Lump Of Celery

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  1. Ooo err not sure I want a snake worming his way from to Real to Chels like that while his contract runs down
  2. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    My personal opinion - Gallas was played out of position and was clearly unhappy for 1-2 seasons so fair enough (and the scoring an OG thing I think turned out to be false) Malouda saw out the last year of his contract and cold shouldered by the club which again is fair enough.
  3. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    The unveiling pics and intereview were cringe. Kissing the badge, apologising for telling Real fans to f themselves up their own... clearly salty that CFC fans (best in the world) were not happy with him, encouraging Hazard to leave and saying he has always dreamed of Real. Didn't show a shred of class, consistent with his existence so far. Despite obvious failings by the board the more this plays out the more he looks like a cretin.
  4. Official: Chelsea Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga

    On a childish level - having a keeper called Kepa > having a keeper called Allisson.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Baka off on loan surely, can't see us keeping 8 cm's, can't see DD going abroad either. Others have mentioned earlier Fabregas to Europe but I hope not. RLC probably to get some time at AM.
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    Bats off on loan and Tammy in the squad I suspect, get the impression Tammy doesn't want to drop down to the Championship and Bats probably wants to be higher up the pecking order elsewhere.
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    If the DD out and Baka to Milan rumours have any substance then RLC might find himself in exactly the same position as he did at the start of the summer. Can't see us keeping 8 central midfielders around all season.
  8. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    Good point. His new contract in January was apparently for £60k so my guess is we are saving £7.5-10m a year in the difference in wages compared to what we would have been paying TC on a new contract (assuming Kepa on £80-100k and TC on £250-300k). Taken over 3-4 years that adjusts the fee paid considerably.
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    can't say I've ever taken to him due to the moaning and wouldn't wish that on him but the Real fans are an unforgiving and fickle bunch, even C Ronaldo had some issues. If he gets megged by Barca a few times and things don't work out there he may find himself very unwelcome by both sets of fans in Madrid where his kids live. Welcome Kepa and good luck!
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    No I dont see him playing for us again either, he will be into the last 2 years of contract next season and I can't see him renewing unless he stays here and becomes first choice (which I also consider unlikely) I guess if he goes on loan and bangs them in he will be worth a lit more next summer than if he is 2nd or 3rd choice here. Can't imagine we would then risk keeping him another season with 2 years left and doubt he would renew seeing as he has barely played here, maybe it will be a loan and renewal as with other loanees. Agree that we could do with his goals in the squad regardless of his all round play, and maybe Sarei can find a system to suit him.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic Bats could be off to Valencia on a season long loan apparently. Didn't come on yesterday.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Conte was Italy manager for two years before joining us and had one of the best CM's in the world when he was Juve manager.
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    Madrid were very very close to signing Kepa, I read he even had a medical. It's possible the transfer board fully expected that to go through leading to TC signing a new contract. Suspect that may have contributed to us being in this position. I don't see any GK's being with these figures so neither look good value to me, however the alternatives Scmeichel or Butland at 35-40m probably aren't great investments either. Signing a 23yr old keeper for £70m has probably ended any prospect of Bulka ever playing for us.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Most on here were saying the same about Allisson, one good season, overpriced etc. Now most are saying we should have gone for him, funny how opinions change! Not saying you personally btw and agree we should have planned ahead even before this summer.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    From what I've read he is excellent with his feet, better than Oblak, and also has excellent reflexes and shot stopping. He has been described a s'the keeper of the future' due to his ability with the ball at his feet. At 23 could be a decent investment in the long term for 42m.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    It has been reported that Real offered Kepa's previous lower release clause in January and he decided to sign a new contract with an increased buyout clause. It's also been reported that Allisson went for £68m and wanted Liverpool, haven't seen enough of either to know which is better. I do agree that whoever is in charge of transfers is quite amateurish though, mainly because by in comparison Tibo must be worth £90m+ had we not got into this position.
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    Not so much my preference but rather what I see as more likely. there's been noise around Drinkwater moving to West Ham and he seems like he hasn't settled, whereas from what I read earlier in the summer Baka has no intention of going anywhere. Also with Drinkwater it seems he is at his level but the club might hope for Baka to improve or not be able to recoup enough this summer, so if he is to go it would most likely be a loan which wouldn't help the scenario I was describing with that money going towards the keeper and Kovacic coming into midfield.
  18. Chelsea 0 Lyon 0 (Chelsea win 5-4 on penalties)
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    If the Kovacic rumours are true presumably that means a CM out, probably DD or RLC on loan. If it was DD on a permanent move that could fund a move for Kepa or Oblak for example with Kovacic giving cover this season while we see how/if Baka, RLC, Mount and Barkley develop.
  20. Chelsea 0 Lyon 0 (Chelsea win 5-4 on penalties)

    Willian has today confirmed that Conte fell out with Luiz, while slating him for kicking out Costa. Credit to Luiz for being professional, not discussing it and kicking on. Definitely seems there was an element of sabotage from AC for our poor season, no doubt he fell out with the higher ups too.
  21. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 2

    Most of what we have seen so far is passing the ball around the back and recycling it whilst relying on CHO for a moment of magic to open things up. Seems we are a long long way off attractive football let alone winning games. Obviously still have our best players to come back but the lack of intent or end product in the new revolutionary attacking philosophy is uninspiring.
  22. Transfer Talk Topic

    Kovacic has never started more than 30 games in a season by age 23 and will apparently cost a bomb, not sure why people are all over him. That one season of first-ish team football was 4 seasons ago. Not a goal scoring midfielder so would just be adding more bench competition for Jorginho and Kante, basically a more experienced foreign RLC. One or even two goal scoring players for any of the front 4 positions should be our priority.
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    Quite a few links to Nabil Fekir surfacing from France again today. If we are interested I wonder if it would be as a number 8 or for the wing positions, sounds like he plays as a 10 for Lyon.
  24. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 2

    Not going off just this game but I mentioned before he doesn't have that born to win mentallity others do and is just happy to be here. His interviews show a focus on fun and not winning. Personally I feel people underestimated Conte a bit and might be in for a shock. Expecting immediate impact is of course unrealistic but impatience from the board has clearly filtered down to fan level so will be interesting to see if October is soon enough. A lot of people might have to stand by their claims of happiness with good football over challenging for trophies and we've not even seen any good football yet.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    Surmised better than I could do at the pub. I doubt it got to this point with the club knowing nothing about what Tibos intentions were. New contract for Kante a must this season, and Eden if possible asap.