Sleeping Dave

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    How was Ibra overpriced? A free signing last summer and re-signed on lower wages this summer. Not sure what you're angling at here to be honest.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Kolarov would have been a perfect stop-gap cover for Alonso.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    Well... What do you actually get for £15m these days? Prices have soared, £15m for a proven striker isn't that bad. Plus he won't have astronomical wage demands either.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    So Barca sells Neymar for £198m and then buys Ousmane Dembele for £135m. There's no point selling a player in this market cause a replacement that's several levels below what you sold will still cost a bomb.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    I agree with you. Criminally underrated. I'd say we need both. Given how our squad look, I'd have wanted 1/4 of the new players to be a top quality player that would be a serious starter for us and make us better. 3/4 can be the Oxlade-Chamberlains, Drinkwaters, Vardy's and Barkleys of this world. We also do lack English players and I for one miss that. It would definitely be quality but the squad you're implying is rather small - 17 senior players. Imagine a squad like this; GK: Courtois, Caballero, Eduardo DF: Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Rüdiger, Christensen WB: Moses, Alonso, Oxlade-Chamberlain CM: Kanté, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Drinkwater AM: Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Barkley S: Morata, Vardy, Bats 19 senior players + 3 GKs. Still on the light side but much, much better than the current alternative 15 + 3. 4 days to save the season.
  6. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Arsene Wenger is a joke. He's got a squad of nearly 30 players yet Monreal, Holding and Welbeck are starting for them. All three have shown nearly disastrous performances so far. Ox not looking very good either... Liverpool can do as they please. Arsenal will have a stinker of a season I reckon.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ox not looking likely. Time is running out and we seem no closer to get a deal wrapped up.
  8. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    Well. Man U starting incredibly strong. With Matic secured they've almost got half a new player in Pogba. Lukaku a striker that will get you goals against the teams outside of top six that United had a hard time breaking down last season. I was always a bit sceptical towards the Lindelöf signing and he's now placed in the stands. But with Matic and Lukaku they have two new additions to the starting XI that makes them both different as well as stronger. If they manage to add an additional winger/AM of high quality to the re-signing of Zlatan they've got the second best squad in the league with some distance. GK: de Gea, Romero, Pereira DF: Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Lindelöf, Valencia, Rojo, Blind, Shaw, Darmian CM: Pogba, Matic, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini AM: Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Lingard S: Lukaku, Zlatan Add a quality AM to that and give it to Jose Mourinho. Very worried.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic How on earth are we going to sort out 4-6 signings with the time we've got left? At this point I'd be ecstatic with two players before the window closes. I agree with you, a slowly moving train wreck.
  10. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Great. Do we have a deal when we can recall him for our own games by any chance? No?!
  11. Squad Status: 2020/21 Season

    I'm not sure I agree. If, and it's a rather big if at the moment, we buy Drinkwater and Ox I don't think we are stronger than what we were at the same time last season. Remember we sold off Mikel, Ivan and Oscar midseason as well. But sure. We would have a few more players compared to the core squad Conte used. But we also have a lot more weekday matches this season.
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yeah the club would have been well aware they were selling him when Chalobah was offered the loan in July.
  13. Transfer Talk Topic

    Yes I'm fully aware of that. You said we'd have been in pot 3. I say that's incorrect. We were the ninth placed team according to the 'real' seeding coefficients. So that places us as the second team in pot 2. In other words quite far from being a pot 3 candidate.
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    No. We would have been one of the top teams in pot 2.
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    It's beyond a joke. Liverool in pot 3 and they end up with a piece of piss group. Incredible.
  16. Transfer Talk Topic

    He wouldn't have been here even if he stayed. Had he signed a new contract he'd be sent out on loan.
  17. Transfer Talk Topic

    Because we barely had a squad. There were games where we easily could have played Chalobah in order to further his development and to make sure he saw a future here. Instead we didn't play him and offered him yet another pointless loan this summer. We basically did the complete opposite of what you should do with a young player who is good enough to play a serious role.
  18. Transfer Talk Topic

    Sure. This England side is worse compared to that golden generation. But I don't think you can talk about Chalobahs minutes. He's a massive, massive talent and at U-21 level an absolute beast. That he didn't play more last season is an utter joke and one of the sad thing about last season. I know senior management for the Swedish U-21 team and they have played the England u-21's on a number of occasions and were always extremely aware of Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek. The view was that they were head and shoulders the best players for England.
  19. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think it says more about our ability to integrate youngsters from the academy who CLEARLY are good enough to play a serious role for us. Bertrand another England national who suffered a similar fate. Loftus-Cheek and Abraham probably two others who'll go down the same route. Not to mention Solanke.
  20. Transfer Talk Topic

    Imagine that we sold an England midfielder for £5m... Chalobah included in the England squad.
  21. Transfer Talk Topic

    Spot on.
  22. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm sorry but Mahrez isn't better than Willian. That is an outrageous claim to be honest. It should never be Mahrez or Willian. It should be Mahrez AND Willian.
  23. Transfer Talk Topic

    In this market, what would £80-90m get you? Nothing remarkable is what you could get. We won't do better than Willian for that amount of money imo.
  24. Transfer Talk Topic

    There's only one 'senior' player we can allow ourselves to leave but only if we replace him with a better player - Batsuayhi. Every single player other than him is virtually untouchable. We sell Willian we need two AMs instead of the one. We sell a CM the repurcussions are the same - we need two CMs instead of just the one. The same goes at WB. But if we sell Bats and replace him with Belotti (as an example) then we are fine as Hazard can play as a false 9 in times of dire need.
  25. Transfer Talk Topic

    This. It's inexcusable and I'm quite frankly sick and tired of some members on here whinging about being tired of the critisism of the club. That was the tune back in May and it's still the tune days before the window shuts. We are days from entering a season with CL football again and defending champions with a squad consisting of 15 senior players where there are question marks over some of them.