Conte Kante

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    That is a massive gamble. For me, James, Abraham and Sterling all need to prove themselves at higher levels before they can be considered. Aina for me has found his level which is good but not the level we should be happy with (although I admit it is better to have him rather than spunk £15m+ on an established back up who gets no minutes.) RLC has not shown that he is capable of being a consistent first team player that can 1) stay fit for long enough, 2) impact games and 3) score goals. I have not given up on him but having him as our de facto No.8 is beyound a gamble and he needs to prove himself. As for CHO and Ethan, those two I agree with have the talent for high level careers but I would already count them as AM 3/4 and CB 4. The only question is if we can keep CHO as everything indicates that he will not sign. Also, you forgot Mount who has a lot of potential. However, I feel he is better off getting minutes on a PL loan than trying to get in ahead of Jorginho/Kante for the next season or two.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    When it comes to summer, I think the following is needing looking at: CF - Even if Higs does really well, he is not someone we should be basing our medium to long term future on. For me, we should look at Werner as he only has one year left. No.8 - we deseperatly need goals from midfield. For me this is close to being above the CF role. RB - Not convinced of Zappa and Dave is not good enough going forward. If Sarri does have a bit of influence I can see Hysaj coming in. For me Alonso and Emerson are good enough at LB. AM - I really think we should be cashing in on Willian as his lack of end product is an issue. I know some people on here love him but his lack of cutting edge is for me a large reason why we do not score enough goals. CM - Need to get another squad player in that can spray passes about and act as cover for both Kante and Jorginho.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yeah, do not get me wrong, I reckon the article is bull. I was just relaying what it said and that if it was true (with the emphasis on if) then it was a crap deal. Tap in merchant that knows how to move in the box.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    That is hard to read even when translated but the gist is: Chelsea pay €9m for Higuain's loan for six months then the €36m at the end of the season. We will match his current wages but only give him a contract until 2020 with and option for the next two years after if he scores 20+ a season in the league. Morata, is going to AM for €35m in total (€10m loan, €25m in Summer) and is reducing his wage from €7m from €9m, although we cover the €2m. Piatek goes to Milan on €2.5m wages a season and for an undisclosed sum as Genoa will sell (apparently) I do not know if I read that wrong (especially as it seemed to come across like an Italian translation of Prescott in his prime) but if it is correct, then someone needs sacking immediately.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Guttuso has pretty much admitted that Higuain wants to leave and as this comes off Morata's disappearance I think we can assume that he is going to come. I am ok with this deal as Higuain is about the only 'proven' striker that is able to come in Jan, however I really hope it is not for £36m+ and full time. In addition, the Zenit boy also looks on his way. However, I know nothing about him so heres hoping he will be decent.
  6. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    Max Woosnam for me is the greatest British 'sportsman', as he: Won Gold and Silver at the 1920 Olympics for Doubles Tennis Captained City (and had a game for us!) Played for the England national side Got to the QF at Wimbledon, Final in Doubles Achieved a 147 in Snooker Made a century at Lords Obviously there are others who have been phenomenal in their own disciplines, but as a 'sportsman' I think it has to be him.
  7. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    Indeed. Hopefully with can get a CF in this week. For me Higuain until Summer or on an 18 month loan and Werner (more realistic than Icardi) for the Summer and I would be happy.
  8. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    This. If he had people doing what they are meant to be doing in front of him people would be lauding him. Problem is we are so static that he does not have any options when he looks up or he has to lay off to someone who is not in a great position to recieve.
  9. Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

    I really do not want to see Willian in the 2nd half, absolutely woeful and disinterested. That is now 1 assist and no goals in 10.5 games, absolute joke for an AM.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    RLC this season has been stop, start with injuries and has not set the world on fire apart from the odd cameo when he has had time. As for Christensen, he is not as good as Rudi or Luiz atm and they are also two of our best players. Additionally, when he had played for the B team he hasn't done enough to show that he should be picked ahead of the others.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think the problem is that a lot of the young English boys in this country are looking at Sancho and thinking 'I want a bit of that' as they are a very succesful generation at youth level and they want to play week in, week out at a top level. As a result, we are in a very difficult position with CHO as his option is Bayern and he only has 18 months left and if he goes aboard he goes for nothing. For me at this point a buy back is probably our best option because even if we start him, I reckon he is still going to want to go as he does not strike me as someone who actually has that much affinity for the club unlike other youth products like RLC, Tammy and Mount.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    If, and I want to stress the if, we are getting £50m+ offers (straight money) for Willian then we really need to listen to those as he is out of form and 30. Additionally, a further issue for me is that he has never appeared the most fit/motivated player in the world so I can see him doing a Rooney where there is a rapid decline in performance over a short amount of time. The only issue of course is replacements as Hazard, CHO and Pedro cannot do the rest of the season on their own. Fekir would be a shout but I worry that his knee is shot and he would end up being a Remy type signing (looks great on paper but he ends up unfit the whole time.)
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Higuain until the Summer then Werner in the Summer as apprantly he can be had for about €50-60m owing to his contract. That for me makes perfect sense (so much that you know it is not going to happen.)
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    I do not think it count if they go aboard.
  15. Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 0

