Michael Tucker

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  1. Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton. The 24-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 8 shirt. Upon signing for the Premier League champions, Barkley said: ‘I'm overwhelmed, I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started. ‘To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game.’ Club director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Ross is a player we have long admired and are certain he will prove to be an important player for Chelsea. He possesses outstanding technical and physical attributes, matched with good experience of the Premier League and a strong desire to succeed at the highest level. We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action.’ Barkley arrives with a wealth of experience for a player so young, having already made 150 Premier League appearances for Everton, as well as being named in England squads for both the World Cup and European Championships. His versatility ensures he can play just behind the striker, in a deeper midfield role or in an advanced wide position, with his ability to get on the ball and create chances one of the player’s biggest strengths. A hamstring injury at the beginning of the current campaign has kept him out since August, which means he is eligible to play for the Blues in all four competitions.
  2. Who will be the next Chelsea boss?
  3. Whether we like it or not, we're stuck with Barkley for another few seasons, because Marina originally signed him to a 5 1/2 year deal back in Jan 2018. Can't imagine why, but there it is.
  4. European Super League

  5. European Super League

    Since Roman apparently knew all about it (and everything I've been reading shows that he did), why would 'heads roll'? He was going anyway, as he'd made clear some time ago.
  6. European Super League

    And? Read what I said, and stick to that. If you don't agree, then that's fine.
  7. European Super League

    Only you could even hope for that to happen. If Uefa do come up with something, it won't be this classless and soulless money grab we just witnessed. The same one which just about everyone just rejected? Right.
  8. European Super League

    Best not to believe everything you read about this nonsense, especially from good old TalkSh*te. I seriously doubt that RA has done any money. :).
  9. European Super League

    Judging by his reaction, I doubt that anyone actually 'sold it' to Roman.
  10. European Super League

    Ignoring the obvious fact that if this goes ahead, we won't be in either.
  11. Media / Press

    There is now a dedicated thread on the main forum. Please post any thoughts there. Cheers.
  12. Chelsea Women

    Sam Kerr was simply outstanding in this one. And she'll need to be at her best in the second leg!
  13. Yep, well done Roman and the Board. That was exactly the way to deal with him.
  14. Given the 'sources' you chose to quote, Mark (if you can call them that and keep a straight face), then yes I think that it's a stretch. Dwmh's reply pretty much nails it for me.
  15. Chelsea Women

    Great performance, and a well deserved victory.
  16. Official: Chelsea Sign Christian Pulisic

    Ok. And I don't. But they're nothing more than opinions, which is what sustains these forums. Not by me. Wouldn't feed Barkley (as I may have said a million times before), and I can't see RLC making it, but would like to be wrong. But what does that have to do with Pulisic? Other than being a convenient straw man? Well since that decision doesn't belong to either of us, I'm happy to go with what Tuchel wants/does. Me personally - if he wants to go, then say goodbye and make sure we get a decent fee.
  17. Official: Chelsea Sign Christian Pulisic

    Other than for the obvious, that he isn't as good as most of us thought he would be. Shame, but if it stays that way, he won't be around for long.
  18. Chelsea 2 Everton 0

    Yep. Not a doubt.
  19. Liverpool 0 Chelsea 1

    Just thought I'd mention that while people seem preoccupied by how Liverpool have become such a poor side, that's not our team's problem, nor Tuchel's. You can only play what's put in front of you. I'll take the 3 Points, and not be in the slightest bit embarrassed.
  20. Claude Makelele

    Sorry, but I think that this last comment is very harsh. No, they're not Lamps/Ballack/Essien, but then very few midfields were/are. Maka and Kante are simply different players, playing in different eras. Both good, but in different ways.
  21. Claude Makelele

    Nor me.
  22. Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0

    Yep. And my guess is that we will be, at least until the end of the season.