Rob B

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Kepa officially done. SEVEN year contract. Wow
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    On the topic of a Butland loan move, is Bulka good enough to go the other way for a season? I hadn’t seen him before this pre-season so don’t know if he’s ready. I know he’s only young, but I’ve been really impressed with him
  10. Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties)

    I’m still not as convinced as others seem to be that’ll he’ll even remain with the squad this season Could see a PL loan again, or a makeweight for another player
  11. Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties)

    Hudson-Odoi really is a special talent isn’t he. I’ve tried not to get too excited with the hype (struggled tbf!) but these are premier league players he is just gliding pass. he's going all the way to the top this kid
  12. Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties)

    Didn’t even travel apparently. Loan imminent...
  13. Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties)

    Good guess! Team slowly getting stronger
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    Only Drinkwater and perhaps Moses are at their peak on that list, based on their age and appearances in the PL Most are aged 23/24 and have been playing in this country less than a year.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    With only 10 days left, I cannot for the life of me, see that the number of deals we are still being linked with, coming to fruition We currently have a squad of 31, so before we replace or upgrade anyone, we probably need to sell/loan the following players: 3 central defenders (My guess is Zouma, Aina and Ampadu) 1 central midfielder (DD or Baka) 1 or 2 AMs (Musonda and perhaps one of CHO or Moses?) 1 Striker (Michy or Tammy most likely) Thats 6 or 7 deals with no replacements, just to trim the squad down to a manageable size Then add into the equation Courtois could potentially be sold and would need replacing (making it 9 deals needed completing) and we are still being linked with Vecino, Rugani, Higuain, Zaha etc and there simply isn’t the time left. In fact, I would go as far as saying I don’t expect to see any more signings now, one more at absolute most.