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21 Jan 2019 20:31:49
All three domino deals will become official tomorrow! #Higuain #Morata #Piatek.

Im excited with the arrival of Higuain. I really hope we sign Parades too. These two players are loyal servants of Sarri who have played under him at Napoli and Empoli respectively.

Sarri needs more loyalty on the pitch from his players. I suspect we have bad eggs in the team and these transfers will go along way in eradicating the issue. They should be able to promote his tactics and hopefully it rubs off on the others too. Something needs to change for the good of the club though.

Its no coincidence Sarri's predecessors suffered from player power too which led to their downfall.

But with new signings i think we will be fine. I am glad the club are backing sarri and making the requested transfers. I don't think the others in the squad will demotivate big players. I don't agree with Sarri there his obviously frustrated.

Any guess at the bad eggs in the team guys?

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21 Jan 2019 20:59:51
I think Willian and Alonso definitely. Hazard and Luiz maybe. Rüdiger, Azpi, Kanté and Pedro all seem proper professionals in my eyes but could be wrong. Kepa has a very good attitude also he’s like a breath of fresh air compared to Courtois.

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21 Jan 2019 21:07:35
As I’ve said in a previous post, we have now had three managers saying similar things, maybe its best to look at the players who have played under those three managers!

This is only a theory!

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22 Jan 2019 00:14:53
He's been a great player for us, but all three times, this "player power" appears when Hazard gets frustrated. JM values result over his fitness and demands defensive work, Conte plays him false 9, Sarri plays him false 9.

I'm not suggesting, if player power exists here, that it's only him, but it could be a very good place to start.

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22 Jan 2019 07:53:15
I have to agree with the suggestions, Hazard, Willian and Alonso seem to be the ones for me. Courtois was a major player in this all in the past.

I love Hazard for what he does on the pitch but my patience with him is running so thin when he speaks to the press. let's be honest, his been at the club for the past 6-7 years and you would expect professionalism when he opens his mouth but his calling out Madrid each time indirectly. He needs to be patient and stop talking and let nature take its course. If Madrid want him then they will have him for the right price. Its simple.

Personally, Hazard has been great for us and the premier league but if he leaves at the end of the season then that isn't the end of Chelsea. It will be a blow of course. However, the club is bigger than each individual and it will give the platform for other younger players to shine. Plus it would mean the end of another era. The board have tried and continue to do so with him but they have been good in all of this so credit where uts due. If he doesn't want to sign a new contract then we should look to move on quickly though and look for his replacement.

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22 Jan 2019 08:31:16
I’m not sure it is in any way relevant but I think there are four players who have been at Chelsea with the last three managers. Willian, Pedro, Azpilicueta and Hazard.

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22 Jan 2019 10:22:28
I can't imagine Azpi not playing well for any manager. He's too professional and constant.

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22 Jan 2019 12:59:16
Totally agree re player power. It’s important we back the right manager to deal with this. Hopefully Sarri is the man. If not we’re buggared 😅.

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21 Jan 2019 00:12:37
Everyone is saying we should replace Hazard (if he leaves) with Griezmann. Griezmann earns £350,000/ week after tax so. I don’t think the club would match that.
I understand the desire of posters wanting to replace players they feel aren’t up to par but the expectations of some are ridiculous.

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21 Jan 2019 08:31:58
Greizman a striker / CF, hazard a winger, if hazard goes we need a winger / wide forward,

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21 Jan 2019 11:08:55
And why would Griezmann come to Chelsea - a team sinking into mid-table obscurity?

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21 Jan 2019 11:40:58
Don’t see us mid-table! Very strange “supporter” aren’t you MDW?

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21 Jan 2019 15:00:22
CFCAdam, unlike some, I deal in reality - would you seriously consider us 'on the up'? We're losing Hazard and CHO seems determined to leave which leaves us with an ageing side; we are replacing Morata with Higuain - a massive gamble in playing terms and financially; we have seen little real investment in the team since Fabregas and Costa; we have employed an ageing manager who has never won anything in football and who plays our 2 best players out of position. Would any of this entice Griezmann to join us?

