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16 Dec 2018 22:51:43
I maybe on my own on this but considering we've had problems at the ST position for a while and although Hazard at ST has been working, he clearly likes it better out wide, i'd love to see Sarri give Ruben a go at the ST position. Personally he's our 2nd best attacking player behind Hazard, but since Sarri prefers Kova in the Midfield because of his work rate and his ability to read the game better, why not? . He has all the attributes to be a world beater there.

His physicality and the way he uses his body to go past players is incredible, his eye for goal has been much better this season and his link up play (especially with Hazard) is brilliant. He does have a tendency to "over do it" when he goes on those mazy runs, something Sarri doesn't like, so at least if he done such a thing at ST it wouldn't be anywhere near as bad as doing it in midfield.

We need another attacking player in this team that can pull defenders out like Hazard and Ruben is the only one that's been capable of doing it. It's not like we'd be losing goals replacing him for Willian, Hazard, Ruben and Pedro as our front three and bring Giroud of the bench if needed. Personally i think this would work wonders and would allow Hazard to flourish even more. What do you think?

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1.) 17 Dec 2018 08:44:36
I agree. I think that RLC needs to be tried further forward more often, and in regards to Hazard, I think he is best when he is coming from a wide or deeper position.


2.) 17 Dec 2018 10:28:34
I agree - I've been posting for a while that we should try RLC in the false 9 position - it would also overcome his lack of defensive ability which will stop him becoming a Worldy in midfield.


 

 

09 Dec 2018 00:04:04
I've been critical of Luiz, Azpi and Willian and i couldn't be happier for them to shut me up. 300th appearance from Azpi and i'd struggle to find a better performance than that in his previous 299. Luiz was excellent and his ball to Pedro for the first goal was sensational, hopefully he can keep that up. Willian has always performed better on the left and he proved it again tonight.

Maybe more games with Hazard at ST would be more beneficial for us. Could go on with with great individual performances but the best we've played as a team all season, especially defensively, against the best attacking team in Europe. Best way to recover from the Wolves game, but as Sarri said this performance means nothing unless we can keep this level up going forward. Got a nice run of games now as well so hopefully we can get a good run going.
KTBFFH.

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1.) 09 Dec 2018 14:28:08
Don’t like to be negative after a great win but I thought Willian was still poor as usual. Azpi and Luiz were sensational after recent form 👏.


 

 

05 Dec 2018 23:55:04
Not overly surprised, gutted, but not surprised. Our defence has been shocking all season and our attack has been wasteful. Put those together and results like this will happen. Yes we've only lost 2 games this season but we've been very fortunate in many others where we should've lost. If Sarri isn't backed in January things will get much worse.

Half of the players he has are incapable of playing his system or just aren't good enough for Chelsea. Alonso, Willian, Morata, Giroud, Luiz and Azpi all are players that feature in every game but none are good enough. Azpi can be debatable but he's not a RB in this system, far too slow and not good on the ball under pressure. Fair play to Ruben though, he's performing when given the chance and is the only player that can walk out that game without criticism.

Hudson-odoi needs to play more as well, i don't get this obsession managers have with Willian and his endless flaws. Please Sarri just give odoi a go, much more direct, has a good cross on him and you know you'll get 100% from the kid. Man City next, doubt even the most optimistic Chelsea fans are expecting anything good from this game. January really can't come soon enough.

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1.) 06 Dec 2018 06:19:36
I agree with a lot of above, Willian was shocking should have had at least 1 if not 2 goals. Morata is totally ineffective. Defensively thought Christianson was poor, he just not assert himself. Personally don’t agree on alonso. As for RLC I thought again his work rate was poor and he was dead on his feet. Generally a poor performance. We don’t seem to have an identity, we have gone to side to side then pop one over the top. We are not getting the ball wide.


 

 

05 Nov 2018 00:19:51
Really think Kovacic should start wearing half sleeves. It's almost impossible to differentiate him and Hazard on the pitch with their play styles haha. His ability to glide past players and his worth ethic is incredible. Great game from Morata to, he's getting into positions to score a lot more recently as well as enjoying the football which is great to see.

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1.) 05 Nov 2018 00:41:13
I have the exact same problem! Doesn’t help he wears Hazards old number either.

{Ed001's Note - I thought I was the only one who struggled with those two! They move so similarly and I usually use a player's movement to tell them apart when they look similar. It is incredible how often I have mixed those two up and had to correct myself.}


2.) 05 Nov 2018 05:22:31
Ed001 please tell me that Chelsea will sign Kovacic up permanently or are looking to sign him permanently come summer- Please are the rumours about him not staying permanently beyond next season true?

