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Chelsea v Pompey: The Lowdown

As you all know Pompey face Chel$ki in the FA Cup only days from now! This is an exciting fixture for the boys and the fans, as we go to Stamford Bridge to face one of the greatest English teams in the recent years.

Our chances of winning are slim but we are very lucky to have caught Chel$ki on a bad run. They've been winless in four of their last five games including a 1-1 draw to Wigan. This game comes at a desperate time for Chelsea who are currently struggling to get the right result and find a line up that fits their needs. This could be an advantage for us because it is likely they will start inexperienced youngsters against us expecting an easy win! On the other hand we are at one of our highest points in the season, coming off a 2-0 win against Watford which really could've been more like 5-0 and possibly discovering our permanent striker.

While Mata might be Chel$ki's "star" player at the moment he will likely sit this one out, therefore the Chelsea player to watch is Lampard. He scored Chelsea winning goal against Wolves and looks to get back his form. Futacs seems like he's the man to watch for Pompey after a consistent 2 goals in 2 games.

I did a little research on what Chel$ki fans thought their starting line up might be and I concluded that we could have a chance if we just shut Lampard down, breeze through Hutchinson and whip in high crosses to Futacs on counter attacks.

In my opinion a draw is a great result for us although a win seems out of reach we should still be optimistic of our odds of going through the next round, but that won't stop me from putting a couple of pounds down for a Chel$ki win on Frippy's Virtual Bookies!

Chelsea's possible starting line up (courtesy of my friend, a Chel$ki fan!): Turnbull, Bosingwa, Hutchinson, Luiz, Bertrand, Lampard, Mikel, McEachran, Malouda, Torres, Kalou

Pompey's possible starting line up: Henderson, TBH, Pearce, Rocha, Halford, Mullins, Erik, Norris, Lawrence, Futacs, Kitson

Predicted Scoreline: 1-1 Kalou 21', Futacs 62' (175/1 for that!)


Written by jsander48.

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Writer: jsander48 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 6 2012

Time: 1:34PM

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Your Chelsea friend isn't a very good fan - Kalou is at the African Cup of Nations, while Mikel is injured and McEachran is about to go out on loan. A more likely line up will be: Turnball, Ferreira, JT, Luiz, Bertrand, Romeu, Meireles, Lamps, Malouda, Ramires and Torres.
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06/01/2012 14:10:00

This is as good as won for Chel$ki, Pompey better not turn up, no disrespect. We are on a bad run but we'll make it thru.
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06/01/2012 15:00:00

In fairness it's a no lose situation for us. We can concentrate on the championship, be it staying up & chelski its a run out for some of their 'lesser' known stars.
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06/01/2012 15:12:00

like the complacency shown by 'Juan10Mata'. See you Stamford Bridge on Sunday, I'll be in the noisy corner..
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06/01/2012 16:47:00

Can't lose whatever the result; Lose the game but he money will see us through a week or two..a replay even more so especially if televised... Win the above and the kudos and another go.. Any body got any realistic rumours to the identity of the new owners..
plymouth graham
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06/01/2012 17:22:00

I'd quite like it to be Waitrose or Marks & Spencers; companies who aren't likely to sh@g us. And a shopping discount would be a bonus!
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06/01/2012 20:07:00

Sorry PG, just saw the word 'realistic'.
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06/01/2012 20:07:00

http://www.ussoccerplayers.com/ussoccerplayers/2011/01/anschutz-and-american-soccer.html a wag on the news site has stated he has been in contact with a guy called Anshutz..ive checked hiom out on the google..and he sounds perfect
plymouth graham
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06/01/2012 21:45:00

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/1108/anschutz-qwest-leiweke-bieber-staples-behind-curtain.html I know this is silly...but if this was the guy..it would be amazing
plymouth graham
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06/01/2012 23:08:00

he seems like an ideal man for pompey alothough i feel our team name "isnt attractive enough" so instead he'll buy a team with a "cool name" like burton! lol
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07/01/2012 01:08:00

We just have to hope hltor thebest with the owner situation and tommorows game
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07/01/2012 13:01:00

We just have to hope hltor thebest with the owner situation and tommorows game
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07/01/2012 13:22:00


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