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

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

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

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

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

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

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1.) 23 Jun 2018 14:42:19
Target should always be winning league, minimum target is top 4, big teams shouldn’t start campaign not thinking they can’t win the league. May not be a realistic target but should be target, imo.



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

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

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1.) 20 Jun 2018 03:54:55
If Willian and Pedro leave I’d happily take Mertens as a squad player if we need a goal. But we need to bring Bailey in as the other replacement to start.

2.) 20 Jun 2018 10:55:47
agree with above post!

3.) 20 Jun 2018 16:26:50
If Willian and Pedro leave we'll likely get a Bailey or a Malcom as a starting RW. I'd then rather Hudson-Odoi be our backup winger over Mertens. May only be 17 but he's good enough to feature in this team. I'd much rather keep him around, play him in the Domestic cup games and the early stages of Europa whilst learning from the likes of Hazard and Sarri than send him on some pointless loan were his needs aren't a priority.

4.) 20 Jun 2018 17:25:56
If Willian leaves, yea we might see one of Bailey, Lemar, Fekir, Pulisic etc. I don't want 'old' players.

5.) 20 Jun 2018 18:01:15
We need 4 wingers for a 4-3-3. If we can sign Bailey him and Hazard should start. Mertens and Hudson-Odoi would be great backs ups. They will also get loads of game time with the capital one cup and Europa league games too so no one needs to worry about Odoi not playing.

6.) 21 Jun 2018 09:49:23
Lemar is Atletico bound.

7.) 21 Jun 2018 12:33:11
I thought Athletico's interest in Lemar was tied to Griezmann leaving Athletico Madrid for Barcelona. Good to know that he's still Athletico bound.

8.) 22 Jun 2018 08:18:45
Really excited everytime hudson adoi gets the ball. The way he fun, ball control, speed. See something big in him for us.

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



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

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1.) 17 Jun 2018 07:32:35
I don't see that a centre half would be a priority.

2.) 17 Jun 2018 11:09:14
i don't think he's any better than what we have been honest he's overrated for me.

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

4.) 17 Jun 2018 15:21:58
Kostas Manolas overrated? Funny. Which of our central defenders do you think is better than him?

5.) 17 Jun 2018 15:46:05
azpi rudiger for definete an id also dissaprove because it would hinder christensens progress an every1 will be moaning youth don't get a chance.

6.) 17 Jun 2018 16:53:31
Yes, Azpi and Rudi are at least add good.

7.) 17 Jun 2018 17:04:43
Azpi will likely move back to the full back position next season so it won't affect him. As for Christensen, if Sarri is appointed manager he'll likely be a starter. He's the only CB that is really suitable to flurish in Sarri's play style. Add that to the fact Luiz is likely off with Cahill and Zouma, we'll be in need of another CB. Only person this will have a negative affect on may be Rudiger as i can't see him performing well in a two CB partnership. Manolas will be more suitable in that area for me but personally someone like Rugani would be better than both.

8.) 17 Jun 2018 18:51:14
Good opinions guys. I think given that Sarri will be the manager, another CB is probably not needed but ignore they choose to buy one then Manalos fits the bill. His a quality defender and within budget.

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

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

9.) 17 Jun 2018 20:40:37
Even if his not overrated he isn’t much of an improvement on what we have and would take chunk of any budget we do have. Christensen will be better than last season. rudifer too, Cahill and Luiz maybe could move on but we would have Zouma back and Azpilicueta can play there. How much would Manolas cost? £35m? That’s almost the Malcom fee or golovin or most of bailey fee, half of Savic fee. See my point. far more important areas than adding a CB unless it’s a world class player who’s contracts up or club looking to sell. But should be last position to be looked at.

10.) 18 Jun 2018 00:11:58
i completely agree with your point matt martin only way it makes sense to buy manolas is if we raise the fee from selling luiz an zouma or cahill luiz etc.

11.) 18 Jun 2018 09:43:36
So what's wrong if you replaced D. Luiz with Manolas.

