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19 Jan 2019 22:00:14
I haven't posted on here for a long time, I thought it was a bit of negatively, I didn't want to get Involved in, each person's opinion to there own though, I'm speaking for myself when I say I'm over the moon delighted with how the season has gone, I think our general play is awesome, I really enjoy the short technical passing game, I enjoy bossing games and playing attacking.

I judge players on touch technique, and vision, more so than pace and power, it's just personal preference, I loved watching the Barcelona team under pep, when most of my mates would say it's boring.

I've seen a lot of criticism of our lack of goals from midfield, I don't agree with the criticism, the way we now play football is different, so take the great Barcelona team that had xavi, inesta, and busquets in midfield, those 3 would orchestrate, they struggled to score more than 10 goals between them when they were winning trebles, and scoring 130 goals a season, same with assists, them 3 wouldn't get many assists as expected, exactly the same as Madrid, with modric, kroos and casmero, low goals low assists, same as Bayern who don't have high scoring midfielders, same as us, this is the style we now play, the big difference is the 3 forwards were getting 100 goals between them every season, that's our big problem.

I've seen stats latley that say we have created the second most chances in the league this season, second by about 20 to city, and that we have hit the woodwork, 15 times this season the most by any side, take into consideration that the manager had no real preseason, and Liverpool, city and spurs have built there teams over 3-5 years, I'm very excited about the future, we are only 2/ 3 players from a serious title chalange, but 1 has to be a goal scorer.

Cat

1.) 20 Jan 2019 12:15:22
Hitting wood work 15 times doesn’t get you points, ., well it does 0 points and comparing us to the Barcelona team is terrible we don’t play anything like them and what is this attacking football you speak of, we’re out dated predictable and playing people out of position they are best at and hazard along with Kante in there best position there’s no better.


2.) 20 Jan 2019 22:55:02
Cat, A-men, I read this site pretty much every day but rarely post due to the negativity, the fickleness nature of some on here is ridiculous, I’m always positive because for so long of my formative years we were second best. Ever since Roman arrived I’ve been lucky enough to witness some great moments and I have never been as optimistic about the club as I am at the moment.

Prior to his appointment I was staunchly anti-Sarri (due to his history of racism and homophobia) but I have been nothing but impressed by both his football and statesmanly nature, even the chewing fag butts!

I think the problem is that people on here generally don’t understand how a Sarri team is intended to play. Jorginho operates as a regista - a deep lying playmaker if you will, now this is completely missed by the press - the argument seems to be that he isn’t scoring or assisting enough but he isn’t David Silva and nor is he meant to be. The regista position exists to dictate tempo, Jorginho is key because he acts as a sieve for the defensive passage of play, he has created an abundance of chances despite his lack of assists and goals.

The general misunderstanding of Kantes position is because he’s operating as a Mezzala - as is Kovacic, a high pressing box to box midfielder Kante is the equivalent of Allan at Napoli, he’s doing everything he was doing before except HIGHER up the pitch - how can that be anything but positive? The issue in the midfield really lies on the reliance on Kovacic, unlike Hamsik from what I’ve seen so far Kovacic/ Barkley/ RLC none really offer the intensity required for this position, Kovacic is growing there week by week and I think Ross will get there but this is the midfield issue, not Jorginho or Kante.

Hazard playing as a trequartista could still come good, I tend to believe he could be amazing if we had a second Mezzala like Coutinho or Fekir to be that Hamsik to his Mertens. I’m excited for Higuain to arrive and would still like a left back but I’m always excited whoever we sign, one of the few posts I’ve ever made on here was being excited about Pato and look at how that worked out. My point is Cat thank you for your positivity and I’ll join ya in a toast to a positive looking future!


3.) 22 Jan 2019 20:32:23
But the problem is that, while the Regista position may work in Italian football where teams tend to sit back, in the high tempo, high-press Premiership the Regista gets swamped by the opposition - and Sarri seemingly refuses to accept this and adapt accordingly. My problem with Sarri is that he has no Plan B (much like Theresa May) .


4.) 22 Jan 2019 21:54:24
Im sure we can both agree on Theresa May’s ineptitude haha, Sarri however, I’m a 4-3-3 boy through and through and believe that in time we will see the team thrive. Guardiola didn’t set the world alight at City straight away give him a chance he hasn’t even got his striker yet!

I would argue that Italian football being slow and boring is an outdated assumption, Have you seen Atalanta or Sassuolo? They’re fine examples of working hard off the ball, while I agree there are differences and no league can match the premierships intensity, this doesn’t make the regista redundant.

Still hopefully the team will win you round my friend!


