BURN OUT! - Is that now the worry at Chelsea?

Here's a question for you the Chelsea fan reading this post. Do you think that any of our players look tired and could do with a rest...

Here's a question for you the Chelsea fan reading this post. Do you think that any of our players look tired and could do with a rest after watching our recent performances?

You could say that we have been extremely lucky this season with player injuries and suspensions as thankfully, they have been kept to a minimum.

However, in the last couple of weeks we have had to deal with slight problems with a few players and I just wonder if it's due to the amount of games they are playing in succession because of a lack of squad rotation?

I will say this though, to contemplate asking if someone who trains for two hours a day and plays 90 or so minutes up to three times a week, is ridiculous really if you think about it. These people are in peak physical condition, better than most of us and I always find it difficult to understand just how they could be in need of a rest!

Getting back to whole point of this article and as with any decision, there is plenty to consider and that has to play a huge part in the judgement of Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff.

I want to point out that in no way am I criticising them for one moment, I simply am not qualified to do that but I can make a judgement on their performances in matches.

I can't remember the last time Oscar was a major influence in a game like he was towards the beginning of the season and in the last three games, Eden Hazard has not been anywhere near his best.

I know that many people will talk of the decision to sell Juan Mata when we think about rotation. In fact, some people have already questioned what the result would have been if he was still here and played in Istanbul last night which is ridiculous. Mata has been sold (as much as we love him) and we have to move on.

Let's put things into perspective in preparation for Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League and from both points of view as it's important with any debate to consider both sides of the argument.

Chelsea sit top of the Premier League and have the destiny of the title in our own hands. That is fact despite what anybody else around us does in the title run in. Jose Mourinho knows exactly what it takes to deliver the title and become champions as he has done it in FOUR different countries.

Mourinho's focus will be to pick up as many victories as possible early enough to create some sort of gap to second place to give us a buffer. Once that gap has been established, he can maybe look at rotating one or two positions. Until then why not play your strongest eleven to give him the best chance of pulling out a lead at the top?

The flip side of that argument is the point I am making with this post - burn out. I for one believe we have more than enough suitable replacements to give the likes of Eden Hazard, Torres and Eto'o a rest for Fulham (No disrespect to our opponents).

Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic are both back in contention with Demba Ba who has been stuck sitting on the bench for weeks now. I would start all of them.

Chelsea have done so well this season and at the moment are above and beyond our own expectations at this stage of the season. We really have the potential to go on and win the title this season, one year ahead of schedule according to the manager. I just don't want to see our key players suffer from fatigue when it really matters!

What do you people think after watching Chelsea in recent weeks? Do you think certain players could do with a rest and we should rotate this weekend?

For example here is my rotated Chelsea eleven to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday:

Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry(c), Cole, Matic, Lampard, Schurrle, Willian, Salah and Ba.

Subs: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Torres.

What do you people think? I would love to read as many opinions as possible on a potential burn out and my rotated starting eleven.

Carefree & KTBFFH!

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Classic Football Shirts

Find free bets and bonus offers at Betting Promo Codes today
Compare bookies free bet offers at to get a bonus
For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
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
Guide to mobile slots games and online casino sites with instant play.
Find the best microgaming casinos for the UK and Canada with new video slots and more.
Get free spins and cash from UK online casinos that offer no deposit casino bonuses and 1 hour free play.
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.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
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.
Find the best online slot games, free spins and latest promotions
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
Do you fancy free bets no deposit ?
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Claim mega Chelsea enhanced odds we list all the latest enhanced odds offers and sign up bonuses from the best bookies, for huge prices on the big games visit enhanced odds bet £1,000+ in Free Bets + Betting Tips
If you're looking for the newest betting sites in the sports betting market today, then take a look at this extensive list from My Best Betting Sites, who provide a comprehensive list of sites that are new to the industry, but also have great reputations. offer an extensive range of the most popular bookies and the betting offers that they provide to all players upon sign up. They're a trusted source and we highly recommend them.