bluecueball

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Our academy is now so good. When Jose was first here, he didn't have many kids to choose from. I'm not saying they can all make it,but we could properly integrate 5 young players this season. If by Christmas they haven't done anything, loan em out fine. Aina, Christensen, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Traore are all worthy of the squad.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yeah I Def prefer Oscar cm. The squad is starting to take shape but I think Costa will have gone and Cuadrado by Sept 1St so we would need replacements. Morata or Lukaku seems likely and maybe Candreva or Mahrez. Plus a proper centre back too.
  3. Official: Kenedy Signs For Chelsea

    I like him but maybe for his work rate and crossing than anything else. I think he needs a loan but ultimately he won't make it here as he isn't good enough in any one position to break through.
  4. IMPORTANT FORUM NEWS

    I have a suggestion, but it's worth discussing to iron out the kinks. The contextual and banner advertising isn't generating enough revenue to pay for the site costs. Also, advertising is the biggest detrimental factor in user experience nowadays. It slows the page down, irritates most people and can upset the formatting of the page, particularly on mobile. What if there was one page for offers on the site which you could fill with the Adsense banners? If cookie based, it would become your own personalised offers page filled with remarketing or things you'd missed. You could remove the banners from the other pages, making user experience better and page loading times quicker. If needed, you could have lots of purely internal text links advertising this offers page to keep loading times down and readability up across the site. Make the page "no index, no follow" so it doesn't affect your SEO. worth a shot particularly seeing as we're getting donations at the moment and the ads don't even pay for the site. Incidentally I would pledge £5 for a year if 287 others would. Maybe there's a just giving page or crowdfunding page we could set up? As for sponsorship, we need to be able to sell the site as Chelsea's number 1 fan site in some respects, either through visits or quality of content. Fwiw this forum is the best Chelsea one for content so shouldn't be a hard sell. Also, the bigger corporates often have affiliate marketing budget to burn, so there must be a company out there that would chuck £2k at us? Pete what do the unique visitors etc look like?
  5. Chelsea vs Liverpool

    I know everyone will get minutes but excited to see how something like this would get on: Courtois Aina, Djilobodji, Terry, Azpilicueta Matic, Chalobah Willian, Costa, Batshuayi, Hazard The only differences from what I'd have in an ideal world are Zouma and Kante. With maybe Oscar or Fabregas instead of Nat when playing weaker sides.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Question for me is can Moses make a meaningful contribution to the first team squad this season? and the answer is yes. Certainly more so than Cuadrado I'd keep him around unless we could get Mahrez or someone. Our winger positions can be filled by Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Moses, Oscar and Traore at a push.
  7. Chelsea 3 WAC RZ Pellets 0

    Kante and fabregas is more than enough for most teams at home. its the tougher home games and aways that we need the likes of Matic or Chalobah to come in and solidify the mid to make a 3.
  8. Chelsea 3 WAC RZ Pellets 0

    Things: if Ivanovic is anywhere near the first team against West Ham I will cry. Aina, Moses, Traore and Chalobah need to be squad players. We don't need to sign any more central midfielders. We're going to play with a 2 so it's Kante and another. Matic, Mikel, Fabregas, Oscar and Chalobah is possibly too many. Costa fully committed or gone. Unrelated but let's just recall Christensen...
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Would be a huge blow to lose Costa, the only equivalents would be lewandowski, suarez or Higuain. Morata or Gabigol would be nice additions to play alongside him ormichy
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    If we want to play 2 up front, which I think we should and will, then we need 4 top strikers. Remy is just about good enough to be 4th choice. We need 2 usable players per position basically, or versatile players who can cover, e.g. Azpilicueta, Ake etc. Our CBs are mostly not good enough. Zouma is great but not fit yet, Terry can still do a job if used properly but I'm not confident in Cahill, Djilobodji or Ivanovic. Christensen should have been recalled. Our midfield is not good enough. Matic or Mikel can do a job, Fabregas is good if used properly but Kante aside there is a lack of proper quality. Perhaps Chalobah or Rlc can step it up but that's a huge if. So what I'm saying is we need strengthen drastically across the squad.
  11. Chelsea 0 Rapid Vienna 2

    What I imagine he was looking for here was an indicator of passion, will to win and how intelligent they were - picking up tactics after 2 days training. Almost like boot camp on the X factor, he's probably looking to see who definitely won't cut it and who's getting to judges houses.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    We are short but I'd be very interested to see us lineup a bit like the youth sides. 3-4-1-2: Courtois Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry Willian, Kante, Fabregas, Kenedy Hazard Costa, Batshuayi plenty of grit, pace and flair plus some good characters.
  13. I imagine he has known for months who is getting a shot to impress this preseason.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ai The loan army was purely to get around FFSP, I think of it as an entirely separate enterprise from the first team. We certainly need a few big players for the first team, Kante being an excellent choice. I'm also excited for the Barbosa rumours, who has a fantastic scoring record at Santos. Manolas is back in the frame at centre back, and the Koulibaly saga rumbles on. Witsel has been touted about and shouldn't affect the Kante deal, I see it as a straight fight between him and Nainggolan.THat being said, Aina, Chalobah, RLC, Baba and Traore all have opportunities to impose themselves. I have a sneaky feeling we could see Nate more than we could haveexpected earlier this year. Fingers crossed.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    Aina just signed a new contract, baba looks set to stay. With a 3-5-2 we might already have our attacking wingbacks. Costa allegedly wants out but Morata could come in, although if we had both what a strikeforce that would be. Kante and Witsel seem likely whilst cesc seemed excited for conte to join so has presumably been dangled a place in the first team. Tbh though, I don't see how you fit our current midfielders in properly in a 3-5-2. Unless hazard plays up front and we sacrifice someone in cm for willian.