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    Maybe Lampard has arrived at the point we here he has realised that you don’t win Championships with Jorginho and Rudiger as starters? If so, the only move after that realisation is to sell. At least he deserves credit for trying to get us where we want to be. A lazy manager would have kept starting those two no matter what.
  3. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    My evidence is the ratings from Chelsea fans for two of our players over a sample period of three seasons. What’s yours? Besides the usual snarky attitude and puffed chest? Do you even have any?
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    there is no way the club is going to spend in excess of 50m on an apprentice CB, for that money you can get a world class defender. Sorry but to comparing Rice to JT is laughable, JT came through the ranks whilst the club had some of the best CB in the world playing for the club, then when JT made it to the first team he was partnered with Desailly, who going to be Rice's partner showing him the ropes Zouma, Christensen, Tamori, Rudiger? I believe our coaching team needs get the team playing a fixed formation before buy anymore more players, putting square pegs in round holes does not work
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    Fair play Gilly 👏👏👏
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  8. What an excellent piece...echoes of a lot of points I hope I made over a long time..not rocket science but from people who know the "job" Small question....the point about the benefit from time out of the spotlight? that all you got from the article?
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    Take out Jorginho and add Rice, add service from the likes of Chilwell and Ziyech to a pacy front 3? Sounds Kloppesque.
  10. Official: Chelsea Sign Edouard Mendy

    So Esso are the new sponsor. I think he is telling him about the latest issue of Viz. Great way to get into English culture.
  11. Official: Chelsea Sign Edouard Mendy

    "Diving is an essential skill with these new mini-goals"
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    You can see from this why we are seeing him as a possible solution centre back. His biggest asset is reading the game and being composed. He could suit us perfectly stepping out from the back and being able to start attacks from deep. I think Lampard tries to find players to suit what he knows. At centre back he is trying to find a JT-esq player and why wouldn't he. Someone that is very good on the ball, can read the game but, is also aggresive. Declan exhibits some of those qualities and similarities. At the moment I think Lampard saw Christainsen as being the closet to that although Silva may now be the temporary solution. Rice is a gamble but, I can see the thinking. For me JT is up there with the greatest CB's of all time, him and Puyol were the best CB's for a decade.
  13. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    Your evidence - and your argument - lost. Silly emoticons don't change that.
  14. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    Said the man without looking at the source. 👍👏👏 Rudiger = Christensen over a sample period of three seasons. I think you have lost the argument.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well 27, 30, 32, 34-39 are also free. 41 is free now that Luke McCormick is on loan. So welcome, Declan Rice!
  16. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    "Sometimes it’s a relief to be taken out the line of fire": How a struggling goalkeeper finds form Former goalkeepers Mark Schwarzer and David Preece explain why the under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga would benefit from time out of the spotlight.
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    I would have thought AC was more likely to have been sold, as he's been even less consistent than Rüdiger, but I think there may be some business concerns involved - Rüdi may attract more bidders. Jorginho doesn't provide the protection our back four needs, which Rice would do. The sort of player we haven't had for a while. It might require a change of style, as a midfield with Rice and Kanté wouldn't be so suited to helping the defence play their way out of trouble. Although Jorginho was supposed to be the expert in this but hasn't proven able to cope with PL pressing. In big games I'd feel a lot more comfortable with a Rice/Kanté/Mount midfield 3 than what we have at the moment.
  19. Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

    Plus no way he's resting players on Sunday so they can play us on Tuesday. Which is great for us as we need another mid-week pre-season friendly to give more minutes to T.Silva and Chilwell, plus possibly debuts for Mendy and Ziyech and a return for Pulisic. A battle between first teams is not what we need at the moment as we try to scrape through to the next international break.
  20. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    For anyone to be above average in a team that has Kante and Hazard on top form in it is doing very well. For a defender in those seasons he is doing really well. Thanks for backing us up.
  21. Transfer Talk Topic

    I actually think getting Rice would strengthen us and for me we needed to off-load either AC or Rudiger due to Silva coming in an Zouma being our other most consistent CB. This is Rice in action
  22. Official: Chelsea Sign Edouard Mendy

    "When you're tickling trout..."
  23. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    Does it to us all!! They have caused me more joy and misery in equal measure over the years than almost anything else. Keep popping in and obviously your Annual Awards must continue!!
  24. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    I suppose one can remember what one wants to remember. We ain’t got no history has a rating for every player every season and Rudigers average has gone from 6.7 2017-18 (team average 6.5), 6.5 2018-19 (Team average 6.4) and 6.0 2019-20 (team average 6.3). Rudiger is basically on par with Christensen in terms of average seasonal rating for the three seasons we are talking about. To me that doesn’t seem like Chelsea fans rating Rudiger as some type of world class defender. He’s just as average as Christensen ffs. He has basically been the definition of average according to the readers and followers of we ain’t got no history. You may disagree. Fine. But don’t pretend Chelsea fans are generally agreeing with you.
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    Take a short break but be back here in time for the match day thread tomorrow. 👍 Don't be late.
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  27. West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

    Sorry for the outburst all, been one of those weeks, months, year and I hadn’t had a beer yet! Must day I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many people have reached out mainly just to check I’m ok and it reminded me not to take this place so seriously, enjoy it for what it is and maybe just ignore some people on some days. That said, I think I’ll take a break all the same, maybe pop in and read what you all have to say and jump in when you’ve really wound me up to the point where I need to set you straight. Bloody Chels, look what it does to us (me)!
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