 

 

22 Dec 2017 13:20:26
The balance of us being successful next season is a very fine margin, there is a lot of uncertainty around our club, with the manager and a few key players, it could really affect us next season if conte leaves or plays down his last year, same if courtois leaves or don't sign, and hazard also, but there is a massive boost, feel good factor if we sorted hazard and courtois's contract, as well as conte signing an extension, and get the transfers done early, get zouma, Rlc, Abraham all back for squad depth, and 2/3 world class players, it will be a massive buz if the players and manager signed, im not sure on conte i think if the board back him to the hilt so he is on level field with city i think he will stay fingers crossed.

Cat

1.) 22 Dec 2017 15:00:55
I wouldn't mind a swap between Courtois and Oblak. Hazard will stay for next season even if he doesn't extend his contract. Conte? It seems to depend on how well his family settles (which is fair enough) . Not sure about taking Zouma back.


2.) 22 Dec 2017 16:06:11
I can consider Oblak + Griezmann (or Saul Niguez) and £30m for Courtois.


3.) 22 Dec 2017 17:30:41
I believe Courtois will go, due to his family in Spain. I think Hazard May go, it’s been muted for 2-3 years I think this is his last year. If we sell then it is what we do with 150 plus million. If spent well then we move on. You have to remember every time someone has left and they say we are finished we bounce back and win the league.
Remember Trust in Roman.


4.) 22 Dec 2017 19:44:12
I'd ve very suprised if both were to go during the summer but could see one of them going. I'd be more happy to see Courtois go than Hazard and this may be an unpopular opinion to a lot of fans but as good as Courtois is, for me he hasn't improved a lot since his Athletico days. The only thing i can see keeping Hazard here is the price tag we'll HOPEFULLY put on him. In this market he's worth £160+ million easily and Real Madrid may find it hard to pay it up. And as Andrew said we'll bounce back, the player is never bigger than the club so if they don't want to be here i trust the board will do the right thing.


5.) 23 Dec 2017 10:05:02
I think us selling Hazard unless he made it clear he wanted out would be Chelsea as a club showing they're no longer interested in being the best. He is a genuine superstar and probably the reason behind so many younger fans choosing to support chelsea, he's one of the most entertaining footballers I've had the pleasure of watching live and seems like a really decent person. Courtois on the other hand has been good for us but wouldn't say anything special, if he doesn't want to be here I would get rid of him because there are plenty of good goalkeepers around. Ideally we'd keep both though as they are definitely 2 of our most important players.


 

 

07 Jul 2017 16:50:11
just read and seen photos that both conte and morata are in sardinia at the same time staying 2 miles apart from each other on there summer holidays, looks like they should talk to each other and get a deal done.

Cat

1.) 07 Jul 2017 18:29:12
Sky new claimed he's fuming chelsea didn't get lukaku.


2.) 07 Jul 2017 19:33:04
Morata is not coming to Chelsea, he will stay at Madrid most probably. Even Bakayoko transfer might not happen as well.


3.) 07 Jul 2017 20:54:23
Antibot don't be silly.


4.) 07 Jul 2017 23:41:39
the pics are suppose to be the past 48 hours and it shows conte on the beach with his family, playing football on a 5 aside pitch, he looks like a typical happy guy on holidays with his family and friends, he doesn't look fuming that's for sure,


5.) 07 Jul 2017 23:46:02
Alvaro Morata is Mourinho bound player. Mourinho was the first manager who gave a chance to Morata. The player moved to Juventus during Ancheloti spell at Madrid.
There is nothing silly. There is also quite possible that he will stay at Madrid.


6.) 08 Jul 2017 07:46:10
Very good inteligent striker id play him over bemzema all day long. for the money he's been throwing around at to clubs no 1 will buy him der pricing him out of a move because they need cash for mbappe madrid are not the power house they once were by looks of it united seem to be the king pins now when it comes to money.


 

 

06 Jun 2017 18:09:27
eds is it a case of Bakyoko or tolisso? or will we try and sign both players? cheers.

Cat

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any formal offer but Tolisso is an alternative to Bakayoko - in the same way Kessie was.}


 

 

10 May 2017 14:39:08
Any eds, last January window we was severely linked to celtic dembelle, do you think we will go back in for him in the summer window?, it seems to me that we will buy more than 1 striker this summer, as Costa seems almost certain to leave, and rumours Batshuyai will leave also, am I right in thinking it will be morata or lukaku plus 1 more?

Cat

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea made an acceptable offer for the player in January but he wants guaranteed playing time and Chelsea would not give it - as such he turned down the offer. The interest remains but Chelsea will not give in to his demands so he would need to adapt accordingly.}


1.) 10 May 2017 14:52:27
Demanding playing time is ridiculous. you get a chance and you grab it with both hands!


