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  1. Saddened
    Saddened September 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm . Reply

    I am sorry to be negative lads, but feel this might be our wake up call….. I think Chelsea will put a few past us…. 4-0 Chelsea

  2. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 September 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm . Reply

    Interesting article Mr_Cheese; just glad you didn’t completely depress us all by running through the rest of Chelsea’s world class line up 🙂 This should be an easy game to call – a win for Chelsea particulalry given our showing last Saturday (albeit we were hampered by illness) and a sort of lurking fear that the great start to the season is built on sand!
    I actually think thsi is a difficult one to predict becasue Villa (if you ignore the odd thrashing LOL) have a reasonable record at the Bridge and ‘the chosen one’ has a poor record against the Villa (I think one of the worst gainst any EPL side). No doubt you will be able to provide the stats on that point.
    Anyway, rambling over and I’m going for a draw 2-2 with all my fingers etc., etc. crossed. UTV

    #HELENIUS September 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm . Reply

    You’re right in saying Chelsea could have one eye on next weeks big games but even with them fielding a weaker squad, i’d still expect them to hammer us this season.

    They’re immensely talented in all areas. They’ll sit a lil deeper knowing we’ll try to use Gabby on the break and completely shut us out, and if the fullbacks do press high, Matic/Mikel will always be there to cover. I can’t see us passing our way around them.

    2-0 at best I think. Anything better is a bonus, perhaps 30yd screamer!!!!

  4. DSVilla
    DSVilla September 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm . Reply

    At school we used to play football and pick teams by having two captains taking alternate picks from the other kids all the way down to the useless ones. If you did that with Villa and Chelsea 24 man squads all the Chelsea players would be picked before any Villa ones. Benteke, if fit, would be the exception.

    It looks like a dead cert loss, and it’s just a question of whether it’s a game defeat or a mauling.

    4-0 Chelsea for me, though I’m concerned it could be worse.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 September 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm . Reply

      No point in turning up then!

    2. Andrew
      Andrew September 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm . Reply

      While that’s true, and we had the same thing, players were usually picked on if they were liked/friends etc and maybe, big maybe, on talent. They weren’t picked based on strengths, weaknesses, styles, positions. Which is why most of these “captains” don’t go into the sport professionally, be it playing, managing, agent, etc.

      1. Andrew
        Andrew September 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm . Reply

        Although I agree we’ll probably lose, at least we’ll have mostly everyone back from illness. Unfortunately Vlaar still seems out.

  5. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion September 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm . Reply

    We could get something from this game if we take the attack to them. We won’t of course and it could disintegrate 4-0 or 4-1. Should we decide to sit back we have to leave 2 players up not just 1 and that is exactly where I think we will fail – with Gabby stuck up-field on his own.

    I do not see Chelsea getting a red card at home unless the ref hands out a pair.

    I will be there so I will report on the atmosphere. My friend said “you are over 65 aren’t you?” I agreed. “Good” he said “I have got you a Pensioner’s ticket” . £20 instead of £55 seems a bargain but I wonder if I have to wear a red coat and medals.

    1. badger123
      badger123 September 25, 2014 at 11:50 pm . Reply

      OLL, there is no way we will attack them.
      Come to think of it, when did we last really attack anyone, Lambert’s comments apart?
      I didn’t see the Pool game and probably won’t see this one, but I’ll bet we approach it in the same way.
      Try a bit, and then, whoever gets the first goal goal, sit back, hoping it’ll be 1-0 either way unless we can hit them on the counter.
      It’s what Lambert does and is mostly why I don’t like him.
      His football is garbage and no better than he who shall not be named, imo.

  6. DSVilla
    DSVilla September 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm . Reply

    yes sorry guys my post was a bit negative. I’m usually a bit more positive but I just can’t see us even trying to do anything other than avoid a heavy defeat. They are quite negative for such a talented team and they will make sure they don’t over commit and leave themselves open to the counter attack which is our only tactic. They are just too clever all round. Then there’s Diego Costa vs Baker or Clark…oops! I can’t even bring myself to name their other talents. All that and they still have John Terry who has a “free handball” pass that he gets to play in most games instead of the ref giving a penalty.

    Hope I am spectacularly wrong.

  7. Benno
    Benno September 26, 2014 at 5:23 am . Reply

    We really need Vlaar for this game. If he isnt playing, we wont be able to keep Chelsea out. If they score early, I fear for us!

    As much as I want Grealish to start, Lambert may not feel this to be the right game to do it in. Be nice if we could give Chelsea something to think about at the back, but i doubt we will.

  8. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 September 26, 2014 at 7:17 am . Reply

    But they no longer have our arch nemesis (score at will against the Villa) Lampard playing. This will be their undoing 🙂

    1. #HELENIUS
      #HELENIUS September 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm . Reply

      Instead they have, Cesc ‘Come on injured to notch a couple then go off’ Fabregas

  9. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 September 26, 2014 at 7:19 am . Reply

    Off topic; did you see the article about how ill Helenius was last season which explained his no show and season long loan back to Denmark. Puts football into perspective.

    1. DSVilla
      DSVilla September 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm . Reply

      Yes. Sounds nasty. Hopefully has fully recovered and who knows, maybe will see him back at Villa next season.

