Stoke v Chelsea: A game we cannot afford to lose.

It's simple this afternoon it really is. If Chelsea are to have any chance of putting up a challenge for the Premier League title this s...

It's simple this afternoon it really is. If Chelsea are to have any chance of putting up a challenge for the Premier League title this season, we simply cannot afford to lose against Stoke this afternoon. If we do, then we have to be realistic here and focus on finishing in the top four to get back into the Champions League next season!

Stoke is always a hard game as we saw earlier in the season. They make life difficult for you, work hard and pose their own threat and at the Britannia this afternoon, the crowd will get right behind them as usual.

Tony Pulis has been outstanding in my view. He brought them into the Premier League and made sure they survived first and foremost. Ever since they have, he has slowly but surely improved his squad every year and now have become a side that is looking to cement their place in the top ten with a view to pushing hard for even higher. It's important to realise what a remarkable job he has done there.

Pulis is tactically astute also and he will have one or two tricks up his sleeve this afternoon against Rafa Benitez who lets be honest, has been found out against QPR and Swansea in recent weeks.

As for Benitez and Chelsea, well what can you say? After a season that promised so much, it has literally fallen apart lately and we need to buck the trend as soon as possible.

Wednesday for me was the final straw and I had to rant on here about what has happened to our season and to Fernando Torres. Like I said in my post, I had been a supporter of Torres from day one but Wednesday was a turning point for me.

Since then, we have heard that he had a stomach bug... I will leave you guys to have an opinion on that but I don't buy it for one second. It's damage limitation from Benitez if you ask me.

Moving on to today and if we are to pick ourselves up and get our season back on track then it starts here. It's all well and good creating 23 chances on goal like we did the other night, if you can't put a single one in the back of the net with the players we have, you do not deserve to win the game.

We can talk about performances for as long as you like, football is a results game and at Chelsea Football Club it's important that we all remember that!

Today, I expect Petr Cech to make his long awaited return to the starting eleven. Sorry Ross Turnbull, you do not have the presence or awareness of Cech and we need him back starting today.

According to Rafa, it's too soon for JT to start in this one but I am not so sure. I would put him in, move Ivanovic out to right back (nothing against Azpiliceuta) and play Cahill next to him. Stoke are a big and physical side and we need as many of the hard men playing today.

David Luiz and Frank Lampard could start (I believe) today in midfield for the same reason. Ramires to drop to the bench to save his legs for the second half.

Eden Hazard and Juan Mata to continue as normal but I would like to see Marko Marin being given a go out wide today. Whether or not Rafa decides to go with him or Ramires out wide is another thing.

It's a no brainer up front, Demba Ba to start with Torres on the bench.

I need Chelsea to be up for the fight today, up for a challenge, to get stuck in to win the ball and then to use it wisely. We need Mata and Hazard on the ball as much as possible looking to link up with Demba Ba. If we create chances, we need to take them without question or we will be punished!

Come on Chelsea, sort this shit out and give us the right result this afternoon!

Find your Chelsea tickets at Viagogo!

Carefree &  KTBFFH!

Make sure you check out Dazzle Casino before and after Chelsea games!


N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele? is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ You could get lucky!
Check out for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at your newest online betting site



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
For reviews of the UK’s leading bookies check out
Australia football. Australia football news and more.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Make sure you have a go on our Mobile Slots before and after Chelsea games!
Chelsea fans can visit the latest bettingsites to get the very latest promo code for football betting.
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at in order to play wisely.
Complete list of all free bets in the UK where you can gamble for free but win real money.
We recommend when comparing for new betting sites for football
You can also check some sport news at bestinau - the local and global news.