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21 Jan 2019 15:26:00
mid table hahahaha.

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21 Jan 2019 16:27:03
in reality. really?!

4th in the league, still in all comps. Not bad in my eyes. Mid-Table finish - Never. Top 4 - yep, united will have a blip. Arsenal too inconsistent to finish top 4.

No investment - Whattt! We spent £57m on Jorginho - who may still be a success. £71m on a potentially world class Keeper. Yet no investment? We've offered Hazard THE biggest contract in the history of the club, not our fault if he wants to go elsewhere. We've (supposedly) offered CHO the biggest contract for an 18 year old, who let's be honest hasn't yet achieved anything in football, but we've offered it to him. We've tied Kante down to a new contract. that's investment too. We've just signed one of the most up and coming talents in Europe in Pulisic, but stupidly let him stay at Dortmund.

Sarri will come good if the players back him, i think the club will and cannot see him going anywhere for 2 years at least. I think you forget that no other club in Italy won anything apart from a very good Juventus side, but his Napoli side pushed them hard.

Formation is down to Sarri yes, that i agree with and hopefully he's not too stubborn to change it. But only a few weeks back we beat City at home, where has that passion gone as the tactics where the same! Also, Kante scored that night and again against Palace and people weren't moaning then. We should have beat Spurs last week but due to lack of a striker - we spent big on Morata, who turns out is a bit of a wimp and not suited to Prem - hardly Sarri's fault. Higuain could be the man we need, scored goals wherever he's gone. The Milan side he's currently in is a poor attacking side, not his fault in the lack of goals.

Have faith man, everyone was raving at start of season, with how we had started etc. Just a dip in form, like we have every season.

Keep the faith.

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21 Jan 2019 16:37:39
Good points Adam.

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21 Jan 2019 22:38:38
Mdw, there's no coming back from Adams post well said adam.

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22 Jan 2019 12:57:22
i don't see higuian missong all the chances morata has in last 12 months and i also don't see him getting disposessed every time he has possession cause he's strong an sturdy and not a big baby like morata throwing himself to the ground every oppertunity an moaning to the refs and let's be honest just looking like an absoloute ejit. shame it didn't work out i liked him bit he's just not mentally strong for pl or physically for that matter.

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20 Jan 2019 23:03:30
CHELSEA are set to beat Manchester City to the signing of Barcelona ace Ilaix Moriba.


another youngster who won't get a chance . if he was to sign.

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20 Jan 2019 23:06:57
Oh my god do one stupid post welcome iliax.

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20 Jan 2019 22:38:45
Need a massive overhaul within the team. Really make a statement and put out trust in Sarri
Ins:
Icardi (after Higuain Loan spell)
Pulisic
Paredes
Fekir/ Isco/ CAM
New cb?

Outs:
Willian
Pedro
Barkley
Zappa
Cahill
Drinkwater

Alonso and Azpi don’t need to be sold but need to be replace or at least rotated. Reece James and Emerson deserve a chance.
Jorginho in my opinion should be sold but that obviously won’t happen. I want 2 defensive midfielders of Kante and Paredes with and attacking midfielder (Fekir/ Isco) begind the striker hit that most likely won’t happen especially as we bought Jorginhos for £57million.
Willian is a liability and Pedro is getting on a bit. Have hazard and Odoi as our wingers with pulisic as a rotation with RLC if we desperately need another winger (or play Fekir/ Isco our wide)
Icardi up top. I don’t care what we pay, we need a quality number 9.

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21 Jan 2019 11:15:28
Outs plus: Moses, Alonso, Hazard, Morata, Giroud, Jorginho, Green, Zouma, Kenedy, Batshuiyi, (and all others 0ver-23 out on-loan) - a complete clear-out of the deadwood (plus Hazard who doesn't want to be here).

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21 Jan 2019 15:34:00
Jorhinho won’t leave I personally do t want him but he won’t even be dropped let alone sold.

