Blue_In_Every_Way

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    So, you're supremely confident that this guy is going to be an utterly world class star, right? Because if you're not...... How is it 50-50? Were you napping during the Brighton game and today's game? Did you see the same 80 million pound German - starting alongside another utterly brilliant German player who's also in a new league and country I might add - struggle to even get involved? I absolutely love it that some of the same idiots jumping on SFL's back and questioning his management credentials are the same ones preaching patience about Havertz. There is genuine pressure on the management staff this year from expectations as well as from the improved competition. If anyone thinks that SFL should waste time trying to integrate anyone then they are sadly mistaken. Players have to step up. And they have to do so immediately. Just a reminder, we are already trailing Leicester and Arsenal by 3 points by the way - 2 clubs who spent significantly less!
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    All the transfers thus far, barring Havertz, I'm really happy about (Werner, Ben, Ziyech, Thiago, even Sarr is a good prospect). I think Havertz at the moment is 50-50 and Mendy is also 50-50 if he comes. The important thing with Mendy really would be that he is walking in after a complete disaster so "improving the position" should be relatively easy. Kepa costs us points. That was ok last season, but Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester look good this year. United will obviously eventually settle down as well. That's 8 clubs competing for top 4. We can't keep a guy who makes a mistake every game anymore.
  3. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    I dont recall criticizing Pulisic. In fact, I immediately liked what I saw from him and I remember saying we didn't need to worry about losing Hazard. Havertz is totally different. Kai isn't showing the basics that stick with you regardless of where you are asked to perform. Now, maybe he completely transforms with time (and fair play to him if he does) but I have been here long enough and heard countless people say give the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips, Sheva, Torres, Zhirkov, Ramires, Cuadrado, Kepa, Bakayoko time.. The Premier League is very hard compared to the Bundesliga. To be successful here, Kai has to show speed of thought, a clean first touch and a certain amount of energy and workrate. The worrying part is that this is the same guy I saw a couple times at Bayer towards the end of last season. If people want to mention his goals, well Claudio Pizzarro also scored goals in Germany. The basic requirements of being a Chelsea player are that you, at the very least, show work-rate and pretty good technical ability. The goals are great but he has to work on those areas.
  4. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Deserves it. Timo also came in from Germany - and looks terrific. Havertz should be held to the same standards that RLC is held up to - or CHO. And he has been very poor. I am talking first touch, timing of his passes, work-rate - things that you should see from a player regardless of where he came from.
  5. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Isn't that what we were aiming to do (apparently)?
  6. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Jorginho misses a penalty. I'm afraid these weak-links keep costing us.
  7. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Whatever people may say, the truth is we have signed players but, for now, we still head into games with Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, and Jorginho. So yeah we lost, but let's see how things look when we integrate replacements for these guys.
  8. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    And seems to parry the ball directly into play as well.
  9. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    Yeah. I actually agree... I mean, Karius and Gomes come to mind.. but yeah, I think he takes the cake.
  10. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    LOLLOL Kepa!!!!
  11. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    1 nil. Mane the game changer. Not only scores goals, but he knows just when to hit the deck to force a change in the game. Good player - GREAT actor.
  12. Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2

    To be perfectly honest, this is exactly the guy I saw on a couple occasions in Germany! I know its early days, and unfashionable to criticize Kai, but this is more or less the same guy I saw playing for Leverkusen. Maybe he is going to improve, and if he does I will hold my hand up, but this kid has a really long way to go IMO.
  13. Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Chelsea 3

    Agreed with SFL - we would have lost points in that type of game last year. We've got to get some time to work with this group IMO.
  14. Official: Chelsea Sign Timo Werner

    A generational talent - like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, CR7, Messi.... We will see how that pans out. And that's pretty much the point. You act like its a sure investment when it is very much anyone's guess at the moment. If this kid is as consistent as you say he is, why make excuses for his performances in the 2 Europa League games? All I saw was a very talented kid, flashes of brilliance and moments where he could have done better. I do watch a reasonable amount of the Bundesliga - specifically Dortmund and Bayern, and I will say that Havertz takes a long time on the ball. That may be an issue in the PL. Regarding Pulisic, any idiot could see his talent and his pace and directness. Only a few couldn't. Is Havertz the best player in Germany like Hamman says? Obviously not. Is he the best Bayer ever had? No. Not yet anyway. I will agree to disagree on this really. I have seen far too many players hailed as generational talents to be really convinced by any of them until it actually happens.
  15. Official: Chelsea Sign Timo Werner

    Tbh most of the pundits as well had the same to say about him in terms of his inconsistency. Its easy to get carried away about him as he clearly has a lot to work with but this guy is no Haaland or even a Sancho IMO in terms of standing out every week. And lets not kid ourselves on that. He doesn't consistently set the field on fire. In fact, I think it is telling that we are the ones seriously in the frame for him. Now, maybe that's financial (like the case with RM, Barca, Bayern, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, etc), but you look at his stats (underwhelming), you listen to the Bundesliga pundits (they basically all talk about his potential and not so much about his actual work), you look at where Bayer finished, and then the picture starts to get a little clearer. Yes, we can sign him, but this can still go either way. Oscar looked a sure bet before he got here as well. Now, if we have the money and we can do all of our business and ALSO get him, then great. I am all for that scenario. But can anyone seriously make the claim that this kid is what we desperately need heading into next year? In front of a left back like Chillwel? Or a great goalkeeper? Or a DM like Rice - or even a CB like Rice? Come on, you cannot be serious. Teams basically run right through us. Kante looks like his legs are gone, Jorginho sorry to say has never panned out, Kova is a regular 7 out of 10 guy, Barkley has not progressed, Mount may be better further ahead, Alonso is convincing noone, Rudiger looks like the pitch is made of ice, Christensen has failed, Kepa has failed... and Havertz is where the money should go...? I am curious to know how much of Bayer you look at though. Because you talk about this kid like he is the second coming of Messi and I would say that it has been very difficult to find anyone else who praised him that much.