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  1. Dynamo Kiev 0 Chelsea 5

    It's on his back, unfortunately.
  2. Official: Chelsea sign Gonzalo Higuain

    He could also do with losing a few pounds.
  3. Fulham 1 Chelsea 2

    Comments about Ranieri show the complete lack of perspective of football fans now - you're either a legend or sh*te. Ranieri was a high-level manager but not the elite-level winner that the new Chelsea needed. As his career has shown he's had decent results with decent teams, as well as some highs and lows. Nowhere near sh*te.
  4. Kante and Jorginho - The Conundrum

    Not for the number 8 vacancy, but he'd be handy back-up for Kanté.
  5. Fulham 1 Chelsea 2

    I'd expect some rotation in the front three - at least a start for Willian if not CHO.
  6. Yes, Mourinho, Conte and Sarri have had little interest in sharing the minutes with squad players and youngsters. Cue overall quality dropping and several unsigned contracts.
  7. Ampadu hasn't played a single minute in the PL - CHO has played 74. Playing lots of lesser cup matches has given the impression that squad rotation has taken place when really it's been the establishment of an A team and a B team, much to the detriment of the performances of B teamers. 11 players have played 1000+ PL minutes with 3 more in the 500-999 bracket.
  8. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    Every time RLC looks like he's about get a run at no.8 he gets injured. Whilst the plodders Kovacic and Barkley are fit every week.
  9. Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

    It's been a useful loan for Kovacic - we've seen enough of him to know he's not worth breaking the bank for.
  10. Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0 (3-4 Pens)

    Really the only difference between the two formations is the shape of the triangle in midfield. Barkley, RLC and even Hazard could play in the 8/10 position behind the striker. It would make the most of our strengths and limit our weaknesses. Chances of it happening?
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    The wages are too high and clubs know that in the end we have to loan these players so they just wait for a loan instead of paying the 'market value' for a player. So the loan army becomes self-perpetuating, even though we're no longer buying players for the loan stables, every time a first team signing doesn't work out we'll struggle to sell the player. Bakayoko and Morata are our best case scenarios - hope they make a good impression on loan so the loan club is willing to pay Chelsea's price. Otherwise only a player can force a move, if he's willing to forego Chelsea wages.
  12. Kante and Jorginho - The Conundrum

    His best position is part of a midfield two - 442, 4231, 343 all suit him but 433 doesn't so much.
  13. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Please don't say things like this too early, when they're only a game in hand away from going back to the top. Looks like they'll have plenty of time for that game too.
  14. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2

    Nothing sells papers attracts clicks more than a manager's job being at risk. Who cares if it's true.
  15. Step 1: decide the direction you want the club to take. Step 2: hire a director of football or equivalent who can identify a suitable coach and the types of players to fit the philosophy. Step 3: hire a coach that fits with the established philosophy. Step 4: identify players the coach wants and who fit with the club's goals (including academy graduates). We've done none of these things.