My Blood Is Blue

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  1. Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

    Caballero Rudiger Christensen Cahill Zappacosta Fabregas Bakayoko Kennedy Musonda Batshuayi Hazard Eduardo, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Moses, Ampadu, Willian, Morata Chelsea win 2-0, Bats and Willian off the bench
  2. Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0

    Personally I'd put Cahill back in as he has more experience in this league than Rudiger and Christensen and this is a big game against an Arsenal side that really need a result. That said I think Bakayoko will start as him partnering Kante in the middle will give us the legs to outrun Arsenal until we introduce Fabregas to really kill the game and I expect Hazard to get a start, I get the feeling he held a lot back in midweek, some mind games ahead of the Arsenal game. Moses will come back in for Zappaocosta too. I'd expect to see: Courtois Azpi Luiz Cahill Moses Kante Bakayoko Alonso Pedro Morata Hazard Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi 2-0 Chelsea, Morata and Pedro It's nice that we have questions around so many positions and players fighting to start.
  3. Chelsea 6 FK Qarabag 0

    Some chap called Harry Kane had some pretty disappointing loan spells outside of the Premier League as well, he's doing alright now apparently
  4. Chelsea 6 FK Qarabag 0

    Ah, I wasn't aware of that, that's a shame. In that case I think it might be Bakayoko and Fabregas in the middle and let Kante get some rest ahead of Arsenal.
  5. Chelsea 6 FK Qarabag 0

    Courtois Rudiger Christensen Cahill Moses Drinkwater Fabregas Zappacosta Willian Morata Hazard Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kante, Bakayoko, Willian, Batshuayi Chelsea win 3-0
  6. Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2

    7 games in 21 days... I absolutely think we should if we can... and we can.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Exactly this. A friend of mine who is a Spurs fans claims we have better strength in depth than them - based on the level of quality amongst our squad being a very high standard and that we don't have many 'average players' just 'filling gaps'.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Who are these players? How much would they have cost in fee and wages, would that have been sustainable and would the clubs have sold to us and would the players have wanted to come here? For Essien, see Kante, for Lampard see Fabregas and for Ballack see Bakayoko - none of the current 3 are back up for each other, they'll be paired together dependant on the opposition etc and then we also have Drinkwater as a 4th option should he be needed. Willian isn't a back up for Pedro, the 2 will compete for the one position all season and form and opposition will dictate who plays. Very rarely have we had more than one top TOP striker to compete with Drogba - and why is that? Because not many top strikers will sit on the bench happily for the majority of the season and it's not a position you can constantly chop and change as form is key for them in front of goal. We have 5 CBs and any 3 picked from them would keep us at reasonably the same level, the only reason Rudiger and Christensen are currently seen as the back up options is because the other 3 are the players with the shirts at the moment, based on form. So actually, I would argue we don't have an 11 plus back ups. I would say the majority of our current squad is on over £100k, however the very top end of that, Fabregas, Hazard, Morata etc are probably well over £200k and what I'm saying is, we can't afford 22 of those wages - 5/6 or maybe 7 of them, yes, but not 22.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    We used to have 2 top class players for every position when the mid level prem teams weren't able to pay the ludicrous salaraies we were paying, but now they can, players can get the money and play first team football week in week out. It's not easy to convince players to come and be back up to a slightly better version of themselves, regardless of money. Also, with current wages it just isn't sustainable - you can't have 22 players all on £150,000-200,000 a week. Youre being extremely unrealistic.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well I am glad that's over! When you look at the signings we've made, that is a good list of incomings; Caballero, Rudiger, Bakayoko, Morata, Zappacosta, Drinkwater and bringing Christensen in to the squad, we have to be happy with these signings. Unfortunatelty, as a lot of us have said before, we had a lot of gaps to try and fill, especially after we've let so many players leave this summer and some would say we are currently 2 players short minimum. However, what Conte does hopefully now have is at least 17/18 players that he fully trusts, rather than the 13 from last season, so in that sense our squad has grown a lot. We've no idea what Conte will feel about the end result of this window, it could be that he was asking for just the 2 more players or it could be that they haven't delivered 3 of the 5 he asked for, that's something we won't know, but I'd like to think he is happy with the quality we now have. We do have small squad, but it is a very strong squad and our first 11 is one of, if not the strongest in the league and when all are fit, which is hopefully more often than not, our bench will be incredibly strong too. Seeing Llorente, Ox and Barkley turn us down is something new for us and hasn't helped the bad feelings we all have about this window, but my guess would be that Llorente went where he was going to be offered a good length of contract as it will probably be his final big contract, Ox has gone somewhere he feels he'll get more game time in his preferred position, which is fair enough - I just wish our people had sounded him out better before chasing him for as long as we did and Barkley has saved us the bother of paying the wages of someone injured until Christmas who never really felt like he would have fit in here anyway, so I'm not too fussed. Not our finest window by any stretch of the imagination, but I actually don't think it's as bad as it seemed last night, we've come away with a very good, albeit small, group of talented, hungry and mostly young players. Bring it on!
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    These deals haven't been completed yet. Zappacosta gone very quiet and Drinkwater sounds touch and go. Shocking transfer window from our board.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    BREAKING NEWS Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has rejected a move to Chelsea after a £30m fee has been agreed between the two clubs, according to Sky sources. The midfielder travelled to London and began his medical, but Sky Sports News understands he changed his mind and Is expected to return to Everton. Wow! If true, why?! I didn't want him, but what made him change his mind?
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    BREAKING NEWS Danny Drinkwater is holed up at Chelsea’s training ground at Cobham in Surrey, awaiting permission from Leicester to undergo a last-minute medical, according to Sky sources.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    no, I know and I completely agree. Obviously what I've put together is presuming no long term injuries etc, but I'm just showing that IF we get lucky and managed correctly, it could work. I'm still very much in the camp of us being 3/4 players short, but I've moved on from anger and gone in to accepting our fate and trying to see any positives I can as nothing we can now do about it.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    to be fair, if you break down the 60 games across the squad you've mentioned, it actually isn't that bad...