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20 Jan 2019 22:34:00
4231 would be perfect to resort back to
• new fullbacks or at least rotate James when he’s back and although I do like Alonso I do honestly believe we should give Emerson a chance to try spark something new
• 2 defensive midfielders of Kante and Paredes as Kante is being wasted as a box to box midfielder and I’m getting tired of the commentators mentioning it every game lol
• attacking midfielder is sign Fekir or Isco but both are unlikely. We should aim for someone who is direct and creative to sit behind the striker. Of course Hazard would do the job too but I’d prefer him on the left
• left wing hazard and right Hudson Odoi wig Pulisic rotating with them next season. I love Pedro and how he gives everything and how direct he is but Hudson Odoi is young and offers so much more potential. Willian on the other hand, I dislike very much. Get him out as soon as possible
• finally the striker, I Hope Higuain bangs in some goals as we really lack a no. 9 however next year I’d love to see us make a statement and sign Icardi or someone big although I do fear he may struggle n the prem.
Never the less, we need a change. Sarri is too stubborn to change our formation and change his tactics. Alonso Willian and Jorginho will start every week, Kante will stay upfront, Barkley will replace Kovacic in the 60/ 70th minute. It’s all the same. I hope he changes it.

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20 Jan 2019 21:23:10
Ed0333 is Coutinho the person you may have been hinting at last night? Just trying to get something out of you to be honest lol.

{Ed0333's Note - one of the players I’ve heard about is Marcus Bent. No Seriusly mate I can’t say in case it doesn’t come to fruition. Then I’ll be abused for centuries on here. I’m not an ITK in any way shape or form I leave that to Ed’s 002 and it would be remiss of me to say anything because of my lack of knowledge in transfers. Like everyone I hear rumours within football circles and sometimes there legit and sometimes there baloney but I’d never feel comfortable enough to share because of the of the authenticity of the information. It would be unfair to do that to the good folk on these pages.

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20 Jan 2019 22:20:55
Fair enough mate. Marcus Bent was last seen being a coke pusher and in Guildford court lol. Hope it’s not him 🤣.

{Ed0333's Note - yes but he will get you ‘higher’ up the table...See what I did there? I’m available for weddings and bahmitvahs just contact my agent on 0208.....

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20 Jan 2019 22:43:18
Haha very good. 🤪. But Stick to this tho yeah! 😉.

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20 Jan 2019 23:26:12
Actually Marcus bent with his Zimmer frame might be better than Morata at the moment.

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20 Jan 2019 00:24:02
big rumours of coutinho coming wow that would be quiet a statement.

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20 Jan 2019 15:00:23
As much as I’d be absolutely over the moon with that I think there’s a bigger chance of us winning the league than that happening.

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20 Jan 2019 15:06:02
Can’t see truth to it, but I’d be over the moon with that.

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20 Jan 2019 20:13:21
Betting odds don't suggest there's much in this in terms of transfer this window, would have to be a very well kept secret for odds not to be suggesting possibility. unless this is about the summer?

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20 Jan 2019 21:06:31
yeah but hey we have to dream lads.

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20 Jan 2019 21:23:44
Betting odds - lol. Never listen to what they say. It’s a corrupt market.

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19 jan 2019 21:57:05
Have faith guys. We will turn this around. Need a good transfer window now. It is very important.

Its clear the players ain't playing to Sarri's philosophy yet. He was shouting at them to press but obviously they weren't doing it.

Stay positive.

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19 Jan 2019 23:21:27
He needs to find a way to add some spine into the team. Without RLC, I don't know where that comes from? Barkley instead of Kovacic? CHO instead of Pedro / Willian? Ampadu in midfield?

At the moment, the only two players with some Welly are Luiz and Rudi. Even Hazard just looks frustrated, but he's not yelling at team mates and leading.

Hopefully Higuain can help the cause, even if it's just his experience and winner's mentality.

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20 Jan 2019 00:09:16
Press what to Kepa we only go in reverse slow boring football don’t think Sarri knows what to do been the same tempo slow football for weeks.