2.) 10 May 2017 16:42:37
Well he stay at Celtic for the rest of his career then.

{Ed002's Note - He has to change his standpoint - and, for information, some clubs are happy to give commitments.}


3.) 10 May 2017 17:43:52
I got no problem with players asking for playing time assurances, he's prob looked at Costa playing almost every minute of every game and michy who hasn't really got a look in, in alll fairness we have been winning 4-0 against Utd at home with 20 minutes left and still Costa plays, it's happend alll season Costa has been dreadful since Christmas up until a few games ago, his touch was poor he couldn't pass his shooting was off he was dreadful and still no michy, we recently played Middlesbrough at home 2nd bottom in the league 2-0 up at half time and again no michy, so I can see why he would want playing demands it could of been in the case that if Costa don't score for 7 matches and plays bad, can he at least have a run of 3-5 matches to prove himself, football isn't always black and white.


 

 

 

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20 Jul 2020 19:54:25
I do like a player comparison, I've only seen havertz play twice, so I've just literally watched YouTube for nearly 2 hours straight, I've heard the comparisons to Zidane balack and orzil, but all 3 are quite different, to me havertz is a left footed prime kaka (AC Milan), he has a similar build and havertz is 6foot 2, kaka 6 foot 1, both have similar running styles they seem to glide across the pitch both score a good number of goals for a attacking midfielder, both play similar positions ect ect, yep for me he is the left footed kaka.

Cat

1.) 20 Jul 2020 20:46:39
I think his a upgraded version of dele Ali, remember dele’s best season when he was scoring goals, got a few headers v us too I believe. He travels with the ball better like you say, I’m not sure where his best position is though,


2.) 20 Jul 2020 21:34:26
Yeah I'm not sure on his best position either maybe number 10 although like you said he travels with the ball so maybe a number 8,last time I was this excited with a signing fingers crossed, was hazard I sometimes say to people when signing a talented youngster is can that player grow and eventually be a balloon Dore contender?, I think this guy could, I had the same feeling when singing hazard.


3.) 21 Jul 2020 13:30:50
Nothing like dele all I 🤣🙈.


4.) 21 Jul 2020 16:28:30
I think he looks like a taller Mason Mount visually.


 

 

07 Jun 2020 07:44:45
Hypotheticaly if there was a team that finished 4th this season and it was the managers first season, and this team happened to have 6/ 7 really good young players with a few having world class potential, and these youngsters improve every season with the experience they gain and game time they get, and binding these youngsters together with really good senior players, and again Hypotheticaly this team were to finish 4th then add to their talented young team with 3/ 4 signings like werner, Chilwell, ziyech, ect plus a player like rlc being like a new singing so in my opinion 4 top class players added to a squad that is already good enough for 4th place, so again Hypotheticaly but what position would this 4th place team finish with the additions of werner, ziyech, Chilwell and rlc and the management going into the second season and youngsters being that little bit better, dare I whisper a title challenge?

Cat

1.) 07 Jun 2020 12:44:10
I think we're looking at a 3-5 year plan. Years 1-3 rebuild and get competitive again, 4-5 mount serious challenges on all fronts.

But we've nicked titles before when they weren't necessarily expected.


2.) 07 Jun 2020 13:24:36
I hope its not 4-5 years before we challenge again, guardiola did it in 1 year from finishing 4th to winning the league, City signed Jesus, Sane, B. Silva, Gundogan prior to getting their defence in place. Klopp secured Mane, Salah, Ox, Gini prior to getting VvD, Robertson etc. In fact, every top team going through a rebuild has done that. Real in 2009 (Benzema, Kaka, Ronaldo, Alonso) . PSG in 2017 (Neymar and Mbappe) . I think a world class attack can carry a team, 1 of our biggest problems this season wasn't necessary our defence it was missing so many easy chances and giving the opposition a chance in the last 10 minutes because we should have put the game to bed early on, which in turn put unnecessary pressure and anxiety on our defence, also giving the opposition belief, hopefully with ziyech and werner and rlc we will kill games off early and see them out.


3.) 08 Jun 2020 09:16:24
I think a settled back four will be very important to this team. We'll see changes, both players and formation, in midfield and attack; whilst the back four (and goalkeeper) need to be a consistent unit.

We obviously need a lb, and that should be sorted this summer, Ampadu could come in and star, Tomori could take a massive step up, but I don't expect to see a settled defence and goalkeeper next season.


