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Everything posted by The_Ghost

  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    Someone mentioned that Jimenez at Wolves was as reliable as a swiss watch. Unfortunately for us Arrizabalaga is as reliable as a swiss cheese.
  2. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Agreed. He’s an utterly average goalkeeper. Whoever decides £71m was good value needs to face some consequence. Rarely make a save that makes you stand up. Can’t control his 6-yard box. Useless at crosses. Afraid of any physical contact. Bad risk-reward assessment with the ball at his feet. Prone to silly mistakes. Weak mind and weak wrists. I fail to see any strengths to be honest... For me GK is the first position we need sorting and that’s quick. Top of the list surely. After that a striker and winger and finally a CB.
  3. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Well there you go, Kepa rooted again. This is starting to become a very common tactic among our opponents. Get the ball just outside the 6-yard box. They know he won't deal with it. He's a very limited keeper. Time to find a better one. James MoM by a country mile. The rest were ****.
  4. Chelsea 3 Burnley 0

    No, of course not. Loftus-Cheek to compete with Mount for that attacking position, while Mount can also be used on the wing (LW). So a group of midfielders (wider definition) of; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley, Ampadu, Gallagher Mount, Loftus-Cheek Willian, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi is a good start. Might have to add another AM of quality.
  5. Chelsea 3 Burnley 0

    I’d keep them all with a view to loan out Gallagher/Ampadu after the league cup and CL/EL group stages are completed. So a midfield of; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley, Ampadu, Gallagher to start the season.
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    £50m for Dunk? Lol. If we did that we'd be insane. That's even worse than £60m for Chilwell or £70m for Zaha (which both are insane to begin with). Edit: I'd even argue that we'd better close down the academy if we can't produce at least 5 Dunk's in a decade.
  7. Media / Press

    I don't think the club cares. The way he behaved over his last 12 months was appalling and Roman has never treated a manager that way when fired. That in itself speaks volumes. This was personal and I'm sure Roman will happily pay the fine.
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Of course, completely forgot about Gallagher. The five players I’m not too bothered with (Azpilicueta, Emerson, Barkley, Zouma and Bats) I’m not saying sell. I’m saying I don’t care if they stay or go as long as they are replaced.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    Main squad right now: GK: Arrizabalaga, Caballero RB: Azpilicueta, James CB: Rüdiger, Zouma, Tomori, Christensen LB: Emerson, Alonso CM: Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek AM: Willian, Pulisic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro S: Abraham, Batshuayi, Giroud Players in bold needs to be replaced by much better players. Players in italics could stay or go, not too bothered. Then we have players like Cumming, Lamptey, Maatsen, Gilmour, Anjorin and McEachran who all have shown promise. Loan players: Baxter, Blackman, Rahman, Chalobah, Clarke-Salter, Grant, Guehi, Miazga, Nartey, Sterling, Zappacosta, Castillo, Ampadu, Bakayoko, Baker, Drinkwater, Gallagher, Nathan, Pantic, Pasalic, Brown, Kenedy, Moses, Musonda, Piazon and Ugbo. Out of these, only Guehi and Ampadu are worth keeping around. Van Ginkel needs to focus on salvaging his career. It won't be with us.
  10. Following Chelsea's Loans

    I had completely missed that Marc Guehi has gone off to Swansea on loan for the reminder of the season... Apparently with an option to etend the loan for next season as well. Was on the bench in the derby against Cardiff yesterday. He's an immense talent, good luck Marc!
  11. Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

    Arrizabalaga James Rüdiger Christensen Emerson Kovacic Jorginho Mount Hudson-Odoi Abraham Willian Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Barkley, Lamptey, Pedro, Batshuayi Injured: Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Pulisic Missing out: Zouma, Giroud
  12. Chelsea 3 Burnley 0

    I tend to swing from "he's utter garbage" to "he's actually quite useful" with alarming frequency. 1,5 year on I still can't make up my mind about him. He has his moments, but generally he's too wasteful at times and his decision-making can be very poor. He needs to have some consistency and make betetr decisions on the pitch. But I don't think he is quite as bad as some are making him out to be. For £15m he's been a solid signing. Absolutely. I still can't get my head around Zouma starting so frequently. I think that both Tomori and Christensen are better than Zouma and would rather see either of them being given an extended run in the team - Tomori in particular.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Alaba has been one of the best LBs around since he was 20. He's pure quality imo. At £60m there won't be many punters if he is a failure here. Just like there won't be a single club in the world willing to pay more than £25m for Kepa at the moment. Buying Chilwell at those figures is a massive, massive risk and a risk we shouldn't be taking. For that sort of money there are loads of better options out there. Many much cheaper than £60m.
  14. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    That it wasn’t reviewed is part of the problem. But the biggest problem is that no one will complain about it in the media. But agree with you. VAR has proven to be nothing but a way to cheat even more.
  15. Non Chelsea: Premier League Other teams receive red cards for challenges like that... I’ve been saying this for a while and will continue to say it. Liverpool will not be allowed to not win the league. They are getting massive, massive help from referees and VAR. To the degree where you have to start asking some difficult questions.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    Me too.
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    I remember when this forum went into a meltdown when we didn’t sign him. From the Milan fans I’ve spoken to they seem to think he’s a poor mans Pippo Inzaghi.
  18. Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

    Justice was served on both occasions, but to call either of those situations for “way offside” or “clearly offside” is wide off the mark imo. I couldn’t see it even after the liens were drawn, and if it was “offside” we are talking about such a small margin that it wouldn’t have made a difference either case. The way they are using VAR to judge offside isn’t following the “clear and obvious error” path. Goals have been disallowed where it’s impossible to say if it really was offside even after the lines were drawn. VAR is an utter joke.
  19. Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

    And now they score from an incorrectly given free-kick only to have it wrongly disallowed by VAR. You couldn’t make this **** up. **** VAR!
  20. Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

    This referee team is one of the worst I’ve seen to be honest. Jesus Christ.
  21. Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

    It’s for all FA Cup games this season, not just this one.
  22. Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

    Caballero; James, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson; Barkley, Gilmour, Jorginho; Anjorin, Bats, Hudson-Odoi
  23. Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2

    Yep - complete turnaround second half. Hopefully this run of games has proven to Lampard once and for all that 523 ain't the way to play for a team with ambition. We are a 433/4231 kind of team, especially with the players we do have. There was a brief moment in time when a bunch of teams excperimented with 523/532/541 as a counter to Conte in his first season. Halfway through Conte's second they had pretty much all abonded it. There's a reason for that - there's simply no advantage whatsoever to play 5atb in this league. Lampard - just bin it mate.
  24. Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2

    523 really has no pros whatsoever. I cannot for the life of me understand why we persist with it. Go back to basics and the 4231/433.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    I hope you are right mate! That’s if we do sign him that is.