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Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Postby Conner99 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:34 pm

Chelsea fans were left as stunned as the players and manager Jose Mourinho after Stoke scored a superb late winner to beat the Blues 3-2 , it left them in 3rd place and 4 pts behind Arsenal .




Crystal Palace continued their recent revival with a 2-0 win over Cardiff , it was the first time they had won successive premier league games since 2004, they are still in trouble near the bottom end oif the table , but new manager Tony Pulis insisted that they must not get carried away as they head into the Christmas fixtures , "You've always got a chance if you get yourself organised."We can't get carried away. We've a tough run of games now ahead of Christmas. Staying up is a massive ask and a massive task."


So will our football forum experts go the usual way and predict a routine win for Chelsea...as that is what is expected , or have they been swayed by the recent crop of shock wins and unexpected draws by teams at the bottom of the table .
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Postby Hams » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:20 pm

This should be a comfortable home win for Chelsea which will end the Palace revival under new boss Tony Pulis.

Lets hope that John Terry hasn't been spending too much time in poundland as the Blues defence needs some work on it.

Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace.
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:44 pm

A routine win for Chelsea is what I'm anticipating. I'd love to back Palace, but it is very hard to make a case for them at Stamford Bridge. Pullis has made them more organised and disciplined, but they cannot seriously expect to pick up points here. 2-0.
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Postby Hams » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:43 pm

Did you know that Chelsea have already conceded more Premier League goals (17) than they did in the whole of Jose Mourinho's debut season in 2004-05 (15).

Any more comments or predictions?
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Postby Conner99 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:41 pm

that is why they are only second in the table instead of 8 pts clear as they probably were back in 2004/5 ..
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:33 pm

Teams

Chelsea:
Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Torres..

subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba, Eto'o

Crystal Palace:
Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward, Jedinak, KG, Bannan, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome..

subs: Price, Parr, O'Keefe, Williams, Gayle, Kebe, Bolasie
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:51 pm

HT

Chelsea 2-1 Palace

1-0 Torres 17'
1-1 Chamakh 33'
2-1 Willian 37'
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:02 pm

FT

Chelsea 2-1 Palace

1-0 Torres 17'
1-1 Chamakh 33'
2-1 Ramires 37'

Chelsea go just 2 points behind Arsenal in the table but they didn't play well today and were fortunate to win.

Any comments on another lack luster display from the Blues?
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Postby Steely Hill » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:58 am

i thought it was Ramires who scored Chelsea's winner? my memory must be playing tricks on me.

whoever it was it was a brilliant, unstoppable strike.
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Postby Hams » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:31 pm

You are right that it was Ramires who scored Chelsea's 2nd goal.

It was his team mate Willian who started the move that led to the winner.
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