 

 

06 Jun 2020 08:25:11
Mark Chapman and David Ornstein did a really interesting 30 minute podcast about the werner transfer and they talked about Chelsea having a 3 year plan season 1 (now), bring in farnk and jody and get all the best youngsters together and build a core, then add world class players with them, season 2 challenge for leagues and cups, again adding quality players then season 3 actually winning with a mix of our youngsters developed and world class purchases alongside them. Listen to the podcast I googled Mark Chapman and David Ornstein free podcast from yesterday.

Cat

1.) 06 Jun 2020 12:31:39
Thanks for this heads up Cat, it made for very interesting and encouraging listening. Confirms belief that there was a three-season plan that came with Lampard's appointment and that this is still firmly in place. Also that there should be one more marquee signing this summer. Might be Chilwell, Harvetz and Sancho unlikely but possibility not ruled out entirely.


 

 

27 Aug 2017 17:13:27
who doubted morata?, so far in the league, 2 goals, 2 assists, off side goal, i have no doubt that he will be an upgrade on costa over a full season, he may not push and foul people but he will out score out assist and link up better than costa.

Cat

1.) 27 Aug 2017 18:11:01
Ummmm, hope you're right - shouldn't judge him until he's played a few games with Eden.


2.) 27 Aug 2017 19:17:54
Morata started very well but to have realistic opinion it will take at least the whole season. Fingers crossed that he will become what we are expecting.


3.) 27 Aug 2017 20:02:36
I have really enjoyed watchin Morata play so far this season. He seems to glide about the pitch effortlessly. Great hold up play and his ability to bring others into play has been quality. His movement on and off the ball has been something we have been missing for a while as well his areal presence ( something we have lacked since Drogba) . Costa was a great goalscorer but I think in Morata we have the full package, 2 goals and 2 assists in his first 3 games speaks volumes to how well he has done so far. Can't wait to see him linking up with Hazard. Exciting times ahead!


4.) 28 Aug 2017 06:44:20
Is it just me or have we all got used to seeing Diego Costa . yesterday Williams was bashing Morata, no doubt Morata given his superior movement.


5.) 28 Aug 2017 14:59:37
i don't get the costa is a better goal scorer comments i may be wrong but over the last 3 seasons costa scored 20 league goals in his first season,12 in his second, and 20 last season, and 2 goals in 2 seasons of champions league, to me that's just ok not great, in a time when all the top strikers in the world are scoring between 30-50 goals, and costa at nearly 29 years old has had 3 20 goal a season, seasons, morata at 21 years old played and scored in a champions league final, and if you compared both players only up until the age of 24 then morata is much much better, in terms of the teams played for, morata- juventus, real madrid, chelsea, spain, and the goals, finals played, i have no doubt that morata can and will out score costa, in the same amount of games and will take our attack to the next level, with his link up and movement, and he has room for improvement over the next 5-7 seasons to become 1 of if not the best striker in the world, similar to lewandowski.


 

 

08 Jul 2017 10:32:55
if you watched lukaku last season and you watched chelsea you could clearly see he's all wrong for us, he scored 26 goals for everton last season and 6 of them were from crosses, as it happens chelsea last season crossed the ball into the box the least in the league, he played on the shoulder of the last man last season, when costa would drop deep and play with hazard and co.

he would also press from the front, and when he dropped deep hazard and pedro would run in behind it worked perfect for us, if we sign lukaku our whole game would change, we don't suit him and he don't suit us, regardless of if we all rate him or not, its a bad choice, morata is similar to costa in his pressing, running the channels and dropping, so our title winning system would be the same, if you didn't watch a lot of chelsea or lukaku last season then i wouldn't expect you to know this, costa scored 22 goals for chelsea last season in all comps 20 in the league, morata scored 20 in all comps in half the playing time how many would he score playing 45 full matches.

Cat

1.) 08 Jul 2017 11:52:18
But you expect the opposition not to have figures that out and now change tactics to play against us? Constantly changing tactics leaves the opposition always guessing. Could always mix it up. Could have been Lukaku up top on his own, or play him alongside Batschuayi. With whoever comes in they have to adjust to the speed and physicality of the premiership. Not an easy thing to do. Didier was a master at it. Big strong striker, Costa the same. Morata isn't, neither is Belotti, so out formation would have to change regardless of who comes in!


2.) 08 Jul 2017 13:39:50
Lukaku is a better striker than Morata for sure.
But Morata is better all round player than Lukaku.
If Morata joins Hazard and Pedro will benefit more.