12.) 18 Jun 2018 17:53:45
Obinna, Manolas is fine but an in form Luiz is far better. Plus Manolas would cost a fair amount and Luiz wouldn't fetch much in return.

13.) 19 Jun 2018 17:16:11
zouma could replace Luiz in squad and we’d be making money rather than spending money,

14.) 19 Jun 2018 23:54:22
Rudiger is strong but Manolas (whom is still at a good age) was a better defender at their time in Roma together; As for Azpi- he's good too but my concern is that i don't know how he would fair as a central defender in a four man defense cos he's only played as a central defender in a five man defence which is a lot easier, so that raises a question mark for me. There are few central defenders that can hold a four man defense line (with two CBs) and Manolas is up there with them. As for Cahill and D. luiz, I will pick Manolas over them all day long (cos they are seriously on the decline) . At 27years of age and with the amount being mentioned (£35m release clause) - based on his experience, quick recovery, pace, aerial and sliding/ tackling abilities (qualities that comes in handy in the EPL) I think he's a good and cheap option.



13 Jun 2018 00:42:14
Sky sports reporting that Chelsea and Juventus is in talks Stefan Savic of Athletico Madrid.

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1.) 13 Jun 2018 08:03:29
promote a youth player instead please.

2.) 13 Jun 2018 09:07:30
Definitely or Zouma is to come back don’t need him imo.

3.) 13 Jun 2018 09:09:46
Haighton87; will your reason for saying, 'promote a youth player' be that Savic isn't good enough? Though Chelsea should be looking out for better players, I think he has improved a good deal at Athletico Madrid since the last time he was at ManCity so let's not be in hurry to judge this one.

Maybe Chelsea's interest in Savic stems from the 'DEBRUYNESQUE MISTAKE': Comes to Premier league- doesn't do well- leaves the Premier league to another league, does well a bit- returns back to the Premier league and becomes the bomb. Besides that, if Juventus is interested in Savic- then he must be doing something right as a defender.

4.) 13 Jun 2018 11:33:14
we have had the best youth teams in the country for a number of years now and i think now is as good a time as any to start bringing some of them through.

we bought Emerson as "competition" for Alonso and yes he had a few good performances, i would have rather them promote a youth player to give that competition - young and hungry to prove their worth.

*cough Jay Dasilva *cough.

Also, I don't judge players on their interest from other clubs and certainly not Juve.

5.) 13 Jun 2018 12:18:32
following on from that, players like sterling, RLC, Abraham, Hudson Odoi, Mount, Chalobah, get them in an around the squad - with the experienced players. Then add in some young "flair" asensio

if we don't give them a chance, someone else does - we are back here again complaining we never gave them a go.

6.) 13 Jun 2018 12:27:33
Great post Haighton87.

7.) 13 Jun 2018 16:50:11
The club wants these players to come through more than you; cos at least it will save them loads of money which can be put into other projects of the club; but bringing them through should be done properly and at the right time so that it doesn't become counterproductive to both the club and these young players that you listed in your post.

8.) 14 Jun 2018 08:20:50
obinna 123. Like I said, i think now is as good time as any, don't you?

9.) 14 Jun 2018 21:23:53
Not all of them are ready for Chelsea's first team though some are ready but for the fact that someone else plays their position at the club very well (at the moment) will make it difficult for to come through and develop well coupled with the fact at this stage of their careers they need to be playing regularly.

*Odoi should go on a 2 season loan to be ready come back and take a spot when Willian would be on the decline.

*Let's wait and see how well Loftus Cheek performs at the world cup before we conclude on him but he will be perfect for the Chelsea squad if he stays one more year at Palace- playing regularly. He is the only one carve a niche for himself out of the present Chelsea squad.

*Mount still needs a 2 season loan, come back and be accessed.

*Abraham- 2 season loan will be good and then check his development.

*Dujon Sterling can play as backup to our RB next season but that would mean letting one of our RWB leave.

