Conte Kante

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I can see us going for Schmeichel has he opens up a Non-HG slot. Personally I'm not much of a fan of his but there are worse GK's out there. My choices would be Alison and Donarumma but think the prices being asked for them are too high. That said, I want another AM as that position needs a proper winger.
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    I really do not see Dave starting as a CB next year. A high defensive line at 5'9/10" is surely not a good idea in the PL and doubly so as he is not particularly quick and would be flanked by Alonso. For me Rudiger/Christensen start at CB and Dave is the RB. After that, I agree No.8 is indeed the area that needs most improvement as it is so pivotal in a 433. For me it will be Golovin backed by RLC, although if the SMS rumours can be believed it may be him and RLC....hence why Monaco think they have a chance at Golovin? As for Cesc I see him being Jorginho deputy. At AM I think we have a few issues. First is are Willian and Hazard still going to be here? I personally think Hazard will be, even if it is only for next year. Willian I reckon will be gone if an offer of £50m+ upfront comes in. In that situation we needed at a starting quality AM, as that would leave us with Hazard and a New AM as starters and Barkley, Pedro and H-O as back-up. As for Morata I think he stays. Only question for me at CF is if we will bring Bats or Tammy into the fold for this year or sell/loan them. I do not buy the Higuian rumours at all too much money for a 30 y/o. Only way that deal happens is if we can find some sort of Falcao agreement.
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    £45m is too steep, at €40m I thought he was an ok signing but one that we were paying the going rate for. £45m is too much. That said, this transfer could just be speculation with the Italian press putting 2 and 2 together. Zouma lacks quality on the ball and his positional sense is not great - this is covered up to a certain extent by his ability to recover. For me he would be a disaster in a high line back four. That said the same could be said of Cahill.
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    So, three weeks to go and still holes/lack of quality in a number of areas. For me, we are still another quality CM and AM away from having a decent enough squad to compete in a 433 and that is without any departures. For me, we need to get some players in quickly as otherwise we are going to be playing catch up.
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    Not going to happen. Bats lacks intelligence off the ball and does not attack the space to a good enough level to ever be an elite level striker. He is pretty much as far away from a player like Higuain as possible, other than finishing possibly. Morata is much more likely to fit in with Sarri's style.
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    There are two ways of reading the Jorginho deal. 1) He is coming here 2) He wants more money from City. I say this as the deal was agreed two weeks ago and he still has not signed for City. The only reason for that would be wages or he wants to go somewhere else.
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    He was actually the player I wanted most this summer. If we could now add another midfielder in the mould of Kovavic/Pjanic (unlikely I know) we would finally have a great starting midfield we decent numbers, whilst we could also cut that joker Baka.
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    That is a massive shame for MVG, I think he had a decent shout as a squad option this year if we moved to 433 as he is virtually the only No.8 we actually have.
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    I saw him at Palace as my family have season tickets there and I go when Chelsea aren't at home that day and I do not have an away game to go to. Anyway, a lot of the complaints about RLC before he went on loan were still present, which are: 1) Awful work off the ball - by this I mean he very rarely wins the ball back and he also does not use space effectively without the ball, I.e. run into it. This means everything as to be to feet with him, which is easier for opposition defenders to defend against, while he also does not open up space for others. This is absolutely vital for us from our attacking players as teams sit much deeper when playing us. 2) He still lacks a final product, he is able to glide past one or two players but his final product is weak still, which can be seen with his goals and assists stats. 3) He still goes missing in games. For large parts of games he is a passenger and does not touch the ball/get involved as he is so handicapped by No.1. That said, he is very talented on the ball and if he just add the work rate he would be great. However, saying he is the best player ever through the academy is a massive strech as there is much more to being a pro football player than a silky smooth touch. Additionally, by making such claims are you saying you would rather a 22 year old RLC to a 22 year old Terry or a 22 year old Greaves?
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    Seri is in London apprantly. Got our name written all over that one.