{Ed001's Note - it wasn't expected to be anything permanent as Madrid did intend him to be the replacement for Modric. So I wouldn't get my hopes up unless Modric stays another season there.}


 

 

29 Sep 2018 20:04:51
Was slightly disappointed with the way we let it slip but after a while it didn't bother me. Not many people expected us to do this well before the season, we still have holes within this team that needs sorting but we've made soo much progress under sarri in a short space of time that i have no worries that they won't be sorted. If come January we get a ST or RW who can help Hazard in the scoring department then i think we'll really see another level to this team.

Still personally don't think we'll win the league and it shouldn't be people's expectations since Liverpool and City are more complete teams but i love the strides we're making under Sarri with the new style of football. Come next season, if a few additions are made, i believe we can do some real damage. And Signing Kovacic on a permanent should be a MUST. What a player.

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1.) 29 Sep 2018 21:14:55
Good comment, it ticks almost all the boxes.


2.) 29 Sep 2018 22:42:35
I for sure expect Chelsea to do well this season, No one has a far better team than we have, You need a combination of 2 players from each of the top 4 or 6 teams to match Hazard, How are we losing points playing with Hazard

Now i understand why world class players would rather play in a world class team with world class team mates .


3.) 30 Sep 2018 00:13:17
For sure but if you want to win the league you need a ST who'll get you 15-20+ goals a season and we don't have it. That's why i don't expect us to win the league but i reckon we'll run them close. I expect a similar situation like our 13/ 14 season under Mourinho. I would just love another world class forward with Hazard, with the form he's in if we had a Fekir, Zaha or Dembele type player with him we'd be so much more frightening.


4.) 30 Sep 2018 01:25:13
Looking like an awful decision to let both Michy and Tammy Abraham leave.


5.) 30 Sep 2018 22:06:26
We should have sold Morata and kept Batshuayi. Unfortunately, I think there must have been pressure from the board to give Morata another chance to prove his worth.


6.) 01 Oct 2018 10:31:00
Truly we had a prolific striker just maybe we could be able to win the league but but not giving up cos it can still happen.


7.) 05 Oct 2018 21:01:34
I read all the comments about Batshuayi and we should have kept him. Did none of you watch him the other night, he did nothing, but pass the ball backwards. I still think Tammy needs to get a bit more solid or else he will be bounced all over the place.
We need a striker, we need to sell zapa, Cahill and drinkwater to help fund it.


 

 

 

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12 Aug 2018 17:40:03
In all honesty i had my doubts with Rudiger playing in a 2 man CB formation but he looks class there. Very composed on the ball and stopped a lot of attacks today, no doubt Kante and Jorginho will get all the praise but for me Rudiger was easily our best player. For all the stick Alonso has been getting he was solid today, although there will be much bigger tests and Emerson should still be our starting LB going forward. When Kovacic and Hazard are starting in this team we'll be a real threat going forward.

Only negative is CHO not being involved today though, he offers a lot more to the team than what Moses can and i hope Sarri knows that. Onto Arsenal and we'll see tomorrow when they play City how their defence looks, a lot of their fans have been worried about the possibility of leaking goals this season so hopefully City can knock their confidence back a fair bit tomorrow before they come up against Hazard.

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1.) 13 Aug 2018 07:30:56
agreed on your assessment on Rudiger, however I think Christensen is much more suited playing along side him. Luiz for me has so many mistakes in him for someone with his experience and age. Christensen is still young and can learn alot.


 

 

07 Aug 2018 11:33:44
Our last 29 signings ladies and gentlemen:
Pato, Pedro, Amelia, Baba, Begovic, Kenedy, Falcao, Hector, Miazga, Nathan, Djiloboji, Pantic, Cuadrado, Kante, Luiz, Alonso, Batshuayi, Eduardo, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Rudiger, Morata, Caballero, Barkley, Giroud, Emerson, Jorginho, Green.

How many of those players have ever been good enough to play for Chelsea when we signed them? If you ask me, 3. Kante, Rudiger and Jorginho (although may be too early to tell) . Likes of Alonso, Luiz and Pedro all pushed way above their weight during our title winning season with Conte and are in no way good enough to play for us anymore. Batshuayi and Barkley could do well under Sarri but it's too early to tell.

