Will Chelsea’s Steve Walsh be a winner or a loser?

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Jess Carter and Magdalena Eriksson are huge Chelsea FC stars. Having played for Chelsea for more than ten years, they’re both winners – and that’s a big part of the conversation.

Maggie Burgoyne-Dowling is the presenter of BBC Sport Europe’s “Future Leaders” programme.

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Chelsea take on Liverpool tomorrow. Is it time for the beleaguered fans to put up or shut up? Or are things too mixed?

We talk to Jess Carter and Magdalena Eriksson

Following the protests against the police treatment of footballers and players in general, Chelsea and other clubs have played it safe. Chelsea have not suspended any player.

But at the end of the year, when speculation begins to centre on the players who are most likely to leave, their futures will be less secure. There are precedents for it.

Last year Leyton Orient suspended midfielder Ronnie Henry after he knelt down during a match against Tottenham, which resulted in widespread criticism.

The issue is dividing opinion in England and abroad. The Guardian newspaper published a “spin armchair view” of supporters’ opinions on whether it was OK to take a knee.

The Guardian’s “spin armchair view” of supporters’ opinions on whether it was OK to take a knee

Domino’s in New York was inundated with pro-knee calling and sales rocketed in July. Pop star Katy Perry started a #GetKneeReady campaign urging people to join in on the protest. It is among the front pages of Time Magazine, U.S. news channels and many politicians and footballers have spoken out.

Would YOU take a knee?

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