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    I do not buy the Huguain rumours as I just cannot see us breaking with our transfer policy of the last ten years and blowing £50m+ on a 30, soon to be 31 year old. For me, if we are buying a CF it will be a Icardi/Immobile type or if we do go older then someone like Merten's who is likely to be a lot cheaper. Personally, I think we will see Morata here next season as I could see the club thinking he will be better next season.
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    What would people think of a squad of the following: Alisson/Willy/Blackman Rudi/Rugani Luiz/Christensen Dave(c)/Moses Alonso/Emerson Jorginho/Cesc Kante/Seri Golovin/RLC Bailey/Pedro Hazard/Barkley Morata/Giroud/Mertens Squad/Development Players Cahill, Ampadu, H-O
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    I can live with a Alisson for Tibo swap. Same if we can get someone like Oblak too. Just do not replace him with a Butland. As for Tibo himself, I do not really blame him for wanting to go as I would want to be near my kids too.
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    It is because a lot of people just browse social media/read stats online/watch youtube clips/maybe catch a game or two and then make absolute decisions based on that. It has been the same for a while now, I mean look at the way some claimed Bakayoko played football to the way he does......
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    Looks like Rugani is on his way in. For me he is not a bad signing at £28m but is still uninspiring as CB is probably our best covered area, he is not much of a upgrade at current levels and we desperatly need more quality CM/AM's. If he is signed, then I would imagine two of Zouma, Luiz and Cahill are off, unless we do presist with 5 at the back.
  17. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    Tbh, I think that is more Seri's level. Well them or Le Arse.
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    Saying that Wilshire is better than Barkley, Drinkwater and Bakayoko is a moot point as we should be selling at least one of them and having the remaining 1/2 play a squad role. The real question should be, is Wilshire a player that is going to be worthy of playing alongside Kante and getting us back to the top? For me that is an emphatic no, which is why I have no interest in him. If we are serious about getting back to the top we should be looking at players such as Jorginho, Milinkovic Savic, etc. Not some injury prone jack the lad from the mental midgits.
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    Sorry but £60m for Willian is money you do not turn down. It is a bit like how we tried to sign Rooney in 2013; Utd should have taken the money as his physical state droped off quickly. Willian for me is a similar player, highly gifted but relies on his athleticism that he has naturally and does not work on in the gym/through a rigourous fitness regime. For me when the end comes for Willian it will happen swiftly and it is likely he is quickly approaching that moment. That said, his leaving would create problems of who we replace him with. The 'cleanest' would be a swap involving Martial. However, I find him too much of a confidence player which makes me wary of him coming here for top dollar. Players in AM I would personally like would be Zaha (love his physicality), Bailey (exciting), Pulisic (a lot of potential) or Thauvin/Depay (both of these players were amazing in Ligue 1 last season and have some experience of the EPL - could see one of them pulling a Salah.)
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    Really strange times at the club at the moment. We need a overhaul in the first team but it appears that the club is in a state of stasis. At this moment in time, I am starting to get the feeling that we may end up selling players such as Tibo and Drinkwater and replacing him with a Butland/MVG type players and then using the academy players to fill the squad. Hazard I reckon we will just about keep for one more season. However, at this rate I could see the following come KO in Aug: Butland, Willy, Blackman Dave, Luiz(?), Rudi, Cahill, Christensen, Zouma(?) Moses, Zappa(?), Alonso, Eduardo Kante, Baka, Cesc, MVG, RLC, Amapadu Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Mount, H-O Morata, Giroud, Bats/Abraham
  21. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    You do realise that it is more likely he was a smokescreen or never actually wanted and just a guess by the media.
  22. Transfer Talk Topic

    3 PL, 1CL, 1 EL, 4 FAC, 1 LC
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    Well with the stadium now being shelved and it being clear that Roman is not welcome, I reckon this summer is all about holding on to what we have as I really cannot see us going out and replacing our players with equal quality. I reckon this may also be why Conte is still here and the players were all asking for clarification after the FA Cup Final.
  24. Media / Press

    So with Frank and Jody at DC next season, how many loans do you reckon will have there? My money is on two/three of: Odoi, Mount, Clark-Salter and Tammy.
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    Fabinho was much better than Bakayoko, in fact he was probably the one that covered his arse the most.