Date: 19th February 2019 at 5:00pm
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It’s hard to describe last night without going off on one!

I’ve purposely restrained from putting pen-to-paper all day, wanting to wait for that anger to subside, the anger at seeing our defence of the FA Cup ended in such a disappointing manner.

For all our huff and puff and our intricate sideways and backwards passing game, did we ever look like scoring?

Plain and simple, no!

Sergio Romero, in the Manchester United goal, could have brought a book with him to read, such was our inability to create that plethora of chances a home team should be doing.

The ‘nil’ against our name is becoming a familiar sight, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Manchester City and Manchester United, four recent instances that spring to mind.

But it’s not just about not scoring, it’s Sarri’s inability to spot the obvious and his stubborn streak when it comes to change.

Last night, with Chelsea trailing 2-0, it was crying out for a bit of inventiveness from the bench, instead, we got the same old changes, like for likes which did nothing to even cause Manchester United to break out into a sweat.

Why couldn’t Sarri be brave?

At 2-0 down it was time to go for broke, so why not switch to a back-three and introduce Callum Hudson-Odoi alongside Higuain, Hazard and Pedro or Willian.

Okay, it might have back-fired and we could have conceded more, but at least it would have smacked of a plan B!

Now, with our defence of the only trophy we won last season over, we head off to Wembley, another chance to mix it with the team that thrashed us 6-0, recently.

Of course, the Chelsea faithful will hope that the club can spring a shock, it’s that unpredictability that has always made us a side never to write off.

But can you really see it happening?

I can’t, but I can see us being on the end of another beating, no doubt we’ll concede that early goal, we’ll be on the back-foot, heads will drop and Sarri will make those same old, tired changes, it is just the way he is, he’s set in his ways and sees change as a sign of failure.

Speculation being bandied about, as reported by the BBC, infers that Sarri won’t be axed before Sunday and he’ll still be in charge when we play Malmo on Thursday evening.

Perhaps only then the axe, if results are still dire and ‘Sarri-ball’ gets the abuse it got from the Stamford Bridge faithful last night, will fall.

Personally, I’d wield that axe tonight, send Sarri packing and let Zola take the reigns for the remainder of the season, I’m sure our Sardinian magician couldn’t do any worse.

Now that rant has made me feel a little better, but only a little.

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  • Oliver Cromwell (almost) said it best-

    It is high time to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all good sense.
    Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good football.
    Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches.
    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?
    Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the club?
    Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole Chelsea nation. You who were deputed here by the owner to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.
    The fans therefore calls upon Roman to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final end to your iniquitous proceedings in this place.
    I command ye therefore to depart immediately out of this place.
    Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves, be gone and lock up the doors.
    In the name of God, go!

  • Very good Analooish quite historical and well played by Richard Harris if I’m not mistaken.Thing is what to do we are treading water here hire manager sack manager it’s making our club look ridiculous who ever decided sarri was right for us should be sacked he’s never won anything has no premier experience isn’t a young up and coming manager so why did he get the job.Also frank is building a career for himself and if I were him wouldn’t come here it wouldn’t work out as for Zola great great player but never had managerial success all he could do is what Solskjaer did put players back in there proper positions and ride the wave of success but that is short term

  • Thanks Hereford.
    You will note the use of plurals in my comments. I really think the whole structure of the football side of the club has to change. Need a Director of Football who really knows the game, Hiddink perhaps? As for manager, that’s a hard one, I’d hate to wreck Lamp’s career before it’s really begun. Maybe some humble pie all round and get Conte back for the rest of this season! I am pretty sure that legally he’s still under contract to us. So what if it pisses a few players off, bunch of underperforming prima – donnas anyway .
    Actually I would have Ancellotti back in a heartbeat if it was down to me

  • Well I agree Analooish a director of football makes so much sense but he would have to have power and not be overridden but that’s where we need a restructuring where all sides work together for the good of the club look at city it’s not all about pep the club are one

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