Rob B

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Totally agree. Our next signings should be made with first 11 starting material intent. Eg when Liverpool spent big on Alisson and VVD and went up a level. New striker priority number one.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    This is exactly where I am. Lampard being here for the foreseeable, and bringing through James, Mount, RLC, CHO etc is more important than trophies for me over the next few years.
  3. Norwich City 2 Chelsea 3

    Either can we unfortunately!
  4. Chelsea 1 Leicester 1

    I think there will be a few question marks before Lampard decides the team for this one: Is Pedro reading to play again? He's played 220 intense minutes since Sunday and has done a lot of tracking back in those games. How is Christensen? Looked like he had an injury when he came off last night What is Kante's condition? Played 120 minutes last night having had no pre-season Giroud or Abraham? I can see arguments for both Subject to Kante's 'freshness' and Christensen coming off as a precautionary, I'd go.... Kepa, Azpi, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Barkley, Giroud 4-3-3 with Barkley occupying a wide position with Pedro waiting in the wings
  5. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    I know it’s a cliche but genuinely so many positives to take from tonight: Emerson handled Salah as well as anyone can do and was up and down like a madman Jorginho looks like the shackles have been released - I rated him last season but he seems to have gone up a gear Zouma was much improved tonight Pulisic was really lively, great turn of pace when he drops a shoulder, Mount was equally as lively when he came on - and I’m becoming more convinced by him every time I see him play Kante was just an absolute monster. Best player on the pitch by a mile and best b2b midfielder on the planet Rudiger, RLC, CHO, Willian and even James still to come in so loads to be excited about
  6. Liverpool 2 Chelsea FC 2 (Liverpool wins 5-4 Pens)

    I’m genuinely not bothered about not winning the cup, as long as it’s not a thumping similar to Sunday. If we get tonked, not only will the pressure begin to increase on Frank despite it being a nothing game, but more importantly, I can’t envisage it doing us much good in readiness for Leicester. Would love to win, but if offered now, would probably take a respectable loss e.g. a draw after 90 minutes, lose on pens
  7. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    What fallout with Cech?? If I remember correctly, when he left, the only narrative was around how he was desperate to stay in London as his family were settled, so Abramovich granted him the move due to his loyal service etc. We’d also just upgraded in his position too. Unless I’m missing something, I don’t see how the two situations are comparable.
  8. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    Do you think Pulisic will start on the bench, or an unintentional omission? Personally I think he plays instead of Mount, and I think Tammy will start too (I didn’t until he started the last 2 friendlies)
  9. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    Because he strengthens a direct rival!? Definitely a falling out. Without question.
  10. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    I like Ake a lot and he would make a brilliant 2nd or 3rd choice CB, but we don't really need that. We need a top class starter to play week in week out with Rudiger. A Laporte, Koulibaly, VVD type of signing, whereas Ake is the next tier down for me. Next summer we hopefully go big on a CB, striker and a winger.
  11. Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 Chelsea FC 2

    Agreed we haven’t been great defensively in pre-season, and I do think it’s a slight worry simply because we won’t score tonnes of goals to compensate like say Arsenal might be able to, but we shouldn’t overlook the missing players and the impact they will have: Rudiger is our best defender and will make a big difference when he returns. Kante is our best midfielder and offers better protection than Kovacic or Jorginho. Luiz didn’t play yesterday, and whilst I know he hasn’t been without errors, he is currently stronger than AC and Zouma.
  12. Season prediction

    I'll go with.... 1st - Liverpool 2nd - Man City 3rd - Arsenal 4th - Chelsea 5th - Spurs 6th - Man United FA Cup - Man City League Cup - Leicester CL - Chelsea (and the latter isn't a gag, I bet money on it the day we announced SFL!)
  13. CHO

    This is very plausible. I work in insurance and I know for a fact that insurers have become very weary in the past few years when dealing with professional athletes simply due to the vast sums involved now (wages etc)
  14. Squad Status: 2019/2020 Season

    We named two keepers on the bench too. Surely that can’t bode well for DD and TB
  15. CHO

    It’s clearly all done. Suspect we are waiting on final legal sign-off, or the right time to announce it from a PR point of view. No way would a manager come out and say we’re nearly there and we’re hopeful, things are looking positive etc, if it wasn’t. Or another way of looking at it, when has a manager ever come out and said “it’s all agreed, he’s signed, but we haven’t announced it officially yet” - just doesn’t happen. They need to build the suspense.