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  2. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    This is all well and good but RLC is 25 in January, he isn't 21 anymore. Further, he has serious deficiencies (zero off the ball work) in his game, that were still clearly there when he had is sole consistent 3 months for us at the end if Sarri's reign. Let's be honest, RLC has been riding a hype train since he was 16/17 and there hasn't been any hard proof that the talent he showed in the youth ranks can translate to the pro game on a consistent basis. Sure, he is silky on the ball when in the mood and fit, but that has only been glimsped twice which was the middle of his spell at Palace and then Feb/March-May 2019. That is about a total of 6 months for a 24 year old bloke that made his debut at 17.
  3. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Villa loan would be decent. Playing with jack grealish may not be a bad thing and villa whilst aren't a great team may be a better fit for him than if he went to a less attacking (but maybe better) team
  4. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Thing is though, RLC at his best is/was a much better player than Barkley has ever shown to be. But he needs game time and a continued period without injuries to have any chance of making it. He won't do that at Chelsea atm but if he was loaned out there's a chance he might get there elsewhere. Under no circumstance would I sell him on a permanent deal now and I don't think there'd be anyone willing to pay good money for him right now anyway due to his achilles problem. He's under contract till 2024 and has no transfer fee amortisation value hanging over his head so a loan should be relatively straightforward to sort out because the loaning club would only need to pay his wages, so for a club like Aston Villa it'd be a low-risk high-reward deal. If he can't get regain his pre-injury level out on loan, a more permanent solution can be found in another year or two but if he were to get back to his best level he would most certainly still be an asset to the club and could take a place in the squad again next year when some changes in midfield are bound to happen (some question marks over Jorginho, Kante, Barkley). Of course there's a concrete chance he would never return again with younger prospects like Gallagher, Gilmour trying their best to break through but still a loan deal would be 1000x better than selling now. I don't think Lampard has given up on him either.
  5. West Brom v Chelsea

  6. Chelsea - Barnsley

    I was paying you reps! Someone else was being jumped on more than you. Cant have that can we eh?
  7. Chelsea - Barnsley

    It’s nice that I’m living rent-free in your head.
  8. 29. Kai Havertz

    Everything he does on the ball is so calm and effortless and he looked very composed in front of goal. I think he'll add a clinical nature to our game this season which was distinctly lacking over large stretches last year.
  9. Chelsea Transfer Pub

    Its the 2nd chapter of Wheres Havertz?
  10. 29. Kai Havertz

    Did someone call me?
  11. 29. Kai Havertz

    Indeed. He is very good at finding space and timing his runs. The problem on here is that it is quite clear that a lot of people must've been only looking at stats, Twitter and Youtube clips of him prior to signing as what we have seen isn't really a surprise. Further, today he was much better as he was playing in the position that I have said all along he would/should play for us i.e. No.8/No.10. Yes, he did play No.11/No.9 last season but if anyone had actually watched him, they would've spotted that he wouldn't get away with playing those positions in the PL due to his playing style. Further he is has been a slow starter in pretty much every season he has started. For me, I am not expecting him to be fully up and running until November at the earliest and even then, he should be given this season to acclimatise.
  12. Chelsea - Barnsley

  13. West Brom v Chelsea

    Ofc not.
  14. 8. Ross Barkley

    Unless he does a Lukaku and demands a role above his station we will be insane to sell him.
  15. Chelsea - Barnsley

    You’re not funny by the way. Good result, hopefully this victory kickstarts our run.
  16. Politics & Stuff

    England And Wales Want to Make Misogyny A Hate Crime https://jezebel.com/england-and-wales-want-to-make-misogyny-a-hate-crime-1845149688 The Law Commission, an independent body that recommends legal changes in England and Wales, is recommending that misogyny be made a hate crime. Currently, hate crime legislation in the countries cover “protected characteristics” including race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation, and disability—the new recommendation would extend that list of protected characteristics to also include sex or gender. After reviewing the current hate crime laws, the commission said that the majority of evidence it had seen about gender-based crimes was related to misogyny, but that they would consult further on whether “sex or gender” as a protected category would cover both men and women, or just women. The Guardian reports that this recommendation is just one part of a broader push for misogyny to be classified as a hate crime, with an emphasis on recognizing street harassment experienced by women. And this push has already begun to influence policy and practices on a local level—a pilot program in Nottinghamshire which treated public harassment of women as a gender-based hate crime found that the majority of the people interviewed wanted the policy to continue. Professor Penney Lewis, the criminal law commissioner, said this about the recommendation: snip
  17. 8. Ross Barkley

    If one is to be loaned out, it should be Loftus-Cheek who seriously needs game time. Barkley has been a very useful squad player since Sarri and will continue to be. Unless they're offering to buy him for good money, we shouldn't accept it.
  18. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    For me if RLC was sold I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. The guy is pushing 25 and has yet to prove he can keep himself fit for more than six months, still does zero work off the ball and continues to dine off the hype that he built up 7 years ago. For sure, Barkley is similar but I do not really see much difference as whilst RLC has a little more quality on the ball at least you know Barkley can stay fit.
  19. 8. Ross Barkley

    I do not think anyone will ever pay 40 million for Barkley. 30 million Euros max. Gesendet von meinem VOG-L29 mit Tapatalk
  20. 12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Would be a decent move for him I think. I haven't given up on him at all, but in this current moment I can't see him getting enough games to fully overcome his problems if he stays this season. A year out on loan at a PL side could do him a lot of good and depending on how he gets on, there might still be a place for him to return next year. Barkley has been playing decently in the first few games this season and is clearly ahead of RLC in Lampard's books at the moment. Ruben was mysteriously missing from the lineup altogether tonight despite the League Cup being one of the best opportunities for him to gain match sharpness so I think there might be some truth to this rumor. Zouma got his act together out on loan after his bad injury and made a return so I don't see any reason why RLC couldn't as well.
  21. 9. Tammy Abraham

    He has 2 years and 9 months left. There was a clause in his contract that was activated last season. SFL confirmed this in the Summer. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/10/tammy-abraham-activates-one-year-chelsea-contract-extension
  22. 9. Tammy Abraham

    Well, he needs to sign new contract because in 9 months he is in his final year.
  23. 9. Tammy Abraham

    Whilst it was only Barnsley, Tammy played well today. For me, he isn't starting material for a top 4 club but he is a very good squad option atm and he still has time to develop. For me, a CF can only really be fully judged at 25/26, especially when they play as a lone CF, as it is similar to CB in that it requires a lot of physical strength and experience to play it properly. For me, even if he only ends up long term as as CF2/3 that is good enough as a CF2 will cost you £35m+ these days.
  24. 8. Ross Barkley

    Just stop with all these loans. 40m or fuck off! If I'm Marina I would actually tell them this.
  25. Today
  26. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    I am not so sure. Rudiger was pretty dire last season. I have said it for a while now but if Rudi/Zouma/AC leave it is hardly a surprise as each one of them is compromised by some fault in their game. People disagree over which one is worse but the fact of the matter is that it is dependent on your own preferences in what you want to see in a CB as to which one you want to keep.
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