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09 Dec 2017 13:21:40
We are smothering each other at the moment, Conte will have to make some changes. 60%+ possession and not really got anywhere and as for this passing backwards and forwards to Courtois in defence!




30 Oct 2017 17:09:04
Not impressed with Morata's comments about 'not staying in London very long as it is too big and stressful'. That maybe the case but keep quiet please, you are getting a lot of fan support and have a huge price around your neck.


{Ed001's Note - why does he not just live in a quieter part then?}

1.) 30 Oct 2017 17:49:06
Or just stay outside the actual city. Perhaps he’ll settle but it seems like another potential Costa situation where he’ll want to return to Italy regardless of how well he does for us. If that’s the case I’d push hard for Dybala next summer and offer Morata in exchange personally.

2.) 30 Oct 2017 18:14:55
Ed001:- He lives in Chelsea and apparently enjoys the ethnicity of the city but finds it a stressful environment. Fine and I would probably agree but he is still trying to establish himself, we have a big game coming up so why say anything. Very disappointing especially after the fiasco with Costa.

{Ed001's Note - that's my point, if you find it too big and stressful move to somewhere smaller and less stressful. I can understand him not liking London, it is not for me either, and he does come from a totally different lifestyle, but you have to find ways to make it work.}

3.) 30 Oct 2017 19:52:50
It’s what he said that he won’t be there long, I’m second interview his said he loves London but lots of traffic and crowds, same stuff that people who live in London and work in London think about London., will no doubt move further outside like few of the players have done,

4.) 30 Oct 2017 20:25:36
Did he also say, that if Chelsea offered him a ten year contract, he would sign it?

5.) 31 Oct 2017 07:13:56
He did say he would sign a ten year contract after being in a corner and of course he also knew it would never happen. I personally don't mind if he is unhappy but there is a time and place to say those things, not before an important game for your team. Personally I am looking for a hat trick in payment!

6.) 31 Oct 2017 15:16:37
Hatrick and 3 assists.6-0.



26 Oct 2017 09:55:50
Musonda complains about game time and then fails to make an impact. He looks talented as we know but he is in need of bulking up a bit or the Premiership will pass him by. Now 17 year old Ampadou plays like a 27 year old, confident, strong and not afraid to bark out instructions; impressive. For the want of attracting more criticism, Bats is not the answer to any strike issues we have; Drinkwater when fully match fit looks as f he could put a lot of pressure on those midfield places, his passing in the first half was excellent.


1.) 26 Oct 2017 10:47:56
He's just a kid! People need to have patience! In regards to Bats, I feel genuinely sorry for him. He scores some incredibly vital goals for us off the bench yet people get on his back!

2.) 26 Oct 2017 13:19:16
Ignoring the fact he put in the best cross all match and got fouled every time he threatened to get free?

3.) 26 Oct 2017 14:28:39
So what, he played poorly. I will take tap ins all day if it wins us games but he does nor create anything and ONE good cross in a game is not top striker material. He is the same age as Harry Kane, not a kid, and what a difference.

4.) 26 Oct 2017 15:19:28
No he's not he's 21 and kane is 25 and kane has loads more experience to date so he's going to be a more established player.

5.) 26 Oct 2017 15:20:16
24 sorry.

6.) 26 Oct 2017 15:43:05
Danny83: No worries, in our efforts to defend our corner we all make mistakes. Kane was 24 in July, Bats 24 in October and at that age they are not kids and Bats has had every opportunity to show something and has not. To me and some others a wasted £30m+.

7.) 26 Oct 2017 17:22:43
Sorry c1955 i thought you were talking about musonda my bad many apologies.

8.) 26 Oct 2017 19:41:19
I was referring to Musonda in regards to him being a kid. With bats, there are obviously better strikers in the world but if he works hard and takes his chances he has a bright future here. Let’s just get behind them!

9.) 26 Oct 2017 22:38:31
Good call jd.

10.) 27 Oct 2017 08:12:35
C1955 you really do like to knock players don't you. Musunda is a kid who got another 60 mins or so experience, delivered a sweet assist for the goal and no doubt realised himself that he could of done better. Give him a break man! Does Hazard play at the top of his game every time he plays? And why this constant knocking of Batsy? Again, give him a chance. And if not, why come on here game after game knocking him? what's the point!

