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23 Jun 2018 11:41:33
Whether we bring in established players or give our young players a chance next season - will depend on a lot of factors:

* Does Chelsea see winning the EPL as top most priority next season? If Chelsea does, then they will have to bring in strong established players and that would limit giving the young players like Odoi, Mount, J. DaSilva etc. decent playing time to develop. Truth is Chelsea has to see winning the EPL as a priority for next season.

* Consider the fact that a new ambitious manager that wants to win trophies cos he hasn't got a lot in his cabinet (most likely Sarri) will come in for next season. He will wanna win silverware; which will mean- bringing in trusted and established players- again this will limit the chance of our young players.

* Some of our best players whose contracts are running down like Hazard and Courtois are demanding that the club show more ambition in the transfer window before they can commit long term.

* We simply have to qualify for the UCL next season cos the longer we stay out of the UCL- the more difficult it will take us to get back in and we will tend to loosing quality players (that will seek Champions league football elsewhere) ; and will negatively affect our ability to attract better players.

As much as i want our young players like Hudson Odoi, Mount etc. given a chance, I think they should go on loan. I see very few players like- Loftus Cheek, Batshuayi and Kenedy (he might be sold or loaned out again) making it into the Chelsea squad for next season.

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23 Jun 2018 14:42:19
Target should always be winning league, minimum target is top 4, big teams shouldn’t start campaign not thinking they can’t win the league. May not be a realistic target but should be target, imo.

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22 Jun 2018 00:19:53
Sarri, Rugani and Serri should be the first 3 through the door, not bad if that gets us off the mark.

Rugani is a future Italy national team starter. He would be an excellent addition, only 23 and will make competition for spaces very interesting competing with Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill and Luiz (if the latter isn't sold) for the CB position.

Serri will be quality, a great addition if it happens. Tbh we also have RLC who we can consider as a 40-50mil signing. These two alongside Kante will be a force. Not to forget great competition for spaces if we consider that we have Barkley, Bakayoko (who will come good), Fabregas and Drinkwater. The latter probably be sold leaving us with 6 CM's.

Main areas of concern for us are in attack. We definitely need replacements for Pedro and perhaps Willian if sold. Need a better no.9 to compete with Morata. Giroud remains a great addition from the bench.

Courtois (I think he will stay) .
Azpi Rudiger Rugani Emerson
Kante, Serri, RLC
Hazard, Willian, Morata.

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22 Jun 2018 08:08:20
We need someone that creative n capable of assissting somewhat 20 or above figure alongside kante-seri or kante-RLC.


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22 Jun 2018 08:16:13
Hudsoi adoi must come in for willian in the second half of each game. He is our ousmane dembele if we give him chances. If not, someone will sell him cheap n then become same case of salah n de bruyne n lukaku.

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22 Jun 2018 08:33:12
I have to agree mate, Hudson Odoi needs his breakthrough season.

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22 Jun 2018 09:25:21
I think signing Grealish would be a big mistake, Mount will become a better player and I'd definitely look to keep him around the first team this season.

For now I'd actually like to see how a midfield three of Kante, Loftus-Cheek and Barkley would look; especially against teams who would sit back and we'd have to break down. Have Bakayoko there for when a more defensive/ physical setup is required.

A central midfield squad of Kante, Bakayoko, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Mount and maybe one other would be very good in my opinion.

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22 Jun 2018 12:24:22
If we are going to sign him will people please realise it’s Seri and not Serri? Unbelievable.

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22 Jun 2018 14:25:57
Alright mate. Didn't think you would be so passionate about him being called Seri or Serri? Im sure youve heard of a phone typo given that neither is in the dictionary.

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23 Jun 2018 11:40:49
are people really on about chelsea fc signing jack grealish😂 we have enough average players in our squad thanks. plus rlc is probably 10 times the player.

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21 Jun 2018 12:29:09
Sky Italy - Inter Milan has begun talks for Zapacosta.

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21 Jun 2018 12:21:01
zapacosta out the gap could this be the start of an exodus of average players from the club? drinkwater next please and pedro and fabregas👌👌.

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21 Jun 2018 15:56:55
Zappacosta, Pedro, Drinkwater to start maybe Fabregas, Willian to follow and Courtois and Morata I’d they want to leave.

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22 Jun 2018 10:55:56
Pedro Drinkwater zappacosta, then Luiz and maybe Cahill depending on who we bring in, followed by Fabregas and Willian if he wants to leave and then Morata if we find a replacement.

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22 Jun 2018 14:10:46
agree on all bakayoko 2.

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20 Jun 2018 00:54:54
Sarri wants D. Mertens at Chelsea but Chelsea hierarchy unlikely to agree.

