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16 Aug 2017 23:15:17
Rumours are spreading that another bid for Sandro was rejected. I wonder what encouragement the club are getting in being persistent with this one.

Cancelo is close to signing for Inter.

Drinkwater at 40 mil is plain stupid and we should stay away.

Ox would be good but Mr Wenger has come out saying he wants to keep him.

Van Dyke is not for sale as stated again by the club.

So folks these have been the recent players linked with our club.

It does not look promising. Hope there is no panic buys like when we did when we signed djilobodji and Procter. At the end of this crazy window, the main positive would be Antonio Contr continuing to be the manager.

CFCShak

1.) 17 Aug 2017 06:55:07
Ok I must admit while Drinkwater isn't the most exciting rumour, he's exactly what we need. Someone who isn't expecting to start each week, and provides a valuable option in mids each week - its fair to say the Kante-Fab starting pair has not done well preseason or against Burnley. Yeah 40 million is probably too much but the market is crazy. Everyones costing stupid money so you're going to have to look at it from the point of view that, if we want something that our team needs were going to have to pay through the nose to get it or miss out.
You either want to sign players or you don't.

Van Dijks handed in a transfer request and is peeved at Soton. Hell go. Do you think 50mill plus for him is smart business even though we already bought Rudiger and have Cahill, Azpi, Luiz and Christensen? I don't, but what a boost a player like him would bring to the team and fans right now. I hope he comes.


2.) 17 Aug 2017 06:57:00
Its not all completely bad yet. Some deals could stlll happen but we might over-pay.

Then we pray for our young players to rise up to the occasion this season.


3.) 17 Aug 2017 08:01:12
The club are working hard to sign players. The manager is not going to leave anytime soon. The papers (exception May Law Telegraph) are full of rubbish. The scouser pundits hate Chelsea.
So guys, only take notice of the Eds about likely transfers, it will make you all a lot happier!


4.) 17 Aug 2017 08:05:18
I have high hopes for Boga. Hopefully he takes his chance.


5.) 17 Aug 2017 08:57:13
Cheer us up with some news Eds. please 😇.


6.) 17 Aug 2017 09:34:20
Or Eds, if you can't give us the update that will satisfy some doom laden supporters, could you please send me a gun because they doing my head in!

{Ed002's Note - I am not prepared to help right now. Sorry.}


7.) 17 Aug 2017 09:49:37
Thanks Ed and understandable!


 

 

 

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14 Jan 2018 21:58:59
Liverpool have really turned the corner, what a performance against City. They have some serious quality in their team. Salah, Mane and Firminho are as good as Sane, Sterling, Aguero. They are also spending money. A couple of defensive additions and a goal keeper and they are pretty much set to be competing with City as having the best first 11. Man Utd will spend their way out of trouble.

I feel we are being overtaken very quick and fast. Worrying times, especially given that Conte will leave at the end of season. Its shambles, the players probably know the coach will leave and it appears they have switched off as a result. I still we should try to sign players if availavailable now and not wait tilk summer.

CFCShak

1.) 14 Jan 2018 22:35:43
Imagine if they sign another decent centre half and a quality keeper like Oblak with Keita joining also. Personally think their starting XI is better than ours it’s their keepers that let them down the most.


2.) 14 Jan 2018 23:18:30
Aubayemang supposed to be joining Arsenal, and not even his first choice of clubs.


 

 

12 Jan 2018 16:17:55
I think the writing is on the wall, Antonio Conte is most likely to leave at the end of the season. The tension between him and the board is evident, the digs he makes every now and then about transfers is quite telling.

He previously stated "I do not aim high with my requests, especially as in my history I've rarely been given the players I asked for" and today he states "If Man City wants Sanchez, they buy Sanchez. They don't have a problem with money and this investment and I think it is a good investment. We are talking about a top player who you can buy with a price not so high". If they are not digs at the board then what is? I do feel for Antonio Conte, i think with money at his disposal like at a club like PSG he would be formiddible.

If im honest, I don't think our board room members have much of a direction or a clue. Very indecisive with approach and transfer, tactics have changed drastically over the years if you follow the managers that have left our club. The club need to decide a strategy, we are neither here or there. I think Man City are creating a dynasty that will last for a long long time. The writing was on the wall when they hired the Barcelona lads. Even when Pep leaves they will get someone that follows through with the possession football. Barcelona Blueprint. We need a blueprint that needs following.

