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CHELSEA have already started organising their Premiership victory parade - but could end up with egg on their faces.

The league leaders are so confident of being the 'Special Ones' again they have been planning the open-top bus trip for months.

Chelsea representatives have already had two meetings with council leaders to discuss the parade route.

Club sources say the Blues have pencilled in two possible dates - May 14 and May 21 - with the later date set aside in case Jose Mourinho's team reach the FA Cup final in Cardiff.

Police have also been informed about the plans and transport chiefs have been warned bus routes will need to be redirected.

It is believed Chelsea began plotting the public celebration at Christmas, but their indifferent form and Manchester United's resurgence means they could yet be caught out.


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A club insider said: "The team has been so far ahead in the league all season that it made sense to organise things early.


"But there have been a few nervous faces around the club in recent weeks after the blip in form.


"Other clubs will see this as another example of Chelsea being arrogant, and they have a point.


"The word is, even if Chelsea don't win anything, Jose Mourinho will still want a parade through the streets."


Rob Mansfield, a spokesman for Hammersmith and Fulham Council, confirmed meetings with Chelsea had taken place.


He said: "We have already had two meetings with Chelsea to discuss the details of the parade. Basically they are saying it's going to happen, but a definite date will not be set until after the FA Cup semifinals. That way, Chelsea will know if it needs to be before or after the Cup Final."


Last season Mourinho predicted at Christmas that Chelsea would win the title at Bolton on April 30, which they did with a 2-0 victory.


This year he has already been caught out because at the start of February he targeted April 9 as the day for the Blues to lift the Premiership trophy again. At the time they were 15 points clear of Manchester United while Liverpool trailed them by 21.


Mourinho said: "We have the second Premiership in our hands, we cannot lose it. When we get eight wins, we will be champions."


But in the next match Chelsea travelled to Middlesbrough and lost 3-0, his worst result since taking charge of the club.


They have subsequently gone out of the Champions League and also lost 1-0 at Fulham.
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How arrogant is that? :rolleyes:
 

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Heheheh, RED BED, read now, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN', MAN UTD WILL NOT COME NEAR OF CATCHING CHELSEA. Buuuuuurrrrrrnnnnn.
 

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It's either he is a Chelsea fan or really, reallly wishes he were.

Cheersch
 

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It only makes sense to make provisional plans.

I am sure all clubs entering the home straight make this arrangements with the police.
 

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It is abit arrogant for chelsea to do that, im not saying united will catch chelsea, but still highly arrogant thing to start planning when you havent offically won the epl yet.
 

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lazyyzal05 said:
It is abit arrogant for chelsea to do that, im not saying united will catch chelsea, but still highly arrogant thing to start planning when you havent offically won the epl yet.
And its not like they've won the FA cup either.
 

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panicos said:
It only makes sense to make provisional plans.

I am sure all clubs entering the home straight make this arrangements with the police.
exactly

red bad - you are bloody sad, just admit it come on bord and we'll accept you, no need to deny anymore
 

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Red Bed said:
"The word is, even if Chelsea don't win anything, Jose Mourinho will still want a parade through the streets."
...they'd detour to Craven Cottage and throw some eggs.

I assume Paddy Power paid up on Chelsea many months ago? Or has that not happened yet?
 

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While it would be amusing if this parade becomes in vain, I think as most people who have been to Central London will appreciate that you can't just decide to have a parade in the middle of London at a week's notice because of all the road closures and other things to consider, so Chelsea were just planning ahead.
 

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While it would be amusing if this parade becomes in vain, I think as most people who have been to Central London will appreciate that you can't just decide to have a parade in the middle of London at a week's notice because of all the road closures and other things to consider, so Chelsea were just planning ahead.
Ah so all London clubs do this?
 

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cat said:
any idea whether arsenal have started planning their champs league parade?
There will always be prelimanary discussions with police about timescale.

You cannot just jump onto a bus and expect dozens of roads to be closed within a couple of minutes.

The Police force will have contingency plans which will be implemented when and if required.

The difference is no other club announces a victory parade before they have anything to parade.
 
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