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20 Jun 2018 03:54:55
If Willian and Pedro leave I’d happily take Mertens as a squad player if we need a goal. But we need to bring Bailey in as the other replacement to start.

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20 Jun 2018 10:55:47
agree with above post!

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20 Jun 2018 16:26:50
If Willian and Pedro leave we'll likely get a Bailey or a Malcom as a starting RW. I'd then rather Hudson-Odoi be our backup winger over Mertens. May only be 17 but he's good enough to feature in this team. I'd much rather keep him around, play him in the Domestic cup games and the early stages of Europa whilst learning from the likes of Hazard and Sarri than send him on some pointless loan were his needs aren't a priority.

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20 Jun 2018 17:25:56
If Willian leaves, yea we might see one of Bailey, Lemar, Fekir, Pulisic etc. I don't want 'old' players.

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20 Jun 2018 18:01:15
We need 4 wingers for a 4-3-3. If we can sign Bailey him and Hazard should start. Mertens and Hudson-Odoi would be great backs ups. They will also get loads of game time with the capital one cup and Europa league games too so no one needs to worry about Odoi not playing.

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21 Jun 2018 09:49:23
Lemar is Atletico bound.

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21 Jun 2018 12:33:11
I thought Athletico's interest in Lemar was tied to Griezmann leaving Athletico Madrid for Barcelona. Good to know that he's still Athletico bound.

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22 Jun 2018 08:18:45
Really excited everytime hudson adoi gets the ball. The way he fun, ball control, speed. See something big in him for us.

Dont repeat same foolish thing as salah, de bruyne n lukaku. Please.

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19 Jun 2018 22:21:03
Golovin looking super little player and under Sarri could shine, like Mertens and insigne, has pace, tricky and end product. Also seri, has that hard working mentality and also keeps ball well and has bit of end product. Possible problems with these targets and fekir and bailey too if interested is we'd have a small squad. not much height in the team. Malcom I don't know anything about but him and martial physically good, Sarri likes teams that really press and keep the ball, don't think martial is pressing type, bit of excitement back.

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20 Jun 2018 01:13:20
I agree, however we have a fairly tall backline and Giroud. I'm not sure having a tall side offensively is really that nessacary, our problem is ball movement, it has stagnated over the last 2 years. We need that flair and creativity and pressure to create goals. That's what I think.

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20 Jun 2018 02:12:05
Would personally prefer Golovin over Seri as he's younger and seems to have more of an end product imo. As for our targets, if you believe what you read then we're interested in Seri, Golovin, Bailey, Malcom, Lewandowski, Martial, ndombele, Rugani, Manolas, Higuain and Vecino. Obviously these are just rumours and there may be more but it does seem like Martial, Bailey, Seri, Golovin and another CB is the main priority atm. One thing that we have going our way is that nearly all of our targets are not at the world cup so we don't need to rush things.

And when you consider the amount of players the board may look to move along it will take time. As for Sarri's play style Martial will suit it more than what the other strikers we've been linked with will. May not be a pressing type but under Sarri playing the number 9 role he'll likely adapt to it.

That goes for Hazard and RLC aswell since they're not the pressing type either. I also wouldn't expect things to go a lot quicker in the transfer market either once/ if Sarri is appointed. Players like Martial and Bailey may go on right until the end of the window.

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20 Jun 2018 09:50:41
Golovin and Seri don't have the same role on the pitch.

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20 Jun 2018 09:55:29
I think Zielinski will fit right into our midfield if you consider what we need and lack in our central midfield department. He's game is similar to DeBruyne's. He's attacking, plays central well and can combat. Good linkup play, he's quick with good pace/ can startup counter attacks, good shot, eye for a pass, can dribble, creative and is at a young age.

I prefer we got him to Seri or Golovin. I don't know if we can pull him out of Napoli if these reports about not signing Napoli players is true but Zielinski is one player I think can replace Fabregas and Drinkwater at once and free up room for Loftus Cheek in the squad (crazy huh? )

I think, with Sarri's brand of football, Bakayoko can easily readapt to be like Seri cos you can see those flashes in Bakayoko's game.

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18 Jun 2018 17:50:03
Premium Sport: Maurizio Sarri and his agent Pellegrini met the agent of Gianfranco Zola, Fulvio Marrucco, to discuss the possible role of "deputy" at Chelsea.

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16 Jun 2018 22:57:05
Alfredo Pedulla also saying that Chelsea have opened talks with Kostas Manolas' rep. I don't know how true but its fine by me if we can get this one cos he's a really big fish (one of the best out there) .