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20 Jan 2019 06:56:08
Thank goodness, besides Sarri being so predictable, Sarri himself has started seeing that the players are difficult to motivate (which is his fault- not the players) . If I may ask why will the players go out of their skin to play when they know Sarri will stick with them even when they aren't putting in good performances- my point is Alonso will keep playing like rubbish cos Sarri will never start Emerson; Jorginho feels he doesn't have a replacement and clearly has no room for improvement; Willian knows he will definitely start no matter of how bad he plays (meanwhile there's a Hudson Odoi that could be more productive in some days) . Sarri's way of sticking with one player forever even when their back-ups are doing better makes no sense. There's no competition in the team.

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20 Jan 2019 08:31:50
It will all change guys, patience needed even though its gone and wearing thin with many on here. Sarri is obviously frustrated and so are many fans are too.

However, new additions will help the spine of the team because these are all sarri's requests. The board are backing the manager which is great.

I think its fair to criticise the manager with his team selection and late substitutions yestersay but wanting him out so soon is overkill. He needs a proper chance with new signings. If he wanted the team to play like they did yesterday then he doesn't get so angry after the match. Even duting the match he was exploding at our players not pressing.

The players we have are very hard to motivate and i do agree with him here. Afterall these players have a tendency perform when they want. Look at our stats, we finish 1st, then 10th, then 1st, then 5th and now 4th after starting so brilliantly. Same core of players who are aging too. Also remember we don't have a proper striker.

Yes i agree i with frustrations of CHO and Emerson not playing but obviously Sarri doesn't seem to trust them. RLC is being missed so much.

Sarri is a quality manager, he has proven that at Napoli. I have faith that with new addtions we will see the Chelsea that we all want to, attcaking and fluid. However, if we don't after sometime and a fair chance then yes its fair to want a change. But calling for sack now is silly, we are known as the club who don't back their manager and that stigma must go if we are to fix the mentalities of the players.

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20 Jan 2019 11:55:25
CFCShak, I really do respect your opinion a a lot but Sarri is so stubborn, stereotyped and predictable; these are undesirable and unproductive traits in the EPL. The is the league that doesn't give gifts, the league where the best managers are reduced to nothing. At the moment all we can do is pray cos one can't bank on Higuain.
Besides all the Sarri talk, the Chelsea board should strengthened themselves to spend big cos a lot of our players are past their good days esp if the club wants to win laurels.

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20 Jan 2019 22:33:03
If sarris sticks with 1 player for every position how do you the others are playing better makes no sense.

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21 Jan 2019 08:01:31
ADL said same thing about Sarri- not wanting to rotate and sticking with one player for one position (ignoring backups), and I think he was right. I feel it wouldn't have been much of a problem if Sarri is sticking with an exceptional group of players that are young like in Liverpool or Mancity. My point is what will our fate (future) be like as Pedro and Willian (who are in their 30s) are the ones Sarri's decided to stick with, then think of how good they will be next season in a fast league like the EPL as their age increases? Now imagine how good Mancity or liverpool's core players like Sane, Sterling, Salah (in their early 20s) etc will be next season as they grow into their prime- This is part of the reason why the club needs to start thinking of spending on younger exceptional players (or start giving players like Hudson Odoi and Ampadu a big chance to play) . At this rate, I pray it doesn't take us another 3 years before we win the league again.

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19 Jan 2019 22:00:14
I haven't posted on here for a long time, I thought it was a bit of negatively, I didn't want to get Involved in, each person's opinion to there own though, I'm speaking for myself when I say I'm over the moon delighted with how the season has gone, I think our general play is awesome, I really enjoy the short technical passing game, I enjoy bossing games and playing attacking.

I judge players on touch technique, and vision, more so than pace and power, it's just personal preference, I loved watching the Barcelona team under pep, when most of my mates would say it's boring.

