I asked CFC_Kris who runs the popular Chelsea blog FamousCFC.com a few questions about Sunday’s fixture and his club.
Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I currently live and work in Nottingham, between the two football grounds of the city (I can hear the roar of the crowd from my bedroom on match days). I went to university in Nottingham and have been here for 5 years now, traveling to the Bridge when I can and going to all the away games in the Midlands.
I have been writing about football and Chelsea for about three years, trying to educate the ignorant masses to not believe everything they read from a biased media.
How did you come to support Chelsea? How long have you been supporting them? What was the first match that you attended and what was the score?
Supporting Chelsea was not a conscious choice. My Dad has been a Chelsea fan since the late 60s and I have been brought up on Chelsea – they are all I have ever known.
I was seven when I saw my first game, standing in the Shed during the 1992-93 season against Norwich. The game itself lives long in the memory of every Chelsea fan of that era due to the relinquishing of a 2-0 lead. Chelsea collapsed with the aid of Dave Beasant, who let two goals slip through his fingers, almost throwing the ball into the net on one occasion.
From a position of unassailable strength Chelsea lost the game 3-2.
What do you think of Chelsea’s start to the season?
We have made an average start to the season, we have a renewed attacking strength and width, something that we have lacked in recent years.
We have played well against our two challenges so far of Arsenal and Manchester United but lost, we need to add some defensive steel if we are to challenge for the title.
What are your expectations for the season, what would make a good season?
I think my expectations are lower than Roman’s I think 2nd place and a cup competition would be a decent return, although if we can strengthen defensively I think we can win the league. Anything less and I think Roman may dispense of AVB, which would be a mistake he has made a great start to the season.
Liverpool Players Do You Admire/Hate the Least
I honestly believe that Chelsea have better players in every position, however Pepe Reina is a fantastic goalkeeper and a real asset to your team.
The rivalry with Liverpool is intense, are you confident of getting a result?
I think that although Kenny Dalglish has improved Liverpool, they are still two good players from a team that could challenge for the title, if we are tight defensiely I think we will win.