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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I don’t think they would cash in on Kante. We only sold Hazard because we had no choice. Same with Courtois. I don’t think the board just want to sell these players unless they had 1 year left or really forced a move.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Been rushed back every time and has not had a pre season. He needs a proper rest period of 3-4 week otherwise he will keep on getting these injuries. James , Kante and Christensen all picked up knocks on int break and all 3 have just come back from injury. Not the first time this season players have been injured so suddenly after returning from injury.
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    Can’t see Kante asking for a move or any club willing to pay the price. He is on a 4 year deal fees will start at £200M. Only club that would come for Kante is Madrid and when he looks over at what is going on there he would rather stay here I think. I really don’t think we can afford to sell Kante at all. No matter how much money we simply can’t replace what he offers us. Even when he gets older and the engine slows down he will still be one of the best ball winners. Look at Fernandinho at 34 and still one of the best in the game. We treat 30+ like grandads in the football world. If they look after themselves they can play at the top level until mid 30’s at least. Kante has at least another 4 years at the top.
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    Has hardly developed his game and is very predictable and easy to play against. Soft on the ball and doesn’t seem to have a football brain. I would be surprised if he turns out to be anything decent. I don’t see the 7/10 you see week in week out . Rather I see many performance ratings from 3-7 week in week out and can hardly put in 3 good performances in a row. A very hot and cold player who got hyped up too fast.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    RLC , Christensen, Mount and Gilmour could be late bloomers I feel. Ampudu, Mount, RLC( if fit) and James will become the best out of the rest. CHO is the one I fear for in terms of not growing and getting lost in the football world. Feel like his agents may hold him back too. Can see him making poor career choices in the future.
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    Hmm, age and potential are not always connected. Some players can be late bloomers and develop at a later stage. Some may grow early in development and you would think they have potential but really they are just quick starters who end up nowhere. Wilshere and Welbeck being good examples of youth that started out very well early and ended up being average. I think Rashford is going to be another Wilshere/Welbeck. You can probably find many examples of early starters and late bloomers who ended up in different situations. The main thing to look for is genuine talent and desire. The physical and mental attributes may take a bit longer to develop but as long as they have the talent and desire I would always keep an eye on them. I think RLC has both talent and desire it is just his fitness that has stopped him from really growing. A lot of our academy players have genuine talent. What separates them in the future( considering all stay fit) will be desire. I can already get vibes of who will be a late bloomer and who may lose some desire and not grow.
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    Should not go anywhere near Maddison or Chilwell. Both are going to be massively overpriced. That is what I don’t like about buying PL players. Such silly prices. I don’t think we need Maddison . Could get LB’s the same as Chilwell for half the price in different leagues. Same with Maguire too. Hope we stay away from Rice as I think Ampudu will be a much better player than him in the future. Sancho is a player we should be keeping tabs on. In the next 2-4 years he should be playing for us. I can’t really tell the type of players Frank would go for but I hope most of them are abroad. I could see us moving for Zaha if we are allowed in Jan. Zaha is a 50/50 the price would be lowered next market but I am not sure about his quality. He is better than Pedro and Bats right now. £30M plus Bats is not a bad deal. Good thing about Zaha is he can play ST and winger.
  8. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Probably best game of the season. First time every experienced player has played very good together. Alonso Azpi Willian and Jorginho all played well today. Willian Motm very good with the ball and was a threat all game. Alonso close to Motm too. Set piece defending much better. Looks like we are using Tammy more in the middle rather than near post. I keep saying it but going forward I am really enjoying this team. 1st time since Carlo days that I really enjoy the attacking football. Entertaining to watch. We create so much.
  9. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Can’t see it happening. Laporte injury was the final nail in the coffin. City will drop more points than Liverpool from now to January. Gap will widen. Not over but I think it is there year.
  10. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Pulisic and Bats showing that Dortmund chemistry. Very mature 2nd half from the lads.
  11. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    City doing there best to hand pool the title.
  12. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Lamps heard you.
  13. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    The others are poor but Jorginho was the last one that had a chance to win the ball. Not saying it is purely his fault but probably is in the best position to win the ball.
  14. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    For that goal Jorginho opens up the gap for Valery to run past. Had he stayed in position it would have been harder for him to run past. His angle was the best to win the ball until he moved.
  15. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    What is with the passing lanes when the CB have the ball. Jorginho is the only person available. Mount and Kante are way too high. Making it harder to play out from the back in that style. Other than the silly defending for that goal it has been a good half.
  16. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Now that is much better decision making from Willian. Very good pass.
  17. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    What a pick out by CHO. Quality pass.
  18. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Some interesting stats there. Recoveries is the tricky one that can mislead there other than that the other stats are pretty impressive. The interesting stat I would like to know is “dribbled past”. I feel he gets dribbled past quite often compared to others in his position . He may not be attempting a tackle in those situations so it would not be recognised in the stats. Most impressive is his interceptions.
  19. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Good player. When the game starts to stretch and become end to end he tends to struggle. Good at bringing the ball out and dictating the tempo. Best suited against possession teams. Counter attacking teams tend to exploit his weaknesses.
  20. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Like I said the POSITION in which he plays in end product is crucial. Like you said Hazard does not do all those things but his end product is far greater. No winger in the PL works harder than Willian but overall as a player in the forward line you simply must do better. I don’t fully blame him because he is not a final third kind of player. As I said he is a central midfielder playing on the wings being asked to do a lot in the final third. The level of our AM’s is not exactly high at the moment. We just lost our best one who did a lot in the final third for us. Willian is probably the best one we have and also the best suitable for what Frank wants. 2 of the other AM’s struggle with the physical side of the game at the moment and the other one is young returning from a long term injury. Willian does deserve to play at the moment for sure but people in the thread such as myself do explain why he can be wasteful with the ball. I replied to your post because you made it seem like Willian gets unfair stick for being wasteful in possession numerous times. I have always highlighted what Willian is good at but like I said he plays in a crucial position for end product. There are so many times he dribbles into good positions only to make the wrong decision. Every season he misses out on a potential 10+ assists if he simply had better decision making. What makes it more frustrating is that Willian is actually technically good enough to make these passes but just can’t seem to fully understand what to do. If he was technically not good enough to make these passes it would be less frustrating because then you would know he is simply not good enough and should be moved along.
  21. Southampton 1 Chelsea 4