Also in terms of transfers, they need to pull their finger out before we lose big players. Keeping top players means showing them we can win champions league. At the moment, players like drinkwater or Zappacoster et al don't bring fear or excitement.

CFCShak

1.) 12 Jan 2018 16:29:12
It's not usually me to rant. But sometimes the board need to look past that a player is 29 and may not have a re-sale value. Someone like Sanchez will almost guarantee titles to both Manchester clubs for the short term which will bring further prestige and funds and attract better players long term. I know we won the league last year but it seems every time we win we go back a few steps rather improve.


2.) 12 Jan 2018 16:54:39
I agree with your sentiment although I like Drinwater with Kante and another attacking midfielder who can track back if required. Bayakoko looks the part but so far he looks like an athlete trying to play football. Zappacosta I am sure was brought in to add depth to the squad and no more. Listening to Conte today I felt he was almost bating the Chelsea management with references to how you can win something and they move you on. That mentality has a knock on effect with players.


3.) 12 Jan 2018 17:16:04
Absolutely. Not only does it rub off on players. Why would Hazard and Courtois sign contracts when there is no guarantee on Conte staying. I have a feeling all this unsettling issues will have an effect on us on the pitch. Maybe it has had an effect, we have looked anything but good recently.


4.) 12 Jan 2018 18:27:05
Pep has lasted no longer than a few years at any club inherits great teams does what he can with that team and buggers off on bad terms yes he is a great tactician but I have doubts he will be a fertile type figure. Barcelona type dynasty I would rather the real Madrid format to be honest.


5.) 12 Jan 2018 18:54:21
I can’t understand the BS people spout about pep, the fact is if he wasn’t all that people wouldn’t want him. Messi credited him with a lot of his development, why would any top team hire him on so much if he wasn’t any good? City have gone and invested a fortune and wanted the best man to take them forward, it shows they streamtolling the league.


6.) 12 Jan 2018 18:57:05
To be honest, we are never going to have the real madrid blue print. To have such print you need to spend ridiculous amount of money which is something we don't do these days. Again the new manager at Real Madrid will dictate how they will set up. However, at Barcelona no matter who turns up their footballing philosophy has to be adopted and therefore the coach has to adapt to the club as opposed to the club adapting to the coach. Better long term gains.


7.) 12 Jan 2018 19:12:13
I don't bother responding to any pep guardiola criticism. If he weren't that good then why do the best teams in world football want him. I am sure chelsea would jump at the chance of appointing pep if they had the chance and if he was a realistic target. I mean despite Chelsea being so far behind, you have to give credit where its due. Man City have been different class this year. Pep is a class manager.


8.) 12 Jan 2018 20:31:50
CFCShak. Did you know that Pep has spent over £1billion on transfer fees? As has Jose. I’m sure if you or I spent that much we could win the league too.!


9.) 12 Jan 2018 21:01:17
Hahahahaha! I love your comment so much.


10.) 13 Jan 2018 00:48:42
We did spend a heck of a lot when Roman first took over. His spending during them times is equivalent to what City are doing now. We bought all the best players around and we didn't win the league every year so its not as easy as you make it sound. In fact Man Utd had won more titles and had won more than us under Fergie until recently.

Pep spending so much money is an advanatage but his had to negotiate 5 big teams and his done it by beating us all. His style of football is what is beating teams.


 

 

10 Jan 2018 22:05:47
Poor performance. Too much side to side passing. The clear chances that were created were all headers and unfortunately "Christensen" wasn't up to scratch with his headers. Maybe if they fell to Rudiger who was probably our best player then we would have scored both. Rudiger is turning out to be a class acquisition for us.

We could do with Ross Barkley now. Its not a surprise that we need goals from our midfield. Goals from our midfield is non-existant, Kante, Bakayoko, Drinkwater and Fabregas never get you goals consistently.

Its predictable, our goals come from Alonso, Hazard or from the head of Morota.

Good old days of plenty of goals from Terry (from defence), Lampard (from midfield) .

CFCShak

1.) 11 Jan 2018 08:44:56
We miss Terry's corner threat but also his marshaling of the defence, currently there is nobody doing that job and we can leave sizeable holes. Lampard had the ability to shoot from range and whether he scored or not he drew defences out, today we have players with superb shots who rarely use it. It is quite clear even to the harden supporter that our recent performances are leaving a lot to be desired and I think our frustration is starting to show with the players.


