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We've got next week off to watch England fail to qualify for the euro's, then it's back to business as usual.

What ridiculous formation and team will Davies, put out for this one? I vote for an 8-1-1.
 

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I think its very very hard to look beyond a Chelsea win in this one regardless of what team they put out!!!!!!!!!!

We are just in a woeful run of form at the moment, and you do fear that the score could be just get silly after a while.. even if Chelsea opt to start someone like Kalou upfront.. he will still stroll past our defence like they aren't their!!! :moan: :moan:
 

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The could bring that Jimmy Smith back from where ever he's out on loan at, and he'd stroll through our defence...and the thought of FrankLampard being given all the time to stroll through the midfield, and into the box unapposed, is quite scary, I can see him getting a hat trick.
 

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Are Derby on course to concede the most goals in the EPL?
Yes.
 

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Don't count on us putting a lot in, our players are being overused while others just constantly sit on the bench.

Expect to see Drogba play the whole game, mostly limping about, holding random body parts.
That Still Sadly Doesn't Change The Fact that Chelsea will win
 

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Only 800 tickets left, so looks like being another sell out...strange, as no-one was ever going to another Derby game ever again after West Ham :howler:
 

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I remember on the way out of Wembley out of the summer, I turned to my dad shouted out Bring on Chelsea:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ...... the irony of it all :howler: :howler: :howler:
 

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We we're singing that at 5-0 V West Ham :howler:
 

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MATCH PREVIEW: DERBY v CHELSEA
Posted on: Thu 22 Nov 2007

The visit of two-time Premier League champions Chelsea is one of the first games to look out for when the fixtures are released.

And now it is just around the corner with Avram Grant's star-studded side heading north on Saturday for a 5.15pm kick-off.

It's been a turbulent campaign for the visitors after the departure of Jose Mourinho, the self-styled 'special one'.

Mourinho won the Premier League in each of his first two seasons, along with the League Cup twice and the FA Cup once.

Grant's appointment was hardly met with great cheer by fans of the West London aristocrats but the Israeli has done a pretty good job.

They are well placed in the Champions League - where they have been semi-finalists in three of the last four years - though domestically they're sitting well adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Frank Lampard, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joe Cole all played a part in England's glorious failure to qualify for Euro 2008 on Wednesday night.

TEAM NEWS

Petr Cech (calf), Paolo Ferreira (ankle), Michael Ballack (ankle) and Ricardo Carvalho (back) are all set to miss out for the visitors.

John Terry is recovering from knee surgery but didn't feature for England on Wednesday night.

He did train with the national squad but Saturday's game will probably come too soon for the England skipper.

Andy Todd remains on the sidelines for Derby with the back and hamstring problem that has been troubling him since September.

Claude Davis (abductor muscle) and Dean Leacock (hip) should be available provided they suffer no reactions to their respective injuries.

The pair both missed out on Derby's last game, the 5-0 defeat at home to West Ham.

MATCH FACTS

Derby's previous six-year spell in the Premier League saw them pick up two wins and two draws at home to Chelsea.

The Londoners' last visit came in October 2001 and they left with a 1-1 draw - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink cancelling out Fabrizio Ravanelli's opener.

Only one player from that afternoon, half-time substitute Frank Lampard, is likely to feature this weekend.

Steve Howard still needs one more start to bring up 450 in his professional career.

A start for Giles Barnes will be his 50th in the league for the Rams.

THE REFEREE

Andre Marriner is the man in the middle as the Rams welcome the Premier League's richest clubs.

Marriner's 13 games this season have seen him issue 38 yellow cards and dismiss one player, Sunderland's Greg Halford.

The West Midlands official was last in charge of Derby on October 28 last year for the 2-2 draw at Cardiff City.

It's his first game at Pride Park since October 2004, when George Burley's side came from 2-0 down to beat Rotherham 3-2.
 

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Obviously after yesterday's disgraceful and pathetic display by England... makes you wonder what our fans will be like towards the English cotingent in the Chelsea... ermmm the likes of the Cole's, Lampard and Terry.. wonder if they will get a rousing chorus of boooooooo's directed towards them :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Personally I would... over-paid professionals who really struggle to perform under pressure, when surely these supposdly 'world' class are supposed to perfrom under
 

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jimbo jones said:
What ridiculous formation and team will Davies, put out for this one? I vote for an 8-1-1.

:dielaugh: too bad that 2 goalkeepers are not allowed. still, (on the brighter side) there will be plenty of kick-off practice for your forwards.
 

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Obviously after yesterday's disgraceful and pathetic display by England... makes you wonder what our fans will be like towards the English cotingent in the Chelsea... ermmm the likes of the Cole's, Lampard and Terry.. wonder if they will get a rousing chorus of boooooooo's directed towards them :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Personally I would... over-paid professionals who really struggle to perform under pressure, when surely these supposdly 'world' class are supposed to perfrom under

I'm not interested in booing them for what they did for England, I'll boo them because their playing for the opposition.

Joe Cole is one of the few good english footballers, Terry and Ashley Cole didn't even play.

I'd expect Lampard might be in for some stick though.
 

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Speaking of England, tomorrow we get too see another team in white shirts play clueless hoffball, oh joy :howler:
 

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Davis, Leacock and Miller are all fit, McEveley as well I think. Andy Todd will soon be seen in a wheel chair. But almost a full squad to choose from, I still suspect, I'll get to the ground tomorrow and be completely bewildered by Davies team selection.
 

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After getting over wednesday's performance now my attention turns to tomorrow's game............ Ermmmm well where to start really.. honeslty my hand on heart feels like this could be a very very long night for the strikers as I can only see Chelsea just dictating from start to finish in this one

Only a performance 10 times better than Pompey will see us get anything at all out of tomorrow's game.. at least watching it its clearer to see who is having the better of it rather than just watchin football first and what have you... Lets just hope we bring out a fighting performance and at least give them a good game,

Durk's score prediction - 1-3 - however I want us to win I cant see us stopping Chelsea from scoring, however I think we will though!! :excited:
 
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