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Spot on article. I am a Chelsea fan and can sympathize with the manager. For the past few years the media have rightly had concerns about the Chelsea squads age. Yet we have kept faith with the old guard, and it did reap some rewards. However, with age naturally it becomes harder for the players to have the same influence that they used to. All the players have a part to play but it is now a case of understanding that the needs of the club is greater than the individual. Lamps, Didier and to a much smaller extent JT cannot expect to play every game but should instead understand that CHelsea do need to rebuild and that the manager needs to be able to help develop our next breed of stars. That isnt to say that they havent got a part to play, both on and off the pitch. These guys can influence on the pitch but i think it is much more impoirtant for them to help develop our youth rather than concerning themeselves if they are on the teamsheet every week. Look at Scholes, Giggs, and Henry. They realise that they cant play every game but their influence on the dressing room and the development of youngsters is a massive part of their game.
Give the manager some support.

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