Rob B

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  1. Following Chelsea's Loans

    20 goals by the start of February is some going
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Worth noting that subject to the add-ons being triggered, this would be Bayern’s second or third most expensive transfer in their history. I think it’s fair to say that they rate CHO
  3. Chelsea 5 Huddersfield Town 0

    Yep, absolutely outrageous !!
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    There’s so much wrong with this post I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll try... 10 x better than Gary Cahill is going to be some player, given everything he has achieved in the game. To put it mildly, I think you are overrating Ampadu a tad. His passing is nowhere near the level of Luiz (yet) and he has displayed no leadership qualities other than pointing where people should be in his brief cameos. True leadership is much, much more than this. In the eyes of our manager, and former manager, he isn’t ready to start (top prospect I grant you) Why should Cahill take a pay cut? Chelsea were happy to offer him a contact he’s perfectly entitled to see it out - besides, as already mentioned, CFC go through managers like there’s no tomorrow, he could be back in the team in a few months. Finally, you show a complete lack of respect for someone who has won it all with us, and I would put down as one of our most effective transfers ever.
  5. Bournemouth 4 Chelsea 0

    Totally agree - said the same thing yesterday. He totally backs himself which imo is Morata’s biggest shortcoming
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    Not pick him out of sentiment no, but because he is more than good enough to play against lower league or Europa opposition. And why does he have to play instead of Ampadu or Christensen. They both started against Sheff Weds yet Rudiger was still in the team. I’m not talking about building a team around the guy - it’s just poor man-management and probably unpopular with the players
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Quick one on Gary Cahill whilst it’s topical: The way Sarri has treated him is actually disgraceful. This is a model professional, former captain and someone who has won everything with the club - and to be frozen out in the manner he has, is not right at all. And before people jump on my back to say he’s not good enough anymore or doesn’t fit the style, I get all of that regarding the league, but to not even have him in the team or even on the bench for lowly FA Cup / League Cup or Europa games is just downright disrespectful.
  8. Alvaro Morata Gone on loan

    On the subject of loans, can anyone explain why across world football, loans have become the flavour of the month? I.e. what is it from an accounting/commercial point of view that would make a loan more attractive than buying/selling a player outright? Or it is simply the obvious which is less financial risk up front? Off the top of my head, just this month I can think of Moses, Higuain, Morata, Prince-Boateng, Niasse, Puncheon, Babel, Clyne who have all gone out on loan - and these aren’t kids going out for their development these are seasoned pro’s
  9. Chelsea 3 Sheffield Wednesday 0

    My thoughts exactly - if anything, a run of games on the bounce is probably ideal for him
  10. Alvaro Morata Gone on loan

    Obviously very easy for me to say now, but I had a really bad feeling about Morata when he missed a meaningless penalty in one of his first pre-season games. Can’t put my finger on it, was just a hunch. Naturally talented and hope he has more success at Athletico
  11. Chelsea 3 Sheffield Wednesday 0

    This is an ideal opportunity to give minutes to Christensen, Ampadu and CHO, whilst giving a debut to Higuaín I’d go... Kepa, Zappa, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Kovacic, Barkley, Willian, Higuain, CHO
  12. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (4-2 penalties)

    Even though I was advocating he start for a while now, Emerson made a big difference. He made runs on the outside and broke Spur’s defensive line, whereas Alonso would have played a 5 yard pass with the outside of his boot to Hazard, and ran into the box. The other thing Emerson’s crossing did was win us at least 2 or 3 corners. He has to get a run in the team
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    I watched the press conference and I don’t think he was being malicious towards Eden, I think he was just being honest Went on to compliment him so was just saying it how he sees it. His demeanour was really relaxed and quite jokey, which hopefully indicates a good week on the training field & the players fully on board
  14. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    Really really scathing comments post match from Sarri. Based on past experience, not sure that is going to help. I would sympathise with him if he didn’t play the same team, tactics and subs week in, week out.
  15. Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    I would be inclined to stick with Sarri (for now) but he simply has to change his approach if he is to succeed. There is no way in a million years that Alonso is better than Emerson at the moment. On his day, he’s very good, albeit with flaws, but when he’s off form, he’s dreadful. At least Emerson has pace and can overlap. Jorginho needs to be dropped. Woefully off form too and just doesn’t add anything. Sarri gives the impression the regista position is a dark arts. I would have Kante, Luiz, Ampadu and even Kovacic there before Jorginho at the moment. Finally, he has to play a striker. In fairness, this is his one tactical stubbornness I can sympathise with, but it nullifies our best player too much. Play Giroud or even Pedro there until Higuaín arrives I think if we lose to Spurs, and drop out the top 4 in the coming weeks, he’s going to be under some serious pressure