Juni

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  1. Squad Status: 2018/2019 Season

    This is where you're falling down in your entire argument; the club doesn't have to listen to the 'manager' because Conte isn't the 'manager'. He is the First Team Head Coach. It is a role that does not have explicit input in transfer activity, and it's something he will have been aware of when agreeing to come to the club. He can ask for what he likes, but he can have no tangible complaints if he doesn't get them because it's not the way Chelsea are structured, it's not the way most clubs in the world are structured, and the sooner English football realises this and stops obsessing over the cult of the manager the better. If he doesn't like the way things have gone he can leave. He's the highest paid person in his position in the league (after signing a contract for more money but no extra tenure, to give you an idea of his commitment to the club), money he's paid to coach, so he should get on with that.
  2. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Yeah, but whenever you bring that Ampadu discussion up, people fight back with "yeah but Conte sees them in training and Ampadu's played well, so he must be right", forgetting that academy politics are very much a thing (extremely so in Chalobah's contract-afflicted situation), and that it's impossible for any of those to be better or at the very least as deserving of a chance.
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    Sincerely hope it isn't true.
  4. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/dermot-drummy-dead-former-chelsea-11599147?A https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5014572/chelsea-latest-news-dermot-drummy-dead/ All using his son's announcement as the source.
  5. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Absolutely stunned. The most awful news, cannot begin to comprehend it.
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    Sure, but "Champions league winning team right there....!!" it ain't.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Be lucky to make it out of the group. Also, a suicidally-attacking team that would get utterly destroyed by any half decent opponent.
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    Remy has officially left now, people can stop talking about him as an option.
  9. Transfer Talk Topic

    You don't know they're happy, same as you don't know whether Chelsea's are happy, you can only ever take them at face value and appreciate that not only are their second XIs much stronger, they're also actually used with far greater regularity than Conte will use his backup options. You've tried to reiterate that it's an impossible task to sign top class players to warm the bench but nobody's tried to dispute that; it's about having quality, functional players to serve that purpose. Chelsea's second XI features two players who've never made a PL start and two more in Kenedy and Christensen who've made less than five combined. Juventus and Barcelona have 11 internationals, Real Madrid have 8 with three U21s who will be seniors before long, and Bayern have 9 plus the veteran backup Ulreich who rarely plays because Neuer is the best in the world. That is the standard. Chelsea are a long way off of that. Why should we just shrug and say 'oh well' when it's their very aim to try to compete with these teams?
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    Except that the very best clubs in Europe are able to retain a full squad of top class players, players certainly better than Chelsea's questionable depth. Chelsea: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Clarke-Salter, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Willian, Musonda, Batshuayi Real Madrid: Casilla, Varane, Vallejo, Nacho, Hernandez, Kovacic, Ceballos, Vazquez, Bale, Mayoral, Benzema Barcelona: Cillessen, Semedo, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Digne, Rafinha, Gomes, Paulinho, Arda, Deulofeu, Alcacer Juventus: Szczesny, Benatia, Howedes, Rugani, De Sciglio, Asamoah, Matuidi, Sturaro, Cuadrado, Bernardeschi, Mandzukic Bayern: Ulreich, Rafinha, Sule, Martinez, Bernat, Tolisso, Rudy, James, Coman, Ribery, ? (CF2 at Bayern is the only notable position missing in any of these comparisons) Chelsea's second XI bears no comparison to anyone else there really and, once again, it's going to show in Europe. There's nothing spoilt or reactionary about wanting your club to be the best in the world, especially when it harbours the same ambitions, and there's nothing wrong with demanding more from them.
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    This line of reasoning always irks me. It doesn't matter at all where Chelsea have come from, what does matter is where they are now and, more importantly, where they want to be. Expectations are high because Chelsea, by their own admittance, want to position themselves at Europe's top table, yet their transfer business over the past five years has not been in keeping with a club that harbours those ambitions. Two league titles in three years might placate many but this is a club that has won just two knockout ties in the Champions League in the last five years - one of those on away goals - and that simply isn't good enough for a club that talks the talk.
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    Drinkwater is definitely happening barring any last-moment snags.
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    Hector, Aina and Tomori, The one player from each club per team limit is a Premier League rule, it's a maximum of four from any one club for Football League teams.
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    Ben on ChelseaTV just said they're still going with their transfer deadline special 'for a reason', it's clear they'll announce it in the next hour.