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  1. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Well said mate, Tuchel has really created a team of the raw material he inherited. The season ahead looks so intriguing. Can’t wait to see how we performs over a full season. Also, remember that we’ve had (on paper) a pretty difficult start. Next weekend City at home. After that five league games that on paper looks a lot easier. We can be off to a flying start if we keep this up. Come on Chelsea!
  2. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 3

    Werner smh… I’ve given up on him ever becoming a goal scorer in England. Pacey option off the bench - that’s his level when vying for a place in a team like ours.
  3. Media / Press

    The man is one of the most biased and unethical refs this country has ever seen. His performance was appalling that day and this is what he has to say? ”I knew to expect a tirade of abuse from Chelsea supporters, but I was not beating myself up over my performance.” Anyone with any sense of pride would beat themselves up after such a torrid performance. Only an absolute joke of a professional would walk off that pitch not worrying about their performance. If his career ended with us wrongly calling him a rascist it would be some poetic justice indeed. I have zero sympathy for him - whatever negativity that comes his way he deserves it tenfold.
  4. Media / Press How often do we read something similar on how to stop Salah, De Bruyne, Sterling, Kane or any other team for that matter?
  5. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    I think you are quite right here. Mendy does exactly what you expect a keeper at our level to do and sometimes he does slightly more. That's exactly what we lacked with Kepa, who more often than not did not make the saves he should and over time that inability snowballed and became a major issue in termsa of trust and stability for our whole defense. As long as Mendy continues in this vein, I have a hard time seeing him being replaced by anyone. Indeed. Compare that to the empty words of Liverpool. It really is night and day and apparently we are the ones lacking class.
  6. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    I agree with both you and Tuchel. I don’t know many 20 year olds who has played 100 times for Chelsea. He doesn’t need a loan, he needs to impose himself on this squad and grab the games he gets with both his hands. I fear going on loan will only be to his detriment. He doesn’t strike me as someone who’ll go away to Spain/Holland/Germany/lower table PL side and perform. He needs good players around him, he’s been schooled that way. My two cents anyway. Yes, Lukaku wins this for us hands down. This is exactly the type of game he was bought for. Who else scored the first or the third? No one in this squad can do that. Mount comes closest IMO. I really hope I’ll still be wrong on Saul, but there’s a reason Atletico couldn’t wait to get him off their books. He was abysmal all of last season. Someone will have seen him every day for the best part of 5-6 years. He knows him inside out and if he wants rid, then something’s up.
  7. Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0

    So... A few doubts for this one. Not sure it's worth risking Lukaku, but I want him to play. Havertz with the flu. Not sure about the status there either. I'm sure though that Kanté will be rested. So maybe we will see Saul? I can think of a few possible starting XIs. This one for example; Mendy Christensen Silva Rüdiger Azpilicueta Kovacic Jorginho Alonso Saul Mount Lukaku Pulisic is suposedly back from injury, but I don't think he's starting this one. Ditto Ziyech. If Lukaku is fit neither will Werner. Subs: Arrizabalaga, Chalobah, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Pulisic, Havertz, Werner
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    For all I care you can believe what you want. But it is very weird to claim I have misunderstood something considering that you, well, weren't there were you? Sounds like I have stepped on a pair of very sensitive toes here. As you were.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    You claim I'm making this story up?
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    It sure is. It’s even done in a sense where they don’t even see it as racism. I dated a Russian girl a decade or so ago and I’d say she was a very intelligent young lady with western values etc. But when it came to people of colour something in here just snapped. I think it’s a case of Russia not seeing many immigrants from a historical perspective but also a very strong national identity. I was really taken aback by her views. It just didn’t match the rest of her value set at all. Really weird experience.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    It's a peculiar place to send a young man of colour. Racism is rampant in Russia - hope he develops a thick skin and gets a lot of playing time over there. The russian league isn't that bad in terms of quality - but I wonder whether a loan move to Holland, France, Spain or Germany wouldn't have suited him better?
  12. Steady now Jane...;) Good move to get him in on loan in order to assess whether his dramatic drop in form is due to mental reasons, fatigue or that he just needed a change of scenery or a new managewr who's beliefs in him matches his own. No doubt a fantastic addition if he can return to his old form. If not, no major risk taken and back he goes to A Madrid next summer. We desperately needed a fourth midfielder and now we have it.
  13. Squad Status: 2021/22 Season

    I think you are right.
  14. Squad Status: 2021/22 Season

    Haha no. I used wikipedia as the source at first, but now found another who claims that England, Spain, Italy and Germany all closed on 31 aug and that Russia only runs to sep 7. No new info on Holland. So I'm not sure at all now... Perhaps someone who's in the know can clarify? Edit: found this -> Seems Portugal and Russia may still be an option for Baker, Barkley, Musonda and Sarr. Not to mention Anjorin.
  15. Squad Status: 2021/22 Season

    Yeah, just realised their window is open until October 15. The window in Netherland, Italy, Germany and Spain is open until September 2 - perhaps Barkley, Baker, Sarr and Musonda will go there.