 

 

08 Jan 2018 17:18:31
Chelsea have stalled over a move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro because of the Italian club's inflated asking price.

Sandro is high on the list of players head coach Antonio Conte has recommended Chelsea sign this month as he tries to juggle four competitions.

Chelsea were encouraged by the fact Sandro wants to leave Juventus and Conte's former club have made it clear they will not stand in the Brazilian's way if the right offer comes in.

But Juventus are still demanding around £60m for Sandro, which is more than Chelsea are prepared to spend on the 26-year-old.

Chelsea backed away from a deal for Sandro in the summer after Juventus demanded almost £80m and a similar scenario is unfolding this month.

The article is from Matt Law - Telegraph.

I wonder what Chelsea deem reasonanble for Alex Sandro. Maybe something between 30-40 million? Tbh I can see why Conte is frustrated. If he feels this player is important for his tactics then the board should back him. This day and age every transfer is inflated. You either accept it or get left behind. I have feeling Sandro will end up at a rival team and Conte will be fuming.

CFCShak

1.) 08 Jan 2018 20:01:55
If it's true and they're only asking for £60m then i really can't understand why we are reluctant to pay this. Look at the amount of money involved in football now. Sponsorships, TV deals, league winnings. Not to mention our NET spend in recent years compared to teams around us. We just seem to be always looking for a good deal and are always reluctant to pay the initial asking price. Also look at what players are going for now, Van Dijk for £70m+ Coutinho for £140m+. Now in todays market i understand not wanting to pay ridiculous fees, but in todays market sometimes you just need to get what you need no matter what. And £60m for Sandro in todays market is respectable and will definitely pay off. But now we aren't the only team in for him and there's teams who will be willing to pay more, i can't see this move happening anymore imo, i think we missed the boat in the summer.


2.) 08 Jan 2018 22:47:05
Couldn't agree more mate. It seems as if we are no longer a club that is willing to pay big fees for big players.

Worst yet, big players are targeted by other big clubs and rivals and Unfortunately we will see less world class players being bought, if any, given that we cannot compete with PSG's, Man City's or Man Utd's unless there is a reasonable release clause for a player that is being targeted. Do we rely on turning good players into great or world class and then sell them onto the bigger teams in spain. If that starts happening we are in trouble.

Something has deffinetly changed at Chelsea. You can tell Conte is not happy given his recent interviews saying he rarely ever gets his targets and he doesn't even ask for much. But for Conte's brilliance last year we succeeded otherwise it would have been a tough year.


3.) 09 Jan 2018 01:23:16
What i don't understand is that we clearly have the money to do so, we won the league last year, have sold players to buy others and we even recently bought Morata for around £60m so we can clearly compete and spend big but a lot of the time decide not to. I look at the fee for Morata and the asking prices for Sandro and also the likes of Sanchez and Mahrez and I'm genuinely confused as to why we're soo reluctant to go for them. Sanchez is understandable because of his age and the fact it seems he wants City anyway but it's clear Sandro and Mahrez would like a move to Chelsea if it was available. I read on here a while ago that Marina who's in charge of negotiations for players doesn't like to over spend on players and won't if she feels it's too much. For me at a club like Chelsea i understand not wanting to overpay, but if you want to continue to be successful you need to swallow your pride and just pay up at times, especially for players like Sandro and Mahrez who in todays market, are very reasonably priced and can help bring this team to another level.


4.) 09 Jan 2018 08:06:24
I guess one thing that might have helped this decision (of Chelsea pulling out on Alex Sandro) is M. Alonso's rise in form and Alex Sandro dip in form (considering the amount being mentioned- £60m for a left wing back) Sorry guys I would have loved A Sandro but the writing was on the wall- that competition to get him will only increase after we missed out on him in the summer.

The guy being mentioned as his alternative (Alex Telles) isn't going to be bad for us- moving forward and he's cheaper, younger and not too far behind Alex Sandro in ability (has a cross better than M. Alonso) . I think Alex Tellea won't be a bad investment for his prize, willingness to play for Chelsea and he can still improve playing under Conte (coupled with the fact that Emenalo has scouted him before Conte came to Chelsea)


 

 

08 Jan 2018 17:18:31
Chelsea have stalled over a move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro because of the Italian club's inflated asking price.

