Chelsea 2-0 Porto
UEFA Champions League
Does anyone even remember what this game felt like last week? It seems like such a distant memory...
Today was certainly the best performance of the season. Lovely stuff from Hazard, Oscar, Matic, etc. great to see! #CFC— ChelseaTalk (@TheBlues_Talk) December 9, 2015
Common thought tonight was that the lack of Fabregas did us well. Everyone played much better though. #CFC— Chelsea In America (@CFCInAmerica) December 9, 2015
Didn't think I would say this, but at the moment we are a better side when Cesc Fabregas is off the pitch.— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) December 9, 2015
We won the group.— London Is Blue (@LondonBluePod) December 9, 2015
Chelsea 1-2 Leicester City
English Permier League
While the majority of the conversations surrounding José's post-match comments, we still had to discuss Eden's injury. This is a lose-lose situation: either he is seriously hurt or he isn't and just didn't want to play.
Mourinho: "Eden Hazard made the decision to come off. He just left the pitch, so it must be something serious. It must be important."— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) December 14, 2015
Our very own @NickVerlaney even went so far as to predict Eden Hazard's departure this January.
Mourinho has used so many different tactics to motivate the players, mainly by protecting them from criticism, but that changed as he's clearly ran out of options. Here are just a few that we spoke about in the podcast.
To clarify, this quote which has been wildly exaggerated was in regards to the players executing in practice, but not in games. The media is having a ball with mis-representing that quote...
Mourinho-"Maybe the players aren't scared of relegation battle. But they don't have motivation of team that wants to be Champions or top 4."— Chelsea News App (@CFCNewsApp) December 14, 2015
If you're keeping score at home the magic number is 40 to avoid relegation. We have 15 points so far from 16 games.
José: "I need to look some players in the eyes to see if they feel Chelsea the same way I do." Love this— Nick (@ChelseaHustla) December 14, 2015
That has to be the fan-favorite from the night as the debate rages on who to blame: José or the players.
Thoughts on the rest of the season
- Chelsea must be conscious of avoiding relegation;
- This seems like a perfect time to get young players more experience;
José - if none of your squad want to do what you ask them, why not play some of the Academy kids who would run through walls for the shirt?— Tweeds (@JoeTweedie) December 14, 2015
- If Chelsea are serious about building a long-term project, sacking the manager won't help.