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  1. Tiemoue Bakayako

    It was a great song, until we realised how wrong it was!
  2. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte

    Me too. Most managers had never won anything until they got their chance at a big club. Conte won nothing before Juve, Jose won nothing before Porto, Guardiola won nothing before Barcelona, Zidane won nothing before Madrid, Allegri won nothing before Milan. I can't think of any that has had major success before moving to a big club. Sarri has taken longer than most to get his chance, if some want to use that as a negative then fine but to bash a manager for not winning anything when they have never managed a big club is absurd.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Which is exactky why we didn't. The club invested heavily in Morata 12 months ago, I assume the idea is to give him another go under a new manager and see what happens. There was literally no one we could have bought that was better than what we already have and that is saying something. If someone was available and good enough I have absolutely no doubt we would have bought them. The biggest problem and another reason we stuck with Morata is that the situation isn't going to change any time soon. There is a severe lack of top quality strikers, worse than I can ever remember. There's not even the ones you look at and think maybe if he has another good year he might be worth a punt. There's no one. Our best hope of having a top class striker any time soon is hoping Abraham develops into one.
  4. Official: Chelsea Part Ways With Antonio Conte
  5. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    It really would. I don't think we can completely rule out Hazard playing as a false 9 at times. He was dreadful playing it under Conte but playing with 9 men behind the ball and just hoofing it towards him is completely different to how he would be asked to play that role now. A front three of Willian Hazard and Pedro all having the freedom to switch positions would be frightening. With Jorginho and Fabregas or Kovacic in midfield it could be unplayable at times and incredible to watch. He only played 20 minutes yesterday but what a 20 minutes it was. He was given so much freedom by Sarri and seemed to want to break forward and take players on at every opportunity. Something we've not seen him do for a while.
  6. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    You've had this stance for a long time, pretty much since some of us suggested we should change to a back 4. You were very vocal about Conte not having the right players for a back 4, much like you were that Azpilicueta was too small to play centre half. Thankfully we will be finding out in the coming weeks/months if you were right or not. Rudiger, who you have said countless times is unsuited to a back 4 and I have said he's perfect, was excellent yesterday. Alonso, another player you have claimed isn't suited to a back 4, played exactly like he did the last two years, as a fullback and was everything you'd expect him to be. Azpilicueta is a huge upgrade on Moses at right back. My only concern was Luiz and Rudiger together. It's nothing to do with either not being able to play a back 4 , just I think they are very similar and it should be one of them with one other. I love Luiz but I think Rudiger has the potential to become a different level. He's got everything a top quality centre half needs, which Is why I've always found it so hard to understand why you think he isn't suited to a back 4. He's perfect. As I have said, thankfully we will find out this season if all these top level, multi million pound defenders are able to play in a back 4 or as you have suggested they will be completely unsuited to it. We will also find out how much of last year was down down to our players that you have constantly said aren't good enough. Willian and Pedro were both superb yesterday. Hazard playing in an attacking formation had the best 20 minutes we have seen from him in a long time. He looked scary good being so direct and having other attacking players around him.
  7. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    In a nutshell. One of the main reasons people claimed we couldn't play 4 at the back last season was Alonso. One of the best excuses from the Conte apologists.
  8. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    Far, far better than last season. Lots to work on but a very positive start.
  9. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    I have iptv and a subscription through a group on Facebook. Costs me £55 a year and I get every channel imaginable which means I can watch literally any game of football I want and all boxing ppv events. It's faultless.
  10. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    Well no, I wouldn't. I'm disappointed but it's also fully understandable.
  11. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    Must be, can't see him not making the bench otherwise.
  12. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    No Hudson Odoi but Moses on the bench :(
  13. No, it sounds very much like a player who has left for good. I still find it very hard to believe the club would agree to a straight up one year loan with no option to buy. It just doesn't make sense. And for all the noise of Madrid not wanting to lose him, they clearly don't want him. The most important thing is he adapts to the league, plays well and enjoys it here. If that happens he will almost certainly want to stay anyway.