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Preview: Chelsea v Birmingham City

At last Alex Rodrigo Dias Da Costa or otherwise known as Alex signed for Chelsea on a free from PSV Eindhoven. Alex was due to complete his move last weekend but due to complications at immigration he was refused entry and had to fly all the way home, to wherever.

It is rumoured that after signing for Chelsea he was spotted waiting for a London Bus to take him back to his hotel in the West End of London. Oh how the other half live.


I am not going down the hoooooray!!! Or huuuuuuuzzzzzaaaaahh (btw what the f**k is Huzzah?) to welcome back the start of the footie season here in the UK (oh when oh when are we going to get some English based writers please FFS!!!!)

Chelsea kick off their Premiership season against newly-promoted Birmingham City, Sunday lunchtime, and as I write I have got my ticket but my boy hasn't. I have been told by Chelsea after many phone calls that his ticket will be available for collection from the box office prior to kick-off.

Bearing in mind for TV schedules only, the game kicks off at 1.30pm UK time so that means that we have an early start in the morning and will not doubt endure a long queue at the box office, because others have the same problems regarding tickets as us.

You pay your money and get f**k all!!!!

Back to the game itself. A win or draw for Chelsea will see Chelsea take away Scumpool's (sorry Liverpool's) record for the most League games unbeaten at home which both clubs currently share on 63. The record itself is about thirty-years old or so, but take anything away from Scumpool (oops sorry Liverpool) is a happy days moment!!!

On the record itself it means alot to Jose but not as much as you would think or does it? Jose said, "If we draw I think we shouldn't celebrate. In spite of the draw giving us a historic record, I think we shouldn't celebrate because we don't play for records we play for titles. I know one point against Birmingham is better than zero, but our target is not to beat the record, it is to win the game."

Jose continued, "But, if we win or if we draw, I think its a historic record yes. I can't tell you name by name Liverpool players, but for sure we are speaking about Dalglish, Hansen, Phil Neal, all of these fantastic players they had in that generation. If we can beat the record then yes, respect to every Chelsea player that participated in this number of games."

For the record Chelsea's last League defeat at home was in February 2004 against Arsenal.

As for team news. Petr Cech looks like he has recovered from his hand injury and expect Ben Tal-Haim (who has been impressive so far) to continue in the absence of John Terry. Up front it is anyone's guess - Dids is still out as is the Shev and Pizarro is still being 'nursed' back after his Copa America experiences.


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