Saints v. Chelsea Build Up & Match Thread

Saints v. Chelsea Build Up & Match Thread
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#1

4pm - Sunday.

Well up for this, hopefully Boufal can produce another cracker and I fancy us to win it 2-1.

Team selection I’d like to see Forster, McQueen, Fonte, Virgil, Cuco, Oriol, Hojbjerg, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Austin - near enough our strongest available I’d say and should give us a really good chance at home.

Personally going to be an enjoyable one as:

a) I get paid on Friday :tada:

b) I am done with my exams so won’t feel guilty about going to the pub to watch the game

EDIT : Changed title so people know it’s a match thread.


#2

Can we all hope that Hazard wakes up feeling poorly?


#3

Is that the eigth dwarf?


#4

Originally posted by @PhilippineSaint

Originally posted by @Goatboy

Can we all hope that Hazard wakes up feeling poorly?

Is that the eigth dwarf?

I think that’s Jordy


#5

Agreed, Hazard vs Cuco makes me a bit nervous :lou_surprised:


#6

here’s a nice article about Romeu


#7

Cahill marking anyone should make them nervous.


#8

Down visiting the folks in Hythe for a few days from tomorrow

Likely to have a couple of hours free on Sunday for the game.

Anyone know if it’s on at The Nelson / anyone going to be there?


#9

Anyone else wonder why they spent time putting make up on Romeu?

He looks like that all the time to opposition players on the pitch


#10

Is this JxgrSaint’s first match thread start?


#11

No idea on this one. Chelsea can be a bit strange and do have a few off days, but when they click, boy do they click. We have a patchy recent record against them, great win away last season and then lost at home.

Saying this we are pretty handy at the moment.

I really have no idea on this one. 1-1?


#12

I think we will win, 2-1

and I’ve never been wrong


#13

You said it wouldn’t hurt. You were wrong about that you bastard.


#14

He wasn’t wrong, He was just lying.


#15

I will be amazed if we get a result today. Chelsea have looked very good recently even without last year’s standout player Willian.

Big game for our full backs. Chelsea play 3 at the back so if we can pin their wide players back into their own half we may get some joy.

I think we will do OK on midfield but fear we will get hit on the break.

Hazard has been shit hot and I reckon we will struggle to contain him.

Hope I am wrong but I’m going for 1-2 Chelsea.

Unless someone hacks hazard :lou_wink_2:


#16

Goat…"

Hope I am wrong but I’m going for 1-2 Chelsea.

Unless someone hacks hazard"

Agreed - Think someone may have to take one for the team today. Who is the most expendable?


#17

We will win this comfortably 2- 0

some Geordie at work has bet me 50 MYR Chelsea will win so I could not, not take his money.


#18

Oh yea of little faith…I’m sat here just finishing off my porridge in the legendary stripey bowl…job done.

Our brave boys to win 3 - 1. :lou_lol:


#19

Looks like a pretty full squad for Barasti this afternoon. Clocks going back have helped as have time to get home change & go by taxi.

Taking tourists to swell the numbers, a Gooner & his lad who supports Chelsea, just to keep Eric honest.

We need to win to stay in touch with the top 5 they say…

I just hope the other Chelsea turn up & we avoid a wallop in

Odds on a Chelsea penalty today?


#20

Think this might be a really good game, with both teams playing well.

Agree with Goatboy that our fullbacks will be important for us, but will also open it up a bit for Chelsea.

3-2 will be my bet today. Will wait for the team announcement before i choose a first goal scorer.