    Scoring a wonderful volley does not take away the countless times he could have made a better decision in the final third. This is not just a rare brain fart it happens quite often. With the level of his technical ability he could get 15 assists every season easily . Problem has been and always will be his decision making in the final third. I have seen players with far less technical ability than Willian be way more effective in the final third. There is no Willian agenda and there never has been. People can see what he brings but the position in which he plays in end product is more valuable than work rate. Always felt Willian was a central midfielder playing on the wing. If you put Kova on the wings he would practically be like Willian without the long shots and finishing . Willian offers more in the midfield than he does on the forward line.
  22. Lille 1 Chelsea 2

    Everyone else seems to be doing a decent job but Tomori seems to assume Zouma has the header. I think if Zouma and Tomori swap places that header is cleared.
  23. Lille 1 Chelsea 2

    I think Zouma is actually the worst at defending set pieces. It is not so much about height and power. Zouma reads the flight of the ball quite poorly in both boxes. I noticed it as soon as he arrived the first time. Around 4 years later and he still has not fully learned how to read it. He jumps very early. I don’t think he needs to jump as high as he does but rather time them better. Kind of like VVD. A defender Zouma size should be far better in the air than what he shows. With the zonal marking I question why we don’t use Tammy in the line. We use him for near post which seems like a waste to me. The line of 4 yesterday was Azpi Zouma Tomori and Alonso which I find strange. Yesterday should have been a tight box of 6 with Azpi and James infront of the line of 4. It is so easy to run and find space between those 4. You need two players infront of them who actually man mark slightly and block runs. Even a 5’5 person can sneak in between the gaps and score against us.
  24. Lille 1 Chelsea 2

    Got through it in the end. Subs changed the game. Very flat until then. If we play that formation against Ajax we would get stuffed on both legs. Tomori Motm again. Kepa did well in those 3 situations from silly mistakes. Could easily have conceded a pen in all situations.
  25. Lille 1 Chelsea 2

    Gosh ,Zouma Tomori and Kepa have all made silly mistakes on the ball today. Could have conceded in all those situations.