The rest? All squad fillers or players who failed to perform. Not to mention a fair few of those players are also panic buys. Our transfer business in the last 3 seasons has been abysmal. And i truly fear for Sarri if he is going to have to do his best with these players in changing our style of football. Bad players simply can't play good football.

We still have Hazard and Kante to come back into the team and i know they'll help to a degree, but there are too many areas in this team that needs addressing and they haven't been. I obviously expect a transitional period like Pep did at City, but the difference with them is they done their business quickly, addressed the areas that needed improving and actually brought in top level players for his system.

The fact that it was a world cup year may not have helped, and taking nearly 2 months to get Sarri himself didn't either, but it seemed clear the players that needed to be moved on since last year and the areas that needed improving yet nothing has been done.

I feel things may get worse before they get better, i just hope if it does get worse, Sarri is given time and support by the fans and realise not only does he need time, but a big part of the blame shouldn't be directed at him. Lastly i truely hope the rumour about a section of our fans chanting Antonio towards the end of the game today isn't true. It seems there are a section of our fans who want Sarri to fail just to try and prove the point that we shouldn't have sacked Conte which is disgraceful.

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1.) 07 Aug 2018 13:32:46
you can't move on players who don't want to leave or clubs don't want or can't afford
30 years ago all those players were good enough football goes in cycles and at the moment its not our cycle look at united and the crap they have signed in the last few years
arsenal my god there worse tottenham have a good team but there squad is shocking if kane gets injured there a middle of the league team
liverpool have strenghed yes after 10 years of rubbish
city are by far and away the best squad and funnily enough the richest.


2.) 07 Aug 2018 13:56:36
LondonBlues90: When you look at that list, whether the fans liked Mourinho or Conte or not, both had every reason to blow their top at the transfer policy they were saddled with.


 

 

22 Apr 2018 17:47:02
Good game from the boys. Looked dodgy at the back when Southampton had that 15minute spell in the 2nd half but overall we controlled the game and thoroughly deserved the win. Hope we can end this season with a trophy for Conte. We all know he'll be off after this season so ending it with a win in the final, especially against United would be great. I'd personally like to see Giroud and Morata up front together with Hazard behind them in the final. United can look vulnerable in the air and having Morata and Giroud could really give them problems. Also Emerson looks to be a solid player, may not have an eye for goal like Alonso but he can get up and down the flanks a lot quicker and has a good cross on him.

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04 Mar 2018 18:17:30
Set up like cowards and deservedly lost the game. Said i was confident ahead of this game as long as we set up correctly and didn't pay them too much respect, i guess that teaches me to have faith in this team. We set up not to get thrashed and had no intention to get anything from it.

Made changes way too late once again, Hazard ineffective due to playing out of position once again. As soon as they scored we should have changed it up at least, not wait till the 80th minute to do something! I'd rather have been thrashed and gone for it than that embarrassing performance. Credit to City though, deserved champions.

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1.) 04 Mar 2018 18:54:36
Totally agree with LondonBlues90, we are all worrying about Hazard n Courtois signing new contracts, don't worry, on that performance they will b running in to the arms of Real Madrid. Who could blame them.


2.) 04 Mar 2018 18:59:21
Couldn't agree more why leave it so late to makes Subs very poor performance think the Aura of Negativity is spreading down from the manager!


3.) 04 Mar 2018 22:11:07
Conte has to go NOW.


 

 

01 Feb 2018 11:04:51
It's funny seeing people debate over who's fault our current downfall is down to, Conte or the board? . It's pretty simple, It's both. Conte worked wonders last year with what he had at his disposal, nobody expected us to win the league and if we'd finished in the top 4 everyone would've considered that as a successful season, yes?

The change in formation and tactics took everybody in the league by surprise and everyone didn't know how to play against us. Add that with our players being in form throughout the whole season, little injuries and no European football to worry about, everything went perfectly. Into the summer and we expected a busy transfer window, with Costa wanting to leave as well as Matic.

I don't know if Conte and the board had previous issues between them before the summer, but the Costa fiasco was one that really created bad blood between them. People can debate whether it was right or wrong (personally i don't think it was right but i understood why) but it clearly put the board in a difficult situation. Then the rumours started spreading with Conte wanting more power within the club and being told no.

Again i have no information as to whether this happened or not but similar issues occured at his time at Juve which lead to him resigning. Of course because of what happened there, stories started spreading about him being ready to resign and go back to Italy. That was put to bed and he signed a new contract. But it wasn't an extension, just a new contract to give him more money.