I've seen a lot of criticism of our lack of goals from midfield, I don't agree with the criticism, the way we now play football is different, so take the great Barcelona team that had xavi, inesta, and busquets in midfield, those 3 would orchestrate, they struggled to score more than 10 goals between them when they were winning trebles, and scoring 130 goals a season, same with assists, them 3 wouldn't get many assists as expected, exactly the same as Madrid, with modric, kroos and casmero, low goals low assists, same as Bayern who don't have high scoring midfielders, same as us, this is the style we now play, the big difference is the 3 forwards were getting 100 goals between them every season, that's our big problem.

I've seen stats latley that say we have created the second most chances in the league this season, second by about 20 to city, and that we have hit the woodwork, 15 times this season the most by any side, take into consideration that the manager had no real preseason, and Liverpool, city and spurs have built there teams over 3-5 years, I'm very excited about the future, we are only 2/ 3 players from a serious title chalange, but 1 has to be a goal scorer.

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20 Jan 2019 12:15:22
Hitting wood work 15 times doesn’t get you points, ., well it does 0 points and comparing us to the Barcelona team is terrible we don’t play anything like them and what is this attacking football you speak of, we’re out dated predictable and playing people out of position they are best at and hazard along with Kante in there best position there’s no better.

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20 Jan 2019 22:55:02
Cat, A-men, I read this site pretty much every day but rarely post due to the negativity, the fickleness nature of some on here is ridiculous, I’m always positive because for so long of my formative years we were second best. Ever since Roman arrived I’ve been lucky enough to witness some great moments and I have never been as optimistic about the club as I am at the moment.

Prior to his appointment I was staunchly anti-Sarri (due to his history of racism and homophobia) but I have been nothing but impressed by both his football and statesmanly nature, even the chewing fag butts!

I think the problem is that people on here generally don’t understand how a Sarri team is intended to play. Jorginho operates as a regista - a deep lying playmaker if you will, now this is completely missed by the press - the argument seems to be that he isn’t scoring or assisting enough but he isn’t David Silva and nor is he meant to be. The regista position exists to dictate tempo, Jorginho is key because he acts as a sieve for the defensive passage of play, he has created an abundance of chances despite his lack of assists and goals.

The general misunderstanding of Kantes position is because he’s operating as a Mezzala - as is Kovacic, a high pressing box to box midfielder Kante is the equivalent of Allan at Napoli, he’s doing everything he was doing before except HIGHER up the pitch - how can that be anything but positive? The issue in the midfield really lies on the reliance on Kovacic, unlike Hamsik from what I’ve seen so far Kovacic/ Barkley/ RLC none really offer the intensity required for this position, Kovacic is growing there week by week and I think Ross will get there but this is the midfield issue, not Jorginho or Kante.

Hazard playing as a trequartista could still come good, I tend to believe he could be amazing if we had a second Mezzala like Coutinho or Fekir to be that Hamsik to his Mertens. I’m excited for Higuain to arrive and would still like a left back but I’m always excited whoever we sign, one of the few posts I’ve ever made on here was being excited about Pato and look at how that worked out. My point is Cat thank you for your positivity and I’ll join ya in a toast to a positive looking future!

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19 Jan 2019 14:09:59
Hey lads, obviously everyone on here knows I don’t have contacts and have never claimed to but like during the bakayoko transfer as I know a good friend of his who told be he’ll be coming to Chelsea and I shared just thought I’d share also that Fekir is thought to be the player we’d be after to replace Eden if he leaves.

Hope Eden stays and we still go for Fekir which could happen too? Just thought I’d share.

Cheers and looking forward to the big game this evening.

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19 Jan 2019 14:52:50
Fekir IMO can play left but is more of attacking midfielder, not an out and out winger, seems odd replacement, insigne would be best hazard replacement.

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19 Jan 2019 15:51:30
Well Mart for our national team Fekir does play wide, but yeah he is more effective in a 10 role and it is his preferred role probably why he isn’t as effective in the national team.

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19 Jan 2019 17:02:43
fekir would have the bit of creativity and magic we need and of course had a few goals in hin.

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