Community Shield: Chelsea v Man Utd


This blog has been a bit quiet since Chelsea's last friendly against Brondby on Tuesday evening and thanks to a Didier double Chelsea won 2-0.

I have been away on business for the last few days - well after all I don't get paid for writing this blog - I do it for love!!

Anyway if there is a generous benefactor that would love to get me out of my normal working life and wants to 'pay' for me to sit in front of a keyboard for the rest of my days, churning out stuff about the club I love and love passionately, then let me know!!

Whilst I was away I heard that 'glass ankles' (Arjen Robben) was on his way to Real Madrid and that Daniel Alves was finally coming to the Bridge. After arriving home yesterday evening suffering from a TEN hour road journey, I couldn't be 'arsed' to check out the latest news. Instead I woke up this morning to the fact that Alves hasn't come and Real Madrid have offered £27m for BOTH Robben and Ballack.

Let them both go I say. Robben's first Chelsea season was sensational, since then he seems to have taken the whole Chelsea family for granted and has played when he has wanted to play. Even Jose has said before that Robben takes time to heal longer from injuries than the rest of his team mates. What does that tell you?

And if it is true about Jose's plan for 4-3-3 where does Ballack fit in? Even if Jose goes 4-4-2 with midfield wingers, give me Essien and Lampard as the midfield two anyday!! Or LOL rotate Ballack in there and lets see him work eheheheheh!!

Enough of that. Sunday is Community Shield day, Chelsea take on the Champions Man Utd and only three months ago, Chelsea lifted the FA Cup against the same team the game sealed by a Drogba strike with only a few minutes remaining on the extra time clock.

It would be nice to lift the first trophy of the season, but a defeat isn't the end of the world. However getting 'first blood' against the Champions would show the men from Old Trafford Chelsea's intent for regaining the Premiership title in the forthcoming season.

Even though Liverpool beat us in last season's Community Shield, it didn't mean anything as we finished above them in the League like we always have in recent years and we will continue to do so in years to come.

Barring any last minute injuries I reckon Chelsea's team may start something like this:

Cech, Ferriera, Terry (c), Carvalho, A Cole, Makelele, Lampard, Essien, Wright-Phillips, Drogba, J Cole

My main interest however is the first game against Birmingham City in a week's time, its a game where if Chelsea remain unbeaten they become the record holders for the longest undefeated home record in the League and take the record away from Liverpool. What an incentive!!

Secondly for the season itself. GIVE ME THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!


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