That for me was an indication that Conte wasn't going to be here for the long run, especially if things took a turn. Along came our transfers. With Costa not coming back into the team despite not being able to leave for Athletico until January, we needed a new striker. Everything was pointing towards Lukaku coming back to the bridge, one that drew different opinions among us supporters. For me he would've been a little risk transfer, BPL proven and young.

But it didn't happen and he went to United despite an apparent last ditch effort from Chelsea. Apparently this was a signing the board wanted rather than Conte. In the end we got Morata, one that Conte wanted. This was a transfer i was excited about but was a risky one. A player who's never been a starting striker and would be new to the BPL. I said he'd need time, and it shows, i still think he'll come good as he has everything in his game bar composure.

It may take a while but it'll be something we as fans will need to accept. As for the rest of our transfer business, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Rudiger and Zappacosta were brought in. Each for the region of £25-£35m. These players enabled others like Chalobah, Ake, RLC ect to either leave on a permanent or a loan. We spent the entire summer replacing players and made no improvements to our starting 11.

People debated Bakayoko being an upgrade on Matic for a while but that's been put to bed. Nobody expected the poor start he's had but tbf to the guy he isn't the only one. So a summer of replacements but no improvements. Not to mention our bussiness was being done very late, one that was constantly brought up by Conte in every press conference, taking small digs at the board.

Once the season started we still didn't have Drinkwater or Zappacosta and Bakoyoko and Morata were injured. We got unlucky against Arsenal and against Burnley we completely capitulated after the sending off but nearly came back in the 2nd half. Once our team got together we started to win games and things looked good. When City came along and bossed us at the bridge it was clear to everyone our squad wasn't anywhere near good enough to compete anymore.

Teams learned how to play against us and players began to underperform. We began shipping in goals for fun and it lead to an outburst between Luiz and Conte after the Roma away game about our style of play. Now Conte is one who doesn't liked to be questioned by his players and his treatment towards him ever since has shown it.

Luiz isn't the best defender but he's a character, one who everyone in the team likes. So this treatment could clearly create a negative atmosphere among the squad, something which seems to have happened. Since then we've gone through games edging wins, dull draws and some very embarrassing losses. Teams now know how to play against us and we haven't had enough quality in the team to overcome it.

Conte has been a manager who has struggled to change styles and it's showing. We've kept playing the same formations (3-4-3 and 3-5-2) every game despite it not working. His decision making from starting line ups to substitutions have been questionable all season long and it's at a point now were people are becoming tired with it.

He's come out when being asked about this and has used lack of quality depth within the team and fixtures as his excuse, one that is understandable but frustrating, why frustrating? . Well everybody has called for youth to be given a chance, Musounda, RLC, Hudson-odoi, Kenedy. But because they don't suit his style and he finds it hard to trust youth, he doesn't use them. So because he doesn't use them and uses the same players over and over players become tired and fatigued. Players have been getting injured because of this and it's taken a big hit on our results.

That then puts pressure on our board to do business in January and we add depth. We bring in Barkley, Emerson and Giroud. All cheap but good squad players, BUT yet again, similar to the summer, no improvements. More players leave on loan due to not being in Conte's plans and have to be replaced. Other teams around us spent the summer AND now January to improve their teams.

We however have not. One could argue Christensen replacing Luiz is an improvement but it came because of the outburst. But surprise, Conte trusted a youth player and he delivered, so why not give others more chances instead of shipping them out and calling for reinforcements? Now here we are.

Conte and the board are putting up with one another until the summer at the very least unless results get even worse! . The atmosphere within the team is poor as players aren't performing, players are unhappy, and it seems as if the players already know Conte is off in the summer.

This would explain our little ambition in the window. Why spend big bucks on players our next manager may not want? Our squad is starting to come back now and Conte has his depth he's been shouting for. Once the team is back fully fit maybe we can get it together and find some form.

We have a good enough team to finish in the top 4 and maybe push for the FA cup. We have a lot of deadwood within our team and i feel we need to have a massive summer window to get rid off them and rebuild. This is why making the top 4 is even more important to be able to attract big enough players at the club.

To conclude my point, the board simply didn't do enough to get Conte's targets in the summer but wasn't helped with the amount of players that wanted out or wasn't wanted because of Conte. Because Conte didn't want to trust players like Ake, RLC, sterling and so on, it resulted in money being wasted on players like Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Emerson and so on.

This money could've easily been spent on players to improve this team but wasn't. Conte has been his own enemy in not having trust in youth players, being tactically inept to change styles when things aren't working and being too stubborn with his dealings on Costa and Luiz.

