jones

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Haha, he plays DM for France. And won the world cup playing there. So yeah, obviously a bad fit. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; deleted.
  2. Chelsea 2 West Ham United 0

    Unchanged side very unlikely as Sarri will need to rotate constantly going forward. All of our remaining games are equally important and coming thick and fast, so everyone can't play every game. Sarri will need to use the squad wisely and revert from the first XI approach. Right now, we have good competition for places and only Azpi, Jorginho, Kanté and Hazard are part of a first XI. Hopefully, everyone will feel a part of the team for the rest of the season and push and support each other.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yeah, he looks very promising. We need a goalscorer for that advanced role in a non-Sarri midfield three. Coutinho and Fekir are great options also - if we signed one of them I will be very happy. Mount can be back up option, and RLC (Barkley) to play box to box on the other side with Kanté (Ampadu) as DM.
  4. Chelsea 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

    Big changes needed. 7 players and new formation: Kepa Azpi Christensen Luiz Emerson Kante RLC Willian Hazard Hudson-Odoi Giroud
  5. CHO

    Genuinely think too many fans have been intoxicated by our own fear of playing younger players. It really is not all that complicated. CHO is more than good enough to play more often than he is playing. Both because of his own abilities, but also because of Willian and Pedro's performances. Players do not have to be perfect in all aspects of the game to play for this club. Sarri's poor judgement may cost us the best academy player since John Terry. Not all his fault, this fault is of course just as much on club/board level, but it is one of the reasons I lost faith in Sarri a long time ago. Integrating academy players and creating a Chelsea identity and culture for the years to come will be more important than titles or playing attractive football short term. We need a manager that fits that job description. That man is Frank.
  6. Everton 2 Chelsea 0

    Hate Goodison. Always tough. We need muscles in midfield so RLC hopefully starting. Kepa - Azpi Rudi Luiz Emerson - Kanté Jorginho RLC - Willian Higuain Hazard A scrappy win would do.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    By this logic we should hire Sean Dyche.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Haha, this is more off point I think you have ever been. Suddenly talking about Drogba and center forwards, after I responded "Solskjær struggled to keep the Molde job" to a post where you claimed Lampard was not good enough for us because you do not think his results with Derby are good enough. Even by your standards that is an Olympic gold medal.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Harsh. Jorginho is a one trick pony, a one touch passer and probably one of the best in the world at exactly that. For Sarri to play like he (only) wants to, he needs exactly that in that position. Sarri needs Jorginho, Jorginho needs Sarri. Without each other they won’t work. The problem is that even now, after 8 months together, the project does not seem to be working. It is not because Sarri’s tactics are «wrong» or because Jorginho is a bad player. It is because other teams too easily break down our tactics. Which most likely is a mix of Sarri not being adaptable enough and him not being efficient enough managing and motivating his players to do what he wants. Unless a fantastic end to the season, Sarri will be sacked and any new manager will consider Jorginho surplus. I hope we ditch this possession based football dream, and try to go back to what made us successful and feared. We need people at the club (managers and players first and foremost) representing and believing in the values and philosophy of Chelsea 2004-2012. Lampard the best option out there to come here and build something long-term. Academy needs to be used and patience needed at the top.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Solskjær struggled to keep the Molde job.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    Transfer ban and Hazard gone likeliest scenario at the moment? 2019/20 is then a building year. Can not see any other outcome than giving it to Lampard (+Morris). Bring back the best the loan army has to offer. Play the most talented regardless of age. Stop this nonsense possession football that neither is entertaining, effective or adapted to our squad. More power and mobility in midfield to press more aggressively. More direct attacking play with wingers with 1v1 initiative. And as long as we have CFs that at least are good finishers we might survive the biggest issue of this squad (goals). Something that o I think a squad like this can challenge (although likely miss out on) top 4, but with a CF, CB, LB, creative CM/AM next summer be a proper title contender. Kepa, Caballero, Bulka Azpi, James Rudiger, Zouma Christensen, Luiz Emerson, Alonso Bakayoko, Barkley, Drinkwater Kanté, Ampadu RLC, Mount Pulisic, Willian Abraham, Giroud, Batshuayi CHO, Pedro Would love to see us line up with: Kepa - James, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson - Mount, Kanté, RLC - Pulisic, Abraham, CHO
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Still seems unclear whether we can prolong Higuain or Kovacic’ loan deals under the potential transfer ban? I think the rules limit us to registrering new players, and if we want to we are actually allowed to buy players (and either loan them out or not play them). The question is, by definition is Higuain and Kovacic already registered or will their registration expire once their loan deals expire? Higuain is an even more special case since we have the option to extend his deal or buy him, and I have seen reported that there even is a compulsory loan extension dependant on matches/goals targets being met. How does this come in to play? Is there a difference between taking up the option to extend Giroud’s contract and taking up the option to extend Higuain’s loan? Anyone with more insight than me that can shed som light on this crazy situation? As long as we can keep Higuain and we decide to continue with Sarri, I am not that concerned. Mire chances given to CHO, RLC, Mount, James and Tammy makes me quite enthusiastic.
  13. Fulham 1 Chelsea 2

    Definitely. And at the moment we have at least three places with good competition, LB, LCM, RW and possibly even CB with Christensen, so rotation there will not see us drop in quality that much. Also, I am not too worried at starting Giroud (CF) or Kovacic (regista) in one of the upcoming games. Kanté and Azpi rarely get tired, and can probably start every match from now until the International break, but hopefully we can afford to rest them in Kiev. So Hazard is the only player who needs a rest, and that will see us become a lot weaker. I think this is the game to rest him. Another point is that to keep team spirit up, it is important to involve the squad. If too many players do not play, the atmosphere in the dressing room and application in training will suffer. Rotation done right is smal tweaks from game to game, not playing First XI in one match and then a completely new XI the next. Hence Sarri saying we need to change 3-4 players for Fulham. My guess is Willian, Christensen and Ruben for Hazard, Rüdiger and Kovacic. +Kepa. I would also love to see Hudson-Odoi for Pedro, but not expecting anything.
  14. Fulham 1 Chelsea 2

    Think Hazard is in need of a rest. Not sure it is a bad idea to have him on the bench for this one either, he is usually immense when coming on for the last 20. RLC should start on merit, he is our best #8 and I think the only reason he has not started the last two games is due to his injury. Emerson rotated back in for Alonso, can see them sharing the minutes for the rest of the season. Kepa Azpi Luiz Rudi Emerson Kante Jorginho RLC CHO Higuain Willian
  15. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    Agreed. Back four immense today, Alonso included. Neither put a foot wrong. Kanté followed up the City game with another one from the highest level, and both Jorginho and Kovacic played their best games in a while. What a goal by Pedro, who is on a remarkable 8 PL goals so far this season. And to top it off and kill the nerves with a humiliating own goal. Excellent. Sarri might have just turned this season around (again). A decent fixture list before the international break, and we actually won't be traveling for a month - between the Malmö tie and the trip to Kiev in a few weeks. EL qualification and at least 7 points from these next three games surely is more than possible. Fulham (A) - full strength side including Ruben Kiev (H) - we can afford to rest Hazard and a couple of others Wolves (H) - full strength side Everton (A) - full strength side Kiev (A) - depending on home result Arsenal have Spurs (A), United (H) and Newcastle (H), while United have Southampton (H), Arsenal (A) and Watford (H). Could find ourselves. There will be points dropped from our rivals. And Arsenal really have a tough fixture list going forward.