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Opposition Opinion - A Chelsea view

ooc.jpgNot the last Opposition Opinion, we will continue to bring them to you until all the clubs have been covered, but the last one before the start of the new season. We bring you the opinion of probably our closest rivals for this year..Chelsea..

FMU: How do you rate your last season?

bjd: Emotional! Considering what a mess we were in late Autumn it was a fantastic effort from the players.

Alan: Very good considering the upheaval with Jose and Avram coming in. When Jose left I remember saying that we'd be lucky to finish 4th and qualify for the Champions League. To actually get to the final and come within a post length of winning it was extraordinary.

FMU: Who was your star player?


Ricardo Carvalho

League stats 07/08:

Appearences: 21

Cleansheets: 12

Goals: 1

bjd: For me Carvalho. Though many on here will sayJoe Cole. But on here some people vote for Joe Cole as mom if he puts in a good cross!

Alan: Carvalho. He's been our best defender for the past two seasons and just oozes class. His posititioning and tackling is nearly always spot on.

What was your view on our own season?

bjd: Cant argue with the double you won. Though it couldve been very different of course. Best team won the League but not the CL.

Alan: A brilliant season for you obviously. You deserved to win the league, but I felt the CL Final could have gone either way.

FMU: Which player impressed you most from United?

bjd: Obviously it would be churlish not to say Ronaldo. Though despite being a despicable individual Evra always impresses me.

Alan: Ronaldo. However I was very impressed by Anderson. I remember watching the Man U v Arsenal FA Cup game in Jan/Feb and he looked a very classy player. Definitely one for the future.

FMU: How do you see this season going?

bjd: Hard to say. There are still a lot of changes to be made i think. Im sure it will be exciting and Big Phil looks great value already.Would like to get the title back but i think we will need a solid start we have some tough early games and Big Phil will still be finding his feet.

Alan: I'm very confident of what Scolari can achieve. He has inherited a very good squad, and if we add Robinho (maybe even Kaka!) then I think we'll be a force to be reckoned with next season. If you sell Ronaldo then I think it will weaken you, but if you bring in Berbatov then I think that will negate the impact of Ronaldo's departure. Rooney and Tevez aren't clinical enough to step up and fill the gap left by Ronaldo in my opinion, but Berbatov would bring some much needed strength in depth.

Is there any player you would like to see join or leave your club and why?

bjd: Leave ? Malouda. Join ? A decent striker. Anyone to play with/replace Drogs. Shevs legs have gone. Jury is out on Anelka and Pizarro is rubbish

Alan: I'd like to see us get rid off deadwood such as Malouda and Ben Haim, as they're not really needed. I'd love to see us sign a young and up and coming star and groom him to play an integral role in the first team. Failing that (most likely) I'd like us to sign Kaka or Robinho, and bring some flair to the team.

Thanks very much to everyone from the Shed End, in particular Loz, Bjd and Alan. For more opinions on these questions follow this link: The Shed End

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