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Old 08-05-2015, 05:07 PM   #2701
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Totally pissed off by the whole ghost of Torres situation with Falcao.

He looked utterly terrible in the Shield.
Yea. Last season the rest of the field was poor so playing 10 against 11 Man Utd players wasn't a problem. This year the competition is stronger and not sure we can get away with playing well past it forwards. We'll see but not optimistic on Costa's injury problems. Remy is ok.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:09 PM   #2702
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Not sure how often we will line up with:

Asmir Begovic | Bertrand Traore, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Ola Aina | Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mikel | Victor Moses, Oscar, Juan Cuadrado | Radamel Falcao
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:18 PM   #2703
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How about Cuadrado, I'm amazed how bad he's looked at Chelsea.
Yep. It's 'looked bad' as opposed to 'not looking good'. He won't start many but I hope he resembles a footballer whenever he does get a chance.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:24 PM   #2704
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I'm pretty Luke warm on Chelsea. If Costa is not healthy I think they may struggle a bit, I'd be a little weary as a Chelsea fan.

Jose does find ways to monotonously grind out results, but a little bad luck and they could find themselves staring at an early point deficit. Chelsea much harder to deal with when the onus isn't on them to be attacking and aggressive, so if they have to play top teams needing wins instead of draws could be a bad situation.

If falcao can be like not broken then they should be in fine shape , but I've seen nothing from him to indicate he isn't just damaged goods.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:28 PM   #2705
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Chelsea have a bunch of guys that can score. Remy seems like a decent option in a worst case scenario.

What happens if our coq breaks? Looks to me like Arteta is slowing down.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:29 PM   #2706
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Lol no red.

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Old 08-05-2015, 05:30 PM   #2707
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Just throw another random DM in and proclaim him the best in Europe after 4 games?
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:30 PM   #2708
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Raheem, I didn't make the bet because I've never seen you make a bet here and I know I could likely get action from someone I've bet with a few times before and know to be reliable. I meant no offence and only asked if you wanted to escrow because I know I had to escrow a few times when I was new here.

Take it easy.


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@shocker, Maybe my $300 to your $275? Sorry I'm on holiday and cba working out proper odds so lmk what you want.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:33 PM   #2709
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Lol no red.

That's what happens when youre the goat.

Guy must have been kicking the **** out of him for that reaction.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:41 PM   #2710
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Chelsea losing at home to Fiorentina, they are ****ed. Gonna be long season for Jose
Third season is when it always falls apart for Mourinho. He should have left for PSG this summer.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:55 PM   #2711
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:57 PM   #2712
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Re: English Football 2015/16

We always look much better with Oscar in the front band and Fab deeper, however bus park means that Ramires plays with Matic in the pivot with Fab in the front band. Might make us harder to break down but leads to a big deleveraging of attacking assets.

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Old 08-05-2015, 05:58 PM   #2713
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Human Halo never seemed suspicious.
Obviously because my social IQ is higher than the majority itt.

Quote to book.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:58 PM   #2714
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my simple criteria is "you can play if you've posted in this or any previous EPL thread prior to the comp being announced" as I feel this encourages participation from the more occasional posters while reducing the likelihood of being hustled by the PRO FANTASY FOOTBALL tossers who infiltrate every friendly comp on the net.

So yes, thechef, you are welcome sir
I'm not playing but tbh a comp like this should be even more exclusive to very regular posters, only because there are $50, $200, and $500 options available to anyone on this very forum. So if you're good and desperate to play go play that.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #2715
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Mapou doing work.

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Old 08-05-2015, 06:00 PM   #2716
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Lol yea **** it we are on, il take one for the thread.
Hope you have a contingency plan for when raheem is banned in like 5 days. That's a great bet though, I'd have it myself if I had an ounce of faith in raheem being around at season's end. Maybe that's a bet in and of itself!
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:01 PM   #2717
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Obviously because my social IQ is higher than the majority itt.

Quote to book.
Thats not what Kevin said in the PMs. Im just going on the word of anti HH campaign high command.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:03 PM   #2718
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ZAIDS were you the one offering Chelsea > any non-City team more goals scored? Cuz I think I'm ready to take that bet with Arsenal
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:08 PM   #2719
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Thats not what Kevin said in the PMs. Im just going on the word of anti HH campaign high command.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:13 PM   #2720
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Thats not what Kevin said in the PMs. Im just going on the word of anti HH campaign high command.


IM not PM

Get it right old man.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:16 PM   #2721
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ZAIDS were you the one offering Chelsea > any non-City team more goals scored? Cuz I think I'm ready to take that bet with Arsenal
Think it was cina
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:19 PM   #2722
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Yea I don't think I would offer that. Did consider a GD bet vs field which I offered last season, but if the time comes for us to grind from February then it will be single goal victories while one day City play spuds and stick 6 past them and it's gg me.

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I wonder if Messi ever feels guilt that he can just get away with anything?

"**** off Pep. Let me finish these 10 double cheeseburgers off before training. Might not even train today but you have to play me on Saturday or you'll be at Espanyol next season"

Probably not.

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Old 08-05-2015, 06:21 PM   #2723
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Fyi we usually only concede 5 against citeh in February

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Old 08-05-2015, 06:22 PM   #2724
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We always look much better with Oscar in the front band and Fab deeper, however bus park means that Ramires plays with Matic in the pivot with Fab in the front band. Might make us harder to break down but leads to a big deleveraging of attacking assets.

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Definitely agree with this. Safety first vs any moderately decent team.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:25 PM   #2725
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I did offer that. Not anymore though.

What I had in mind when i offered that bet :

1) Chelsea did score more goals than Arsenal last season (and over the last few seasons) despite having Costa miss about a third of the season and were grinding for results late in the season since the title was theirs basically.

2) If Falcao turned out not to be the corpse of himself, that'd be a big bonus even though I did not have much hope about him. Now it looks like he's just gonna be awful for the rest of his career

3) I looked at the odds for best scoring team in the league and if iirc it was like 1. City 2. Chelsea (5/2) 3. Arsneal (4/1) which admittedly surprised me.

Never sure how serious people are when they talk about bus parking, can only defend, can't score goals etc... but with that in mind i was sure there'd be people to underrate Chelsea's attacking and felt pretty good about the bet. I'm sure i'm gonna be less worried about it once arsenal players have their injury crisis
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