

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Jose Mourinho's post match comments the other night raised some questions in my mind. When asked of possible fragility within the current Chelsea squad he gave a response stating that he is more than happy with his squad of players. Do you agree with him?

He said:

"You are speaking with the manager of the best team in England - we don't have fragilities.

THIBAUT COURTOIS: "My life is not any easier now."

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Plenty has been made of Chelsea's 2-4 defeat against the New York Red Bulls last night with Asmir Begovic conceding ALL four. However, Thibaut Courtois has lept to the defence of the new arrival and insists that his life isn't any easier now.

Courtois is referring to the fact that Petr Cech has made the move to North London to join Arsenal with Begovic signing for Chelsea from Stoke as his replacement.

Chelsea reveal their new away kit!

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Chelsea and Adidas have released the new Chelsea Away Kit 2015/16 and I have to say I really like it as it looks really smart. What do you people think?

Chelsea Home Kit for 2015/16 - More photo's leaked!

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Website todosobrecamisetas.com has released some more indepth photos of the new Chelsea kit for this coming season as the club released a teaser on Social Media:



Rather than wait to see the official release, the Uruguyan Website released the following images:






What do you people think of the new kit design featuring our new Sponsor Yokohama Tyres?

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Jose Mourinho: Is the recent criticism warranted after the incident with Eva Carneiro?

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With everything that has happened since the fall out from Swansea on Saturday, I am wondering if you feel that Jose Mourinho's decision over Eva Carneiro is correct?

Plenty has been and is being said of Mourinho but that's to be expected through the course of a season. As we know he tells it as it is and speaks his mind which sometimes people do not agree with but is this early criticism something that could de-stabilise the manager and his squad?

Mourinho on Hazard: "He is one of the top three in the world"

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Eden Hazard had an amazing season for Chelsea and one which you would find difficult to improve on. However, Jose Mourinho believes that with his continued improvement season on season, Hazard is now one of the top three players in the world!

What can you say about Hazard last year that hasn't already been said?

John Terry hails signing of the summer!!

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John Terry is preparing himself for another season in the Premier League. Despite all our rivals spending big, he believes the signing of a contract extension by Jose Mourinho IS the biggest deal this summer!

Much has been made of Jose Mourinho's past. How many times since he has come back to Chelsea have we heard pundits talk of the fact that he has never stayed anywhere longer than three seasons before he is up and off on his travels once again!

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Falcao - "No pressure to score goals" - Really? Chelsea fans will beg to differ!

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Radamel Falcao has been speaking to the media ahead of the new season about his move to Chelsea and has stated that he is under no pressure to score goals! How do you feel about that?

Let's look at what he said first of all here before we make any judgements. He said:

"I feel very well, free and with a lot of confidence.

Do you believe Chelsea's title defence is defined by Diego Costa's fitness?

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Harry Redknapp believes that the fitness of Diego Costa this season is key to Chelsea's title defence and I just wondered how many of you believe that this IS the case?

Of course we have to consider Loic "Offside ten times" Remy and Radamel Falcao but for me Costa is key because he embodies everything we are about.

OPINION: Do you think Chelsea should play with two up front this season?

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Jose Mourinho has hinted that it's possible, so I am asking YOU the Chelsea fan reading this post if you think that Chelsea should play with two up front this season?

First here is what Jose Mourinho said. He was asked first of Falcao against Barcelona, then Loic Remy. He said:

"I like him a lot as a player.

Chelsea's adopted "one in, one out" policy will serve us well this season.

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Plenty of people have questioned Chelsea' lack of transfer activity so far compared to our rivals. I personally believe that the one in, one out policy the club has adopted this summer will serve us well ahead of the new season.

Having lead the Premier League from day one to the end of the season, Chelsea re-wrote the record books to become the most dominant team in the history of the Premier League in a single season.

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SHOULD CHELSEA SIGN CHARLES ARANGUIZ? - @ChelseaFansYT - Top 5!

