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  1. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3

    We’ve scored 63. “Only” 9 less than Liverpool and one less than Leicester. We’ve scored 7 more than United, 11 more than Tottenham. 13 more than Arsenal and 18 more than Wolves. City has scored 81.
  2. Squad Status: 2019/2020 Season

    For next season a squad like this would take us a little bit closer to challenge the top two. We'd still be off by some distance, but certainly a lot closer than this season. GK: GK1, Caballero, GK3 RB: Azpilicueta, James LB: Alaba/Tagliafico, Alonso CB: Rice, Rüdiger, Tomori, Zouma CM: Kanté, Kovacic, Barkley, Gilmour/Ampadu/Gallagher (max two of them) AM: Havertz, Mount, Loftus-Cheek W: Pulisic, Ziyech, Willian, Hudson-Odoi S: Werner, Abraham, Giroud That would be some window if we pulled that off.... 23 outfield players and 3 goalkeepers. 11 HG players whereas at least 8 will be counted as club-trained. Out: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Emerson, Jorginho (to balance the books), Pedro, Batshuayi, Zappacosta, Bakayoko - players we can actually get some money for. On loan players: Baba Rahman, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Drinkwater, Pantic, Moses, Kenedy, Izzy Brown, Lucas Piazon, Musonda - players we will mor eor less give away.
  3. Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3

    Wow, just wow. Kepa Arrizabalaga is possible the worst first choice keeper I've ever seen at Chelsea. He just doesn't have anything going for him. Zaha's goal simply can't be allowed to sneak in. It wasn't even in the top corner! He's just too short, not able to come off the ground and is slow to react. Palace tried to get the ball in the box and everytime they did it was a half chance at least. I tell you what, there is absolutely no way this team will ever fulfill it's potential while he's still our GK1. Getting Kepa out and an able keeper in this summer must be our number one priority now. CB isn't a well stocked position in terms of quality Christensens reaction after their second was just hilarious. He's all over the shop and then looking for someone else to blame. Sure tell of a loser. I firmly put him in the Kepa camp - too weak, not good enough in the sir and lack concentration over 90 mins. Something he's stuggled with his whole career and it's not getting any better. CB3 at absolute best at a club like us and where we want to be. Finally end on a positive note - Abraham scored again but was silly losing the ball before Palace hit the post. Loftus-Cheek getting an assists, he has so much potemtial driving the ball forward in transition. I really hope he gets to stay injury free for a while now. Pulisic... What to say, easily our player of the season imo. What a buy he's been and I wouldn't swap him to get Hazard back in a million years. He's so direct and it'll be absolutel ylethal having him, Ziyech and Werner playing together.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yes pls, absolute class player. But their left back isn’t too shabby either!
  5. Chelsea 3 Watford 0

    Well he shut me up didn’t he?
  6. Chelsea 3 Watford 0

    Worrying midfield that. Kante once again at the base with Barkley providing nothing as per usual. How can Jorginho still not play? Simply don’t get it. Really bad call from Lampard there. I’d rather have seen Loftus-Cheek or Kovacic ahead of Barkley. Jeez even Gilmour.
  7. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    I think it’s a combination of many things. I’m certain our defenders look more shaky because they don’t have a keeper behind them that commands his area or the air. Likewise I think that all four CBs suffer from not having a leader next to them to structure the defense (think JT). Finally I think a big and strong DM is lacking to provide protection to the back four, covering positionally but also as extra support in the air. Kante is amazing, but not a classical DM for me. He’s a box-to-box midfielder that should roam around and break up play. Ideally, if we are buying Havertz, I’m thinking a midfield combo of a big and strong DM together with Kante (for pressing and ball-winning abilities) coupled with the attacking abilities of Havertz would be a well-balanced midfield. Add a leader at CB and a better keeper and the side looks completely different and more balanced.
  8. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    I'd doubt that, we are talking about professional footballers. Of course they can defend it's just that they are doing silly mistakes technically and positionally. Anyways, I've come to terms with us not qualifying for the CL. I simply can't see us keeping two of Man U, Wolves and Leicester behind us and 5th won't get us anywhere after City get's the ban turned down. We are simply far too soft.
  9. There’s no way we are going anywhere with him as our GK1. The opposition has found his weakness and he has no reply. I’ve lost count on how many goals we’ve let in because of his height problem, weakness problem and problem to command his area and high balls into the box. Awful signing.
  10. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    You can't make this up. Our CBs are truly shocking.
  11. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    Sweet Jesus. We so desperately need some proper defenders. Scratch what I said before, we need two top CBs, not one. Great chance of pulling away moving into third 5 points clear of both United and Wolves. So predictable we **** it up.
  12. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    I don't think it ever hit him while he was offside (Alosno was in line). He was offside when it was kicked into the net, by then it's a fairly subjective opinion whether he's obstructing Kepa or not. Either case, Kepa isn't saving that in a millions years so I'd feel hard done by if I was a Hammer.
  13. Media / Press

    1) My point was that if you are racist you know it deep down (unless you're an absolute tool with no self-awareness. I don't count you in that lot, you'd know when you've been racist. 2) 300m guns plus floating around in the US. Huge problem which virtually forces the US police to keep up. Agreed. Gun laws, drug laws and sentencing in the US is a huge, huge problem. Drug laws is probably a massive problem everywhere apart from Portugal and a few more countires. But that's what you get when you are interpreting laws from the 1700's literally and have privately owned prisons where private persons can profit from locking people up. It's a sick system for sure. Agreed.
  14. West Ham United 3 Chelsea 2

    Rüdiger a shambles defensively, Kepa not much better. We desperately need a new commanding CB and a keeper that can dominate his area. We simply can't go on without a new CB and a new GK. Doesn't matter who we buy if we don't strengthen those positons. Lucky to go in with a 1-1. Any ball into the box is a goalscoring opportunity for the opposition.
  15. Media / Press

    Surely you’d know when you’ve actually been racist and not only racist according to radical leftists. I’m a minority myself (Middle Eastern heritage) and I’m appalled by how some of the radical left is behaving. I don’t want them on my side, cause they are doing a lot more harm than good. Secondly, it’s not a relevant discussion to defund the US police. Quite the contrary actually. The reason they are more heavily armed then the UK police should be self-explanatory.