Chelsea Rumours Archive January 05 2019

 

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05 Jan 2019 16:37:30
Mikel now a free agent. the unthinkable surely can’t happen! Replacing Fabregas .

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05 Jan 2019 17:54:01
Please, please NO. A big NO.

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05 Jan 2019 19:48:32
Why not - a player that passes sideways - not that fast - doesn't score goals - a perfect cover for Jorginho!

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05 Jan 2019 20:12:59
oh no if this happens il be very unimpressed the only time i ever seen him play well was the cl final.

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05 Jan 2019 20:41:34
Mikel was/ is very underrated. Yes I wouldn't want him back now but to say he only had 1 decent performance in his time here is laughable. You have to remember that Jose changed Mikel's position from attacking midfield (where he plays very well for Nigeria) to a Defensive midfielder. It was under Jose's instructions that he had to play the simple ball, a lot like Makelele played the same way for us, but you don't see anyone moaning about him. I rated him very highly here doesn't get the adulation because he wasn't a flair player, but still done a very good job time and time again.

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05 Jan 2019 21:06:45
Completely agree CFCAdam. Very underrated player, never seen someone protect the ball as well as him, he was so calm under pressure. Probably a bit too old for Chelsea to re buy him but still a good asset for any team.

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05 Jan 2019 21:22:25
Nice bloke as well.

Had the pleasure of spending a small amount of time in his company. Very polite and absolutely in Love with Chelsea.

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05 Jan 2019 23:16:29
I would love it haha :) I love Mikel.

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06 Jan 2019 00:04:13
Spot on Adam. Big mikel fan but I’d rather Ampadu take fabregas’s spot.

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06 Jan 2019 00:20:18
i don't agree i thought he wasnt good enough for chelsea just my opinion ders very few games i remember saying what a player an don't give me the cause he wasmt a flair player u don't remember. kante isn't a flair player but he's had several games were he's been top class an so did makelele an other proper dms. i also never rated busquets an some people think he's the bees knees .

he played dm with several managers over several seasons after jose so u camt say jose is the reason he was changed to a dm if he was good enough other managers would of pushed him further up. anyway just my opinion nice guy an a lover of chelsea doesn't make me think he was better dan i think. don't hate me for my opinion but i am brutally honest at times.

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06 Jan 2019 11:13:49
Mikel was a great player for Chelsea. Wrongly slated throughout his career with us.

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06 Jan 2019 19:13:32
i respect all yer opinions nick as i said i never rated him im ok fans liked him that's cool i won't begrudge ye.

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05 Jan 2019 12:08:22
Ed001, with the departures of Cesc and Morata, the links to Barella, Higuain and Wilson are starting to make sense.

Also, I initially assumed that Denis Suarez (who will now likely head to Arsenal) and Hirving Lozano (who will likely not move in January) were pursued in order to replace CHO.

Are there any other LW targets we are pursuing since the above two are unlikely to come in January?

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{Ed001's Note - isn't Denis Suarez a central midfielder? I know he plays various positions for Barca when they are short, but I am pretty sure he is a central mid.

I would suggest Asensio in exchange for Hazard is a possibility, at least according to the Spanish. I am not sure if Chelsea are open to it but it is something Madrid would be keen on.}

05 Jan 2019 13:44:06
I thought we were looking at Denis as a winger since the position he covers in midfield is already covered at Chelsea.

Hazard and Asensio swap makes sense, but I was looking for a lower profile LW who can replace Hudson Odoi if he moves to Germany.

Otherwise, we will be left with 3 wingers for 2 positions, not to mention Willian and Pedro still are nursing injuries.

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{Ed001's Note - I would expect the loan army would provide any replacement for CHO mate.}

05 Jan 2019 16:39:41
Hi Ed, are we even certain that Madrid actually want Hazard? Because if so, I expect him to be gone in the summer. But I've always gotten the feeling they don't really want him.

Has their stance changed? I'm a big fan of Asensio. Could be special. But I'd want some money on top of him if they get Hazard.

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{Ed001's Note - he is certainly not their first choice but they might end up with him as the option.}

05 Jan 2019 19:23:44
Just for a second imagine being at a level where you look at Eden Hazard and go, “oh, well he would be OK I guess. ” Who is the first choice then Ed? Neymar or something?

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05 Jan 2019 10:43:30
£45m bid for Barella, and inquiry about Cavani, that's rumours from Italy today. Cesc last game, Wilson still on our list, CHO agreed terms with Bayern and asked Chelsea to let him leave. Few of today's rumours.

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05 Jan 2019 11:41:59
cavani be a decent signing.

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05 Jan 2019 17:00:44
If we lose CHO oh my.

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04 Jan 2019 21:23:06
ed001 what is our plan for a left back?

because everyone saying Alonso is not good enough . i think we have a perfect replacement is Kennedy!

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{Ed001's Note - Sarri likes Alonso and will only replace him if he is sold, as Real Madrid (bizarrely) are interested in him. As for Kenedy, he is not seen right now as a first team player and is likely to be sold or loaned again in the summer.}

05 Jan 2019 06:27:40
So, unless something drastic happens, we should see Alonso and Emerson in the squad next season as well?

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{Ed001's Note - Emerson may well be replaced, but probably by a youngster, as he would like more first team football.}

05 Jan 2019 07:49:53
Ed001, Can you provide a similar update on the striker situation and how Sarri would like to play in the future (false No 9)

any update on hirving lozano to us?

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{Ed001's Note - Sarri does not favour a false 9, he likes a target man centre forward. The false 9 came about out of necessity, as injuries left him with few options. If Sarri has his way it will be Higuaín arriving.

No update that I have sorry on Lozano.}

05 Jan 2019 10:14:19
His agent said no but he didn't travel with the PSV squad for next fixture, I hear.

I like the bluelionstv theory around ginkle being a potential make weight!

Infact Kessie (baka) and Arnautovic (giroud) we could get some great business done using less valuable players.

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04 Jan 2019 23:33:36
Had the chance of meeting the father of CHO earlier today .

About 10 teams callings
Bayern willing to do or pay any fee.

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05 Jan 2019 01:21:57
And where was this exactly?

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05 Jan 2019 11:43:17
strange der willing to break the bank for a completely unproven young man whos never even broke into d chelsea team yet.

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05 Jan 2019 20:46:29
I’ve already said on the banter page CHO’s dentist says he is staying.

Will some people get a grip!

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06 Jan 2019 13:33:34
TomB, just staying for now or will he sign a new contract?

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