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Coleman:Lets get stuck in to Chelsea

Coleman:Lets get stuck in to Chelsea

Fulham manager Chris Coleman believes Chelsea are there to be taken and warned that his side will try to rough them up in their own back yard.
He als thinks Chelsea are vulnerable without John Terry and Petr Cech. And with Ricardo Carvalho and Didier Drogba one yellow card from a suspension, Fulham are planning an aggressive onslaught at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Coleman said: 'We will be going at them with lots of pace and lots of contact.

'We won`t be sitting back, I promise. We`ve got to put the pressure on them.

'We`ve got to get stuck in, get in amongst them, take the game to them. A year or 18 months ago Chelsea would go 1-0 up and it would be all over. Now it`s a bit different. Any team would miss John Terry.'

Coleman had no time for Jose Mourinho`s complaint about being short of players as he feels that the multi million pound bench that Chelsea have every week should be able to cope, adding: 'He`s got his own problems, I think he`s down to his last 30 players.'

Chelsea will be relieved that Fulham battering ram Heidar Helguson is suspended, otherwise the visitors would have instigated a full-on examination of a defence who have started leaking goals.

Coleman added: 'We`ve got to change it a bit with Collins John but we`ll still be going right at them. If it means we win, I`m not worried.'

Chelsea`s 2-0 win at Craven Cottage earlier in the season still rankles with Coleman, whose team more than held their own before succumbing to a late burst.

But he did beat them at home last season and always makes it difficult for Mourinho`s side.

Coleman has admitted his interest in Roma striker Vincenza Montella, with a view to taking him on loan, saying: 'He is somebody we like and a player I`ve watched but we have to respect Roma`s wishes and can`t comment further.'

American winger Clint Dempsey will sign for Fulham if they persuade a tribunal his lack of caps for the U.S. should not impede the move.



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Date:Saturday December 30 2006
Time: 5:31AM

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They could be vulnerable at the moment, any more yellow cards and they could have some suspensions looming and perhaps that will make them a tad light on the hard tackling etc, yet again they could slaughter us anyway, but we thought that last year ....lol [Edited by El Berro]
Cravens
30/12/2006 05:40:00
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I have a good feeling about today and will place a bet on Fulham to win 2-1, you never know!!!
sammy.luke
30/12/2006 06:23:00
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I would'nt put money on this one (baaaa humbug) Chelsea can be dangerous anyway!!! their bench is worth more than our team so what is Mourinho whinging about, he should experience some of Colemans headaches, Coleman has proved that he is a far better manager by coping with a 'bare bones' squad and still having a reasonable season so far, Mourinho has spent multi millions yet still can't get it right!!!!....lol
squeaky
30/12/2006 06:29:00
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Yes but he is the 'special one' , and we know because he tells everyone at every oportunity that he gets!!!!!.....muppet!!
sammy.luke
30/12/2006 06:31:00
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It's the 'chosen one' is'nt it? whatever, he's a numpty!!!
Marcos57
30/12/2006 06:41:00
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I se the Clint Dempsey thing has reared up again!!
Marcos57
30/12/2006 06:43:00
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Morinho is blaming all of the losses and draws at the moment on injuries. Well, what about Drogba, Robben, Lampard, Shevshenko etc, etc. They are all fit and scoring so (and they are such good players, that if an injury come along, they can put a better player in his place), so I don't know how he can moan about all of this. For Fncks sake, their subs bench is worth about two times as much as our starting line-up, so it was a fantastic result for us, and we should continue through the season on this form, and we will be looking at UEFA cup football next season.
squeaky
01/01/2007 13:05:00
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Drawing with Chelscum and then drawing with Watford, oh yeah, great form!!!!!! LOL
sammy.luke
02/01/2007 10:20:00
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