Sleeping Dave

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    You sure you're not talking about Belotti? 😜 And I stick by mine. Winning games and winning titles are ultimately the same thing. The only difference is that some teams doesn't have a shot at winning titles and will have to accept to only win a few games. The ultimate goal is the same though.
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    Yeah you're wrong.
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    I've seen a few making this claim. Just out of interest (seriously), why do you feel this way? Personally I think Aubameyang would be great for us given the way we're playing. He's quick, he's technical and he's a good finisher. What else do we need? He's certainly a lot better for than Lukaku ever was and is certainly a more rounded player than Belotti.
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    Quite. I'm sorry Pete but football is about winning. If it wasn't why bother keeping score? That some clubs have a better chance of winning than others doesn't mean the game isn't about winning. there's a reason why Real is seen as the biggest club in the world. Although I'd happily have him as S3, he does make Sturridge look like a gladiator. Don't worry James, we will have fired Conte long before he has the chance to walk away from the job. Signing a long-term deal means FA. It just means it's more expensive for us to sack him.
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    Oh ffs James.
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    Oh I'd say we are. At the moment, a 343 is a non-starter as we only have one option on the bench. It may have worked for a season like we had last season, but for a proper Chelsea season three isn't enough. We need four and all four would be, when fit, involved in the MDS. The 352 is still an option as both Pedro and Hazard can easily play in the front two, not to mention Willian and Pedro at WB.
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    Meaning what exactly?
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    Yes of course. Football is about winning titles. Full stop.
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    Remy is a bit of a forgotten man. I thought he had left for good - not sure why I think that... Last season he left for Palace but came back after a few weeks after sustaining yet another injury. Apoarently he was supposed to be out for two months or so. What has he done after that? Trained with us? Anyone know? Not the worst S3 option out there but yet another foreign place in the squad though...
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    Not sure I follow? If you mean both GK2 and GK3 should have been HG then yes, it was the point I wanted to make (perhaps badly).
  11. Welcome Tiemoue! Really excitig signing and can't wait to see him play with Kante. Have high hopes for him!
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    As for our squad: Courtois, Caballero, Eduardo, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Bakayoko, Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Bats 13 foreign players so room for another four... As we need a few more than that, we have to turn to HG players. Otherwise we'll end up with a squad of 18 senior outfield players. Perhaps time to reconsider Eduardo as GK3? And why oh why did we not target a HG GK2?
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    Cheers.
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    Does anyone know what the XI was in the first half?
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    Sure. Three down, six to go😂 What Martin said. Absoluely stunning kit. Any possibility we can keep this one for the next decade?
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    I get it to be around £120m. Not sure when Salah was made permanent (summer or January?) but he's not included in the £120m. I'd say it's crisis at Chelsea. We've left ourselves ridiculously vulnerable right now and are a 6-7 players short (minimum). Marina really has to get going asap and close some deals. At this rate, with a few injuries in pre-season we won't even have a starting XI for the first league game in four weeks time.
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    Out perm: Cuadrado Out loan: Colkett To be decided: Brown I also think we both have missed a whole host of loan army lads who are either already sent out or will be.
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    Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Rudiger, Christensen, Moses, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Bats. 14 incl Bakayoko. Perhaps you left out Christensen? No worries mate:) Absolutely no idea how you came up with those figures? Incl goalkeepers? Either case their way off and nowhere near correct. Not sure who you have included for us to have 20 players either. Costa, Matic, Kenedy and Musonda? In that case Arsenal have 34 players if we are to have any sort of apples for apples comparison. City would have 32 and I can't be bothered to count the rest of the clubs. I think I've made my point.
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    Well I'd certainly hope so. We finished the season with; DF: Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Ake, Zouma RWB: Moses LWB: Alonso MF: Kante, Fabregas, Matic, Chalobah AM: Hazard, Pedro, Willian S: Costa, Bats Thats 16 outfielders. Conte has clearly said he wanted a bigger squad this season. We have 14 outfielders now (incl Bakayoko, excluding Costa, Matic, Zouma). So we are at least Bakayoko and 3 more signings short to factually have a larger squad than last season (17 vs. 16).
