Ahead of the impending release of Football Manager 22, I really want to do at least one post about the Chelsea save that I’ve been tweeting about on my Twitter (@JLAspey) for the last month and a half or so. I simply started tweeting about it during the summer holidays to give me something to do and a way to talk about my save with the people who still follow me for my FM content – something I know has been sporadic in revent years – but as time has gone on with this save, I’ve found my love and passion for this wonderful management simulation game we all play come flooding back, to the point where I’m more motivated to produce content for FM22 at release than I have been since maybe FM17. The save has also highlighted to me a lot of what I love about playing FM, and therefore why so many of the saves I’ve done since this blog’s heyday around FM15-17 have failed. As ridiculous as it sounds, I do think I’d forgotten what kind of saves I actually like playing on FM.
The save itself merely was a continuation of my Tottenham Hotspur stream save that I’d done on my Twitch channel DeekyPlays, however I’d simply resigned and holidayed, first getting the job at struggling Leicester City, before leaving and joining Chelsea. At that point in February 2023, Chelsea were sat in 11th. Poor Roman had been through so much in the past several years – 7th and 6th place finishes – that all he expected of me was a top-half finish. This wasn’t the Chelsea – and the Roman Abramovich – that you’ve come to know.Read More