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17 Jun 2018 07:32:35
I don't see that a centre half would be a priority.

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17 Jun 2018 11:09:14
i don't think he's any better than what we have been honest he's overrated for me.

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17 Jun 2018 12:53:49
His one of those players who has a lot of pace for CB and that gets him out of trouble, surely we wouldn’t be looking at CB when we don’t know If we will be playing 3 or 4 at the back. Where as midfielder and wingers is priority whatever or whom ever comes in,

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17 Jun 2018 15:21:58
Kostas Manolas overrated? Funny. Which of our central defenders do you think is better than him?

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17 Jun 2018 15:46:05
azpi rudiger for definete an id also dissaprove because it would hinder christensens progress an every1 will be moaning youth don't get a chance.

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17 Jun 2018 16:53:31
Yes, Azpi and Rudi are at least add good.

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17 Jun 2018 17:04:43
Azpi will likely move back to the full back position next season so it won't affect him. As for Christensen, if Sarri is appointed manager he'll likely be a starter. He's the only CB that is really suitable to flurish in Sarri's play style. Add that to the fact Luiz is likely off with Cahill and Zouma, we'll be in need of another CB. Only person this will have a negative affect on may be Rudiger as i can't see him performing well in a two CB partnership. Manolas will be more suitable in that area for me but personally someone like Rugani would be better than both.

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17 Jun 2018 18:51:14
Good opinions guys. I think given that Sarri will be the manager, another CB is probably not needed but ignore they choose to buy one then Manalos fits the bill. His a quality defender and within budget.

CB: Christensen, Rudiger, Zouma, Cahill, Luiz
RB: Azpi, Moses
LB: Alonso, Emerson, Zappa

Personally I think Cahill and Luiz will be phased out or sold. I think it's wise to keep them for experience. Luiz is still good enough but not sure Sarri will risk him. Zouma got right battle on to save his career. I think a CB of either Manolas or Rugani will be bought. Gives us options. 4 main ones.

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17 Jun 2018 20:40:37
Even if his not overrated he isn’t much of an improvement on what we have and would take chunk of any budget we do have. Christensen will be better than last season. rudifer too, Cahill and Luiz maybe could move on but we would have Zouma back and Azpilicueta can play there. How much would Manolas cost? £35m? That’s almost the Malcom fee or golovin or most of bailey fee, half of Savic fee. See my point. far more important areas than adding a CB unless it’s a world class player who’s contracts up or club looking to sell. But should be last position to be looked at.

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18 Jun 2018 00:11:58
i completely agree with your point matt martin only way it makes sense to buy manolas is if we raise the fee from selling luiz an zouma or cahill luiz etc.

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18 Jun 2018 09:43:36
So what's wrong if you replaced D. Luiz with Manolas.

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18 Jun 2018 17:53:45
Obinna, Manolas is fine but an in form Luiz is far better. Plus Manolas would cost a fair amount and Luiz wouldn't fetch much in return.

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19 Jun 2018 17:16:11
zouma could replace Luiz in squad and we’d be making money rather than spending money,

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19 Jun 2018 23:54:22
Rudiger is strong but Manolas (whom is still at a good age) was a better defender at their time in Roma together; As for Azpi- he's good too but my concern is that i don't know how he would fair as a central defender in a four man defense cos he's only played as a central defender in a five man defence which is a lot easier, so that raises a question mark for me. There are few central defenders that can hold a four man defense line (with two CBs) and Manolas is up there with them. As for Cahill and D. luiz, I will pick Manolas over them all day long (cos they are seriously on the decline) . At 27years of age and with the amount being mentioned (£35m release clause) - based on his experience, quick recovery, pace, aerial and sliding/ tackling abilities (qualities that comes in handy in the EPL) I think he's a good and cheap option.

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16 Jun 2018 13:09:47
Maurizio Sarri will join Chelsea on Monday with Gianfranco Zola as director of sport (football Italia )

Its coming!

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16 Jun 2018 15:36:40
Don't be happy just yet cos ADL is stating otherwise. In his words, 'this club cannot be pillaged'; he went on to say that no one has called him yet about Sarri and he'll be reasonable with whoever calls him about Sarri- rather he's seeing a different story on the pages of newspapers.

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16 Jun 2018 16:14:00
It will still rumble on unfortunately. Monday Is a rather premature estimate.

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17 Jun 2018 11:17:36
You are right CFCShak, Monday will be too early to announce Sarri, though there's progress.

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16 Jun 2018 08:53:57
Alfredo Pedulla: "The signing of Maurizio Sarri has already been signed at Chelsea, but it is expected that this document will become operational between Naples and the English club soon. " #CFC.

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