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08 Aug 2020 23:31:11
I've liked our bussiness in the market so far and if/when we get Havertz we'll have more than enough quality in our attack. It's crucial now that not only do we get quality signings for the defence but also making sure they're leaders. Pretty evident in this game we have absolutely no leadership at all, the lack of communication within our defence not only in this game but throughout the season has been shocking. Players like Dunk, Rice and Onana would provide a nice spine for the team, all show leadership qualities and are good enough. Of course there's better options in terms of talent especially at CB and GK but finding players who can organise a defence and just open their mouths is just as important for us right now.

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1.) 09 Aug 2020 05:38:49
I think it has been mentioned that Dunk is a Chelsea fan as well and Rice obviously grew up playing in our academy. Both British and have plenty of experience in the prem and honestly I think would be excellent signings. Give me Dunk over an untested centre half from a foreign league at the moment. We need leaders and players who will give everything for the shirt. No idea if there’s interest though.

As for goalkeeper I haven’t seen loads of Onana or many of the names linked. Priority for me with a goalkeeper is a big physical presence who commands his are well and communicates with the defence. Goalkeeper is definitely the most important signing for me along with Havertz who could be our next superstar.


2.) 09 Aug 2020 08:39:20
Reports in the press today that it's Ben White from Brighton, not Dunk, who we are interesting - not that they're to be believed.

There's been a lot of discussion about Rice being a CM and not CB. We've played both back fours and back threes this season. If that were continue next season (I expect it will), then having someone like Rice who can move back from midfield into a three, mid-game, could be really effective.

We seem to be looking at utility players who are comfortable in a number of positions, Rice would certainly fit that.


3.) 09 Aug 2020 09:14:24
I'm not really convinced that neither Dunk, Rice or White are a true step up in defence. Rice has no chance in DM should Kante stay as we expect.

I think a lot of these names are all being pushed by the media. I remember last month the media were convinced that we had signed Tagliafico. We now know his far from priority as Ed2 mentioned.

I'm convinced Chelsea will look for proven quality and will not settle for Dunk's and White's. The previous transfer windows where we signed a lot of average windows in costing us till today.


 

 

13 Jul 2020 23:25:10
Oblak "rumoured" to be our number 1 target for the goalkeeper position and may try and tempt Atletico with a player+ cash deal involving Kepa. He's the dream singing for that position but i'd be stunned if that happened. I don't know Atletico's financial position and whether they need the money or not but if they do then who knows. We'd definitely need CL football if we were to have any chance of convincing Oblak to join too. Don't see it happening but a man can dream.

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1.) 14 Jul 2020 00:37:38
He’s a quality keeper don’t get me wrong but there are goalkeepers around who are just at smaller clubs who could have a similar impact. Predrag Rajkovic would be my pick he’s had a fantastic first season at Reims and he’s a great shot stopper and very good at collecting crosses.

Just can’t see us splashing that sort of money on Havertz (who i’d prefer) and Oblak. Not to mention we still need a left back and a centre back. I think Rice will happen with hopefully Barkley going the other way.


2.) 14 Jul 2020 07:35:11
Agree Bobby i'd definitely prefer Havertz if we had to choose but considering how many players that may be moving on i don't feel being able to afford both is that unrealistic tbh. Thinks it's more Atletico accepting that offer is what i find hard to see.

Haven't seen Rajkovic play so can't give an opinion on him but getting a keeper who can command his area is very important. As for Rice i've never understood the negativity when he's been linked with us, every time i see him he looks like a top player who'll only get better. Only worry is that we need a experienced leader at the back, Rice has leadership qualities but i don't feel like he'd be what we need. I'd definitely take him as a CDM though, feel that's his best position.


3.) 14 Jul 2020 08:16:59
Rajkovic played against for Tel Aviv a while back (I think) . Looked good and, if I remember correctly, we were keen on him back then but he only wanted to move to a club where he'd be first choice.

Oblak is certainly one of the best in the world, it'd be another world record fee for a goalkeeper, which I can't see us going for.


4.) 14 Jul 2020 15:13:50
Oblak is sensational. Other than his distribution which is around average he is world class in every aspect.


 

 

11 Jan 2020 09:38:20
With Pedro's sale been ruled out by Lampard it seems as if we may be doing very little business this window. Feel like a backup ST may be the only purchase we make and i don't have a clue who that may be. Felt the CB position would be another area we were going to improve by going for Ake but it doesn't seem as if any of the CB's are moving on until at least the summer.