    2. BWS
      BWS September 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm . Reply

      That Jan Vertonghen incident could have got very messy.

  10. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 September 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm . Reply

    DS – hope so as I’d like to see what he could do given a run in the team. Must make an effort to follow his fortunes back at his Danish club (can’t spell the name but it sounds like a good malt whisky LOL)

  11. JD
    JD September 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm . Reply

    Chelskivovapopovski to smash us

  12. nath
    nath September 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm . Reply

    one of the tougher games in our season, can’t help feeling like oohahahaha on this game, even with a full squad 2 pick from it was always gonna be difficult 1, can’t see were villa can cause chelsea trouble, but chelsea seem 2 be more attacking than normal which means its gonna be a stroll for chelsea.

    3 nil chelsea

  13. Bencey83
    Bencey83 September 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm . Reply

    Here we go again!

    #HELENIUS September 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm . Reply

    Our worst performance so far. Gabby’s back to normal, Weimann just runs around, Westwood back to poor distribution and Hutton’s our best player.
    Tbh tho, I’d take this score!!

  15. Colonius81
    Colonius81 September 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm . Reply

    Ya we never looked like scoring today and no where near getting some points. I don’t feel though that we played all to badly. Baker outfoxed for costa’s goal but the other 2 were just the statistical brutality of have so much possession and the volume of attacks coming our way. Also the sharpness and quality of chelseas squad. Its hard to see any weaknesses in this chelsea team, Terry maybe for pace at the back but he makes up for that in other areas.
    but my god, Costa, being serviced by Hazard, Fabregas, Willian (who was excellent) and oscar! with schurle and Remy as back up! thats incredible strenght in depth.

    Look just outclassed today Chelsea look so strong this year its scary.

    There wasn’t any panic in the team at least, the organisation was very good.
    Hutton played well, Delph and Cleverly played well with little possession they had.
    We lacked the will to impose ourselves on it but maybe we are still way way too far from trying that type of game at chelsea away.

    Man city next …. *big exhale*

    1. Lambert's laughing at us
      Lambert's laughing at us September 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm . Reply

      You can NOT keep having around 25-30% posession per game and 1 to 2 shots on target per game and expect to win.
      Thats how its been since the 2nd half of the Hull game.
      Far too defensive.

    2. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson September 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm . Reply

      I had to laugh or would have cried, Bent came on and shocked Steve Claridge and the BBC sports commentator he said is that Bent ? he’s put weight on ,from the last time I’ve seen him,Claridge said I’d best not comment. Well two down and two to go, from all account’s had a couple of chances, better tell Abonglahor what a cross bar and goal posts are he’s missing chances again. I can only go on what I heard on radio so not clear of that comment. Cheer up lads its only a game. Fuck it where’s that whisky?……

  16. nath
    nath September 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm . Reply

    you cant keep aving around 25% 30% posession lmao not many teams will visit stamford bridge and take the ball away from the blues, better sides than us will struggle with that. ppl get all obsessed on possession lol its wot teams do when they av the ball, when we play teams in our skill lvls, we will av enough of the ball to score.

    i am happy with the outcome, we could av gone forwards more or kept more of the BALL more. but the result or scoreline wasn’t ever in doubt. it could av been a hell of alot worse. so bring on city next and then more winnable matches, lick our wounds and get ready for them

  17. jvillan
    jvillan September 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm . Reply

    the summer is over back to normal for villa fans,we fluked against stoke scraped by against newcastle 1 good half v hull shows how poor lpool are aresnal played for 3 mins and ten seconds and passed the ball more times than any other team last 2 years,never laid a glove on chelsea,people on here thinking benteke going to come back and solve all,came back last year much to quick took him 10 matches to get going,kozack broke his leg taking 10 months to get back seem to remember other players coming back in 3,showing nowwhy nobody came in for vlar our site owner probarly not far wrong about him,okore where has he gone,cole what is the point,then we give lambert gabby hutton new contracts i dont drink but when read this back nearly try it

    1. nath
      nath September 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm . Reply

      breathe jvillian

      hey and other than that alls good

  18. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson September 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm . Reply

    Has somebody pissed Oohah off? he’s gone AWOL, Oohah what’s your take on the game mate,

    1. nath
      nath September 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm . Reply

      well i aven’t the foggiest where hes gone 2 but iam sure he’ll pop on to trash the villa.

      p.s i can’t say iam missing him i am sworn to tell the truth

    #HELENIUS September 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm . Reply

    I disagree, I thought we were terrible, lack lustre going forward. We had absolutely no idea once we got into the final 3rd. Chelsea never got out of 1st gear. Wasn’t Cole bought in for creativity because that is STILL what we’re missing

    1. nath
      nath September 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm . Reply

      iam sure had villa had the chelsea team players and chelsea had the villa players both teams would av approached the game differently. mourinho has parked many busses in his time. look the villa management thought playing this way, was our only chance to get sumat from game ~ oh unless you thought we could outplay them or out score um

      cole isn’t fully fit has pick up a knee injury and isn’t ready why do we look 2 players not picked bring on bent we hear all the time, hes a waste of space, he came on he made absolutely no contribution, i wasn’t meaning efforts on goal i am looking for just plain effort he has had his day,

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