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This is the least enjoyable game of the season. We aren't terrible or anything, it's just not particularly enjoyable. Feels a bit like when we were lower League and drawing a big club in the cup.
I very much enjoyed the last half an hour
 

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Commentator put it perfectly, pride without the points, battered them second half and i dont know how we havnt got atleast a draw. Unlucky lads
 

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Chelsea are very good and they know how to manage a difficult game. Considerable bad luck for Bees but they've shown they can compete with anyone.
 

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Well, we lost. They had one shot on target and won. Despite all our pressure in the final 30 minutes, they kept us out. That is the premier league.

But we have just laid siege to the European Champions' goal for much of the second half, having something like 14 attempts on goal in the 2nd half. Just let that sink in for a moment.

Chelsea were very lucky to get away with 3 points.
 

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How did we not get something from that 2nd half performance? A real kicker. Didn't expect anything pre-game but cant believe I'm feeling like we did more than enough win.. very harsh but very encouraging.
 

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I don't know of it's been said earlier on the thread but that penalty appeal when Toney was hit across the neck but denied cos of offside, I swear there was a Chelsea player on the far side in left back spot playiing him on. Never saw a second replay though.

Loved the end of that match and Mendys reaction said it all.
 

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I don't know of it's been said earlier on the thread but that penalty appeal when Toney was hit across the neck but denied cos of offside, I swear there was a Chelsea player on the far side in left back spot playiing him on. Never saw a second replay though.

Loved the end of that match and Mendys reaction said it all.
Spot on - it was not offside!
 

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I don't know of it's been said earlier on the thread but that penalty appeal when Toney was hit across the neck but denied cos of offside, I swear there was a Chelsea player on the far side in left back spot playiing him on. Never saw a second replay though.

Loved the end of that match and Mendys reaction said it all.

mentioned it a couple of posts above yours.
He wasn’t offside by, in my opinion, a fair bit.
 

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Wonderful last 30 minutes. Referee a disgrace. Their keeper mom. We deserved a point but can take massive encouragement against the 12 men of Chelsea.
 

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Well no points, but we just battered the champions of Europe and were very unlucky not to get at least a point. They had one shot on target all match. We had a penalty not awarded for an offside that wasn't. We hit the woodwork twice and their man of the match was their keeper who pulled off at least three blindingly good saves.

As I said, no points, but lots to be proud about.

You reds!
 

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Massive credit to TF for his bold second half substitutions, which very nearly worked. Match total of 17 shots to their 5 and we hit the post twice. Amazing saves by Mendy to keep them in the game by the skin of their teeth. It’s an old cliché, but we’ll play worse than this and win. Very proud of all the lads tonight.
 

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I don't know of it's been said earlier on the thread but that penalty appeal when Toney was hit across the neck but denied cos of offside, I swear there was a Chelsea player on the far side in left back spot playiing him on. Never saw a second replay though.

I think this exact scenario is why they tell linesmen to delay the flag until a sequence plays out. If he’d delayed the flag until Toney touched the ball then the penalty can be awarded and VAR show it as clearly on sides.

linesman totally blew it.
 

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last 30 mins was outstanding.. Chelsea were struggling and a brave Mendy pulled out some world class saves.. incredible fair play to him. Anthony Taylor over-compensated for his previous Chelsea games by giving them a lot. Proud of our boys and we can take a lot out of that..
 
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