Sandro is high on the list of players head coach Antonio Conte has recommended Chelsea sign this month as he tries to juggle four competitions.

Chelsea were encouraged by the fact Sandro wants to leave Juventus and Conte's former club have made it clear they will not stand in the Brazilian's way if the right offer comes in.

But Juventus are still demanding around £60m for Sandro, which is more than Chelsea are prepared to spend on the 26-year-old.

Chelsea backed away from a deal for Sandro in the summer after Juventus demanded almost £80m and a similar scenario is unfolding this month.

The article is from Matt Law - Telegraph.

I wonder what Chelsea deem reasonanble for Alex Sandro. Maybe something between 30-40 million? Tbh I can see why Conte is frustrated. If he feels this player is important for his tactics then the board should back him. This day and age every transfer is inflated. You either accept it or get left behind. I have feeling Sandro will end up at a rival team and Conte will be fuming.

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15 Jan 2018 23:34:17
I agree with you Bobby, Torres was the last big one. Maybe that failed transfer changed our stragey. But I agree we need proven quality. Teams around us seem to be getting proven quality and it is clear we are being overtaken.

I would love for Sanchez to happen, it would really be a boost and transfers like this would get hazard etc to extend contracts. But it seems unlikely.

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15 Jan 2018 22:32:48
Bobby. them were the good old days of 2006. Things have changed drastically since then mate. Football has changed drastically since then. Chelsea have changed with their transfer strategy and Shevchenko was not getting anywhere near what Sanchez is demanding right now.

Don't get me wrong i would love Sanchez. But this will be a Lukaku scenario and don't forget it is not clear whether Chelsea were even after Lukaku or not. But we got blasted by the media for letting Lukaku go. If we miss out on Sanchez, watch the same stories circulate of how we let this slip, how we got rejected etc.

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15 Jan 2018 22:05:41
Lol guys they are playing with us. The media are having fun and trying to increase costs and get the whole country attention.

Think for a minute. When has Chelsea ever paid over the odds for a 29 year? Lol.

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14 Jan 2018 22:19:09
I don't see why we shouldn't pay his wages. I can see what Man Utd and Man City see in Sanchez and why they are will to pay the wages. His on par with the very best in the premier league.

If the wages are the reason why we ain't making an attempt then our board should be ashamed. You can't expect to get someone who is looking for his best contract on the cheap. He is top quality.

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08 Jan 2018 16:06:18
For me Antonio Conte is the best manager out there. Chelsea board should be dissapointed if he was to leave. Give him his transfer targets and let's see what he can do.

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16 Jan 2018 15:23:12
Tbh I have been hearing musonda hype for so long now. He has to first be given a chance before he retires lol.

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15 Jan 2018 22:25:44
Lol. either the agent is gathering interest or making it up to increase costs for Utd or Chelsea board are trying to show its supporters are interested given that there are a lot of unhappy fans with out transfer activity. Plenty of boos at the last game. Transfers have been appauling and our fight has been led by Conte himself.

I wouldn't raise your hopes. Get used to more unrealistic targets. Probably end up with Carrol on loan to complete the window. Carrol will go to the wire on deadline day and last min lol.

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15 Jan 2018 18:23:13
Ed2 do we have anything else in the hat for january barring andy carrol, Benteke and Boyake rumours. Yes or no will do.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not interested.}


 

 

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15 Jan 2018 15:54:18
Arsenal are usually linked with big players unfortunately. Lemar, Auba etc.

Hwever, we are linked with players like Caroll, Benteke etc etc. You may aswel throw Peter Crouch in there aswel. We have already purchased players like Zappacosta and Drinkwater etc. I wonder why none of the big clubs were rivaling us for any of our signings.

If i am honest our ambition at the moment does not match Stoke City's. If I was Hazard or Courtois i wouldn't personally sign a contract. But being a die hard fan i wish they are as dillusional as out board and sign something.

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15 Jan 2018 00:08:19
Most of us on here are on the same waive length. 1 word = Frustration. Transfer activity of recent times is as bad as its ever been. Join the club.

The players we are linked with are an absolute joke. I don't see Man City, l'pool, Man Utd etx is. hell not even Stoke linked with players like Carrol and Benteke etc. Absolute joke. Its the norm these days.

CFCShak