Lump Of Celery

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Whether you agree with the criticisms or not, let's not pretend those criticisms didn't start way before Conte was here. Almost certainly his second season where the goalscoring taled off and the baggage gave the media more ammunition at a difficult time. One has already won 3 league titles at Juve, another here, managed the national team, and was apparently desperately courted by Real Madrid for circa 2 whole years.
  2. Bohemians 1 Chelsea FC 1

    Mahbe. Seems unlikely having a niggle after 4 weeks off and Luiz said today he had been keeping fir over summer. Seeing as we have a new manager, and so many will be discarded, it seems a bit of a waste playing those few who realistically won't be playing this season, even if it is just the first friendly and they are making up the numbers. Only an observation, but Frank has been the antithesis of 'animated on the touchline' tonight. Not even lifting his pen to take a note! I'm sure it won't be like that when the football proper starts.
  3. Bohemians 1 Chelsea FC 1

    Also maybe Ampadu and Drinkwater would have benefited from more than 45 minutes in lieu of a couple of no hopers getting a full 45
  4. Bohemians 1 Chelsea FC 1

    Seems odd Alonso and Luiz aren't involved seeing as neither had international duty. Seems a bit pointless a) playing Kenedy out of position and b) playing Maatsen, Chalobah and Guehi instead who have extremely slim prospects of being in the first team squad when looking at the options ahead of them.
  5. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    New 5 year contract confirmed https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2019/07/06/ruben-loftus-cheek-signs-new-long-term-chelsea-contract
  6. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    Big pre match group hug and send the lads out with a slap of the backside should do it
  7. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    There is much more to football than just motivation these days, to think that all is needed is somebody to come in and gee up the players is pretty naive. If it was that simple everybody would do it. I'm not denying it is a factor of course. The top sides these days have a philosophy and spend a shed load of money to achieve it. Last season many pointed it out re Pep and Klopp how long it took to implement their style, I suspect Frank, Petr and most others aren't sure what the direction is going to be so there is definitely going to be a lot of learning on the job. Also all the sounds so far are that we won't be freezing the ban (why bother appealing?) So all of these factors have set my expectations fairly low atm, albeit buoyed by the fact Arsenal are still Arsenal and Ole and Woodward are still at the wheel. Definitely a few years to early imo but now that it's done I'm not as disappointed (or excited) as some others just going to look forward to the season starting again. There will be some positives to look forward to with some youth players getting a shot, or if we do freeze the ban a squad overhaul, and great atmosphere at SB.
  8. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    Is this confirmation Drogba and Maka are returning too?
  9. Following Chelsea's Loans

    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2019/07/03/mario-pasalic-signs-new-contract-and-returns-to-atalanta?cardIndex=0-1
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Just looked at that and it seems CHOs brother actually works for/under First Access Sports with Anton Rodgers and a few others according to transfermarkt. https://www.musicweek.com/management/read/first-access-entertainment-launches-sports-division/074459
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Read a few rumours that Bayern are signing a 16 year old from academy. I thought it was because he was born in Germany, subsequently read that his agent is believed to be CHO-s brother!
  12. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    New £58m signing Pulisic not getting a look in then 😉
  13. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    Petr Cech said earlier in an interview that Frank was one of many candidates under consideration so he may not be as nailed on as we think. Then of course perhaps Derby, sensibly, would like to find a replacement before releasing Frank.
  14. https://www.caughtoffside.com/2019/06/29/photo-chelsea-app-accidentally-confirms-mateo-kovacics-permanent-signing/
  15. Without agreeing either is hapless, I have said before we took a £60m gamble on Sarri when you factor in signing Jorginho. The way we operate it would not surprise me, with Sarri gone, if we didn't decide to cash in at a net £10m profit. Even at the detriment of next season, tbh everything that's happened so far since the EL final has baffled me with regards to next season so it would fit the trend.