King Kante

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Of the squad as it is now, I would say that we see the following leave in the summer: Pedro, Willian, Giroud. After that there are questions over - Bats - will he be happy to be third choice? Barkley - Cannot see him being content being 5/6th choice Kante - I cannot see the club turning down £100m+ for a 29 year old. Zouma - Imo not good enough and he will not be happy being 4th choice. Obviously, not all those players will leave but I can see 5-6 leaving in total. That would then leave us needing: 1) CF - Surely here a big time play has to be made for Werner. He has improved year on year, has a £30m buy out and would be 24 next Summer, which is the demographic we need. A further benefit to him is that he can also play wide if needed so, if Tammy stays scoring, he can can play there. I literally see no downside to him at £30m, even with high wages. 2) AM - I can see us going for Sancho here and having a pretty good chance if we some how manage to keep all the young boys happy and we can get CL. 3) CB - Personally, I think someone like Savic on a free would be ideal. Decent defender with the right experience who would not really hinder either Christensen or Tomori. 4) RB/RWB - I think Dave is set to end up as the clubs utility man. For that reason, unless James is TAA 2.0, I reckon there will be a need for another player here. However, what level we require will depends on how James does. 5) CM - I reckon we are in for Guimaraes and that will be done in Jan. However, the player we should be going for is Harvetz, a goal every two games plus a good handful of assits is exactly what we need from midfield. He however is likely to end up at a glamour club.
  2. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    I am a Kepa sceptic as I have said on numerous occasions that he has key weakness that are an issue - lack of ability to controll his area by coming for crosses and letting balls go through him far too often. He does have great agility and he is relatively inexperienced so coule improve. However, he wad an expensive panic buy so I do not think he was scouted as much as one would expect as he only played about 55 games before we signed him and they were all in La Liga and the Copa. As for TC, whilst he was not the greatest keeper, I thought he was a decent fit for us as he was very good at dealing with high balls and controlling his area, which is the biggest reason we currently cannot defend set pieces anymore. However, he did have his limitations in that he only really ever made regulation saves.
  3. Chelsea vs Liverpool

    Whilst providing six scoring oppotunities to Liverpool.
  4. Chelsea vs Liverpool

    It has to be 352/343. As you say, Dave at RB is a disaster, whilst the back 3 gives us more stability. Against Valencia, whilst their movement was causing us trouble as a 3 we were alright and doing a decent job of closing down. When we went back to a 4 it all went to pot and they scored almost immediately. Additionally, I do not see Mount fit for this one but I do expect to see Kante and Rudi. My team would be: Kepa Rudi Christensen Tomori Dave Kante Jorgi Emerson Willian Giroud Pulisic As I said earlier in the thread, I think for this game we should try and keep it tight and then introduce Tammy in the second half. If Mount is fit then he should be in ahead of Willian or Pulisic.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Werner has a £30m buy out. That has to be one of the best buys possible next summer. I agree on Doucoure, he is a player that is great at a team like Watford but could end up being just a bit part player elsewhere. At CM, I would love Harvetz, but he would be very expensive and he is likely to be a player that goes to Real/Barca/Munich. I think the most likely player will be Guimaraes as apprantly we have been scouting him for a while and he is only 21 and his buy out is £36m. As for other areas RB will probably need looking at unless James pulls a TAA and CB needs another experienced head. Savic on a free would be smart business for me. AM will be another area as I can see both Willian and Pedro going and all the other boys there are super young. Werner can play there as well as CF so if we did get him he would kind of cover two bases. Personally, I would love to see Sancho but it would leave us lacking in experience.
  6. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    Indeed. TC is a bit of a funny keeper. He is excellent in the air commanding his area but he only ever seems to save the shots that should be saved.
  7. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    Got poor reviews from all the Spanish press for last nights performance. I said when he went he may only last the year; especially as Real have Mbappe on their radar for next season.
  8. Chelsea 0 Valencia 1

    They are not a rubbish side. They are a decent one in a state of shock. Should we be losing to them at home probably not but it is not a disaster. As for last night, we did create chances but just not as many as in the last few. The chance for Tammy in the first ten minutes required a smart save, Willian should have scored the one floated over by Kova, Willian should have slipped in Pedro at the start of the second, we had a penalty and Christensen should have done more with his header. Those chances should have resulted in at least one goal. The goal conceeded came straight after we switch to 442 which I really do not see why SFL did that as our defence had looked good. Also, again, Kepa is not covering himself in glory with his attempt to save it.
  9. Chelsea vs Liverpool

    I am fairly certain both he a Rudi will be back for this one. Question will be whether James and CHO are ready for the bench yet.
  10. Chelsea 0 Valencia 1

    Poor management by SFL. In the 343 formation we looked comfortable at the back and had been defending set pieces well. Admittedly we were not creating much but at that point you take the point, especially as we have a lot of important injuries atm - Rudi, Kante, Mount, CHO etc. That decision was up their with bringing on Gilmour at 2-1 up with our backs against the wall. As for Willian tonight proved why he has never been an elite player. Great technical skill and brilliant feet but inefficient in the final third by failing to pick his passes or shoot properly. There is a reason a AM of his ability has goals and assits stats like he does.
  11. Chelsea 0 Valencia 1

    Midfield is not helping here. They need to take more responsibility as they are just letting the game pass them by at times. Looking at the bench however and I do not see too many options for us. Pedro in particular has been non exsitant since coming on. The only real options on the bench however are Giroud, Barkley and Pulisic but I do not see them bring much else to the game. There could be an arguement for Pedro for Giroud and play two up top in order to give Tammy a bit more room as he is being handled fairly well by Garay atm.
  12. Chelsea 0 Valencia 1

    I am not. I think Giroud starts on Sunday. Good to see the 3atb system stay too.
  13. Wolves 2 Chelsea 5

    Yes, Tammy has played very well and is showing very positive signs. I said it from the outset that I am a big fan of his but was worried that as he had the hardest job of all the young players - lone CF - the situation could end up being bad for him as he could get labelled as not good enough, even though his job is never really done at a high level until someone is in their mid-20's (Drogba, Costa etc.) At this moment, I am not getting carried away as his goals have come against Norwich, Sheff Utd and a poor Wolves team, which is a level we know he can already play at. Let's see how he gets on over the next month but at this point, no one can be less than happy with him. As for Alonso, he is a very good player when playing WB simply because he gets involved in good attacks, which is supported by his goals and assists stats and he is better at defending set pieces than Emerson. The problem, he has is recovery running and defending against tricky wingers/his back to goal. As a result, at LB he leaves a bit to be desired but if we do switch to a 3atb system, I expect him to be a regular again. Pulisic I think needs more acclimatisation as he has been drifting out of games too much and is over powered to easily, which is a problem he had at Dortmund. For me, his minutes at the moment should probably be focused in the CL and LC and then try and bulk him up a little and work on his fitness for the PL.
  14. Wolves 2 Chelsea 5

    Unless it is the league cup, I see that many as unlikely. Kepa, Rudi, Kante and a combo of Jorgi/Kova and Alonso/Emerson are all first XI players. I also believe Dave probably starts in a back three when James is back. I do not think that is an issue. Club football trumps international football by a wide margin now.
  15. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Yeah, I think this may happen to him. He may pull a Hutchinson and get a couple of seasons but I do not see him having much more. It is a shame as both he and Hutchinson where players I reckon could have at least been squad players for us, if not more.