So you'd think that'll rule him out. All i can say is if this were to happen i wouldn't be too happy but it was clear our top targets weren't going to be available in January and i'd rather wait and get them in the summer than waste money on our 3rd or 4th options.

My worry though is that we need CL football to get them, and with United seemingly getting Bruno Fernandes and our need for a creative mid i fear we'll miss out on top 4 which would be costly to our business in the summer. Of course i've learnt not to take what players and managers say about transfers too seriously so we may do more than i think.

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01 Jan 2020 23:45:49
I wonder how many teams in previous years would have been in the top 4 with 36pts after 21 games. I'd argue very few. We've been very fortunate that our rivals are having a titanic season when we're having a rollercoaster season. Hopefully we take advantage of it and recruit a couple of good attackers to push us on because sooner or later i see Spurs or even Arsenal getting back on track and going on a run.

I don't expect Sancho or Werner in January, but Isco and M.Dembele are achievable for me and both would help massively. And it wouldn't effect a move for Sancho in the summer either. As long as we get a creator and serious competition for Abraham i'll be happy.

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1.) 02 Jan 2020 05:24:39
I always think 76 points (2pts average per game) guarantees Champs league qualification. It looks to me as if 70 points should be enough this season.

I like to think of myself as a very positive person but the way we are playing It’s going to be a struggle.

It’s up to Lamps and the other coaches to find the solutions. It won’t be easy but if we do secure a top four position, I will be very happy.


2.) 02 Jan 2020 10:01:42
I agree LB90. We are extremely lucky that our direct rivals haven't been performing.

that being said we still have not replaced Hazard who would have more than likely dragged us through games such as Brighton, west ham, bournemouth.

It's been clear that Chelsea had a plan to deal with the ban and allow Frank to blood in the youth then go from there should the ban be lifted.

I trust Frank and the board to bring in what we need in January ( apart from the LB position) to have us kick on for the remainder of the season and hopefully secure top 4.

I definitely can see us signing Jadon and two new strikers this month.

As for the LB position, do we not have anyone up and coming from the youth knocking on the door? I'm loving the look of the right side with James and Lamptey!


3.) 02 Jan 2020 10:10:23
Maatsen is very good and highly rated. I think he could step us and we should sell Emerson and Alonso.


4.) 02 Jan 2020 19:03:36
Yeah i rate Maatsen very highly but i don't see him being involved with the 1st team for a few years. We've overachieved in my eyes haighton because of our situation, but hopefully we take advantage of our rivals poor seasons since there won't be a better opportunity to get top4. And 70pts will definitely be enough i reckon Tomb, wouldn't surprise me if 65pts is enough.


 

 

16 Dec 2019 18:50:19
Via Matt law who's fairly reliable for Chelsea news, Chelsea's forward shortlist for January is:
Sancho (did say he likely won't leave in January)
Chukwueze
Bailey
Werner
Dembele
Zaha

Sure they'll be more to come but those were the names mentioned. Personally the only one that makes sense there is Zaha. Werner, Dembele and Sancho are through in the Champions league so i doubt their teams would want to sell. Chukwueze is an exciting young player but would need time, and i doubt he could give us that creativity we desperately need right now. Same with Bailey but for me that ship has sailed. Zaha's the only one there for me that's do able and could offer what we need to a certain degree.

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1.) 16 Dec 2019 20:00:14
Exactly LB90, I couldn't agree more mate.


2.) 16 Dec 2019 20:14:04
Zaha is pacy, strong and is adept at dribbling the ball. He has been inconsistent over time but at a big club that may change.

I probably sound like Zaha's personal advocate.


3.) 16 Dec 2019 20:29:51
I get your point London blue do you not think Boga would be worth a shout then go all out for Sancho in the summer?


4.) 16 Dec 2019 21:49:06
Maybe Danny but i'm pretty sure we have no interest in him. Money wise he wouldn't be much of a risk but considering we need somebody to come in and make an instant impact, we don't know whether Boga could offer that so quickly. Where as with Zaha i'm more confident he could.

I agree shak in a better team where he'll have the ball a lot more as well as the extra motivation of playing for a big club again i think he'll perform. For me his inconsistency has come down to playing in an average side as well with his mentality not being the strongest due to him wanting to leave for a while.


5.) 16 Dec 2019 22:51:07
some good points there pads and although im not zahas biggest fan he can definetly offer us a little bit of extra flair that end of the pitch especially in a tight game he could make a difference.


6.) 16 Dec 2019 23:40:27
Guys have a watch of Zaha's goal today vs Brighton. Absolutely immense.


7.) 17 Dec 2019 18:31:16
Agreed guys. Great views.

