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Chelsea fans welcome Rafa Benitez back to Stamford Bridge – Unbelievable comments

4 years ago

Chelsea fans are really something else.

Newcastle supporters get slated for being deluded, over demanding, never happy etc etc, despite never having won a domestic trophy in 63 years and any at all in 49 years since the Fairs Cup (taking into account the fact we can’t win anything until 2018 at the earliest…)

Yes Chelsea fans are still pumped up with self-righteous vitriol aimed at a manager who delivered the Europa League title and Champions League qualification via third place, after taking over mid-season to a background of hatred from the Chelsea supporters.

Yes it was understandable that he might not have been their first choice with the past Chelsea/Liverpool rivalry but the way the Chelsea fans went on once Rafa Benitez was appointed, was a total embarrassment.

If Newcastle fans had behaved the same way then they would have seen an all out attack by the (London-based…) media.

After what he achieved in such a short time at Stamford Bridge, to still have Chelsea fans spouting hatred (we couldn’t reproduce some comments as they were way over the top) towards the Newcastle boss is beyond shameful.

As for what else they think about Newcastle’s visit, funnily enough many of the Chelsea fans seem to think NUFC are a bit of a problem team for them…hopefully they still think that at 2.30pm tomorrow – and Rafa Benitez enjoys his day back at Stamford Bridge!

There is even one of them worrying about Joselu suddenly hitting form…

Comments taken from various Chelsea message boards (Talk Chelsea, Shed End, CFC Net):

What Rafa is supposed to do is take all the vitriol and abuse from us that he deserves to receive.’

‘Must destroy the fat Spanish waiter.’

‘Welcome Rafa. Lol.’

‘Getting sacked in the morning…probably about the 70th minute.’

Newcastle been a weird side for us…

Hopefully can get a result here seeing as Man U and Arsenal player the day after. Be nice to keep up with Man U but same time Arsenal only a point behind so need to keep above and all.

Eeek December run starts..hope it ain’t a dodgy one.’

‘Hope we blitz them 1st half, make subs chill out 2nd half, aint seen that much this season especially at the bridge!’

‘Hopefully our attacking play is as dangerous as it was in the first half against Swansea. Maybe our finishing boots will be on this time, though.

Honestly wonder if Conte might start with Morata on the bench due to the hectic schedule and his yellow card situation. If we can settle the game early enough and not even have to use Morata it would be perfect.

Don’t think Newcastle are quite the pushover that Swansea and West Brom were, unfortunately. We’ll have to be on top of our game here.’

‘I fancy us to win because the team we are facing are really poor.

Rafa is a few games away from the shove I reckon, the players are just capitulating as soon as they concede. We will be the tempo setters and they won’t be able to cope with us.

2 or 3-0 to us with as much domination as the Swansea game but with more goals.’

‘Willian deserve to play in this game he’s been in good form the last three games I would play the 3-4-3 formation against Newcastle.’

 ‘We tend to struggle vs this lot, even when their form is bad.’

‘Yep, we always had problems with Newcastle, no matter in which form they are. I hope we will collect the 3 points as well. I think we have a good rotation squad, we have Atletico next week, so Conte must prepare two strong squads.’

‘We have never struggled against this lot at home, the only time I recall is when Cisse scored those two wonder goals and they finished 5th that season while we played them Liverpool & Barcelona in the space of 10 days.

It’s their place we struggle with.

And they look absolutely rubbish at the moment, I don’t fear this match one bit, very confident we get 3 points here.’

‘That was down to Pardew knowing how to set up against Jose more than anything else.

You can never take a Benitez team for granted as they are quite unpredictable as we found out in not only our bitter battles with him but when we had him ourselves.

When he gets his starting tactics right his team’s are hard to beat but when he doesn’t they are seriously vulnerable because he doesn’t react well in game at all.’

‘Newcastle have struggled recently without Lascelles in central defence and he’s still out for this game.

Atsu, who’s been good for them this season, is also out.

We should win this game comfortably as long as we don’t underestimate them. I’d have a five man midfield with some attacking intent…….Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko and Alonso (Kenedy not quite ready I think). Hazard should definitely play against this defence.’

‘Managed to get tickets from the ones their amazing supporters didn’t want and returned. Big club my backside.’  (ED: Club (NUFC) previously announced sold their full 3,000 allocation)

‘Please don’t tell me they are not bringing full allocation?

‘It’s a joke really, Geordies fans this, Geordie fans that, another set of overated fans, like Liverpool, I can’t remember when they last bought a proper noisy following to our place.’

‘Well, they are at really bad shape and that is the thing that worries me the most. The waiter is going to motivate them for this game, that’s 100% sure. Just praying Morata to score his chances and not let the opponents distract him, because if he starts crying and screaming at the referee he is not going to do anything.’

‘Luckily their striker Joselu is incredibly wasteful in front of goal.’

‘Call me the Paranoid Chelsea fan but strikers who aren’t all that or go on a long barren run, always seem to rediscover their form when they play us!’


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