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bert19   

I've got so many questions with him at the moment. 

But the ones that keep popping into my head are these: 

- He looked a decent keeper last season, shot-stopping was really good, now it feels like he won't get to anything. Why ?

- Lollichon, Cech and Cudicini are all at the club.  Why is Hilario is his goalkeeping coach?  Lollichon was really innovative with what he did with Cech/Cudicini and working on speed, reactions, positioning, concentration etc - surely some of that would benefit Kepa at the moment?

- Why hasn't anyone been drilling him and the defence on what they should be doing and where they should position themselves if the consensus is that he won't come for crosses?  It all just looks like they're trying to work it out on the pitch and it clearly isn't working.  He may be in poor form, but good grief it's easy to get at Chelsea's goal. 

 

I will however say that it can't be easy when you're low on confidence, under pressure and the back four/three/five in front of you is constantly changing week to week.  We really need to try and settle on a group and give them a run in the side to let everyone build understanding.  He probably doesn't know what they're going to be doing most of the time.  

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Bison   

The worst goalkeeper in the league. Only the 5 and a half more years to go.

He is the Torres of goalkeepers. The club will give him every chance to continue embarrassing himself before admitting defeat.

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12 minutes ago, Bison said:

The worst goalkeeper in the league.

Oh come on Bison....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He's worse than that.

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Bison   
27 minutes ago, Mark Kelly said:

Oh come on Bison....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He's worse than that.

You're right:

16% - Chelsea have conceded goals from 16% of shots faced this season in the Premier League; no side have conceded a higher proportion in the competition during single season since detailed shot data was collected for the first time in 2003-04.

Make that the worst in Premier League history.
 

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Back in the starting lineup for United I would imagine. Can't really drop anyone to teach them a lesson with options like Caballero.

The key is going to be the summer and just how big a loss we will incur on him.

Recruitment has been such an issue at the club. An investment is supposed to appreciate in value with time. When you count the losses we will make on Kepa, Emerson, Bakayoko and Drinkwater it is staggering.

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Jasonb   
11 hours ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

Back in the starting lineup for United I would imagine. Can't really drop anyone to teach them a lesson with options like Caballero.

The key is going to be the summer and just how big a loss we will incur on him.

Recruitment has been such an issue at the club. An investment is supposed to appreciate in value with time. When you count the losses we will make on Kepa, Emerson, Bakayoko and Drinkwater it is staggering.

And then we made profits on Oscar, Matic and Hazard so although we make plenty of errors we do also make gains.

 

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12 hours ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

An investment is supposed to appreciate in value with time. When you count the losses we will make on Kepa, Emerson, Bakayoko and Drinkwater it is staggering.

No.  A portfolio is supposed to appreciate in time.  Individual investments go into the  pot, some do well some do badly, but you judge them as a group.
Recruitment over the past 16 years has been fantastic.

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On 03/02/2020 at 0:32 PM, Droy was my hero said:

No.  A portfolio is supposed to appreciate in time.  Individual investments go into the  pot, some do well some do badly, but you judge them as a group.
Recruitment over the past 16 years has been fantastic.

Recruitment over the past 16 years has been hugely inconsistent. There were some good spells and some really bad spells. The past 3 years have been especially horrendous. 

Regardless of how you want to look at it, the likelihood of Chelsea regaining its position as one of the top clubs in England in this coming decade looks slim.

You look at Courtois' form right now at Madrid and you compare it to Kepa's at Chelsea and its just another example of how much the squad has dropped off from where it was.

If Lampard remains coach beyond the summer (unlikely IMO) and we ship out Kepa, we are going to post a huge loss on him. Likely a 40 million pound loss IMO.

And sadly that's not even a one-off case. Almost all of our signings barring Rudiger if sold right now would likely result in us losing on the initial outlay.

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13 minutes ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

Recruitment over the past 16 years has been hugely inconsistent. There were some good spells and some really bad spells. The past 3 years have been especially horrendous. 

Regardless of how you want to look at it, the likelihood of Chelsea regaining its position as one of the top clubs in England in this coming decade looks slim.

No.  There have been some great spells and occasionally misses.  On average we have outperformed everyone except Man U who have for all but the first 3 years had a much greater budget.
To be a top club means having a top budget, or playing the waves so you capitalise when you have a good side and accept lower performance in between.
About 2010 we went to cyclic investment.  Peaking in 2014-17 when we went flat out to win trophies with big name managers. 
It is precisely the same method as Liverpool who are about to win their first PL this century with a peak season after a v good one last year, and 4 or more inadequate ones previously.

We won't ever match Man U or City while we stick to FFP (otherwise known as zero net funding by RA).  Except in the short run.  If you aren't happy with that, change to City.

18 minutes ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

You look at Courtois' form right now at Madrid and you compare it to Kepa's at Chelsea and its just another example of how much the squad has dropped off from where it was.

The answer to that is so obvious, I leave it to others.

18 minutes ago, Blue_In_Every_Way said:

If Lampard remains coach beyond the summer (unlikely IMO) and we ship out Kepa, we are going to post a huge loss on him. Likely a 40 million pound loss IMO.

Who TF cares (about the £40m, not Lampard).
Buying players is like betting, or stock market picking.  Win some lose some.  We have won 1 in 4 titles this century.  We have been the biggest spender for perhaps 3 years only.  That works for me.

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