James Prescott

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I've been reading, but not posting much. I don't get wound up like I used to about transfers. Made a comment about the Higuain deal, as it looks close. But I don't come here much to post anymore.
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Higuain on effectively an 18 month loan. Morata and Michy both sold for about £40m each. Gives us £80m plus any more money raised to buy a real world class ST in the summer, with Higuain rotating with him next season. Higuain is to replace Giroud long term IMO.
  3. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Last two games - death threats to Lovren, petition asking for a review of the goal line decision against City, Klopp out on Twitter. Liverpool fans. The gift that keeps on giving.
  4. Marcos Alonso

    Without doubt the weakest link in our defence. Never runs, just walks or lightly jogs. Makes the wrong passes. Always caught out of postion, on the half way line whilst the opposition winger is busy running at our defence and getting a cross in. Then the LCB, Jorginho and Kante have to cover for him which stetches our defence. Cross completion rate of 8%. Hazard seems to get more frustrated with him by the game. Cannot defend, has no pace, doesn't work hard, can't be bothered. Played well to get his contract, now knows he'll always be picked so can't be bothered. Should have been dropped months ago. The sooner we sell him and get a LB who runs, who works hard and can actually defend, the better.
  5. Brighton 1 Chelsea 2

    Sarriball took at least a year to impliment at Napoli. We have an almost identical record to his first season there. When you've been playing defensive, counter-attacking football for 5 years, it takes time to unlearn old habits and instincts, and learn new ones. We won't see Sarriball at it's best until into next season. We do need to add players - ST, RW, and a fullback minimum. Plus a replacement for Fabregas if he goes. Alonso needs to be sold. He is useless. And we gave him a new contact. Ruben will be staying IMO, he's getting more games now and close to getting into the first choice team IMO. Certainly deserves to start.
  6. Brighton 1 Chelsea 2

    MOTD saying Alonso played well after one of the worst performances I have ever seen from a Chelsea LB. It was almost as bad as Bakayoko v Watford. How he still starts any games is a miracle. It's like Ivanovic in his last season, or Cahill last season. It seems we always have to have a completely useless defender in our back four who the manager won't drop.
  7. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Please, please let Liverpool not win the league. Sky (or rather, Scouse Spurs News City), BT Sport (LFC Sport), written press and social media will be like hell on earth for months if that happens. It's bad enough already with them being top, as well as Gerrard topping the league in Scotland.
  8. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    Ampadu has a touch of JT in him. He's an organiser, he's a leader. The way he came across the pitch and broke up a dispute between CHO and a Vidi player was very JT-esque. He's got a touch of class in everything he does. Good defensively, good on the ball. He's gonna be the long-term captain. Despite the own goal I thought he had a good game. Needs more game time. CHO, well he just keeps improving. Best position is clearly on the left. Needs more games or we'll lose him - Bayern want him to play on the left for them. Only 18 months on his contract now. If we're playing Hazard false 9 I'd definitely take him playing on the left. Didn't do badly on the right either. It's great Sarri is giving the youth legit chances. With the league cup and FA cup to come, injuries and suspensions possibly, and a busy fixture schedule, they'll surely get more chances as the season goes on.
  9. MOL Vidi 2 Chelsea 2

    Meaningless game, so rest everyone. Team should be: Caballero, Zappa, Christensen, Ampadu, Emerson, Barkley, Fabregas, RLC, Moses, Giroud, CHO. Leave Hazard, Willian, Kante, Jorginho, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpi and Kepa at home.
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Our chief scout Scott McLaughlin helps identify a lot of players - he recommended Drinkwater, Carroll, Crouch and Ashley Barnes. He has a reputation for scouting crap English players. He needs to be sacked.
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think he lost his job last sumner. Juventus and Milan both wanted him last summer but we demanded too much money. He was photographed meeting Juve directors. Milan said they looked at him. Milan are interested in him now, according to Italian media. Morata got a goal every 89 minutes for Madrid in his time there, which is a pretty good scoring rate, hence why United and Chelsea both chased him. His biggest problem is that, like Torres, he's a confidence player, his head goes down too easily, he puts too much pressure on himself, and he's lost all confidence and won't get it back. He got 12 goals by Christmas last year, so he's not completely useless. He's just not quite Chelsea level and certainly nowhere near our level in terms of mentality. Michy is the same, though even worse - he's only got 1 league goal all season. It's time for them both to go.
  12. Media / Press

    We beat one of the best teams in Europe, first PL team to do it this season. Tactical masterclass from Sarri. Sky say barely anything about it, no analysis, no debate shows about it, no features about it. If Liverpool or Spurs had done it, there'd be features every half hour (at least) on Sky Sports News for at least a week, episodes of 'The Debate' tallking about their spirit, and title credentials, and in Liverpool's case 'the magic of Anfield', hailing the managers as a tactical genius. But it's Chelsea, so nothing gets said.
  13. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    True, but you've still got to have ability to do the job - all of those people are good at their job. And to be fair, there's quite a few female presenters, especially on Sky, who aren't related to sportsmen or women in any way. But having a well known father probably helps, yes.
  14. Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0

    Thirded. The guy who did that should be banned for life and prosecuted if necessary. Disgrace.