Rob B

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  1. PAOK Salonika 0 Chelsea 1

    Anyone know anything about Paok or the Greek league? ie what would a team who are currently 4th be the equivalent to in England? Ideal opportunity to blood some youngsters but we don’t want to be too complacent and get caught cold. I think it’ll be: Caballero Zappa. Christensen. Cahill. Emerson (if fit) Barkley Ampadu RLC (if fit) Moses. Morata. Willian Although I’d have CHO in personally
  2. Thibaut Courtois Departs

    Suicidal with the high line we play now! Would love to have him back in a different capacity though
  3. Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0

    I agree, and said the same thing a week or two ago to my family
  4. Yep think that summarises it nicely to be honest. Still think Sarri’s initial focus should be improving our defensive solidarity mind you.
  5. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2

    Because Rudiger is currently our best defender. He is a beast athletically which helps when playing a high-line, and also posesses a very nice cross field switch pass from distance Him and Christensen would be my preference
  6. Chelsea 3 Arsenal 2

    Yep really intrigued to see how this midfield battle develops. I’m also not 110% convinced on Jorginho either. It’s obviously early days and he can clearly play, but I’m not sure he gives us anything Fabregas couldn’t. I’d prefer to have someone stronger and faster in that position, with a better defensive eye. Sarri was asked about RLC not making the bench after the game and he said he tends to only name one midfielder on the bench as he prefers to have 2 wingers. This means 2 mfs will miss out every week. Not sure RLC will be happy with this, so hope he gets some time in the Europa League
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Really don’t see how buying a second choice LB for fairly big money particularly appeals to Real Madrid?? Because as much as I like Alonso, he’s not displacing Marcelo
  8. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    I meant that loaning him to a team playing a back 3, kind of implies they’re not too invested in his future as Sarri will never play that formation. Seems to me that he’s been written off
  9. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Apparently Marco Silva is looking to play 3 at the back which makes more sense, although with Sarri seemingly moving to a back 4, I agree it doesn’t bode well for his chelsea career
  10. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Sarri has just confirmed what we all knew really.... squad is currently too big and his preference is to work with a squad of 23/24 players with 3-4 youngsters
  11. I must say, whilst it’s only an 8 minute YouTube clip, this video is very encouraging In my head I was remembering Kovacic as more of a polished Drinkwater type of player, but actually he looks like more of a polished Barkley - breaking the lines and running with the ball a lot. Whilst like everyone else, I am disappointed we didn’t address the goals situation, we have a much stronger midfield this year and will play a higher line - therefore it’s completely feasible that we will create more chances even if we’re not quite as ruthless with them as we should be. And like others have already said, in reality the new additions are Kovacic, Jorginho, RLC, Barkley, CHO, Tammy and arguably even Luiz/Emerson who barely played last year.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Kepa officially done. SEVEN year contract. Wow
  13. Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3

    Caballero, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso Kante Jorginho Barkley Pedro Morata Willian Not sure Sarri has the balls to pick CHO to be brutally honest and I think Kante has to play otherwise we get overrun too easily. Think Cesc has a slight knock, but if not, would expect him to start over Barkley Would imagine Zouma, Bulka, Piazon, Musonda, Bakayoko and Abraham at the very minimum, leave in the next few days or weeks, if abroad. Ampadu is an odd one, was the best player on the pitch again tonight but just can’t see us keeping him around unfortunately.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Agreed - luckily he’s 18 and Stoke are in the Championship ;-) The trouble with the goalkeeping situation is that no one will want to sell because it doesn’t give them time to replace
  15. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Hazard or Willian in midfield if we don’t manage to sign anyone. Jorginho, Kante and Willian in midfield, with Hazard and Pedro/CHO in the front 3 for example?