    Where is Emerson? Is he injured? If he is not then I would feel pretty hard done by. As for the rest, it looks like Morata is on his way, unless Sarri is determined to save him for Newcastle. As for Luiz, for me it was 50/50 whether he or Rudi played as Christensen deserves to play this one, so saving him for Newcastle is a non-issue for me.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apprantly Bayern have just offered £35m for CHO. If he does not sign a contract extension we may have our hand forced.
  17. Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 0

    I do not have an agenda against Sarri nor buy into having to give CHO unfair advantage/opportunities etc. However, for this game the following applies: 1) It comes after he played well and was one of the best three players on the pitch 2) The two players in front of him are carrying muscular injuries, and in Willian's case been out of form as well. 3) The game at the weekend is more important than this one, thus I would start Pedro ahead of CHO (unless CHO does something remarkable) as he is our most threatening forward player after Hazard. I think that owing to the above, it is reasonable to expect him to start.
  18. Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 0

    Kepa Dave Christensen Rudi/Luiz Emerson Kante Jorginho Barkley CHO Morata Hazard I think a couple of the 2nd team will keep their places as it is unfair to drop all of them, particularly Christensen and Emerson. Additionally, I think Kova may not be well enough for tomorrow so Barkley plays. As for the front three the PL game is more important, Pedro and Willian are both carrying muscular injuries and CHO played very well against Forest. For me, if CHO does not start tomorrow, I do not really blame him if he thinks leaving is the best for him as he actually deserves to start this one even if it means he gets pulled at half time.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ah, I never realised that had happened. Scrap what I said earlier.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think the financial aspect of this deal is being overlooked on here by too many people. From all reports I have seen Cesc is going to get a 2.5 year contract on £175,000 and a £9m signing on bonus. That is £31.5m tax free for 2.5 years to play in Monaco. In addition, his leaving saves us close to £5m in wages and will also net us another £5-10m fee depending on what you read. From all perspectives, Chelsea's and Cesc's, this is a deal that would be insane to turn down. That said, for me from a sporting prespective, he is an amazing player to have as CM4 and will be missed massively. Yeah, this makes little sense unless he is desperate to get back to Italy (think Felipe Luiz) and/or we have some sort of deal for Hysaj lined up.
  21. Official: Chelsea Sign Christian Pulisic

    SWP should never have been brought as he was over hyped and even in his 'great' season displayed a lot of technical deficiencies. I remember when we brought him and was fuming. I think if we take inflation into account he is probably the worst signing £ for £ in the Roman era as £21m in 2006 must be along the lines if £50m+ these days.
  22. Transfer Talk Topic

    I have not seen any of this lad but the way things are going we are going to become a very young side. For me, with Cesc and Cahill going it is absolutely imperative that we keep Luiz.
  23. Transfer Talk Topic

    Apprantly Monaco are going to give him £175k a week contract for 2.5 years plus a £9m signing on fee. That is £31.5m tax free. He would be insane not to take that and we would be insane to match anything near that.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think the problem with Cesc is that he wants a long term contract and that just isn't going to happen, whilst he is also one of our highest earners on a reported 175k a week. Thus, whilst I am gutted to lose him I do understand why it is happening. Godin on an 18 month contract would have been amazing but again, due to his age, we are not going to sign him as Inter will give him 3/4 years. As for Tammy, Wolves is a good move for him and I am happy for him to play there for the next six to eighteen months. As for Moses and Drinkwater, both of those players are obviously for sale, so most teams will hold out on them to drive down the price.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    With buy back. It is a glorified loan.