11.) 27 Oct 2017 08:40:50
I thought Musonda and Michy did ok on Wednesday.
Musonda is finding his feet at the top flight of English football but I’m hopeful he will be successful at our club.
Michy, in my opinion, had a good game. His first touch and strength have improved, as it had to, for him to progress.
Can I also add, that all players find it easier when Hazard plays. Teams against Hazard generally double up on him and this creates more room for all of our players.
Hazard having an average game for us is still as asset to the rest of the team!

12.) 27 Oct 2017 09:07:31
I agree with TomB Hazard is a real asset because he draws more than one defender and leaves space for others but the 'others' like Bats do not take advantage and unless there is a marked improvement with him I will stick to my opinion that he is not for us. G8 I value your opinion as that is what the site is for but to me you fall into the 'rose tinted' re: your "two wins on the bounce will see confidence improve" - they won two games and played terrible the majority of the time so as a supporter I want my team to play better than they did. Of course a win is a win but you will not get away with those performances often. I think Musonda is very talented but physically too light at the moment and when you make statements as he did you have to be prepared to make your mark more than one pass in 60 minutes. Just look at what Ampadou has done in two appearances, made his mark and I bet he has caught the eye more than Musonda.

13.) 27 Oct 2017 09:33:28
Certainly not rose tinted c1955 but I see little point in harking on about players not being good enouth all the time. It is tedious mate. I like to find positives in players and people alike and especially the younger ones. Now if you got me started on cahill it would be a different matter, but I would only make the point once, not keep bashing him after every game as you seem to revel in mate with the likes of Batsy.

14.) 27 Oct 2017 10:15:30
I to have concerns about the current form of Cahill. He wasn’t playing well at the end of last season. I hope I’m wrong but I remember the form of Iva just falling of a cliff and it worries me!
Two things stand out for me one is his his distribution and the other is him as a leader!
We got spoilt with the likes of JT, Lamps and Drogba giving the ref verbals about protecting players like Hazard and all skippers are different but GC is so quiet it’s painful.

15.) 27 Oct 2017 11:58:02
G8: We will never get perfection but the team and its supporters should strive for it and praising sub-standard performances it not what I find attractive; you cannot keep making excuses for well players that were expected to be better. Against Watford they were shocking in most areas and the second half against Everton equally bad so why would I not criticise and the players. The younger players may moan but they have to deliver when opportunities appear and few do yet in two games Ampadou has shown me that with the right handling he could be a real gem but Musonda who is talented cannot complain when he is not moving his youth performances to a higher level, RLC is another classic example. We will never agree on Bats and he will need to improve to win me over. Having said that, the player I have my hands up to is Pedro. I thought he would be a waste of money and I still think he is an impact player not really lasting 90 minutes BUT his performances have been excellent and I like it when he plays or is brought on. It is not one way traffic but I expect more than mediocriity.



22 Oct 2017 13:26:38
Thoughts about Morata. I have seen Morata many times in his European career and was very keen we signed him but the more I watch him in the Premiership the more I think he is best suited to a role behind a striker as an attacking midfielder. His movement and vision are excellent and he runs with the ball very well. Yesterday on several occasions he was in that role and he picked out some very nice passes and was quickly into the box ready for any cross.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 15:08:09
You have never seen much but you were very keen that we should sign him, interesting. Morata is classical central forward the same as Batshuayi. Both of them are 24 and very talented players. Both of them are nowhere close to Diego Costa but one day (in a year two or three) they might become better than Costa. But both of them are better sportsman than Costa.

2.) 22 Oct 2017 15:48:12
C1955, I
see your point. He could be perfect for a 2-striker team. He can really run those channels too.

3.) 22 Oct 2017 16:05:19
Antibot get your reading glasses on. I said I had seen him A LOT in Europe and keen that we signed him. NEVER is Morata a classical centre forward and Bats is certainly not; Drogba was a classical centre forward, Costa was not, he could not head the ball to save his life. Morata is not strong enough to be classical and his footwork is better than any average centre forward. Bats has no footwork and shocking movement but I will grant you he is a master at tap ins and may that continue.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 16:45:05
You are totally wrong c1955 about Batsy and his movememt. He has incredible movement in the 18 yard box, you must have seen that for his first goal yesterday. Great movement and anticipation. He is a classic fox in the box and would score 25 plus goals a season if we play to his strenghts. The problem Conte wants his striker to come deep and link the play with movement and that is not his strength (by a long way) hence why he does not start. If we let him go and a manager plays to his strengths he will be lethal.