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    Ok we get it, you think everything is dandy and you see no clouds on the horizon. But why do you feel the need to belittle the handful of us who are worried? It's not like we worry without reason - we have clearly laid out the "why". If you have issues with that maybe argue the "why" instead of what you are doing now? Just a thought. It is after all a forum.
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    Yes Michael, fully agree. I'm not so sure she does. She had a promising start immediately after taking up her role. Lately it's not so impressive... Two weeks into the window means nothing. Unless you believe teams only start negotiating for players on 1 July. We've had several months to draft our list of target, make initial contact and start negotiating. The season proper starts in four weeks and we haven't even git a squad. "Two weeks into the window" is no excuse. At this stage we should be well on our way and only have 2-3 players left to sign. Instead we have what, 6-7? Me neither. I didn't think it could get much worse than what we've done previously but I'm very scared we might look outdo ourselves this time. Good points. If it was unclear we were desperate for players before it really should be crystal by now. Sure. But the season starts in 4 and our best player is out, our second most expensive signing ever is also out and we've got 14 senior outfielders. If you aren't panicking now, then I must ask when? Spot on.
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    I'm sorry Hugh but the situations are not the same whatsoever. I must ask if you read my post properly? KDB, Lukaku AND Mourinho have all confirmed with direct quotes on video (where those quotes can be read by a simple google search) that it was the players who asked to leave because they wanted guaranteed first choice status at the club. When such quotes are available from Ake and Chalobah you'll have a point. Until then, I'll stick with facts over your opinion.
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    1. Sure - I'm not questioning whether he is a talent or not, I'm just questioning how much we can count on him even if he would have a stellar pre-season. He's got 0 PL minutes...although 24 apps in La Liga isn't to be sniffed at (cue Droy and his noddy league claim). But our history in this department isn't exactly great reading (unfortunately!) 2. The problem is that it's five players we need to negotiate a contract with and agree fees with their respective clubs, sort out a medical and preferably do this within four weeks (I'd prefer it to be done within two). 3. Miazga, Omeruo and Hector aren't even factors (unless we aim to get rid of Christensen permanently - which to be honest wouldn't be a huge surprise considering how things are going). But 6 CBs wouldn't be something that actually bolsters our squad - the 6th CB would hardly see any playing time whatsoever. Piazon has basically confirmed he'll leave. Can't see a place for Boga now that Musonda seems to be given a squad number. Rahman would be the only serious option that I could see if we fail to sign a LWB. Maybe also Kenedy but if we sign Danilo I'm quite sure Kenedy would be WB4 and even if Alonso gets injured we'd rather play Danilo out of position at LWB instead of drafting in Kenedy... The point is that none of these players (bar Rahman) are even close to the level of Nate and Ake. How much time did they see last season? 4. The only absolute I see is that we are woefully short on numbers at the moment and that it will take a monumental performance from Marina to ensure we have a competitive squad come start of the season. Personally I can't see us starting the season with a proper squad.
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    No it really wasn't.
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    Zouma won't be here - he's having a string of clubs wanting him on loan. And a 6th CB is meaningless - doesn't change a thing unless you propose to have him as a target man. Kenedy isn't a PL player. He should be sold. He won't play even if he's included in the squad. Musonda? Not a serious option. Sure - that's 17 senior outfielders and Musonda who really has serious question marks over him in senior football. Maybe he'll come good, but the evidence in these situations are overwhelmingly against him. He's not a serious option at this point in time. He's a filler with little to no purpose for the here and now. The problem is, three of the players you listed aren't even here yet and you are also championing another two. That's five signings in less than a month and they'd have little to no pre-season with us... You also mention loan players. Who? Baker? Anyone else?