asks Simon Thomas. Read about Chelsea v Arsenal in the Premier League 2005/06 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League. Managed by José Mourinho during his first season at the club, Chelsea won the Premier League title (their first league title in 50 years) and the League Cup. "What are the chances of some kind of contorted metaphor connecting the game to the upcoming electoral showdown (blue/reds, money/not-quite-so-much-money,)" inquires Thom Rath, who must be new here with expectations that high. Agreed. The 2004–05 season was Chelsea F.C. squawks Michael in Tokyo. The teams emerge from the tunnel to a rapturous reception and line up for the fancy Champions League music in front of banners bearing each team's crest.Well, it's a bit like dealing with a child or a puppy, Paul. "You do sound quite bitter Barry," writes Ruairi Johnston, who keeps massaging my ego by sending emails to the Guardian in which he complains about my rampant egotism. And while an emergency trip to the dentist numbed Steven Gerrard's first leg performance, his manager Rafael Benitez believes his skipper could hold all the aces tonight: "In my opinion Steve will be the key player for us," he mused. Against Middlesbrough you saw the kind of goal that he can score, and I am sure he will play well. "Are you going to do the final?" The 2005 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield in partnership with McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 83rd staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match contested by the reigning champions of the Premier League and the holders of the FA Cup.It was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 7 August 2005. "What it must be like to be you," writes Kevin Brady. "Unless I'm very much mistaken, tonight's ref Lubos Michel was in charge when Mourinho's Porto pulled off the remarkable feat of beating Celtic in Seville in the Euro Vase final while collectively spending more time prostrate on the deck than standing up. Surely, there is room for conjecture here?" It's just that where a child or a puppy is concerned, you don't get inundated with abusive emails from paranoid Scousers who think you're "bitter", just because you have the temerity to observe that Djimi Traore might be a bit hapless from time to time. "I'd rather have Shola Ameobi and Paddy Kluivert. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he can cope with the pressure of having to deliver … Chelsea took their summer spending spree to nearly £200 million with the signing of German international Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal on Friday.... more » … "Otherwise, what effect will the result have on the pre-electoral mood of the masses? Do you get therapy?". The 2005–06 season was the 108th season of competitive football played by Arsenal.It was the final season in which home matches were played at the club's Highbury stadium after 93 years; Arsenal intended to move to its new 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium in time for the following season. I've sat through all your Big Cup minute-by-minutes and I've got used to the lack of information. You're incidental." "£30 million for Drogba and Kezman?!!" "Why don't you let it go and concentrate on the game rather than your ego. Ouch! "Is it fought over at Guardian Towers a la Motson v Davies? I'd love to help you out there Thom, but I'm just incidental. Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez sends out his predicted side, with Milan Baros up front and Dietmar Hamann making his first start in six weeks, coming in for the suspended Xabi Alonso. "Hyypia and company have done their job at the back, but are hardly bring pressed. Drogba is a waster and Mourhino would be advised to get him off." Photograph: PA. 's 91st competitive season, 13th consecutive season in the Premier League and 99th year as a club. That's the topic of interest to the rest of us. If they do something to earn praise, you dish it out. Well, maybe not. ".Liverpool: same time, same place, next year? We'll go back to London as heroes independent of the result," he deadpanned, as the sound of eyes rolling skywards was drowned out by sniggering at the back of the press-room.Despite being a mere 33 points behind Chelsea in the Premiership, Liverpool go into tonight's second leg enjoying the slenderest of advantages after last week's 0-0 snoozer at Stamford Bridge. "The bloomin Mickey Mousers are going to be absolutely intolerable if they win this," writes Nick Sunley. Let's talk about the topic of interest to Ruairi Johnston instead ..."Barry, on behalf of those who dont buy into all the Liverpool 'great club' rubbish, can you please carry on being bitter," asks Ben Fitzpatrick in New York. ".For the 90 minutes, the bookies have Chelsea priced up as 11-10 favourites, with Liverpool available at 12-5, while the draw is 11-5. ... Liverpool are in the final of the 2005 Champions League and good luck to them - … Shame it was only how to make panic substitutions though. He knows how important the game is for the club. "He can change a game. Chelsea have Arjen Robben on the bench, still not fully over his ankle injury, but Damien Duff's hamstring injury means he won't get a look-in tonight.Geremi comes in at full-back in place of Glen Johnson from the goalless first leg.To read the minute-by-minute report from the first leg, click.Newly-crowned league champions Chelsea roll into Anfield for tonight's Champions League semi-final wheeze with their manager Jose Mourinho telling anyone who'll listen that his players are the business no matter what happens: "I think the pressure is on Liverpool. Chelsea: Ricardo Carvalho and William Gallas from Chelsea. Sounds like Mourinho learnt something other than a bit of English from Bobby Robson after all. "Abused by everyone as a (insert team name)-hater and only loved by a 300-pound stalker called Paula Willow in Russia. ".And finally, some actual match analysis: "Apart from the initial flurry, there is little to credit Liverpool with tonight," writes Stephen in Toronto. I'm sticking with you mind. He's not wrong. This does not bode well," writes Greig Aitken.Anfield is wedged tonight and Liverpool's fans are taking their role as 12th man seriously, instilling a spot of pre-match terror into their opponents by belting out a crowd-pleaser from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. If they don't deserve praise, you don't give them any.