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Newcastle Fan Adds Thoughts About Chelsea

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Premiership Countdown: 4 Days to Go.

By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent

One thing I noticed about Chelsea’s squad: How many central players do they think they can put on the field at once? The key to their season to me is Cole on the left and Wright-Phillips on the right. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Blues find themselves battling to keep their Champions League status. Sure, it’s better to have wing problems than forward problems, but who’s calling Newcastle the best team in the world?

Robben needs to be moved – surely he’s just a backup now. I know of a few sides that could use a striker… And what about all those midfielders? How can they all play? Ballack and Lampard have to be the starters, but what about Essien and Makelele? I guess Essien could play the right wing, but what about Wright-Phillips? He must be one of least happy champions around. Mourinho is wasting his career, and he can be Beckham’s replacement on the right for England if he can just find playing time. It wouldn’t be with Newcastle – Solano’s fine by me, and midfield is not a place we need to upgrade.

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10 Responses to Newcastle Fan Adds Thoughts About Chelsea

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope Newscastle can at least beat L’pool! C’mon You BLUES!

  2. The New King of the Kings Road says:

    Winger shortage in Chelsea?
    Robben, Joe Cole, SWP and Salomon Kalou…

    Show me another English team with as many class options?

  3. Anonymous says:

    reyes, rosicky, hleb, ljungberg, walcott,van persie,fran merida. try to beat that dude….

  4. Toon Soldier says:

    N’Zogbia, Duff, Milner, Solano, Dyer, Emre .. we ROCK and we are the BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!

  5. Shezza says:

    Look it’s Bruce Gottesman spouting shite again.

  6. Anonymous says:

    yeah Walcott, Well proven in the Premiership……Moron!

    And Reyes is on the way out…

    Llunbergis way past his sell date..

    Hleb is a no-show…

    Pin your hopes on Rosicky son, and pray…

  7. Jason says:

    Is Gottesman trying to wind everybody up? Essien playing on the right? Robben is now a backup? Based on what? I had a good laugh reading this.

  8. Ukgatsby says:

    Think here at the Toon we have more probs than worrying about how Chelsea doing.

    At the mo it looks like im playing No 9 for Newcastle on Saturday unless we buy someone soon :-/


    ps good blog

  9. Anonymous says:

    don’t really like the bashing of americans but…

    “Robbin needs to moved to striker?”

    huh? be a fan dude but you don’t seem to have either the credentials or knowledge to indelibly put down your thoughts of the game in html and are really bringing me down…

  10. Anonymous says:

    swp a key for chelsea?? He never plays. And, robben isn’t a starter??? Did you watch the world cup my friend…a prime job of every winger is to run at defensive players with the ball, that is ALL robben does and he does it well…he’s a great winger; the archetypal winger

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