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  3. 44. Ethan Ampadu

    Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has undergone a medical ahead of a potential loan move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig according to Sky in Germany. The 18-year-old has made one Premier League appearance for Chelsea and played in 11 further FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League matches for the club. Frank Lampard said earlier in the week he wanted Ampadu to go out on loan to gain more first-team experience.
  4. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    This is true. I was disappointed to read some of the headline statements attributed to Frank about chances for some players but he has the right to judge things as he sees them. We'll just have to hope that he's right.
  5. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    I'd expect he already has his mind made up on some and those not in his plans will be marginalised when we get back from Japan. By then the main players will be needing to get more minutes into their legs anyway.
  6. Mason Mount

    Frank is starting to put the pieces together. "Mason's part of the first-team squad this year and it's time for him. His qualities will improve even more with the qualities around him." "Everyone knows the hopes I have for Mason and he showed today a glimmer early in pre-season of what we might see this year and going forward." https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/chelseas-plans-mason-mount-confirmed-18366345.amp
  7. Nigeria have been eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the third place playoff to give themselves a relatively satisfying end to a tournament they were one of the favourites for. One of the standout players for the Super Eagles was Kenneth Omeruo, the centre-back who is technically a Chelsea player, despite having spent […]View the full article
  8. Marc Guehi was one of the eight players who left Frank Lampard’s first team squad after the games in Ireland, with the full list appearing here on the Sky Sports website. The defender has been a shining light for the academy in recent years, and the question now will be what to do with him. […]View the full article
  9. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    I am new to this team, so correct me if I am wrong. It seems teams are approaching preseason in two ways. ManU and Arsenal seem to be using it to condition many starters and evaluating more of their young players in practice. Chelsea is using the early game to evaluate as many young players and players that once showed potential to find the core of the team. I think it is pretty smart for a new manager to go this route and know that there will be lesser results than if he had more starters out there. It probably helps Lampard that he is not changing the offense much from Sarri, but just tweaking what he feels is necessary. It seems some managers have already made up their minds on young players before the preseason started. If he has mostly starters out there for the second half of preseason and they continue to struggle, I would be concerned. I will be patient while Lampard uses games to find who he is going to trust in the regular season with his career on the line.
  10. Barcelona v Chelsea

    Need to start fielding 1st teamers vs experimental squads. Get some chemistry going. Barca’s first game so it will be quite telling if they mop the floor with us.
  11. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    These guys were a much stronger opponent esp for a friendly this early. Damião not long ago was starting for Brazil and rightfully so. However, echoing what has been said, it is disappointing to see DD and esp bakayoko, doubly esp together in our midfield. perhaps we think a buyer will show up if we play them, but why?!
  12. Barcelona v Chelsea

    Will Neymar play?
  13. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    The quicker Lampard realises certain players aren’t good enough, the quicker we will see improvement.
  14. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    So the Admin/Mods of the forum actually done me a favour and allowed me to miss this below average performance and use the 2 hours of my life doing something more productive, which I did. Thanks lads.
  15. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    Did we play 4231 or 433 in the 1st half?
  16. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    It took him 60 minutes to lose the starting job after having a brilliant pre season with us 2 years ago
  17. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    I dont know.. last season i could enjoy a friendly because we had a new manager with a new philosophy and we could already see big development in our playstyle in the first friendly, after 1-2 weeks in training. I havent seen anything interesting in any of our friendlys this pre-season. The only thing i see is pure struggling. I just have a really bad feeling about this season. Im afraid we even wont make top 6th. Last time i saw pure struggling in our per-season was the season where we sacked José for the second time..
  18. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    It says Saturday 19th in the original post but that was just a mistake. It should have said Friday 19th.
  19. Taking a glance at Atletico Madrid’s transfers this summer on a site like TransferMarkt, it’s really quite astonishing how much business they’ve done. Taking on the money from the sale of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, as well as several other fringe players, they’ve bought new players all over the pitch to totally regenerate the squad. […]View the full article
  20. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    Didnt even know this match existed. I hate finding out about a Chelsea match only after it happened, and even more so when we lose it. I will watch the Barcelona game.
  21. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    Tbh I don't think Danny was particularly that bad from an individual perspective, he just doesn't have the skillset to dominate a midfield battle the way Jorginho and Kovacic were doing and that's before we mention he came on alongside Bakayoko. I can give or take him staying as a 4th choice filler for cup games but Bakayoko must be gone no matter what.
  22. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    Unfortunately Lampard's confirmed he wants Zouma to stay.
  23. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    Like I said a few weeks back, I’m more confident in Tomori being a success here than Zouma. Under a progressive manager at least. Team needs the fat trimmed
  24. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    It may have been Saturday Japan time....I can never remember the time difference with Japan in the US. It is weird. ETA it is 10:40pm Friday in Japan right now, so it could not have been Saturday.
  25. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    I'm confused as fuck. It says this game is on Saturday. Have i missed it?? Wtf is going on??
  26. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    My impressions; Still very impressed with Mount, more impressed this game that he plays bigger than his body should afford. He positioned himself well for contact and came away from it in control. The midfield looked strong in the first half and went to crap with all the subs in the second half. In the second half there was a lot of jogging in the middle but not improving your position to receive the ball and once it was received it seemed like only then were some players thinking about where it should go. The second half for the midfield should decide a few loans or selling of players. It is difficult to get much from Pulisic as he wasn't in much. He looked quick and decisive, he also worked well when he didn't have the ball to be in position for a pass and knew where he was going. If that was a real game there would have been a penalty when the Kawasaki player just threw his leg out to attempt to trip him. There was good play from the attacking positions, just not good finishes. I thought for sure Kennedy would score. There were some really good passes to players going forward to attack the goal. It is a game that Chelsea had control of and could not finish good passes. In that sense it was frustrating to watch all the way through. From a preseason aspect, I think it really did show who needs to be on the squad and who needs to play somewhere else.
  27. Kawasaki Frontale v Chelsea

    I m resigned to Alonso being our b/u LB as Juan Famila-Castillo didnt even travel, nor did Baba but ffs, we simply must sell Drinkwater and Bakayoko they are bad players, offer nothing
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