*Jay DaSilva- 2 year out on loan mainly cos he have 3 players that can play LWB ahead him right now at Chelsea- M. Alonso, Kenedy and Palmieri.




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11 Jun 2018 11:25:00
I feel Spain's coach should have gone to the world cup with Morata cos he suits their game better than D. Costa or I. Aspas. German coach - I think was a bit confused to leave out L. Sane.

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05 Jun 2018 12:44:27
Despite the wide spread talk of Chelsea selling Courtois, there's still a reasonable chance that he will stay- as he plans talks after the World cup.

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27 May 2018 12:11:24
Does anyone know that Messi is paid £750,000 and Neymar is paid £600,000 weekly. Ain't that crazy? Could it be the reason why Hazard is stalling on signing a new deal.

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1.) 27 May 2018 12:56:24
Some people would say that's a reflection of how much better and how much more they’ve achieved than Hazard.

2.) 27 May 2018 14:09:44
I wouldn't say Neymar is so much better than Hazard. That's a ridiculous judgement. Hazard is on par with Neymar, maybe not Messi.

3.) 27 May 2018 14:25:22
CFCShak u read my mind.

4.) 27 May 2018 20:08:06
Hazard is world class quality. I think we need to realise we have a world beater in our team. Hazard unfortunately has been graced by defensive managers at Chelsea, RDM, Rafa, Jose and Conte. Hopefully we appoint Sarri and we see a Hazard that is a lot better than we have ever seen!



26 May 2018 22:57:34
WHAT A BRAND! Same team, same personnel - 3 consecutive UEFA Champions league title. Who said that wannabe winners shouldn't emulate their model? TALK TO THE HAND.
My second favourite team Real Madrid.

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1.) 27 May 2018 06:51:17
Anyone that doesn't admire such a great feat is not normal.

2.) 27 May 2018 06:53:44
How anyone can like Madrid is beyond me, hate them.

3.) 27 May 2018 07:58:27
Hahahaha. Why do you hate them? They didn't steal no one's dinner. I have always liked them. If Chelsea ain't in the UCL- Real Madrid becomes my team. Just like if Nigeria ain't in a competition, my love goes to Brazil and England.

4.) 27 May 2018 08:24:58
Glory hunter. 2nd favorite team? Proper football fans don’t have 2nd favorite teams. How old are you? 10 .

5.) 27 May 2018 09:10:51
I hate the sentence 2nd favourite team! How can anyone have a second favourite team? That’s like saying when your teams not doing very well you will go and support someone else.

6.) 27 May 2018 09:37:48
Guys, I have to admit to a soft spot for my old team Dulwich Hamlet.
Hope they get there ownership and ground issues sorted out asap.

7.) 27 May 2018 10:29:43
off course u can have a soft spot for another team. I live in Gillingham so they are equal to Chelsea for my love. I also have a soft spot for West Ham because of the 1966 World Cup and Spurs because they were my dads team and I loved the greaves Gilzean era. Wouldn't call myself a supporter of either Spurs or West Ham but don't mind seeing them do well. But not against us off course, then my soft spot turns to hate.

8.) 27 May 2018 11:22:39
In whose constitution is it written that proper fans don't have 2nd favourite teams.

9.) 27 May 2018 11:56:27
If it's only kids that have 2nd favourite teams then I completely agree that I am a kid. I like Real Madrid much more than any other English team asides Chelsea. I think they are brilliant club and a great team.

10.) 27 May 2018 19:48:34
sid1 old mate i used to live there randolph road behind the iceland car park haha went to upbury manor what a hole
what about you.

11.) 27 May 2018 19:59:03
sid i agree mate
i like west ham because they beat assenal in 1980 cup final
i loved watching spurs in europe in the 80s just because i had a bit of a weird obcession with glenn hoddle such a playerand gazza
i liked palace coz my good ols uncle used to take me
i like charlton coz i lived there for a while
i love real hate Barcelona
love juve
love rangers
love the gills coz i lived there
love brazil of the 80s zico and falcao socrates
hate marradonna cheating git

absolutely obcessed with chelsea
and to be honest just love football
i have lots of interests in football but cfc will always be my team.