All that's left to say is that for now as fans we need to try and make it through this season getting behind the boys to get over this bump. The fan base is starting to become toxic and it simply won't help. Sorry for the long read but it was difficult to make my thoughts on this shorter. XD.

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1.) 01 Feb 2018 12:21:54
Excellent comment and conveys your opinion well and as you know, ask ten people for an opinion and you would probably get ten different ones. I don't think toxic is the right word, frustration is better and I think there are two forms of frustration here. Firstly, we are all frustrated the way the team/ individual players are performing and there is no doubt you are correct, we are spending but just consolidating, not improving the squad and certainly the tension between Conte and the Board is impacting the players. I do think however that Conte has been found out to be tactically poor. The second frustration is 'here we are again' after a stellar year somehow we have managed to wreck any progress so that by 2018/ 2019 we will be building again. We need some continuity and that is the Board supporting a manager whoever it might be longer than twelve to twenty four months which means picking wisely, no more Grant or Scolaris of this world and of course that might prove difficult given the names we have been through since Mourinho's first stint; the players have to feel that if they join under a manager they admire they are not going to find themselves struggling under another within months. I would say that Luiz should be in the team in midfield displacing Baya-'waste of money'-koko and Morata, Giroud and Hazard upfront for the rest of the season if possible because outside the first four and our problems multiply.


2.) 01 Feb 2018 12:25:13
Good read mate.

Courtois
Azpi
Cahill
Hazard
Diego Costa
Willian
Fabregas

These 7 have played a lot in both our title winning campaigns. Do you think it was a mirracle that they won the league twice. I don't think so.

Both managers? Jose at the time said he won the league because the players were playing above their limits. Conte says last year was a mirracle given that the players played 120% and again more than their limits.

I thinks its unfair to to not give credit to the players. They won the league because they all are very good footballers and their past trophy houls would prove that (minus cahill) .

The team is good, maybe not as good as man city but surely this board/ conte fiasco has taken its toll.

Unless top 4 is acheived then we also have to come to terms with hazard no longer here too.


3.) 01 Feb 2018 16:32:41
C1955, yeah frustration is a better word. It was more towards on social media with the constant heated exchanges between fans. In fairness at the ground itself the atmosphere hasn't been too bad and majority of the fans are clearly behind Conte.
We've been in this situation before. Both under Ancelotti and Mourinho. Both have successful seasons and the board do very little to improve the team in the summer which inevitably costs us. It's a Merry go round and the only person that gets in trouble is the manager. But with Conte struggling to change this is why personally we he needs to move on. I'm a massive admirer of his but what he's doing simply isn't working anymore and there's been a bad relationship between him and the board for some time now. Get through this season and rebuild under a new manager but one that hopefully the board will back with tranfers a lot better than they have with Conte. Personally I'd love to see Luiz in the midfield besides Kante as he can offer more going forward and is better with the ball. We saw that against spurs at the start of the season but haven't used it since. I just feel with what happened between him and Conte he isn't going to be used as much anymore.


4.) 01 Feb 2018 16:54:31
CFCshark, we have a good core within this team.
Courtois
Azpi
Christensen
Kante
Hazard
Morata (when he's on it) .
The problem is everybody else around them pushed well above their weight last season and took everybody by surprise. Alonso, Moses, Pedro, Cahill, all these players had great seasons under the new formation and tactics and took everybody by surprise. Now with teams knowing how to play against us their lack of quality has been showing and they've been a big factor in our downfall. No doubt this team should still be good enough to atleast finish top 4 but now if we want to continue to compete, these players need moving on in the summer. I would even throw in Fabregas as he hasn't been the same all season and it getting on. The only positive about this is that hopefully next season with players coming back to the team it can allow the deadwood to move on easier. Hudson-odio for Pedro. Zouma for Cahill. RLC for Drinkwater or Fabregas. Tammy as well. Then we can focus on spending money on important areas to improve like our wing backs and wingers. We just need a new manager who would trust our youth and not call for needles squad depth.


5.) 02 Feb 2018 08:26:02
What I don’t understand is last season when we were losing a game, Conte would switch to 4 at the back in order to chase the game. This season as far as I’m aware he hasn’t done so. Instead he’s done pretty much like for like substitutions with perhaps the most attacking sub being Pedro as WB.


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2018 00:13:17
For sure but if you want to win the league you need a ST who'll get you 15-20+ goals a season and we don't have it. That's why i don't expect us to win the league but i reckon we'll run them close. I expect a similar situation like our 13/ 14 season under Mourinho. I would just love another world class forward with Hazard, with the form he's in if we had a Fekir, Zaha or Dembele type player with him we'd be so much more frightening.

