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Timo masterclass, the return of the Champions League and more…

Is anyone else starting to feel a little cursed with our new shirt sponsorship?

After a weekend when Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Sp*rs and Leicester all dropped points, we blew a 2-0 lead to Southampton. I’m moving from 3 to Vodafone in protest.

We looked like an F1 car going forward but our defence is more like a unicycle with a puncture is more fitting.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz got their first Premier League goals on what looked like it could be a great day for The Blues but with ‘you know who’ in goal, was the game ever really safe?

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Werner scored two crackers at the weekend

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Werner scored two crackers at the weekend

I already feel sorry for Timo Werner. He has barely put a foot wrong in blue and was easily Man of the Match on Saturday afternoon.

The gloss was taken off his performance by a second half collapse but we should still count our lucky stars Timo is blue.

The two goals he scored were very much his trademark. He may be the fastest player we have ever seen at Chelsea.

Kai Havertz is also finding his feel at a slightly slower rate of knots but was on hand to score what looked like the winner after great work from Werner.

While Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have set the pace in the Premier League, our two signings have only gotten better and Old Trafford is up next. We saw what Sp*rs did when they went there a couple of weeks ago. Let’s go for seven!

Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are now fully fit and firing so there should be no worries about us as an attacking force.

 

SAME SH*T DIFFERENT DAY 

It was another horror-show for Kepa

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It was another horror-show for Kepa

I am almost bored of slating Kepa Arrizabalaga and I feel so sorry for him at this point, but how many more points can he take from us?

The Spaniard, with no help from Kurt Zouma, was to blame for the crucial second Southampton goal.

Edouard Mendy won’t be fit in time for the Sevilla game and you wonder if Lamps can honestly pick Kepa after yet another error-ridden game.

Southampton’s press caused our back line issues but I can’t remember Kepa making one serious save the entire game.

With Sevilla and United around the corner there won’t be a quick fix to the defensive issues, we might just have to try and win 4-3 to avoid another 3-3.

I wonder what the odds are on us getting two clean sheets? I certainly wouldn’t put a penny on it.

 

BACK ON THE BIG STAGE

Here’s to dreaming

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Here’s to dreaming

It has been far too long since we saw Chelsea get to the business end of the Champions League, 2014 was the last time we reached the semis.

We saw just how far behind Bayern Munich we were last season but with a new optimism. No one expects us to win it but no one did back in 2012 either.

First up is a game we cannot underestimate. Sevilla won yet another Europa League last season and have a serious habit of causing an upset.

Last year it was Valencia who beat us at the Bridge, a result that meant we went through as runners up and have to face Bayern.

NIt’s the first time we have ever played them in a competitive fixture and we need to do a whole lot better than United and Liverpool managed against them if we are to leave happy.

DREAM TEAM MADNESS

Another slow week for my boys

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Another slow week for my boys

Both Pulisic and Ziyech made their way into my side and failed to set my team alight.

Thankfully Kane and Werner saved my week, both scoring a whopping 20 points for my side but bar the strikers there wan’t much to write home about.

The return of Europe opens doors for my top six players as I hope to climb further up the Chelsea Chatter mini-league.

Mark Toddington is currently top of the mini-league with Werner, Kane, Salah, Sterling and Bruno Fernandes making it a dream week on Dream Team for his side.

We are all open to advice, Mark.