Michael Tucker

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  1. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    David Luiz said he left Chelsea to join Arsenal because of his "ambition" and to experience a "new challenge". The 32-year-old centre-half made his Gunners debut in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League home win over Burnley after his move on transfer deadline day. Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, came third in the league last season with Arsenal fifth. "I am a guy with ambition and that is why I moved. I like a new a challenge and new things in my life," said Luiz. "This is what gives me oxygen and gives me motivation and also to really enjoy this moment. "I could have chosen a comfortable zone and got money and be cool and that is it." New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told Luiz he would not be a guaranteed regular starter in his team and then allowed the Brazil international, who won six major honours in two spells at the club, to move across London to Emirates Stadium. Luiz is expected to become a big part of Gunners' boss Unai Emery's plans and played alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos as Arsenal gained their second win from two games this season. "Everyone knows I was so happy at Chelsea and won many trophies there," added Luiz. "I had a real honest conversation with Lamps, and Lamps had different ideas for his plans for the year. "So the best way for me to respect the club where I can was to move on, try a new challenge and give him the opportunity to do his job. "My philosophy on life is to be positive and to be a dreamer. I have my health, I can dream and we [Arsenal] can fight for something big." Sharethis page
  2. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2016/08/chelsea-tv-exclusive--hungry-to-win-again.
  3. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Well, I'd like to see how Super Frank does first......:). But ignoring that for now, sure I'd certainly have Jose back if the time was right. It's clear that you don't like JM, and that's your prerogative (I certainly don't believe that he's flawless), but trying to demean his achievements over many seasons, at many clubs, in many leagues, is plainly ridiculous.
  4. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Leicester at Stamford Bridge, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00, Sunday, 18th August, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  5. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 14:30, Sunday 11th August, 2019 (Local UK time/date).
  6. Tammy abuse

    Shouldn't be part of it, period. We're in the 21st Century ffs, and still some of us need to grow up. Yep. These cretins of course will think that you're talking to/about somebody else. Worse, of course, is that they're teaching their kids that this is the way you behave in life, and at the football.
  7. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    Enough please. It stops now, or this topic gets closed..
  8. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    'Buried'? It's right at the top of the General Forum! Non-Chelsea: Premier League. What am I missing? That one will be closed shortly because it's gone way off topic. Should have been dealt with before, but I've been preoccupied with other things.. Not sure what this means, but I guess you do.
  9. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Sorry, but I don't understand. What 'more relevant main topic'?
  10. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    Mate, what does this have to do with this game/thread?
  11. Official: Eden Hazard Joins Real Madrid

    Everybody happy, now?
  12. Please use this thread for all posts relating to our Uefa Super League Cup match against Liverpool, at Vodaphone Park before, during and after the game. The Moderators will be keeping an eye on things, so let's try to keep it intelligent. Please note that this un-moderated forum is a privilege and its abuse will result in the suspension of your account. The match is scheduled to kick off at 5pm, Wednesday 14th August, 2019 (UK times to be confirmed).
  13. No new members for over a year

    And what did you find? As far as I can tell, it's a dog's breakfast!
  14. No new members for over a year

    Welcome back, mate, it's great to hear from you again.
  15. Ross Barkley

    Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton. The 24-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 8 shirt. Upon signing for the Premier League champions, Barkley said: ‘I'm overwhelmed, I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started. ‘To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game.’ Club director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Ross is a player we have long admired and are certain he will prove to be an important player for Chelsea. He possesses outstanding technical and physical attributes, matched with good experience of the Premier League and a strong desire to succeed at the highest level. We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action.’ Barkley arrives with a wealth of experience for a player so young, having already made 150 Premier League appearances for Everton, as well as being named in England squads for both the World Cup and European Championships. His versatility ensures he can play just behind the striker, in a deeper midfield role or in an advanced wide position, with his ability to get on the ball and create chances one of the player’s biggest strengths. A hamstring injury at the beginning of the current campaign has kept him out since August, which means he is eligible to play for the Blues in all four competitions.
  16. Hi

    Good for you, mate. Great to have to on-board!
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Given that we unlawfully signed 29 players, I don't think that anyone from FIFA involved in this required brown envelopes full of money passed to them. The people at the club who presided over it, should be sacked, imo.
  18. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    No really, it doesn't. If you don't enjoy interacting with our friend here, then don't. It's not that difficult. There you go.....
  19. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    Mate, you need to cut this crap out right now. And I won't be arsed to tell you again.
  20. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Who has travelled? The travelling squad in full is: Kepa Arrizabalaga Willy Caballero Jamie Cumming Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Kurt Zouma Davide Zappacosta Cesar Azpilicueta Fikayo Tomori Emerson Jorginho Billy Gilmour N’Golo Kante Ross Barkley Mateo Kovacic Mason Mount Willian Pedro Kenedy Christian Pulisic Tammy Abraham Olivier Giroud Michy Batshuayi
  21. Transfer Talk Topic

    Nothing at all, as far as I can tell. We knowingly broke the rules, and now we pay the price. I know that some here feel we've been hard done by, but i just can't see that we have. Difficult time for SFL to take over, but that's about it.
  22. Andriy Shevchenko - The Ukrainian Concord

    Yep. Left foot/right foot/head - dynamite! I keep coming back to have another look! No, it wasn't always like this, of course, but when he was on, there was none finer. What I'd give for a fit Sheva today!
  23. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    Do we have to re-write history, Mark? At the end of the day, we were beaten, not 'humbled'. Yes, the scoreline was 4-0, but we lead in all the other stats - possession; shots; shots on target, etc - away at OT! In fact, we dominated the first half, and had some moments in the second. They they were ruthless when given their opportunities, took their chances, and we didn't. We certainly were not 'humbled'.
  24. Season prediction

    Barring a disaster of epic proportions, I agree with you.