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Old 05-29-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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United finished 2nd so there should be no argument of them being a top 5 team
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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United finished 2nd so there should be no argument of them being a top 5 team
And Chelsea won the European Cup so there is no doubt they are a top 5 team.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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I think you forget that a few seasons ago Chelsea were feared, they outplayed Barca twice, not anti-football, they outplayed Barca in every department unlike any team I have seen in recent years. Yes the old gaurd of Drogba, Terry and Lampard are past it and Carvalho, Makelele, Ballack and Anelka are all gone but Chelsea still have the nucleus of a quality side and will spend big this summer so they can get to the hights of outplaying teams with quality football again.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Ask any fan what they think is more amazing to win, it is the Champions League not the EPL (well maybe except for City fans lol) Who had a better season Manchester United or Chelsea, 2nd in the EPL and trophy-less or winning the most prestigious club trophy on earth?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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Ask any fan what they think is more amazing to win, it is the Champions League not the EPL (well maybe except for City fans lol) Who had a better season Manchester United or Chelsea, 2nd in the EPL and trophy-less or winning the most prestigious club trophy on earth?
I know Paul and we have won it 5 times.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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My team got to the semi final, thats special enough. Winning it though, that's something nobody can take away from you!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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$3,500,000,000. That's the amount Abramovich had to pump into Chelsea to make them what they are today. Lets also not forget the fact that the money was stolen from the Russian people. If financial fair play ever does kick in, Chelsea are f*cked.
If any of the European leagues ever really institute fair play financial rules, several clubs will be in trouble. Not only that, the salaries a player can get will also be dropping bit. Chelsea is not alone.

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Why? Because they played anti-football against Barca and got lucky against Bayern? European knock-out games have zero bearing on the Premier League's 38 game competition.
Sounds like you are bitter Chelsea won. They played smart football against Barca and they won because of it. Are you a Spurs fan or something?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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I'm not bitter, just don't think that Chelsea outplayed Bayern in the final. It was a great comeback but they definitely didn't outplay them. They were also in the Champions League because of the previous seasons performance, not the one that just ended. If they had not have beaten Bayern they would not even be in the competition next season.

I also think City, United, Spurs and Newcastle were better than Chelsea in the Premier League this last season.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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$3,500,000,000. That's the amount Abramovich had to pump into Chelsea to make them what they are today. Lets also not forget the fact that the money was stolen from the Russian people. If financial fair play ever does kick in, Chelsea are f*cked.
if financial fair play ever kicks in , the entire city of london and new york are ****ed , fat chance of it happening
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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They played smart football against Barca and they won because of it. Are you a Spurs fan or something?
I dont have a problem with Chelsea winning but hold on a minute. People who say it was a master class defence against Barca and Bayern are just stupid. The truth is that Barca and Bayern were just waistful. It wasn't a master class defense that made Messi miss that penalty or Robben or when Fabregas hit the post or when Busquets missed a sitter or when Gomes missed about 4 chances on goal. That was waistful by Barca and Bayern not a defensive master class by Chelsea.
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