5.) 22 Oct 2017 17:28:38
I agree the 'fox in the box' is a great strength and they generally score goals but I disagree with his movement and I also think his first touch is poor. He is clearly someone who will always split opinion.



05 Oct 2017 08:04:39
I noticed the "Barkley for Chelsea in January" comments raising their head again. I cannot in my wildest imagination think that Barkley would be on Conte's radar. He would have no idea of his ability (or lack of) because he has hardly played since Conte has been in England and he hardly made waves across Europe before. If this is someone within Chelsea driving this then you can see why Conte is getting peeved about communication levels. He would add absolutely nothing to our team.


1.) 05 Oct 2017 11:26:39
I guess a lot is quickly changing at Chelsea. I feel that coupled with the fact that every English club would gladly have a v. good English national team player like Ross Barkley in their squad; he's cheap for the (his) amount being mentioned. It will be a good opportunity for Chelsea to have another English national good.
So i think that deal is not so bad.

2.) 05 Oct 2017 13:03:54
I understand the sentiment regarding English players but I am not so sure about "very good". He has had his moments but then so did Oscar and we do not want someone that is in and out and because he is cheap (ish) . My main point was that I cannot see him being a Conte choice.

3.) 05 Oct 2017 14:39:42
Yea u might be right, he doesn't look a Conte's choice. I used the 'v. good' cos I was comparing him with other English players that could be available.

4.) 05 Oct 2017 16:20:56
Imagine someone paid £40m for Ox Chamberlain.

5.) 08 Oct 2017 05:46:11
We could hope that some of our loan players have fantastic seasons and are ready for the first team next season!




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31 Aug 2017 11:19:09
He's in London and staying South of the river.




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31 Aug 2017 06:39:21
I think Wilian would make an excellent wing back with his work ethic. As a forward as good as he is the end result let's him down but he always gets good reviews for the shift he puts in, much of it tracking back.




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30 Aug 2017 15:37:46
If that is true then it is a monumental error and waste. A 31 year old, slowcoach when we have and had young players more than capable of covering. Also Bakayoko said this morning that we are short in midfield for the campaign we have ahead so I hope there is something going on behind the scenes as most people on here have raised the subject.




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20 Aug 2017 08:07:16
Not sure why obinna 123 received so many thumbs down; whether it was the Fabregas comment or buying Drinkwater. To me Drinkwater would be ideal as he is solid, an excellent passer of the ball, obviously knows Kante, can defend and good in the air. A steady, no frills player that all clubs need. There is no doubt that Sigurdsson's transfer has benchmarked the pricing and we may well have to pay the asking price and probably should have already with the season underway.




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30 Jul 2017 19:31:59
With a month to go we need players bedded in and the longer we take the more teams will hold out for top money. My biggest worry is our vulnerability to pace in defence. I know we are training and other teams were ahead of us but we looked like cart horses against Bayern and Inter and several teams exposed us last year.





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18 Dec 2017 08:39:58
Personally I don't think we can progress much further in the Champions League and our sites must be on top four and any cup we can pick up and plan for next season. I would therefore plump for Antoine Greizmann, we have to start putting the ball in the net and kill off teams and another player with shooting and heading capability is a must for me. Top four is essential and we have a could platform already.




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14 Dec 2017 08:06:33
Why would we entertain Barkley? He has done nothing in almost two years and Conte cannot have seen anything of him to warrant buying him. Offers Chelsea absolutely nothing.




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10 Dec 2017 18:51:20
Just look at the space City create and their passing of ten yards or more and compare it with ours where we are on top of each other passing two or three yards. We need to create more space and the difference having fast wide players.




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10 Dec 2017 13:31:00
Bayakoko needs some time out and watching Kante. Never wastes energy, thoughtful with the ball and aware of what is going on around him. Baya looks the part and probably needs a season to sort himself out but I find him a liability at the moment and would play Drinkwater over him.




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09 Dec 2017 14:30:02
Very poor indeed. I like Morata but he has gone off the boil and will go to ground far too easily. Sadly we lack penetration and try to walk the ball through a defence, hardly a shot from distance. We need to knuckle down and ensure we are in the first four as that is the best we can hope for.