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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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18 May 2021 19:12:11
Personally think our biggest problem has been relying on too many youngsters to pull us through this season, especially in attack which has been our biggest downfall this season. We simply don't have experienced match winners going forward. Look at teams like Bayern, City, PSG, Liverpool (last season) how many youngsters where a big part of their success? Specifically in attack? Very few. Then you look at our squad with Mount, CHO, Pulisic, Havertz, Tammy and even Werner who just turned 25. It's too many.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing but when you have that many it's going to bring inconsistent performances, and that's what's been costing us. If we want to start competing for the league then we need to add top quality experienced attackers into the squad, specifically at the ST position. Unfortunately it'll likely come at the cost of losing one or two of our younger players but if we wanted to be a consistant force again then i think it would have to be done.

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1.) 18 May 2021 19:45:20
Playing youngsters got us 4th last season.


2.) 18 May 2021 19:45:20
Playing youngsters got us 4th last season.


 

 

18 Nov 2020 12:25:31
Painful enough to watch Southgates England but to then see him playing Mount out of position and watching Chilwell go of injured pretty much sums up the international break for me. Can't stand them, hopefully Chilwell is fine and it was just precautionary.

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02 Nov 2020 14:21:02
Not Chelsea related but i seriously hope the league start looking into Kane's dirty antics. Deliberately Undercutting someone when they're in the air is extremely dangerous and sooner or later he's going to cause serious harm to an opponent. He's not got a eye on the ball and is just trying to wipe out the player whilst diving himself, it's disgusting. He does this nearly every game too. Llanna was lucky he wasn't seriously hurt.

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1.) 02 Nov 2020 14:58:40
I saw this on social media. There was lots of photos of him looking at the player in one shot then second shot he doesn’t jump but backs into the jumping player. Until he hurts someone it will go unnoticed,


 

 

31 Oct 2020 19:43:43
Best we've played this season, looked brilliant with the ball and without it. Everybody was great but Mount and Ziyech were my standout players, Ziyech ran the show going forward and Mount was everywhere.

Gotten a lot of stick that boy but when he's playing as a number 8 he's a quality player, very happy for him. 4 clean sheets in a row too, what a difference Thiago and Mendy have made so far!. 433 is definitely the way to go, i know Burnley aren't the greatest but we've looked very good whenever we've used it.

Onto Rennes and i expect a tougher game but we're gaining momentum now and hopefully that'll continue. COYB!

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1.) 31 Oct 2020 20:17:20
LondonBlue, FIVE clean sheets from the last six games has to be a massive positive for a so called crap defence.


2.) 31 Oct 2020 20:26:19
Tbh we’ve always said he’s a quality 8 but Lampard has played him on the wing so many times it turned a lot of Chelsea fans against Lampard and also Mount and it was my Mason’s fault. Let’s just hope he keeps him as an 8.


 

 

29 Oct 2020 17:32:34
433 from now on please Lampard!. We looked clueless with the ball until he made the changes and then everything flipped, i know the game was all but over at that point but we still looked soo much better with Mount, Kante and Kai as a midfield 3. I wanted 4231 at the start of the season but we don't have a player like Thiago or Kimmich who can pass between the lines so we become very boring and predictable with the ball. It limits Kante and playing Kai deeper has it's risks too but we'll look much more fluid with the ball and won't struggle getting the ball to our attackers like we have quite often this season. Ziyech was my MOTM, can't wait until he's fully match fit. Going to be such a big player for us.

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1.) 29 Oct 2020 21:53:37
4231 was a real struggle last night. Our CB's are ill suited for modern day football with their passing abilities. No real route or method to get the ball out other than passing to each other. Madblue has put up a really good thread about this already and I couldn't agree more.

4231 should work better with Thiago Silva in the side tbh. I'd like to see it on show again with Silva. If it doesn't work then its time for 433.


2.) 30 Oct 2020 01:08:51
Agree Shak Thiago will add better ball progression if we stick with a 4231 but still, having a pivot in front of him who can't pass between the lines won't change much. And his passes would be even more effective in a 433 imo. Don't mind sticking with a 4231 in big matches for now since there's still question marks over our defending but against lower opposition i hope we see the 433.


3.) 30 Oct 2020 10:16:26
I agree LB90. Burnley will be a real test. I hope to see another clean sheet but with some attacking flair. I just want to see good progress and a nice win. A balanced win will be brilliant.


4.) 30 Oct 2020 18:15:13
i have always known that 4-3-3 is a no brainer for now until we get a DM.


 

 

 

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15 Jul 2021 12:26:52
Palace have got a real player on their hands, he was one i was hoping would get a chance in pre-season but i think it's a good move for him. Think Matt law said we valued him around £20m a while ago and if that's near enough the sum it's not bad bussiness. Expect him to be worth triple that in a few seasons though.

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03 Oct 2020 00:59:08
From what i've seen he still isn't a proper holding DM and has a similar role to Kante but he's definitely miles better than Jorginho and Kova in the defensive 3rd and is much better at passing between the lines. 4231 with Kante and Partey at the pivot would improve our midfield massively. Still, would be surprised if he didn't end up at Arsenal but with that release clause we could easily swoop in and get it done very quickly. Would be funny if we somehow ended up getting Partey and we loaned Jorginho to Arsenal. Won't happen though.

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01 Oct 2020 02:57:47
Reason i'd let AC leave over Zouma is because he's simply too weak, same reason i don't like Jorginho as a DM. Both players get bullied consistently whenever they come up against physical players.

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29 Aug 2020 22:40:42
Was stated on here the immediate focus will be on sales so i wouldn't expect anything yet. He's exactly what we need at the back or in the pivot next to Kante so i really hope we can pull it off and given the situation West ham are in financially there's definitely a chance.

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28 Aug 2020 18:44:40
Would love Donnaruma if we couldn't get Oblak, still only 21 and has a lot of room to improve but he'd be a big upgrade. Also yeah i doubt the club would like to try and deal with Raiola, but i think it'd be worth it.

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14 Aug 2021 05:20:48
Their defence looks like a right mess, a long with their keeper. I don't know why they keep loaning out Saliba, he'd be their 2nd best CB. I hope and expect Lukaku to bully them next Sunday.

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03 Aug 2021 17:49:15
Lukaku, Kounde and Tchouameni would be brilliant for me. Haaland would've made it a perfect window but Lukaku is still a top player. And unless one leaves i'd be surprised if we went in for a CM with all the options we have in that position. But if we did i'd hope it would be Tchouameni, that kid is destined to be a world class player.

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03 Aug 2021 02:37:54
Of course Spurs fans will go mad Nib, they hate us with a passion. Most won't care if he ended up going to United or City but a London rival? They'd hate it. And i just feel like Kane wouldn't do that. If we ended up being the only club putting an offer in for him then sure maybe Kane would want it, but i'd find it incredibly hard to believe we'd be the only club.

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02 Aug 2021 21:54:08
In no way would Kane do that to Spurs fans. It would instantly make him a villain to them and i'm sure that's not what he wants. Only English teams i see him playing for are either of the two Manchester clubs.

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30 Jul 2021 19:26:07
Honestly. Just look at some of the concept kits our fans make on social media, they're amazing. I don't know why they can't try and use them or use similar designs. I'll still buy them, but it's frustrating given how much better they could be.

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