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  1. I don't buy it personally. My issue would be getting big name players to buy into the philosophy of a manager with zero top level experience. He is obviously decent at champ level but I can't help but feel this would solidify our lack of ambition. This is the danny drinkwater of management signings and people are happy to settle as frankly we have little else to get excited about.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    I wasn't arguing either way, simply setting out an explanation of my view! It may have been an FPP move though I struggle to believe that Monaco would have relied solely on PSG's word in respect of exercising the option to buy given the sums involved. There may however be some very contrived contract structuring to get around this (though I can't off the top of my head think what exact arrangements they could employ). Either way if I was their auditor I would be very uncomfortable if it was structured in such a manner!
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Its an option to buy vs commitment to buy question. Much like leases if the option to buy is exactly that an option and not a guarantee then unless the option is for a nominal amount or less than the asset would be worth at the end of the rental term such that it is always the intention to exercise then you broadly wouldnt recognise the asset on balance sheet. However the PSG transfers are evidently guarantees to buy and as such its clearly a form of deferred consideration planning and on an accounting basis it would be hard to argue that the asset should not be recognised at the start of the loan and amortised across 6 years. That being said the auditors may take a different view though I could not see an obvious get out.
  4. New Stadium Plans

    I thought Twickenham had pretty strict rules on the number of events that could be held due to local council and residents? Doubt it will happen tbh. Wembley should not be sold tbh, tell him to foxtrot oscar over to spurs who have built a stadium with NFL in mind.
  5. Chelsea 1 Barcelona 1

    I think we were very intelligent in how we pressed, as much as an ultra high press all the time would be great its not sustainable. I think the way we pressed allowed us to do it all game compared to 60-70 mins after which barca would probably run riot. We are barcas bogey team, as much as they may have beaten us I can't remember any other team giving them this much trouble consistently over the last 14 years and I love it! 2nd leg is a tall order but just shows that the team when performing is more than capable of challenging the top european teams.
  6. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

    Players looked spent after the first half. I just think the issues around the squad are coming home to roost. Season is a write off need to focus on top 4 and rebuild in the summer.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Hopeless owner? Really? of the most ridiculous things I've read in a while. Amazing what a few years of success does to a fan base. Abramovic brought us back from the brink and ploughed significant sums into the club to set us on our current path. Thats an incredibly entitled thing to say. No wonder other fans refer to us as plastics when we have people spouting utter drivel like this. Is our owner beyond reproach? No, has he made mistakes? Absolutely. But hopeless?...just wow.
  8. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Definite improvement with the switch to 3-4-3. 3-5-2 needs to be ditched.
  9. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Agreed, Baka should have come off, Fab deservedly off but Hazard no chance.
  10. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    What the actual ****??? Hazard should not be coming off.
  11. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    What has happened to this team, I think the last truly great performance was atletico away. Since then a mixed bag of good to extremely poor.
  12. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Bakayoko isn't even trying to hide how bad he is. He's consistently poor with the ball at his feet. I'm not even sure he can hide behind adapting to the league as a lot of the time he's not even under pressure.
  13. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Fabregas has been dire at set pieces for a while I have no idea why he is even on them. Why are we incapable of finding one bloody player good enough to take them.
  14. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Just lol, yep have a go a the one player being asked to shoulder our whole game. He's not the problem the midfield is, Kante is brilliant but bakayoko has done nothing and fabregas really isn't contributing much to our game at the moment.
  15. Chelsea 0 Leicester City 0

    Really wish we'd go for someone like mahrez on the right and switch back to 3-4-3 think we'd be infinitely better.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    We need a striker badly how have people not seen that? LWB cover would be good but the most pressing thing is up front. Morata is in a bad spate of form and needs more competition than Bats and we need a viable option off the bench.
  17. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2

    Morata's finishing has been terrible the last two games, that being said I don't subscribe to the notion here that he's suddenly rubbish, his finishing was quality earlier this season. Sometimes players have these games just so happens it's been two bad games in a row. Anyway I recall Drogba being hounded in his first season after a string of bad performances nearly to the point of I'll cut him some slack, he needs to get back to early season form but let's be honest it's hardly rocked our world that we didn't win this game given the deficit to City.
  18. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2

    Morata was finishing well before his injury now he's ****ing lost it wtf.
  19. Everton 0 Chelsea 0

    I'm willing to give bakayoko another season before completely writing him off but honestly he's such a disappointment.
  20. Everton 0 Chelsea 0

    Where is morata?
  21. Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

    Kante...what words can I use to describe him as a footballer. Made such a difference to our midfield today. Brilliant brilliant player.
  22. Chelsea 3 Roma 3

    Was at the game. Key takeaway zero pressure from anywhere on the pitch. Roma could pass it around all day long. We all were saying 2-0 massively flattered us and we didn't deserve to be winning and lo and behold we concede 3 goals. Only when we were 3-2 down did we pressure them and force mistakes no idea if zero press was by design but was a terrible idea. Naingollan was seriously impressive, strong on the ball good dribbler and passer can see why we wanted him. Azpilicueta warrants being dropped he has been rubbish for a while now and consistently making mistakes. Cahill not much better and zappacosta was extremely poor. Hazard came up big and morata showed us how much better it is having a player who can hold and distribute the ball. Baka and fab doesnt work they were making a point to target fab/zappa as fab wasnt tracking allowing 2 on 1 most of the time.
  23. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1

    I don't think Abraham is the answer, for all his great movement and finishing he isn't the best at holding and passing which are key to the way we play as we need our CF to transition midfield to attack (I.e. Costa/Morata). That being said he'd be an upgrade on Bats who quite frankly is awful for our level. We lost two of our absolute best players and it showed but the 11 on the pitch were more than capable of beating Palace. Amazing what a couple of results can do, if we beat city off the back of that Atletico performance and we are genuine title we'd be lucky to be 4th place. However, football is a fickle mistress, City aren't invincible, they're still rubbish at defending and I'm sure somebody will put them right soon enough. Long way to go yet.
  24. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1

    The defence were pathetic. Made Zaha look like an absolute menace. We can turn it around but for now league is a long shot given how much momentum the two manchester clubs have. Willian should be nowhere near the starting lineup and neither should Batshuayi (but then we have little choice). Batshuayi for somebody looking to prove a point shows little to no effort/hustle and is absolutely terrible at holding up the ball. He should be sold and along with the costa funds get in a player that can challenge morata for a starting place.