12.) 28 May 2018 08:03:48
Sorry guys Real Madrid is a brilliant club with a brilliant president and shouldn't apologise for them being rich and successful. Their brand is extraordinary. If you doubt it, try winning three consecutive UCL titles in this era. Great things come to those that appreciate great things.
*Fernando Redondo's pass to Raul (that sunk ManU) still plays in my head.
I would love Chelsea to win like that.

{Ed001's Note - brilliant club with a brilliant president? They got big and rich off the back of money stolen off the poor by a dictator who was on the side of the Nazis. They have prospered on the back of government protection and aid. They are the Spanish equivalent to the Eastern European sides that had secret police involvement to create their legacy. Not sure what is brilliant about that? Do you think West Ham getting a virtually free stadium is brilliant or do you think it is unfair that they get one when everyone else has to pay for their own? Because Real Madrid's old training ground was falling apart, with the club under immense debts, so it was bought off them by the local govt, at a massively over-inflated figure, which paid off their debts and gave them money to invest in players. Oh and they were also given a brand new, much bigger and better equipped training ground as part of the deal. All this in a country where large portions of the population have nothing and is in major financial difficulties, yet still they propped up an ailing team. I won't even get into Dr Fuentes, who was employed by the club (amongst many others to be fair) while also being the doctor to provide Lance Armstrong with 'help'. It's ok though because all the samples pertaining to Real Madrid were ordered to be destroyed by the Spanish courts....}

13.) 28 May 2018 11:40:59
With all due respect Ed; Is Real Madrid the only club with a 'history'? I would say NO. But even if they are the only club with a history, I would say they have utilized their 'talents' from that history and have done exponentially well with it - so for that reason, they are brilliant.
No club comes into a competition arena with his past or history written on its forehead; if not some teams will be made to play twelve against eleven man 'favoured' Real Madrid.
What's the guarantee that if some football clubs were in Real Madrid's shoes then - they won't do worse (from the Nazi thing) cos you can't predict the human behaviour at any point in time.
A man that's born rich/ helped owes no man no apologies.
I would rather be lucky, helped and make 90% good results than not helped, be hardworking and make 30% good results. I think Real Madrid is brilliant cos they have done very with the 'helped' riches that they have received.
If favour and help isn't sweet- try hard work.

{Ed001's Note - so you are purely a gloryhunter then. Nice to know, but I will stick to supporting a club because it is my club, not because of what they win. At least we all know where you stand. Your choice is different from mine, that's all. I would rather earn what I have than be handed it on a plate.

As for most of the rest, I don't know what you are trying to say with the twelve against eleven stuff, it makes no sense, but I am sure that is probably a language issue mate. No matter.}

14.) 28 May 2018 12:03:55
Glory hunter yea you could call me that, I have no issues with it.

15.) 28 May 2018 13:09:15
When your team looses a game, I bet you get angry. Where does the anger come from? If not that hunger for glory (we all wanna win and keep winning- it's human nature) . Show me a man that doesn't love glory and I show you a man that's a hypocrite.
Please I love to earn things but I wouldn't refuse help esp when I can't do something. Objective matters to me a lot if not why the struggle and work in the first place.
Chelsea isn't the only football team that I like but I like Chelsea the most. I live in Nigeria and we have football teams here too that someone can like but I know what it costs me to see all Chelsea games, buy their merchandise, travel to see some games.
I guess it wouldn't have been an issue if I liked a lower team rather than Real Madrid. Cos its R/ Madrid (a big successful team) that makes me a glory hunter. You guys are funny.

{Ed001's Note - no it is glory hunter because you choose a team that wins because they win, not because you identify with anything about them other than that. You don't care about anything other than they win things.

