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Chelsea v Swansea - 17:30 Sat 8th Aug

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2 - 0 to the bores.
 

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Poor game for TV but to be expected, 1-0.
 

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Can't see anything other than a Chelsea win to be honest

Chelsea 2-0 Swansea
 

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Don't give us much of a chance tbh. If Monk can set us up right maybe we can sneak a draw, tough ask though.
 

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Courtois injured in the warm-up.
 

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The Chelsea medical team gave him the same "magic juice" that Costa benefited from.

:ohy:
 

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:lol:

BlueBee will be livid.
 

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At least Cech is on the bench.
 

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Jonjo has been great on the ball.
 

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And that, my friends, is Chelsea wasting time while drawing at home to Swansea.

Didn't think you'd see that, did you? Well now you have.
 

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We've rattled Jose and Chelsea.
 

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Trouble in the camp already! Deary me he's in for a long season at this rate.
 

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Damn that was immense at times. Montero & Ayew tore their markers apart, especially Montero. I can't remember Ivanovic ever being destroyed like that. Hopefully Montero will stay fit.
 

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Sounded like we were pretty abject. Was the red and penalty correct?
 

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Watched the highlights. The penalty was correct. The red card was harsh, but just as harsh as in most of similar situations. This rule has to change. What is a goal soring opportunity can be too subjective.
 

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The penalty and the red were correct.

Even after the red card Swansea had less possession than Chelsea and, even though a draw at Stamford Bridge is a good result whoever you are, they'll probably be kicking themselves because the win was there for them.
 

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I was at this, quite entertaining. The highlights don't do justice just what a terrible decision it was from Terry in the lead up to the red card. more interested in storming into a flying tackle than leaving the back 4 protected
 

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Swansea could give some hard times to Chelsea despite the ball possession being mostly with the blues.

And Courtois getting a red card in the first game already isn't very auspicious for Chelsea (and also for me, with that I lost my two FPL goalkeepers). Anyway Chelsea always have a good second keeper so...
 

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Chelsea's appeal over Courtois' red card was unsuccessful, so the one match ban stands.
 

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Up there with the most pointless appeal ever. It was never going to be overturned...and rightly so.
 

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The ban should have been extended for such a frivolous appeal.
 

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Mourinho looking a bit of a dick with this doctor thing. Surely it's up to the doctor whether a player justifies treatment, regardless of when it is in the game. You know, given that they're qualified to make that judgement, unlike him. Your team played shit and dropped 2 points, learn to deal with such things with a bit of dignity.
 

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Also, the referee summoned the medical team onto the pitch - I'm pretty sure you have to see to your player in that situation.
 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33890769

"It's got nothing to do with the manager," said Brukner, Liverpool's former head of sports medicine and sports science. "You don't have doctors telling a manager to play someone up front or play 4-3-3.

"The doctor was 100% correct and the manager, in my opinion, was 100% wrong.

"He should apologise and the club should ensure that the doctor and physio are not demoted as a result of this.

Well said Brukner.
 

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