Zaha has got that ability to create something out of nothing or score an absolute scorcher to bail out in tough games. Unfortunately, this is an area we are lacking at the minute.


8.) 18 Dec 2019 02:57:32
Zaha has talent but crys and moans a bit too much for my liking . And final product is also lacking, I still have doubts about zaha . We need better.


9.) 19 Dec 2019 13:42:29
Player we should go for is Zyech.


10.) 19 Dec 2019 14:17:43
Fair enough Dareryk. It's all about opinions and I'm sure there are many other who share your opinion too mate.


 

 

 

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02 Aug 2020 11:25:34
Weren't good enough to win, but my god that was one of the worst refereeing performances i've seen in a long time. No surprise it's Anthony Taylor again either. One of the worst referees in the BPL (aren't any good ones anyway), didn't send of Maguire for kicking Bats in the groin, gave a foul against us when Gazzaniga fly kicked Alonso, booked Mount for not touching anyone, sent off Kova for not touching anyone and failed to see Martinez catching the ball out of his area. Genuinely lost interest in the game in the 2nd half, you just knew which way the game was going.

Hope Pulisic's injury isn't too serious and hopefully Pedro recovers quickly. We've had a good season and exceeded a lot of people's expectations, even mine. Just a shame this leaves a bad taste but that's football. Onto Bayern and hopefully we can put in a good performance.

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23 Jul 2020 08:21:29
I really hope Lampard doesn't go back to a back 4 against Wolves since the back 3 didn't work today. I'd stick with the back 3 but put Tomori in instead of Rudiger, Kante ahead of Jorginho if he's fit, Pulisic ahead of Mount, CHO instead of Willian and Caballero instead of Kepa.

We didn't match Sheffield United and got punished for it, hopefully we don't make the same mistake. Already nervous about Sunday. You just know Wolves are going to score at least one against our defence so we'll need to outscore or match them. Don't trust United beating Leicester, they've been just as poor as us in the league recently.

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1.) 23 Jul 2020 08:32:37
I said exact same earlier.

Caballero, Tomori, Kante, Pulisic and CHO in.


2.) 23 Jul 2020 09:25:25
CHO is rubbish are you serious Willian is miles better.


3.) 23 Jul 2020 08:51:49
Now is not the time for Tomori, although I do think his pace would have been handy in this game! ’.


4.) 23 Jul 2020 10:04:33
Agree, but think we should stick with the same back 3 and two wing backs unless someone knackered as changing yet again a risk and though I really like Tomori he has had absolutely no recent game time. I would put Kante if fit in for Jorginho and starting with Pulisic (again assuming he is fit) a no-brainer. Not so sure about CHO for Willian though, given Willian's experience in big matches and he is our second top scorer. Might be a question of has he got enough left in the tank. Expect he or CHO if CHO starts would not play whole game. Not sure about the keeper situation, it's worrying.


 

 

05 Jul 2020 11:03:00
Zouma's last four games for Chelsea have come with clean sheets. Watford, Leicester, Everton, Liverpool. Not saying he's the major reason for it but by watching those games it's clear he's our best CB. Hopefully he starts from now on. A lot of talk about Pulisic and rightly so but Mount has been just as good when he's played and seems to be soo important in the way we play. Ability to press is brilliant and his link up has gotten better as the seasons progressed, would love to see a Mount, Kante and Havertz midfield next season. Big 3pts, hopefully we can finish strong now.

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1.) 05 Jul 2020 12:53:17
He’s brilliant just needs to play RCB and bring in a leader and someone good on the ball next to him. One of Rice or Romagnoli would be my pick.


 

 

01 Jul 2020 22:33:35
Only we can beat Man City and then lose to west ham. Truly hope that's the last time we see Alonso and Rudiger in this team. My god they're awful defenders. Don't see Kepa being moved on but if we want to be serious and compete he needs to get the boot too.

Useless commanding his area as well as his weak wrists. Pulisic and Willian were the only players who can hold their head up, Kante was ok. The rest should be made to walk home. Hope Lampard makes significant changes against Watford, especially since we could now be 6th by the time we kick off.

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1.) 02 Jul 2020 09:48:02
Kante, Willian and Pulisic all looked pretty good to me, though given frailties of our defense Kante probably needed to shield them to the end rather than getting caught to far forward when they broke for winner. Alonso is never going to get back in time to cover his wing when any break.

Would think giving Willian a further extension of contract may be good business.


