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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    There is quite a long list of free transfers in summer 2018 published on Sky Sports. There are about 10 who would interest me, becasue they are free transfers and would add depth Goreztka, Robben, Ribery, Mata, Ozil, Sanchez, Ghoulam, Bernard, Barkley, Can, De Vrij would all add depth Even Shaw and Blind could cover the LWB position Some of that list are 30+ but would be good "bridging" players before some of the younger ones are ready
  2. West Brom 0 Chelsea 4

    It is, but the "rough stuff" is just English football in general. We have always had a more physical game than in Europe or Internationally, but we are supposed to be trying to level the playing field, and that has to start with the way the game is refereed. If I was Hazard I would have jakced it in years ago. The linesman's job is harder than the ref's IMO. When the ball is kicked from deep in one half, and you have a centre forward running towards goal, and a centre half running away from goal playing offisde, how the hell are they supposed to look at both places at once and judge which one was nearer the goal at the time the ball was kicked? It is literally impossible. You also can't expect the officials to have the same levels of fitness as the pro sportsmen they are officiating.
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    we played that at the start of last season, and we shipped a lot of goals. How is going back to that, "going forward" Last season, we were shipping goals, so Conte changed the system. He has done the same this season. If in doubt, sure the defence. Keep a clean sheet
  4. West Brom 0 Chelsea 4

    The fact that Yacob still has a career in the PL is an example of everything that is wrong with English football. If want to compete on a national level with Spain, we have to create an enviroment where skillful players can play witohut fear of being butchered. Christensen was lucky not to go off on a stretcher. Incredibly we finished the game with more yellows than them despite never making a tackle. Hazard and Morata were just chopped down whenever their players could catch them, then as soon as they lost their rag and did a fairly gentle trip, the cards came out. It was an embarassement of a refereeing performance that could have left us with 2 or 3 serious injuries.
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    It really isn't much different. Last season, it was largely Matic and Kante, then Pedro - Hazard - Costa. The minor change is replacing Pedro for Fabregas and giving Fabregas less defensive work than when he plays in a 2. 3-5-2 versus 3-4-3, whereby the extra man in the 5 is the most creative we have.
  6. Qarabag vs Chelsea

    Yup, agreed. Let's put the game to bed and haul off our best 3 players ASAP.
  7. Transfer Talk Topic

    Like the PL we won in May?
  8. Qarabag vs Chelsea

    Luckily, the last half hour on Saturday was walking pace. Would be wonderful for the same on Wednesday
  9. Qarabag vs Chelsea

    In the home game I thought they resembled a Championship team. We won 6-0 without playing all that well. The results since then have proved very different. Have to go and win, then we can relax at home to AM In fact, if we win in Baku, and Roma win in AM, I would play a complete reserve side in the last game.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    This time last year, you would have said the same about 3-4-3 Conte's Juve won 3 titles in a row playing that way. The post Conte Juve got to 2 CL finals playing 352
  11. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Which is great. If you are a young centre half and nobody talking about you, it means you are doing nothing wrong. Stones was one of the most talked about centre halves whilst he was making errors for both Everton and then City last year.