bert19

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  1. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    I'd agree with starting Giroud here. Bit of much needed experience in the opening game. I'm keen to see what Tammy can do, but I really wouldn't object to see his first start be Norwich or Sheffield United. We've got some really tricky games to start with and using him later in the game and not chucking him into the deep end against the likes of Maguire and VVD from the start could help his confidence and allow him a bit more chance to make more of an impact against "weaker" sides when he does start. It wouldn't be ideal to see him start 3 games in the first week and not get much out of them. I also think that having both he and Michy on the bench and the option of going to two up front later in the game wouldn't be a bad one either
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think you're about right here, although being much nicer to/about Luiz than I have been giving him credit for.
  3. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    Same as all of your hypothesis writing on here - I was expressing my opinion on the matter and what I see as possible or likely.
  4. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    Hence use of the word 'if'
  5. Official: David Luiz Joins Arsenal

    To be honest, if a player that essentially just forced the club to abandon their over 30s contract policy in order to get the contract he wants decides he's going to demand a move out because he can't face the idea of following instructions of the manager on the pitch and competing for his place in the team, then that's on him. If he also decides that the move he wants is to a direct rival rather than going to another league, that's also on him. Sounds like he's been bossed by the manager when he's got too big for his boots. He can jog on as far as I'm concerned. Chelsea have been good to David Luiz over the years. He's done very well out of playing for us (and being re-signed by us when his stock was low after heavy criticism during his PSG stint). If forcing a move to Arsenal late in the window when he knows we can't buy a replacement is his way of treating the club, then Arsenal are welcome to him.
  6. Manchester United 4 Chelsea 0

    I think we're going to win. Not quite sure why I've been so convinced of this since the fixture list was released, but I really have been. Hoping I'm right!
  7. FC Red Bull Salzburg 3 Chelsea FC 5

    Anyone likely to be back from injury or holiday tonight, or are we looking at the same squad we saw at the weekend? Surely Kepa has to play at least 60 mins tonight too? Unless he's carrying a knock and that explains his lack of minutes?
  8. Media / Press

    1000% this. This was a case of a 60 year old man aggressively screaming abuse at someone standing about 6-8 feet away because he plays for the opposing football team. That's pretty ridiculous however you look at it. It's time the tolerance of the stupid, offensive and overly aggressive behaviour being the norm at football stopped. I suspect I'm not the only one that would like to see this happen either.
  9. Opening Day

    Crespo's banger in the last minute at Wigan always springs to mind. I did enjoy Diego's lovely finish very late on against West Ham in 2016/17 as well.
  10. CHO

    Also worth noting that footballers don't dictate their worth, their club (or clubs trying to buy them do). If a club offers them 100,000 GBP a week at 18, then they'd be mad not to take it. At the end of the day, the club are the ones that offer money or agree to a salary demand.
  11. Formation

    Personally, with everyone fit, I wouldn't mind seeing 4-2-1-3 Kepa Azpilicueta Rudiger Luiz Alonso Kante Jorginho/Kovacic RLC Pulisic Giroud CHO
  12. Frank Lampard Appointed Chelsea Head Coach

    I'd add that I would fully expect the club would welcome him back with open arms should things not work out for him at Madrid. He was a wonderful player for us and is by all accounts I've heard, loved by people at the club.
  13. St. Patricks 0 Chelsea FC 4

    Burnley away towards the end of his tenure? Otherwise the best I can remember is when he brought Batshuayi on with 15-20 left to play with Costa in his first 3 or 4 games in charge?
  14. Transfer Talk Topic

    I'm still yet to be convinced that the club is entirely at fault though (or at fault at all). If that is the case, how come FIFA punished the FA so heavily too? I'm wondering if the club filled in all of the paperwork and it was verified and accepted by the FA or whether the FA have made an arse of it all (in which case, more bans must be forthcoming for other clubs) ?
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    I wonder if we've decided to be quiet for now and let the case to CAS play out. One point does keep nagging at point though: If we essentially serve the ban this window and then CAS find in our favour, would we have some sort of legal recourse against FIFA for prohibiting us from buying players in this window?