 

 

04 Mar 2020 11:30:22
What midfield do you guys want to see against Everton?. With Kovacic, Jorginho and Kante out we have very limited options. Gilmour should definitely start after his MOTM performance, would like to see Mount and Ruben in there too for me. Obviously Ruben won't be able to last 90mins but if he starts hopefully we can get a lead and sub him when he starts to tire. Go with the 433 or 4231 and start Odoi if he's fit enough and Pedro on the wings.

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1.) 04 Mar 2020 11:37:28
Christensen with Gilmour in a 3421 formation.

Alternatively Reece can also play mid but I'd prefer to keep him on the right. Christensen can do a job I think in midfield.


2.) 04 Mar 2020 16:45:05
Could be another Champs league final situation with two left backs playing.


 

 

 

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25 Jul 2020 19:25:11
Hardly doubt Atletico would want Kepa Adam. Would be too big of a downgrade for them to accept him as an Oblak replacement.

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25 Jul 2020 17:54:48
Maybe. They could also sell Gimenez for a high amount and we've been linked to him too. I'd say he'd be more likely of a purchase than Oblak. And i'm sure they'd rather let Gimenez go out of the two. Personally would rather Oblak eventhough he'd cost more. Gimenez seems to have problems with staying fit and i don't want our best CB to be missing half of our games.

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14 Jul 2020 07:35:11
Agree Bobby i'd definitely prefer Havertz if we had to choose but considering how many players that may be moving on i don't feel being able to afford both is that unrealistic tbh. Thinks it's more Atletico accepting that offer is what i find hard to see.

Haven't seen Rajkovic play so can't give an opinion on him but getting a keeper who can command his area is very important. As for Rice i've never understood the negativity when he's been linked with us, every time i see him he looks like a top player who'll only get better. Only worry is that we need a experienced leader at the back, Rice has leadership qualities but i don't feel like he'd be what we need. I'd definitely take him as a CDM though, feel that's his best position.

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02 Jul 2020 15:11:09
Won't be able to sell Kepa unless we're Willing to take a massive loss on him and the board wouldn't do that. If he goes i see it being a loan for a season or two with an option to buy so we can get as much money back as possible. Oblak is the dream but Onana would be a very good 2nd choice. Gimenez would be great and is definitely the type of CB we need. It's a shame Zouma may be the one to be sold to make way for a CB since he's easily the best defensive CB we have.

Tagliafico is my 1st choice LB but since Zouma may be moved and i assume Everton may come in for him if he's available, maybe a swap deal involving Zouma and Digne? . Spurs seem to be the other team that may approach him in the summer so maybe another swap deal with Alderweireld? He'll definitely bring what we lack at the back. Already been said that teams will be looking to do more swap deals in the summer so it can definitely be a possibility.

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19 Jun 2020 21:16:02
Grimaldo i think was just twitter talk. Feels like it's between Chilwell, Tagliafico and Telles. Sure more names may pop up but those three seem to be the genuine targets. Personally would go for Tagliafico since i feel he's the best defensively of the three.

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11 Aug 2020 00:55:19
You could tell even before the game his head is elswhere but he still looked good. His defensive work rate may be a problem though, i've seen a handle of Leverkusen games and eventhough he presses, once the ball's past him rarely do you see him bust a gut to get back. Maybe that's because of tactical reasons but i doubt it. It's an issue i can see occuring with all of Pulisic, Havertz and Ziyech. They'll press but once that press fails their desire to get back and help can be questionable. Pulisic was like that at the start of the season but got better as it went on. Didn't rate Willian all too much but that was one part of his game he was great at.

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10 Aug 2020 16:20:21
Doubt it mate, if United aren't willing to pay up there's no way we will. Even if he stays at Dortmund his value won't change and since he'd be a starter we'd have to let one of Pulisic, CHO or Ziyech go. As much as i'd like him here it's best just to move on from him.

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04 Aug 2020 19:46:54
Out of all of those i only see Benrahma being the most likely but if he's after game time i can't see it happening. Especially since other top clubs will be after him. I'd be surprised if we bought another winger. Pulisic, CHO, Ziyech, Mount, Werner and Havertz can all play out wide.

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03 Aug 2020 17:32:59
I agree i'd be happy to see him here as long as the fee isn't an absurd amount. Since he'll be 29 in November we shouldn't really be paying more than £35m for him. He'll definitely be an improvement but like Ed001 said a couple posts down i do think he could struggle playing a high line. Personally i'd rather go for Ben white but i'd expect him to be a lot more expensive.

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01 Aug 2020 03:26:17
Agreed i think Mount, Kante and Hopefully Havertz will be our midfield for next season in a 433. It's a shame though because Ruben when fit with Kante and Havertz would be brilliant to watch.

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