Conte Kante

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  1. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    When does pre-season training start?
  2. Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea FC

    I think Jorgi is a good player. I just think he is very one paced which means he cannot play a No.6 role.
  3. Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea FC

    It is one thing playing that position in Serie A and international football and then trying it in the PL. I really cannot see how he does not get completely overrun.
  4. Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea FC

    No way does Jorgi get moved to the middle two, he would be absolute disaster there. It is not even worth considering in a friendly, he can only play the base.
  5. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Apprantly Rudi will not be back in training until after the season starts. So, that will be Sept/Oct until he is fully ready. This is on top of CHO and RLC who I both do not think we will see in top shape until Xmas - I am actually writing RLC off for the season.
  6. We are going to have to bring Morata back as at least he gets 10 a season. Giroud is a good bench option at best when you need an out ball, Bats*** has already proven he cannot play as a loan CF and Tammy is not proven at this level whatsoever. The way the squad is shaping up Peds is going to have to play the false 9.
  7. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    This. I hate the FSW as much as anyone but at least he has a track record. SFL was a fantastic player for us but has very little management experience and his one season last year was just above average to what was expected. This supposed appointment smacks of a lack of joined up thinking, which is why it is probably going to happen. This is exactly like Utd appointing OSG but worse as we do not have anyone that can score.
  8. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Ah, it is alright we have an amazing youth set up and Frank and Jody know it inside out. Top 2 next season.
  9. Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Boss?

    Biggest problem at the moment in time is our squad. We are not fit for purpose as a top four side. That needs to be sorted before any manager. If the club really thinks it can rebuild us with youth products then we can all look forward to becoming West Ham.
  10. Tiemoue Bakayako

    Sorry MT but Baka is a player that should absolutely should never ever have been bought. The only reason he looked passable as a play in Italy is due to the type of game out there I.e. he gets some time on the ball. If he comes back here, it will be 2017/18 all over again and we will never find a buyer as he will have two years left. For me, we have to either get a loan with a complusion to buy or an outright sale, otherwise he will be a complete sunk cost.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Granny has apprantly pulled in another £5-£9m for Sarri. That currently takes us to £139m minimum if you believe the Hazard £130m, Aina £9m, Angban £4m and Sarri £5m figures.
  12. Tough start. Two of the top six and then games with Wolves and Leicester in the first six make that quite tricky.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apart from Zappa who would go for the sort of money Aina has, I reckon the others would all go for £25m+ or more with the potential for someone like Morata even being £40m+. Yes. I was just saying that it had been confirmed and it was another chuck in.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Also, Aina has officially been confirmed as leaving. Reports suggest £8-£10m. That means we have now ranked in £138-£140m (if the Hazard clauses easy to achieve) this summer already. This is before we even get to players such as Baka, Morata, Zappa, Bats and Zouma, all of whom would also bring in high fees.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apprantly our case will not be heard before the end of the window by CAS. I very much hope that we now ask for the freeze as we are in desperate need in a number of positions and will have another manager. Additionally, even if we get the freeze now but it means we have to take a three window hit, it is still worth it as that would just be an extra Jan window which is not much of a loss either way.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think if we get the ban lifted we will see one of Emerson or Alonso go with Emerson off to Juve or Alonso off to Atleti. For me, after that we should be looking at Telles (who I have just discovered has a €40m buyout) or Chillwell (would be a risk but has a lot of potential.)
  17. Tiemoue Bakayako

    Sell now. After last season we could probably get most of our money back. If he comes back and gets exposed by the intensity of the league again it will be loans until he see's his expensive contract out.
  18. Transfer Talk Topic

    A few things with this. First, is that Palace do not want to sell and do not have to sell, especially with it being likely that they will try to sell Wan Bissaka to Utd for £45m+. Second is that Zaha because of this would cost serious money, like £100m. Lastly, Courtinho could probably be had on loan and with our issues elsewhere would allow us more money in those areas, while we can then see how it goes with Courtinho. Personally, I have never been a fan of Courtinho's but would be happy to have him on loan if it means more money goes to other areas of the squad. He was injured again for most of the season and then had a good end. He comes into Van Ginkle territory in that he would probably be an ok squad player but injuries mean he cannot be relied upon.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    I cannot see Tomori here at CB as he gives too many chances away and is not great, even at Champo level, dealing with high balls. For me, he only comes back if he coverts into a Ivanovic type RB. As for Zouma, I like him but is reading of the game (which is somewhat hidden by his excellent recovery tackling) and his passing makes me feel he may just not be what we need especially as we could get £35m+ for him. That said, I totally agree that CB of the positions listed is the least needed. Yeah, I toyed with which position but went with the No.8 first owing to the serious lack of control we had in CM through the course of the season (although AM does now have a Hazard shaped hole tbf). As for our current options, I am not a fan of Barkley. I think he is a good bench choice, especially as he is HG but that is about it. As for Mount, I can see him ending up deeper than No.8 as his best qualities are reading the game and passing. In time, I reckon he may end up in a Jorgi role, although due to his age he may improve his shooting and running tbf. That said, I see him as a player that is still a year or two away before he should be back. As for RLC, some reports say that he will not be back until the end of next season with others saying the NY; either way, both mean he cannot be relied upon for 2019/20 if true.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    Just out of interest, does everyone agree that if we get the ban lifted that our priorities should be the following positions, in order of importance: CF, No.8, AM, LB, CB? I only ask as it seems a lot to ask for and I am interested to see what everyone else thinks.
  21. Eden Hazard

    True. However, this is also because we as a club have not strengthen when in a position. For me, our transfers between 2015 to now (and particuarlly Summer 15 and 17) are the key reason we are now at that level. Kante is the only player we have brought that we can say was a bona fide world class player when signed.
  22. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    I agree but at the same time some problems are worse that others. For me injuries such as broken toes, heavy bruising etc can be managed by pain killer injections and are isolated injuries that are usually recovered from. From my understanding, and this could admittedly be way off, RLC has some sort of genetic flaw/chronic problem to which there is no recovery. That for me is the difference and why he will always be having lenghty lay offs.
  23. Everyone would love that, just some of us look at the players fundermentals and know it is not going to happen. For me, me is best of in Italt again as the pace of the game there is more suited to his style.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    Rumours in Holland starting to say that we are sniffing around Ten Hag. For me, he is someone that makes a lot more sense than SFL who imo still needs another good few years before he should be considered. Additionallly, if we sign him I reckon that would put us in a strong position to appeal to players such as De Ligt and Harvetz. Two players, who whilst very young are already high level performers.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    From all perspectives I will be amazed if the ban is not lifted for this summer as it would require CAS to set a new precedent, since it would mean that they : A) have changed their stance fron innocent until proven guilty to guilty until proven innocent. Or B) Fast tracking appeals (as they would have to rule before the end of the week) which would also be unprecedented. For me FIFA may not like it but they also cannot do much about it as CAS have jurisdiction over their rulings. That said, I fully expect us to get the two window ban as that is what they gave Atleti even after halving Real's who had been banned for the same reason.