3.) 08 Jul 2017 14:15:17
adam, when we had drogba, we played with more traditional wingers who would put more balls into the box, we gave lampard a free role basically to arive in the box to link with drogba become the second striker at times, our team now years after drogba lampard ect, is much different we play with 2 number 10s hazard and pedro/ willian that's why we don't cross much we are always trying to play through teams defence, with our full backs giving width.

this was a polar opposite to years ago as our full backs wasn't allowed to attack in them days, 2 very different teams and styles, instead of changing 10 other players to adjust to the new strikers style who can't link up. who plays on the shoulder so will restrict hazard and co going in behind him, so makes all the sense in the world to get a like for like aka morata he drops deep, presses, runs the channels and can link the play very very similar to costa.

Anyone wanting lukaku even if they rate him as the best striker just isn't a fit for us. im very happy we won't sign lukrapu, it may have just won us the league again as we will now bring in a better suited striker.


4.) 08 Jul 2017 22:49:28
Well thought out and put Cat. 👏👏👏. I liked that mate and yes maybe you're right. We can't change the way we play just for 1 player.


 

 

 

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23 Jul 2017 12:09:36
is he really that good? i just watched about 45 minutes of him on you tube and even on there i didn't think he was that good, he didn't look as good as all the youngsters we already have.

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14 Jul 2017 21:22:38
we will sign him.

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12 Jul 2017 01:22:00
i thought danilo was class at porto.

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09 Jul 2017 18:55:52
we have to sign him, i've been sprouting how good he is for the last 2 months.

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07 Jul 2017 23:41:39
the pics are suppose to be the past 48 hours and it shows conte on the beach with his family, playing football on a 5 aside pitch, he looks like a typical happy guy on holidays with his family and friends, he doesn't look fuming that's for sure,

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20 Jul 2020 21:34:26
Yeah I'm not sure on his best position either maybe number 10 although like you said he travels with the ball so maybe a number 8,last time I was this excited with a signing fingers crossed, was hazard I sometimes say to people when signing a talented youngster is can that player grow and eventually be a balloon Dore contender?, I think this guy could, I had the same feeling when singing hazard.

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07 Jun 2020 13:24:36
I hope its not 4-5 years before we challenge again, guardiola did it in 1 year from finishing 4th to winning the league, City signed Jesus, Sane, B. Silva, Gundogan prior to getting their defence in place. Klopp secured Mane, Salah, Ox, Gini prior to getting VvD, Robertson etc. In fact, every top team going through a rebuild has done that. Real in 2009 (Benzema, Kaka, Ronaldo, Alonso) . PSG in 2017 (Neymar and Mbappe) . I think a world class attack can carry a team, 1 of our biggest problems this season wasn't necessary our defence it was missing so many easy chances and giving the opposition a chance in the last 10 minutes because we should have put the game to bed early on, which in turn put unnecessary pressure and anxiety on our defence, also giving the opposition belief, hopefully with ziyech and werner and rlc we will kill games off early and see them out.

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13 Apr 2020 14:31:08
I think we are at a tipping point as a club, currently 4th and if we get the next transfer window right maybe we can challenge for the title, this season reminds me of guardiolas first season they had a great start then finished 4th on goal difference if my memory is correct, very similar position to us, they then went and spent 100 million on 2 fullbacks, and signed bernado silva, and ederson, I'm not sure if they got laporte the January before, all in all they spen well and went on to win 2 league titles in a row and finish second this season, if we don't get our transfers correctly then we could go the other way and drop into 5th / 6th, I hope we can identify and acquire 3-4 really top quality world class or close to world classplayers, to have the quality to win or challenge for the league, I don't think we need to much though a left back a center back and a striker at least, the amount of quality strikers seemingly available is quite crazy the likes of martinez, werner, dembele, icardi, jovetic ect, I would be happy with one of these, I quite like Ben Chilwell I know some don't but I think for his age and the fact he knows the league is a plus and at 23 he could be our left back for the next 10 years In my opinion he's a solid 7 out of 10 player with a high ceiling to push on and get world class in time, I'm stuck for a center back though nobody springs to mind tbh, for me it's a recipe for future success bring 3/ 4 top quality players to add to the forever improving youngsters and we will have success again, its extremely important we get the next couple of windows spot on.

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26 May 2018 23:43:26
It depends how you want to see it, there are other, websites that say his napoli team play the best football in the world and its all his doing, different articles different opinions, i guess we got a choice the negative article or the positive one, i've personally chosen the positive version.

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26 May 2018 11:28:58
As soon as a player or manager signs on the dotted line for chelsea, he then should have our full support, we should cheer for him, will him, give him the benefit of the doubt, and welcome them to the blue family, its like we can't choose our family, as fans we have zero input, to who chelsea sign, if you support chelsea, the you should support the players and manager, if not are we really supporters? Or just people who watch.

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