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Should Chelsea FC sign Charles Aranguiz? Rory looks at the Top 5 things YOU need to know about the Red Hot Chilean! Comment below and get involved!

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DONE DEAL! SECOND SUMMER SIGNING CONFIRMED!

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Chelsea this afternoon have confirmed their second summer signing with the announcement that Asmir Begovic has signed a four-year contract with the fee undisclosed.

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Chelsea FC ● Top 10 Goals - Season 2014/15

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Well, what do you think? Do you agree with the selection?

CHELSEA YOUTH EXODUS? - Backpage Blues PT 1 - @ChelseaFansYT

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Are Chelsea FC moving to Wembley? What do we think about missing out on Turan and a 'youth exodus' at The Bridge? This is Pt1 of this week's BACKPAGE BLUES!
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TOP 3 JOSE MOURINHO SIGNINGS? - Backpage Blues Pt II - @ChelseaFansYT Q&A

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Who are the Top 3 Jose Mourinho signings at Chelsea FC? Ever cried at The Bridge? Is Hurricane's girlfriend a CFC fan?! These questions and more on Part 2 of this week's BACKPAGE BLUES!
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OUT OF THE BLUE: CHELSEA MIDFIELDER SIGNS FOR SOUTHAMPTON - ORIOL ROMEU.

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Today Oriol Romeu has signed for Southampton on a three-year deal for a fee of around £5m and it was from out of nowhere. I believe that Chelsea have really missed a trick here!

In modern football, defensive midfielders are priceless and for the most part, few and far between. Ever since Claude Makekele came to Chelsea and changed the the way we approached the game from that moment, that holding midfield position has become instrumental in every single formation played out across the globe.

What a Crap Pre-Season it's been for Chelsea!!

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I'd imagine being Jose Mourinho, you plan your pre season around the players getting fit, the group coming together as one, no injuries and winning games to build a togetherness and confidence. It couldn't have gone much worse!

Chelsea have conceded eight goals, haven't won a game in ninety minutes and Diego Costa's hamstring is playing up again virtually ruling him out of this weekends Premier League opener against Swansea!

The USMNT Gold Cup Recap: Red White & Blue’d

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The US national team finished 4th place at the Gold Cup, the regional championships for CONCACAF. This is pretty sad. However, what's more irksome is the prevalence of circular logic and ad hominem attack in the classic debate on the line between the responsibility of a coach as compared to players.

Why are we still talking about Kevin De Bruyne??

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Can someone tell me why we are still talking about Kevin De Bruyne and his time at Chelsea? I understand that he is being linked with Manchester City in a big money move but what on earth has that got to do with Chelsea?

There is no denying that he has talent. However, he had his chance here and never took it and was sold for a healthy profit that suited all parties so it should be case closed!

Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa backed to do EVEN better this season!

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Looking back at our title winning season and alongside Eden Hazard, you have to state that Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were instrumental in our success. After an amazing season for both, they have been backed to do even better for Chelsea this coming season!

No one could have imagined the impact Diego Costa would have on Chelsea and the Premier League.

Potential Pedro Signing is a Head Scratcher

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One of the many things that Mourinho is known for is his dominance of the transfer market. Just last year, Mourinho had most of his transfer business wrapped up by the time most other teams began to enter the market. The signing of Cesc Fabregas was a masterclass, followed by Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.

Jose Mourinho frustrated - ARE YOU?

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According to a report in The SUN, Jose Mourinho has become increasingly frustrated at Chelsea's lack of transfer business so far this summer. I am wondering as the Chelsea fan reading this article if you feel the same?

Cast your minds back a year ago and Chelsea had their business done and dusted early well ahead of pre season training.

New "Mint" Goalkeepers Kit for the 2015/6 season revealed - What do you think?

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The established and respected website Footy Headlines has revealed images of the Goalkeepers kit that Thibaut Courtois will be wearing this season.

As we know Chelsea have a had an almost luminos Orange Goalkeepers kit of late due to a study that had been carried out stating that it was the distracting colour for a striker in on goal to face.