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    • Chelsea's Transfer Targets
      I think this idea that Marina is the decision maker on who we buy and sell has been beaten to death in recent times.  But the part about the last good player we purchased is interesting. The biggest issue for me which greys this area is the obvious shift in style/culture that the club decided to take when they appointed Sarri after 6 - 7 years continuously of Di Matteo, Benitez, Mourinho and then Conte. There are still a large group of players who were part of the previous team which were set up and drilled as a much more pragmatic, counter attacking, defensive minded team. Take the defence for example, besides the academy players, the rest of the defence across the back line were purchased by the club pre-Sarri and therefore brought for specific attributes that may not be in keeping with what we are trying to evolve now which is a more open, flowing, front foot style. Even of the academy players, Christensen enjoyed his best spell at the club under the management of Conte. There is still a huge amount of players at the club that were pre-Sarri and such a shift isn't just going to take a season or two. To compound what would already be a difficult short term task, we've had a transfer ban (although I think the introduction en masse of academy players has probably helped to accelerate to a degree what we're trying to aim towards), our best attacking player has left and now this Covid-19 situation which no one knows how this will impact football and especially the transfer market over the next couple of years. Are Jorginho, Kovacic and Pulisic the right type of signings for what we are trying to do. In my opinion they are, but there is a lot more evolution and development required of this team before we can fully judge. Somebody like Jorginho may not stay to see that through, and his transfer then will always be debated because there is no doubt in my mind that he has helped with the style shift that the club is trying to achieve but in an era of transition his transfer may not be viewed as a success. I think more patience is needed with some of our most recent signings before they can be truly judged. Hopefully the addition of Ziyech and a couple more this summer will help continue the squad's development.
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