As for anger, no why would I? It's a game. I am not some teenage brat who has to rage quit games either, because they are games. There are more important things to worry about. Like morals, doing the right thing etc.}

16.) 28 May 2018 15:32:52
You are right, 'Anger' isn't the right word. One thing I know is that emotions and football are symbiotic brothers- can't keep one away from another. Football- is a. Powerful game- it messes up even the smartest, oldest and wisest of men.

17.) 28 May 2018 23:34:46
To CFCMatt, I've got a 2nd team: Northampton Town! No-one can claim I'm a glory hunter!



20 May 2018 17:14:41
Does Chelsea need to evolve to a more attacking kind of football? YES OR NO. Pick one.
My answer is YES.

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1.) 20 May 2018 17:52:32
Obinna 123: Absolutely. Back to Mourinho's first year. Brick wall defence and the ability to counter attack with width, pace and a target man. Midfielders that can spring defence into attack and forwards that can finish the job.

2.) 20 May 2018 18:02:37
YES but Conte ain't changing and he ain't the man for it.

3.) 20 May 2018 18:41:42
Oh Lordy Lordy YES.

4.) 20 May 2018 19:12:17
Conte is absolutely the man for it he just needs backing. the man has done his job with his hands tied behind his back. it's easy to change the manager again, but if the philosophy is the same we will be having the same conversation next season. chelsea as a club are in it for a quick win. yep it has worked to some degree but since Jose first stint we have never had continued success really.

5.) 20 May 2018 19:37:20
Hahahaha. You see lots of us are saying 'YES' and 'BUT' Leave the 'BUT' and go with your heart and head. Please guys stop fighting this attacking football thing. Growth is beckoning on us. We have to evolve.

6.) 20 May 2018 20:34:05
Let me ask you guys a question.
Do you want to play so called entertaining football and win nothing?
For gods sake get a grip on reality!

7.) 20 May 2018 21:09:42

Pragmatic football (not defensive) is more attractive than possession obsessed football.

8.) 20 May 2018 22:46:31
I keep using the term ATTACKING football not ENTERTAINMENT football. Football in general is a game that's meant to entertain (whether its defensive or attacking) . If you wanna go on entertaining the crowd and not winning- it's your call but I am more comfortable- winning which means attack.

9.) 21 May 2018 11:03:32
What Obinna 123 means, the ability to effectively turn defence into an attack that bears fruit which means width and pace and finishers. This is not about entertaining, if it was we would not have enjoyed Saturday's result because without that penalty I could not see us scoring from open play.

10.) 21 May 2018 12:05:22
Thanks C1955, For me I wanna win by playing good attacking football (that brings out the best in footballers) and behind me should be a resolute defense. Entertainment, flair, less tension, less error, free/ easy-scoring are major bye products of attacking football.

11.) 21 May 2018 12:33:54
Statistical, attacking teams have won more games and titles and produced better players compared to defensive teams (in the UCL, EPL etc. The statistic is like 80-20. I wonder why anyone wants to play defensive football.

12.) 21 May 2018 15:38:17
Obinna 123:! told you should have been an accountant.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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23 Jun 2018 18:47:49
Matt, I am quite sure of what I am saying. This fascination for 4-3-3 started even towards the end of last season before anyone knew about Sarri. I truly have no one in mind (don't care if anyone takes it personal) but this is my observation from the posts on this page.

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23 Jun 2018 11:41:27
Hahaha, three midfielders?
Just an aside; its funny that everyone now wants to play three midfielders (4-3-3 formation) cos of Liverpool and ManCity's success last season. Who knows if the incoming coach has 3 midfielders in mind.

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21 Jun 2018 21:29:13
Sajjal, where will the creativity come from in that central midfield pairing of yours that involves Loftus Cheek-Seri-Kante?
Of course the three of them are good players, i don't think it's a balanced midfield.

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21 Jun 2018 21:24:59
Another year out on loan would make Loftus Cheek perfect for Chelsea or big club challenge but from his recent comments, I wonder who's stroking his fire.

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21 Jun 2018 12:18:25
How much money are you talking about?

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