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    Funny isn't it how a squad can go from performing brilliantly to failure? Take Hull (yes I wish someone would) flying along, 12 wins in a row, beating their top rivals, beat two premier teams in the cup, hardly conceding a goal, then bang! Last 3 games, lost 2 and scraped a 1-0 win at home against the bottom team who haven't won for 14 games. Performances gone from superb to dire. No real injury problems. What happens to teams to suddenly go off the boil? Yes every player can have a bad game but whole teams?

    What is different at Chelsea this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Funny isn't it how a squad can go from performing brilliantly to failure? Take Hull (yes I wish someone would) flying along, 12 wins in a row, beating their top rivals, beat two premier teams in the cup, hardly conceding a goal, then bang! Last 3 games, lost 2 and scraped a 1-0 win at home against the bottom team who haven't won for 14 games. Performances gone from superb to dire. No real injury problems. What happens to teams to suddenly go off the boil? Yes every player can have a bad game but whole teams?

    What is different at Chelsea this year?
    Mou's head games and contently running mouth eventually turn from motivating to irritating. He has about a 3-year shelf life as a manager before his style wears thin with his club.
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    Leicester score at 33" on a pretty play as the Chelsea defense stand around flat-footed. This not long after Edin Hazard subbed out after falling on his hip after a foul.

    Leicester 1 - 0 Chelsea

    . . . and that's the score at HT. Leicester clearly the better side so far.

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    I think we must have moved to a parallel universe where Chelsea and Leicester switched places. Leicester top and Chelsea hovering above relegation, million to one odds at the start of the season?

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    Stepped out at the half to walk the dog . . . returned to ANOTHER goal by Leicester!

    Leicester 2 - 0 Chelsea!


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    Chelsea's best chance at 60" but the ball simply won't bounce their way.
    Costa has a golden chance at 62" in close but the Leicester keeper is up to the task. And moments later Chelsea has a rebound chance with the keeper out of position but Leicester defender #28 is in the right place at the right time.

    Chelsea could have easily netted three in the last few minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I think we must have moved to a parallel universe where Chelsea and Leicester switched places. Leicester top and Chelsea hovering above relegation, million to one odds at the start of the season?
    I suspect the bookies are losing their shirts this season. Nothing makes sense.

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    Chelsea breaks through at 76". Pedro with a nice ball to Remy who steers it home with an easy header. They've had a half dozen premium chances this half and it was just a matter of time before they got on the board.

    Leicester 2 - 1 Chelsea.


    Speaking of time, Chelsea have about 10 minutes to salvage a point and some pride.

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    Bums I have to take the eldest to uni in a minute, this could be a tense last few minutes.


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    Wow, five minutes of injury time. Don't know how the officials came up with that number!


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