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20 Sep 2018 04:09:09
He's injured or ill, Sarri mentioned it couple of days ago. He would've definitely featured if he was fit.

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22 Aug 2018 18:08:51
He said he won't be discussing anything until he sees where the club is at later on. It's pretty obvious from his recent statements that he wanted/ wants a move to Madrid but he doesn't want to force it. He's happy here but since Real are his dream club it's understandable for him not to commit to us if there's a chance he could still join them. Personally i think it'll come down to whether Madrid are still interested come January or next summer, if they are and he hasn't signed a contract extension he'll be off. I don't think whether we have a successful season or not will have too much of an effect on his decision tbh, think it'll come down to how much Real want him.

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09 Aug 2018 02:16:36
Don't think they want Bats as they like Mariano Diaz playing upfront for them. Apparently they're interested in Zouma though as i'm sure they've been looking for a CB. Wouldn't mind using him in a deal if it helps getting Fekir, would prefer it to be a loan but it doesn't seem as if he's in Sarri's plans unfortunately. Just want this deal to happen soo badly, i remember last season when beIN sports reported we had a bid accepted for Mahrez on deadline day and everyone went nuts. I expect a lot of guessing and false reports tomorow, same could easily happen with Fekir.

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08 Aug 2018 22:59:26
Would be surprised if it happened. Can't see us getting Martial or Fekir this window now. Nobody reliable has really confirmed concrete interest in Fekir, just been rumours and you know Liverpool will likely come back in for him if we tried getting a deal done. Although if these rumours going around about Batshuayi going on loan are true, we desperately need one of the two, we simply won't have enough goals in the team if he leaves.

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18 Dec 2018 04:00:26
What's hilarious is how in MOTD they made Alonso's foul a talking point but completely refused to acknowledge the fact Hazard was being kicked around the pitch for 90 minutes. Every single game Hazard has to deal with it, and the refs almost never protect him and allow the opposition to as you said target him and try and kick him off the pitch. It wouldn't surprise me if that's one reason why he wants to go to Madrid, at least in La Liga the standards of refs are much better and their star players are protected much more.

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12 Dec 2018 04:42:49
What's funny to me is it seems that Madrid have never been interested in him to begin with. Their eyes have been elsewhere and it's Hazard that keeps trying to jump in Madrids field of vision and get their attention. "What about me guys, I'm making myself available, hello?, Madrid? ". I get that he's being asked these questions and it's clear he wants the move, but there are ways to go about it and it's just become annoying having to listen to it. Hope he stays of course but we've been able to move on from the likes of Drogba, Lampard, Cole, Terry and still be competitive so i won't lose sleep over it anymore.

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06 Dec 2018 00:05:05
Neither are Azpi, Morata and Luiz. Azpi and Alonso are the complete opposite of the modern day fullback. No pace and no crossing ability. Alonso can't even defend either. Luiz was good in Conte's first season but has been poor ever since, and looks even worse in a 2 man CB. Although we already knew that from his first spell at Chelsea. And Morata and Giroud are incredibly inconsistent. Soo many areas in the team that needs addressing in January/ in the summer.

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02 Dec 2018 22:10:09
In my opinion if we're talking about TEAM, not clubs, then Spurs are most probably the best team in London. At least the most balanced, they just have a tendency to bottle every season which is why no one really takes them seriously. When you look at their squad how many of those players would get into our starting 11?. Kane, Erikson, Lucas, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Tripper. All are definites for me. As for the overreaction i expected it. Most pundits are pundits for a reason, because they're failures as managers. They don't understand different styles and systems managers use. Them thinking Kante would help us defensively by putting him were Jorginho is pretty much sums up their intellect. Sarri knows what he's doing, as do fans who are paying attention, and in time it'll work it self out and i'll look back and laugh at those who had no clue.

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02 Dec 2018 15:21:59
RLC tracked back enough for me. He's similar to Hazard in the way he saves energy for quick spurts throughout the game. For me he's done more than Barkley and Kovacic in less games and really earned a starting spot in the team. I agree Emerson should also start but it's clear how weak our fullbacks are. No pace in either flank and their crossing is abysmal. I truly hope instead of spending on a RB we give Reece James a go, three consecutive POTM for Wigan and i've watched him a couple of times, he looks soo good for his age. As for our attackers pretty much everything has already been said for a while, hopefully it's addressed in January.

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